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    Hotel Bula Bula

    Playa Grande Road, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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    Overview
    • Excellent71%
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    Free Wifi
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    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed 15 March 2017

    The staff is great and The owners have a good thing going! The food is delicious from breakfast (seriously good breakfast) to dinner and they have taco tuesdays. Believe it! Perfect boutique hotel. Rooms are clean and beds are comfy. Stayed a few times. Good...More

    Thank NESurfBum
    Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

    We spent our last night in Costa Rica at Hotel Bula Bula. Upon arrival, we were given a room very close to the bar. Our request to move was acted upon immediately. The entire staff was so friendly and very accommodating. The bar was a...More

    1  Thank Chris W
    Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

    We stayed at Hotel Bula Bula on our Costa Rican trek through 3 different cities, and it was by far our absolute favorite. It's small, quaint, and in a nice quiet location a short walk to Playa Grande. It is also located on the river,...More

    1  Thank gio5891
    Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

    Located at the head of a beautiful bay and in a gated community this place is pretty sweet. Very nice rooms with bright colors and tile surround a courtyard pool. An open air restaurant and bar have tight views of the bay where you can...More

    Thank Bobby M
    Reviewed 19 February 2017

    We did not stay at Bula Bula, but we had several meals there. All of the food was very good - I especially enjoyed the breakfasts, but the dinners were just as good. The people working there were all very friendly and helpful. I recommend...More

    Thank MoleCG
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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room Service
    • Concierge
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Outdoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • USD 84 - USD 159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #3 Family Hotel in Playa Grande
    • #5 Romantic Hotel in Playa Grande
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 10
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    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Guanacaste >
    • Playa Grande
    • Also Known As
    • Bula Playa Grande
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    cdburnette53
    24 February 2017|
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    Response from Deb D | Reviewed this property |
    I'm sorry I don't know. We just went to the Mexican Buffet on Monday night via boat from Tamarindo.
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    7 March 2015|
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    Response from PG-FT-Resident | Property representative |
    Sure, come on by. Please check in at the bar. We just ask that you purchase a drink or something from the kitchen while you are here. There are certain times of the year where we may not be able to accommodate everyone, but... More
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