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Hotel Buena Vista

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9 km north from Juan Santa María International Airport, road to National Park Póas Volcano, Pilas, Alajuela 4050 Costa Rica See on map
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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Free Airport Transportation
3 Star accommodation
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All reviews san jose central valley costa rica poas volcano coffee plants coffee trail small pool balcony room last night la paz waterfall gardens city lights beautiful hotel first stop the hotel offers complimentary breakfast close to the airport grounds are beautiful
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Stayed one night as part of the above tour. Fantastic venue! Greeting and overall customer experience was way above the 3 star rating given to this hotel. The hotel ambience is both relaxing and charming. The rooms are simply beautiful in terms of decor and...More

Thank vialli54
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, General Manager at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 3 days ago

Dear vialli54, Greetings from Hotel Buena Vista and thank you so much for sharing your experience while staying with us. Many positive changes are happening such as a new menu starting this coming November, the newly refreshed logo, brand voice and website are almost ready...More

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We had 2 nights here and found it very pleasant. Our boys enjoyed the space and we enjoyed the views! The beds were very comfortable and the staff extremely welcoming, friendly and hospitable. The family room - 2 double beds and a single - still...More

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Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Gerente at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear LynseyC, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, our name Buena Vista alludes the magnificent views of three volcanoes, and Costa Rica's Central Valley that at night show thousands of twinkling lights. We are delighted you enjoyed our rooms, comfortable beds, and...More

Reviewed 13 September 2018

We stayed at Hotel Buena Vista on the last night of our recent Costa Rican adventure. We really enjoyed this hotel- beds were very comfortable, staff was very friendly, food was good, and everything was very clean! The views were incredible and we will definitely...More

Thank Kelsey C
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 13 September 2018

Thanks very much for writing about your stay in our hotel. Am happy that everything was pleasing to you.The hotel is very clean, and one reason for that is that the person in charge of housekeeping has worked here since the hotel opened twenty-three years...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018

During my recent trip to Costa Rica, I stayed in 3 hotels in the San Jose area, and although all of them were great, I enjoyed my stay at Hotel Buena Vista on my last night the most, and was regretful that I had not...More

Thank Leslie L
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 13 September 2018

You have written a very thoughtful review of Hotel Buena Vista. We raise butterflys, and many birds have been seen on the grounds as well. Especially appreciate your saying that the western food was fine. Hope that you com to Costa Rica with your extended...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights, perfect place to acclimatise with the family before heading to Tortuguero. Super clean and staff very friendly. Lovely to walk around the grounds and see variety of wildlife - butterflies and birdsMore

Thank Jo W
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 31 August 2018

Thank you for writing about your stay. The hotel is located on a large plot of land with many many fruit trees and planted with coffee. We raise butterflys which you observed. Guests have also seen many birds of which 102 species have been observed....More

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Description
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 More 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. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Restaurant
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Beachfront
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
30
Price range
US$131 - US$305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Buena Vista Hotel
,
Buena Vista Alajuela
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela > Pilas
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
30
Price range
US$131 - US$305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Buena Vista Hotel
,
Buena Vista Alajuela
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela > Pilas
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Room & Suite (116)
Pool & Beach (30)
Dining (22)
Family and Play Areas (8)
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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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David19480
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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BAKERM007
6 September 2016|
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Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela | Property representative |
Thank you for your question, we have some smoke outside area where you you are alowed
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"Villas are more spacious than rooms in the main building"
Clairehadingham
19 Aug 2018
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22 Jul 2018
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24 Mar 2018
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06 Feb 2018
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