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Hotel Buena Vista
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

We stayed at the Buena Vista for the first and last night of our honeymoon in Costa Rica thanks to our travel guides, Stefan & Pat, booking us here (costaricavacationplanning.com). We were thinking it was just going to be a basic hotel to keep us close to the airport, but it was beautiful and charming. The staff was awesome and polite. The bed was comfortable and the room charming, and the restaurant there had wonderful food. We loved it and highly recommend it :)

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We stayed one night at beginning and one night at end of our trip and wished we stayed longer. Beautiful, charming, in mountain 15 min from Airport. They ket us at airport, it was blessedly cool, quoet and great rooms and beds. I loved it. We left at 430 am and they had a breakfast out for us with coffee, juice, fruit and bread. Nice people, accommodating.

Room Tip: Loved secomd floor with balcomy
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

My experience with Hotel Buena Vista went beyond my expectations. The accommodations, service, food, and staff were all excellent. The staff made it a point to make us feel welcomed and special. They went beyond their "job description" and had no problem doing extras or something special to meet our needs. One of the best hotel staffs I've ever come across.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 April 2014 via mobile

We were able to book our room two days ahead online. The entrance has a security gate and guard house. The hotel from the exterior is beautiful with very nice landscaping. Sufficient parking spaces for our rental car. Check in went smoothly and the staff was very helpful getting us situated. Our room was spacious for the four of us. Two queen beds and one single bed. The hotel was
built in 1998 and doesn't show signs of wear. Our room was clean and had a small balcony overlooking the pool area. We also had a limited view of San Jose in the
valley below. There are rooms available with a better view of the city but we were happy. As you walk through the pool area there are several chairs lined up on the lawn to take in the scenery of the city below. The coffee trail is well done with signs explaining the different plants. We all enjoyed our dinner selections at the restaurant on site. They offer a wide variety of dishes at a reasonable price. The complimentary breakfast was a nice selection of breads, a plate of cheese and fruit.
The hotel is a short distance to the Doka coffee plantation and a scenic drive to Poas volcano and the La Paz water garden.
They allowed us to store our luggage while we traveled for the day.
I highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Friends and I had the delightful experience of staying at the Hotel Buena Vista before our return flight to the USA. Everything about the hotel was impressive, from the architecture to the landscaping to the beautifully appointed rooms. All the people we dealt with were friendly,helpful and eager to make our stay a pleasant one.We met a gentleman the evening of our arrival who helped us with the menu selection. The next day we discovered that he was the owner. You would never have guessed that from his understated manner. We also found out that his employees think very highly of him. That says a lot to me. We had two meals while we were there - dinner and breakfast.Both were excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed the delectable fruit dish served with cinnamon rolls, banana bread and toast along with coffee and juice. How's that for a complimentary breakfast? We very much appreciated the shuttle ride to the airport.My only regret is that we didn't have more time to enjoy the serenity and beauty of this jewel in the mountains.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Pina M
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