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    Hotel Buena Vista

    Across from catholic church, Pilas 4050, Costa Rica
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The owner of the resort we stayed at in the Ojo Peninsula highly recommended the Hotel Buena Vista. We reserved it for only one night after flights got changed at the end of our trip. We did not even need to call the Hotel for...More

    Thank Jane S
    Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 3 days ago

    Thank you for your review of our hotel. We try to give good service to you and other guests. Although everything may be perfect, if you aren't treated well, none of it matters- We appreciate the recommendation of the restaurant owner, and hope that he...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    This is such a beautiful property, tucked in amongst the coffee plantations. The staff were so very friendly and welcoming. Diego served us the most delicious breakfast and dinner and Ed (owner) came by our table for a personal greeting. The room was so charming,...More

    Thank stuscholl
    Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 3 weeks ago

    Remember your visit and talking with you. Thank you for writing and telling others about our hotel. One thing that future guests would also like to know is that the hotel provides courtesy transportation to and from the international airport. It is by prior arrangement...More

    Reviewed May 31, 2017

    What a wonderful place to stay. This was our first stop in Costa Rica and we were very pleased. We ended up staying longer than expected due to my son getting ill and needing to be hospitalized briefly. The grounds were beautiful and peaceful and...More

    Thank Lori C
    Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded June 3, 2017

    Thank you for writing. You were considered special. As recall we took your son to the hospital. The hotel is removed from the city so it is quiet and peaceful here. It is a good environment in which to recover from a hospital stay. Am...More

    Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

    The staff was wonderful so I'm hesitant to write anything negative as you can tell they care and love that they do. the other reviews led me to think the hotel was nicer and more updated than it was. It was rainy season so overall...More

    Thank sunniekate
    Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded June 3, 2017

    Thank you for your comments about your stay. Your sense of smell was very keen, and you detected all the different odors and dampness that we have. As you were experiencing all the odors, you didn't have time to reflect on or see the things...More

    Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

    A hidden gem. Hotel is clean and comfortable with pretty views of the valley and a yummy breakfast. We arrived late so security guard let us in and showed us to our room. They had left us a nice note. Hotel is a little tough...More

    Thank daniarwen
    Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded June 3, 2017

    Thank you for reviewing our hotel. You mentioned our security guard who is a real benefit to the hotel because of his excellent English. Breakfast, as you point out is good. It is a complete one with eggs, fresh furits, cheese, juice, toasts,jelly, coffee, and...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room Service
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Concierge
    • Things to do
    • Pool
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    • $122 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 30
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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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    September 22, 2016|
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    Response from jmascia5 | Reviewed this property |
    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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    Thank you for your question, we have some smoke outside area where you you are alowed
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    "The halls can echo a bit and rooms near the swimming pool could be loud if the pool is crowded."
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    "Request Rm #10"
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    "Next time we go to Costa Rica, this will be where we start, and where we end, our trip."
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    "The small rooms on the side of the mountain offer great views of San Jose."
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