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Hotel Buena Vista

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2012

This is a great start/end point for a stay in Costa Rica - It's close to the airport (and runs a free shuttle) The newly renovated room we had was beautifully and tastefully done with huge comfortable beds and a balcony. The shower had a pebble floor and the door was a carved piece of art in itself. The staff...

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 22 August 2012

We stopped for two nights at this hotel during our honeymoon, both times we were catching flights the next morning. The hotel is very pretty, set in the mountains, with a terrific view. We stayed in the "SunDeck Suite" and the Villa. The rooms were clean, and the hotel was very nice. But the room was not as promised, and...

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BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena Vista, responded to this review

I am happy that these guests enjoyed some aspects of their experience with us and unhappy they were not 100% satisfied. The comments about poor service are of particular concern because we normally receive complimentary comments regarding our helpful, friendly staff. We had a staff meeting about these guests experience in hopes of always improving our customer service.Our breakfast was...

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 20 August 2012

A great hotel. We had a villa, and it was simply great - very convenient, and nicely decorated. There seemed to be thought behind every feature, such as convenient light control, comfortable beds, nice bathroom, good shampoo/conditioner, etc. There's also great view of Alajulela as the hotel is located on the top of a hill. We stayed for one night...

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san pedro
Reviewed 14 August 2012

This is an amazing property with banana trees and coffee plants. Splurge and get the villa. It's so worth it. It is beautiful with bamboo ceilings, patio overlooking city with a rocking swinger chair, ceiling fans, and gorgeous Tommy Bahama like bedding. The bathroom is a gorgeous rock like structure with a large shower. The sofa was also very comfortable....

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Columbus, Wisconsin
Reviewed 8 August 2012

What a great place to relax and get some rest before heading back to the States! After a week on the Osa, our family of four was tired and ready to go home, but rushing to the airport the day before would have been torturous. Buena Vista was the perfect place to rest, and get some energy for the long...

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San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 26 July 2012

In June, my family of five stayed in one of the hotel's new villas overnight after we first arrived in Costa Rica. The villa was beautifully appointed and immaculate, the view of the valley was quite lovely, the breakfast was simple but satisfying and most of all, the staff was extremely friendly, kind and attentive to our needs. The only...

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seattle
Reviewed 13 July 2012

We had a flight back to the states early in the morning and we could have booked a room close to the airport along with all the business travelers in a "could-be-anywhere" hotel. But, we decided to enjoy the services of a "close to the airport" hotel in a hotel that is about 25 minutes up the hill in the...

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Mesa, Arizona
Reviewed 11 July 2012

The staff was fabulous, very friendly and knowledgeable. Coco was our patient and friendly driver to the La Paz Waterfall park. He also shuttled us to and from the airport. The first night we stayed in the older rooms, but they happily changed our reservation to the remodeled rooms for the next 2 nights. Breakfast was awesome! The fruit, muffins...

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Keller, Texas, United States
Reviewed 8 July 2012

Our tour group stayed the night for our first and final days of our two-week tour. The first night was problematic for some people in our group, but they seemed to be able to iron out the problems, eventually. Our room was the first one from the office and dining room, so we got a LOT of noise on a...

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 2 July 2012

Hotel staff was very attentive. The hotel was clean and well maintained. They are a bit off the beaten path - up on a ridge in Alajuela - but have a shuttle service to and from the airport. It was a good way to start or end a holiday. You are, however, pretty much stranded once you're there. Their dinners...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Buena Vista

Address: Across from catholic church, Pilas, Alajuela, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range: ₹ 7,822 - ₹ 14,286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Buena Vista 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Buena Vista Hotel
Buena Vista Alajuela
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Alajuela
#7 Romantic Hotel in Alajuela
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“My favorite rooms are #9 & #10 as they are on the first floor and have great views!”
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“Room 15 had a beautiful view of Poas Volcano”
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“The junior suite with the balcony is excellent!”
Ddorf_JT, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I had a great view of the courtyard and an extraordinary view of the sunset from room 13.”
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“Rooms with windows to the street will be noisy at night.”
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