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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Orleans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Oxford, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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West Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first trip to Costa Rica. My vacation started and ended here. With all the new adventures I experienced in this country, Hotel Buena Vista was relaxing and had incredible views. The staff catered to my every need, made me feel like family. Anyone who vacations in Costa Rica needs to include this place in their plans!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On previous trips to CR, we have spent our first and last nights at another hotel. It has been closed for renovations, so I started looking for another hotel. I thought Hotel Buena Vista looked wonderful. I did call them directly several times with questions, they were extremely helpful, they also answered my emails quickly. We had several room needs,... More

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay was a really great experience. The staff was extremely helpful and english-capable. We look forward to a return visit in the future. The restaurant food was excellent - I chose the offerings typical of local fare.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a pleasant surprise! A perfect hotel to stay upon arrival or before departure from SJO. This hotel looked nice in the photos, and it was even better once we were there. It's a small, boutique hotel without the boutique price tag. In fact, pricing is very reasonable. Beautiful views, swimming pool, coffee plantations, and right next to the city... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Nice clean boutique hotel, comfortable stay with views of coffee plantations. Accommodating staff, near San Jose airport. Beautiful grounds and garden with a small pool. We would stay here again especially if visiting Poas volcano, coffee tours or La Paz waterfalls. The balcony room suited us best with views of the city lights at night.

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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

You can't get more. The design is an interesting architectural specialty. It feels like a Frank Llloyd Wright design. The lush manicured tropical landscape, the view of the Central Valley, the warmth of the lavish use of wood in the construction, all combine to make you feel like you are in a Wonderland. Perhaps you are. The best feature is... 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 Hotel
Buena Vista Alajuela
Hotel Buena Vista Costa Rica/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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