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Hotel El Bambu

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basingstoke
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

There is only one reason to visit Sarapiqui and that's to do something adventurous. And it's likely to be rafting down the nearby Sarapiqui river. There really is only one place to stay and that's El Bambu. Quirky hotel with high ramps to a myriad of rooms. Pleasant gardens below and what looks like a nice clean pool. We didn't...

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Ventura County Coast, California
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We had low expectations for this place in the middle of the little town of Sarapiqui, but the Hotel El Bambu really surprised us. It spreads back into the jungle so that you have to walk a good way to get to the rooms after checking in. This is actually pretty cool since the walkway is a raised wooden platform...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Pulled in after being unhappy with accommodations elsewhere. Very nice place, friendly staff, comfortable rooms on a happening avenue through town. The hotel also offers balconies with a cool view of the campo near the middle of town. Some evenings you can watch the local soccer teams practice. Also, the pool was quite nice.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Restaurant service and food are great I ate rice and beans that was absolutely amazing The shrimps salad delicious The aztec soup extraordinary The onion soup excellent Clean and spacious place Good relation price - quality This is a good option in Rio Frio

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I stayed here for a couple nights in June 2016, for work (EF Tours). Pros: -The pool and "back yard" of the hotel were the best part. The pool was sprawling - with a rock waterfall, bench swings around it, and trees filled with Toucans and Macaws, etc. -Free wifi (mostly worked, not great) and AC in the rooms. -Nice...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We ate a wonderful buffet at the open air restaurant after a river tour but did not stay the night. Great fried chicken, vegetables, rice. Pork was okay. Salad bar was small but good (this isn't Golden Corral, okay?) Full bar, souvenir shop too. 1. I would not have noticed this hotel if our tour guide had not stopped there....

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Thank DealHawk2
Reviewed 31 May 2016

If we had not been looking for this hotel, we could have easily driven by and not known what a lovely gem is hidden behind the main street doors. We had booked a standard room over the Internet. When we arrived early for check in, we were told no problem. As well, they said we had been upgraded because they...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We arrived at this hotel this last weekend for an ATV and UTV ride to our border line with Nicaragua, I was impressed how big this hotel is, considering is far from downtown is a really nice hotel, it has a nice swimming pool and many meeting "open to jungle" rooms for business or anything else meetings. Rooms are big,...

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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Hotel Bambu is in a great location in a unique town far from "tourism". The balcony offers a great location to relax and to watch soccer on the pitch across the road. Local amenities are very convenient. Food in buffet is not too bad. The rooms at the very back of the hotel offer an amazing experience and are remote...

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Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Great hotel for our mission trip team. The staff is accommodating and conscientious in meeting the needs of those who stay here. The hotel is not fancy but it is clean and ecologically friendly. They have a laundry service that is quick and very great about setting up excursions.

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy the tropic rainforest in a small and welcoming hotel operated by a Costa Rican family just 82 km from San José. At the same time learn about our natural sustainable project, taste our delightful variety of plates in our menu restaurant, rest in superior rooms with queen size beds, air conditioning and terrace. Also take advantage of our safari tour on the Sarapiquí River or enjoy our adventure tours in the area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel El Bambu

Address: | En frente plaza deportes, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui 3069, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Sarapiqui > Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui
Price Range: €94 - €118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel El Bambu 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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“The rooms nearer to the reception seemed to be cleaner, less moldy.”
trvldddy, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms are really far from reception, so ask before accepting the key.”
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