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“Beautiful hotel with wonderful views!” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #3 of 25 Hotels in Santa Teresa
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“Beautiful hotel with wonderful views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

I just returned from my trip to Hotel Buenos Aires last week. I travelled with my boyfriend, and we stayed for 5 nights. This place was as wonderful as I expected. The property is immaculate, the views are stunning, and the mini fridge is always full in each room. In my opinion it's a perfect spot for couples, as the sitting area and tables outside each room make the perfect laid back place to watch the sunset. I'm going to be honest here and say, that unless you are in moderately good shape or have an ATV or 4-wheel drive car, the steep climb to the hotel could pose a challenge after a while. It's really that steep! We had a car, and went back and forth between walking and driving down the hill. I didn't personally mind the walk, but did enjoy taking a dip in the pool on the way back to the hotel. As others have said Javier is a fantastic host. He makes this place truly special! I would definitely stay here again!
~Lindsay

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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buenosaireshotel, Gerente at Hotel Buenos Aires, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Lindsay, lt was a pleasure have you and Matt with us. We love to have people like you guys!
Thank you for take some time and write a review for us! l really aprecate your honesty.
Wish you the best.
Love from Mal Pais.
J.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Regina, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

My husband and I had a chance to stay here in February 2014 for 3 nights. The hill is quite steep to get up to the hotel but once you get to the top it is breathtaking and peaceful. By far one of the best views you will get in the entire area. It's quiet and Javier was amazing to deal with. The rooms were cleaned every single day and the mini bar restocked every day as well. The pool is definitely worth it if you are walking up to the hotel and need to cool off quick half way. Also the restaurant serves an unreal breakfast and the best tuna we have ever tasted. We would definitely stay here again next time we travel through Santa Theresa/Mal Pais. Thanks again to Javier for being such a great host and always being there when we had questions or needed a quick ride up the hill on a hot 39 degree day!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Best place to spend the afternoon on a hot summer's day! There is a constant gentle breeze on the hillside that lulls you to sleep. Stunning views, immaculately clean rooms. Javier is the perfect host, always available and super friendly. Excellent location close to shops, restaurants and a great surf break. The walk up the hill is steep, but it's worth it. I ended up staying 15 days and you had to tear me away. Can't wait to go back...

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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buenosaireshotel, Propietario at Hotel Buenos Aires, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Thank you Mirella for choosing us! Like l told you, it was a real pleasure have you here with us. We really enjoy having guest like you, willing to explore and enjoy our little town.
You are always welcome!
All the best.
J.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Had a wonderfull time and the best attention in Hotel buenos aires. It has, by far, the best sunset view in Santa Teresa. We were a group of 12 friends and not only the attention but the great vibe makes this hotel an excelent choice for your vacations.
Javier and Flor are excellent hosts that will make you feel just like home.
Pros, the pool, restaurant just steps away, the view!!
Gracias Javito y Flor por la buena onda!!

Room Tip: Only Upper rooms have AC, although downstairs rooms dont really need one.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Its was two years ago that I was fortunate enough to be traveling around Costa Rica and finding such an incredible Hotel when arriving to Mal Pais/Santa Teresa. Loved it so much that I ended up staying there for the rest of my vacation. Ever since, I've been going back once every 3/4 months!!!!
If you are looking for a place to rest, make incredible friends, experience the most beautiful sunsets, surf all day and everyday, and eat at THE best restaurant in town... then Hotel Buenos Aires is your spot. Javi and Flor, the owners, will make you feel at home and will always be there for you on anything you may need.
Have just come back from an amazing week-long getaway with friends and I'm already planning when will be my next visit.... hopefully very soon.

Here are some tips if looking for hotels in the area and why I always stay in Hotel Buenos Aires:
1) From Nov-May it doesn't rain, no paved roads and lots of dust. Stay a little more uphill for cleaner air
2) Tends to be really REALLY hot. Staying near the beach is nice, but you don't have any breeze to cool you down
3) Can find some monkeys on the trees near the beach, funny creatures but can be noisy in the early mornings
4) Finding a hotel with a pool can be a plus when you need to escape from the hot mid-day sun (this hotel has a nice relaxing pool adjacent to the restaurant/bar... sipping a margarita while overlooking the ocean is a MUST)

Enjoy!!!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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buenosaireshotel, Propietario at Hotel Buenos Aires, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
WOW! Hernan, thank you so much for this amazing words!
l have to tell you, l never thought we are going to become such a good friends, Flo and l really fall in love with all your family and we are exiting when you guys are coming down for a visit.
lt's true that we try to do our best to help to all our guest to have a wonderful experience, but is a 2 ways road, we only can give 50% and the other 50% is the feedback from people like you make our hotel like it is; without the sopport and the good vibres from our guest it would be impossible.
l can't wait to share a few more waves with you, man. Hope to see you again soon, next time l'm in charge of the ron, haha!
Big hug from Mal Pais.
J.
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I spent 10 nights aprox with 11 friends on Apr 2014. Javier was not only a great host but he made us feel like he was one more friend in our group. Sharing mate (argentine infusion drink) and talks as we overlooked the town below.
Javi is also a great surfer who knows the local breaks and can easily help you out if you need any assistance on where to go, take lessons or rent a board.
Every good thing comes with something bad, in this case I'd say the cost of such a great view is the hike! That's no problem if you don't mind walking or you can ask Javi on where to rent a quad or a pick up truck, problem solved.
Also try the restaurant "Brisas" right below the hotel, they serve great breakfast and super delicious fish for dinner.
I would definitely return to Hotel Buenos Aires!
Pura vida!

Room Tip: The nicest room is the first one on the left as you go up the staris.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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buenosaireshotel, Propietario at Hotel Buenos Aires, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Thank you Tommy for take some time and write this beautiful review!
Like l told you, it was a real pleasure meet you and the guys, l'm very happy how thing went the 10 days you expended with us. We have such a good time!!!
Hope you can come back some day, we'll ready for more Ron&coke and good waves.
Love from Mal Pais.
Javi.
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This was the best place we stayed in Costa Rica during our month long adventure. Clean, Chill, And Relaxing. Watching the sunset was unreal with the panoramic view. A Surfers Paradise! We will be back! Thanks again Javi!

Justin and Bri

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
#2 Best Value Hotel in Santa Teresa
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Hotel Buenos Aires Costa Rica/Santa Teresa

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