Ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 out of 5
83% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
by Mike from USA

pure welcome feeling

Posted Aug 14, 2013 on Hotels.com
The people made as feel welcomed from the first moment on. Unfortunately the place is not that easy to find especially when you arrive late. The service was great. The breakfast was very traditional(what we loved). The people were just nice.
4 out of 5
for Couples
by Tiffany from California

Fun and relaxing retreat

Posted Jul 6, 2013 on Hotels.com
Overall, we greatly enjoyed our stay at Bula Bula. We actually mistakenly ended up in Playa Grande instead of Tamarindo, and we were so glad we did! Playa Grande is a mellow, more isolated, pleasant village. Bula Bula is a cute hotel in the jungle. The staff is kind and accommodating, including the owners who were often on site and super friendly. The bar and restaurant were our go-to evening retreat with cool people and pretty good food. There is a great pool for relaxation and a guided estuary tour ($25 pp) for a little more adventure. The rooms are clean and well-decorated, but kind of dark inside. The bed was not the best, but the room was overall comfortable and safe.
4 out of 5
by David from New York City

Vey out of the way

Posted Apr 10, 2013 on Hotels.com
Nice place well off the beaten path. Inkeeper and staff very friendly.Hotel clean and air conditioning was sufficient when the ceiling fan was also running. Nice pool. The pool is very nice, and the hotel is about a five minute walk to a nice beach. It was Easter weekend, but only about 25 others shared the beach with us. There were two problems with the hotel. The water pressure in the shower was insufficient. They origionally tried to explain this away as too many people showering at the same time, but the proble also opccurred at 3pm so thier explanation was not likely correct. The hotel claims to have wifi access, but it is really only in the resturant area and does not reach the rooms. Wven when the connection is good, they have thier servers set to block content that THEY deem inapropropriate. I would prefer making my own decision on what is appropriate, rather than having them restrict my content. My assumptopn is a hotel is that I will have unlimityed access and that I will be able to use the internet in my room.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Worst welcome ever!

Posted Jan 22, 2013
We got to the hotel after driving 5 hours. We called before arriving and told the person in charge that we where going to be late. We got 1 hour late because we had to stop for an emergency of the car and no one was there anymore because of the time.. After 30 min waiting, one of the owners came to open for us but was the worst welcome! He seemed like he was drunk, he smelled like alcohol! He was mad and started to scream at us cuz he waited for us and we woke him up! The worst welcome ever!!! He was so mean and didn't stop screaming at us for a minute.. He had the worst temper... I just wanted to sleep, but I didn't believe the way that person treated us. I travel often, for business and pleasure and been in so many hotels in my life and by far this had been the worst treatment ever. I wont ever recommend it or stayed there even if they give it for free. (I never write reviews) but this time was worth the time.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Nigel from York UK

Hotel Bula Bula

Posted Jan 19, 2012
Pros: staff and location
Cons: none
Location: ideal for a quiter stay
Great spot with only 10 rooms but vey good service from the excelent staff. Preferred being on the quiet side of the estuary, a short boat trip to Tamarindo but only between 7:30 and 4:30, therafter a 30 min taxi transfer. Quiet beach only 10 mins walkk. A great place with great people.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Los Angeles, Ca

True Paradise

Posted Jul 12, 2011 on Hotels.com
Hotel Bula Bula was true paradise! The staff was very friendly always welcomed me by name! The price was right! rooms were extra nice, beautifully decorated and peaceful feeling. relaxing pool and the beach is a short walk away... totally worth the walk. The food was so delicious and breakfast was included! We were suppose to stay only 2 nights ... we loved it so much we stay 4 nights! the only reason we left after 4 nights was our vacation ended! everyone needs to go to Hotel Bula Bula!!