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Cabinas Villa Kunterbunt
Arch, Switzerland
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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Never again !”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

I had been looking forward to my stay at the Kunterbunt for some time. Frankly, I was taken aback a bit when I saw it again. Not only was the beach-house no longer a part of it, but many things looked a bit shabby.
My room as such was OK. The services offered by Tim were excellent.
I had to get used to the fact that when some of the guests were chatting down below, Thomas butted in and told all of us of his glorious deeds. Most of the time, he was drunk or otherwise high. All discussions had to stop! HE was speaking!
CAUTION, do not drink the water, or use it for cooking, washing dishes and brushing your teeth. It is pumped out of a tank under the floor of a toolshed, partially covered with a wooden board. The dirt on your shoes drops down into the tank when you walk over it.
After only a few days, the warm water heater did not function any more. The offered explanation: Too expensive to keep it running – although we were paying for it!. It’s not clear, if this was also the reason why the water supply was closed down during the night.
On many days the common kitchen was a pigsty.
The day, one of my chocolate bars in the common refrigerator disappeared and part of it was found in Thomas’ refrigerator, I had had it! I accused Thomas of stealing the guest’s supplies. At first he denied it. When I confronted him with the facts, he admitted the deed, but accused me of having tempted him by placing the chocolate in the refrigerator.
Well, that did it. Fortunately there are other guest houses in and around Samara. Kunterbunt definitely is no longer on my list!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2013

The owners were friendly and helpful, but the location was not very attractive. Although it's near the beach, it's at the end of a dead end street without a clear view of the ocean. It does have a certain quirky charm, but we found nicer places in town for about the same price.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

Villa Kunterbunt is a nice place to stay if you are looking for peace. It is 1 minute from the beach but a bit too far away from the village for my taste. The place is very colorful und Tim made the best breakfast ever! The owner Tommy is totally crazy but also very funny :-) The water is turned off the whole night, so no shower/toilet was possible.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Thank Linda E
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

I have been at Cabinas Kunterbunt for one week. It is a beautiful place with a lot of different pictures and art. I loved the simple but cleen and comfortable rooms... by the way ask for room number 3 it is the best for sure!

There is a shared kitchen wihich has all you need and a small pool. You can go to the beach in one minute. There are not a lot of tourist at this part of the beach and it is wonderful relaxed and quiet... They serve the best breakfast I ever ate in Costa Rica - THANKS!

So if you want to relaxe near to one of the most beatiful beaches in Samara without annoying noises like discos choose this one it is simple the best!

Room Tip: Room 3!!!!!!!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2013

I was at this place for 4 days and I had a great time!!!!

Its a lovely place and you can see that the owner spend a lot of time to create such a beautiful and colorful Hotel! The owner told me that In the high season 23.12 - 2.1 there were some problems with the water but it¨s nothing you should worry about - you can also use the little pool or a open shower in the garden.
It is also possible to rent a Kayak, snorkeling equipment and surfboard to go to a near island - what I did together with the owner and it was just amazing! It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been.
Stephen who actually run the place is funny and very likeable - every time he knows a good joke and takes care about you - he had a lot of information about the area and he could organize a trip with a local fishermen. It is a lot cheaper as if you book it in the city.
The old description is not right any longer - thats why its not 2 meters to the beach actually it is 15 meter to the beach because you have to cross the street and another place but for me that was not a problem. The sunset at the beach is more than wonderful!!!!

I can recommend this place because of the wonderful atmosphere and the clean and beautiful rooms and I can surely recommend this area because of the wonderful beach and the little Island in front of the hotel.

Room Tip: Cabin 4 is probably the best because it is at the edge of the house! The rooms 5 and 6 are cheaper b...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

My wife and I went there because the flier we found boasted about having the best views of the sunset. The only thing you could see from the room was the dirt road and the houses in front of your view of the beach. You could only see the sunset if you walk to the beach, which wouldn't be bad if it was advertised this way. The ceiling fan was barely enough to keep us cool at night. No a/c which would also be fine, but we were charged as if we had a/c. It also wouldn't be so bad if the owner paid his bills, because the next morning, as it got hotter, the electricity went out. So, no more fan. As it started to get hotter, I thought, I'll just jump in the shower to cool off so I could go back to sleep for a little bit longer. THE WATER WAS COMPLETELY SHUT OFF TOO! So, we couldn't take a shower, brush our teeth or even use the toilet. Needless to say, weleft that morning to spend a couple extra dollars and stay at the treehouses in samara. The treehouses in samara were beautiful, clean and the staff were nice. Definitely worth it to pay the extra rather than stay in a place with no running water or electricity.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2012

In front of the blue bay of Samara, surrounder by powerful tropical garden and hand made pathways full of colorful flowers, hamacs, swiming pool, your will find yourself enjoying the freedom of the tropical breeze. In front an open ocean with a wide beach for your walks and meditations on the cosmic energy of this bay. You will relax, and recharge your energy. Thomas is a gifted painter full of original creations that are exhibit on the bedrooms, the outside wall of the kitchen, blending with the color of the gardens. A place for reunion of creative spirits. Welcome to Kunderbunt.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Cabinas Villa Kunterbunt
Address: Samara Beach East End | 400 oeste de Villas, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
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Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #12 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Playa Samara
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Number of rooms: 6
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