We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hotel Arco Iris

Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
Tamarindo, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
Offers & Announcements
40% off room rate
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
1 room 1 guest
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
Hotel Arco Iris
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

431 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    316
    88
    23
    2
    2
See reviews for
66
219
23
3
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (58)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (431)
  • Mar-May only
    (139)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (97)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (63)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (132)
All months
Cromwell, Connecticut
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Arco Iris was perfect for our 3 day stay in Tamarindo. Newly renovated rooms within a few minutes walk to the beach and Tamarindo's town center. Very clean & modern. One of the top restaurants in Tamarindo is attached to the hotel. Richard, the owner, is very hands on. He was there everyday, morning and night, to take care... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed our stay at Arco Iris. We were greeted by the owner, Richard, who personally showed us to our room and how to work the safe. The grounds are beautiful and really feels like a hidden paradise. It's a cute little place to stay with great wildlife around--birds & howler monkeys! The pool was very clean and felt... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent 7 nights at Hotel Arco Iris. It proved to be a lovely retreat, with a great pool and a delicious breakfast buffet. The owner went out of his way to be accommodating, including going to the local hardware store to try and locate a stopper for the bathroom sink so that I could rinse out swim suits. My... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My husband and I traveled to Costa Rica for our honeymoon. Tamarindo was our favorite city that we visited with a fun and vibrant atmosphere. Hotel Arco Iris was also our favorite hotel we stayed at. We had a private bungalow which was quite spacious, clean and beautiful. The location is wonderful, close to the beach and main strip! Would... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
Level Contributor
51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Simply lovely! A couple of blocks off the main drag, the room was very nice. Bathroom was a bit tight, but very nice overall. Lots of closet space, decent mini bar with prices that weren't too bad. The on site restaurant looked very good, but we didn't eat there. It was full of people on Saturday evening. A good sign... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We vacationed in Tamarindo for a week and stayed at the Barcelo in Langosta Beach which was terrible! Since we were flying on standby, we were unable to head home as planned and had to stay an extra 3 days before we could catch the next flight out. Well this turned out to be a blessing in disguise because we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My boyfriend and I loved this boutique hotel in Tamarindo. The hotel has around 14 rooms and is about a 5-10-min walk from the beach. Our room was very comfortable and roomy. One of our favorite things was our hammock on the patio, which we enjoyed in the mornings. The staff here is awesome and friendly. Francisco at the front... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We recently stayed at the Hotel Arco Iris the last week of June for our honeymoon. We have nothing but good things to say about this hotel and the staff. We had a bit of a snafu the first day when we realized we accidentally grabbed another person's bag from the airport. This was not figured out until we shuttled... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My friend and I stayed at Hotel Arco Iris for a few days at the beginning of June and we loved it. The staff couldn't have been friendlier. The owner showed us around and the bartender at the restaurant was so much fun and even went out with us. The receptionists helped us book an excursion during the day (which... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I stayed at this hotel for 4 night and the rooms were wonderful. The service was top notch and the on site owner was very nice and attentive. The staff gave me some great tips on where to go as it was my first time in Tamarindo. I highly recommend this hotel and will stay here again when i come... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

381 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (180)
Viewed
Room/suite (19)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (28)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (45)
Viewed
Dining (14)
Viewed
View from room (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (61)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (156)
Viewed
Bungalow (30)
Viewed
Deluxe Room (29)
Viewed
Deluxe Room with Pool View (32)
Viewed
Pool (12)
Viewed
Restaurants and Bars (6)
Viewed
The Hotel (47)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (45)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (9)
Viewed
Room/suite (16)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (6)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
View from room (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Tamarindo hotels
0.6 mi away
Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas
0.3 mi away
Hotel Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort
0.3 mi away
Jardin del Eden boutique hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.7 mi away
BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas
0.6 mi away
Hotel Capitan Suizo
Hotel Capitan Suizo
#2 of 21 in Tamarindo
4.5 of 5 stars 806 reviews
5.7 mi away
Los Altos de Eros
Los Altos de Eros
#1 of 2 in Playa Avellanas
5.0 of 5 stars 594 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay