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    Hotel Bula Bula

    Playa Grande Road, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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    May 14
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Overview

    • Excellent69%
    • Very good20%
    • Average3%
    • Poor3%
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    Travellers talk about
    “water taxi” (35 reviews)
    “great waltini” (14 reviews)
    “french toast” (11 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
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    3 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 1 September 2016

    Playa Grande is a small area on west coast of Costa Rica Hotel Bula Bula is at the End of the Road, but Way Worth the drive through Grand Country Side & Semi-Jungle. The Hotel is Quiet & Quaint, with Nice Surroundings. I went there...More

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    Reviewed 25 July 2016

    This gem is a boutique hotel on the protected Playa Grande. They offer amazing food at the Great Waltini's and the service is impeccable. I recommend this gem to anyone staying in Costa Rica. it is a must experience. I truly felt transported from the...More

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    Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

    Great getaway place! Lovely clean rooms, beautiful surroundings and great staff. Grace was a joy to deal with and chat to, and all the other folks were fantastic too. The surrounding area is amazing as well, and we particularly liked Playa Grande beach (who wouldn't,...More

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    Reviewed 24 May 2016

    What an awesome and relaxing stay at the Hotel Bula Bula. The room was great, and you can't beat the quality of the food and the hospitality that came with it. Having traveled all over Latin America over the past couple of decades, I can...More

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    Reviewed 22 May 2016

    Visited as part of a wedding party and were totally impressed by the property and even more so by the friendliness and general hospitality of Grace, Maria, Ernesto, Victor (and some names that I've forgotten). All staff and management couldn't have been more hospitable.

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    About
    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
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    • Pool
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    • Price range
    • US$78 - US$152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Hotel Style
    • #3 Family Hotel in Playa Grande
    • #5 Romantic Hotel in Playa Grande
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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    cdburnette53
    May I check in with my small, well behaved Service dog?
    23 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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    candyfleming
    hi my name is candy fleming. i'm a united airline employee and I just met a friend of yours jim dunn....my husband and I have ever been to costa rica and we are planning a trip in may - can you give me a price and also info on coming in that time of year - I would love to rent a house in the future if we like it - thanks candy
    13 January 2017|
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    Response from candyfleming |
    not sure how to send you my contact info
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    Jill M
    Can out side guests use the pool and bar? And is there a charge for bottled water?
    6 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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