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“Very nice room and garden. Outside kithcen needs an update.”
Review of Bambula Samara

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Bambula Samara
Helsinki, Finland
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77 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Very nice room and garden. Outside kithcen needs an update.”
Reviewed 26 January 2014

Located near to main street but it is little bit round a corner so there is no noise.
Garden with small pool is beautiful.
We stayed in cabina with no kitchen. Outside located kitchen equipment, pot and pans, is in bad condition. There is only few glasses (we found just 1) and few old forks and knives.
There is also some construction tools in kitchen.
Would I go again? Yes!


PS. I still don´t understand why there is a trash bin in kitchen. When you put there something owner says: don´t leave there anything because of raccoons. What about you just remove a trash bin :-)

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

charismatic Pierre is the lion of whom this domain is.
good guy, honest. taste
Genevieve the lovely conduit when the lion is out being charismatic, capable.
2 lovely cabinas 2 great apt for fam or fun
reasoable rates...2 blocks from all so not in throng
and a small pool you will deify at least once
bien sur

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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East Dover, NS
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

Thanks Pierre (& Genevieve too). A wonderful week spent here, in this little paradise. Truly a great deal. Our daughter Zoe, at age 6, loved the pool, as a great size for her, and easy to keep an eye on for us. Nice short walk to the beach, shops, groceries, tour companies, around the corner from the bus stop....and all very quiet, private and secure. Loved borrowing the boogie board and your hammock. A great option for a small family, or go big and rent the whole place out for bigger groups too. Nice new food place around the corner to try too, Luv Burger....with a variety of no meat home made options. Couldn't have asked for a better place in Samara....much quieter than staying down right on the beach too.

Room Tip: Nice to walk right out to the pool from the lower level apartment, but top was very nice too. No ba...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2013

My friend and I just returned from Samara. We stayed 6 nights at Bambula and have nothing but positive things to say. Pierre was very informative and full of wonderful suggetions. We took a shuttle from San Jose to Samara and were more than pleased with the transportation. I'm glad we weren't doing the driving. Our primary goal was to unwind and get away. We loved having the kitchenette and eating our breakfast, lunch, snacks at Bambula and then heading out in the evening for a meal. Most restaurants have casadas (meal of rice, beans, plantains, salad and meat) and we ate a number of them at a number of locations. They were fabulous and we totally fresh! We felt very safe walking around late in the evening and both of us would even consider returning solo for a get-away vacation.

We did not miss not having a vehicle. We walked everywhere and one day, took the bus to Carillo Beach. Carillo is even more beautiful than Samara - it is a must see!

Our days consisted of a morning at the beach, trip to the grocery store, a dip in the pool and then a lazy afternoon with a cocktail and appetizer in the apartment. We'd head out for dinner and then a little music, watching a soccer game with the locals or a trip to the rodeo. Back to Bambula for a a late night blender drink while enjoying the pool.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Eagle, CO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2012

I stayed there for 3 weeks while attending Intercultura Spanish school. I had a wonderful time Pierre was very helpful with his knowledge of the area. The cabinas are perfect for 1 or 2 people very comfortable and well maintained. The Bambula is in a great location close to everything. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

We stayed here for three weeks while studying Spanish at the Intercultura Language school. The location is great--very close to the shops, restaurants and beach. The complex itself is beautiful and the inner courtyard with the pool is very secluded and surrounded by lush, beautiful vegetation. The owners were wonderful and treated us as welcomed guests the whole time we were there. They let my son borrow a boogie board, and even drove us to a local soda shop across a river where we had the best seafood soup we've ever tasted! My favorite part was listening to all the wildlife at night--even though the monkeys one night were so close and so loud that it was hard to sleep. All in all, a wonderful stay and I would highly recommend Bambula!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 August 2012

Very helpful friendly hosts, spacious beautiful apartments in a quiet secluded Place close to the Center of Samara. We really enjoyed our stay in Bambula a lot. The kitchen was fully equipped, the bedroom very big and the bathroom comfortable.

  • Stayed April 2012
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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 #12 of 22 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 
Also Known As:
Bambula Samara Costa Rica/Playa Samara

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