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Orange, Australia
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have an option of just day tripping here - to use their facilities - and I think that is a very good option. I stayed here two nights - the rooms are OK - but NOISY. Zero soundproofing, no TV's, phones etc - which was fine for me. The food is expensive, and not great. So if I did... More 

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Dear client: Thank you for visiting us and sharing your comments about your stay. We are sorry to hear about the inconvenience of the noise at your room. Taking into consideration our clients´ comments about this matter, we have as a future project to invest in some sound-proofing method that will help us to control the noise between rooms. We... More 

Wayland, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not stay; a day trip only. 4 adults (?), a 3-year old, and a 7-week old. 3 adults had a great time on the water slide - 1 on "slow," 1 "medium," 1 "fast," all fun. No kids under 6, with good reason, but there were "almost tears." Coffee tasting and purchase of a pound of whole bean... More 

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Nevada City, California
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61 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

About an hour drive from Liberia (4wd suggested).Great accommodations, so much to see and do. We went there to be close to Rincon de la Viejo, but we never left the property. Incredible view from the sunset bar. Horses, water slide, waterfall and much more. Great breakfast included.The hot springs were the best we've ever seen. On a scale of... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking to get away from the modern amenities...this is the place for you! Entertainment: There are no TVs in your room! Nor is there a phone to order room service or get wake up calls. TIP: bring an iPad or laptop for evening entertainment, as there is Free WiFi Tours: This is a place where ppl pay... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
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Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

We made a reservation and did not quite know what to expect. We were really surprised by the nice little house that our room was, great views, an amazing spa (!!) and a good restaurant ( try the seabass!!) with very friendly staff. Clean spacious room, two big beds The only disadvantage I can mention is the distance to Rincon... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 hotel reviews
Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

A very good place for a quick stay. Quite inexpensive and the hot springs and hike to waterfall are terrific. Cabin we had was noisy and right by pool. Okay for one night but if I was staying longer I would definitely pay more and get a cabin away from main area. Watching the sunset at the bar was beautiful.

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Reviewed October 3, 2016

it is secluded but its well worth it, we had a good time for the 3 nights we spent there, staff is friendly, the place is beautiful, well kept, lots of activities to do, not too much variety of food, overprice for the food, and no other choices, but I still comeback for some more fun!!!

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Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

This lodge has a huge "garden/park" with free hanging bridges. Super nice to walk there and searching for toucans. You can have several activities like canopy and waterslide. The lodge is long way from eateries, so you're stuck with having a meal at the lodge. Food at the lodge was good. You could eat from the buffet as well as... More 

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Barrington, New Hampshire
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 23, 2016

I have been here twice, it is a fun bumpy ride up to the lodge. The lodge is a rustic working ranch with horses you can ride, ziplining through the jungle and a fun waterslide. The pool has a little swim up bar, the food and drink are a little pricey for what it is but to experience the off... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed August 30, 2016

At first sight (when we we're approaching by our 4x4 vehicle) I was not very happy with this place. But Buena V. is pushing you to discover it. And after cuple of hours my opinion was changing. Decent swimming pool nice suspension brdge tour. On second day we took a horseback riding to forest spa and that is just one... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Buena Vista is a cattle raising Hacienda that changed part of its activity to dedicate itself to ecologic tourism in a rustic environment conserving the idiosyncrasy and culture of the zone. It is located 31 km. from Liberia and it borders with the Rincon de la Vieja National Park. It has an area of approximately 2,000 acres, 1,400 of which are intended to regenerate the forest and where adventure activities take place, always protecting the environment. The remaining 600 acres are dedicated to cattle rising and the ranch produces the majority of the products that the Lodge consumes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buena Vista Lodge

Address: | Canas Dulces, Rincon de La Vieja, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Rincon de La Vieja
Price Range: $68 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Buena Vista Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 76
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Buena Vista Hotel Rincon De La Vieja
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“Stay in Liberia.”
 of 5 bubbles SoulPursuits, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“any room is good, is just depend how much you want to pay, but this place is lovely!!!”
 of 5 bubbles marlonc742, Oct 3, 2016 | Read review
“We had a pond view cabin, nice and clean, no luxuries, basic and practical.”
 of 5 bubbles louiset149, Feb 8, 2016 | Read review
“private cabin”
 of 5 bubbles sarah_cleaver, Jan 26, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view. I though rooms had private hammocks - most did not.”
 of 5 bubbles 153stacis, Nov 4, 2015 | Read review
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