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Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Nice small hotel with very nice and confortable bungalows. It is located right in front of the beach. Nice and quiet beach, though. The property has a central bungalow with chairs and tables perfect to seat and relax. It was really nice to take breakfast there with the rain. There is also a small pool. The property is located just...

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London
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Service was friendly and helpful (they had originally set up an apartment with a double bed for our children but when they saw we had a boy and a girl they changed it straight away) and they served great breakfast. Right next to the beach (nice beach but not exactly picturesque in August, however there are better beaches in central...

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Rochester, New York
Reviewed 22 February 2016

We stayed at the bungalows for 3 nights. They are about a mile outside of town down a very rough road. We had a taxi take us there and then we rented bikes to get around during the rest of our stay. (There is a bike rental place very close to the bungalows near the laundry mat). The pool is...

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Wilmslow
Reviewed 27 January 2015 via mobile

This very small resort is located about a mile from Cahuita, on the Playa Negra. A part beach and part dirt road takes you to town. They have small number of bungalows placed in the gardens around a central reception, breakfast and pool area. I didn't see any sign of the restaurant ever opening, but plenty of food options along...

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Crown Point, Indiana
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We were referred to Bungalows Malu by another B&B operator (Cabinas Nirvana) after that operator couldn't find our reservations. Bungalows Malu advertises in Germany as a family friendly operation, and when we were there, indeed, there were German families enjoying themselves. The bungalow we had was large, clean, and free of bugs and had a nice bathroom. Everything in the...

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Ketchikan, Alaska
Reviewed 28 January 2014

My wife and I spent five nights here in early December just before the high season begins. We hadn't planned out the trip very well, but after arriving on the Caribbean coast at the end of a two-week Costa Rica trip we located this place while seeking out a room with air conditioning. After getting here, we looked around for...

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Rancho Cordova, California
Reviewed 16 November 2013

My girlfriend and I planned to stay in Cahuita four nights before moving inland on our two week vacation. Stayed at another place for two nights that we were not too crazy about and then heard about this place from one of the locals. We fell so much in love with Bungalow Malu and the staff we ended up staying...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 10 September 2013

BED BUG WARNING – DIRTY ROOMS WITH BED BUGS Cama bicho ADVERTENCIA - HABITACIONES SUCIAS CON INSECTOS Y CUCARACHAS CAMA We stayed here for three nights, September 2 through September 5, 2013. The service was nice, the location was nice, food was good, and the bungalows were well constructed and beautiful. However, upon close inspection, the rooms are dirty (i.e....

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Punta Uva, Costa Rica
Reviewed 29 May 2013

Well, in truth, in the low season it’s all quiet, but Bungalow Malu, owned by Italians, is at the very end of Playa Negra and at the quietest bit, away from the Reggae Bar and any noise. When full there may be some activity but it was just myself and a long-term guest and extremely quiet. The pool is really...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 29 January 2013

We stayed here four nights in January 2013. This is one of the few lodgings in the area if Cahuita with Air Conditioning. This also one of the few places in the area if Cahuita with a pool. Both these things were very appreciated as this is the tropical jungle and it is hot and steamy year round. The owners...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Boutique Hotel with bungalows surrounded by tropical gardens in front of the beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bungalows Malu

Address: Cahuita, Playa Negra | 2 km (1 mi) north of Cahuita, Cahuita, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Cahuita
Price Range: RM369 - RM512 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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Bungalows Malu Hotel Cahuita
Malu Hotel Cahuita
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“#4 was the most private and farthest from any potential noise. Great deck.”
  • Gorgeous pool - worth the price of the room just for this (no sand!)
  • Excellent bed in a lovely bungalow - #4
 of 5 bubbles SocklessJ, 28 May 2013 | Read review
“Each bungalow is laid out a bit differently so do email them and see what is available that might suit your needs. If I had know that there was one with a separate living room area from the bedroom I would have booked that.”
 of 5 bubbles Live4Travel1961, 29 Jan 2013 | Read review
“we got a bungalow with ac-was nice when sleeping”
 of 5 bubbles YetiRider, 18 Jul 2012 | Read review
“Get bungalow # 4. It's in a back corner. Private. Front "porch" that is exceptional with it's flowers and a little jungle creek with birds and vegetation.”
 of 5 bubbles WorldWonderer77, 11 Mar 2012 | Read review
“The rooms are of various sizes and fits the needs of different individuals and families. I would take a room closer to the beach any day.”
 of 5 bubbles sakraghu, 12 Sep 2011 | Read review
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