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Hotel Buena Vista

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  • Average8%
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3.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Nature Air left us stranded in the early AM and we needed a place to stay. I found Buena Vista online and called to book a room. We arrived to a very friendly front desk person who held our bags and invited us to enjoy...More

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Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 10 January 2018

Remember talking with you on the back terrace of the hotel. You were on a flight with Nature Air and, when you got to an airport, the plane couldn't land because it was too dark. Am very glad you found our hotel, and hope next...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

we stayed for the last two nights at the end of a long CR visit. The hotel sports great mountain views across the city. Its close to the airport, Volcan Poas (though closed at the time of our visit), Zoo Ave and only short drive...More

1  Thank gm_is_travelling
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you for writing a review of our hotel so that others will know more about it. First your comments about the views of the valley below and the spaciousness of the villas are important because they are actually the case. As for the street...More

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Nice hotel located close to San Jose and the international airport. Great look over a nice tropical garden and nice room, very nice and helpful staf. Beginning or ending your trip here is a great gift! Have fun.More

1  Thank Edgar P
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 6 January 2018

Edgar, Thanks for saying that staying in our hotel is a gift. To the contrary it is a gift to have guests such as yourself. The view over the garden is of the Central Valley of Costa Rica. Guests can see the cities of San...More

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We stayed here the night before flying home to the US. A great choice. A beautiful, comfortable room. The view of the pool and flowers was a nice bonus. The grounds are exquisite. They have a huge coffee plantation that is relaxing and interesting to...More

1  Thank Scott M
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 6 January 2018

Scott, Thank you for taking time to write a review of our hotel. The staff of Buena Vista is responsible for the doing or maintaining the things that you liked. Guests will enjoy relating to the staff because they will learn what makes the hotel...More

Reviewed 28 December 2017

Lovely room wth a balcony overlooking the pool, friends rooms looked out over the nature trail and San Jose. Staff were great, food was yummy and the courtesy van to the airport was a plus. I am an ice water person and the staff happily...More

1  Thank Kathleen R
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 29 December 2017

We definitely hope that you come back to Costa Rica and stay here. When you do, promise you that you will never lack for ice. Ed

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
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Free Parking
Shuttle Bus Service
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
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USD 135 - USD 247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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
23 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
7 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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