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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 6 May 2013

First I was a little worried because of some of the reviews here on tripadvisor, but I decided to book this place because of the good prices. Once I arrived with my friends, I realized that the service at the front desk was very good (a kind Spanish woman was in charge), the pool had a good size (is not...

Thank Will-cr
Gorham, Maine, United States
Reviewed 26 February 2012

Not only was the couple who runs Bungalows Calalu incredibly short, rude and unhospitable, but boy, were the photos on the website deceiving! The rooms and pool looked spacious and the poolside bar enticing... don't be fooled! A wide-angle lens was used to shoot these photos. The "bungalows," located just off the main road in Puerto Viejo in the downtown...

1Thank Becky N
San Jose
Reviewed 7 November 2011

It’s a shame the owners don’t have a hint of what Customer service means. I arrived very tired from my trip and far from feeling welcome I had to deal with the owner, a very rude lady. My friends arrived a day later and ran into the same luck I did. I go to Puerto Viejo a lot, and I...

3Thank Julieta C
New York City, New York
Reviewed 7 September 2011

The Bungalow was exactly as the pictures shows there were no surprises. I was travelling with my 13 month old daughter and the option for a kitchen was a good choice. I was able to make her bottles and brew a few cups of coffee each morning. Added bonus is that its in near to town.. A bakery and lots...

1Thank islandgirlrgm
Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 14 August 2011

Private, super nice bungalows, cozy pool, no wifi in our room - the one with a/c, terrace and kitchen-, no fresh towels, toilet paper or soap if you dont ask for it. Super affordable, if we had actually liked Puerto Viejo Limon, we'd come back to stay here.

2Thank Marie5000
San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 13 June 2011

I stayed only 2 days, 1 night ...love the rooms, excellent service, very clean place, the swimming pool was delicious..The environment was exactly what i was looking for, a lot birds, no mosquitoes , lovely gardens. We didn't have any problem with the service since the kitchen was fully equipped just ready to cook... Markets very close and also a...

2Thank Vlos
Reviewed 1 June 2011

There are a lot of good things about this place; its quiet, nearby town (10 minute walk), has a swimming pool and is not too expensive for what you get. There's also a gate that closes at night, so you feel safe. The garden is beautiful with al the flowers and we saw some hummingbirds. Unfortunately they don't have breakfast...

1Thank lalalala_9
Costa Rica
Reviewed 19 May 2010

It is 100% true, the owners of this hotel are EXTREMELY rude!! They got wrong our reservation dates, room type and rate. When we checked in and asked for the proper room we were told we never booked that room and everything was "our" mistake. The woman's attitude was aggressive, abrasive and just plain mean. She refused to listen to...

1Thank kittkatt74
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 1 May 2010

We had no idea where we were going to stay in Puero Viejo. We were SO thankful when we stumbled onto this place!! Beautiful gardens, helpful staff, nice pool, and the bungalow was simply amazing. Perfect for me and my three friends. Close to town and a 15 minute walk to Cocles. Highly recommend!!

2Thank jkskibunny
fort collins co
Reviewed 1 October 2008

Overall the bungalows are cute and comfortable, but all the reviews we read in travel guides spoke of having breakfast with the butterflies or resting in a hammock. There weren't any hammocks, butterflies or even breakfast. The owner spoke no English so we didn't receive an explanation as to why these things were no longer available. The pool was warm...

1Thank mtnmamaFortCollinsCo

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Address: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Calalu Hotel Puerto Viejo
Bungalows Calalu Costa Rica/Puerto Viejo De Talamanca
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 of 5 bubbles Will-cr, 6 May 2013 | Read review
“no wifi in our room - the one with a/c, terrace and kitchen-”
 of 5 bubbles Marie5000, 14 Aug 2011 | Read review
“If you wan to have a home made dinner pick the 4”
 of 5 bubbles Vlos, 13 Jun 2011 | Read review
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