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Hotel Arco Iris

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Ranked #6 of 23 hotels in Tamarindo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
jhbutler New York City, New York
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  • 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
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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great time at this hotel. Richard was lovely and very accommodating. Unfortunately, we had a situation with theft on the beach and Richard was quick to move us to another room as the thieves had stolen our hotel key. He also offered to go to the police station with us so he could help interpret (our Spanish... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiance and I stayed at Hotel Arco Iris last week on our first trip to Costa Rica. We cannot say enough great things about Costa Rica and the hotel. The staff were so helpful, and so friendly. The bungalows are cozy and comfortable, with hammocks that we loved to relax in :). The pool was one of our favorite... More

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10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely little hotel hidden in Tamarindo. Everything positive I read on TripAdvisor about this hotel was accurate in our experience. The only thing I can't comment on is the hospitality; just didn't have any interaction with anyone other than the front desk, but didn't have any issues. Stayed 2 nights after a previous stay at the JW Marriott. Room was... More

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Sausalito, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We recently stayed 5 nights in Tamarindo at Hotel Arco Iris ("Rainbow Hotel") and it is the 'pot of gold' at the end of the rainbow. The hotel is well located to walk to beach, restaurants and all of the shops, but it is off the busy main street and is very quiet and tranquil. The grounds are beautifully landscaped,... More

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This place was worth every penny and I would not stay any where else in Tamarindo! We had a great room with well kept grounds, which felt like an oasis. The owner was very nice, welcoming and checked in daily to see how our stay was going. I can not express the kindness of the owner and how much he... More

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We absolutely loved staying here! We were a little hesitant seeing that it was set away from the beach, but we are so thankful that we ended up booking this place for Valentine's day. First of all, the walk to the beach is really not bad. It's about a 5 minute walk and very easy to do. It's hidden among... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My wife and I stayed here from 2/24-3/1. The hotel is in a very convenient part of Tamarindo with excellent restaurants (la esquina, falafel bar, la Bodega), and activities (spa Maya, and ser om yoga studio) nearby. The owner Richard is very personable, he spends time with all of his guests (he even gave me a ride in his car... More

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Vancouver, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Wonderful place to stay - the host was very knowledgeable and helpful - great rooms, and lots of friendly iguanas around the poolside and area. The complimentary breakfast wasn't the greatest - I would have liked to see more variety. Very convenient location near the beaches and restaurants. A+++!

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Costa Rica
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Excellent service. Nice rooms/bungalow. Price is OK. People are very friendly and food (breakfast) was simple but very good. We heard the restaurant is superb in food; we knew about this just after we left! Location is good - a 5' walk and your at the main area at Tamarindo beach.

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Corona del Mar, California
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Stayed two nights here in the middle of our Costa Rican vacation and we couldn't have been more pleased. Richard and a Gabby were gracious and accommodating. This is what we'd consider a boutique hotel. Clean quiet and well appointed. Walking distance to most everything in Tamarindo, will definitely stay here again.

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Also Known As:
Arco Iris Hotel
Arco Iris Tamarindo
Address: Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Tamarindo
#2 Family Hotel in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Arco Iris 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Arco Iris is located within walking distance to the beach, shops, restaurants and the center of town. The hotel has been completely remodeled and has six bungalows and four deluxe rooms, which are surrounded by a lush tropical garden and swimming pool for your relaxation. Set back from the street, Hotel Arco Iris assures guests a quiet and tranquil experience. The rooms have been re-designed with beautiful contemporary bathrooms and comfortable interiors and have A/C, TV's and mini bars. ... more   less 
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