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“Perfect home in paradise”
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Bambula Samara
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
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“Perfect home in paradise”
Reviewed 14 December 2011

I stayed at Pierres beautiful place with a friend for over a month while we were going to language school in Samara. There are two beautiful, spacious apartments and two condos that are all a really great value for money and Samara was the perfect place for us, all the infrastructure you like to have (nice beach, some surf, restaurants, stores, bank, some night life) but it is still not too touristy. The owner Pierre is also a really cool, knowledgeable guy who can give you some great advice about little trips around Samara. A great spot, I would definitively come back :) Pura vida!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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Maui, Hawaii
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Reviewed 3 October 2011

My husband and I took a surf trip to Costa Rica and spent a few nights at Bambula. We had a great time and the owner Pierre made us feel at home and we met great people thanks to him. His staff is very friendly and the place is very clean and quiet. Many little cafe in Samara to enjoy good seafood on the beach which is beautiful and comes to live at night with music and people. We will be back.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Lahaina, Hawaii
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 August 2011

We stayed at bambula Samara for a couple weeks, me and my girlfriend, Nikole, and we loved it!
It was fun to relax by the pool with the monkey running in the trees and the garden.
The room was really clean and comfortable.
We love the location, near by the beautiful beach of Samara where the waves were waiting for us everyday.
We can't wait to come back! Merci Pierre for making this trip such a memorable one!

Room Tip: Iguana room
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Marmaris, Turkey
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2011

This place was, what I had needed after all travel centro America,felt like very much my own comfortable place in the very naturel forest side as well as in village.Pierre(owner french guy) is really sharing his place with, who ever comes there with very friendly attitude.Full of greens and forest animals shows.Marvelous and Groovy place. Rooms are well desinged and clean .

Room Tip: Rooms are very clean,simple but modern,beds are comfortable and new.
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled solo
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Cebu Island, Philippines
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Reviewed 14 August 2011

I had never been to Costa Rica before and had friends in Nosara to go visit but just did not like the area so a friend suggested Samara, which was great. Nice little sea side town with everything you could need or want for a beach side getaway. Nice people, great food and plenty of night life, beautiful beach for swimming. I have to say that what really made it all come together as a great vacation was my good fortune to find the wonderful little lodge BAMBULA SAMARA with it's great host/owner Pierre Chasle. He has owned a little resort/getaways in Hawaii for years and really knows how to treat his guests with that personal touch. He made me feel like I was at home away from home. It can be hard to find your way around a new placed in a foreign country but with Pierre's help and generous time I really got to experience all that this part of Costa Rica has to offer and meet some of his interesting friends. In addition the accommodation were simple but tasteful and clean and very reasonable. I hope I get a chance to return and spend more time there again. I highly recommend you try the "BAMBULA" experience while your in that part of Costa Rica. Please tell Pierre Hola for me.

Mike Buckley aka: The Tropical Traveler

Room Tip: Just tell Pierre what you want and he will make sure your comfortable.
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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Vancouver, British Columbia
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Reviewed 6 May 2011

Nice place, a ten minute walk past shops to the beach. The pool was a must for cooling down in the hot afternoons. The place is very roomy with a full kitchen and almost every thing you could want for kitchen tools. Great shower and large seperate bath tub. It gets a bit noisy with the wildlife until you get used to it, although to be fair it had rained heavily the first night we arrived and Pierre said the frogs had been affected by this.
Watch your change even in the shops. No-one seems to like giving back the correct change to tourists! Pierre sent us to the El Dorado restaurant in neighboring El Carmine. Excellent seafood soup for about $8 Cdn! Wow! Also try the reserve hike with Alvaro and take the time to check out Camarrillo Beach one bay over.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Staunton, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2010

On the outskirts of Sámara, & ~10 min. walk to the Pacific. Quieter than other lodgings in the town - a major plus for our middle-aged group of students of Spanish & artists. Clean rooms in the apt. on arrival. Spacious. Well-equipped kitchen (pans, knives, blender for tropical fruit smoothies, coffeemaker, etc.). Decent bathroom fixtures, i.e. clean, modern, & in working order; plenty of hot water. AC in bedroom makes sleeping easier & is a cool, dry retreat from those too-hot-&-humid or monsoon-rains days. You clean the apt. yourself; clean linens always available. Small yard, but lush plantings & sparkling small relaxation pool. Wi-fi receivable on the porch. You will get used to living with geccos. I am a mosquito magnet but had no trouble here, even w/ the rainy season. Outer gates always locked; felt safe.
Bambula wouldn't be Bambula however without the on-site owner Pierre. When our side-trip plans fell thru' several times, he came to the rescue by calling his multitude of friends & arranged some of our best excursions. His restaurant recommendations were right on target, as also places to see or places to avoid. Despite years in the lodging business, he doesn't seem bored or jaded by foreigners with the same questions. He chatted at length w/ us most days. He has some wild tales to tell.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Bambula Samara

Property: Bambula Samara
Address: Norte del Patio Colonial 50 m | 50 m al oeste, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 23 Speciality Lodging in Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
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 

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