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Hotel Portofino

10 north Cruza por Langosta | frente Spa Maya, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Ranked #32 of 37 Tamarindo B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

we arrived to the hotel without reservation so they had last free room, the room was ok, but the sheets had stains so it felt kind of dirty. i can assume that they would have change it if we had told them to but we didn't... the cleaner asked me day after we arrived if she can clean the room... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Our experience started already with a very messy reservation procedure. Just to be sure, I confirmed our reservation before we left Liberia. And, reservation lost. After a lot of struggle, we got another room. But what a surprise, the pool was out-of-order. Ok, this I do not judge as a major disadvantage, because we had access to a nearby, small... More

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Buenos Días .Antes que nada siento mucho que no se haya comunicado con nosotros en el momento de su estadía... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is a very nice option for travelers. Fifteen dollars a night for a nice dorm room with a private kitchen and access to a quality pool. I say travelers because "vacationers" (fat middle aged people with huge wallets) may not appreciate the location and the slightly less than home like room quality. Travelers will love this place especially if... More

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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

If you like smoking weed and a be surrounded by drugdealers this is the place! All the employees deal& smoke.. While working.. So dont expect much service from the staff cause they will be to stoned to help you out..even the simple thungs they will be too stoned for. Some of them won't.. The girl that works at this place... More

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

While the staff seemed nice and the outside of the hostel was very appealing (location is great!), the room itself was very dirty and unkept. They had only one room available because they hadn't gotten around to cleaning the others even though we checked in after dinner time. The door did not close or lock and the overall feeling was... More

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Victoria, Canada
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21 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I stayed one night recently at Hotel Portofino and would have continued my anticipated 5 day stay but had a good offer to stay at a friends nearby condo for $0 --- hard to argue the economics. Hotel Portofino is in an excellent location -- less than 500m to Playa Tamarindo and surrounded by vibrant eating places and night time... More

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NJ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I've stayed here twice when visiting Tamarindo, and it is a very good value. Make sure you at least get a room with a kitchen so you can keep some staples in the fridge, plus, it will be more spacious and you wont feel like you are living in a cave. The two times I have been there the A/C... More

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SUDAMERICA
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Let's face it, Tamarindo is very expensive and everybody wants a part of gringos but this hotel is reasonable. 45 dollars for air-con, cable tv, swimming-pool is just great. It's not far from the beach, it's clean, comfortable, service is not the greatest but they are ok.

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21 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We ended up getting there last room which was pretty awful. $40 for 3 single beds (we wanted a double) Dirty bug covered walls. Bathroom door broken. A/C didn't work. Beds lumpy and uncomfortable. Sounds like the other rooms were much better than ours. Pool is nice. Good location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

The hotel has a very good location and staff was great - they even let us to leave the car on a private part. The apartment was big, bathroom with a nice, big shower, kitchen. Very close to the beach (also very wide with nice waves).

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Address: 10 north Cruza por Langosta | frente Spa Maya, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
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