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Hotel La Laguna del cocodrilo

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Main Street, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Port Chester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As others have noted, cocodrillo is in a prime location in tamarindo, on the beach and close to everything. The staff and owners could not be nicer, friendlier or more helpful. The bakery is awesome. However... Our room, ocean view on the first floor, needed an upgrade. It had that not so fresh feeling, from the thin mattress on the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay at this hotel was great, not only is the location right by the beach (private path from the hotel) but it's a clean hotel surrounded by wildlife. Upon arrival, Patricia greeted us with a smile and gave us information about Tamarindo and local tours (highly recommend the Laguna boat tour @ $35/person). The hotel is located on the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

It was nice being a 5 minute walk from the main downtown hustle and bustle if you're looking for a bit of peace and quiet in a busy tourist area. Private path to the beach was really nice. Clean, good A/C for the peak hot hours, lovely garden area to sit and relax in hammocks, safe, secure, and the French... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My wife and I travelled to CR for the first time in February, and chose Hotel la Laguna del Cocodrilo as our last stop because of the short distance from the Liberia airport. Shortly after our arrival, we realized we had found a very special place. This small hotel is located a perfect distance from the Tamarindo strip. Quiet, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I headed to Tamarindo to surf and friends of mine warned me that Tamarindo is a loud, busy, party town. Which wasn't what I was looking for, I just wanted to surf and relax. Tamarindo is busy, however, Hotel Cocodrilo is a tranquil oasis on the end of the commercial district of the town. Once you step inside you feel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I would stay at this hotel again. The staff are super friendly, the rooms were nice, and the attached French bakery is a great bonus. I'd recommend having breakfast at the bakery, you won't be disappointed. The only negatives were that the wifi was unreliable, and there were a lot of ants crawling around our bathroom. Nothing serious though!

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had such a wonderful experience at this hotel. It was quiet, serene, clean, tastefully decorated and right on the beach. It was perfect because we were inbetween the busy scene in taramindo to the left and the peaceful playa grande to our right. The best part was the French bakery connected to the hotel -- they have the best... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This little hotel is a great value. 1. Rooms: We stayed on the first floor, ocean view. The view is primarily of the garden but the beach and ocean are visible.The second floor rooms/suites have a better view of the ocean and some are larger but also more expensive. Our room slept three in two beds. It was simple but... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This hotel was not bad, but I thought for what we paid we would get alot more out of it.. the A/C was nice, but the beds were SO squeaky. The location to surf break was okay, little walk. The front desk gentleman hardly spoke English but was very helpful drawing us alot of pictures. Overall, I would not stay... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Short walk into the main part of town. Short stroll down to the sand. Great bakery/cafe onsite. Tours easily booked. Knowledgeable staff. Gated at night. Room #12 was garden-facing and great with lots of wildlife in the nearby trees. The shower was my only complaint - although it was aesthetically pleasing, the water pressure/faucet was wonky.

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