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San Diego, California
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Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here on a whim just for one night - it was super reasonable and the rooms were clean. Basic accommodations, with a fridge and pool. Sort of like a clean, bungalow style motel 6. There were critters running around the roof which was pretty noisy - I'm sure that's not an everyday occurrence but packing earplugs would be... More 

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Estimnado Thecarmv El hotel está rodeado de vejetación, arboles y palmera. Tipico hotel ecoturistico. lamentamos lo de los ruidos, normalmente... More 

Stuttgart, Germany
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66 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2016

The wooden cabinas around the nice decorated pool are a good choice. In the garden is a stone sphere hidden. During the week breakfast is included till 9 am. Inviting is the popular open air restaurant for lunch or dinner - or go for milkshakes with ice-cream.

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brunkalodge, Propietario at Brunka Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit. I said that I enjoy Hotel and Restaurant. It is always a pleasure to serve. We hope to return soon. warm greetings Elena Cubero proprietress More 

Oberrieden, Switzerland
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56 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2015

palmar norte possibly not your preferred destination, but if you're looking for these misterIous "esferas de piedra" (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE status since june2014) the spacious cabins of the brunka lodge are best. don't miss breakfast (incl) in the outdoor patio of the nearby restaurant!

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sf bay california
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74 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2013

This is the town the bus from San Jose takes you to on your way to Drake Bay. We stopped in this nice one horse town and spent the night before catching the taxi and the 11am boat ride to Drake Bay. As an outsider you are in the minority but rather welcome. There are several lodges here, my wife... More 

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brunkalodge, Propietario at Brunka Lodge, responded to this review

Joy that happened a nice night. to our hotel is a pleasure to serve. We hope to return soon and so meet him with great love and fine attention. Thank you for your cute would comment and come back soon. Best regards Elena Cubero propiertaria manager More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is a very nice and comfortable little property. The Cabinas around the Pool are quaint offering a peaceful place away from the hustle of town. Nice clean Restaurant connected with friendly staff and good food.

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brunkalodge, Propietario at Brunka Lodge, responded to this review

That joy that you like our hotel. Thanks for recommending it. Much appreciate your recommendation. We always try to make your visit a beautiful and unforgettable. We hope to return soon, and it is like a second home. Best regards Elena Cubero Propietartia Manager More 

Brampton, Canada
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

I stayed here for 1 night when traveling from San Jose to Drake Bay. The rooms are nothing special but do have everything that you would need. Private bathroom, air conditioning, fridge and also TV. It does not include breakfast but I picked up some bananas and fruit juice from a nearby store so it didn't cost much. The best... More 

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Thank you very much for your recommendation. Come back soon, it's always a pleasure to serve you. Here they await birds, nature and our beautiful landscape. greeting Elena Cubero owner manager More 

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Recently returned from CR with a local missions team; we spent about 1wk in the Boruca area, serving the local population. The choice of the Brunka Lodge was left to our team leaders, and to be honest, they did a very good job, compared to other places that we have stayed abroad in Iquitos and Yurimaguas, Peru. The Brunka Lodge... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Found myself in this lodge, as I didn't want to look around, it was dark already. It turned out there are a few cheaper lodges around in Palmar Norte. No windows could be opened with a noisy, smelly airco, that blow exactly into your face. Windows under the roof could not be covered with curtains, so daylight came in early.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2013

We have been two days at Brunka lodge. And I would definitely not recommend this place. Palmar Norte is a trucker's stop town. And it is a very noisy town as well. Staying at Brunka lodge you have to expect a lot of noise : roosters crying in the middle of the night, dogs barking, trucks passing by and "advertising... More 

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Reviewed April 15, 2012

Very nice, very clean, excellent service, the staff is always smiling and willing to help. No luxury, but very nice for the price. Nice pool. Suggestion: coffee machines in the rooms or on the patio, nobody likes to rush in the morning to have coffee, it would be a nice touch. Denise Girard

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Very close to the beach, museum areas, rivers, waterfalls, mountains and many places of regreación in southern Costa Rica. A hotel full of acogedortes sites, very comfortable rooms to your liking. Safety and fine attention in the hotel and restaurant Diquis. For more pleasant encuenta with nature, rooms with beautiful views vejetación and a huge mountain massif. In the afternoons we visit beautiful birds that give great color to the place. It has all the servisios to make your visit an unforgettable moment. It is always a pleasure to serve. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Brunka Lodge

Address: Brunka Lodge South of the Banco Nacional 75 m | Frente Banco Nacional de Costa Rica, Palmar Norte 20701, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Palmar Norte
Number of rooms: 25
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“Cabinas are also next to the restaurant, in front of road can be noisy. Cabinas around the swimming pool are best choice.”
 of 5 bubbles GuentherCyranek, Jan 2, 2016 | Read review
“ask for one near pool”
 of 5 bubbles 542urse, Feb 4, 2015 | Read review
“We asked for a room away from the road . . . but there aren't many cars.”
 of 5 bubbles 1royhobbs, Aug 7, 2013 | Read review
“Ask for a Cabina Across the street from the Reception Office behind Restaurant. This is a nicer setting than what is offered by the office.”
 of 5 bubbles jbanks2020, May 9, 2013 | Read review
“Avoid units too close to the road; the ones on the side of the restaurant were more isolated and seemed quainter.”
 of 5 bubbles , Feb 25, 2013 | Read review
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