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75 m South of the Banco Nacional, Palmar Norte, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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sf bay california
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This is the town the bus from San Jose takes you to on your way to Drake Bay. We stopped in this nice one horse town and spent the night before catching the taxi and the 11am boat ride to Drake Bay. As an outsider you are in the minority but rather welcome. There are several lodges here, my wife... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is a very nice and comfortable little property. The Cabinas around the Pool are quaint offering a peaceful place away from the hustle of town. Nice clean Restaurant connected with friendly staff and good food.

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Brampton, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

I stayed here for 1 night when traveling from San Jose to Drake Bay. The rooms are nothing special but do have everything that you would need. Private bathroom, air conditioning, fridge and also TV. It does not include breakfast but I picked up some bananas and fruit juice from a nearby store so it didn't cost much. The best... More

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Frederick, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Recently returned from CR with a local missions team; we spent about 1wk in the Boruca area, serving the local population. The choice of the Brunka Lodge was left to our team leaders, and to be honest, they did a very good job, compared to other places that we have stayed abroad in Iquitos and Yurimaguas, Peru. The Brunka Lodge... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Found myself in this lodge, as I didn't want to look around, it was dark already. It turned out there are a few cheaper lodges around in Palmar Norte. No windows could be opened with a noisy, smelly airco, that blow exactly into your face. Windows under the roof could not be covered with curtains, so daylight came in early.... More

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Montreal, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We have been two days at Brunka lodge. And I would definitely not recommend this place. Palmar Norte is a trucker's stop town. And it is a very noisy town as well. Staying at Brunka lodge you have to expect a lot of noise : roosters crying in the middle of the night, dogs barking, trucks passing by and "advertising... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Very nice, very clean, excellent service, the staff is always smiling and willing to help. No luxury, but very nice for the price. Nice pool. Suggestion: coffee machines in the rooms or on the patio, nobody likes to rush in the morning to have coffee, it would be a nice touch. Denise Girard

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Very nice hostel with good service, but expensive (60 dollars for a double ensuite) if you're just staying 1 night while travelling to the peninsula. Nice swimming pool.

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Address: 75 m South of the Banco Nacional, Palmar Norte, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Palmar Norte

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