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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 #4 of 30 hotels in Alajuela
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We recently stayed at Hotel Buena Vista at the start and end our of trip to Costa Rica. We were travelling with 3 young children (ages6,4&2) and we were made to feel very welcome. The hotel has beautiful views, rooms are very comfortable and clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful & a wonderful breakfast too! Thank you to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here on our way to Puerto Jimenez and loved it. The view is nice as I watched the sun rise, and the coffee beans glisten with dew, then the butterflies. Would stay again any time and hope to soon.

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were in Costa Rica on a Rotary trip and a fellow Rotarian recommended this hotel. American owned, well run, amazing staff -- and the rooms were perfect! We saw all the options and ended up staying in a villa, two queen beds and a full living room plus a porch with perfect views of the central valley. Twinkling lights... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of four stayed at Hotel Buena Vista the first night and last night of an 11 day trip to Costa Rica after having it recommended to us by friends who had been there recently. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the views were spectacular, and the food delicious. Our first morning there we were having trouble getting our... More

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San Angelo, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of 20-25 of us from San Angelo, TX have stayed at the Hotel Buena Vista for the past three years. We go to Costa Rica yearly for a church mission trip. At the end of our work week, we take a couple of days to relax and refresh. I was told about Hotel Buena Vista by a friend... More

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Larkspur, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here last night, our last night in CR, and appreciated the beautiful views of San Jose. They also prepped breakfast for us when we left for the airport this morning, which was nice. One aspect that may take getting used to is the "eco hotel" lights--lights won't go on unless you hang your key on a hook, a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

A little off the beaten path but not too far from the airport. A perfect place to stay if you have just landed in Costa Rica and need a place to stay for one or two nights before you explore the rest of the country. Once here, the hotel has wonderful guest services and can drive you anywhere you need... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was a lovely one night stop over. The grounds were very nice, the pool area was great, and our room was beautiful including the bathroom. I would have given an excellent but the food was not great....not bad just not outstanding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a first class hotel in an unexpected location....within driving distance of the San Jose airport. The panoramic views of the city are breathtaking and the hotel itself has an upscale decor which is also breathtaking that captures the essence of Costa Rica with a surprising sophistication and tranquility. The staff went out of their way to accommodate every... More

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We could not be happier with the Hotel Buena Vista and our recent stay earlier this month in July. The hotel is a hidden gem, in close proximity to the San Jose airport, yet out of the noisy city. The quaint hotel is located in the mountains with a breathtaking view of the valley and surrounding volcanos/mountains. We were greeted... More

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Address: Across from catholic church, Pilas, Alajuela, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Buena Vista 3*
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Buena Vista Alajuela
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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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