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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 August 16, 2008
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    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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ny, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2008

At first i was sort of hesitant traveling to costa rica alone (my friend was meeting me a day later), but the staff at hotel buena vista arranged for my hotel pick up & made me feel welcomed & comfortable to be there. When my friend did arrive, we (continuously) asked the staff's advice on what to do, where to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2008

The hotel is comfortable rather than luxurious. It is close to the international airport and is a good choice to avoid having to stay in San Jose. It has a small pool and a spectacular view over the central valley. The added extra however is the staff - they really go out of their way to be friendly and helpful.... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2008

A really comfortable hotel and conveniently placed for the airport. Rooms are a decent size, many with balconies with views of either the central valley or the hotel gardens. Well maintained and scrupulously clean, nice bathrooms, TV and a decent bar and restaurant as well as free internet access in the lobby. There's a shuttle available to the airport, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2008

Our whole family (two adults a 15 year old and a 12 year old) really enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Buena Vista. The hotel itself is very lovely, the rooms were very comfortable and we really enjoyed the meal we had in their resteraunt. Not only that, but we had a 6:00 a.m. flight, and they arranged for the... More

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new york, ny
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2008

When Tropical Storm Alma made us reroute our plans in Costa Rica, a lovely gentleman had recommended heading to Alajuela. With nowhere planned to stay, we followed signs for the Hotel Buena Vista. What a pleasant surprise! The hotel was lovely, and the staff, even lovelier. When we left, it was like saying goodbye to good friends. Everyone was fabulous,... More

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west virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2008

This gem of a hotel very close to the airport in San Jose was a stopover for us, but turned out to be a splendid "destination". The site is beautiful, the staff is very friendly, and the price is reasonable. The food in the restaurant on site was very good, and we ate all of our meals there. There are... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2008

My wife and I recently spent two nights at Hotel Buena Vista in Alajuela, Costa Rica. Driving up to the location was exciting, as the hotel is set in lovely hills overlooking Costa Rica's Central Valley area; but our actual view ("vista") from our room left us a bit wanting. Turned out that there were only a few rooms with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2008

My visit to Costa Rica began at Buena Vista. Was picked up at the airport with the Buena Vista shuttle and when we arrived check in was smooth. Rooms are generously sized, clean and comfortable. Service and staff impecable. I had left a pair of perscription glasses in the room and they not only found them but returned them to... More

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New York City, New York
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2008

I wanted to stay in a place close to the airport which could be a central spot to see the Poas volcano from. It turned out they only offered full day tours, not half, unless we wanted to pay $50-70 for a private taxi to see it. Although the hotel is nice, and they have a small pool, nice garden... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2008

Recommended by another great hotel owner in the area, "Ed" has a great place here with miraculous views of the valley and a very good kitchen. The people who work there are eager to please and really make the stay nice. Stayed in a lot of places, this is one I will return to. Max Jackson, Venice Florida

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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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