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Hotel Buena Vista

4.8 km from Alajuela centre
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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Across from catholic church, Pilas, Alajuela, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
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Windsor, Canada
Reviewed 6 February 2012

The hotel was clean and the staff friendly and efficient. Stayed there in January, for three days. The breakfast was excellent, and the two dinners were also quite good. We had been put in one of the older rooms. (pre renovation) and this was just OK. The toilet was another story. Upon complaining to the owner, he readily moved us...

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Maple Valley, Washington
Reviewed 26 January 2012

I was staying at the hotel 3 years ago and the food was of good quality fruit at breakfast, the type of meat we had at dinner was very good. But we were at the hotel a week ago and was quite the opposite. The fruit at breakfast was of very poor quality for the pineapples had a bitter taste...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 16 January 2012

We stayed at Buena Vista between December 27 and December 31 2011. It was our second visit that year, Both were spur of the moment decisions. This trip we were staying on Golfo Dulce and decided to fly into SJO a day before our flight to make life easier for Barbara's 89-year old mother. We were met at SJO by...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 January 2012

First of all I support almost all the raving reviews of this hotel in that the personnel is very friendly, the rooms are very clean, hotel grounds well kept and the breakfast good, so why only a 3 start rating. It is very personal but after having travelled through Costa Rica for quite some time we were a bit disappointed...

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La Quinta, California
Reviewed 31 December 2011

After driving through tired-looking Alajuela, we were pleasantly surprised when we pulled up to the Buena Vista. It is like a little oasis up in the mountains. It is about a 15-20 minute drive from the airport when there is no traffic. There is not much within walking distance other than a small convenience store, but the hotel has its...

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Ontario
Reviewed 18 December 2011

We stayed at Hotel Buena Vista for 3 nights, 1 prior to and 2 on our way back from Cabo Matapolo. We found it to be the most lovely spot high up on the mountain with spectacular view, lovely rooms very clean and newly renovated. The grounds of the hotel were immaculate as were common areas. The food was excellent...

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Boulder, CO
Reviewed 30 November 2011

We stayed at Hotel Buena Vista on the first and last nights of our 2 week family trip to Costa Rica. It is the perfect option if you need to be near the airport but you want someplace quiet and beautiful. Also the on-site restaurant is reasonably priced and the food is very fresh and well-prepared. We stayed in a...

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Land O Lakes, Florida
Reviewed 7 November 2011

We recently spent 3 nights at a newly remodeled Buena Vist Hotel, located just 20 minutes from the San Jose Airport. What an absolute delight. The staff really makes you feel welcomed, and do their best to please you. They all pitch in to do everything and the comradarie is apparent. The rooms have been tastefully updated and the views...

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Glen Mills, PA
Reviewed 1 November 2011

My husband and I own a home in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, so we are frequently flying in and out of the country. Generally we plan our trip so that our first night includes a stay at the Buena Vista Hotel. They pick us up at the airport, and even arrange for our rental car to come to the hotel the...

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Philadelphia Area
Reviewed 28 September 2011

The Hotel Buena Vista is ALWAYS part of my trips to Costa Rica - a great place to stay after a long day of travel as well as the perfect location for the night before an early flight out. As part of a Central Valley tour, HBV is in a perfect place for day trips to Sarchi, Poas, La Paz,...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • 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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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: $182 - $399 (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 Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Alajuela
#7 Romantic Hotel in Alajuela
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“No elevator to second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles ChgoCookie, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 3 was nice”
 of 5 bubbles DaveDee, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Worth paying for a garden view room with balcony if you're staying for more than just a night's sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles IanC466, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Go for a suite if you can!”
 of 5 bubbles OregonGirl2017, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“No elevator to second floor. Also, there are cabins. We had room 23 with a balcony overlooking the Central Valley”
 of 5 bubbles sebastianb256, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
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