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Beach Front Hotel, Main street in Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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La Palapa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
snarkus04 Santa Monica, California
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    4 of 5 stars
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Santa Monica, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic location and staff were incredibly nice. Our room was right on the beach. Staff helped in setting up a nice boat tour for us. The hotel also has a wonderful restaurant and even had some nice entertainment the night that we stayed. HOWEVER, there is no sewer system and the hotel's septic system had some sort of issues. As... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a place on the beach! Hardest working staff ever! They were so nice and friendly! Order Surf and Turf! Loved the massage on the beach! And the nightlife in Tamarindo rocks!!! And the dancing nearby was the best! 10 stars in my opinion!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best room in Tamarindo. Our door opened to the beach, and monkeys hung out in the tree outside our door one day. The Staff could not have been better. Michael, along with the rest of the staff made our stay special. We even partied with a few of them at a local nightclub our last night there.... More 

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Great little place, right on the sand and just a few feet from the ocean. If you want to stay in busy Tamarindo this is the place! Clean affordable rooms, and a great restaurant. The seafood here is wonderful, and I can't say enough good things about Roth, our food server. The only con is that because you're on the... More 

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Haugesund, Norway
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We stayed 5 nights at hotel where you have your loft-like room facing the ocean with a local restaurant, hanging hammocks and beach beds. The beach is wide and clean, good for a dip or surfing. The hotel is situated in the center with a easy walking distance to all the shops and eating places. If you don't find something... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We stayed at La Palapa 2 nights and it was great! We showed up on a whim and found this little gem by accident! And I'm glad we did! Wake up, open your door and walk a few steps and your on the beach! Our room was clean and comfy! It was a loft set up which was cool as... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

All good: 1) Staff - helpful and friendly 2) Location - on the beach - seriously - perfect 3) Rooms - small lofts - simple but clean and nice 4) price - tough too beat 5) surfing - right out the front door.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Great Staff! Great Restaurant! Hotel pickup was great at every time of the day! Rooms are perfect, directly on the beach, very relaxing area with a fast internet connection. I loved to surf in Tamarindo, will come back for sure! Thank you so much! Puravida!! Gianluca

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Bogota, Colombia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Great little hotel with only 7 rooms. We stayed in a very cozy 2 floors room in front of the tamarindo beach. Air conditioner and wifi worked perfectly. The room has huge windows to wake up and see the beach in front of you, the crazy colored sunset was just amazing. The room has its own chairs and a little... More 

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Hong Kong
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Stayed there 2 nights and was not impressed by the overall condition of the hotel and rooms. Pros: The view and the staff who's trying hard to make your stay look decent. Cons: My room was falling apart, had old decoration, no isolation at all, and Urine smell in the resort coming all the way to my room ! Tip... More 

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Address: Beach Front Hotel, Main street in Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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