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Hotel Bula Bula

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Kalama, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff here was the best part of our stay. Ernesto (night bartender) was so funny!! Service was great!! The bar and restaurant is so good that people every day come by water taxi from Tamarindo which has no shortage of bars or restaurants!

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windsor ontario
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for one week . Loved it .Hotel staff are very friendly and helpful . Rooms are very clean .Water is limited in the shower /sink because of a local drought but not a game changer . They have a restaurant with incredible food . You don't need to go elsewhere . Bar is well stocked and there is a...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be weary of restaurant staff asking where you stay and when you are leaving. They will pass the info along to criminals. We were robbed and someone got in through the locked and barred patio door, and smashed into the plastic knob on the safe. All of our precious memories, photos on our phone, iPad and wedding rings were stolen....

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PG-FT-Resident, Owner at Hotel Bula Bula, responded to this review

While I'm sorry to learn of your misfortune, you are accusing my hotel of having a hand in the robbery without a shred of evidence. Your claim also violates the TOS of this website and I am asking for this review to be removed.

Corona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights here to start our week in Costa Rica. The pictures don't do this beautiful little place justice. Todd and Wally and all the staff (especially Tracy in the restaurant) were great and helped coordinate transportation plus sailing excursion. We had breakfast, dinner and drinks at the Great Waltini -- enjoyed them all. We loved watching Wally...

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Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place for dinner and an evening swim. The service and staff were fun and entertaining. Food was good with a lively atmosphere. The owner even came over to introduce himself. Would highly recommend!

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Colorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful surprise! A total get away from it all. The staff is excellent in taking care of making you feel welcome, comfortable and simply want more! We just enjoyed our niece's special day out on Playa Grande and the hotel helped host a great night of celebration. The food was great, the drinks were flowing and the music...

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Ely, MN
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Hotel Bula Bula is a small, ten room motel, with beautifully kept grounds, pool, and rooms. The room was small but we were only in there to sleep and shower otherwise we were outside. Air conditioning worked great, the shower water pressure not so great but good enough. The people who worked for the motel and their fabulous restaurant, Waltini's,...

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Winthrop, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The staff is great and The owners have a good thing going! The food is delicious from breakfast (seriously good breakfast) to dinner and they have taco tuesdays. Believe it! Perfect boutique hotel. Rooms are clean and beds are comfy. Stayed a few times. Good surf spots close by. Easy water taxi to tamarindo or u can walk across at...

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Lancaster, New York
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We spent our last night in Costa Rica at Hotel Bula Bula. Upon arrival, we were given a room very close to the bar. Our request to move was acted upon immediately. The entire staff was so friendly and very accommodating. The bar was a great mix of folks, and everyone including the owner were super friendly! We had dinner...

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Kingston, Canada
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Hotel Bula Bula on our Costa Rican trek through 3 different cities, and it was by far our absolute favorite. It's small, quaint, and in a nice quiet location a short walk to Playa Grande. It is also located on the river, where you can be picked up by a boat and be taken into nearby Tamarindo...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set outside Tamarindo in the beach village and national park of Playa Grande. We offer the romantic, the surfer, and the active traveler a tropical oasis amid the tourist stops. Superior rooms with modern amenities compliment the elegant restaurant where exceptional seafood, steaks and local specialties are served. Friendly and attentive staff ensure your stay is a satisfying one. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Bula Bula

Address: Playa Grande Road, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Grande
Price Range: $109 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Bula Bula 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Bula Playa Grande
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Playa Grande
#5 Romantic Hotel in Playa Grande
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“All the rooms we seen were to perfection all the way down to the Mattress as I am very picky when it comes down to sleep time..”
291philr, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Your would enjoy any rooms with different Nicaraguan artworks. He”
Bosanovalover222, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“They're all good.”
chrisz88, 24 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms surround a courtyard pool; are small, but more than adequate, with good air conditioning, which you need! Beds very comfortable!”
322billc, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“Prefer the rooms far for the bar”
77philippea, 10 May 2016 | Read review
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