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Hotel El Bambu
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Reviewed 22 April 2007

The hotel is really cute on the outside. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They didn't speak much English, but between their limited English and our limited Spanish, we managed. That part of the stay was fun actually. The problems began with the rooms. There is no carpet and the wooden floors creak very loudly. The beds are bad. You can actually feel the springs individually. The lamp that is mentioned on their website that is in the rooms is a very small desk lamp that 2 queen sized beds are supposed to share; however, the air conditioner worked well when there was electricity to run it! There is an open window in the bathroom that you have to find something to stand on to close it and even then you have to be tall enough to reach it. If you don't close it, bugs come in. We closed the bathroom door at night and the bathroom was full of bugs in the morning. The lights went out for hours both nights we were there. We were first told that it only happens occasionally, but the next night a different manager that did speak English a little more told us it happens every night. If they know this, they should have supplied flashlights. One night we had to walk back to our room in complete darkness (with 3 kids) and decided to leave because we couldn't see a thing. The next night, we were escorted to our rooms with a flashlight, but we still had no way of seeing. We used our cell phones and computers to have light. Also, when there is no electricity, there is no hot water (read Cold shower!) and restaurant selections are limited. The food wasn't that good there and like the other person said, there is NOTHING to do in the neighborhood. We would not go there again.

  • Stayed: April 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 October 2006

Stayed there in October 2001 (NOT 2002). Can't imagine that it has changed too much. Not really a fancy place. Not a dump, either. They have a pool and a gated lot for cars. Outdoor restaurant with a towering bamboo garden. No carpeting in rooms, though. Pretty simple rooms. Website is/was [--]. Friendly and helpful staff. Neighborhood is very dark at night. Very convenient to La Selva Biological Station and Sarapiqui river tours.

  • Stayed: October 2002, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
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Stayed: May 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Room Tip: Unbedingt Superior-Zimmer buchen
  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled on business
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  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled with family
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