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BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1000 Calle Principal, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Ranked #11 of 23 hotels in Tamarindo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2011
AASLC Columbus, Ohio
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  • Location
    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 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2011

The staff was exceptional - friendly and capable. Ericka made sure we had everything we needed and treated us like family. We especially enjoyed the pool area - great restaurant, casual and friendly atmosphere, and swim-up bar. Ellen made arrangements for just the right scuba trip with a terrific dive shop (Aqua Rica). I will definitely stay here again next... More

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

Thank you for mentioning how hard our staff worked to please you. This is something that we are striving for every day. We remember when you came back from the diving trip, how stoked you were about it. Glad we could make you happy! Hurry back to Tamarindo, we will be waiting for you. More

Huntington Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2011

What an outstanding hotel! In all my extensive years of travel, I have never found a hotel that can surpass Tamarindo Vista Villas – from the friendliness of Helen while making reservations; to the professionalism of Erika when we checked in (she was waiting for us to arrive and called us by name before we ever introduced ourselves); to the... More

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

Thanks so much for the great review and kind words about our staff and hotel. We really appreciate the notice about our efforts in customer service. We try hard to make our guests feel right at home. We’re glad you mentioned our restaurant, which we feel ranks among the best in town. And of course, Waves Costa Rica, our surf... More

Clarkston, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2011

We found that the Vista Villas has one of the best locations in Tamarindo for a number of reasons: set up high so you have the best view of the sunset, but less than a 200 meter walk to the beach. Tamarindo is a small town so you can walk everywhere from the hotel. The rooms and breakfast are adequate...not... More

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

Thank you so much for the kind review. We really like the fact that you like our location on the hill, which affords us such wonderful views. Looks like we´ll be seeing you again soon. We´ll share a drink and a sunset with you then! More

Santa Cruz, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2011

I went to visit my children who live in Costa Rica over the Christmas Holidays. This is my third time staying at Vista Villas and I am planning another trip there over Easter Break. The staff are very friendly and attentive to all my needs. They are all wonderful people. I just love sitting outside at the restaurant watching the... More

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

Wow, thanks for the kind words about our hotel. It’s great to have such wonderful guests who really appreciate our staff and facilities. And yes, our Waves Costa Rica, Roxy/Quiksilver Surf Camp and Shop is up and running so when you return those surf lessons are a must. We look forward to your staying with us again at Easter. More

Dingle24601
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2011

The Best Western is located at the top end of the beach, but the town is pretty small, so it’s still convenient. It’s across the street from the beach, but there is an easily accessible path right there. The hotel is located up on a hill which makes for some great views of the ocean. Our room was a suite... More

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

We really appreciate your positive comments about the Tamarindo Vista Villas, especially about our location and views, which are indeed, spectacular. Our Friday Night Salsa party is very popular, especially since we invite people to share in the Costa Rica culture as well as have a good time. People come from town and as far away as San Jose to... More

Kelowna, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2011

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Tamarindo Vista VILLAS Best Western. We felt the rooms were clean and well maintained. Motel staff, particularly front desk employees and Managementwere without erxception very friendly, accomodating and attentive to meeting our requests . We will stay at this M otel again when the opportunity arises in the future. We felt the... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write to Trip Advisor. We are a small, family-run hotel, and our business is made or broken by the reviews here. It is good to hear that you felt special during your stay, as we pride ourselves on good customer service. We invite you to come back soon and share a Margarita with... More

LincolnCa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2011

Good food, service and view. When we arrived there was a mix up with our booking but no worries we were upgraded to the suite for the same price. On the edge of town so other than the big night (Thur or Fri can't remember) at Chunky Monkeys it's pretty quit. We stayed 5 days before flying to Montezuma and... More

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

We really appreciate the kind words about our hotel and service. We do our best, especially when things don’t always go as planned, to make our guests feel special. After all our guests are our number one priority. Please accept our invitation to come back to Tamarindo Vista Villas anytime and share a sunset with us. More

Victoria, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2011

OMG, let me tell u, this place is surreal, for the price and for what u get for it is unreal, our room looks over the pacific ocean as well as there beautiful pool and bar and really cool res truant , the service is amazing and after meeting the super cool manager, i would recommend this place to anyone,... More

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. As a small, family-run hotel, it’s great to be appreciated for our hard work, location, amenities and customer service. We try to give the best value and quality to our customers and we like to think we accomplish that goal. Perhaps that’s why we have such a good return rate of guests,... More

toronto, ontario
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2011

nice pool and restaurant. beautiful view of the beach. people were great! we entered our room and killed 8 mosquitoes right away. my husband had to put towels on the tops of the doors to keep them out. my friends' room was fine. was nice otherwise. i'd like to try somewhere else when i return to tamarindo, because i'm definitely... More

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

"Hey, thanks for the comment! We definitely appreciate you bringing up the mosquito situation down here for our future guests. As we all know, Costa Rica is located in the smack-dab-middle of the tropics and, as a result, we get a fair amount of mosquitoes during certain times of the year. We always suggest packing a can of bug spray... More

Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2011

We were checked in by an older woman, wearing a muscle shirt, sporting several tatoos. She was not welcoming at all. A younger Costa Rican girl was on the job a few times when we inquired about things to do in the area and she was very friendly and helpful. The room was lovely and spacious with a gorgeous view.... More

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

First of all, I would like to apologize for your apparently deplorable stay with us, and I do appreciate the chance to have served you. But with every complaint, there is another side of the story. We are a small, family-run hotel, with a relaxing atmosphere who appreciate the fact that our guests are on vacation. As such we actively... More

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Address: 1000 Calle Principal, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
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Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas 3*
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Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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#6 On the Beach Hotel in Tamarindo #8 Romantic Hotel in Tamarindo #9 Family Hotel in Tamarindo
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A great place to play! The BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas offers the best ocean views, a clean and safe environment, and a wonderful staff.... All just steps away from the world famous beach of Playa Tamarindo. ... more   less 
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