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“Magical” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kura Design Villas Uvita

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Kura Design Villas Uvita
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Costa Ballena, Uvita, Costa Rica   |  
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“Magical”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Magic.  What my husband and I felt upon our arrival to Kurá.  Attended by the owners in person, where we were shown the hotel, as well as the spectacular view that was highlighted by the hotel's architecture.

Friendliness, the search for perfection in every detail, meal, experience.  It awakens each and every one of your senses.  Kurá is one of those places that remain inked in memory.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Cayuga S, Manager at Kura Design Villas Uvita, responded to this review, January 5, 2013
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Greetings from Uvita. Thank you for your review of Kura. We were excited to have you with us during the opening season of the hotel and are happy that you enjoyed the architecture and views. But even more important is that you were able to feel the warmth and attention to detail that we try to provide for every single guest. The maximum amount of people at Kura is just 12 guests. We hope you are able to come back for another magical experience in the near future. All the best,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This hotel is just sublime: Travel & Leisure meets Architectural Digest. The hotel is very beautiful. Our room had a huge balcony overlooking the bay and was very peaceful and romantic. The room's architecture is amazing: you feel like you are in a glass box, floating in the jungle, overlooking the ocean. The restaurant, bar and pool are stunning too. The pictures look great but in person it looks even better! If you appreciate modern architecture you will love this place.

This hotel is very small: 6 rooms only and it's in a remote location halfway up a hill, so it's very quiet and peaceful. Because of its size, you will get personalized service.

The staff is very friendly and the food is great. The owners, who live onsite, are very nice and are very proud of the hotel, which recently opened. The food is inspired and very well executed. The ceviches were great and we were intrigued by the use of several local fruits and vegetables we had never tasted before. They mentioned that at some point they want to organize a trip to the local farmers market and I think that would be really interesting. We didn't want to leave!

This hotel overlooks the ocean but it's not a beach hotel. The hotel can arrange for transportation to the beach but it's 15 minutes away, down a steep 4-wheel-only road. We went to the beach once but were happy just lounging by the beautiful swimming pool and trying Adam's amazing passion fruit mojitos.

This is the place for a perfect and relaxing get-away from it all. FYI kids are not allowed so not the place for a family trip. Remote, quiet, romantic, elegant. Would be a great honeymoon destination.

Room Tip: If you can ask for room 5 - wow!!!! Amazing view, HUGE balcony with 2 sofa chairs plus a hammock.
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012 via mobile

A beautiful peaceful hotel! If you are seeking relaxation this is your place. We needed some time away from work and our two children to charge batteries and it really worked for us. Amazing view of Uvita and Bahía Ballena. Great staff and delicious food! Recommended 100%!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Address: Costa Ballena, Uvita, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Uvita
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Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Uvita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kura Design Villas Uvita 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kura Design Villas is an exclusive small upscale boutique hotel on the Southern Coast of Costa Rica where the rainforest covered mountains tumble on to pristine beaches. Built on an impressive mountain ridge, Kura's tropical minimalist architecture provides a luxurious jungle experience, and breathtaking Pacific ocean views. ... more   less 
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