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Hotel Buena Vista

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  • Average8%
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hotel Buena Vista was a great start to our 2 week adventure in Costa Rica. Pros - friendly staff. - clean and spacious rooms. - comfortable beds. - balcony with a beautiful view of the mountains. - grounds are very green and lush. - pool...More

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Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded yesterday

Am glad that the facilities of the hotel and staff were as they should be. We have had many favorable comments on the food, and some bad. We pay a lot of attention to how the food is presented, and how it tastes. Appreciate your...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed at this hotel for one night before our return flight as our previous hotel was good 4-5h drive from the airport. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the views are amazing and the room was big, clean and very nice. It was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nature Air left us stranded in the early AM and we needed a place to stay. I found Buena Vista online and called to book a room. We arrived to a very friendly front desk person who held our bags and invited us to enjoy...More

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Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 1 week ago

Remember talking with you on the back terrace of the hotel. You were on a flight with Nature Air and, when you got to an airport, the plane couldn't land because it was too dark. Am very glad you found our hotel, and hope next...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we stayed for the last two nights at the end of a long CR visit. The hotel sports great mountain views across the city. Its close to the airport, Volcan Poas (though closed at the time of our visit), Zoo Ave and only short drive...More

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Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for writing a review of our hotel so that others will know more about it. First your comments about the views of the valley below and the spaciousness of the villas are important because they are actually the case. As for the street...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hotel located close to San Jose and the international airport. Great look over a nice tropical garden and nice room, very nice and helpful staf. Beginning or ending your trip here is a great gift! Have fun.More

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Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 2 weeks ago

Edgar, Thanks for saying that staying in our hotel is a gift. To the contrary it is a gift to have guests such as yourself. The view over the garden is of the Central Valley of Costa Rica. Guests can see the cities of San...More

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Ian L
June 1, 2017|
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Response from Lori C | Reviewed this property |
The staff were wonderful about picking us up at the airport at no additional cost. They also offer all sorts of excursions at very reasonable prices. Poaz is usually a 6 hour tour and costs approximately $120.00 for 2... More
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David19480
September 22, 2016|
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No charge for airport shuttle... It is free. Great deal! Great little boutique hotel. You will like it.
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September 6, 2016|
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Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela | Property representative |
Thank you for your question, we have some smoke outside area where you you are alowed
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