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“Mot Mot Hideaway - 5 star”

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Tulemar Bungalows & Villas
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“Mot Mot Hideaway - 5 star”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Thank you Susan for allowing us to enjoy a part of your Mot Mot paradise. My husband and I celebrated our 40th anniversary at your hideaway and it was one of the best vacations we have ever experienced. The vacation started off with Bill and Al greeting us and taking us through the resort and explaining all the resort had to offer. I can't say enough about how great Bill was with us he was there for our every need and we enjoyed his knowledge about Costa Rica and the wildlife and vegetation on the grounds. He was so professional several people stop to ask if he was our private guide, a 5 star employee for sure. The hideaway was beautiful, the views breath taking and wild life on the deck just amazing. Our stay only got better from there. We met the most exceptional two young ladies, Janet our waitress and Daniela the bartender. If there was a 6 star rating they would get it but I guess I have to settle for 5+ star. These to young ladies made our vacation so enjoyable, relaxing and we felt like they were part of our family. We enjoyed them so much we stayed at the resort for all of our meals except for the day the were off. The entire staff was great, David at the beach, Jose and all the others who made our vacation so remarkable.

Thank you Tulemar we will be back.
Kevin & Donna

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
Hi Kevin and Donna.....thank you so much for the excellent review on your stay in Mot Mot Hideaway......one of our most popular accommodations for 1-2 guests......this unit was recently refurbished.......new bathroom.....king bed.....and a HUGE new outdoor covered deck with a living area......dining area.....and complete kitchen......plus ocean views and lots of wildlife visits......and you get the services of Bill as part of Team Diego.....your personal concierge team......Bill has been around a long time and certainly knows the area....including all the best tours/activities, restaurants and surf spots (yes, he is a surfer too!)...thanks for the kind words on our food/beverage staff as well.........thanks for staying with us in Mot Mot Hideaway and we'll be ready for your return!

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Costa Rica is beautiful, period. I loved it for its beaches, ocean, nature, animals, landscape. But what really makes a place, it's the people. And Tulemar has the best ones.
This was by far the best holiday of my life. We spent a week in the premium bungalow (118), amazing views, nested in the jungle, we even got monkeys visiting us on the deck. Waking up with birds singing is priceless. Watching the sunset on the ocean every evening is stunning.
Everything that has been said so far from previous reviewers is 200% right, so I won't repeat it all. However, I want to personally thank all the Tulemar staff for making this the perfect wonderful vacation.

- Emily, our online concierge, who patiently answered to all my questions (many!) prior to our trip, gave us detailed info about activities we were interested in and arranged our transfers and excursions

- Brian, our onsite concierge, whose assistance was invaluable. He made sure everything was perfect. My boyfriend got unfortunately sick during the holiday, and Brian called an English-speaking doctor who visited him in our bungalow after just an hour. Brian came back later to check if everything was alright and then constantly checked on us. He also brought us the medications the doctor prescribed.

- David, always welcoming us with his sunny smile at the beach

- Erik (I hope I remember his name right!) at the pool restaurant who gave us excellent service for all the dinners we had there (btw, food there is awesome, congrats also to the chef, the plato gordo was delicious)

- Daniella at the pool bar who makes cocktails to die for

- the great van drivers, Luis etc., super nice guys, even stopping on the road from time to time to show us hidden animals on trees during the ride to/from the beach

- all the staff at the reception, really all of them, who always answered with the best attitude, providing a flawless assistance for everything, with the unique Costa Rican kindness.

- Patricia our maid, our bungalow was always spotless and tidy thanks to her

Overall, this was a 7 stars service, I am not exaggerating, every single member of the staff looked after us from the very beginning to the very end, we felt spoiled.

We have already asked for next year's availability because, even though we don't usually like to go back to the same place twice, we absolutely want to spend another unforgettable holiday at Tulemar. Next time though, 2 weeks and not only one!!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
Hi Federica......thank you so much for the amazing review on your stay in Tulemar.......we loved having you with us.......from the start......with Emily handling your booking, your questions and planning your transportation to Tulemar and your tours/excursions......to the finish.......thank you for all the wonderful comments on our staff.......I agree......the people really do make the difference......and ours are the best........I'm sure you didn't know.....but my home in Tulemar is the "neighbor" to the Premium Bungalow that you were in......I share those same sunset views, monkey visits and waking to the birds singing every morning.......it is priceless and I'm so fortunate to live here......thanks for booking with us at 4tulemar.com and we're ready to handle your return trip!

Tulemar Dave
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

My husband and I ended our honeymoon by spending 4 nights in a Tulemar bungalow. What a great place! The restaurant was delicious and had the best views of any of the places we ate at, the beach was beautiful (and the staff who work there are very helpful and nice!), and our bungalow was perfect. I am already trying to convince my in-laws and parents to rent a big house on the property with us next year!

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
Hi 0410jd.......thanks for the great review on your stay in one of our Tulemar Bungalows.....we're so glad that you enjoyed your stay........thanks for the kind words on the Tulemar Beach.....our staff....and the restaurant too.......we'd love to have you and your in-laws back with us......our premier, private villas would be perfect........3, 4 or 5 bedrooms.......private pools......amazing ocean views and all the benefits of Tulemar.....you can see them all on our web site at 4tulemar.com .........we'll help you choose the one that's right for you.......thanks for posting the review and we'll be ready for your return!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Our stay at Tulemar over Thanksgiving was the best family vacation we have had! We did it all, including deep fishing, snorkeling, sunset sailing, rain forest zip lining, rain forest tours, spa day, etc. There were monkeys and sloths in the trees outside our house. The sunsets were incredible. The private chef who made Thanksgiving dinner was amazing - it all added up to a memorable vacation. I would highly recommend Tulemar for a Costa Rican vacation.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 15 April 2014
Hi Rizzo 0607....so glad you posted the review of your stay in Villa Kiskadee......one of our premier, private villas in Tulemar.......thank you very much.......Villa Kiskadee is perfect for a family (or two)......with 4 bedrooms/4.5 baths there is plenty of space for 8 or 9 guests......plus amazing ocean views and probably the most wildlife visits of any of our private villas.......as you experienced......plus the personal concierge services of Mauricio.....and all the amenities of Tulemar......thanks for booking with us and we hope to have you back again!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

Our family of four stayed at the Tulemar Bungalows for 9 nights in March. This place is simply amazing! From the moment we arrived and were greeted by the staff until the day we left, the service was top notch. Chris, our concierge, was invaluable. He tended to our every need, arranged all our meals and even drove us to the grocery store. The bungalows are fantastic. We have two boys - 8 and 10 - and we loved the privacy of the bungalows and the spectacular views! We have stayed at many five star hotels around the world and this property ranks right up there as our favorite. It's a fantastic place if you want some privacy, first class service and an incredible beach. We also loved taking hikes every morning on the trails on the property. We saw more wildlife on the property than we did at the National Park. I can't say enough good things about this place. I would recommend it for families and couples. It's paradise!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 13 April 2014
HI Beth B.....thank you SO much for the wonderful review.....we loved having you in one of our Tulemar Bungalows......so glad your family enjoyed your stay......often people ask about splitting their time and staying with us for a few nights and then a few nights in another part of the country.....concerned that there won't be enough to do and that they'll "get bored".....we usually tell them.....spend the week here......you'll be so happy that you did......and on your next trip (because there will be a return to Costa Rica!)......you can explore other areas......you were with us for 9 nights.....a great combination of activity and relaxation......Chris provided options......you decided what worked best for your family.....and speaking of Chris.....this week he received his first Trip Advisor "Excellent Service" award pin from a guest.......he is still smiling......thank you so much for booking with us directly at 4tulemar.com and we hope to have you back again!

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

My wife and I rented Lower Mirador. A one bedroom, beautifully furnished, full kitchen villa. While there is floor above it, the units are completely independent and sound was never an issue. The staff who manage the villa and oversee your stay are wonderful. The location of the Tulemar resort is very convenient to the town for shopping and dining. And if you like eating in (we made breakfast every morning) the kitchen has all the necessary utensils and appliances. The only downside is sometimes the shuttle van is slow to pick you up (it is steep there).

Room Tip: Lower Mirador. All villas seem to be privately owned and managed by independent managers.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Hi Charles A 1234.....thanks for the wonderful review on your stay in Casa Mirador in Tulemar.....this one bedroom suite (with a king bed)....has a separate living/dining/full kitchen.....perfect for a meal or just snacks and drinks.....plus a great balcony with amazing ocean views......and you are right.....every property in Tulemar is privately owned and managed......making each one unique......and we do the bookings for all the properties......from the Bungalows to private villas......(we're happy to help you choose which one work best for you).....making sure you have a great concierge to help with all the details of your stay.....thanks for booking with us at 4tulemar.com and we hope you'll return!

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Reviewed 10 April 2014

The experience we had at Tulemar was absolutely wonderful. We stayed for 3 days in the Villa Mot Mot bungalow and wish we were able to stay longer. We had no complaints while we were there and our only concern is that anywhere we stay on future vacations will not measure up to Tulemar. From beginning to end, the staff was extremely welcoming and helpful (recommending places to eat, helping us find activities, setting up travel) . The location was fantastic and had its own private beach. We were able to see the wildlife up close and personal (the monkeys actually came onto our balcony for about 15 minutes one afternoon). We could not imagine a more peaceful and beautiful place to stay.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Hi Alex S....thanks for the great review on your stay in Villa Mot Mot and Mot Mot Hideaway.....two of our most popular 1 bedroom villas......you are right about the wildlife.....the location of Villa Mot Mot attracts so many monkeys, sloths and exotic birds......it's like your own jungle show viewed from your balcony.....and thanks for the comments on Team Diego (your personal concierge team) for all they do to make your stay just perfect.......thanks for booking with us and for posting this review and we hope to see you back again soon!

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Property: Tulemar Bungalows & Villas
Address: Tulemar Gardens, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tulemar is the premier resort development in Manuel Antonio. Gated and secure, the 33 acre jungle resort is perched on the hillside overlooking the Pacific, but continues down all the way to our own beach. It includes the Tulemar Bungalows and our special and unique villas such as Villa Mot Mot, Casa Panorama, Casa de Frutas, Casa Las Nubes, Villa Kiskadee and the new Tulemar Bamboo Villas just for couples. ... more   less 
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