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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed two nights here recently. What we liked: clean and well-appointed room, very nice hotel building and grounds, the restaurant had higher than average food quality, nice staff, they will provide transport to/from the San Jose airport. What we were disappointed with: shower in the room was super weak, the hotel's restaurant food was expensive, it's isolated...no other places... More 

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Thanks very much for the being our guests. For future guests I would like to clarify a couple points. About food cost, our menu prices INCLUDE 13% sales tax and a 10% gratuity which is mandated by Costa Rican law. Our main courses start at $13 for pasta pomodoro and fresh baked bread to rib eye steak for $22. Our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The absolute best and most gorgeous hotel I have ever seen!! My home away from home😍 Spotless; stunning views; perfectly situated in the hills of Alajuela and overlooking the million twinkling skyline lights at night😍 they thought of EVERYTHING!! I will never even consider staying anywhere else in San Jose; my heart is Buena Vista❤️

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yet not your typical airport stay! Hidden up on the hills of Allajuela, brilliant view, beautiful garden, friendly staff, good breakfast, free convenient airport shuttle. What more could you ask for?!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent two nights at Hotel Buena Vista, upon arriving and departing San Jose. The views are stunning, and the service impeccable. Wel oved Luis and the waitstaff's attention to detail (and humor!). Highly recommended to anyone coming in or out of San Jose airport!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first place we stayed in on our Costa Rica trip. I LOVED waking up to the gorgeous view in the backyard over the city.. It was very peaceful here. The property was so lush and so pretty. We felt safe here for sure. Relaxing around the pool after the amazing free hot breakfast was a plus! A... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 2 days at Buena Vista at the begining and end of our stay. we enjoyed very much our stay, ou breakfast and diner in this hotel. the service is vers accomodating and professional. It is located near the airport but in in a very calm area with a stunning viea of san Jose by night. It is perfect... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I understand that everyone's experience can be different. I've read enough reviews to see that the next review on one place can be the exact opposite of the first. We were there one night and had little interaction with many of the staff so take the review with that in mind. That being said...it was great. We arrived in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We chose this hotel for our first night in Costa Rica. It is ideally located less than 30 minutes from the Airport. Very clean, rooms are huge and have a little balcony (or a terrasse if you choose a more expensive one). Breakfast and service are good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Very pleased with our three generation family stay for one night at Hotel Buena Vista. It is name correctly - lovely views of San Jose day and night. Staff was friendly and very helpful at all times. I used a computer and printer for travel arrangements all went smoothly. We enjoyed our family dinner and included breakfast deciding to sit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We only stayed one night at the end of our first Costa Rica trip for my birthday in March. First my husband and I are still talking about the wonderful time we had on this vacation. Costa Rica is absolutely WONDERFUL with the most amazing people we have ever met. Everyone we encountered was so very pleasant. Now on to... More 

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