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Hotel Buena Vista

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Across from catholic church, Pilas, Alajuela, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
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Ranked #7 of 29 hotels in Alajuela
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed one night at beginning and one night at end of our trip and wished we stayed longer. Beautiful, charming, in mountain 15 min from Airport. They ket us at airport, it was blessedly cool, quoet and great rooms and beds. I loved it. We left at 430 am and they had a breakfast out for us with coffee,... More

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Surprise, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My experience with Hotel Buena Vista went beyond my expectations. The accommodations, service, food, and staff were all excellent. The staff made it a point to make us feel welcomed and special. They went beyond their "job description" and had no problem doing extras or something special to meet our needs. One of the best hotel staffs I've ever come... More

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St. Paul,MN
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were able to book our room two days ahead online. The entrance has a security gate and guard house. The hotel from the exterior is beautiful with very nice landscaping. Sufficient parking spaces for our rental car. Check in went smoothly and the staff was very helpful getting us situated. Our room was spacious for the four of us.... More

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Brooksville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends and I had the delightful experience of staying at the Hotel Buena Vista before our return flight to the USA. Everything about the hotel was impressive, from the architecture to the landscaping to the beautifully appointed rooms. All the people we dealt with were friendly,helpful and eager to make our stay a pleasant one.We met a gentleman the evening... More

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Spring Hill, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were only able to stay one night at Hotel Buena Vista, as it was at the end of our visit to Playa Zancudo and we needed to be near the airport for an early flight home. But this was a "gem" to find in the mountain landscape of Alajuela! We found it to be a quiet retreat with a... More

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Boone, Iowa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived after 00:30 and was greeted by the security guard. He was friendly & helpful. We ordered breakfast, nothing to exciting. And then explored the grounds which were beautiful. The owner did visit with us as we are waiting for a driver to take us to the car rental place @ 9:00. It was a nice place. It seemed... More

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Denver, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights at the end of our visit to Costa Rica. The villas were really gorgeous and offered wonderful views. The grounds are amazing. The pool is small (and there's no shallow end for kiddos), but the plants and flowers everywhere create an idyllic atmosphere. We did a day tour to Poas Volcano and La Paz... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been in CR for a week and staying on the pacific coast, but had an early flight out and needed something in close proximity to the airport. We found Hotel Buena vista to be clean, very nice and the staff went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our last couple days. We took the drive (an... More

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San Jose, California
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Nice hotel in the mountains just north of Alajuela. They have a main hotel with a few rooms on the second floor and a few cottages out back. The name is quite literal - From the balconies on the second floor rooms you have a lovely view of the mountainside and the view from the cottages and on the back... More

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

Thank you staying with us and writing a review. While this post was being written we were in the process of modernizing our credit card security. Last month we changed our web hosting and domain registrar to Go Daddy and opened a new email address, info@hotelbuenavistacr.com. We paid 5 years in advance for a secure reservation form page (an SSL... More

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23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

After a long flight to be whisked off to a cool beer in the garden overlooking the twinkling lights of San Jose was sheer bliss. The beds were comfortable, the room cooled by a fan. Excellent coffee and lovely breakfast followed in the morning a stroll in the gardens whilst we waited for our car. Lovely service and a great... More

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Also Known As:
Buena Vista Hotel
Buena Vista Alajuela
Hotel Buena Vista Costa Rica/Alajuela
Address: Across from catholic church, Pilas, Alajuela, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Buena Vista 3*
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 
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