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Hotel Buena Vista

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  • Excellent57%
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  • Average8%
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  • Terrible1%
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Breakfast included
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Free Airport Transportation
3 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

We stayed here on the first two nights of a 2-week trip around Costa Rica. We picked this place because its was relatively near the airport and we didn't want to do much driving on the first two days because of jet lag , had...More

1  Thank shenaniganso
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 29 January 2018

You can't please everybody so you may be right. We do think our breakfast is quite good. 1st you have a choice of eggs, then toast, jelly, a fruit plate, cheese, orange juice, coffee or tea, and hash brown potatoes or gallo pinto. Ed

Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Great hotel to begin our Costa Rica adventure. Friendly, helpful, courteous staff. Lovely breakfast with lots of fruit. Good food in restaurant. Small pool to take a dip and relax. Wonderful view from the garden terrace. All in all a lovely place to stay.

1  Thank Kim F
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you for writing your experience with our hotel. Am happy that you liked our facilities and staff. As an hotel owner, it is a pleasure to have guests like you stay with us. Ed

Reviewed 23 January 2018

An easy retreat from the frenetic bustle of the city, the hotel sits on the side of a hill overlooking San Jose and at night the city lights make a marvellous spectacle. We booked one of their villas which were huge. The twin queen beds...More

1  Thank david k
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 24 January 2018

We are certainly happy that you stayed with us. Thank you for writing a commentary on your visit. Some people come expecting to have a good time, and they do. You are one of those, and you undoubtedly enjoy your experieces more than others who...More

Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Hotel Buena Vista was a great start to our 2 week adventure in Costa Rica. Pros - friendly staff. - clean and spacious rooms. - comfortable beds. - balcony with a beautiful view of the mountains. - grounds are very green and lush. - pool...More

1  Thank pjchio66
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 20 January 2018

Am glad that the facilities of the hotel and staff were as they should be. We have had many favorable comments on the food, and some bad. We pay a lot of attention to how the food is presented, and how it tastes. Appreciate your...More

Reviewed 17 January 2018

We stayed at this hotel for one night before our return flight as our previous hotel was good 4-5h drive from the airport. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the views are amazing and the room was big, clean and very nice. It was...More

2  Thank Andy Z
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 20 February 2018

Am pleased that you found the staff friendly and enjoyed the views. We appreciate your comments because they present the type of hotel we like to visit, and the kind we want to offer guests who come here. Ed

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Pool
Restaurant
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Room Service
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Shuttle Bus Service
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
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Multilingual Staff
Room Service
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Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Outdoor pool
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US$ 134 - US$ 239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$ 134 - US$ 239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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
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David19480
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.
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BAKERM007
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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