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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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  • 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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice rooms with the softest beds ever!!! A small pool, bar and dining room with really good food. Breakfast is a large plate of fresh fruit, optional menu as well, but the fruit and toast was great. Juice and coffee available... Dinners were great, salads are large and fresh, the tenderloin was very nice. The chicken casado was great. portions... More 

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

Dear Ibuddah, First of all thanks a lot for having chosen Buena Vista Hotel and for sharing your positive comments with us. We are happy to know that our hotel pleased you so much and that your stay went that well. We wish to welcome you back again for your next stay in Costa Rica. Thank you again for sharing... More 

Edmonds, Washington
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Once again the Hotel Buena Vista provided great service, accommodations and wonderful local food from the restaurant. We brought our daughter, son in law and granddaughter along this trip and they loved it! We stayed in the villas....pay a little more...it's worth it! The entire staff took care of our every need and made suggestions for one day excursions that... More 

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

Dear guest, We truly appreciate your feedback so positive about your stay in Buena Vista Hotel as well as for choosing us again. We love to hear that our guests enjoy their stay and all the details that we care for it to be perfect. We hope you return with your family again. Ed More 

Albany, New York
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent our first 2 nights in Costa Rica here. Rented a car at the airport and drove 20 minutes. Didn't realize how convenient it was to the airport! It's tucked into a little local neighborhood, in between the "suburbs" and the farm lands. Staff is very helpful and friendly. No pressures. Cute, clean pool. The weather in this area... More 

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

Dear guest, It is great you shared your positive experience about your stay at Buena Vista Hotel. Certainly we are pleased that you enjoyed every detail of your stay, your opinion motivates us to continue working to provide quality service while visitors enjoy the beautiful views we have, and how convenient our location is. We hope you come back for... More 

Bonheiden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly and professional staff. Cosy and tasteful rooms with excellent beds. Good restaurant, cocktails and wines. Beautiful view and surroundings. Nice, small pool. Children are very welcome in this hotel!

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

Dear Danielle, Thank you for posting your opinion about your recent stay and for choosing us. We are pleased to know that you have enjoyed your stay. Our mission is to provide excellent service to our guests and to make you feel at home. We look forward to have visiting again, Ed More 

Singapore
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59 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent our last night in Costa Rica here, and it was perfect. The restaurant was fantastic, and the staff was great - our bellboy was the bartender and the waiter, and he handled all of our requests with a smile. The garden is a lovely place to wander, and we had a couple of last-evening bird sightings that were... More 

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

Dear Aventurera, We appreciate you took the time to share your thoughts about your experience at Buena Vista Hotel. Service is very important to us and we work for our guests to enjoy every detail of the stay. We are glad that we have offered the service you deserve. We hope you visit us again soon, Ed More 

California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was very generous and friendly. They made the stay very comfortable. The rooms were spacious and super clean and they were renovated and modern. This was the cleanest place I stayed at in Costa Rica. The airport transportation was quick and easy. We stayed in a great room for a family of 5.

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

Dear guest, Your positive feedback is very important to us and we appreciate you shared it. We are happy to know your stay went well and thay you enjoyed the little details we offered to create a perfect atmosphere. We work daily in order to have everything in the hotel working perfectly and we are committed to continue doing that... More 

Oslo
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100 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you don't have a very late arrival or very early departure it doesn't make sense to choose one of the american chain concrete hotels by the airport. It's much better to pick a cosy smaller hotel with more personal service. Hotel Buena Vista is one of those hotels. It's a 10-15 minutes ride north from the airport. They offer... More 

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

Dear B H, Thank you for choosing to stay at BuenaVista Hotel and for sharing your positive opinion about your experience with us. We like our guests to feel at home when visiting while we offer the best service possible. Our location is a privilege because we have beautiful views as well as an excellent climate and an enviable proximity... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely, just lovely. Rooms were beautiful, the grounds were amazing, awesome view of SanJose. It is set up in the hills so the weather was refreshingly cooler than the valley. The food was out of this world and amazingly inexpensive for the fresh and local fare. The staff was superb and the owner is an interesting fellow from the US.... More 

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

Dear Angie, Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts following your recent stay at BuenaVista Hotel. We are happy to know that your visit went that well. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and that we provided the service you deserve. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back soon. Ed More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fine hotel. Just out of the capital and airport. Very rest- and peacefull. Best beds in the country!! Good restaurant. Stunning view. Garden with small pool. Good climate (you don't need airco here). Booked 3 times during our Costa Rica roundtrip (because of central situated). Very pleasent stay.

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

Dear WineGiant, First of all thank you very much for choosing us and for sharing your positive opinion about your experience with us. We love to know that your stay was pleasant and that you have enjoyed our facilities as well as our great location. We hope you visit us soon so we can offer another satisfactory experience. Looking forward... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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97 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Booked for a family room. Located in separate bungalows we got room 1, a pleasant and spacious room with two queen size beds, for our youngest there was an extra bed. Close to the airport as well as near famous coffee plantations It is the perfect place to start your journey in Costa Rica if you just arrive at Alajuela... More 

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

Thank you for your comments about your stay. What seems odd to me is that both yours and the previous comment speak disparagingly about the restaurant. The fact is that the restaurant is beautifully decorated, and we have a chef in charge of food preparation. I dont think the previous comment was written by a guest who stayed in the... More 

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