I booked a room at different nearby hotel and was so disappointed that I literally walked out. It was a very hot day and the walked down the road not knowing where I was or where I was going and after a half hour or so I came upon the Bula Bula bar. I saw a fellow at the bar with a laptop and asked if he knew anyone who could perhaps help with my troubles and get me a room. He introduced himself as the owner of the hotel and said he would be glad to. He wound up personally driving me to the other hotel to get my bags, had his assistant call them and tell them I was unhapy and checking out, and get me all set up into a wonderful room with cable, A/C, and a gourmet lunch!
I travelled several hundred thousand miles back in the 1980's and found the service here to be as good as any Stouffer or ICH I ever stayed at. Todd treated me like a guest wants to be treated, and best of all, the concierge service was a true blessing by helping me iron out travel details for the rest of my trip. For a gringo who does not speak fluent Spanish, it can be a lifesaver to have a dedicated bilingual staff who doesn't mind making a few phone calls to help out with FIT travel arrangements.
I know it is a little pricey by CR standards, but the rooms, food, and service make it a bargain.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set outside Tamarindo in the beach village and national park of Playa Grande. We offer the romantic, the surfer, and the active traveler a tropical oasis amid the tourist stops. Superior rooms with modern amenities compliment the elegant restaurant where exceptional seafood, steaks and local specialties are served. Friendly and attentive staff ensure your stay is a satisfying one. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bula Playa Grande