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    Hotel Buena Vista

    Across from catholic church, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
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    Free Wifi
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    Reviewed 8 August 2012

    What a great place to relax and get some rest before heading back to the States! After a week on the Osa, our family of four was tired and ready to go home, but rushing to the airport the day before would have been torturous....More

    Thank rabdesigns
    Reviewed 26 July 2012

    In June, my family of five stayed in one of the hotel's new villas overnight after we first arrived in Costa Rica. The villa was beautifully appointed and immaculate, the view of the valley was quite lovely, the breakfast was simple but satisfying and most...More

    Thank Cambridge2006
    Reviewed 13 July 2012

    We had a flight back to the states early in the morning and we could have booked a room close to the airport along with all the business travelers in a "could-be-anywhere" hotel. But, we decided to enjoy the services of a "close to the...More

    Thank tom s
    Reviewed 11 July 2012

    The staff was fabulous, very friendly and knowledgeable. Coco was our patient and friendly driver to the La Paz Waterfall park. He also shuttled us to and from the airport. The first night we stayed in the older rooms, but they happily changed our reservation...More

    Thank Zuly1
    Reviewed 8 July 2012

    Our tour group stayed the night for our first and final days of our two-week tour. The first night was problematic for some people in our group, but they seemed to be able to iron out the problems, eventually. Our room was the first one...More

    Thank KaylaP385
    Courtyard San Jose Airport Alajuela
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room Service
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Concierge
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • US$122 - US$231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #6 Family Hotel in Alajuela
    • #7 Romantic Hotel in Alajuela
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 30
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    • Province of Alajuela >
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    • Buena Vista Alajuela ,
    • Hotel Buena Vista Costa Rica/Alajuela
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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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    "The halls can echo a bit and rooms near the swimming pool could be loud if the pool is crowded."
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    "Request Rm #10"
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    "Next time we go to Costa Rica, this will be where we start, and where we end, our trip."
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    "The small rooms on the side of the mountain offer great views of San Jose."
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