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Hotel Buena Vista

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Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free Airport Transportation
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had 2 nights here and found it very pleasant. Our boys enjoyed the space and we enjoyed the views! The beds were very comfortable and the staff extremely welcoming, friendly and hospitable. The family room - 2 double beds and a single - still...More

Thank LynseyC
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed at Hotel Buena Vista on the last night of our recent Costa Rican adventure. We really enjoyed this hotel- beds were very comfortable, staff was very friendly, food was good, and everything was very clean! The views were incredible and we will definitely...More

Thank Kelsey C
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 6 days ago

Thanks very much for writing about your stay in our hotel. Am happy that everything was pleasing to you.The hotel is very clean, and one reason for that is that the person in charge of housekeeping has worked here since the hotel opened twenty-three years...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

During my recent trip to Costa Rica, I stayed in 3 hotels in the San Jose area, and although all of them were great, I enjoyed my stay at Hotel Buena Vista on my last night the most, and was regretful that I had not...More

Thank Leslie L
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 6 days ago

You have written a very thoughtful review of Hotel Buena Vista. We raise butterflys, and many birds have been seen on the grounds as well. Especially appreciate your saying that the western food was fine. Hope that you com to Costa Rica with your extended...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights, perfect place to acclimatise with the family before heading to Tortuguero. Super clean and staff very friendly. Lovely to walk around the grounds and see variety of wildlife - butterflies and birdsMore

Thank Jo W
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for writing about your stay. The hotel is located on a large plot of land with many many fruit trees and planted with coffee. We raise butterflys which you observed. Guests have also seen many birds of which 102 species have been observed....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 10th and final Costa Rican hotel, where we chose to stay prior to going home after an organised tour. We did feel at home in many ways. The staff are wonderful - friendly, relaxed, helpful, enthusiastic and caring. We met the owner...More

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Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Vanessa, for reviewing our hotel. You used our shuttle to the airport. Am pleased that you liked the room, the view, and the service of the staff. Half the quality of a meal is the treatmet received from the server. Am glad that...More

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The comment ofter heard in this hotel is, "We feel like we are at home." This is exactly the impression the management and staff of the Buena Vista strive to create. We are high on the summit of a mountain with a ...More climate of eternal spring yet only fifteen minutes drive from the International Airport below. We will pick you up there and show you the wonders of this exotic country. Less
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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US$ 128 - US$ 305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Buena Vista Hotel
Buena Vista Alajuela
Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela > Pilas
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Room & Suite (116)
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Ian L
2 June 2017|
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Response from Lori C | Reviewed this property |
The staff were wonderful about picking us up at the airport at no additional cost. They also offer all sorts of excursions at very reasonable prices. Poaz is usually a 6 hour tour and costs approximately $120.00 for 2... More
22 September 2016|
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Response from jmascia5 | Reviewed this property |
No charge for airport shuttle... It is free. Great deal! Great little boutique hotel. You will like it.
6 September 2016|
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Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela | Property representative |
Thank you for your question, we have some smoke outside area where you you are alowed
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