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Buena Vista Lodge

Canas Dulces, Rincon de La Vieja, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tienen Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very , very basic room and bathroom. Room and bed were not comfortable. Swimming pool not well maintained. Breakfast and dinner not OK !!! Hanging bridges are really nothing special ! The way to the lodge is more than 1 hour drive on very bad road !! The only positive thing was the sunset at the mirador.

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aocampo, Owner at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Dear John, Greetings from Buena Vista Lodge! We are sorry to be acknowledge that our lodge did not meet your expectations. Here at Buena Vista Lodge we daily make our very best effort to host satisfied customers and exceed expectations. In regards to your comments, yes our lodge is an hour from Liberia with a 35 minute drive on a... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great time in the Spa, pools, canopy and all activities. The cabins are amazing unfortunately no ac so it is hard to manage. Food also is not the best, too many people in April and they mix the turist that come for the day with the ones that stayed over night for lunch so if you are hungry go early.

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

If you are looking for a genuine experience, this is your place. We stayed for five nights during the course of our honeymoon. We love outdoor activities and the simplistic lifestyles, this place is like summer camp for adults and families. Breakfast each day was the highlighted meal, the juice is so fresh and the coffee is amazing. Lunch and... More 

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Lake County, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I have been to Buena Vista many times in the past with groups for full day of activities and it's always been great. This was my first time staying in one of their accommodations. We had a lovely cabin overlooking the lake. Thought it would be difficult with no a/c or TV but we loved our two night stay. Two... More 

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Beek en Donk, The Netherlands
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22 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Overall: Excellent hotel. Food however (dinerbuffet) is poor and not tasty. Better choose a la carte meal. Rooms are okay. But after replacing a fluorescent lamp there was glass all over the place.They didn't clean it by themsleves, we had to ask for it. Lot's of activities. Driving from Panam hwy is 45 minutes, a real Costarica road. Heavy storms... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is our second time staying here. This trip we stayed for three nights. Can't beat the value. A bit of a drive, but not bad once you get used to it. Food is fine. Sunset bar is really a treat... Rooms are clean...We enjoy walking the on-site hanging bridges (a bit rustic but free)...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was by far one of the most amazing places I have ever been! I was traveling with 3 other ladies and shared a lake view cabin. There was plenty of room for all of us, and all the stuff we packed. We were able to enjoy a night hike with Ian, definitely ask for him by name, he was... More 

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Appleton
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Our room had two full beds, adequate bathroom and a front porch with a bench. There was no TV, hair dryer, air but had a fan. So it was a bit spartan, but that was the charm. We were with a travel group and the company chose this lodge so we would not have to take a bus for our... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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15 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

It is a long, long way to get here; however, once you arrive you can enjoy horseback riding, zip-lining, thermal baths and mud, and plenty of areas to hike on suspension bridges to see monkeys and birds, or spend time watching a sunset. The winds really blow from late afternoon through the evening, but the cabins are comfortable, large and... More 

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Almost Paris
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We went to the Buena Vista Lodge as part of a circuit in Costa Rica and I expect that is the case for most visitors. On the positive side the rooms are large and comfortable, the grounds are very pleasant and apart from the reception, the staff are very friendly. On the negative side we arrived at about 17h00 after... More 

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