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Hotel El Bambu

3.0 of 5 Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui 4443, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has a nice atmosphere with trees surrounding the property. The rooms are spacious and the pool is nice. The restaurant is also reasonably priced and has a pretty good variety. The only drawback I experienced was that the walls are thin and noise carried.

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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We stayed at the El Bambu for a week while on a mission trip to Costa Rica. The room we stayed in was in the newer part of the hotel. It was very large, had three beds, and a nice porch. The room was always cleaned promptly. The one thing that was not up to par was the lighting in... More

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Oakland, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We really wanted to see La Selva while in CR, and stayed here to do it because we thought it would be a little less rustic than staying at the research station. We definitely couldn't have stayed more than the two nights we were there because of the musty room and uncomfortable bed - but as a place to crash... More

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Paris, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We stayed here two nights with a student group and found the hotel to be very comfortable. The reviews I read were pretty true. You want a room in the back part of the hotel. These rooms appear to be newer and the atmosphere is really great. As you walk toward the back, past the lobby and pool area, you... More

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Paris, Texas
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Our room was #32. It was a large clean room, with tv and a large balcony. I thought it was very nice. I would stay there again. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant was good also. The pool was very popular.

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Farmington, New Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

It was OK, but I can not give it a great review because there were some problems. Were it is at was good, because you could to many places. You could see nature just out side. I got to see two iguanas and a family of howler monkeys.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
69 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Huge rooms. Nice bathrooms with wonderful showers that jet out endless hot water. Good restaurant onsite that is open late...breakfast isn't included, but the buffet is a good deal. Solid, professional management and friendly staff. Credit cards accepted, but by paying cash you can get an $80 room for half-price. Extremely close to the bus station. Not too far from... More

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Porsgrunn, Norway
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We stayed at El Bambu 3 nights in January, and really loved this hotel. You enter the hotel from a noicy street, get your key at the reception, walk on wooden covered walkway to your room and suddenly you find yourself almost in the rainforest! With a nice private balcony from where you can observe beautiful and colourful birds. The... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights. We had a room right at the back of the hotel in the trees, room 37. It was a very large room with 2 queen beds and 1 single and a balcony with chairs and table overlooking the bushes and trees. The room and bathroom were always kept very clean. We loved being in... More

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Lake Mills, Iowa
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We stayed here for two nights as part of a Spanish tour from the US (high school class from the Midwest). Our particular room on the top floor near the balcony which overlooks the main road, was small and very dated. Air conditioner worked well. Bathroom was interesting: no hot water, and the window right in the shower stall had... More

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Address: Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui 4443, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Sarapiqui > Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel El Bambu 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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Hotel El Bambu Costa Rica/Sarapiqui

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