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Hotel Pueblo Dorado

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O Box 295159 | Villarreal, Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Ranked #21 of 22 hotels in Tamarindo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013
karenf138 St. Catharines, Canada
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

A friend and I booked a 2 night stay at this hotel last week and since we were already in Tamarindo we actually went to the hotel and made a reservation with their receptionist right there and then. When we showed up the next day to check in, they told us that we don't have a room. We were in... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We booked a 5 night stay in Pueblo Dorado. The first night we were attacked by fire ants coming from the closet. We moved the bed away from the wall, and made it through the night with only one bite. In the morning, we told the concierge (no one was around during the night) that we wanted a new room,... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

My husband and I spent a week in this hotel and found it to be comfortable, clean and welcoming. The staff went out of their way to accommodate us. The pool is good for cooling off but not for swimming as it is not very deep. Breakfast is a bonus as were the howling monkeys that seranaded us each afternoon... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

This hotel is not for those seeking a North American experience. The rooms are adequately furnished with maid service daily.The airconditioning is individual to the room, the in room shower is large and tiled. There is a basic fare daily breakfast consisting of fresh fruit, juice, cereal, toast, jam, scrambled eggs and fantastic coffee. The pool is maintained daily and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Pros: - Great staff! Welcoming and showed genuine concern - Hot water (weird that it feels like a luxury after coming from Monteverde and Poas) - Very good value for money Cons: - Rickety beds - Ants in the room (the staff changed the room immediately) - Small breakfast. We ended up going to the excellent Parisian bakery opposite the... More

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Prince Albert, Canada
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We stayed for four nights of what was to be an eight night stay. First the good - the staff were very nice, it was clean and located out of the busy part of town with a short walk to the beach, and the pool area was nice. Now the bad - the room was very small, the bed was... More

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Jackson, Mississippi
14 reviews 14 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

this hotel is totally average -- if you are looking for luxury this is not your place. It is clean enough -- small room with just the basic neccessties. Probably great for backpackers, etc. Short walk to beach, shops. Would stay somewhere nicer next time.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

At the first night arriving to the hotel, we felt totally disappointed. Angry man at the front desk did not say a word when we arrived. When we found our room, it was small and bad-smelling. Location was good, near the beach (but be aware, the map doesn't show the right place. The right place is near the river between... More

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Prince Rupert, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

This hotel was very easy to find coming into town, and the location was good as it was away from the bustle of Tamarindo, but still a short walk away from everything. The room was decent enough, except for all the ants in the bathroom. We asked to have someone take a look at it and they sprayed something that... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

terrible...... 1) we leave in a room on the 2nd floor at the end of the hotel (after swimming pool), and there is no wifi at all......I didn't check my reservation and thought free wifi is not included in the $120/night hotel, untill just now I realize that this is not true and wifi only have signals in the front... More

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Address: P.O Box 295159 | Villarreal, Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Pueblo Dorado 3*
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