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    Hotel Buena Vista

    | 9 km north from Juan Santa María International Airport, road to National Park Póas Volcano, Pilas, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
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    Overview
    • Excellent57%
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    • Average8%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible1%
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    Free Wifi
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    1 - 5 of 547 reviews

    Reviewed 5 days ago

    A great place to start and end our trip. Great staff, clean rooms, comfortable beds, exceptional food, and beautiful flowers, fauna, and views of the San Jose skyline. Looking forward to our return next year.

    Thank travelinggma4
    Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you for your excellent commentarly. We appreciate your taking time to write. We especially enjoy having repeat guests such as yourselves stay with us. Ed

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We stayed for just one night before returning home, what a great choice. There are panoramic views of 3 volcanoes and also the city of San Jose. We had a fantastic room with a balcony overlooking Poas Volcanoe. Great staff and food also was fantastic....More

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

    We certainly enjoy receiving guests such as you. You mentioned a lot of things that guests enjoy in the hotel. Another feature that the hotel has is a coffee trail and lots of birds. We have seen over 97 species. Ed

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We stayed here the night before we flew home because the hotel offers a free shuttle. The hotel is clean and the rooms well appointed. The view of the valley is gorgeous and was a nice way to end our trip to Costa Rica. The...More

    Thank cbisera21
    Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for your review and especially your criticism. We have a well trained group of cooks, but sometimes we fail. Usually, guests like the food. We have a very complete breakfast which you said made for a stress free morning. What could be better...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Stayed before and after our tour of Costa Rica. Airport transportation included. Balcony over looking city had great views. Some really nice cottages with great views. Nicely maintained grounds. Very friendly and accomodating staff. Cooked lunch for us when no one else was in restaurant....More

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

    Thank you for your nice review of our hotel. The cottages or villas are especially enjoyable . They are large, beautifully furnished and accomodate up to six people. You might try one if you visit Costa Rica again. The room rate is low for the...More

    Reviewed 5 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

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    About
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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
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    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Free Parking
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
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    • Dry Cleaning
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    • Pool
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    • US$120 - US$230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 30
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    Ian L
    1 June 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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    22 September 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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    6 September 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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    "Take the coffee tour on the grounds. Lovely to see all the plants"
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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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