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Kura Design Villas Uvita
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Costa Ballena, Uvita, Costa Rica   |  
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came here in what was supposed to be the rainy season but it was absolutely beautiful weather. I you like to mountain bike, there are amazing dirt roads from the hotel that you can ride for days. I will definitely be back !!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kura Villas is a stunning boutique hotel in the mountains. The journey to the hotel is not too bad but a 4x4 would be advantageous. When you enter the view is breathtaking - the infinity pool is one of the best I have seen and the overall design if the hotel is contemporary and very cool. There is chill out music around the pool. The service here was Brilliant And the food was great - sushi was tasty for lunch. There were toucans, birds flying around the pool during the day. We had a junior suite which again had great views and design very cool. I will not give much away as don't want to ruin the surprise touches.
If you are after an exclusive retreat then you will not be disappointed! This is definitely the best hotel we have stayed by far.

Room Tip: Saw all rooms which are lovely. Our junior villa was perfect.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly we had outstanding service from everyone that we dealt with at this hotel. The booking agent picked up an date error on our Expedia booking when I mailed to confirm our transfer, they assisted us with a new reservation and recommended their sister company (which was just as great) for the days they couldn't help us with.
With regards to the drive to the hotel - If you are not used to 4x4 driving on steep uphills then I highly recommend arranging for the hotel shuttle to collect you from the airport. Totally worth it.
From the time you arrive you are made to feel pampered - nothing is too much effort. Both the hotel and the rooms are stunning, even the toilet has a magnificent view.
We actually didn't want to leave the hotel so total rest and relaxation while the birds of prey soar over you head.The food is so delicious that you won't miss a meal - portions are just right!
We did spend one morning on the private beach - it was great to have the beach all to yourself. I arranged for a yoga session in the gym while I was there which was amazing.
If we go back to Costa Rica I would most certaintly book at least another 3 nights at this hotel.
The only down side is that you won't want to leave so plan your exploring for hotels you don't mind leaving in the day to go an explore...

Room Tip: All the rooms are magnificent
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cayuga S, Manager at Kura Design Villas Uvita, responded to this review, yesterday
Dear CockyKK,
greetings from sunny Kura Design Villas in Costa Rica. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review of your stay with us. How nice to hear that we exceeded your expectations to the point that you did not want to leave. We were also happy to hear that you also enjoyed your other stays at our sister hotels of the Cayuga Collection of Sustainable Luxury Hotels and Lodges. Thanks for the great comments on the food and service. No matter if you just want to relax or have beach days and other adentures in nature, Kura can be the perfect base for all of this. We hope to have you back real soon. All the best.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from Kura- everything about this place was fantastic!! The owners do everything in their power to make your stay perfect. The rooms are beautiful and have gorgeous views of the ocean and jungle. I stay at many Aman resorts and this place has that same peaceful feel. There are only six rooms however the resort didn't feel too small. Take a trip to the beach- huge and private, amazing. If you are around this resort definitely take the time to stay, everything about this gem is wonderful!

Room Tip: No kids !-yeah!!!
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kura is a beautiful, charming villa(s) in Costa Rica. The staff and service was excellent. The food is Michelin One star quality (fantastic). All the villas are wonderful, and the hotel has a charming, quaint atmosphere. It is located three hours from san jose, and transportation can be arranged through the hotel. We also arranged activities through kura....kayaking, snorkeling, zip lining, etc. Overall highly recommend it if you prefer small boutique hotels with character, and privacy.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent our 10-year anniversary at Kura in late June/early July, and I can honestly say that it could not have been any better. We were blown away by the pictures on the Kura website and the descriptions from others on Trip Advisor, and it was exciting and amazing to find that the reality was actually better than what we'd anticipated. The staff attends to every conceivable detail, from cooking unbelievable meals, serving great (and unique) cocktails, lighting candles in the room in the evening, providing valuable information about the property and the surroundings, you name it. The staff was amazing, and by the time we left, we felt like we were leaving friends. If you're looking for a romantic getaway, look no further. We've traveled a lot, and we've been to some top-flight resorts, and nothing compares to Kura. We'll be back for sure!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After just finishing a week at Kura with my wife, I cannot say enough good things about our experience there. From the moment we arrived, we felt as if we were part of the Kura family and that feeling remained throughout the duration of our stay.

We stayed in an Infinity Villa which provided us with both great privacy as well as ample indoor/outdoor space within which to relax. The rooms feel incredibly spacious and have a modern feel that is a nice juxtaposition to the natural vibes found throughout the property. You could never leave the room and still have an incredible experience at Kura..

Uvita itself doesn't have much to it, but Kura more than makes up for this with the great food and evening drinks. We like to explore the local towns wherever we go and there just wasn't a ton of this to do nearby. There are a handful of local shops and restaurants in the town and you're about 20 minutes from a handful of other towns once back in Uvita, but this is really best experienced by taking full advantage of the services available at Kura. The team does a great job of mixing up the offerings throughout your time there to keep things fresh and David, the chef, does an incredible job with the menu every night.

There really isn't enough good that I can say about our time there. My only advice is to go and see for yourself.. You won't leave disappointed.

Room Tip: There aren't any bad rooms. The infinity villas were private but the rooms are fairly similar in...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Costa Ballena, Uvita, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Uvita
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Uvita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kura Design Villas Uvita 4*
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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