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BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas

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1000 Calle Principal, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Ranked #10 of 21 Hotels in Tamarindo
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Hudson
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the best place to stay in town. Know that this place is busy and not an all-inclusive bracelet kind of place. Real people, Real place. Great value. Warm friendly efficient staff with plenty of helpful info to share. Best swim-up bar. Clean rooms. Good food.

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Cape Cod
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy access to downtown without the hassle. The hotel staff can direct you all the local and no-so-local attractions.Friday night Crazy Monkey party is wild. 300 people jam the pool area to danced to ground-shaking music until 2 am. Ask for earplugs if you dare stay on Friday night. The pool is cool, try jumping from the rock wall.

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Tamvv, Manager at BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas, responded to this review

Hey Capecoddah, Thanks for the 5 star review! We are super happy to hear that you had a great time here. Friday nights are most definitely fun and we really do not try and hide it! You forgot to mention that we invite everyone to free drinks every Friday at 10pm! As for the rooms, yup, the standard rooms are... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for three nights last week and had a great time. While I was a bit concerned about the quality of a Best Western, given their spotty reputation in the US, the positive reviews on TA convinced me to give this hotel a shot. I found the hotel to be very well-maintained, clean, and the service was great... More 

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Tamvv, Manager at BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas, responded to this review

Hey MFM50611, Thank you so much for the great review! I think you hit the nail right on the head with your review. As a Best Western, we most certainly feel that there is a wide variety in the quality among the franchise. However the franchise is trying to improve this with more frequent quality control inspections and more strict... More 

Niceville, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"A Paradise" was my husband's summary. I agree. We were only there for 3 nights. We had originally booked 4 nights, non-refundable, but the hotel staff upgraded us to an ocean view room for the 3 nights to compensate. That was simply wonderful of them. All of the staff were great. Our room had a balcony with an ocean view.... More 

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Tamvv, Manager at BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas, responded to this review

Hi Linda, Thank you for the outstanding review. I do agree that the ocean view rooms are most certainly worth the few extra dollars and that the suites with kitchens are most certainly handy! As for the wind, these are a prevailing wind called the "papagayos" that pick up around February of each year... They make for some great surfing... More 

New York, New York, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just arrived back from a 4 night stay at Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas. We checked into an "ocean view queen bed" room, which was very compact, mildew smelling, and I'm not sure if it was really a queen or a double bed... and then the AC did not work. The AC could not be fixed so we asked... More 

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W-Nut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The owner has been putting in extra time and $ to upgrade the hotel and grounds. I still like it for its location on the north side of Tamarindo and a great sunset view. Most of the rooms have small kitchens so its a great place for a family and if you want to just hang in Tamarindo longer than... More 

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Tamvv, Manager at BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas, responded to this review

Hey W-Nut, Thanks for the awesome review! We'll see you in a few months! Nice TA profile picture by the way! More 

Ocean City, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The Tamarindo Vista Villas at the Best Western in Tamarindo, Costa Rica was the perfect spot for my girlfriend and I to stay for our 10 day stint in Central America. Our room was big enough for a queen bed, 2 end tables with plugs to charge camera's and phones, a strong Air Conditioning wall unit, a safe for valuables,... More 

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Rockville centre
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Took the Family and stayed here because diria beach resort was sold out. Loved it. People were great, Food and drink at the crazy monkey was good. What nice people. Views are fantastic. Only drawback was aloud party(they told us prior) every Friday night. Great location across from water, We ended up going back to the beach across the street... More 

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Atascadero, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Not only were we pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness and views from the pool area, but the staff (especially the Mgr Trevor) went so far above and beyond our expectations. Trevor really took care of us. We were treated the way we'd treat family that's visiting. We had a small problem and Trevor "stepped up" and took our problem on... More 

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Spokane, Washington, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We stayed here two nights and thought it was a pretty nice place. The staff we had contact with were all very nice and helpful. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. It was definitely loud. We could clearly hear the TV in the room next to us. Also, people's voices and doors shutting seemed to echo pretty... More 

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