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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 coffee trail costa rica coffee plants poas volcano small pool last night la paz waterfall gardens city lights first stop the hotel offers wonderful hotel close to the airport beautiful grounds comfortable beds fresh fruit
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first hotel we stayed in after arriving in San Jose during the early evening. It is a short twenty minute drive from the airport and the hotel has its own shuttle. Everyone at the hotel is extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank sarahcrock7
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, General Manager at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much Sarah C.! We love to dazzle our guests with our beautiful view to the central valle as well as the views to Poas, Barva and Irazu Volcano as complemented with superb service and attentive details. Please return to Buena Vista, your home...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To all of you arriving in San Jose, forget the boring Hiltons and Marriotts of this world. Go and stay at this hotel. Not far from the airport (they can collect you) and you find yourself surrounded by true Costa Rican garden and vegetation; an...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank FandangoEspanol
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, General Manager at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear FandangoEspanol, Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a heartfelt review of your experience at Hotel Buena Vista. A peaceful hilltop setting framed by the superb hospitality and an overall Tico Pura Vida vibe is what we offer our guests. Because...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night before travelling to the coast and we were so glad we did. It was a short drive from the airport and resulted in a peaceful nights sleep. The rooms were spacious and comfortable and the beds one of the...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank SeahorseWales
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, General Manager at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear SeahorseWales, Hotel Buena Vista and its stunning surroundings give our guests a great start on their trip to Costa Rica, Thanks so much for choosing us. We have many exciting new developments in the works that are positive will make Buna Vista even better,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first hotel arriving in Costa Rica airport in the late afternoon. We wanted to avoid the usual 'airport hotel' and we surely did! Staying at Buena Vista already felt like holiday, reminding us of a Costa Rican hacienda, with beautiful gardens and...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank theperfectsunset
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, General Manager at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 4 weeks ago

Gracias theperfectsunset! Your wonderful narrative about Buena Vista experience fully showcases the engaging getaway we aim to provide. Our location is indeed convenient, close to the airport without being in the city on the way to Poas Volcano National Park. Many of our guests use...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We stayed here 2 nights at the beginning and 1 night at the end of our 3 week trip in Costa Rica. I had arranged with the hotel to be collected from the airport on our arrival and reconfirmed timings days before. Hotel always answered...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Libran_Lovely
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Director General at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Libran_Lovely, Greetings from Buena Vista and thank you so much for your feedback, we are really happy to hear you enjoyed how friendly and attentive our staff is. Please accept our most sincere apologies for not being at the airport upon your arrival, we...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Restaurant
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Shuttle Bus Service
Room Service
Wheelchair Access
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
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Price range
US$149 - US$258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$149 - US$258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Jlrobinson13
7 December 2018|
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Response from Vanessa K | Reviewed this property |
The hotel is right next to a bus stop into town. But take care getting the right bus to come back. We ended up on what we thought was the right bus, but it was going in a different direction!
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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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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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"Just stay and enjoy every minute of it."
FandangoEspanol
4 weeks ago
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"Villas are more spacious than rooms in the main building"
Clairehadingham
19 Aug 2018
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"Book a Villa, there spacious, great views and the beds are super comfortable!"
jam1015
22 Jul 2018
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24 Mar 2018
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