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Hotel Buena Vista

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 comfortable I have ever slept on. There is a coffee trail on the grounds and...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia 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 gate. No worries once we figured this out. Parking is somewhat limited but we were...

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Hampshire
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia 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 the pool which was really just a view of a wall. Staff were hit and...

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BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena Vista, responded to this review

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 Rioca, and the hotel was full or practicallly full the whole week. The waiters were...

Middletown, New Jersey
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia 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 the hotel that were perfect for each of us, pool, hillside view of the city,...

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BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena Vista, responded to this review

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 will say "Don't Hurry: sit, relax, and enjoy nature." Your remark is exactly what we...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love this little gem of a hotel. It is situated at the top of a hill and once you enter through the gates, your eyes are assaulted with various colored flowers that surround the grounds. There is a a garden area with lounge chairs where you can sit and read, have a cup of coffee or a cervesa. There...

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BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena Vista, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting us three times and planning to return. We value highly guests such as you. You have pointed out the highlights of the hotel. Would like to add to them in this respect. We are very conscious of details. We look for littlel things that are not big in themselves overall but taken as a...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for one night at the end of our trip to Central America. We were told that somebody would be waiting for us at the airport with our name on a board. On arrival we searched for a while and then just waited. The shuttle showed up after about twenty minutes. So, if they say they will be there...

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BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena Vista, responded to this review

Thank you very much for writing a review of our hotel. We agree with your criticisms and are takinng steps to correct them. The chofers don't need to carry on a long conversation while they are transporting guests, and we have advised them not to do so. There are two bars of soap in the bath rooms, one in the...

Whittier, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 5 (kids ages 9,8, & 4) started and ended our Costa Rica trip at Hotel Buena Vista. This is a difficult review to write because I have mixed emotions. We loved the hotel grounds, the wonderful views, and our ‘Luxury Villa’. We arrived at 6am and had booked our room the night prior so our kids could...

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BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena Vista, responded to this review

Thank you for writing and letting us know where we could have done better. Since there are no close by restaurants, we understand that the hotel must have top quality food. When personnel are not busy, we offer to take guests who want to eat elsewhere, to a rearby restaurant. They then take a cab back. We have tried to...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel was lovely and charming but it is located on a hill without too much in walking distance. The ambience is great and the rooms are relatively modern. The food was just ok. I would stay here again.

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BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena Vista, responded to this review

Thank you for writing about your observations of our hotel. The fact that we are in the countryside means there is tranqulility, but not a lot of restaurants and shops as in the city. What you can see on a rare day, when there are no clouds, is the Pacific Ocean from a point down the street. We have a...

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here on our last night. We didn't get here till late and were sorry we did not have time to explore the property. Easy 10 minute trip to the airport in the complimentary van the next morning. I highly recommend this hotel.

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BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena Vista, responded to this review

Thank you for writing even though you didn't have time to explore the property. We very much appreciate your recommendation of our hotel. Ed

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We flew into San Jose and the free shuttle was waiting for us at the airport. The hotel is only a 20 minute drive yet it feels way outside the city. The complimentary breakfast was very tasty and we enjoyed a glass of wine in the beautiful garden area in the evening. There was even a little "coffee trail" where...

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BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena Vista, responded to this review

Thank you very much for writing and letting us know that the hotel provided the service and attention that you deserved. Our employees genuinely enjoy their job of making guests welcome. We have a very complete complementary breakfast, and our chef directs the kitchen so the cuisines is excellent for all the meals. The free shuttle is an advantage for...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The comment ofter heard in this hotel is, "We feel like we are at home." This is exactly the impression the management and staff of the Buena Vista strive to create. We are high on the summit of a mountain with a climate of eternal spring yet only fifteen minutes drive from the International Airport below. We will pick you up there and show you the wonders of this exotic country. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Buena Vista

Address: Across from catholic church, Pilas, Alajuela, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range: $167 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Buena Vista 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Buena Vista Hotel
Buena Vista Alajuela
Hotel Buena Vista Costa Rica/Alajuela
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Alajuela
#7 Romantic Hotel in Alajuela
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“Ground-floor rooms with patio views can be noisy when groups gather.”
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