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Zula Inn Aparthotel
Playa Santa Teresa | 1 Km From the Crossroads to the Right, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #11 of 30 Santa Teresa B&B and Inns
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“Wonderful place!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

What a great place! Great hospitality, great people! Our room was cleaned to perfection every day... The hotel owners also have a great restaurant in Santa Teresa Called the zula restaurant, highly recommended ! Go stay there, you won't regret it!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We found Zula Inn through a couple of traveling friends we had made on our trip in Cost Rica. As we walked into to book at Zula Inn we were greeted with such warmth and ease that it made our whole experience super positive. Rotem and Avi are so helpful and made our stay so enjoyable. Zula Inn is situated in a beautiful part of Santa Teresa walking distance to the main part of town and right across the road from the ocean. There is full air conditioning, wifi and a beautiful communal area complete with couches and just overlooking the pool. The suites also have kitchenettes and it made eating in super easy and fun. Awesome find!! We absolutely loved our stay here!! Thank you Rotem & Avi!!

  • Stayed April 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

My group and I narrowed down our options in Mal Pais/Santa Teresa to a few hotels. When we arrived in the area, we decided to stay at Zula Inn due to its location and value. However, we would come back for several reasons: it is a good deal for the rooms, the pool is well-kept and necessary in the heat, and most importantly, because the staff was wonderful. We needed their help with a variety of things like calling the bank when one of our cards wasn't working, scheduling a surf lesson for us (which was awesome with Del Soul Santa Teresa), scheduling a taxi pick up for us, getting advice on how to get to other parts of Costa Rica etc. While some of these services may be considered standard for hotels, the level of service and the way they delivered the service at Zula Inn makes this place unique. We enjoyed the other guests and some have been coming back to Zula Inn for 5+ years, which shows that even with the many hotel options in the area, Zula Inn is worth the repeat stays. The owners take pride in the property and live right next door so if you ever need them, they are there and they will answer the door! They take privacy on the property seriously and other positive aspects of the hotel include its on-site services, the lounge area by the pool, the convenience of drinks in the lounge area fridge (in case you don't feel like making a trip to the store), the security of the rooms and the property as a whole, the private parking area that is setback from the road, the WiFi in the rooms and public areas, the in-unit kitchens, the large bathrooms, the A/C, the cable TV, comfortable beds, and easy access to the beach across the road. The rooms are single-story cabanas (standalone homes) with a seating area and hammock out front, which are nice touches that help you relax and spend time with the people you are traveling with. I just really loved how flexible the owners and staff were and how attentive they were. So, give it a try and you'll see what I'm talking about!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Santa Ana, San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

If you are looking for a low budget place, nice and quite to just move around Santa Teresa and the others beaches this one will be for you. The place is relax and pretty much you have to go by your own, again, if you are one of those that want to play as a king or queen this is not for you. Happy stay!!! Rent a quad motorcycle is a good tip to go around!!!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I have stayed here for the past 7 years on my annual surf trip. It's quiet, clean, & secure. Rotim & Avi are two brothers who immigrated from Israel about 10 yrs ago. They own/operate the Inn and Zula restaurant. Each of them speak Hebrew, English, & Spanish well.
I never worry about leaving a camera or computer in the room. Their cleaning & maintenance staff are well trusted. They have surfboards, ATVs, etc for rent, and if they don't have it, they can get it. Prices are very reasonable, and each room has a kitchenette in case you want to eat in. I would recommend their restaurant as well. Best falafel, hummus, & pita bread in town (?country).

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We had never been to Costa Rica prior to our visit last March, so we didn't know what to expect. We read a lot of great things about Zula and decided to go for it - and the reviews weren't wrong! Our bungalow (2 bdrm) was private, spacious and well equipped. It was cleaned well every day. The pool is so well designed, with shade for when it gets really warm. And the honour bar was very handy before we got a chance to stop at the grocery store! Everybody at Zula took really good care of us, arranging activities and suggesting places to eat. It is hard not to have a wonderful time in the amazing country that is Costa Rica, but Zula really made our trip perfect. Location wise, it is perfectly situated near lots of restaurants, the beach, grocery stores...we took a risk and didn't rent a car, and it was no problem at all. We really can't wait to go back, and we'll definitely be staying at Zula again!

  • Stayed March 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

My boyfriend and I spent a week in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica and stayed at Zula. It is by far the BEST place to stay if you are traveling to Santa Teresa. Very reasonably priced and convenient location. You can walk to most restaurants and shops. It's right across the street from the beach. The hotel staff is very friendly and accomodating. If there is anything that you want or need, they will get it for you. The rooms are very private and cozy. Each room has its own kitchen and private patio, with AC and fan. VERY comfortable! The main pool area is very nice and tropical. Zula is super relaxing and easy going.

  • Stayed April 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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Address: Playa Santa Teresa | 1 Km From the Crossroads to the Right, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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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 #11 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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