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Hotel Buena Vista

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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Free Airport Transportation
3 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely hotel above San Jose with airport shuttle. Grounds and rooms are lovely. Only complaint is food is mediocre and there’s no place else nearby if you have no car. Recommend more Costa Rican style food as opposed to poor American food.More

Thank gussmama
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. Am glad that you liked everything except the food. We have two chefs so usuallly the food is good.The hotel caters to different natonalities' food tastes rather than Costa Rican. There is "comida tipica" typical food available on about...More

Reviewed 7 June 2018

This resort is really beautiful and relaxing. The staff was friendly, the meals were delicious, and they even upgraded us to a Villa!! Great experience, thank you for making our last night in Costa Rica one to remember!

Thank Kendra J
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 9 June 2018

Thank you for telling others that our hotel was beautiful, relaxing and the food good. These along with the hotel free shuttle, spring like climate, and beautiful views are features that guests enjoy. Ed

Reviewed 28 May 2018

We have used Hotel Buena Vista for several years to receive our groups of tourists visiting Costa Rica, mainly from the United States; as part of different itineraries; all of them focused on nature and culture of the country. Our experience with the hotel has...More

Thank JRVargasRutaVerde
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 29 May 2018

Thank you, José, for writing a review of Hotel Buena Vista. Your recommendation is much appreciated because it represents the favorable views of many groups of tourists that you have brought here. Ed

Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely hotel, the ideal place to stay after flying in to, or before leaving from, San Jose. The rooms are large and very well appointed, particularly in the villas, there is a nice little pool and the food is delicious, especially at...More

Thank VickyLondon_England
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 21 May 2018

Thank you for recommending our hotel. The villas and some of the hotel rooms besides being comfortable have excellent views at night of the valle below with thousands of lights Am happy that the hotel performed well because neither the manager nor the owner were...More

Reviewed 9 May 2018

Lovely little hotel, very close to the airport and a great introduction to Costa Rica after a long haul flight. The room was really comfortable with a lovely balcony from which to watch the birds in the beautiful gardens. The bathroom is very nice and...More

Thank CHLondon
Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 10 May 2018

Thank you for your recommending our hotel. We don't hear many comments about the bathrooms and showers,but they are different and attractive.. The doora to the bathrooms are carved showing Indians. It is a long flight, and the hotel's free shuttle, by previous arrangement, makes...More

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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
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Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Outdoor pool
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US$132 - US$278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
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Details
Price range
US$132 - US$278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
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Ian L
2 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
23 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
7 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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