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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent one night in Bamboo Villa #1, and it was AMAZING! The 3-story villa is stunning, spacious, and was in pristine condition when we arrived. We are still awestruck that we had the opportunity to stay here given how late we booked it. We enjoyed the ocean view pool, the sunrise/sunsets from the kitchenette and the bedroom, and all the impeccable amenities that came with the property. We were lucky enough to see monkeys right outside our front door, too. If you plan to spend any time out of the resort, this property is very close to the entrance/exit and the reception desk!

But what truly enhanced our stay at Tulemar Resort was the level of service and hospitality we received from every Tulemar staff, especially our concierge, Brian. From the moment we had decided to book our stay at the resort, Brian was there to assist us with anything we needed or wanted. Though we weren't staying at Tulemar until our second night in Costa Rica, Brian set up our transportation to Manuel Antonio, and he came and picked us up from a neighboring hotel the following day! Additionally, when we needed to move to our second villa after our 1 night in the Bamboo Villa, he took care of making sure our luggage was moved from one property to the next. Brian was ALWAYS responsive, gave us many great food and excursion recommendations, on top of booking our excursions, and is an incredibly kind human and joy to be around. Not to mention that any time we left our villa, Brian would leave us sweet surprises, such as cookies or brownies! He exceeded all of our expectations!!

We can't wait to plan our next visit back.

Date of stay: January 2020
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Dave H, Host at TripAdvisor’s 2019 #1 Hotel in the World at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi sunny_yav.....thank you so much for wonderful review on the Tulemar Bamboo Villas.....(luxury villas for 2)......the exciting indoor/outdoor design of these villas....along with the private pool, (NEW) outdoor soaking tubs and separate outdoor showers......have made them wildly successful.....plus the services of Brian....as your personal concierge.....helps make the entire stay just exactly what you are looking for...remember....these unique and special villas are only available at tulemar.com....as we don't list them with any of the online booking sites.....thank you so much again for your review....we look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bungalows are privately owned and rented out, The property manager for our accommodations was our concierge. Everything was taken care of.

The restaurant and wait-staff were wonderful. The food was very good. The facility itself is hilly - and there are busses that go through the property on a regular basis - or on-call - to take you anywhere on the property you want to go.

There is an adult pool as well as one for the whole family. The beach and the views from the property are picturesque.

Date of stay: February 2019
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Thank richardhE2021FF
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Dave H, Host at TripAdvisor’s 2019 #1 Hotel in the World at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi richardhE2021FF......thank you so much for your wonderful review on Tulemar....you're right, our personal concierge team will make sure everything is taken care of.....that way you can relax on your vacation....and thank you for mentioning our many amenities....our restaurant, 4 pools (including an adults only pool), and secluded beach are available to all guests and are all popular places to "hang out".....thank you so much again for your review.....we can't wait to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing time in Costa Rica at Casa Las Nubes. This has been the best vacation I’ve ever been on by far! Mefi was our concierge and he was so great! Helped us with every little detail and made sure we had the best vacation. Elida and Mauricio were extremely helpful and nice as well. Elida was the maid and did a great job. Mauricio was the groundskeeper and very friendly and had good conversation! I would 1000% come back and vacation here.

Date of stay: January 2020
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Thank Madelyn P
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Dave H, Host at TripAdvisor’s 2019 #1 Hotel in the World at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Madelyn P....thank you for your review on the incredible Casa las Nubes......a truly unique and luxurious villa......the swimming pool starts as a water feature in front of the house......slips under the front door and becomes the pool....runs thru the middle of the house and spills out over the back as an infinity edge....where you can find breathtaking jungle, ocean, and sunset views....what more could you want!.....and of course, Mefi....your personal concierge....to help with anything you need.....remember, Casa las Nubes can only be rented directly through our website....which means you are always guaranteed Tulemar standards.....thank you so much again for your review....we hope to have you back at Tulemar again soon!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the Cielito Villa. It was as beautiful as the pictures show online. The staff was amazing. Everyone was so friendly and helpful! Our concierge, Ashley helped us with all the planning as well as scheduling activities and transportation. She was very helpful and always quick to respond. The property was beautiful and very peaceful. We plan to come back and definitely recommend them!

Room tip: Beautiful views!
Date of stay: January 2020
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Thank susansP4552LC
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Dave H, Host at TripAdvisor’s 2019 #1 Hotel in the World at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi susansP4552LC.....thank you so much for the kind review on Villa Cielito.....one of our popular family villas....the spacious patio....with a cool water Jacuzzi....the open entertainment area....and of course the luxurious open air showers that remind you that you are staying in the jungle....the house is one of a kind....and of course, Ashley......the personal concierge....she completes the entire package.....thank you so much again for your review....we can't wait to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we made our deposit for Mirazul our concierge, Brian, was available for any questions or assistance we needed. Since we had never been to Costa Rica he sent us some general information about the country and culture. Any time I had a question he responded immediately. As the trip approached we told Brian what we were interested in seeing & doing and he suggested excursions and airport transportation for us. Every company that he recommended was top-notch; very professional, knowledgeable and we had an amazing time at each of them. The entire trip was effortless because of Brian’s care. From the moment we were picked up in San Jose we felt well taken care of. When we arrived at Tulemar, Brian was waiting for us at the gate. We weren’t able to check in yet but he had arranged an excursion for us. When we returned from the excursion he met us at the shuttle and took us to Mirazul. This villa exceeded every expectation that we had (which was quite high since we had seen the photos!) The wonderful housekeepers were waiting for us outside with juice and Brian gave us a tour of our home for the week. There were beautiful, fresh floral arrangements throughout the house. The views were 180 degrees of spectacular! The weather was perfect (I’m sure Brian arranged that also). There were some welcome snacks when we arrived and Brian also took us to the market whenever we needed more groceries. He was available any time we needed him and brought treats to our villa every day. He was able to make us reservations at any restaurant we wanted and got us amazing tables! All staff that we encountered on the Tulemar grounds were friendly; from the gardeners to housekeepers, beach staff and Tulemar Dave. It was the best of both worlds: the convenience of a private villa with the amenities of a five-star resort (including room service to the villa).

We are now spoiled from the beauty and level of service at Tulemar and will definitely return!

Pura vida!

Date of stay: January 2020
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Dave H, Host at TripAdvisor’s 2019 #1 Hotel in the World at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Trip779425.....it was great meeting you at Tulemar, and thank you so much for the 5 Star review on "Mirazul".....one of the most amazing private villas in Tulemar......the design, decor, layout, dramatic ocean views, two level swimming pool......all make this villa truly special.....but as you mentioned.....the concierge......Brian.....adds the touch that sets it apart......his goal is to make sure each guest has an unforgettable vacation.....from arranging excursions and dinner reservations....to just be a friendly face in the resort....Brian is there for anything you need.....thank you so much again for the kind words....can't wait to see you again in Tulemar!

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