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Hotel Buena Vista

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Reviewed 16 April 2013

This hotel was a breath of fresh air...a little 27 room gem with a beautiful view! I stayed in one of the newly renovated standard rooms with a lovely view of the pool and gardens (modern accents, well appointed, comfy beds and bedding). This hotel...More

Thank Debi C
Reviewed 8 April 2013

As others have noted, this is a smallish hotel located atop a hill with beautiful views of the city. Free airport pickup was handy. The property includes a short 'coffee trail' walking trail which afforded lovely views of the surrounding area. We utilized their shuttle...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2013

This is a cute hotel overlooking the city of Alajeula, but the one thing that detracted from our experience was the terrible food. I am not overly picky at all, but I found it inedible. My husband said it was like college food. Also, the...More

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Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 15 April 2013

I am very sorry these guests did not enjoy our restaurant. We would have gladly replaced these meals no questions asked had we been asked. I am at a loss to explain what happened. Normally our guests enjoy the food we prepare. We get many...More

Reviewed 5 April 2013

Positives Airport shuttle service views of the city Garden Pool Great breakfast fruits and bread (filling) Rooms have beautiful carved wood doors and nice beds 15-20 minutes to airport 15-20 minutes to Poas (get up to Poas by 800 Opening if you hope to see...More

1  Thank DontwaitMn
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 8 April 2013

I am very sorry that somehow our shuttle was late. I assure you this is not a frequent event. Our policy is for the driver and vehicle to be in our entrance 10 minutes before departure. On rare occasions something is going to go wrong...More

Reviewed 4 April 2013

The room when you walk is a delight, two big beds, a clean bathroom, nice shower, it's a good hotel. Outside there's a pool, a garden, a coffee walk, great views, it really is a good hotel and frankly could be a 3 1/2 star....More

1  Thank MichaelACox
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 8 April 2013

I'm sorry this guest was dissatisfied with our restaurant. Apparently he had a vegetarian dish at night and expected the waiters to remember this in the morning. This is really not a reasonable expectation. The hotel is full a lot and even with only 30...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
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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