As we have read the reviews on tripadvisor, we decided to visit the resort despite of the quite high price and the distant location.
As we have arrived, we have already been surprised by the pure quality of the reception (no questions could be answered about Rincon de la Vieja and no information about the surroundings is provided). I have experienced much better quality and friendliness in cheaper places in Costa Rica.
Second drawback has been the room. It is hold very dark (brown wood) and the furniture is just old. We have been afraid to walk on the balcony since it looked really moody. The AC is just old and loud... I would say 20 years ago the place was state of the art, but nothing was done since then.
Next: the pool - it looks really nice. But as we came closer, we just have seen the sun screen of probably last 6 months. I didn't go in there...
Last but not least: the breakfast didn't just take like 40 minutes to wait for it after ordering. It also was really poor for Costa Rican conditions (and it means something). You also had to pay extra for even an extra piece of bread...
We really do not recommend this place and we are really disappointed in the ratings on Tripadvisor! Save your money and find a nicer spot in this beautiful country.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hot Springs Spa at Borinquen Mountain Resort is your exclusive vacation spot located in Guanacaste in the North Pacific Region of Costa Rica.The Hotel was designed and created in 1999 with the sole purpose of unlocking the exceptional beauty of the Rincon de la Vieja countryside and bringing it to the world. When you visit Hotel Borinquen you are literally stepping into a world apart. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Borinquen Mountain Rincon De La Vieja
- Resort Borinquen Mountain
- Hotel Borinquen Mountain Resort Costa Rica/Rincon De La Vieja