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“the tropical embrace” 5 of 5 stars
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Cabinas Villa Kunterbunt
Samara Beach East End, Playa Samara, Costa Rica   |  
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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“the tropical embrace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

In front of the blue bay of Samara, surrounder by powerful tropical garden and hand made pathways full of colorful flowers, hamacs, swiming pool, your will find yourself enjoying the freedom of the tropical breeze. In front an open ocean with a wide beach for your walks and meditations on the cosmic energy of this bay. You will relax, and recharge your energy. Thomas is a gifted painter full of original creations that are exhibit on the bedrooms, the outside wall of the kitchen, blending with the color of the gardens. A place for reunion of creative spirits. Welcome to Kunderbunt.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Graz, Austria
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

We stayed at cabinas Villa Kunterbunt for two days and really enjoyed it there. We talked to Tommy, the owner, and he told us that there were some troubles in the past (see some reviews below) because another couple managed the cabinas. However, now Tommy takes care of things and everything seems to improve :-)

Villa Kunterbunt is located a bit off from Samara - 25 minutes walk to the city, 5 minutes walk to the next shops & restaurants. Villa Kunterbunt is a very quiet and nice place to relax.

However, if you're looking for a super-comfort hotel room with cable TV, A/C and so on, then Villa Kunterbunt is not your choice - if you're looking for a quiet and relaxed location next to the beach, then Villa Kunterbunt is the right choice

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York, New York, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

My boyfriend and I went to Samara at the end of a wonderful trip to CR. We had read about Cabinas Villas Kunterbunt in a travel guide and decided to stay there. While the location is lovely, right on the beach, the hotel was in awful shape and the owners were incredibly rude.

We encountered several problems while staying there. We looked past the bats and other wildlife staying with us in our room, but not the exposed electrical wiring inside the shower and lack of drinkable water. Although, there was a spring water fountain in the kitchen, but it was "off limits to guests."

The owners really were the worst part of the stay. Our questions were brushed off rudely or simply ignored, and they made us feel as if we were inconveniencing them the entire time. It seemed like the only times they went out of their way for us were to make us feel uncomfortable. When we asked to rent a surfboard, the female owner said we couldn't because it was the male owner's turn to use it, and later when were sitting on the beach watching the sunset, the man dragged his dog directly in front of us, and started yelling at it and wrestling it until it got angry and barked until nightfall. There are too many encounters like this to list, even from our short stay.

We left after the first day and stayed at the Treehouse downtown, which is better in every way, and worth the extra cash. DO NOT STAY AT KUNTERBUNT!

Room Tip: Just don't stay here.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1regenzeit2, Owner at Cabinas Villa Kunterbunt, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
I am sorry for your bad experience in my Hotel "Cabinas Villa Kunterbunt". I hope you could enjoy your trip through Costa Rica despite of this.

I have been in Germany for 2 years and rented the Hotel to another person. The Hotel was under new leadership from 04.2010 till 06.2012.

Now I garantee a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere in the Hotel "Cabinas Villa Kunterbunt".
I garantee clean rooms without any animals! Our dogs are happy and well supplied! and our stuff is friendly and courteous!

Best regards,

Thomas Sippl
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London
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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

On arriving, I thought the location a couple ok Km. from the town was inconvenient but I soon changed my mind because there is nothing so soothing as the sound of breaking surf outside the window in this isolated spot. The town is a bit brash anyway but if you must go there, it's accessible along the beach. Actually you can manage without the town's facilities because there is both a "soda" (locals' restaurant) and "pulperia" (village store) on the main road. The Kunterbunt is a quiet but friendly place with a nice garden for chilling out and a sizeable open-air kitchen. The only annoyance was a yapping dog next door; I won't say what the friendly resident Dobermann ought to do to it......otherwise an excellent place to relax, make friends and enjoy the Pacific sunsets.

Room Tip: Try to get an upstairs room to avoid footsteps overhead.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Haven, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2011

The place was very relaxed. It was not the cleanest place...given a dirty smelly towel and it was very noisy all night with barking dogs and chicken calls. Kitchen was convenient but also dirty and when guests gather round and smoke lots of cigarettes...it wanders up to the rooms. The owners were friendly. It was ok, but wouldn't return. Great location to beach.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Kelowna, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2010

What a great place to stay. Stefan and Maria-Delores made us feel very welcome. They also helped us buy two kilos of shrimp and still warm freshly baked bread. The coffee in the morning is excellent. Their community kitchen is very clean and a great place to socialize with other guests.
If your looking for TV and Air conditioning don't stay here, but if you're seeking sun, surf and home style hospitality this is the place for you!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2010

We were traveling with 3 adults & a baby and we had a great stay at Kunterbunt...Steffan & Delores who were running the place were very helpfull and very nice...perfect breakfast and beautifull views...definately a recommender...

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Samara Beach East End, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
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Ranked #11 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Playa Samara
Number of rooms: 10
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