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Vista Atenas Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 7 Atenas B&B and Inns
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

...than at Vista Atenas. JUST STUNNING...Spectacular view of the valley, beautiful landscaping, and of course, Johnathan!!! He was very welcoming, charming, sweet and very funny. He made us feel right at home. Extremely attentive, helpful and always ready to make our stay the best possible. Lillian, sweet and smiling, made us a wonderful breakfast of fresh fruit, toast, coffee and whatever else we wanted.And then there is Billy, the groundskeeper and landscape artist..knowledgeable, friendly, extremely helpful. He took the time to answer our questions and make us feel right at home..
If there is a better place to stay than Vista Atenas, that would be wonderful, but I would venture to say that it would be as a result of the friendliness of the people and their hospitality. When we return, Vista Atenas will be where we shall return to. It is everything and more...

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

The manager was great. Jonathan really did his best to make sure that we had an excellent stay. The rooms are somewhat spartan, but that's part of the deal if you don't want to stay in a chain hotel. Everything was very clean and the breakfast was delicious. The staff are very interactive and thoughtful and genuinely kind. The surroundings and the views are beyond compare, looking out into the valley and beyond at the mountains and volcanoes.
We really felt comfortable here, and all of the guests we met were happy to converse and we got to know each other a bit. That contributed to the experience here that we thoroughly enjoyed.
Sleep quality was not great as we have a fussy 16 month-old who had teeth coming though.

Room Tip: If you need more space or you are larger people, choose a triple room. My partner and I are 5'10...
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

At the end of our very first day in Costa Rica, we were tired. Our real estate agent in Atenas suggested we might want to stay at Vista. He called Jonathan to ask about a possible vacancy for the night. Jonathan, the manager (who speaks perfect English), confirmed that he did, indeed, have a room available, and he suggested we book through a particular web site to get a rate better than he could give us if we walked in.

Within 2 minutes, we had secured a room (there are only 6 or so rooms total) for the amazing price of $29.00. After the short drive from central Atenas, we were greeted by an absolutely breathtaking view. The Vista grounds are immaculately kept and the view of the valley at night is a must see. Upon arrival, Jonathan greeted us, helped us position our car, gave us instructions for exiting the gated property, and really made us feel genuinely welcome.

The next room was nice, quiet, and very clean.

After a very restful evening, we were invited to enjoy a delicious breakfast. I had the pleasure of speaking with the cook afterwards.

Thinking that the low, low room price was a "bare bones" rate, I went to Jonathan's office to pay for our wonderful meal. To my amazement, Jonathan said, "No payment needed. Your room rate includes breakfast".

Even though we stayed only 1 night, Jonathan and the lady who owns Vista continually exceeded our expectations by ensuring we were comfortable and happy. They spent a lot of time answering our questions about the area.

I very highly recommend Vista! If you are near Atenas, you MUST experience the best in quiet comfort here.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

this was our first trip to Costa Rica and found Vista Atenas online. Jonathan is a great manager and person to know. He set up two different tours for my wife and myself and theywere perfect. I would encourage anyone to visit Vista Atenas. The rooms are very nice, the breakfast is wonderful and the views of the valley are spectacular. Thanks to Jonathan we will be visiting again very soon.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

I can't believe how long it has taken me to review this place! My husband and I visited in February while on a scouting trip, deciding on which town to spend a year abroad. Vista Atenas became our home base while we explored the surrounding areas. It was a wonderful sanctuary to come home to, quiet and peaceful, with spectacular views and a gentle breeze that made the heat of the day completely tolerable. Jonathan and Vera were absolutely delightful. Jonathan tirelessly answered all our questions about the area, and helped book us accommodations when we travelled to Manuel Antonio for a night. And Vera felt like an old friend, I really enjoyed our conversations over breakfast, where we discussed everything from politics to the meaning of life! She's a very special soul, that Vera.

The room we stayed in, one of the cabinas, was totally comfortable, extremely clean and very private, overlooking a trail that winds around the property. Even these many months later, I fondly recall our walks along the trail with Vera's dog, spotting toucans and mot mots.

Breakfasts were delicious! There was something pretty adorable about Jonathan in his apron, serving beautiful fresh fruit, juice and omelettes each morning. He changed it up slightly each morning, so it never got old over the week we were there. They also serve local organic coffee, which was amazing. You can tour the nearby coffee farm if you'd like.

Overall, the experience was one of the best we've had. Now that we live here in Atenas, I'm a little sad to not have reason to stay there again, but I will certainly be sending visitors their way!

Room Tip: Each room has a very unique feel. The cabinas are apart and more private, especially the far one.
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

This is a fantastic place to rest and enjoy a world-class view of the landscape. It is comfortable and friendly, and close to everything. The night-time view of the city is particularly magical. This is a perfect first stop on a tour of the country, easy to get to from the airport and yet not touched by the chaos that is San Jose. You will like it.

Room Tip: The rooms are named after constellations - Delphinus is near the pool.
Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

From the moment we arrived, my wife and I felt right at home. Extraordinarily relaxing ( we had just escaped the chaos of San Jose!), with panoramic views and cooler mountain air. The manager, Jonathan, is warm and welcoming. Looking forward to spending more time there...highly recommended!

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Address: Vista Atenas 65 | Sabana Larga, Atenas 20502, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Atenas
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Atenas
Price Range: $63 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Vista Atenas Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A short 35 minutes from San José International Airport, the lush rolling countryside, with its bountiful fruit orchards and sweeping valley vistas, magically transforms as you ascend the winding mountain road that brings you to the vibrant celestial mosaic that surrounds Vista Atenas B&B. ... more   less 
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