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#3 of 30 in Santa Teresa
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
5.0
Service
4.9
Value
4.9

Finding an ideal quaint hotel in Santa Teresa does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Hotel Buenos Aires, a nice option for travelers like you.

Hotel Buenos Aires offers guests an array of room amenities including a minibar, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers beach chairs and a sun terrace, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a pool and an on-site restaurant. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Santa Teresa's popular shawarma restaurants such as Zula Restaurant and Burger Rancho, all a short distance from Hotel Buenos Aires.

Hotel Buenos Aires looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Santa Teresa.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Restaurant
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
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Minibar
Refrigerator
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Grade: 77 out of 100
20Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.3 miles
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Vera B wrote a review Apr 2021
17 contributions27 helpful votes
Javi’s Hotel Buenos Aires is one of those places you don’t want to write a review about because you don’t want to share the magic. My husband and I stayed there for a week and it’s just paradise. The vibe is super relaxed and so warm and welcoming, Javi and Flo are doing an amazing job. The rooms are beautiful and clean, and nothing can compare to the view from each room’s hammock and/or chairs! It’s breathtaking and we also absolutely recommend to check out the sunset from the beautiful garden - just wow! The location is great and close to all amenities and restaurants, the beach is a 10 min walk max., but to be honest we didn’t want to leave there too often :) There is a restaurant down the stairs that serves breakfast and is also open in the evenings, the chef there is super nice and friendly and speaks to every guest in the mornings welcoming us! He is also an amazing cook - we spent a few evenings there and the dinner was fantastic. It is important to note that you should be prepared to walk quite the steep hill up when going to the hotel (or drive it of course) and also between the rooms and the restaurant/pool area. We loved it though, it was a nice workout every time :) all in all - thank you so much for having us there, we might come back and never leave again!!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Apr 20, 2021
Thank you very much Vera (and Simon) for such beautiful review of our place. lt was a pleasure to have you here. Big hug from Mal Pais :) J.
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ACtravel1397 wrote a review Mar 2021
Phoenix, Arizona19 contributions5 helpful votes
Absolutely book a trip here. Javi and Flo made us feel so at home. The view is magical it’s the best place in Santa Theresa to watch the sunset. Having an amazing breakfast included everyday is such a fantastic addition. And you’re walking distance to tons of fabulous restaurants. We were able to get up the hill with our very small rental car just fine. Javi is always around to refer you to local places and to make sure you’re having the best trip. He even took beautiful photos of my partner and I watching the sunset. It was absolutely one of our favorite stays and we look forward to coming back really soon. Also they have a very cute dog that made our trip even better.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Javier de Lamor Vallario, Propietario at Hotel Buenos Aires
Responded Mar 15, 2021
Wow, Abbie! Thank you very much for this beautiful review of our place. lt was a pleasure to have you both here and hope to see you around som day :) Hugs from Mal Pais. J. B.A. Hotel
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Charles P wrote a review Feb 2021
Charlottesville, Virginia2 contributions
What a perfect hotel. I hope to return some day soon! Such a great vibe and clean, comfortable rooms. One of the best views in town and the breakfast was excellent. You’re extremely fortunate if you get to stay here. The owners treat you like family.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Javier de Lamor Vallario, Propietario at Hotel Buenos Aires
Responded Mar 15, 2021
Thank you very much Charlie for share you vacations with us. For us is also important how nice our guest are and you are in the top, ha! ;) Hugs! Javi B.A. Hotel
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Ani H wrote a review Jan 2021
San Pedro, Costa Rica2 contributions
Comfortable & clean rooms, friendly staff, great restaurant, great location, and mesmerizing views. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet and relaxed stay while being close to everything.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Mar 15, 2021
Thank you Ani for share your vacations with us, it was great to have you here, hope yo see you again :)
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ccthemayor wrote a review Dec 2020
Michigan12 contributions1 helpful vote
Javi is a great host. Must stay here! Very clean and Javi is there to answer anything you need. It is a climb and great exercise but if you need stop half way and take a dip in pool it will rejuvenate you. It seems to attract a great clientele to have friendly evening and morning chats if you like. Highly recommend this place!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Javier de Lamor Vallario, Propietario at Hotel Buenos Aires
Responded Mar 15, 2021
Thank you very much for share your vacations with us, it was great to meet you an share a few waves :) All the best! J. B.A. Hotel
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Cecilie S wrote a review Feb 2020
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica4 contributions
Me and my friend stayed here for 4 days and absolutely loved it. There is a great vibe. Nice and clean room and a hammock outside the room. The view and sunsets are the best! Javi were very helpful, answered all our questions and gave us good recommendations for food. Amazing place! You should definitely go there :)
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Responded Feb 7, 2020
Thank you very much Cecilie for this awesome review of our place! lt was a pleasure meet you and have you here. Hope everything went great with the rest of your trip from Costa! Big love! Javi B.A. Hotel
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Vilja E wrote a review Jan 2020
4 contributions
We were three friends travelling together in Santa Teresa and hotel Buenos Aires was a beautiful place to stay in! The rooms and the whole yard was very clean and every room had a hammock in the front patio. Also the view was amazing! The hotel is situated on a hill so it was nice to watch the sunset away from the dusty main road. It was a bit of climbing to get to the hotel but it was good exercise and the playa Carmen was just down the hill. Supermarket and surf board rentals were availabe just near the hotel and the beach access. And what a friendly and helpfull owner couple, muchas gracias! The breakfast at the nearby restaurant was okay; it could've been more diverse and the service was quite slow at times. But all in all we would definitely recommend hotel Buenos Aires!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Javier d, Propietario at Hotel Buenos Aires
Responded Jan 30, 2020
Thank you Vilja for write this review! lt was a pleasure have you and the girls with us. Sorry about breakfast, you don't eat eggs so we got less options, but we will make it better :) Hope you enjoyed the little plane and had a smooth flight back home. Big hug! Javi B.A. Hotel
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TravelBug5Toronto wrote a review Jun 2019
Toronto, Canada52 contributions39 helpful votes
My 23 year old son and I were doing a mom and son trip. He wanted the hippie hostel vibe and I wanted a pampered spa. Lol. We found Hotel Buenos Aires and we both fell in love with the charm, absolutely spectacular views and the wonderful vibe! We didn’t have to think twice about booking for the night. Although the rooms aren’t 5 star, Javi and Flo have taken great personal pride in making the rooms clean, warm and cozy. We opted for a room with a fan instead of AC and it was just fine! We would highly recommend this spot to all. The road up is an adventure but that made it more memorable as did the walk down the mountain stairs to the village. Javi and Flo have poured a labour of love into this spot and the people that visit. I’m not sure I could do five nights (my son certainly could have! But we loved it!). They are renovating the restaurant so it isn’t available now but don’t let that stop you. Stop. Relax. Enjoy. The views and calm spirit of this spot are worth the trip! Thank you Javi and Flo for your 20 years loving and building this spot for adventurers to come stay and fall in love with the dream you started.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Javier d, Propietario at Hotel Buenos Aires
Responded Jun 10, 2019
Thank you very much Judith for this awesome review! lt was a pleasure to have you both with us. We love to have guest like you, guys! Hope to see you again around :) All the best! J. B.A. Hotel.
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John Z wrote a review Mar 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota20 contributions9 helpful votes
We stayed at Hotel Buenos Aires for 9 nights in March. Having been to Santa Teresa before I had an idea that the hill was going to as extreme as it was, the hill it is situated on is no joke. We rented a Toyota Rav4 4x4 so driving up and down is no problem, walking on the other hand will take your breath away every time. However, it is totally worth it, the view from up at the hotel and the pool/restaurant is absolutely amazing! The hotel is basic, clean and lovely. There are about 10 rooms, there is A/C and electric shower head which provided plenty of hot water. A small fridge in the room and 2 beds. I was traveling with my friend and we loved our view and our air conditioning as it can get quite hot for us trying to sleep coming from frigid Minnesota. The owners were delightful and helped us anytime we had a question. Breakfast is perfect with coffee, juice, fruit, toast and your choice of typical Tico breakfast of rice and beans and eggs etc. or a yogurt and granola bowl. It was a really great way to start every day with beautiful view and a delicious and ample breakfast. The restaurant was loosely affiliated with the hotel (the restaurant now called La Birreria), they have a good menu with fair prices, great option if you want to stay close to the hotel but it is only open in the evenings, 4:00 p.m. is when they open for happy hour and dinner. Breakfast is in the same restaurant every morning but is only for hotel guests and the restaurant is fully "open" at that time. There is a pool right by the restaurant great place to relax and read a book. There is a lovely yard up by the hotel to soak in the view and of course tables, chairs and hammocks. I recommend renting a car if you are staying here or an atv. Typically a 4x4 rental car will be cheaper per day than the day rate on an ATV but an atv might be more convenient for you. Also, having a car will allow you to venture north to beaches like Playa Hermosa and south to Mal Pais or Montezuma. A very relaxing and tranquil, clean and safe hotel, great bargain and lovely people. I highly recommend!
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: upstairs has a better view but the downstairs rooms have hammocks on the veranda
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Response from Javier d, Propietario at Hotel Buenos Aires
Responded Mar 20, 2019
Thank you very much John for share your vacations with us! lt was great to meet you and TJ too :) Thank you also for take some time to write this great review of our place. All the best!!! Javi B.A. Hotel
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Marie P wrote a review Feb 2019
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Loved the stay at Hotel Buenos Aires. If you are planning to go, ensure you have a four wheel drive to get you up the very steep mountain, but the view is great. Very helpful and friendly staff and. three super sweet dogs on the property.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Javier d, Owner at Hotel Buenos Aires
Responded Feb 12, 2019
Thank you Mar for share this review of our place. lt was a pleasure have you with us! Keep enjoying Costa Rica:) Big hug. Javi B.A. Hotel
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PRICE RANGE
$90 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasSanta Teresa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Buenos Aires
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Buenos Aires?
Nearby attractions include La Pesca Fish Market (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Buenos Aires?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Buenos Aires?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Buenos Aires?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Buenos Aires?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Buenos Aires?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Tercer Ojo, Las Piedras Santa Teresa, and Zula Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Buenos Aires?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Buenos Aires?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Hotel Buenos Aires have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.