Ratings based on 191 Verified Reviews

4.3 out of 5
88% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveller from Seattle

Utterly beautiful, unique place. So much to do.

Posted 15-Jan-2018
Pros: The views, the grounds, the staff, the food, the beautiful rooms. Everything!
Cons: Would love to have screens on some windows so we could leave them open at night, instead of air conditioning. Food was also a bit expensive.
Location: It's quite remote... plan on staying on site the whole time. It's a great place for 2 or 3 days. After that, you'll probably get antsy to move on.
We LOVED our time at Borinquen. The entire space was beautifully maintained... everything from the pool, to the landscaping, to the reception area, to the bungalows. It was more than worth the price--which we felt was very reasonable. The rooms were lovely, with a hammock to enjoy the sunset. The pool was great--for adults and children alike. My husband and I loved the mud bath and the hot springs--though our 8-year old refused to go near them because of the sulfuric smell. :) Steam room was absolutely unique--built right over a natural steam vent!? The horseback ride to the waterfall followed by zip lining back to the hotel was well-priced ($60 for over 3 hours of fun, and half that price for the kiddo.), and really was not to be missed. Amazing views, horses were well behaved, even for novice riders like our son. And the zip lining was fun and really well done. Food at the restaurant was DELICIOUS. We highly recommend the baked camembert with blackberries and the hummus plate. Best tomato soup we've ever had. And so much fun wildlife! Watched monkeys from the hot springs, iguanas from the pool, scarlet macaws from our hammock. This was one of the best places we've ever stayed in Coast Rica.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from ventura,ca

Unique experience

Posted 12-Jan-2018
Our bungalow was awesome separate little house and super comfy bed. The grounds were on the side of a crazy mountain so it was a bit of a hike to get to anything but the atmosphere was wonderful. Restaurant had good food but portions were somewhat small. We did think the hotel was closer to the National Park Rincon de la Vieja and was disappointed that the closest entrance to the park was a bit of a drive. The road for the last 20 Miles to the hotel was a bit crazy up and down a gravel or dirt road, we were glad it was not rainy.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from South Carolina

2 night stay on the way to Tamarindo

Posted 12-Jan-2018
Pros: The "cottages" were very basic, but nice for the setting. They were clean, but not overly luxurious. Of course you are in the mountains of Costa Rica.
Cons: Better customer service. We were not demanding at all.
Location: If you are staying here, you need to plan to stay and relax. It is not close to anything. Bring your groceries with you and some cards!
The property is lovely and we had a nice stay. It was raining so we were unable to ride horses or go on the zip line which we understand is great fun. If we had a criticism, it was the staff's willingness to help. We asked for ice 3 times during our stay and never received any. It may have been because it was raining, but the pool bar and other bar was not open in the morning or afternoon as the signs read. General willingness to help us was not evident at all. The restaurant was very good and we enjoyed having our meals there. The mud, hot springs, and steam bath were our favorite part of the stay.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller

Super low key but relaxing place

Posted 14-Dec-2017
Pros: 2 for 1 Excursion was fantastic and a great value. Watching the monkeys from the hot springs was very cool.
Cons: Have a bar open at night.
Nice place adequate amenities but bring a board game or something as the place is dead quiet with nothing to do after 9:30pm
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 07-Dec-2017
Tarantula in bedroom scared wife. Otherwise great place to relax and enjoy. Food was great. Costa Rica Pura Vida
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Chicago

Glory Days have passed

Posted 28-Nov-2017
This hotel is in a beautiful location and when it was first built it must have been lovely. However lack of reinvestment has taken it's toll and the lack of care that the magement has in the hotel is reflected in the concern of it's employees for their guest. ( unless however they are trying to sell you on a tour or service) some of the staff are pleasant and Costa Rica is beautiful but if it's a choice between two hotels I would not go with this one.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Nicaragua

Time in a Costa Rica thermal region

Posted 15-Nov-2017
The 3 nights and 4 days we spent at Borinquen Mtn. Resort were special. The access road off the PanAmerican is a bit rough in parts but they are working on it. The location of the resort is beautiful and the grounds are maintained to a high standard. Our twin cabin was spotless, but as with so many Centro Americo hotels, lacked really comfortable chairs. The access pathways are quite hilly and a parking spot near your unit is rare. (Roads too narrow) so you are expected to park at the foot of the resort and walk or ask to be taken to your unit. Dining areas..2 main dining rooms and 1snack bar...are tastefully presented but the menu lacks imagination and much variety. The snack bar near the pools offers great food and the resident chef there, Edwin is a truly delightful.person. The thermal facilities are great. Steam room...real hot to hot..2 hot pools..1 cold. Large hot theraputic mud urns for personal application..showers for cleaning...professional large spa/massage pavillion and a magnificent multi two tier swimming pool with a handy "wet bar" Tours are varied and extensive and are reasonably priced. But the descriptions in the printed handouts are not completely accurate. Ask reception for a COMPLETE description.of ALL activities. We did a day tour with Javier Perez from Costa Rica North n South Tours. His knowlege of the thermal region, geology and wild life are impressive and Javier presents this info.in a warm and engaging manner.. Yes we will come again!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Costa Rica

Lots of things to do

Posted 25-Sep-2017
Pros: Good to relax
Cons: It would be nice if you could take the car close to your room at least to leave/pick things, or to take care of old people.
Nice hotel. You have the opportunity of taking mud bath, hot springs, swim, and watch birds.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from los Angeles

On the mountain and in nature!

Posted 23-Aug-2017
Beautiful grounds in the middle of nature, with monkeys, toucans, open dinning to enjoy the vista! A great spa straddling a mountain creek, very cool! The staff was wonderful; we went in the off season so no crowds and plenty of things to do. The resort is off the beaten path, so if you want to get away from the city, this is the place. Our room was a Jr. suite bongalow that was wonderful.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 23-Aug-2017 on Orbitz
Make sure to bring comfortable walking shoes. There is so much to see by foot, not to mention potentially walking up the hills to your accommodations.