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Hotel Portofino

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10 north Cruza por Langosta | frente Spa Maya, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Keep in mind, this is a budget friendly hotel...simple, but so charming, amazing murals, lots of beautiful plants... the pool needed cleaning upon arrival, but it was cleaned that same night when we arrived. The breakfast was fresh fruit, and the best eggs ever, cooked on request The young lady kalya at the front desk was a delight. Everyone was... More 

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hotel p, Gerente at Hotel Portofino, responded to this review

Your comment is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your experience, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Portofino Hôtel ideal for simple people!!! This Hôtel met my needs being in the country to do humanitarian help. We choose a small apartment with air conditioning, 2 bedrooms and a kitchenette. Dailey maintenance. In the heart of Tamarindo and close to everything: restaurant, beach, bank, dry cleaner, taxi etc..The staff is friendly and responded to ou requests quickly each... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The place is quite neglected... The staff is careless, the pool was dirty, loud music throughout the night, and people coming in and out of the hotel without any care... There was no security guard, nothing. The room was dirty, the kitchen was disgusting and everything was old. The shower had no curtain, so the floor was soaking wet by... More 

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hotel p, Propietario at Hotel Portofino, responded to this review
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Su opinion es muy valiosa para nosotros, estamos haciendo todas las correcciones necesarias, ya se corrigieron algunas aspectos de limpieza... More 

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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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Dresden, Germany
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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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hotel p, Owner at Hotel Portofino, responded to this review
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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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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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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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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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