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Hotel Buena Vista

Booking.comUS$130*
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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$130*
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We only stayed for one night so we could be close the airport for our flight home, but we loved it. The property was beautiful with unbelievable views of the city and volcanoes. The staff was great, the food was great.

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was our first time in Costa Rica, and Hotel Buena Vista will definitely be a must come back to location; from the lobby staff to the groundskeeper all were wonderful. The sites from our room (#25) were breathtaking, the pool area and the rear patio areas are peaceful and quite. Also must mention that the owner takes the time...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia 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 loved the poolside lunch and space to relax around the hotel grounds. The staff was...

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

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 that tourists like to visit are on the west side of the country, volcanoes, mountain...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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 of the guests with whom he talks. We certainly look forward to seeing you in...

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 gate. No worries once we figured this out. Parking is somewhat limited but we were...

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

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 the kids had a good time because we try to have things such as the...

Hampshire
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 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 1 week ago 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 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks 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 3 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...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Dry Cleaning
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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: €113 - €200 (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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“The junior suite with the balcony is excellent!”
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“Rooms with windows to the street will be noisy at night.”
skybertha, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“villas are very nice for a larger group with nice views of the city”
66SS427, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ground-floor rooms with patio views can be noisy when groups gather.”
wws68, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
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