This hotel was a breath of fresh air...a little 27 room gem with a beautiful view! I stayed in one of the newly renovated standard rooms with a lovely view of the pool and gardens (modern accents, well appointed, comfy beds and bedding). This hotel could not be cleaner; it is apparent that the owner takes great pride in providing an excellent product...never mind the price value. A fruit platter of pineapple, papaya, banana and melon accompanied by fresh baked breakfast breads was a nice, fresh way to start my day!
The staff treated me like family and went out of their way to make my stay memorable. I was quite please and being that I had booked my stay there both the first and last evening of my trip it was especially nice to have the comfort of knowing my last night in Costa Rica would be an enjoyable one. In hind sight I wish I had stayed another night while visiting Arenal and Poas.
I had 4 meals in all and found the food to be well prepared and well presented, the owner must want his guests to be well fed too; portions are generous. Service is not fast but comfortable, I found that to be the case throughout the country...we're gently reminded to relax and enjoy. Hotel transportation was prompt and courteous.
All in all I can quite honestly recommend The Buena Vista. If there was a less than 4 out of 5 element I certainly did not experience it during my stay. My background is hotel catering so you can imagine how fussy I am.