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Hotel Pasatiempo

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Main Street, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Ranked #12 of 31 Tamarindo B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a gem of a hotel. Off the main strip so you can get your peace and quiet at nite but also close enough where you can easily walk to everything you need to include the beach. We were there for the World Cup when Costa Rica advanced to the quarterfinals...the whole area was crazy fun! Hotel staff was... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel was a little slice of heaven in the busy, tourist ridden town of Tamarindo. The hotel hosts, Elena and Randy, were so helpful, kind, and knowledgeable on the area and what to do. They made you feel welcome, safe, and relaxed. We arrived with no reservation and Elena had a beautiful room for my friend and I for... More

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was great, decent price, clean pool, nice outdoor seating area. We were able to stay in two different types of rooms since we stayed at the beginning/end of our trip. We stayed at in a room by the pool, and the other was back behind the bar. Both were very nice rooms! The bar area was cool too,... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was fantastic! My friend and I stayed here for a week and we absolutely loved it! Our room was a single bungalow that had great air conditioning, high ceilings, a safe to put your belongings, and a porch with a swing. The bathroom was small and the door is pretty thin and slides close, with no lock. However... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wandering around Costa Rica, one friend just left and another joining me in a week. Had 7 days in Tamarindo by myself and found Pasatiempo. Got a great deal online so gave it a try. Nice pool, very clean, and very helpful staff. Has a bar and kitchen and even live music on a couple nights. Friendly owner n staff.

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Loved this place,nice rooms TV,hot water,ac,great breakfast included, friendly staff ,especially Randy.yes Wednesday was loud, no sleep till 1am,but quiet every other night,lovely pool, stayed 3 nights and came back and stayed another5 nights,would definitely recommend especially for the price.

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Hidden Valley Lake, CA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

What a beautiful little resort. The landscaping is lush, and the room layout makes the place feel more intimate. Pool area is beautiful and the happy hour drinks were good. I didn't include the breakfast when I booked, and was not able to add it when I arrived. Wished I had when I saw how fresh and nice the food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Stayed at Hotel Pasatiempo for around 18 days so i think i can give a good overall review! Great location: A little further back than the main beach road away from the busy part but only a few minutes walk away. Nice selection of rooms, We stayed in 2 while we were there, the first was a good size and... More

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Thanks to Greenway Nature Tours Costa Rica for finding the perfect hotel for us in Tamarindo! Our room was adorable, clean, and so comfortable with a beautiful patio - one morning I even saw a hummingbird. Breakfast was plentiful, delicious, and served with a view of the garden pool area. The pool is clean and refreshing. Randy, the front desk... More

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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We found this hotel online and weren't sure what to expect. We ended up being so happy we found it! It's off the main road but just barely... best of both worlds. It's not as hectic in front of the property but you're walking distance to everything, all shops and beaches. Helene, the owner, is amazing. She's beautiful and friendly.... More

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Address: Main Street, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Pasatiempo 3*
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Hotel Pasatiempo is a charming boutique hotel in Playa Tamarindo just 5 minutes walk to the beach in the quiet part of town. The freshly remodeled hotel features a central pool area with a natural stone and teak deck, a full service restaurant in a natural palm rancho, and a spa. The hotel is situated in a tropical garden beneath the shade of hardwood, palm and mango trees. All of the rooms feature high efficiency AC and hot water, flatscreen televisions with cable, orthopedic mattresses, safe, and a clock radio. ... more   less 
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