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Hotel Bula Bula

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Playa Grande Road, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Playa Grande
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Granite Bay, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Found It! If you want a memorable experience in Costa Rica you have to stay a few nights at the Bula Bula,,,,It has only 10 rooms so book early.. because the rooms are delightful..great beds, super air conditioning, TV and WiFi. Once you slip into the pool..you won't want to get out..( but you can get lunch served next to... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a boutique-type Hotel, small one, clean and peaceful. It is kinda pricey in comparison with other hotels in the area with larger infrastructure and commodities. The restaurant´s menu is very limited and there just few restaurants around.

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Chicago, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the opportunity to visit Playa Grande and stay at Hotel Bula Bula. About 10 of us had dinner at The Great Waltini restaurant. The food, service and atmosphere was fantastic. The staff was attentive and spoke perfect English which was especially helpful to those of us who did not speak Spanish. Great drinks, great, place and a hidden... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mosquitoes flowing through the window net holes. Bad matresses. Poor service, they left us completeley alone in the hotel and nobody to go to when there was no hot water to take a shower. The Great Waltinis was closed and no great cocktails for us. The owner has two parrots as pets, which I would prefer to see in the... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Hotel Bula Bula- which allows you to use their pool as long as you are a customer at their outdoor restaurant/bar. They had HUGE drinks, but most of all I loved that they would hail a water taxi for you to get to Tamarindo- an unexpected highlight of our trip. Water Taxi from Hotel Bula Bula Missed his name, but... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This was our 2nd trip to Playa Grande but our first to Bula Bula. We had such a lovely stay. Todd and Wallie are gracious hosts, the staff is fantastic, and the parrots and resident iguana were a nice addition! The rooms are very well appointed; comfortable beds, A/C and fan, dimmers on the lights (my husband loved that!), good... More

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Ontario, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Playe Grande was a beautiful area. Bula Bula was a short, 5 minute walk to the beautiful beach, and unimaginably beautiful sunsets. We brought boogie boards down which allowed for hours of fun during the 9 days we stayed. The rooms were nicely decorated, comfortable beds, ample towels, air conditioned, good coffee in room, fridge. The rooms were sealed well... More

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Beverly Hills, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Loved Hotel Bula Bula. Charming small hotel (B&B style) only ten guest rooms. Staff was amazing, food delicious (breakfast included), fun bar and restaurant. Rooms are small but comfortable, great for budget traveler. Bula is nestled in a quiet neighborhood of Playa Grande with excellent beach five minute walk away. Serious surfers and families tend to frequent the neighborhood. If... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

My husband, one year old son and I just returned from our vacation in Costa Rica. Hotel Bula Bula was a great place! We love the pool, the 5 min walk to the beach and the restaurant onsite. My son has several food allergies. Needless to say we were concerned traveling but the staff at Bula Bula went above and... More

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West Olive, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Bula Bula serves big portions of delicious food in a really fun atmosphere. Although we visited in the off season, the atmosphere was fun and the staff was amazing. The pork enchiladas are really, really delicious and almost more than one person can eat. We heard good things about desserts, but were too full to indulge.

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Address: Playa Grande Road, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Grande
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Bula Bula 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Bula Playa Grande

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