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Hotel Arco Iris

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Tamarindo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Steph041014 Quebec, Canada
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

no where near beach-not so pretty as photos show lots of green plants,etc. There was some confusion about the rate and we had trouble talking to desk man. We read the reviews and wonder who writes these. I have used expedia another time and had similar problem.

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Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel Arco Iris was a nice little place within walking distance of everything in Tamarindo. This was the only place in Costa Rica we didn't need a car. The rooms are small, but nice. The service is great! Richard, the owner, is very helpful and there to answer any questions. He gave us advice on activities to do in Tamarindo... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My husband and I booked this hotel over all the other beachfront properties due in part because of all the raving comments and we are very glad we did! As soon as we checked in, we were greeted by Richard, the owner of the establishment (nice touch! What owner is going to great you at a large resort!). And his... More

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Stockholm County, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Hotel Arco Iris was an amazing experience for me and my boyfriend in 2 ways. The little boutique hotel has a great location with walking distance to anywhere in Tamarindo. The rooms are small but extremely cozy with modern interior and a touch of bamboo. In the room you will find everything that is needed such as many towels, AC,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My girlfriend and I went to Tamarindo with the idea of spending only a couple of days at Arco Iris before moving to other hotels on nearby beaches. However, after only a couple of nights at Arco, we decided to stay for the remainder of our vacation. The wonderful staff, headed by the wonderful owner Richard, is always available to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Richard, the owner, helped check us in and even gave us his parking spot for our car. The room was nice, although I could never manage to open the shampoo packets provided. Breakfast was gallo pinto, fruits, a cereal, and omelets made by Coco (who is very nice). The grounds are a bit cramped, but I think that's the case... More

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Oak Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

They were very helpful with restaurant recommendations. They also stored our luggage for us while we went on a sailfish excursion (we were leaving later that day). The rooms and grounds were nice. My kids especially liked the big iguana they found outside our room. They were also a short walk to town.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hotel Arco Iris! The restaurant (Seasons by Shlomy) was wonderful- one of our favorite meals in Costa Rica! The hotel room was very nice and exceptionally clean! The staff was warm and friendly. We were also so excited to experience the wildlife at the hotel- frogs, iguanas, and howler monkeys!!

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

You leave the dirty street and enter the nice, clean, calm atmosphere of Hotel Arco Iris. The rooms are modern, spacious and clean, and the pool area is great for kids AND for their parents. In the evenings you step out of the pool, and straight up to the Season restaurant for a tasty dinner. When we come back to... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I rarely write reviews for hotels, but this was my first time in Costa Rica and I relied so much on people's previous experience; and now I am passing it on. First of all, Arco Iris is a quaint hotel in an excellent location. Arco is not only super clean, perfect location, affordable, but also homey. The owner made sure... More

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Address: Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Arco Iris 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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