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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fine hotel. Just out of the capital and airport. Very rest- and peacefull. Best beds in the country!! Good restaurant. Stunning view. Garden with small pool. Good climate (you don't need airco here). Booked 3 times during our Costa Rica roundtrip (because of central situated). Very pleasent stay.

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

Dear WineGiant, First of all thank you very much for choosing us and for sharing your positive opinion about your experience with us. We love to know that your stay was pleasant and that you have enjoyed our facilities as well as our great location. We hope you visit us soon so we can offer another satisfactory experience. Looking forward... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked for a family room. Located in separate bungalows we got room 1, a pleasant and spacious room with two queen size beds, for our youngest there was an extra bed. Close to the airport as well as near famous coffee plantations It is the perfect place to start your journey in Costa Rica if you just arrive at Alajuela... More 

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

Thank you for your comments about your stay. What seems odd to me is that both yours and the previous comment speak disparagingly about the restaurant. The fact is that the restaurant is beautifully decorated, and we have a chef in charge of food preparation. I dont think the previous comment was written by a guest who stayed in the... More 

Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this hotel on our way to Poas Volcano. We were warmly welcomed and were lucky enough to book the last room for the night. The hotel is beautiful, the rooms are outstandingly outfitted and incredibly comfortable. We thought we had died and gone to heaven. Then it was 6:30 pm and the dining room filled up. The dining... More 

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

Dear Jane, Thank you for taking the time to write your thoughts about your stay. We agree with you the dining room is noisy. It isn´t bad if it isn´t full. The hotel plays classical background music. Dining there the other night, the music was hardly noticeable. Have instructed the waiters to raise the volume of the music which will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights in June to begin our vacation in Costa Rica. This is a great hotel with beautiful grounds and awesome views of San Jose in the valley below. Our flight arrived into SJO after midnight, but we had arranged in advance with the hotel to have a shuttle pickup ($25 for 5 of us -... More 

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

Dear BEM21, Thank you very much for sharing your opinion about your experience at Buena Vista Hotel. We know that to start a vacation a good service is extremely important. Our mission is to always provide an excellent experience caring above all our customers. We hope you choose us again, Ed More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Hotel Buena Vista on our last night in Costa Rica. They upgraded our family to the balcony room, and the view was outstanding. Looking out over the city lights and the dramatic clouds was fantastic. We ate dinner and breakfast there, which was very convenient, and the food was good. Everyone at the front desk and... More 

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

Dear Andrea, We love that you have shared his opinion so positive about their stay. Surely we are located in an area where the night views of the city are wonderful and we love knowing that they have enjoyed. We work every day to offer the best stay to our customers and your opinions help us to do better every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We spent the last night of our 11 days here at the suggestion of the US expats we rented a beach house from the previous week. The GPS in our rental car got us here with no problem although we were concerned it was too far from the airport. However, once you see the view, you won't mind the drive... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your thoughts following your recent stay with us. Your comments are indeed valuable to us, and we are glad to know you enjoyed your stay and the service we offered. For us it is very important to take good care our guests. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I had originally booked in a hotel near the airport for our last night but at the last minute changed to here. So glad I did. The hotel is about 20 minutes from the airport but with free shuttle included that isn't an issues. The grounds are beautiful, the view over San Jose amazing and the rooms attractive and recently... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

When you're in Costa Rica's Central Valley, enjoy a stay at Alajuela's Hotel Buena Vista. It is nice and well-maintained. The staff is friendly and helpful. The breakfast of fresh tropical fruits along with strong Costa Rican coffee is good too. Many attractions are nearby whether you like zip-lining, waterfalls, volcanoes, exotic jungle creatures or butteflies, there is something for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I did lots of research trying to decide where to stay for one night in between our arrival at SJO and our flight to the Osa Peninsula. I am so happy we chose Hotel Buena Vista. The overall area of Alajuela isn't the best to explore, but this spot was great. The Villas are where it's at...spacious rooms, large upgraded... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My family and I had a great stay at Hotel Buena Vista. It is very close and convenient to the airport and the pickup and drop off service was much appreciated and very efficient. The rooms are tastefully decorated and the beds are very comfortable. The pool is small but nice and the (very short) little coffee trail is lovely.... More 

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