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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Atlanta
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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Orange Beach, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

My friends and I visited Hotel Bula Bula restaurant almost every night during our vacation last week. We had a fantastic time!!! The staff is great especially Ernesto and Jesse! Make sure you have Jesse dance with the ceramic pig and have Ernesto show you his apron!! Miss those boys already!! We also met Todd and the "Great Waltini" during... More

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Hotel Bula Bula hosted my wedding on March 14th, and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a destination wedding venue. Todd was extremely helpful and flexible in arranging all the details (menu, drinks, guest arrangements, florist, etc.), and Chef Wally made us some fantastic food! My guests raved about everything from the appetizers to the mahi mahi... More

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Pinckney, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

My husband and I visited Hotel Bula Bula for 10 days in January, but the wonderful memories are still fresh in our minds. This was our fifth year in a row as returned guests. If you enjoy all inclusive hotels with swim up bars, Hotel Bula Bula is not for you. If you enjoy going to the beach and find... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Would you like to brush your teeth when you get up? flush the toilet? Take a shower when you come back from the beach covered in salt water, sunblock and dust from the walk? If you answer yes to any of the above, then Hotel Bula Bula is not the place for you: they don't have running water!!! We made... More

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PG-FT-Resident, Owner at Hotel Bula Bula, responded to this review

First of all, kudos to our local water association for the difficult and thankless job of keeping the flow of water to all of the community. In the *twelve years* we have been in business here, this is the first community-wide water service breakdown we have experienced that overwhelmed our defensive measures to make sure our guests are comfortable. Regarding... More

Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

My fiancee and I had a fantastic stay at Hotel Bula Bula and I'm hoping we can come back soon. The staff were all friendly and helpful (and even let us borrow towels after we had checked out and gone to the beach) and helped us to book activities like turtle viewing and surf lessons. The food was delicious and... More

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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*
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Bula Playa Grande

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