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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 NEW

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 1 week 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 1 week 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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New Orleans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 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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West Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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 July 20, 2014 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 July 8, 2014

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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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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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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