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Hotel Buena Vista

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Across from catholic church, Pilas, Alajuela, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
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Deming, Washington
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27 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here as part of a Road Scholar trip and were very happy with their choice. We arrived the first night after midnight, so had to take a $15 taxi ride from the airport. Only the night watchman was on duty at the hotel, but he quickly showed us to our room. The bed and pillows... More 

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1 Thank Marsha S
BuenaVistaAlajuela, Gerente at Hotel Buena Vista, responded to this review

Dear Marsha, Thank you for your nice commentary. Let me write a little about the things which you wrote which others will be interested in knowing as well. . The hotel offers courtesy transportation for individual travelers by reservation from 5 a.m. until 11 p.m. There is only the guard after 11 p.m. to receive guests, but he is trained... More 

romsey
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived at San Jose airport after a long flight from the UK via Houston and were booked into this hotel for our first night before starting on a self-drive holiday the next morning. We arrived after the Reception had closed but clear instructions had been left for us at the desk and we had a most comfortable night. The... More 

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Thank Pat-Romsey
BuenaVistaAlajuela, Gerente at Hotel Buena Vista, responded to this review

Dear Pat-Romsey, We appreciate you shared your experience of your stay at Buenavista Hotel. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and that you were positively surprised by the wonderful views of our surroundings. We hope you visit us soon again, we will be happy to make you feel home. Ed More 

England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed with the Buena Vista team both before and after a 15 day vacation in the Osa. After a long flight it was perfect for chilling for a couple of days and exploring the San Jose area. The hotel picked us up from the airport and dropped us off again when it was time to leave.... More 

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Thank Muzzer7say
BuenaVistaAlajuela, Gerente at Hotel Buena Vista, responded to this review

Dear Muzzer7say, Thank you so much for telling your experience about your stay at Buena Vista Hotel. We love being your welcome and farewell place to our country for our guests. We work every day to offer happy stays and to make our visitors feel at home in a relaxed and friendly environment always willing to help. We hope you... More 

Sacramento, California
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22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good first stop out of San jose. We took a red eye and were more tired than we thought. Hotel buena vista provided a nice relaxing respite before starting our adventures. The staff were all super nice, the grounds were pretty. The wifi not so fast. Perfect for one night, maybe no more.

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Thank WeiCubed
BuenaVistaAlajuela, Gerente at Hotel Buena Vista, responded to this review

Dear WeiCubed, We appreciate you took the time to share your feedback about your experience with us. Our intention is to offer stays ideal for rest and admire the beautiful nature we have so close to the city and the airport. We hope you will visit us soon, thank you for choosing. Ed More 

Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Buena Vista for two nights--our first and last nights in Costa Rica. We thoroughly enjoyed the location--looking out over the city of San Jose and the Central Valley. The grounds are beautiful, the hotel is well maintained and the restaurant offers quality food. We especially appreciated the courtesy and helpfulness of the... More 

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Thank swallowtalekite
BuenaVistaAlajuela, Gerente at Hotel Buena Vista, responded to this review

Dear Swallowtalekite, We appreciate you took the time to share your experience. We love to know you enjoyed your stay and the surroundings of the hotel as well as the beautiful views. We work daily to make your stay an unique experience through our service. We hope you come back soon, Ed More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only picked this hotel due to location to the airport but I was pleasantly surprised how nice it was. I could have seen this hotel being used as a base station for lots of tours around the area. I would like to come back sometime. I only stayed for the night and I got a great night sleep, a... More 

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Thank Boyd R
BuenaVistaAlajuela, Gerente at Hotel Buena Vista, responded to this review

Dear Boyd, Thank you very much for sharing your positive comments. We definitely hope you can come again for longer time, we're close to the airport and many attractions that can be done in a day, but we have the peace of nature and beautiful mountains too. Thank you very much for choosing us, Ed More 

Amherst, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel Buena Vista is perched on top of a mountain, outside the city of San Jose. It is only about 20 minutes from the San Jose airport, and transportation to and from the airport is provided by the hotel. The hotel and grounds are beautiful, the rooms are extremely comfortable. The weather is perfect--around 60 degrees at night and 75... More 

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Thank 115Rich49
BuenaVistaAlajuela, Gerente at Hotel Buena Vista, responded to this review

Dear 115Rich49, We thank you for sharing your thoughts after your visit. For us, it is very important to know we have done our job well and to know your stay was so satisfactory motivates us to keep on working. We look forward to see you soon, it will be a pleasure for us. Ed More 

Vancouver
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52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

By far the worst hotel on our trip touring around Costa Rica. It was apparently built in the 1990's and looks like it has had no updates since. Our room was at the front and was very noisy - a constantly yappy dog next door plus motorcycles bombing up and down the road until all hours. We were sleeping with... More 

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1 Thank KB_Vancouver
BuenaVistaAlajuela, Gerente at Hotel Buena Vista, responded to this review

Dear KB_Vancouver, When you receive a lemon. You make lemonade. The commentary was not intended to give a real view of the hotel, but rather to damage and demean it. That is evident when all the rest of the reviews are favorable, and this one all to the contrary. Rather than damage the hotel the review will help. People will... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for one night the week after Christmas, before our final destination in Drake Bay. We used the hotel shuttle from SJO, there was some minor confusion as the driver with the hotel sign did not have our names (although the hotel had confirmed our shuttle arrangements prior) but another shuttle arrived after about a 10 or 15 minute... More 

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Thank Laura G
BuenaVistaAlajuela, Gerente at Hotel Buena Vista, responded to this review

Dear Laura, We love to hear that your stay was satisfactory. For us it is important to provide excellent service and make our customers feel at home when they are in our hotel. We love offering stays to leave fond memories. We apologize for the misunderstanding at pick up time. We hope you visit us again soon, Ed More 

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My extended family of 10 stayed at this hotel the night before we were leaving the country after two weeks of traveling around the country. The experience was perfect. The view is beautiful. The service was great. The food was good; breakfast was the best; they even prepared a box breakfast for the part of our group that left to... More 

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Thank TerryMoct
BuenaVistaAlajuela, Gerente at Hotel Buena Vista, responded to this review

Dear Terry Most, We love having such a large group enjoying a last night of stay in Costa Rica. For us it is very fun to have whole families who come to enjoy the beautiful views from the hotel our proximity to the airport. We try to offer the best service possible and we love having details with our visitors.... More 

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