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Hotel Buena Vista

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Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room service
Breakfast included
Airport transportation
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
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Non-smoking rooms
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Really very nice and the beds were comfortable but the view was amazing. Staff were friendly and the food was lovely, particularly breakfast. Again quite small but very nice. Swimming pool was minute but clean
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Set high up with astounding views of San Jose, particularly spectacular at night, and yet easy access to the city and airport. The beautiful grounds give the hotel an air of tranquility and there is a short nature walk throughout the grounds. On arrival the staff were friendly
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My partner and I stayed at Buena Vista for one night after we flew in to San Jose. I wish we could have stayed longer! The room was clean and very comfortable, modern bathroom, good shower pressure and hot water. The welcome drinks on arrival were a nice touch. The restaurant
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Stayed one night on route lovely setting lovely rooms and very clean. Food excellent and staff attentive. Would definitely stay again. Breakfast and dinner by menu not buffet which was excellent small pool and a nature walk
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We spent 2 nights at Hotel Buena Vista at the end of our trip so that we could travel easily to the airport for our early morning flight. We were simply looking for a reasonably priced, nice little place to relax before we flew home. The Hotel Buena Vista vastly exceeded our
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Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, General Manager at Hotel Buena Vista
Responded 3 weeks ago
Gracias SF_Zeke! Your wonderful narrative about the Hotel Buena Vista experience fully showcases the engaging getaway we aim to provide. Our location is indeed unique, far but close to the crowded city and embedded in a transitional region where weather and temperatures are always very pleasant. Thanks so much for embracing our service with such enthusiasm and a very special thanks for highlighting Luis's and Eduardo superb hospitality. Our food concept is fresh working with local producers, we are very happy to hear you enjoyed all meals, please return soon!!!! Kindest regards!
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Prima verzorgd en heerlijke zepen
Tamelijk klein balkon met uitzicht op een groene heg
Mooie kingsize bedden
Photo provided by managementHotel Buena Vista
3 Bed Junior Suite
White-crowned Parrot on grounds
The hotel is right next to a bus stop into town. But take care getting the right bus to come back. We ended up on what we thought was the right bus, but it was going in a different direction!
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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 people. The tour also includes a typical lunch. While we were there, Poaz volcano had just erupted causing some damage to the surrounding area. Therefore, we were not able visit this last time. My hope for you is that the clean-up will have been completed prior to your arrival. Staff at Buena Vista might be able to make a special trip from 2 - 6pm for you. However, I would encourage you to go in the morning, if at all possible. That way, you and your daughter will not be rushed and can enjoy the sights better. Also, the fog tends to roll in during the early afternoon making the volcano less visible. I hope this was helpful and I wish you and your daughter a lovely Costa Rican holiday:-)
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No charge for airport shuttle... It is free. Great deal! Great little boutique hotel. You will like it.
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Do you allow smoking on the balconies or is there a smoking section thanks
Thank you for your question, we have some smoke outside area where you you are alowed
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I do not know. Send your request directly to Hotel Buena Vista.
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"The hotel also has 3 private villas in the grounds with uninterupted views over the valley a lounge area and extra in room facilities"
"We always ask for rooms which a balcony"
"We stayed in a villa which has great views from the balcony"
"We stayed in room 24 which had a lovely view of the city at night."
"Just stay and enjoy every minute of it."
USD 124 - USD 245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
buena vista hotelbuena vista alajuela
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaAlajuelaPilas
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