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Zula Inn Aparthotel
2.5 of 5 Inn   |   Playa Santa Teresa | 1 Km From the Crossroads to the Right, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #10 of 30 Santa Teresa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
“Great place and hosts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We loved a dip in the pool, sitting in the outdoor lounge and the rather nice rooms. The owners were extremely accommodating, warm and helpful. Their restaurant, a short walk from the inn, has some of the best Tico food we have had and the mix with Israeli food, especially hummus to die for, was both unique and fun. It is a short walk to town and to some of the best pacific beaches in the world. The rooms are private individual bungalows that are very homey and comfortable. We highly recommend this place and if we return to Santa Teresa, we would definitely stay there.

Room Tip: All were great.
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I stayed at the Zula Inn for a week. It was perfect.
The Cabanas are clean, private and large. I took full advantage of the private porch with hammock for afternoon naps. I took frequent dips in the prettiest little pool surrounded by tropical gardens which was also a great place to meet fellow guests. Being able to walk to the stores, restaurants and beach was great too. All of these things were close by. Their restaurant of the same name down the street had hands down the best falafels I've ever tasted! Owners Avi and Rotem are great hosts, they take good care to make sure you're comfortable and happy. Thank you Zula Inn, all in all a lovely, safe and welcoming place to stay that I'll definitely go back to!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

100 m from playa carmen beach zula inn is offering a getaway in santa , The rooms/houses are big and comfortable, very privet blending in the jungle. The owners are great and take care of everything, it is a good place to stay and relax.

Room Tip: take the east rooms, you will have more sun
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Midland Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Thanks to the owners of this great spot for a very good holiday.They made sure we had every thing we needed.They also have a great restaurant. Our family loved it.Clean , safe, friendly, beautiful gardens and attentive hosts what more could you ask for.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

I went to Zula Inn with my girlfriend for 2 weeks for a surf/relaxation trip. If your goal is to surf, this is the right spot. 5 min. walking distance to playa Carmen surf spot. 15 min walk to santa teresa surf spot. This is pretty much the best location if you want to ride both spots, its almost right in between! It truly has a great location since its right next to a grocery store and walking distance to many excellent restaurant, including of course the Zula restaurant which is very good.

The Villas .. it’s all you need on a surf trip. Clean little house with bathroom, hot water (yes the water was really hot in our house #9) and all you need in the kitchen to cook a decent meal. They also clean the room everyday which is really nice.

Pool area is awesome, also very clean with a bit of music for the good vibe.

I strongly recommend this place for anybody looking for a nice and clean Costa Rican villa at a fair price, not to people looking for a 5 stars all inclusive.

Enough said, it’s your turn to come experience it!

Room Tip: Room #9 has real hot water
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We recently stayed at Zula with our two young children, 2 & 4. It was perfect for us! Nice, clean, large, private cabina. There was a small kitchen with everything we needed to prepare meals at home, which we did lots. The room was cleaned daily and we were given fresh towels. The pool was great and the surrounding gardens very nice and well kept. There's a big beer/water/pop fridge that you can help yourself to, on the honesty system. (write down what you take) We enjoyed that! The owner was super nice , very helpful and always easy to find if you needed help with anything. He is extremely hard working, dividing his time between the apart/hotel and their amazing restaurant. You must eat there! The smoothies are gigantic and delicious and the falafel.....best ever! I am still trying to duplicate it at home, no luck yet. Prices extremely reasonable. Overall we loved Santa Teresa and will be returning. We would book at Zula again for sure!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

My wife and I together with our 11 months baby boy stayed for two weeks at Zula Inn hotel in August 2012 (they brought us a Pack n' Play baby bed as well :))
we really enjoyed staying there! the place is very clean, quiet, surrounded with beautiful flora nad trees. In the middle of Zula-inn there is a great swimming pool, a nice bar with free coffee+tea which includes also some very nice background music,the rooms are actually cool cabins which have air-con and lcd T.V and there is also a small cosy kitchen inside them.

Zula Inn resides in a very good location , 5 minutes walk from good surf points coffee bar and surf shop.
It is a very relaxing place, great maintanance staff - very pleasant people and take care of the place with a smile on their face... and last but not least - the owners Avi and Rotem are very nice people and friendly and... they are always there if you need them, Avi even took me to some nice surf breaks around Mal Paiz when the waves were too big at Santa Tereza.

we all had a very good time there and definitely will be glad to back there for a dreamy vacation :)

Room Tip: All rooms are the same (there is a two rooms as well) we stayed in regular one front of the pool
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: Playa Santa Teresa | 1 Km From the Crossroads to the Right, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Zula Inn Aparthotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Zula Inn Aparthotel features nine self-contained bungalows, all with views of our lush tropical garden and pool. Set back from the road in a quiet location, the hotel is only a two min walk to the white sandy surf beach of Playa Santa Teresa and it's consistent year round waves. Enjoy poolside relaxation in tropical gardens and take in our view of the jungle. Tha rancho next to the pool offers sofas, hammocks, cable T.V, free WI-FI internet, coffee and soft drinks. Zula Inn is also a short walk to all the shops and restaurants around our beautiful town of Santa Teresa. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Zula Inn Aparthotel Hotel Santa Teresa
Zula Inn Aparthotel Costa Rica/Santa Teresa

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