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The people are so welcoming! Food and service was fantastic! hope to come back again.

The property was surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens with an amazing view of the city. We stayed here on our first and last days of our Costa Rica holiday, because of the location to SJO airport. The rooms were very comfortable and clean, and the breakfast was very fresh and delicious. We will definitely be staying here on our next trip to Costa Rica.

Everything was great during the stay. The bedroom was clean, big room, big bathroom. Great breakfast. However, the experience at the airport when the staff went to pick us up, wasn’t so great. They sent a guy to apparently escort us to the shuttle sent by the hotel. We didn’t walk for even 0.1 mile from the airport exit when the guy stopped and told us if we were going to tip him. We could’ve easily walked that distance without him, he didn’t even offer to help with our luggage. When I said I wasn’t tipping him yet because he wasn’t providing any service, really... the guy got super upset left us alone... and walking by me, pushed me dropping my sunglasses to the floor. When the shuttle from the hotel showed up, they were kind and super nice to us. They even recommended places to eat near the hotel and told us that we could go to the lobby and arrange drop-off and pick-up to/from the restaurant. However, when we tried that the guy at the lobby said that they didn’t offer that service. Other reviews on this hotel mentioned the complimentary transportation, even the staff from the restaurant we went mentioned it and were surprised when we told them they refused to. I don’t want to believe that it was because of the incident with the guy at the airport. Other than that the hotel is good value/quality for the money.

Was the perfect place to spend my last night before an early flight out of San Jose. Good birdwatching right there, it's in the middle of this really lovely forest, the photos don't do it justice. The staff were lovely too and truely cared about good service and comfort-, and its close to many activities and sightseeing- really enjoyed Hotel Buena Vista.

Road 130, 9 kms north from the airport San Isidro Alajuela

Hotel highlights

  • Free local cuisine breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Buena Vista Chic Hotel places you within a 10-minute drive of Hacienda Alsacia and Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto. This 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 30 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free local cuisine breakfast, served each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

Buena Vista Chic Hotel's 30 individually decorated rooms provide espresso makers, free local calls, and ceiling fans. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch TVs with satellite channels. Beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Safes, desks, and wardrobes or closets are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Buena Vista Chic Hotel enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a terrace. There's free parking and an area shuttle for a fee. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with tours or tickets, securing valuables, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a picnic area, and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Superior Room, Balcony

1 King Bed and 1 Twin Sofa Bed | Sleeps 3

Superior Balcony Two Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Family Junior Suite

2 Queen Beds and 1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 5

Family Villa

2 Queen Beds and 1 Queen Sofa Bed | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Buena Vista Chic Hotel

Everyone (5)
5
Everyone

By on Mar 6, 2020

5
Everyone

The people are so welcoming! Food and service was fantastic! hope to come back again.

By on Feb 25, 2020

4
Everyone

The property was surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens with an amazing view of the city. We stayed here on our first and last days of our Costa Rica holiday, because of the location to SJO airport. The rooms were very comfortable and clean, and the breakfast was very fresh and delicious. We will definitely be staying here on our next trip to Costa Rica.

By on Feb 25, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 13, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your comments about your recent visit. Your comments encourage us to continue working hard. We look forward to seeing you again,

5
Everyone

Everything was great during the stay. The bedroom was clean, big room, big bathroom. Great breakfast. However, the experience at the airport when the staff went to pick us up, wasn’t so great. They sent a guy to apparently escort us to the shuttle sent by the hotel. We didn’t walk for even 0.1 mile from the airport exit when the guy stopped and told us if we were going to tip him. We could’ve easily walked that distance without him, he didn’t even offer to help with our luggage. When I said I wasn’t tipping him yet because he wasn’t providing any service, really... the guy got super upset left us alone... and walking by me, pushed me dropping my sunglasses to the floor. When the shuttle from the hotel showed up, they were kind and super nice to us. They even recommended places to eat near the hotel and told us that we could go to the lobby and arrange drop-off and pick-up to/from the restaurant. However, when we tried that the guy at the lobby said that they didn’t offer that service. Other reviews on this hotel mentioned the complimentary transportation, even the staff from the restaurant we went mentioned it and were surprised when we told them they refused to. I don’t want to believe that it was because of the incident with the guy at the airport. Other than that the hotel is good value/quality for the money.

By on Jul 17, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 4, 2018

Thank you very much for your comment, we will work on fix those problems. Best regards from the Hotel Buena Vista

5

hotel with spectacular view in a tropical garden

Everyone

Was the perfect place to spend my last night before an early flight out of San Jose. Good birdwatching right there, it's in the middle of this really lovely forest, the photos don't do it justice. The staff were lovely too and truely cared about good service and comfort-, and its close to many activities and sightseeing- really enjoyed Hotel Buena Vista.

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