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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
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  • Terrible3%
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“water taxi”(38 reviews)
“great waltini”(15 reviews)
“mexican buffet”(9 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
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3 Star Hotel
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1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Bula Bula is small, but perfectly formed. It had everything we required for a leisurely holiday. Our room was colourfully decorated and spotlessly clean, with coffee making facilities, complimentary water, a fridge, safe, fan & efficient aircon, Toiletries and even sarongs, a nice touch, for...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 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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Reviewed 14 April 2017 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 ....More

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

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....More

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Response from PG-FT-Resident, Owner at Hotel Bula BulaResponded 18 April 2017

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.

Reviewed 9 April 2017

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,...More

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
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Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Room Service
Concierge
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
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Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Outdoor pool
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Price range
US$92 - US$123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#3 Family Hotel in Playa Grande
#5 Romantic Hotel in Playa Grande
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
US$92 - US$123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#3 Family Hotel in Playa Grande
#5 Romantic Hotel in Playa Grande
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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cdburnette53
24 February 2017|
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Response from Deb D | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't know. We just went to the Mexican Buffet on Monday night via boat from Tamarindo.
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candyfleming
14 January 2017|
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not sure how to send you my contact info
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Jill M
7 March 2015|
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Response from PG-FT-Resident | Property representative |
Sure, come on by. Please check in at the bar. We just ask that you purchase a drink or something from the kitchen while you are here. There are certain times of the year where we may not be able to accommodate everyone, but... More
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"Rooms closest to restaurant have better wifi, if you need to work, otherwise all are good."
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"rooms furthest from the bar area would be the quietest"
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"All rooms are very quiet, except for maybe the howler monkeys at night!"
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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..."
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