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Hotel Buena Vista

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Cisco, Texas
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Hotel is beautiful and well maintained. We stayed in a little room that was on stilts on the side of the mountain and it overlooked San Jose in the central valley below. It was such a lovely view. When we arrived in mid February of 2016 and the trees had yellow and orange flower blossoms. It seemed like paradise....

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Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located on the crest of a hill, the view out back is fantastic. Saw a toucan and lots of other birds. There's a nice nature trail as well. The food in the hotel dining room was tasty and the service was fine. Would definitely go back if traveling in the area.

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

Thank you very much for your commentary. The hotel is at an altitude of 3,900 feet so the temperature here is pleasant, and the views are breathtaking. We are conscious of details. They make the difference whether the facilities are just regular or whether they are really well done. There are many birds as you point out. We are putting...

Metairie, Louisiana
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the Buena Vista at least 15 times with friends and family and it has always been a joy to be a guest there! The rooms are spacious, clean & comfortable, and have great views. What I like most is the unassuming hospitality given by the staff where it feels like I am a dear family member...

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

Vicky, We all remember you, and are always happy to see you. You are indeed as one of the family. You mentioned rooms 09, and 10 with their excellent views. Our villas have even better views and are more spacious. For your sixteenth visit to Buena Vista, we will reserve a villa for you as a courtesy of the hotel....

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location could not have been better. The grounds and the views were so beautiful and the airport was a quick and free shuttle away. And the room was spacious and lovely and included an equally spacious, lovely view deck. We also enjoyed a delicious meal in the dining room. Very happy with our choice!!

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

Thank you very much for your review. The views from the hotel of San José, the central valley, and are airport are really something special. The hotel has good service because of the employees, and that is because they want to make the traveler comfortable. We are putting up hammocks which will be enjoyed by many guests, and the hotel...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night before flying home, after 10 fabulous days in Costa Rica. We had a standard king room with a beautiful view of Poas Volcano. I was surprised by how large the room was, how modern and spacious the bathroom was, and most important - how comfortable the bed and pillows were. We stayed in two nice resorts,...

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

Thank you for your very thoughtful review of our hotel. As you point out one can see the Poas Volcano from the rooms on the front of the hotel. That can be particularly interesting now since the volcano has been erupting lately and clouds of smoke can be seen. Other rooms have views of the Arenal Volcano on good days...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 2 nights in a standard room which was very comfortable. Location is really good, only 1/2 hour from the airport & about 45 mins from La Paz Waterfall park. Breakfast was huge with fresh fruit, eggs etc and unlimited Costa Rican coffee. Staff were all extremely helpful - it really was service with a smile.

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

Thank you for your review. You are from England, and we are happy to have you and the number of English guests that we receive after direct flights were instituted between London and San José. We are glad that you had enough to eat at breakfast. Ed

Columbus, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Your review is very helpful because it states clearly the different features of the hotel which are important. We hope that next time when you visit Cosat Riaca you will spend more time in our hotel, and take some of our tours.

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via 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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BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena Vista, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your very thoughtful review. The most important thing this hotel can offer is service, and we are glad that you found it to be good. You mentioned we offer tours. We specialize in tours to different locations of interest to guests. The guides speak English and are interesting. The hotel is located not far from...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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 4 weeks 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...

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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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  • Family Rooms
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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: $167 - $308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Buena Vista 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Buena Vista Hotel
Buena Vista Alajuela
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#6 Family Hotel in Alajuela
#7 Romantic Hotel in Alajuela
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“The small rooms on the side of the mountain offer great views of San Jose.”
ruthsstewart, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“My favorite rooms are #9 & #10 as they are on the first floor and have great views!”
561vickief, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Room 15 had a beautiful view of Poas Volcano”
penelopev489, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“The junior suite with the balcony is excellent!”
Ddorf_JT, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I had a great view of the courtyard and an extraordinary view of the sunset from room 13.”
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