Ratings based on 56 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom new york

mountain spa

Posted 12-Apr-2015
Pros: Zip linning, horse back riding
Cons: add some night entertainment
Location: nothing
place was in the middle of nowhere ,good for an overnight stay only, stayed 3 days paid for 5 would like to get refunded for the 2 days I didn't use .absolutely nothing to do at night except watch T.V. also Had a massage for two persons that were terrible a waste of $230.00
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Houston, Texas

Into the Wild!

Posted 20-Mar-2015
Pros: Can't believe they built such an amazing property out in the middle of nowhere! Wonderful service
Cons: Not much - lots of reviews we previously read complained about service (nothing but good things to say for us), bugs in room (you are in nature).
Location: Take advantage of activities onsite - horseback riding, hiking, zip lining
We had a great stay at Borinquen. The facility is fabulous - set on 6,000 acres adjacent to Rincon La Vieja National Park. It is "into the wild" with getting there requiring you to drive on a rocky, dirt road about 12 miles off the highway. The grounds of the hotel were pristine. We saw lots of monkeys, toucans and other wildlife right outside our room. They have a big pool, hot springs and mud baths we all enjoyed. We stayed in a standard room the 1st night and then the JR Suites the rest of our trip. The Jr Suites sit at the top of the hill (resort rooms start at the bottom of a hill and work their way up) and have an outstanding view which is worth the walk up the steep hill (or you can ask the front desk to get you a ride which our kids did). I would highly recommend the Jr Suites - they are newer, bigger and much more recently built than the other rooms. It is worth the small difference on cost - night and day in terms of quality of room. The service at the hotel was very friendly and accommodating. Just realize that the pace of service is more leisurely than one gets in the U.S. - that is just the way things are in CR. Everyone from the guides on our horseback riding to the front desk to the wait staff at the restaurant worked hard to make our stay enjoyable. The food was good as well, especially the Saturday night buffet they had - steaks, Mahi Mahi, Chicken on the grill were awesome. Breakfast was good as well.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Tamarindo, Guanacaste, CR

Glad to be back!

Posted 31-Jan-2015
Pros: The rooms were comfortable with extra seating outside, the grounds are well-kept, the food is excellent, and the staff is courteous and helpful.
Cons: Fix the door on the refrigerator cabinet. That's all.
Location: Borinquen is conveniently located near the city of Liberia and is about an hour and a half away from some beautiful beaches on the Pacific Coast.
My family and I came to Borinquen in July 2013 for some recreation only. I have always wanted to return and had the opportunity to bring some friends for a visit. Hands down, Borinquen has the best zip line in Guanacaste and the canopy staff is always great. I've tried elsewhere at the insistence of a friend and was completely disappointed. The food is always good and the grounds are maintained perfectly. We didn't do everything because of time restrictions, but we managed to spend time in the sauna (wonderful), the volcanic mud bath and dipping pools, massages, and facials. I will continue to recommend this hotel to my friends and neighbors.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller

Etwas vernachlässigt, aber einmalige Lage

Posted 12-Jan-2015 on Hotels.com
Weitläufig, super Spa, herrliche Poolanlage. Zufahrt 20 km Staubpiste. Service und Unterhalt etwas nachlässig.
2 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Benjaminfrom NYC

Beautiful hotel, horribly managed

Posted 10-Jan-2015 on Hotels.com
This is a beautiful hotel in the mountains and was probably 5 stars in the 1970s. The problem is they haven't done much upgrading since then, the rooms are not cleaned well, and it's hard to get to on a long dirt road for 25 minutes of bad driving.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Christianfrom Rodez

Paradisiaque

Posted 10-Dec-2014 on Hotels.com
Hôtel dans un site magnifique, composé de bungalows au toit de tuiles, avec terrasse protégée par la végétation, qui permet de surprendre les animaux : iguanes, tatou, oiseaux. La visite des cascades est à faire, ainsi que les traversées des canyons en tyrolienne.Nous avons pu approcher des atèles.La piscine est magnifique. A ne pas manquer non plus les bains de boue, les bains chauds, et le sauna consistant en une cabane en planche au-dessus d'une source chaude. Bonne cuisine au restaurant.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travellerfrom Florida

Cool place for a night

Posted 03-Dec-2014
Location: Rincon de la Vieja park
Visited Borinquen for 3 nights in late November. My favorite part of our was the view from our porch. Amazing sunsets! Food was pretty decent but expensive in the dining room. Included breakfast was a yummy buffet the first two mornings. The horseback riding was really cool and the canopy tour was pretty awesome. But I have to say that 3 nights was too long. We wish we only stayed 1 night because we could have done all of things we did in a day and a half. We could have even stayed by the beach and done a day trip to Borinquen as may of the hotel visitors did.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Virginiafrom Vancouver

Cool mountain hideaway...

Posted 01-Dec-2014 on Hotels.com
The hotel is gorgeous - beautiful deluxe cabins with stunning views and style. Very private, very well done. We did not use the door-to-door service, but instead chose to walk the hills fro room to restaurant, et cetera. Bring good footwear! My only complaint was that the hot water did not work all evening. It seemed fine by morning, but it is very cold up there (for Costa Rica) and we definitely needed all the blankets and jackets that we had. NThe roads on the way are fine but not fast. Ignore google maps - it takes much longer to get there than they estimate. The spa aspect: natural sauna - shower - mud - thermal pools... all gorgeous. But the pool area was in need of some sprucing up. Hopefully the will be done by the high season. We were there during a wind storm, so leaf litter was everywhere. What else would you expect from a farm-turned-retreat, set amongst the cloud forests? We also had a lovely riding tour the morning we left. Our guide Oscar was terrific, he was attuned to our time constraints and ability levels. English and Spanish were both spoken, and the food at the restaurant was great. I would NOT recommend the canopy tour here. I have been on several in the country, but this is the only one I have ever booked where the employees didn't bother to show up for work. Apparently it is common with the company there. It did not appear to be a part of the hotel, so I didn't include this disappointment in my rating of the hotel.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller

Hotel Borinquen

Posted 01-Dec-2014 on Hotels.com
The road to the resort was long and rough but well worth it!
3 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom california

hard to get to

Posted 23-Nov-2014
The road to this hotel was Terrible! Worse than a dirt road... Rocks and holes and dips and turns and hills. Took forever and I do not recommend it. It's not worth it enough to make the drive. The staff was great, when you could find them. The activities were fun and view was great but it just dos not override the difficulty in getting there and once you're there, getting a drink or anything. Hot springs are nice but there's no regular "hot tub". It's very hilly too so not recommended if you have problems walking uphill. The food was fine but not great. But you literally HAVE to eat it. It's 45+ mins to civilization. Overall, we didn't hate it but will not go back.