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Hotel Buena Vista

3.0 of 5 Across from catholic church, Pilas, Alajuela, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
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Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We used this hotel as our base near enough to the airport but up on the mountain. The perfect jumping off place to explore Costa Rica. The staff was amazing and very helpful in arranging transport and assisting with tours.

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Sunnyvale, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for two nights at the end of our three week Costa Rica trip. This was the most expensive hotel we stayed at, and we were looking to kick back a bit. This hotel was both recommended by my brother and the pictures/ reviews looked great. However, for the price, I expected more; 1. Breakfast - while there... More 

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

Thank you for staying here and taking the time to write a review. We strive to provide a high quality experience here at the best price we can. Premium quality food products are quite expensive here, many being equal to or higher than the U.S.A. We purchase the best food products available. A "casado" is a typical Costa Rican meal... More 

Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our three day stay at Hotel Buena Vista could not have been better! If you want exceptional service, wonderful food deliciously prepared, beautifully decorated accommodations that are comfortable and spacious, beautiful vistas in a paradise setting, then book your stay here! The tours from the Hotel are a must. The drivers are also excellent tour guides, very knowledgeable and very... More 

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

Thanks very much for such a positive review. I remember these guests very well since they lived in the Bahamas 25 years and we happen to live somewhat close to one another in USA. I know you enjoyed our San Jose city tour and our La Paz Waterfall Park tour. Unfortunately the Poas volcano was obscured by clouds on your... More 

Barbados
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of six enjoyed staying at one of the beautiful, spacious villas. The staff was wonderful--very accommodating. They had a boxed breakfast waiting for us on days when we had to leave early. There were quality vehicles and drivers for hire. The drivers were also excellent tour guides. The location had wonderful views and cool evening breezes. Even the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting is lovely with a view over the whole Central Valley including San Jose. Rooms are spotless and tastefully decorated. Comfortable beds. Excellent service. Friendly atmosphere and we enjoyed getting to know some of the other guests.

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Cornwall, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Hotel Buena Vista for three nights at the end of our stay in Costa Rica. We found the staff to be helpful and welcoming. The rooms were spacious and comfortable, and the view, outstanding. We found the food to be of good value and quality, though the menu is limited. We highly recommend the Doka Coffee Tour... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Striking beauty, nice free fresh fruit coffee and bread breakfast each day. Family of 5 stayed here one night on way to Manuel Antonio, and 2 nights on our return. Was nice to return knowing what to expect. Little boutique style hotel with nice pool (have not seen anyone use it) and amazing view of SJ in the distance (both... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this hotel very warm and comfortable. The first visit was for 3 days at the beginning of our vacation and for 1 day at the end, just before flying home. Lovely staff; Michael, the 2 Randalls, Aaron, Manuel, Adriana, Zenia and all those who's name we missed: Thank you for making our first impression of Costa Rica so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is very nice with beautiful gardens and a gorgeous view of the central valley. There is a nice walking trail through gardens and coffee plants. The rooms are very clean modern and the hotel has good wifi. The restaurant is excellent and the service is very good. The hotel provides a great selection of local tours such as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We arrived at the hotel in the pouring rain, other than a warm welcome we were greeted with disinterest. It seemed we were the only guests and the hotel seemed very dark. I understand that it was low season but we expected more, especially for the price. We had a early morning pick to go to Tortuguero and arranged for... More 

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

I am very sorry that your experience at Hotel Buena Vista was not 100% satisfactory. We strive to provide a very high level of quality, service and overall value. You mention that the hotel was mostly empty and this is true. Costa Rica has virtually no tourism in Oct. due to heavy rain which ends in mid Nov. A $20... 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*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Buena Vista Hotel
Buena Vista Alajuela
Hotel Buena Vista Costa Rica/Alajuela
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Alajuela
#7 Family Hotel in Alajuela

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