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Hotel Bula Bula

Star Rating
3 out of 5

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Reviews

4.3 / 5Very Good
50 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Grande Beach
    7 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Las Baulas National Marine Park
    4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Tamarindo Beach
    23 min drive
  • Airport
    Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.)
    75 min drive

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Book online or call:

1-844-709-7928
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More details

About this area

Playa Grande

Located in Playa Grande, Hotel Bula Bula is on the waterfront. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Tamarindo Beach and Conchal Beach. Tamarindo Church and Canopy Vista Tamarindo are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Grande Beach - 7 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Las Baulas National Marine Park - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Ventanas Beach - 6 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Tamarindo Church - 22 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Tamarindo Beach - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.) - 75 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Great Waltini – Restaurant with a bar. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

About this property

Hotel Bula Bula

Waterfront Playa Grande hotel in Palm Beach Estates with free breakfast
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a children's pool, concierge services, and laundry facilities. All 10 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and minibars. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find TVs with cable channels, and other amenities include lanais and rainfall showerheads.
Hotel Bula Bula offers 10 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature minibars and safes. Rooms open to lanais. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Beds feature down comforters. Televisions come with premium cable channels.
Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary newspapers and complimentary bottled water. In-room massages, irons/ironing boards, and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.
Hotel Bula Bula features an outdoor pool and a children's pool. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. Wireless Internet access is complimentary.
This Playa Grande hotel also offers a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff. For a surcharge, an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is offered to guests. Onsite self parking is complimentary.
Hotel Bula Bula is a smoke-free property.
An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from 13 September to 3 November:
  • One of the dining venues

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3 PM - 10 PM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.
The reception desk closes at 4 PM on Monday. If arriving after 4 PM on Monday or after 10 PM on Tuesday - Sunday, guests must contact the property prior to arrival to receive late check-in instructions. Check-in after 11 PM is not allowed. Contact information is provided on the confirmation page received after booking.

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding. Children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for CRC 15000 per night.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Property payment types

Diners Club
Mastercard
American Express
Visa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: CRC 57000 per person (one-way)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: CRC 15000 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

  • Hotel Bula Bula Hotel
  • Bula Bula Hotel
  • Bula Bula Playa Grande
  • Bula Hotel
  • Hotel Bula
  • Hotel Bula Bula
  • Hotel Bula Bula Playa Grande
  • Bula Playa Grande
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  • Hotel Bula Bula Hotel Playa Grande

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Fishing
  • Helicopter/airplane tours
  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Down comforter
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Lanai

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Free newspapers
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe

Nearby things to do

Activities

  • Beach access
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Boat tours
  • Ecotours
  • Golfing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scooter/moped rentals
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Ziplining

Where to eat

  • The Great Waltini – Restaurant with a bar. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
4.3

Very Good

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4.6
Cleanliness
4.5
Service and Staff
5.0
Amenities
4.4
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2018

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2018

5/5 Excellent

A quiet personal paradise

A little bit off the beaten path to this safe, friendly and rather lavish sanctuary. This small hotel was exactly what my wife and I were looking for when we booked our delayed honeymoon here this February. Depending on what a person is looking for this is the perfect getaway, easy access to the larger town of Tamarindo via panga boat taxi service, and easy access to the small town of Playa Grande for more of a locals experience. The restaurant was wonderful, the menu offered a great variety of cuisine from fresh seafood and steaks, to a weekly Mexican food buffet, food and drink here is quite affordable, a lovely full breakfast was complimentary with the room rental. The hotel staff maintained everything well, the pool is cleaned daily, house keeping was very respectful of privacy and even laundered our clothes without charge. My wife and I will most certainly be coming back ASAP.

Pros: Everything, especially the happy hour in the heat of the day, and the quiet evenings with the pool to ourselves. Wonderful, personalized service!

Cons: Nothing, It's perfect!

Location: Tamarindo is the local tourist haunt, offering everything under the sun. Playa Grande is a peaceful and welcoming local community. It's all here!

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

This place is a hidden paradise.

Rooms are simple but clean Staff is friendly and helpful Food is amazingly delicious. Great value. Location is on an estuary and the beach has hardly any people on it. This is a hidden secret. I will go back again and again. Just a short 15 min boat takes you across to the more populated town with shops and dining. If you are looking for realizing solitude, great drinks and food stay here. Great value

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