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Hotel Buena Vista

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Reviewed 3 January 2014

The views of the San Jose valley and nature all around made this a great place to wind down our Costa Rica vacation. And, of course, the trip to Paos and especially La Paz that the hotel arranged were some of our highlights for the...More

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Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 4 January 2014

I'm sorry these guests weren't fully satisfied. This is the first 3 star review we have received in perhaps 6 months. We do our very best to provide the greatest "overall" value we can to our guests. Our new standard rooms, cost $114 in the...More

Reviewed 30 December 2013

We stayed here on our last night in Costa Rica. I booked through the hotel website and used a 20% off TripAdvisor coupon. Our balcony room was clean, comfortable, and upscale. We had the front desk get a taxi for us and headed a few...More

1  Thank keparks
Reviewed 29 December 2013

We stayed at Hotel Buena Vista upon arriving in Costa Rica and on our last day. This is a very nice property with comfortable beds and gorgeous views. We stayed in room 25, which was lovely, quiet and very scenic. The airport shuttle is extremely...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2013

We loved this little hotel and it was a great transition from the more rustic places we had been staying in for almost two weeks to our home back in Canada. The kids loved the food at the hotel…no more pollo, rice and beans for...More

Thank SwissMagnolia
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 4 January 2014

Thanks for such I nice review! I remember you very well. It sounds as if perhaps my "home remedy" for swimmers ear ache may have helped your little girl. That's wonderful to hear. My mom gave me the same treatment when I was your daughters...More

Reviewed 22 December 2013

Stayed here the first and last nights of our trip to Drake Bay. A beautiful property, close enough to the airport for a quick trip. They provide shuttle service to and from the airport. The views are gorgeous, of the surrounding mountains and the Central...More

Thank flapenny
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 23 December 2013

Thank you for your review and mostly positive comments. I am sorry your sleep was disrupted by noise from street, I believe the town may have had some kind of party or festival going on across the street at the church. This happens on occasion....More

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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
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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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