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Hotel Arco Iris

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Ranked #5 of 22 hotels in Tamarindo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Laura T Houston, Texas
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Rochester, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time at this hotel. It is walking distance to everything but still very private and relaxing. Richard the owner was great. The breakfast was very good and the dinner restaurant on site had the best food in town. We even woke up to Howler monkeys one morning!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Stayed here the week of June 15th 2014. Grounds were intimate and beautiful. We did not hear the howler monkeys close by here. Short walk to the beach, and 15 minute walk to the far end of Tamarindo. Off a back dirt road, which I appreciated, as it was away from the main buzz of Tamarindo, though the road could... More

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Greeley, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This was my husband and my first trip to Costa Rica. Gabby, Richard and Francisco are absolutely wonderful! They helped us book transportation, excursions, and anything else we needed. Richard, the owner, is so sweet and available most of the time. They truly care that you have an awesome stay. The rooms are immaculately clean, modern and perfect to stay... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Richard, Coco and Gabby really made our stay in Tamarindo a memorable one. This boutique style hotel had an amazing charm, had vibrant, lush, and clean grounds and the rooms were very cozy and comfortable. The hotel is just a few minutes walking from the beach and is a little retreat from the hustle and bustle of the Tamarindo town.... More

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Paris, France
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54 reviews 54 reviews
45 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Tamarindo is probably not the most exciting place to visit in Costa Rica, fortunately Hotel Arco Iris made the experience on the Pacific coast a memorable one. Rooms were modern all new and very clean and comfortable with aircon, fridge, safe deposit box, free WiFi and TV. Bed was comfortable and lovely bathroom with hot water and good pressure. Breakfast... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights and 2 days. Staff was awesome and attended to all my needs. Owner took personal attention to solve an issue I had. Location is away from Beach, but that is a good thing. It is a short walk and you get to see a lot of the town this way. Grounds are superior to other locations,... More

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Richard and the hotel were absolutely fantastic. The omelets in the morning were beyond delicious and Richard repeatedly went out of his way to make sure everything we taken care of for us. This is not a giant mega-chain hotel so do not expect this here. However, if you're looking for a great experience, book at this hotel!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I just stayed at Hotel Arco Iris at the end of May and would highly recommend it to travelers looking for a true personal experience from their visit to Tamarindo. The hotel grounds are beautiful, who can argue with warm wood buildings, hammocks and a sparkling pool to take a dip in anytime. The hotel is boutique sized so it’s... More

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Livingston, New Jersey, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It is small and cozy, but the rooms are very spacious, clean and well maintained. The host and rest of the staff is very friendly and will go out of the way to ensure that you have reservations for dinner or activities or any other help you might need. Breakfast was perfect with made to order omelets and fresh fruits.... 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*
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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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