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Kura Boutique Hotel

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Costa Ballena, Uvita Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/26/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/26/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 14 hotels in Uvita
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GreenLeaders Platinum level
“The most glamorous romantic resort in Costa Rica” – Forbes Magazine A boutique, adults-only hotel high in the Uvita rainforest. Kura is an exclusive destination in its own right. Our 8 Luxury Suites, tropical minimalist design, and panoramic views set the stage for ultra-personalized luxury, relaxation, and privacy. Welcome to our tropical utopia. Kura is a proud member of the award-winning Cayuga Collection. Through it’s environmental awareness efforts and sustainability programs, Kura represents a new generation of hoteliers leading the way for intelligent luxury travel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Diving
Hiking
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Snorkeling
Fishing
Shuttle bus service
Spa
Couples massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Adults only
Rooftop terrace
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Mountain View
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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ricksf wrote a review May 2021
San Francisco, California81 contributions110 helpful votes
This place is awesome. We stayed for 5 nights in the master suite. Huge suite. Double rain shower. Private outdoor infinity pool. Amazing. Toucans by our room. Beautiful sounds of the forest. Quiet and peaceful. The staff were very friendly and attentive. Excellent gourmet restaurant. Too good to miss. Perfect in every way.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Hans Pfister, General Manager at Kurà Boutique Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Rick, thank you for your stay with us and the great review. We love the description in your title of an "Oasis on a Mountain in the Rain Forest". And of course, you are only a short ride from some of Costa Rica's wildest and undiscovered beaches and waterfalls. Thank you for the great comments on the master suites, food in the restaurant and of course the staff. We hope to see you again soon.
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Raymond B wrote a review Apr 2021
Largo, Florida1 contribution
Kura was a very memorable experience. Cindi was in touch before my arrival to deal with special requests, questions, and our tour itinerary. Communication was great and all of my questions were quickly answered. Cindi and her staff set up private transportation to and from San Jose, made arrangements for our activities, and even arranged for a special lobster dinner on our final evening, even though it was not listed on the menu. Everything at Kura was convenient and well planned. Upon arrival we were given an iPad to use during our stay. It was linked to our room and could be used to message the staff with questions or requests. We used it to order room service, ask about the menu specials each evening, and even to request complementary laundry service. The front desk also sent reminders before our tours about pick up times and what to bring. Both the ATV tour and the kayak trip to the whale tail were awesome. As other guests have mentioned, the scenery and layout of the property were beautiful and the staff was very friendly and professional. Everyone went out of their way to make us feel welcome and appreciated. The chef was also exceptional. My favorite things on the menu were the steak, the eggs Benedict for breakfast, and of course my special grilled lobster. Kura was a warm and classy experience. Special thanks to Cindi, Sergio, Laura, and the entire staff. Great job and thanks for an unforgettable week!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Kate wrote a review Mar 2021
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Just WOW! From the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Kura was the perfect getaway for my boyfriend and I. Kura provides everything needed for a private/quiet getaway as well as a great location to the beach and many activities. Also, Kura will set up your own personal itinerary which is super helpful. The staff makes you feel like royalty! Shout out to Cindy, Sergio, and Luis. Can’t wait to return as it was the perfect paradise with the most incredible views.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jurgen P wrote a review Feb 2021
Highland Park, Illinois560 contributions103 helpful votes
Excellent food, Excellent service, Excellent infrastructure, in the most beautiful setting. From the get go you know you are in a special place, elegant but simple rooms, personal service and delicious local food.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Hans Pfister, Marketing at Kurà Boutique Hotel
Responded Feb 11, 2021
Dear Jurgen, thanks for taking the time to write this "to the point" review about your recent visit to Kura. We are glad that we were able to exceed your expectations in terms of food, service, and infrastructure. Please come back soon either to Kura or any other Cayuga Collection Hotel in Costa Rica, Panama, or Nicaragua. Saludos from Uvita.
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SvdH wrote a review Jan 2021
67 contributions8 helpful votes
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We booked the Kura Boutique Hotel for 2 nights at a very steep 1.400 USD a night. But given all the positive news and posts about it we expected a lot, maybe too much and conclude overall, a great place but certainly overpriced for what it is. The rooms are spacious and private, nicely designed with the most amazing views one can dream of. Avoid room number 3 and 4 as they are next to the kitchen. The staff is very kind, informal and some excel more than others. Beverage selection, in particular the wines rather poor for this type of Hotel, they need to improve urgently. Food quality good and fairly priced. Sergio the waiter, Lalo the driver and Maria José from reception were top. The pool is nicely overlooking the hills running down to the Pacific and all is being looked after and maintained well. Owner is an architect and the Architect of the Hotel. Clientele was a bit distanced, dont know why that is, maybe guests are intimidated somehow by the setting and arrangement, but except one couple nobody greets really in the morning or evening which I found somehow weird. So overall 8 out of 10 points which can easily go to 9.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Hans Pfister, Marketing at Kurà Boutique Hotel
Responded Jan 7, 2021
Thank you for your review and thank you for staying with us over this holiday season 2020/21. It meant a lot to us. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and are especially thankful for all the personalized mentions of our staff. This means a lot to them. We are sorry that you did not find the other guests to be social. Typically, this is not the case, but with the Pandemic, everybody tends to keep a bit of a distance these days.. We are just about to implement a premium wine menu that we are sure you would be very pleased with. We will work hard to get from 8 to 10 soon. Please come back to Kura or the other Cayuga Collection Hotels and Lodges soon. Saludos.
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PRICE RANGE
$584 - $1,777 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Kura Design Villas
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasUvita
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kurà Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kurà Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge (1.4 miles), Nauyaca Waterfalls Nature Park (4.6 miles), and Uvita Waterfall (1.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kurà Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Kurà Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kurà Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Kurà Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kurà Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bar Restaurant Los Laureles, Bagel Time Bakery, and Pizza Time.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kurà Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Kurà Boutique Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kurà Boutique Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kurà Boutique Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kurà Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Does Kurà Boutique Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.