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Hotel Buena Vista

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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.
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Heated pool
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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What a lovely hotel! The rooms are spacious and very clean - we had 2 double beds for a family of 4 and it was very roomy. The gardens are lovely, views gorgeous and it had a beautiful feel. Unfortunately the room didn’t be have a fridge - we have travelled throughout South
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I have spent a night in this hotel on my way back to the airport with my family (2 adults, 2 kids 6&9) Spacious room, clean and functional, amazong views from the balcony, cute garden and swimming pool, complementary transfer to the airport, extremly friendly staff. We used
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Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, General Manager at Hotel Buena Vista
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear msw52, Greetings! Thank you so much for taking the time to voice your enthusiasm about Hotel Buena Vista's, dining options, and facilities. We certainly hope to showcase the best of Costa Rica's natural treasures and hospitality. Many Smiles!
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My family and I stayed our first evening in Costa Rica at the Buena Vista Hotel and really enjoyed the hotel. It was the perfect place to catch our breath before heading out on vacation. We were there with our 2 boys (11 and 14) and room size worked great for us. The boys took a
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Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, General Manager at Hotel Buena Vista
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear 483kristab, Greetings from Hotel Buena Vista and Thank you so much for taking the time to write! We appreciate your positive feedback regarding our food and the comfort of our facilities and the caring, attitude of our staff. It certainly sounds like you fully embraced Buena Vista's concept. We look forward to taking good care during your next visit to Costa Rica.
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This was our first stop in Costa Rica for our honeymoon with the kids and it was brilliant. Staff wonderful. Room with the best view ever. Great breakfast and a lovely trip to poas volcano with Emilio. Fantastic. Will definitely recommend
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Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, General Manager at Hotel Buena Vista
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear JuliaHerts, Thank you so much for sharing your experience while staying at Buena Vista Hotel, we are very happy to hear your family had a great time and you enjoyed visiting Poas Volcano with Emilio. We look forward taking good care of your fiends.
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We stayed for 2 nights upon arrival in Costa Rica. Lovely hotel and Staff and good food in the restaurant. View from balcony (room 24) over Alejuela and San Jose was stunning.Nice walk around gardens early morning to catch sunrise. Good location for taxi ride or bus into town
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Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela, General Manager at Hotel Buena Vista
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Paul F, Thank you so much for sharing your experience while staying at Hotel Buena Vista, our new menu and chef started on November this year and we are very happy to hear all the positive reviews in regards to our food and service. We describe Buena Vista as a hilltop hotel close to SJO airport as well as on the road to Poas Volcano, a perfect location to explore Costa Rica's central valley when arriving or before departing CR. Hope we will see you soon.
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3 Bed Junior Suite
White-crowned Parrot on grounds
Hummingbirds, hawks, hammocks and heavenly views make this paradise a great destination.
Hummingbirds, hawks, hammocks and heavenly views make this paradise a great destination.
Hummingbirds, hawks, hammocks and heavenly views make this paradise a great destination.
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The hotel is right next to a bus stop into town. But take care getting the right bus to come back. We ended up on what we thought was the right bus, but it was going in a different direction!
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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:-)
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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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I do not know. Send your request directly to Hotel Buena Vista.
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"We stayed in room 24 which had a lovely view of the city at night."
"Just stay and enjoy every minute of it."
"Villas are more spacious than rooms in the main building"
"Book a Villa, there spacious, great views and the beds are super comfortable!"
"Villas have best views"
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PRICE RANGE
US$128 - US$252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
buena vista hotelbuena vista alajuela
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaAlajuelaPilas
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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