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Boulder, CO
Reviewed 30 November 2011

We stayed at Hotel Buena Vista on the first and last nights of our 2 week family trip to Costa Rica. It is the perfect option if you need to be near the airport but you want someplace quiet and beautiful. Also the on-site restaurant is reasonably priced and the food is very fresh and well-prepared. We stayed in a...

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Land O Lakes, Florida
Reviewed 7 November 2011

We recently spent 3 nights at a newly remodeled Buena Vist Hotel, located just 20 minutes from the San Jose Airport. What an absolute delight. The staff really makes you feel welcomed, and do their best to please you. They all pitch in to do everything and the comradarie is apparent. The rooms have been tastefully updated and the views...

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Glen Mills, PA
Reviewed 31 October 2011

My husband and I own a home in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, so we are frequently flying in and out of the country. Generally we plan our trip so that our first night includes a stay at the Buena Vista Hotel. They pick us up at the airport, and even arrange for our rental car to come to the hotel the...

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Philadelphia Area
Reviewed 28 September 2011

The Hotel Buena Vista is ALWAYS part of my trips to Costa Rica - a great place to stay after a long day of travel as well as the perfect location for the night before an early flight out. As part of a Central Valley tour, HBV is in a perfect place for day trips to Sarchi, Poas, La Paz,...

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Chievres / Belgium
Reviewed 20 September 2011

Uphill just 9 km from airport - nice view on the central valley n San jose city - quiet and relax - nice large rooms - good food - we spent there our last 2 nights in CR - we would recommand this hotel to our friends

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 17 September 2011

Just came back from a fantastic trip to Costa Rica with 3 girlfriends. I'm from Florida and they are from California. We stayed at Buena Vista the first night of our arrival and the last night before flying out. Cucko and Christian and all the staff at Buena Vista are top notch! We stayed in one of the new villas...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 September 2011

My boyfriend and I spent the last night of our vacation in this lovely hotel. The view is spectacular, and the restaurant was amazing (my boyfriend swore he had the best shrimp of his life there). My steak was also out of this world. The bed was comfortable, and the employees were very helpful. I would definitely spend the night...

Thank Carolyn S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2011

This is a nice independent hotel to start your holiday in CR. They have a walk round the hotel grounds called the Coffee Trail, which is a nice introduction to some of the flora of CR and is well labelled. It's free and takes about 20 minutes depending on how many photos you take! The food is fine, with a...

Thank PixelDad
Little River, South Carolina
Reviewed 27 August 2011

We stayed one night at the beginning and end of our trip to CR. The hotel was beautiful, the staff was wonderful, and I could not find any complaints. We did get upgraded to a villa which was amazing, but I got to peek at the standard rooms and they seemed ok for the price as well - not luxury...

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Hollywood, Florida
Reviewed 26 August 2011

As a frequent traveler to Costa Rica, I always begin my trip and end my trip by staying at the Hotel Buena Vista. It is close to the airport so I do not have the stress of traveling on the day I arrive and traveling on the day that I leave to be on time for my plane. When I...

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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: ₹ 8,490 - ₹ 16,379 (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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