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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Bungalows Calalu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Costa Rica
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2010

It is 100% true, the owners of this hotel are EXTREMELY rude!! They got wrong our reservation dates, room type and rate. When we checked in and asked for the proper room we were told we never booked that room and everything was "our" mistake. The woman's attitude was aggressive, abrasive and just plain mean. She refused to listen to... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2010

We had no idea where we were going to stay in Puero Viejo. We were SO thankful when we stumbled onto this place!! Beautiful gardens, helpful staff, nice pool, and the bungalow was simply amazing. Perfect for me and my three friends. Close to town and a 15 minute walk to Cocles. Highly recommend!!

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fort collins co
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2008

Overall the bungalows are cute and comfortable, but all the reviews we read in travel guides spoke of having breakfast with the butterflies or resting in a hammock. There weren't any hammocks, butterflies or even breakfast. The owner spoke no English so we didn't receive an explanation as to why these things were no longer available. The pool was warm... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2008

Although a lot of reviewers seem to have problems with the owners of Calalú, I have received nothing but good service from them, and they do not strike me as particularly unfriendly or unreasonable, and definitely not mean, as some seem to think. I've never had any reason to complain, though, so perhaps I've just been lucky and avoided their... More 

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San Jose
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2008

The rooms are quite confortable for the price, but It only had one small fan. The owners were rude and they dont aloud people to drink or eat near the pool area as the own a "restaurant" that was never open. No visits allowed an parking lot was small and full of dog shits. Unfortunadly we lost the key to... More 

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Costa Rica, San Jose
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2007

Everything was OK, the bungalows are clean and warm. The pool was OK but the owner threw some soap into it while we were enjoying the pool at night. They say that there is a restaurant but it is always empty, maybe because of the owners. But if you don`t talk to them, you can enoy your trip.

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Seattle, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2007

This place consists of a grouping of small cabins set 100 meters back from the main road. The cabins are very basic and get very hot, but it stays quiet all the time. Exotic plants and winding gravel trails make for an enjoyable ambiance, but beyond this nothing lived up to the promises. The pool is great for cooling off,... More 

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boston, MA
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2007

Pretty hotel and extremely reasonable rates. Everything was on the newer side. Bungalows were adorable and private. Pool is refreshing but is very small. Don't recomend the resteraunt on site but you are within walking distance from many good alternatives.

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Vancouver, BC
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2006

We stayed at Calalu for 4 nights from Dec 22 to the 26th. This was the only part of our 18 day trip to Costa Rica and Panama that we booked ahead, just to make sure that we had a reasonable place to stay at such a busy time of year. Overall, we were satisfied. It was more or less... More 

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Address: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Calalu Hotel Puerto Viejo
Bungalows Calalu Costa Rica/Limon

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