Starting at $225 per night

Overview

Nammbu Bungalows is the newest hotel in the Carrillo and Samara area. The hotel is located across the street from the gorgeous Carrillo Beach on a small hillside. The location provides guests with amazing views of what many consider to be the prettiest beach on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Hotel amenities include swimming pool, restaurant, bar, spa, concierge service, tropical gardens, and WiFi internet.

The Carrillo Beach and Playa Samara area is an off the beaten path destination that has maintained an authentic Costa Rican feel. Visitors will discover beautiful beaches to relax on. You can also partake in activities such as surf lessons, kayaking and snorkeling, sea turtle observation and much more. This truly is a diverse area with plenty to offer. Of course, you can also just relax in a hammock under a shady palm tree.

Deluxe Rooms at Nammbu Bungalows are comfortable equipped and feature air conditioning, orthopedic mattresses, large LCD cable television, telephone, mini refrigerator, alarm clock, hair dryer, and terrace or balcony.

Junior Suites are large comfortable rooms that feature air conditioning, orthopedic mattresses, large LCD cable television, telephone, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, alarm clock, hair dryer, living room, and balcony with views.

Suites are large comfortable rooms that feature air conditioning, orthopedic mattresses, large LCD cable television, telephone, coffee maker, mini refrigerator, alarm clock, hair dryer, living room, and balcony with views.

In summary, Nammbu Bungalows is a great option for families or couples seeking luxurious accommodations at Playa Carrillo. This sustainable hotel is geared towards providing the highest level of service in a sublime tropical setting.

Hotel Tags

  • Midrange
  • Luxury
  • Eco Style
  • Boutique
  • Spa
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hilltop
  • Sustainable

Hotel Amenities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Gardens
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Wifi Free
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable Tv

Room Amenities

Deluxe Room

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Balcony OR Terrace

Junior Suite

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Tub
  • Living Room
  • Balcony
  • Partial Ocean View

Suite

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hot Tub
  • Tub
  • Living Room
  • Balcony
  • Partial Ocean View

Handicap Accessibility

  • Accessible Bathroom
  • Roll-in Shower
  • In-room Accessibility

Location

Latitude: N 9°51'58.71". Longitude: W 86°31'4.88"

Reviews

  • Overall 87.8% (26 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 92.7%
  • Comfort: 90.0%
  • Meeting Expectations: 80.8%
  • Staff: 91.5%
  • Value: 84.2%

02/21/2018

this place was amazing we would go back in a heartbeat

02/10/2018

This was a great place to end my trip. Nammbu is a beautiful resort. It’s quite new, I believe, and very clean. My room was spacious and had a lovely balcony overlooking both the pool and the ocean. The view of the sunset was absolutely amazing. The pool was very nice, and it was just a few minutes’ walk to the beach. The beach is perfect for enjoying the ocean as there are few waves here. The water was very warm, and the beach itself was wide, clean and uncrowned. The food here was also very good, and all the wait staff was pleasant and helpful. I had a couple of meals pool side, tried room service and also ate in the restaurant. Everything was well prepared. I loved the clean, white aesthetic in the rooms but would recommend bedside tables for those of us who like to read in bed late at night.

02/06/2018

These Bungalows seemed to be under very young ownership/management. They also seemed to be on a tight budget. When I asked for 2 more coffee pods, they told me that wasn't allowed. Every time we had maid service our cleaning person would only rinse our glass and coffee cups (they were never washed). I had to always ask to have washcloths for the room, the sheets were not changed in 5 days. Then the breakfasts were mostly typical. It would've been nice to have a little more variety for us non typical food lovers. We had to ask for bananas every morning and they always ran out of jams, etc. Having mentioned these items just reinforces that this hotel seems to be struggling financially. We chose to walk to the nearby restaurants for most meals, way more economical and tasty. 5 days here was a bit much with little to do besides sit at the pool or beach. Oh well, we could relax.

12/30/2017

We were always up early and on two mornings,s there was no water in the taps - we called the desk and they said it would be back on in a few minutes, which it was. But this happened twice in four mornings and staff did not explain why.
Hotel breakfast was amazing.

07/25/2017

A place to go back!

06/03/2017

Hotel was under staffed and looked as if it has not been finished being built. Was a long way from town and would have preferred something closer. The few staff that were there were very nice. Nobody at all in hotel restaurant in the evenings. Hard to get drinks during the day because nobody was there.

04/23/2017

This was THE MOST luxurious hotel we have ever been to and definitely the nicest we saw in Costa Rica. The views from our room were simply amazing. The pool water was very warm and the ocean was just down the stairs from the pool. This hotel is a bit off the beaten track but there are restaurants within walking distance. If you want to eat in town it will be about 8-10 dollars for a taxi. The hotel restaurant is great too.

03/30/2017

Again, remote location. Hotel has some issues with physical building.

03/24/2017

loved this place!

03/02/2017

This place was spectacular! The view from our room was amazing. The nearby beach was beautiful for walking and looking for shells. The pool was refreshing...and everything was so clean! The food in the restaurant was amazing...beautifully prepared and served. The waiters were friendly and knew our names after our first meal. We took a sunset cruise and had a terrific time! I would certainly go back!

02/23/2017

Nice hotel, quirky shortcomings on many design decision. Hotel still very much under construction. Carrillo beach is definitely the place to stay. Great places to eat close by. It appears that the hotel is slowly addressing the issues- for instance WiFi is now working everywhere. They now have stairs down to the beach but be careful there is no lighting no handrails and steps are all at random heights. Initially they had us in a room with no view and even though they promised to put us in a different room the next day, we had to really push for them to make good on that promise the next day.

08/10/2016

Hotel still under construction

08/02/2016

A beautiful hotel with an amazing view of the ocean. Howler monkeys often hung out in the trees by the pool and it amazing. The downfall to this hotel is that it is not fully finished, they are still constructing one of the hotel buildings and there are quite a few areas where landscaping such as bushes, grass, flowers are needed. Like everywhere we visited, staff are fantastic!

07/09/2016

WE loved it. Beautiful view, nice rooms and pool. Only real "complaint" is that given how new it is, it was a bit stark (nothing on the walls, no gardens etc). We were a bit disappointed that our patio had no furniture while some other, empty rooms, did. We loved it though and it was beautiful.

07/03/2016

Most of the staff were very nice at the hotel. The problem with the hotel is that it seemed to be nearly closed. The decor was sparse. The beach was not very nice near this hotel. The beach in town was nicer.

06/21/2016

This place was AMAZING! The staff was great. They were very helpful and accommodating. They were willing to share information about the community and the area. It was a great pleasure to be able to sit and visit with the staff about the area. They went out of their way to make us feel at home. We will be returning to this resort in the very near future. Jason and Diego were extremely helpful.

05/15/2016

Wow! for the price this is amazing. I hope it stays this affordable but I wouldn't be surprised if our next trrip it was $295 a night. Great food, pool, room facilities and staff. Occupancy was low so we got the Best room too.

12/19/2015

The staff was amazing. The hotel wasn't quite ready. There were issues with the water/toilets. I had several very cold showers and a few times we had no water at all. They didn't have enough pillows or towels for us, and even took some off our bed while we were gone to give to other guests. It's priced a little high, but overall a beautiful place. If someone had mobility issues, they would have a very hard time staying there.