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    Hotel Buena Vista

    | 9 km north from Juan Santa María International Airport, road to National Park Póas Volcano, Pilas, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
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    Overview
    • Excellent57%
    • Very good32%
    • Average8%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible1%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
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    Private Balcony
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We stopped here after a long flight from the UK and again 2 weeks later at the end of our incredible holiday in Costa Rica. This hotel has lovely colonial styling and is very quiet up in the hills above the coffee plantations. The beds...More

    Thank Razia M
    Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Propietario at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 2 weeks ago

    Am happy that you visited our hotel. We enjoy having guests from the U.K, There are more of you now with the start of direct flights from London. After a long flight the hotel is only minutes away from the airport for a tired traveler....More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    What a wonderful place to spend our last night in Costa Rica!! Everything at the hotel was perfect. From the lovely villa, beautiful gardens, delicious food, breathtaking views, pleasant staff!! I would recommend this gem to anyone traveling in Costa Rica!

    Thank kathy b
    Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you for telling us and others about your stay. Am happy that you enjoyed your last night in our hotel. We hope that if you come again, the hotel will be even better. Ed

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    This lovely hotel was very relaxing with beautiful gardens surrounding it and delicious food in the restaurant. The cheerful workers made me feel better about leaving Costa Rica. The manager was especially helpful and attentive and nothing was too much trouble for him. The pool(...More

    1  Thank carpeholt
    Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you for your nice commentary about our hotel and the manager. The wrokers like the manager. they like having guests, and put up with the owner so they are naturally friendly. You mentioned many things about the hotel, but two additional ones are the...More

    Reviewed 14 August 2017

    A great place to start and end our trip. Great staff, clean rooms, comfortable beds, exceptional food, and beautiful flowers, fauna, and views of the San Jose skyline. Looking forward to our return next year.

    Thank travelinggma4
    Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 15 August 2017

    Thank you for your excellent commentarly. We appreciate your taking time to write. We especially enjoy having repeat guests such as yourselves stay with us. Ed

    Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

    We stayed for just one night before returning home, what a great choice. There are panoramic views of 3 volcanoes and also the city of San Jose. We had a fantastic room with a balcony overlooking Poas Volcanoe. Great staff and food also was fantastic....More

    Thank des h
    Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, Owner at Hotel Buena VistaResponded 7 August 2017

    We certainly enjoy receiving guests such as you. You mentioned a lot of things that guests enjoy in the hotel. Another feature that the hotel has is a coffee trail and lots of birds. We have seen over 97 species. Ed

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Bar/Lounge
    • 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
    • Outdoor pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$117 - US$233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
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    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 30
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    • Pilas
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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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    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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    Thank you for your question, we have some smoke outside area where you you are alowed
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    "Take the coffee tour on the grounds. Lovely to see all the plants"
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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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