Ratings based on 203 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Maine USA

Nice place away from everything

Posted Feb 22, 2017
Pros: The hot springs the walking paths and all the animals and birds
Location: Beautiful River and waterfalls. Plenty of bird watching and animals. Even got to see a sloth!
The hot springs and the walking paths were awesome. A great place away from everything but make sure you stop by a shopping center before heading up as there are no snacks or places near by to buy food. The restaurant was decent and they served delicious fruit smoothies.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Omaha, NE

Rural rainforest area.

Posted Jan 5, 2017
Pros: Out of the way rural area.
Cons: The government needs to step up and provide better roads to major attractions and hotels.
Location: Near national volcano parks, blue river hikes to waterfalls, Dino park, horse back riding.
Be ready for some bad roads. This is a beautiful rural rainforest area and suggest a 4 wheel SUV and GPS if you do not know the area. You can rent a local GPS unit at the car rental store. Don't expect big neon signs to the hotel so suggest you drive in daylight. If you drive at night be careful of anything at anytime on the roadways e.g. dogs, cattle, bike riders without reflectors and people walking around in the middle of nowhere. Speed is not your friend. Drive carefully and enjoy the local people and countryside.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Absolutely amazing in everything!

Posted Dec 25, 2016
Was an experience of a lifetime. Authentic and incredible resort.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Quebec

Nice resort

Posted Dec 20, 2016
Very nice and large rooms. Small balcony with hammocks. Large bathroom. Pools and botanical gardens also very pleasant. Sometimes problems with water supply or air conditioning but problems quickly resolved. Helpful staff. Not luxury but excellent value for the price and pleasant stay. Amazing variety of birds. Dinopark close to the hotel was a success with the children. Would have liked to see more of the blue river and swim in it. Recommended for a few days.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from US

Off the beaten path.

Posted Nov 14, 2016
Pros: The beauty of the landscaping and the laid back atmosphere.
Cons: We asked about things to go do/see and the only things they would tell us were the things they charged extra for.
Location: Llanos de la Cortez falls outside Bagaces; the mirrador at Las Cruz and coastline beaches; Hacienda at La Rosa
After driving over a half hour on very rough roads we pulled up in front of the reception area and we were a little worried. It was rough looking to say the least, but once inside the resort it was very well laid out, clean and neat. It had cute bungalows with colorful hammocks on the front veranda. The grounds were beautiful with botanical gardens, butterfly and hummingbird gardens. There were hot springs to soak in, a mud bath area, a fresh water pool, a natural pool, restaurant and a very nice gym.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Costa Rica

not pleasant hotel

Posted Nov 1, 2016 on Orbitz
Pros: the dino park, the facilities of the hotel was ok, the termal water is good, the blue river is beautiful
Cons: the staff service not good, in the restaurant too much time for serve the food, at night the hotel there´s not have much light
Location: is far away from the city, there not any thing close.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Oct 28, 2016 on Hotels
This place is beautiful and worth the bumps to get there. One of a kind with hot springs and amazing grounds!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Costa Rica

Good and Nice hotel in the middle of nowhere

Posted Oct 19, 2016
Location: you have to drive around 27 miles outside the international highway and most of the road is in really bad shape. don't go there with a sedan
The hotel is actually a nice place to stay for a couple of days... Dont stay just for one night!! This place have nice facilities such as restaurant, hot springs and a couple of swimming pools. The surrounding nature make this a perfect place to step a side from the daily rush. Overall gardens, rooms and other facilities are good but the worst thing is the road to get there... nightmare!! You have to rent or have an off road or SUV car to feel that you will get to the hotel in one piece. Since there is no other options around to eat but to go to the restaurant beware it could be a little expensive, even thought the food is good.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 21, 2016 by Kevin, Hotel Management
We are extremely pleased to learn you enjoyed your stay. To clarify about the road - its all paved until the final 15 km and the ride is part of the holiday, so try to come during the day. After turning off the main highway, the scenery begins to transform, leaving behind the dry hot Savannah. Climbing eastward, there are mountain ranges and large farms, then a large wind farm and then the rain forest. The residents mostly getting around on horseback. The dirt road is bumpy and having a vehicle with high clearance is recommended. You will have arrived at the north (Caribbean side) of Rincon de la Vieja, the only side of the volcano in the rain forest, with blue rivers,natural mineral hot springs and views of smoking volcano crater. Once here, there is as much or little to keep occupied with as you want. Take dips into 5 pools - 3 natural mineral hot springs and 2 fresh water pools (and bullet water slide) - and the sparkling blue river, Rio Azul. Meander the Botanical Gardens with over 700 varietals, fish turtle and caiman ponds and the hummingbird sanctuary. Take a natural mud bath and sauna in the gardens. Visit the Butterfly Gardens. Kids love the miniature horses and donkeys and the many dogs. There is also the gym and Blue River Spa. Then set out on Eco-adventure tours into the jungle - Zip Lining and Tarzan Swing; Water Tubing; Horseback Riding to the Grand Waterfalls and the blue river Rio Penjamo; Rafting. There are romantic packages and tours that take longer, like snorkeling. At the Tiki Bar and Restaurant we serve up a variety of local and American meals. In comparison to equivalent places, the prices are kept intentionally reasonable. Our chef Jorbis has been with us for many years and takes great pride preparing and listening to particular requests. I hope this information has been helpful. Thanks again and we hope you return.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel and hot sprigs

Posted Sep 22, 2016
Excellent river close by...good food and service. Additional activities can be arrange easily
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 21, 2016 by Kevin, Hotel Management
Hola from Blue River Resort & Hot Springs! Thank you for your kind comment. Yours truly, Kevin
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Miami, FL

Rainforest!

Posted Sep 7, 2016 on CheapTickets
You will need an SUV to come here! EXTREMELY bumpy roads for the last 45 minutes. Don't be frightened, you're heading to the right place! Deep in the rainforest, it is a relaxing resort. Mud bath was great! Great way to spend a couple days!
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 22, 2016 by Kevin, Hotel Management
Hola! from the staff and owners of Blue River Resort & Hot Springs. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. Permit me to reply about the road. Though there are patches of bumps along the dirt road, it is also a time to look out the window at the rain forest, the homes and mode of transportation of the local residents, the rivers and streams. The journey is very much part of the experience. Again, with great appreciation. We hope you return soon. Yours truly, Kevin