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BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas

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1000 Calle Principal, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Ranked #11 of 21 Hotels in Tamarindo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Laguna Vista, Texas
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

I visited the Vista Villas 10 months ago & had such a good time that I had to go back. First off, the Vista Villas has one of the best ocean views you will ever find. It's a short walk down the hill to a white sand beach w/ a great surfing break just north. I surfed every morning at... More 

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

Wow, we really are grateful for this wonderful review. We know how important it is for guests to express themselves positively here on Trip Advisor, and you really did us proud. We remember you, sitting at the bar after surfing, chatting up the staff. No wonder you became friends with everyone. The all-inclusive is a great idea for someone who... More 

London
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

I have recently stayed 6 nights at this hotel. The hotel is in a perfect location just across the road from the beach and very close to the local bars and shops, the view from the bar/pool is amazing. The rooms are a good size and the beds are comfortable but the bathrooms desperately need updating the showers do not... More 

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

We are really pleased that you had a good stay with us and wrote about it here. Our staff works hard to accommodate our guests and make sure that everyone leaves smiling and happy. Thank you for the kind words and we will take to heart your suggestions. By the way, although the rooms come with a free continental breakfast,... More 

San Diego, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

We were locked into a specific timeframe in January 2012, and my first choice (Capitan Suizo) and 2nd choice (Hotel Diria) were booked, so we went with this hotel for 3 nights, my 3rd choice, despite my apprehensiveness about reports of it being noisy, especially from 9:00 pm - 1:30 am each Friday night, for Ladies' Night, at the bar.... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay with us, but we must take exception with at least one of the points you are crediting us with in your review. While we would love to be able to control the waves, that is one thing that remains out of our jurisdiction! We get the impression that if... More 

Santa Barbara, CA
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96 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

This hotel is very basic (bring your own toiletries) but clean and the staff was great. We were able to check in early and the hotel maid was in the room next door when she came and introduced herself and asked if we needed anything. She went and found us an ice bucket and showed us where the ice is... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind description of our hotel. You nailed it right on the head: We offer good, basic amenities, a great staff, the perfect location and of course, our stellar view. We love having clients such as yourself and hope that you will come back and see us again. We’ll keep a sunset for you. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

Rooms old and in desperate need of remodeling and updating. Kitchenettes poorly equiped and stove is a 2 burner hot plate that didn't work very well. Nice balcony but lock up when going out as your balcony is very accessable from room next door. Nice pool but over run with kids who might not have been staying at hotel. Overpriced... More 

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

We thank you for noticing how hard our staff works. We really do our best to make every one of our guests feel like they are at home. Yet, it seems like you had a rather unpleasant stay with us, and for that we’re sorry. We are pretty sure we remember your specific case and hope that your mishaps with... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

The rooms are basically a hostel, very small and uncomfortable. The TV is maybe 18" and sits about 10 feet high, the AC units are regulated so no high speed and very little cold air. Won't be back

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EllenZoe, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas, responded to this review

What a dump?… What a review!!!! We don’t know why you had such a bad stay at our hotel, but you really didn’t do us much justice in your review. Our standard and ocean view rooms may be cozy, but hey, you can’t beat our prices or our service! Plus, if you are feeling a little bit daring, you can... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

The hotel is in the ideal place and one can be sure of the place and the location, The view of the sea is just awesome. Th staffs are very supportive, right from reception guy to restaurant ppl. Vey courteous and very well behaved.The rooms are cleaned and comfortable. Best value for the money. The place to be in Tamarindo.

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

We appreciate it when someone notices the kind of hotel that we truly are: a good value for the money. This may be a small, family-owned hotel, but you can’t beat the prices for our rooms and services. We like that you recognized that our location affords our guests a great view, and that our staff are polite and on... More 

Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

Went for a boys surfing trip and had a blast time there. The service, the rooms and the crazy bar next to the pool is by far the best place to be at in Tamarindo.

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

Thank you so much for the praise. We love surfers and we know how to show you a good time, don’t we? Come back soon. More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

I think the people that review Vista Villas highly are very young party goers that don' mind very average places to stay. The view and location are fine everything else makes for their bad rating. You need to keep your passport etc in a safe in Costa Rica and the one in our room could be carried away. The rooms... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to comment on our little corner of paradise. Honestly, we never like to hear that a guest has had a bad experience at the Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas, and we truly do care if you do not leave satisfied. As for the rest of our reviews being written by "young party goers", we... More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

I visited Tamarindo purely to Surf and take in the amazing views. I couldn't have picked a better place during my stay in Tamarindo. At the pool level of the hotel, there is a great view of the ocean and estuary (This is the best place to surf in Tamarindo). There you can also grab a bite to eat at... More 

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

We appreciate the positive commentary about your stay with us. It’s nice to hear a surfer’s point of view, someone who takes advantage of the pool level to check out the waves each day. Sounds like you got a good routine going, and we are happy that we could help make your surfari a great one with comfortable rooms and... More 

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  • Monkey bar(6)
  • Pura Vida(4)
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  • Friday night(4)
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  • Ocean views(3)
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