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La Posada at Hacienda Pinilla

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Playa Avellanas | 6 miles from Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Ranked #12 of 22 hotels in Tamarindo
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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los angeles, ca
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can go for the day to the Hacienda Pinilla Beach Club on Avellanas Beach..actually Manzanitas but close. The staff is professional, there is a spa, there is a restaurant and the food is excellent. Have been here four times..never crowded. Take a towel, try the ginger tamanrindo lemonade..yum

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family spent a week at La Posada. Their staff is very professional and friendly. We loved staying in a little house, that looked like a nice spacious suite inside. It was clean and you could see all kinds of exotic animals from your porch. The territory is big and safe, which is great for walks and running. No stores... More

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Chatham, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We stayed in a villa close to the pool at La Posada. I was concerned at first about noise however found the place to be quiet with few people about.Our room was clean and predictable,basic amenities available. Be sure to bring snack foods and beverages with you as there is nowhere to purchase these items within the resort complex.The shuttles... More

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Alajuela, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The hotel is inside of a big real state complex that includes access to three beaches (Avellanas, Mansita and Langosta), two hotels (JW Marriot and La Posada Inn), a golf course and a Beach Club. In my opinion, this is the best place on Avellana beach .Rooms are nice, quiet, clean and comfortable. The master suite is equipped with a... More

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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We have been staying at La Posada for nearly ten years now including having our guests stay here for our wedding 4 years ago. Sadly, this place has seriously gone downhill. While it was never a luxurious place to stay, the price was right and the staff was friendly & helpful- it was a very charming experience. Also, the free... More

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New York City, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
11 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I stayed at the Posada hotel as well as a villa with my husband and some friends and have mixed feelings about the property. The grounds and the beach club are quite nice with an infinity pool overlooking the beach. They also make a myriad of delicious drinks and have good food to have poolside (tons of options to chose... More

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Lovely Hotel, nice Beach Club to use, just a pity it is on a complex, and if you are on a package, you are restricted. Could do with a shop, or a shuttle to Tamarindo, occasionally, to get a break. No complaints, we were there a week, just planned to get some bits, no go !! Back in uk today,... More

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

There are quite a few aspects about this property that have the potential to be out of this world. A few things to know about this property, There are several different entities on the same property that work together, but are not affiliated beyond that. The villas on the Hacienda Pinilla property could be awesome, however, the daily maid service... More

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

There really aren't many places like La Posada at Hacienda Pinilla in this part of Costa Rica. It's a large resort and custom home community near Playa Avellanas which is still in development. I bought a green season rate room which was a good value. I don't know if would be thrilled with the green season rates, however. The rooms... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

The hotel is as good as most previous guests reported. We did have a car so driving to the beach, or to Tamarindo (the closest town) was no problem. Without a car, it would be a challenge. The service was somewhat below the par, particularly the front office staff. Our AC broke down on the second day. Well, it happens.... More

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Address: Playa Avellanas | 6 miles from Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — La Posada at Hacienda Pinilla 4*
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Hacienda Pinilla Santa Cruz

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Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#7 On the Beach Hotel in Tamarindo #10 Romantic Hotel in Tamarindo #13 Family Hotel in Tamarindo
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Buttressed against three miles of pristine shoreline within the Guanacaste province in northwest Costa Rica on the Pacific Ocean, Hacienda Pinilla is a 4.500-acre luxury beach resort and gated residential community situated within a dry tropical forest and a vast wildlife refuge. ... more   less 
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