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BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas

3.0 of 5
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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 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012
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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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

The Hotel is very basic, I would say three stars at best. Without the pool and setting I would defintely give it only two. That being said although the services are basic and there is no room service per say, I found the staff to be delightful, accomidating and most importantly helpful. A young woman by the Name of Erika... 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 a review. We are a small, family-owned hotel, with 30 rooms, and we pride ourselves on being a good value for a fair price. That said, we also offer excellent service to our clients so that while you are here, you feel that we go out of our way to make sure... More 

Falmouth, Maine
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

We were planning on one night, but Adolfo was so nice getting us when checking in, we stayed for five. Evelyn in the bar/restaurant was super nice and really tried to make sure anything we wanted was taken care of. in fact, the staff were all friendly and willing to take extra steps to make sure we had a great... More 

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

We love hearing these kind of success stories, especially how you came to us for one night and ended up staying for five. It’s good to learn that our service is good enough to have that kind of effect on people. We want our guests to feel like they never want to leave us. Now that you have gone home,... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

Tamarindo vista villas is awesome, have a wonderful ocean view and there's not other place with a better staff. You arrive and meet with Ericka and her slave jaime or alfonso (they are so funny). Then Fernando, Evelyn and Marcia in the bar or Yesenia who keep the rooms in shape. I wish i could come back soon.

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

You are so funny! You seem to know our gang so well, which is how we like it to be with our guests. Thanks for saying that we are “awesome.” That’s kind praise. The whole staff wishes you could come back soon, too. More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

Five of us stayed here last minute for a couple of nights. The hotel is a bit run down. Breakfast- not really - more like a snack. But the staff were amazing. Evelyn and Adolfo were great. The food from the bar was perfectly priced and very tasty. The vibe was very chill and laid back. Very good for my... More 

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

We’re so glad you had a great stay with us. We are a good hotel for children. This is because of the pool and its waterfall. Second, the restaurant has many dishes like burgers and pizza that kids enjoy. And there’s the free video game Street Fighter that children can’t get enough of. We’re sure that during your time with... More 

michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Some very helpful and nice people who helped us out this trip.. Michelle from the bar (blonde german hottie) Adolfo Maria who cleaned our room did an excellent job Fernando Danielle

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

Thanks for pointing out those who helped make your trip a success. We have a great staff of people who work hard to make this hotel run and we are glad that this group of people was especially helpful to you. We appreciate your thinking of them. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

Most people would never want a staph infection but at this hotel, you definitely want a staff infection!!! They really made the difference. It begins with the management because they set the example, and I have never come across someone so young yet competent and visionary as Trevor Bernard. So it is no surprise whether it be the bartender Fernando... More 

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

Thank you for the praise of our staff. We think the work of everyone involved was helped along by the kindness and respectability of such a good guest. Our efforts are reflected in you. When you have a good time, we are doing our job. Pura Vida indeed. More 

Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

We came to have Pizza/beer happy hour here and we in deed had a very amazing experience being served by a lovely young lady Daniella, who not only provided superb service (best in Costa Rica so far) but had great sense of humor and was very helpful to recommend things to do in Tamarindo. We really enjoyed our evening and... More 

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

Thanks for pointing out the good times at our Happy Hour. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better pizza or pizza deal anywhere in Tamarindo, which is why the locals and tourists give our pies such high marks. Of course, our staff are the most accommodating as well. And that’s not just during Happy Hour, but all the time! More 

Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

Not only was the room twice the size i expected but also in an amazing location (Perfect view & close to downtown. The staff was incredible. Veronica and Dainelle at the crazy monkey bar were there everyday to make us laugh and make the stay seem personable. Love it!

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

We love this review. Thanks so much. Our suites are really roomy and people are quite pleased to get the space to move around. Not to mention the Corona Suites have the beautiful ocean views. We hope you’ll come back soon; that’ll give us a big smile. More 

Rodgau, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011

It was my 1st time back in September with spending 1 week in Best Western, Tamarindo/Costa Rica. Over the last years I was already in more in the south (Puntarenas) and on the caribbean side of CR. I booked the BW via Internet as apparently you are somehow always aware what you can expect and what you get. Which might... More 

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

We really appreciate the notice of our crack breakfast personnel and the fact that you can enjoy it overlooking the beautiful Tamarindo Bay. The fact that our restaurant and pool has one of the most stunning views is town is a key factor that draws people to the Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas. The staff are happy to be working... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

We had a group of six and had the best time. We loved the location, close to the shops, restaurants and bars, all within walking distance, and a great veiw of the Ocean from our suite! Alan and his wife, they run the surf shop right on the property, were extremely helpful in getting us on the right surf boards... More 

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

Wow, thanks for such a great review of your time with us at the Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas. It sounds like you really enjoyed yourself every single day, and made some good friends with the staff as well. We strive to make sure that our guests feel like they have a home with us, and now when you return... More 

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