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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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 people. The tour also includes a typical lunch. While we were there, Poaz volcano had just erupted causing some damage to the surrounding area. Therefore, we were not able visit this last time. My hope for you is that the clean-up will have been completed prior to your arrival. Staff at Buena Vista might be able to make a special trip from 2 - 6pm for you. However, I would encourage you to go in the morning, if at all possible. That way, you and your daughter will not be rushed and can enjoy the sights better. Also, the fog tends to roll in during the early afternoon making the volcano less visible.
I hope this was helpful and I wish you and your daughter a lovely Costa Rican holiday:-)