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Hotel Bula Bula

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3.0 of 5
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Playa Grande Road, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Playa Grande
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
JCowgs5 Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At first I was impressed by this place, but on reflection on my second night and second breakfast I am disappointed. Their menu is not clear! Pancakes come with a choice of blueberries, strawberries, bananas. No where on the menu does it say these are jams! The owner doesn't even understand if he was to change the menu to read... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here one night in early July. The hotel we stayed at the first night in Playa Grande didn't have any water, that meant no brushing teeth, no showers and no toilet flushing. So when we got to Bula Bula and they had water tanks on hand and we had water it was perfect!! We then went to hang... More 

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San Benito, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

the owners and staff of Bula Bula were excellent hosts. Food was to die for and selection was great. Secluded and quiet. Not real fancy, but very clean. Cold A/c and close to Tamarindo. Would go back in a heart beat.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We only went there for the famous waltinis and because one of my friends knew the owner! What an awesome spot! The bar, the garden, the music and the vibe! Perfect spot to chill out, be in nature and have great cocktails.... We had some appetizers too and the quality of food was great! The hotel is located in the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Food was fresh and delicious, the staff at the bar and restaurant was very friendly and helpful. Nacho chips are made fresh, served nice and warm. Blackened Snapper was very flavorful and cooked perfectly. Can't wait to return and try other items on the menu.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We stayed here 5 nights on the advice of friends who visited 5 years ago. It's a small place with a nice layout and a really chill vibe. For example, the pool is open 24 hours, they just ask that you're quiet about it. Our room was really clean and comfortable. Lots of hooks to hang towels and wet beach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A beautiful small hotel set in the estuary and minutes from playa grande beach..local staff and local art in the rooms a real costa rica experience..yet at the bar you meet people from all over the world..cool people just know where to go...todd and wally the owners are available to make you feel at home...had a rental car problem and... More 

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Long Branch, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Great spot. Great owners. Great staff. I didn't stay at the hotel but I ate there 3 nights out of 7 and enjoyed it very much. The margaritas are huge. And the bar is liberal with the pour! :). Had an excellent time and love the people that work there and the locals that were super friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Last year when I was visiting friends in Costa Rica, several times we went to Bula Bula "Great Waltini's" for happy hour and I swore that I would return to stay here. Back to Costa Rica to see my friends this year and two other friends came with me and are staying at Bula Bula and simply loving it. I... More 

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Glen Carbon, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We own a house in Palm Beach Estates near the hotel Bula Bula. When vacationing there we eat many meals at the restaurant. They have excellent food, great service, and love the bar! A relaxing fun place. We are in the process of remodeling our house and I needed a place to stay for 5 days. Todd and Wally, the... More 

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