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Hotel El Bambu

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Warrington, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 30 March 2015

The hotel is right in the middle of the lovely town of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui.It is a good location for a nights stop over. The rooms are okay, very basic. The staff is great and very helpful. I had email in advance to set up a river safari and it was all set to go when we arrived. We...

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Loess Hills
Reviewed 17 March 2015

This was my second overnight at Hotel El Bambu. During both stays I experienced courteous staff and good meals, yet this time my room faced the pool rather than the main road through town. This room was noticeably quieter, had higher ceilings, and was more airy. Further, the bathroom was on the same level as the rest of the accommodations....

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Pocatello, Idaho
Reviewed 6 January 2015

i was just out to find a place to eat on xmas eve. This was open, cheap, full of local food, and very welcoming. I was not there to stay the night, i just needed some food. I recommend this place. Also, always use some Lizano, it makes everything better, oh, try the patacones...delicious

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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
Reviewed 18 November 2014

This hotel has a nice atmosphere with trees surrounding the property. The rooms are spacious and the pool is nice. The restaurant is also reasonably priced and has a pretty good variety. The only drawback I experienced was that the walls are thin and noise carried.

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Tennessee
Reviewed 12 October 2014

We stayed at the El Bambu for a week while on a mission trip to Costa Rica. The room we stayed in was in the newer part of the hotel. It was very large, had three beds, and a nice porch. The room was always cleaned promptly. The one thing that was not up to par was the lighting in...

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Oakland, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

We really wanted to see La Selva while in CR, and stayed here to do it because we thought it would be a little less rustic than staying at the research station. We definitely couldn't have stayed more than the two nights we were there because of the musty room and uncomfortable bed - but as a place to crash...

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Paris, Texas
Reviewed 5 July 2014

We stayed here two nights with a student group and found the hotel to be very comfortable. The reviews I read were pretty true. You want a room in the back part of the hotel. These rooms appear to be newer and the atmosphere is really great. As you walk toward the back, past the lobby and pool area, you...

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Paris, Texas
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Our room was #32. It was a large clean room, with tv and a large balcony. I thought it was very nice. I would stay there again. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant was good also. The pool was very popular.

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Farmington, New Mexico
Reviewed 8 June 2014

It was OK, but I can not give it a great review because there were some problems. Were it is at was good, because you could to many places. You could see nature just out side. I got to see two iguanas and a family of howler monkeys.

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Vero Beach, Florida
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Huge rooms. Nice bathrooms with wonderful showers that jet out endless hot water. Good restaurant onsite that is open late...breakfast isn't included, but the buffet is a good deal. Solid, professional management and friendly staff. Credit cards accepted, but by paying cash you can get an $80 room for half-price. Extremely close to the bus station. Not too far from...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy the tropic rainforest in a small and welcoming hotel operated by a Costa Rican family just 82 km from San José. At the same time learn about our natural sustainable project, taste our delightful variety of plates in our menu restaurant, rest in superior rooms with queen size beds, air conditioning and terrace. Also take advantage of our safari tour on the Sarapiquí River or enjoy our adventure tours in the area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel El Bambu

Address: | En frente plaza deportes, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui 3069, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Sarapiqui > Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui
Price Range: $119 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel El Bambu 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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“Quieter rooms are at the end of the long passage on stilts.”
 of 5 bubbles AcornOwl, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Corner room big, big balcony and bath”
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“I had a superior room”
 of 5 bubbles marsilva, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The rooms nearer to the reception seemed to be cleaner, less moldy.”
 of 5 bubbles trvldddy, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms are really far from reception, so ask before accepting the key.”
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