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Bungalows Malu

Cahuita, Playa Negra | 2 km (1 mi) north of Cahuita, Cahuita, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

This very small resort is located about a mile from Cahuita, on the Playa Negra. A part beach and part dirt road takes you to town. They have small number of bungalows placed in the gardens around a central reception, breakfast and pool area. I didn't see any sign of the restaurant ever opening, but plenty of food options along... More 

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Crown Point, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were referred to Bungalows Malu by another B&B operator (Cabinas Nirvana) after that operator couldn't find our reservations. Bungalows Malu advertises in Germany as a family friendly operation, and when we were there, indeed, there were German families enjoying themselves. The bungalow we had was large, clean, and free of bugs and had a nice bathroom. Everything in the... More 

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Ketchikan, Alaska
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

My wife and I spent five nights here in early December just before the high season begins. We hadn't planned out the trip very well, but after arriving on the Caribbean coast at the end of a two-week Costa Rica trip we located this place while seeking out a room with air conditioning. After getting here, we looked around for... More 

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Rancho Cordova, California
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

My girlfriend and I planned to stay in Cahuita four nights before moving inland on our two week vacation. Stayed at another place for two nights that we were not too crazy about and then heard about this place from one of the locals. We fell so much in love with Bungalow Malu and the staff we ended up staying... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

BED BUG WARNING – DIRTY ROOMS WITH BED BUGS Cama bicho ADVERTENCIA - HABITACIONES SUCIAS CON INSECTOS Y CUCARACHAS CAMA We stayed here for three nights, September 2 through September 5, 2013. The service was nice, the location was nice, food was good, and the bungalows were well constructed and beautiful. However, upon close inspection, the rooms are dirty (i.e.... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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73 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Well, in truth, in the low season it’s all quiet, but Bungalow Malu, owned by Italians, is at the very end of Playa Negra and at the quietest bit, away from the Reggae Bar and any noise. When full there may be some activity but it was just myself and a long-term guest and extremely quiet. The pool is really... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We stayed here four nights in January 2013. This is one of the few lodgings in the area if Cahuita with Air Conditioning. This also one of the few places in the area if Cahuita with a pool. Both these things were very appreciated as this is the tropical jungle and it is hot and steamy year round. The owners... More 

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Powell River
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We were very impressed with Bungalows Malu. The people were great and very helpful. Loved the private deck off our little house even had a resident sloth for one day. I would like to suggest that they change out the mattress that we had in our room, as if seemed very worn,and add a couple more pillows. The deck chairs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Is the most beutirful place for a relaxyn time, ist a good place for play and fun for kid, the pool is big and is not to deep... Is just perfect. If you are serching peace , lots of fun, a nice place to stay in vacations and a beutirful and different place; Bungalow Malú is the perfect place for... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

my wife and i spent nine days with the ladies at Malu; the place is owned by alessandra and her husband, with two sisters rounding out the staff. it was a glorious time. the compound is fifteen minutes from cahuita proper, across a gravel road from playa negra and the carribean. cute bungalows and rancho with pool. we stayed in... More 

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