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Hotel Buena Vista

Across from catholic church, Pilas, Alajuela, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
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  • Doka Estate Coffee Tour
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  • 3 star hotel
  • Free Wifi
Reviewed 10 July 2011
Paradise in Costa Rica: one of the highlights of our trip
Costa Rica is a beautiful country with so many choices of things... more
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 July 2011

Now that I read the other reviews placed here, I think we should have complained about our room at the Buena Vista, but we were only staying there for a short period and I hate to complain! We arrived quite late in the evening after a long stressful drive from Ostional, we found ourselves in a room at the very...

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Flossmoor, Illinois
Reviewed 10 July 2011

Costa Rica is a beautiful country with so many choices of things to do. Unfortunately, many of them involve 4-5 hour road trips, which will provide spectacular scenic views, but many opportunities for car sickness. Flying in to Juan Santamaria Intl Airport, taking a 15-20min shuttle to Hotel BuenaVista, and daytripping from there to Poas, Irazu, coffee plantations, San Jose,...

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 10 July 2011

A nice and clean hotel which is the best choice for your arrival in San Jose as it is very good located in the mountains over SJA and comes along with very friendly and good service orientated stuff. Rooms are clean but could need as the rest of the hotel and restaurant some new decoration. The tours you can do...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 4 July 2011

The location near the airport (but not near enough to hear the planes) is great for a last night/early flight place, or to get to easily for a rest stop after an overnight flight. I've stayed here first and last nights on two Costa Rica trips, many do just that. They do airport transportation (but see below). The view of...

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Alvarado
Reviewed 27 June 2011

If you need a place to stay close to the airport in San Jose try the Hotel Buena Vista. It is located above the city on a coffee plantation. They have a free shuttle that will pick you up or take you to the airport. The hotel is VERY clean and also quiet. The grounds are beautiful and have a...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 17 June 2011

We had a lovely stay at the Buena Vista Hotel! The food was great, the room was comfortable, clean, roomy, and the grounds we very well kept. The staff were very friendly and helpful!!

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Brunswick, Maine
Reviewed 27 May 2011

My 2 college-aged sons and I spent 2 nights at the Buena Vista before flying home from Costa Rica. We chose it for its proximity to the airport (and free airport shuttle) and because the boys wanted to go ziplining before leaving CR and this activity was possible from the Buena Vista. It turned out to be a perfect choice....

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 25 May 2011

The view was lovely, the food was tasty, the room was comfortable, and the staff was really nice and helpful. It took a long time to get a ride from the airport would be my only complaint.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 22 May 2011

Being in the hospitality business myself, I manage 115 vacation rental homes, I know a thing or two about what it takes to provide a very clean and comfortable place to stay, and at the same time have a great staff that goes out of their way to make sure their guests are well cared for, feed and enjoying their...

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Denver CO
Reviewed 25 April 2011

My group of 11 women, age 59-69, wanted to start our trip in Costa Rica in a hotel owned and operated by Costa Ricans in a setting away from the airport. Hotel Buena Vista is a gem of a hotel with wonderful rooms, great service and food. They helped those in our group who arrived a day or two early...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Dry Cleaning
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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: $185 - $315 (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 Buena Vista Costa Rica/Alajuela
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Alajuela
#7 Romantic Hotel in Alajuela
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