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michael d

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1.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed Mar 21, 2024
Wrong side of town. Once you leave the airport you quickly realize this isnt the safe way, im used to staying in Escazu a much safer & vibrant area. This isnt Escazu. Once you drive thru the slums you go up a hill to the hotel. Theres nothing there but the hotel, nothing to do, food is not good, Spanish TV, kids wading pool, over priced. Never again for me. Boring
Date of stay: February 2024
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Lee Pratt, Dueño at Buena Vista Chic Hotel, responded to this review
Responded Mar 23, 2024
This is a fake and vindictive review. The reviewer wanted to buy a property from the hotel owner but when negotiations failed he wrote this review in anger. The reviewer has written 2 reviews since he opened his account. The first review was 5 stars because he stayed at the hotel on February 26, 2024. When he got angry he deleted his 5 star review and replaced it with a one star review.
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    Reviewed March 15, 2024

    Five night stay and enjoyed my time here. Stayed in hotel part ( not the villas) and slept comfortably and ate well. Most meals I ate at the restaurant and all were very good. Beds very comfortable and even tho no AC, the breeze was wonderful ( prefer to have windows open over ac anyway). Perfect for families or older couples. Definitely not a party hotel. Even tho 6 miles from airport, be prepared for at least 30 minute ride ( sometimes 45-60) from airport or downtown San Jose.Reason I did not give 5 star: rugs in room need to be pulled up and replaced with tile as there is a definite musty smell( luckily I always take spray). Also a safe in room would be great and better and more loungers at pool. Bottom line: I would not hesitate to stay here again.

    Room tip: Room upstairs away from restaurant is the best
    Date of stay: March 2024
    • Trip type: Travelled on business
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    Reviewed March 13, 2024

    Only stayed one night as a transit to the airport but the hotel is very nice with lovely gardens. We had a few hours to spare the following morning which was pleasant to spend and the view over San Jose from the garden is amazing especially at night. Had lunch at a little pizza place just across the road which was good and very reasonably priced. Overall a very pleasant experience.

    Date of stay: February 2024
    • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Reviewed March 10, 2024 via mobile

    A little outside of san Jose but not far from the airport a more then decent hotel with nice rooms a bit damp and the area around is nice with coffee trees and garden with great views.
    Take a walk through the gardens they are nice and drink your coffea outside the view is good.
    Good coffea at breakfast and not bad local breakfast.

    Date of stay: February 2024
    Trip type: Travelled with family
    Thank david z
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    Reviewed February 9, 2024

    We loved waking up in this little hotel. It's the perfect spot for a stop over, with the most beautiful little garden, a small swimming pool and restaurant.

    We saw humming birds and vultures when we woke up early, and enjoyed a tea overlooking San Jose. It really does have a buena vista.

    Lovely cocktails, nice food and friendly and attentive staff. I'd recommend this spot for your first night in Costa Rica before moving onto other places.

    The mosquito shades on the window were a little broken, so we did share our room with an unwanted buzzy visitor and ended up with a couple of bites.

    Date of stay: January 2024
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    Reviewed February 6, 2024

    A good place to start and finish your trip to Costa Rica. You’d be hard pressed to find anything to either rave about as wonderful or as bad. This is a good solid hotel, well located and with good views, if you want a hotel convenient to the airport then book here for a night or two

    Date of stay: January 2024
    Trip type: Travelled solo
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