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Sebastopol, California
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

We have been to samara many times, and love this cool, mellow but fun little beach town. Casa bambula is by far the nicest place we have stayed. Dana, who took this place over about a year and a half ago, is the perfect host. The apartment we rented with our family of five was comfortable, super clean, cozy and... More 

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1 Thank doronamiran
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 November 2015

I've been to Bambula twice now. I wouldn't stay anywhere else. Pierre is incredibly accommodating. The property is fantastic, clean, you can hear the monkeys at night since you're on the edge of the woods, but it's still incredibly safe and a very short walk to everything. It's my favourite place to travel.

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Thank Jessica M
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2015

I spent 4 amazing months in the upstairs apartment. It is beautiful! Full working kitchen, large living room area with extra futon, big bedroom with a large armoire for clothes. Best of all a beautiful bathroom with hot shower! There is a wide outdoor deck where I would drink coffee in the morning and look at all the beautiful green.... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 25 February 2015 via mobile

A previous review suggested a poorly equipped kitchen. Not so now. Lots of new pots and pans, oil, vinegar, salt pepper, a variety of spices and communal coffee. Dana refused to allow us to replace the coffee we used. The place is very convenient to everything from groceries to bars/restaurants to the bus stop and the great beach. A good... More 

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Thank Butch
Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2015

My son and I stayed at Bambula for a whole month this winter. Dana and her father and wonderful hosts, are quick to help with any issues and give their guests plenty of privacy as well. I was traveling with my young son and had concerns about getting to Samara from the airport and she even arranged to pick us... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014

WONDERFULLY located within walking distance to everything that Playa Samara has to offer. Steps away from the main street where there is tons of restaurants, ice cream, yoga studio, tour companies, banks, grocery stores. Seriously everything you need- including the beach! We securely parked our car and walked almost ever where. There was even a security guard at night- although... More 

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

My husband and I spend a month in Bambula Samara. Is near everything in 5 minutes you will be at the beach. Nice pool. You can see monkeys and beautiful birds and butterflies. Samara is a great place to spend time in Costa Rica.

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port huron, michigan
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

We totally enjoyed our stay for one month at bambula in samara. The upper iguana apartment is a spacious 1 bedroom with full bathroom, kitchen and livingroom. We ate many meals on the large porch overlooking the pool and lovely gardens - lots of birds and even howler monkeys came to visit. The home is located on the edge of... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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2 reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2014

Very well located, clean and a great owner. The pool is great when you want to cool off. Very friendly atmosphere not a bad word to say about the place. It's my second time there and i love it! Thanks Pierre for the great BBQ on my last day see you next year!

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Thank Stephane L
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2014

Located near to main street but it is little bit round a corner so there is no noise. Garden with small pool is beautiful. We stayed in cabina with no kitchen. Outside located kitchen equipment, pot and pans, is in bad condition. There is only few glasses (we found just 1) and few old forks and knives. There is also... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bienvenidos a Bambula, your home away from home. This casa is a jungle oasis in the heart of Samara. We offer the perfect location, easy walking distance to everything in town and only 200 meters to the beautiful beach. Bambula has all modern amenities, with typical Costa Rican woodwork and charm. Perfect for the solo traveler, families, and large groups alike, Bambula can custom fit to your needs to make your time in paradise unforgettable! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bambula Samara

Address: 50 m norte del Patio Colonial | 50 m al oeste, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range: $47 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“depends on you budget all are good”
 of 5 bubbles jeffandjanetware, 4 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Nice to walk right out to the pool from the lower level apartment, but top was very nice too. No bad options reallys...”
 of 5 bubbles glennc773, 8 Apr 2013 | Read review
“If you are not used to HOT weather, be sure and ask for the cabina with the A/C.”
 of 5 bubbles Steal607, 11 Jun 2012 | Read review
“Iguana room”
 of 5 bubbles 33Francois, 28 Aug 2011 | Read review
“Rooms are very clean,simple but modern,beds are comfortable and new.”
 of 5 bubbles kapitanoks, 17 Aug 2011 | Read review
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