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Zula Inn Aparthotel
Ranked #9 of 31 Santa Teresa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“great property”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

My girlfriend and I spent 7 days at Zula. Great location. The brothers took care of us like family. Rooms are simple but well done. Kitchen was very useful if you like to cook. There is a new organic market and you can fresh fish in Mal Pias. They staff cleans the kitchen for you each day.
The property is safe, quite and fun. GREAT VALUE. Looking forward to going back. They also own a fantastic cafe, with the best humus outside of Israel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I spent 8 nights at the Zula Inn and didn't have a single problem. For the location and size of the bungalows it is a great value. It is not luxurious so if that is what you are looking for than you probably wont like it. If you are looking for friendly owners and staff that treat you with respect and want to make sure your visit is pleasant, safe and fun then this is the place to stay in Santa Teresa.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

My girlfriend and I spent 5 nights at Zula Inn. The owners are kind, fun and always willing to help in any way. We stayed in a 1 BR bungalow; the room was very clean and quiet.
The hotel is conveniently located just 100 mt from Playa Carmen.
We loved it and would certainly go back!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Halifax, Canada
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We were really happy here - stayed an extra night because we liked it so much! The price was right the owners were extremely helpful - even rented us surfboards, the kitchen was also handy so we could cook our own food. My favourite feature of our bungalow was the hammock on our patio. Now get ready...there are lots of ants...we just got used to this as in CR there are ants everywhere. The shower wasn't overly warm either. We still enjoyed this accommodation and ST so much! Next trip I plan to spend more time here.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

My daughter and I reserved a room at Zula Inn via anywherecostrarica.com for our first visit to this area. This was a very comfortable hotel, composed of individual cabins, complete with kitchen, outdoor beach shower, and, best of all a shady patio with hammock, table and chairs and a rocker. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly, including the pet dog and cats who came to visit. Rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. There is a bar/lounge area that is self serve and on the honor system, guests note what they drank on a clipboard. The beach is a short walk away. With the hot mid-day weather, the pool area is a great option for cooling off in the shade after a swim. I would definitely recommend this as a great place to stay in Santa Teresa!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Grass Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We enjoyed our time here so much! We planned to stay a few days and ended up there for a week. We thoroughly enjoyed the studio apartment/ room. We used the ample kitchen for many meals. The staff was always looking out for us and we felt like our stuff was safe there even when we were away for hours. The pool is so relaxing. There is a nice lounge area/ palappa to spread out into and visit with other guests. They helped a lot with trip planning and the like. I highly recommend it and we were definitely go back to it. One of the best values for lodging in the Santa Teresa beach area. Away from the dusty road and quiet, relaxing.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

We made our reservation rather quickly based on the reasonable price and good TA reviews, however our expectations were far exceeded from the moment we arrived. The rooms were clean and cozy, beds were very comfortable, patio private with a hammock. The grounds were lovely and private. We traveled with friends and we all enjoyed meeting for coffee in the Rancho in the morning to discuss plans for the day and taking a dip in the pool in the afternoon. The location was perfect...minutes from the most gorgeous beaches, yet secluded from the traffic and dust of the main road. Our hosts Avi and Rotem were friendly and helpful and fun. The food at their restaurant, Zula, down the road was among the best we had in CR, a fun mix of Israeli and CR traditional foods. We can't wait to come back and stay longer. Rochelle

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Zula Inn Aparthotel
Address: Playa Santa Teresa | 1 Km From the Crossroads to the Right, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Zula Inn Aparthotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Zula Inn Aparthotel features nine self-contained bungalows, all with views of our lush tropical garden and pool. Set back from the road in a quiet location, the hotel is only a two min walk to the white sandy surf beach of Playa Santa Teresa and it's consistent year round waves. Enjoy poolside relaxation in tropical gardens and take in our view of the jungle. Tha rancho next to the pool offers sofas, hammocks, cable T.V, free WI-FI internet, coffee and soft drinks. Zula Inn is also a short walk to all the shops and restaurants around our beautiful town of Santa Teresa. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Zula Inn Aparthotel Hotel Santa Teresa
Zula Inn Aparthotel Costa Rica/Santa Teresa

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