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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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    Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

    Our family of five stayed in the junior sweet for 3 nights beginning our stay in Costa Rica. We were able to travel to see volcano, take a local night out in Alejula, and relax. Our kids loved the pool and coffee trail. The parents...More

    Thank Leah P
    Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 26 April 2017

    Thank for writing your observations of our hotel. You found time to do the things that most guests like to do, especially the opportunity to relax and unwind. Another advantage for guests is the location of the hotel west of San Jose. The principal places...More

    Reviewed 22 April 2017

    This is a beautiful little spot where you can actually feel the care the owners put into the place. I stayed with my friend in the Superior balcony room. We had our own balcony with gorgeous mountain views. The bed was one of the most...More

    Thank kdsNYC_11
    Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 26 April 2017

    Thank you for taking your time to write a review of our hotel. All of us in the hotel enjoy interacting with the guests. Those who don't speak English do so by smiling and being friendly. The owner likes to hear of the different experiences...More

    Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

    As a group of nine, we booked two rooms for one night. One being a villa and the other accommodating five people with three beds. This was perfect for our odd size. The entrance was somewhat hidden as it was a steep driveway with a...More

    Thank Brett Z
    Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 26 April 2017

    Thank you for your excellent commentary. We are sorry there weren't more guests at the bar. We would have liked that too. We don't have air conditioning because the hotel is at an altitude of nearly 4,000 feet, and it isn't usually hot. Am glad...More

    Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

    Nice hotel with lovely grounds. The breakfast was good and the room comfortable though we didn't have a view. I'd suggest checking which room you'll get when you book which I regretted as we paid extra for a superior double but got a view of...More

    Thank TravellingGecko
    Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 21 April 2017

    Thank you for your review of our hotel. We appreciate your comments because they show where we can improve. Am sure service could have been better. As you pointed out the hotel was very busy when your were here. It was Holy Week in Costa...More

    Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

    Hotel Buena Vista gets a 5 star rating from our family. This is a perfect centrally located hotel for airport transfers and day excursions to activities in the area. Our family of 5 was very comfortable in our room and there were spots all around...More

    Thank JennN1231
    Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 20 April 2017

    Thank you very much for your nice comments. Your remark to sit back, relax, and enjoy the views are exactly the same thoughts as ours. We are having two signs painted to place at two of the benches on the coffee trail. The first one...More

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    Additional Information about Hotel Buena Vista

    Address: | 9 km north from Juan Santa María International Airport, road to National Park Póas Volcano, Pilas, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
    Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela > Pilas
    Price Range:US$117 - US$233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    Hotel Class: 3 star
    Number of rooms: 30
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    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room Service
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Concierge
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Outdoor pool
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • US$117 - US$233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
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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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    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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