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La Boruca
Ranked #6 of 68 San Jose B&B and Inns
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Staying at La Boruca was a great way to start and end our Costa Rican vacation. We were traveling to the Caribbean coast and it was a wonderful location to start our drive. The first night we had dinner there and it was very good. We had filet mignon and pork chops. Ken and he's wife had set the perfect atmosphere, the sun was setting over a beautiful view and with the music and lighting it was all very romantic. Ken is really a treasure of information for your trips. Make sure you communicate with him about how your getting there. It is a little tricky finding but he will make it easy with the right directions. The room was large and clean. Breakfast was very good as well. We are really glad we chose to stay here. It was much more comfortable and intimate than a chain hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

Arriving late in San José, it was quite a trip to find La Boruca even having GPS. However, the room, the scenery, the kindness of Kenneth, and the breakfast was very nice The place is perfectly located to visit San José, Carthago, the Irazu, etc, provided you have a car. As a secret tip, ask Kenneth to prepare dinner. The filet mignon is excellent.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the first floor, the view is even better.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

I have finally found a place to stay on the way out of San Jose toward the Caribe sur coast. Ken, the owner of La Boruca and his family have done an excellent job to welcome travelers. The room was excellent, clean and well appointed with art and class. The personal attention and service was great. The breakfast quesadilla and fruit was delicious.
The location is a bit off the Highway 32 but if traveling to Talamanca it cuts out all the city congestion the next morning.
We will be back.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Jeff G
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

This place is great! The only reason it was not prefect across the board was because it was a little far away from the city proper but you're not missing out as there is very little to see in San Jose. The place was great. Wifi in the rooms which is the only hotel out of 4 that we went to. Cant beat the price. Breakfast was great and quick. We even watched movies from the huge selection they offer. The real above and beyond was done by Kenneth. He arranged a driver to escort us to the B&B. He also took the time to talk to us every morning and give us advice on our journey. He even let us borrow a cell phone for free for 12 days just in case we got into trouble. Really stand up guy.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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1  Thank Chicano626
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

I found this place on the internet and it was my best choice of all of our trip to Costa Rica. The rooms are luxurious and very comfortable for a very reasonable price. The area is also very quiet and worth going all that way if you want to sleep in tranquility. With a rental car it wasn't that far from the center of San José. There is really everything we need at La Boruca and Kenneth was very very helpful. He knows the country very well and gave us very useful advice. Plus his wife is a wonderful cook. An excellent breakfast is included in the rate but they can also serve lunch and dinner upon request. We only wish it was warmer during our stay because we would have eaten there every night probably! (the eating area is outdoors, in a beautiful garden (with a roof)).

And if you are going to stay there, I suggest that you go visit two wonderful places in the area of San Isidro de Heredia: SIBU Chocolate Factory (fancy organic chocolate farm) and an American lady's animal shelter where we had the chance to see upclose several sloths, tucans, etc. So that area has alot to offer!

Muchas gracias Kenneth!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank NancyandBen
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

We stayed three nights at La Boruca, a family run hotel in the neighborhood of San Jose, Costa Rica. The place was not easy to find, Google Maps route is just approximately correct and a couple of people in the neighborhood we asked had no idea where it was. In the end, we found someone who knew and that saved our day. But it was worth the trouble - this place is a paradise, very quite, with a splendid garden (where we spotted hummingbirds) and quite close to lots of tourist attractions like the Braulio Carrillo National Park, Poas Volcano Park, Irazu, Cartago, Orosi Valley, and more. The owners, Ken and Susana, were very friendly, gave us a plenty of tips on what to visit, helped us with the planning of our trips (incl. lending us a GPS for our rental car) - all in all a great and relaxing stay! In high season, book in advance (http://www.laboruca.com) and ask for directions or have a good GPS in your car.

Room Tip: In the rooms on the ground floor one can hear the people in the first floor rooms walking on the flo...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

Very comfortable rooms for an excellent price. Very quiet neighborhood. Spacious rooms, excellent beds. The safari room has an especially nice view. The owner and his wife are very friendly, and serve tasty and varied meals. But beware that everything except room and basic breakfast is charged separately, which can change the value-for-money, especially since the place is a bit remote from San Jose and from other restaurants. Nevertheless absolutely recommendable!

Room Tip: Safari room has nicest views
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about La Boruca

Address: Moravia San Jose, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 68 B&Bs / Inns in San Jose
Price Range: £54 - £56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located 15 minutes from downtown San Jose on the hills heading to the Caribbean. The whole property is surrounded by lush gardens our rooms are modern and large all of them have high speed internet and a computer in the room with a nice flat screen to use our movie or music archive our beds are king size orthopedic, we offer hot water safe box and always free helpful advice on Costa Rica. ... more   less 
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