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Hotel Buena Vista

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Keller, Texas, United States
Reviewed 8 July 2012

Our tour group stayed the night for our first and final days of our two-week tour. The first night was problematic for some people in our group, but they seemed to be able to iron out the problems, eventually. Our room was the first one from the office and dining room, so we got a LOT of noise on a...

Thank Kayla P
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 2 July 2012

Hotel staff was very attentive. The hotel was clean and well maintained. They are a bit off the beaten path - up on a ridge in Alajuela - but have a shuttle service to and from the airport. It was a good way to start or end a holiday. You are, however, pretty much stranded once you're there. Their dinners...

Thank Doug_Doodle
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 June 2012

We have just spent 3 nights at the Buena Vista hotel, which was excellent in every way. The hotel is set in a garden in the coffee plantation area in the hills above Alajuela. It is quiet, has lovely views across to San Jose and the temperature is perfect. The rooms and bathrooms are immaculate; everything, including the beds, is...

Thank MelanieRF
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 6 June 2012

This is a great place to stay on your way into and out of CR. We arrived with our 2 kids late at night, tired. The kitchen was closed but the owners graciously allowed us to order dinner. The pool hours were also over, but again, the owners allowed our anxious kids to use it (as long as we were...

1Thank Adventuremomoftwo
Reviewed 27 May 2012

We just got back from our second trip to The Buena Vista, it's a wonderful way to start (or end) your trip to Costa Rica. The shuttle was waiting for us when we got off the plane and it's only 15 - 20 minutes to the hotel. They have remodeled the hotel since the last time we were there and...

Thank mmmidwife
Hudson, NC
Reviewed 7 May 2012

My family of 3 (or more depending on who is travelling with us) always stays at Buena Vista when we visit Costa Rica, which we do on a yearly basis. The staff and owners are helpful, courteous, friendly, and always available. The owners are on site as well which is a big plus. These folks remember us each time we...

2Thank M B
Florida, USA
Reviewed 27 April 2012

We stayed here 2 nights at the last leg of our trip. Hotel situated in a very nice location ( up in the mountain) therefore the climate is always cool. Room was nice & clean (no AC , but as I've mentioned, you don't need an AC here). They have a coffee trail on the premise if you want to...

Thank aroundtheworld008
Woodbridge, Va, USA
Reviewed 24 April 2012

This is an up scale hotel and the accommodations reflect this fact. The view is great overlooking the city of Alajuela as well as views of San Jose from the lawn or from some of the bungalow quarters set into the hillside. Not to imply that these quarters are simple, they are elegant and very nicely decorated. While I only...

Thank 19William19
Reviewed 17 April 2012

Great staff, great acco, great location - perfect for a layover on arrival after a long flight. Friendly helpful people who act as real hosts to start your holiday and orientate you before you set off andenjoy this great country on your own

1Thank razorfishsalt
Warwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2012

We stayed here on a Headwater trip. This is a nice hotel with lovely views over the Central Valley of Costa Rica - our rooms did not have spectacular views but were still good quality with all necessary facilities. Good food. A nice first stop in Costa Rica up above the cities. Small but nice pool.

1Thank Serenity65

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: RM546 - RM973 (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 Buena Vista Costa Rica/Alajuela
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Alajuela
#7 Romantic Hotel in Alajuela
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“Ground-floor rooms with patio views can be noisy when groups gather.”
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