It was our first night in Costa Rica. The front desk staff was very welcoming and we had no issues with our room. The air conditioning works really good, almost too good -- had to turn it off in the middle of the night -- it got quite chilly. Then the next morning we had to leave on a tour at 5:30am, but the front desk had a bagged breakfast waiting for all of us to take with -- what a nice surprise!
We stayed at this hotel after spending a week touring Costa Rica on motorcycles. It was spotless, had a WONDERFUL breakfast buffet, and a nice patio/pool. Easy shuttle to the airport, and the ability to pay departure tax at the hotel were all great benefits. Will definitely stay again. Highly recommended.
Hotel was very nice, clean and the staff were great. The room faced the busy road, but the traffic died down at night so was not a problem. Shuttle service was great as this was an overnight stay to catch an early morning flight.
Arriving after dark w/surfboards and gear was an easy transition to the hotel via orange cab/van (part of the room fee). Great service, big clean room & quiet surroundings w/a delicious breakfast the next morning (also part of the room fee). Happy w/our stay and a relaxed way to start our travels!
Jennifer from juneau, AK
Just like an old country house, with all its wood ancestral charming, ornamental plants, white walls of an ancient big house …More
We stayed there for a week and enjoyed the place to its entirety. From the humming birds and butterflys feeding of their plants to the great breakfast in the morning. Also very convinient location to get to the airport.
My husband and I stayed at Hotel Buena Vista for 2 nights and had an excellent experience. We had originally only booked one night and planned to stay there the day before we left Costa Rica, but bad weather at another location led us to call Hotel Buena Vista the day before our stay to see if they had any availabilities for another night. They were very helpful, spoke perfect English, and booked us a beautiful balcony room that very day. The parking area felt very safe, the staff were smiling and happy to help us find activities in the area. The rooms are spacious, and it was cool enough even in July that we didn't mind there was no A/C. The first night we stayed in a room in the main hotel, and the walls are a bit thin. There was a large tour group staying at the hotel and we could hear them during dinner and whenever they entered/exited their rooms. Our second night was completely noise-free though. We upgraded to a private villa (there are 5 on property). We had a huge room with 2 beds, 2 couches, a private screened in porch overlooking San Jose. We ate dinner on property that night, huge portions and good quality. It only took us about 20 minutes to get to the airport from the hotel, but you would never know you were so close with how private the grounds feel. We will definitely stay again when we return for our next trip!
I stayed for one night mostly because it is a short and cheap trip to the airport but was very surprised by how much I liked this hotel. It was the cheapest of all of the hotels I have gone to in Costa Rica and also the nicest. The staff was very nice, even when I came down at 4 in the morning asking for help with a taxi. The hotel is owned by a couple and the bottom floor is a small Italian restaurant. The room was also the largest I had visited with an extremely comfortable bed. The city was very safe and nice. The park one block away is very pretty. My only complaint is that the bathroom was a little small. I honestly wish that I switched my last night hotel in San Jose with this one! It is closer to the airport and much safer.
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