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Hotel Arco Iris

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Ranked #4 of 21 Hotels in Tamarindo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a nice hotel... Not sure it's worth over $90/night though but then again I'm starting to think Costa Rica in general is pretty pricey. It's a really compact hotel...the rooms are very close together and to the pool (really small) and restaurant. So it's not terribly private. I couldn't have my curtains open in my room as the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here impromptu after a trip down to Tamarindo! We met the owner, Richard and he could not have been more kind to us! Going above and beyond in all regards. We highly recommend this hotel because it's truly a welcoming and personalized experience. Thank you Richard! Oh and you get a delicious breakfast!l

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Seattle, Washington
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't do better in this price range. A super pleasant oasis. Happy residents include several iguanas, ginormous frogs , nearby troop of howler monkeys, and Richard, the exuberantly enthusiastic owner. Also home to one of the best, yet reasonably priced restaurants in CR (independently run by a superb chef). Clean, tasteful, well designed rooms, attractive gardens, great hammocks, good pool,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We picked this place because it had great reviews, and we were not disappointed. The place is immaculate and the service is excellent. Our bathroom was clearly very new, and the pool area is very well maintained. Rooms were not huge but filly functional and perfectly comfortable. Locations is 6-8 minute walk to the beach, which is actually preferable because... More 

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34 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We stayed in a bungalow which was small but comfortable. The room included a mini-refrigerator, a mini bar for purchase (or stock it yourself via one of the nearby grocery markets), air conditioning, a ceiling fan, a blow drier, and the best napping venue ever (hammock under the bungalow's covered porch). The hotel is very quiet, and it is an... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Thank you richard for being an amazing host. You have a lovely establishment and a great team. We love this stayand we would recommend you to friends. The pool is clean as were the rooms. Your location is great... a ten minute walk to everything including the beach. Jenn and dan canada

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Quebec, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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
2 reviews
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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Also Known As:
Arco Iris Hotel
Arco Iris Tamarindo
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Tamarindo
#4 Romantic Hotel in Tamarindo

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