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Thunder Bay, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I meant to write this review ages ago as it has been almost a year since we traveled. This was our favorite place on our trip. We stayed here for 8 days, and were travelling with our kids ages 6, and 9. We were made to feel very welcome, at home, and comfortable. Dennis, the owner we got to know,...

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Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's unfortunate to have to write such a poor review for a place that seems generally clean and well kept. My girlfriend and I arrived from a long days trip around Dominical and Uvita to discover that not only had our room been entered without permission by the hotel keeper Lupe, but to our upset and disappointment we discovered that...

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Chad S, Owner at Big Bamboo Uvita, responded to this review

As you mentioned in your review we spoke during the incident and I tried to explain to you that as a matter of policy we investigate the situation in order to assess what happened exactly. As a matter of policy we also do not pay guests simply to insure good reviews (even if they represent themselves as travel writers). We...

Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

A perfect, small and a very accommodating place to stay! Food was fabulous!! Where else do personnel personally make sure you see the local falls, beaches, national parks and yes even gave you surfing lessons!! Highly recommend a stay at Big Bamboo!!

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Whitefish, Montana
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Uvita is a strangely expensive place to stay, but Big Bamboo provides a decent place for less money provided you have transportation of your own to get to the beach. The meals at the restaurant were of good value and quality, and the rooms were adequately comfortable if rather hot-- the ACs worked fine but were not powerful, and staff...

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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Restaurant was not open in august. We were the only guests. Next time I would prefer Manuel Antonio. The road to the hotel is not asphaltic but access is not a problem. Room was ok but shower was too close against the wall. Principally ok but too high-prices (68 USD for one night) out of season.

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Chad S, Owner at Big Bamboo Uvita, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Chafer: I sincerely apologize that your stay was not up to our usual standards. I do not like to make excuses but during the days of your visit Lupe, our chef, had to deal with a serious family emergency and the restaurant was closed for a few days. As we take great pride in our rooms and service...

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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

The cheapest rooms we had in Costa Rica and still very clean, in a beautiful and well-tended garden. Breakfast good, at tico price level, a quiet laid-back place. The place is off the main road, up an unmarked road almost in front of the gas station (ask there). So mountain-side, not sea-side. The lady did not speak a word of...

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San Ramón, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Reviewed 13 July 2016

For $40 per night, this hotel was a great value. We traveled during the rainy season and stayed 2 nights. We wanted a clean, budget room with air conditioning and this fit the bill. We would stay there again! Food in the restaurant was also very good.

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Brasov, Romania
Reviewed 17 April 2016

When you search for Pura Vida!, you can certainly find it here. Everything was just great. The host, Lupe, is a great cook and prepared us some typical costarican meals that were just delicious. The property has also a nice terrace and sitting area with a hammock. Our room was spacious and had all the commodities, including a fan and...

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Aachen, Germany
Reviewed 19 February 2016

we stayed for 3 nights at big bamboo and felt very well. the room was big and clean and the hosts were very friendly and helpful. we give extra credits for the very good food for reasonable prices, thank you!

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Tustin
Reviewed 10 February 2016

The room was adequate, the AC really good. It was conveniently located and the food pretty decent. The best thing about it was Lupe, a co manager who went out of her way to make you welcome and valued.

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Additional Information about Big Bamboo Uvita

Address: Costanera Km162 primera entrada, Uvita, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Uvita
Price Range: €41 - €57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Room 1 and Room 5 have an extra window. There is also one bigger cabina (second floor) if you want a bit more room.”
 of 5 bubbles ericblack44, 9 Jan 2016 | Read review
“They are all good.”
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 of 5 bubbles abb0tta, 18 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Room 5 is the best and the Suite is great, it has it's own balcony”
 of 5 bubbles G5468UDlindar, 7 Aug 2015 | Read review
“#6 has the best view, we were in room #4, but would recommend asking to see room #6”
 of 5 bubbles WiniG, 3 May 2015 | Read review
“suite has great view”
 of 5 bubbles Sgtiv, 24 Mar 2015 | Read review
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