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Beach Front Hotel, Main street in Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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La Palapa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
35 helpful votes 35 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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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

From what I've heard, this is the only b&b in Tamarindo that has beachfront right outside your door. You can roll out of bed and right onto the beach! Probably not the cleanest place you'll ever stay at, but if your plan is to beach bum around, then this is the place for you. Massages on the beach or in... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

La palapa is a gem of a find! The location is unparalleled, the rooms are clean and comfortable, and the attached restaurant is superb. While there isn't a pool, there is an ocean 40 steps out your front door, as well as a fresh water shower outside to wash off the ocean salt. The staff are super friendly as well,... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stayed there the second week in July 2014. The location is great (right on the beach) but there was a sewer stink if you sit on the beach on hotel property. It made sitting on the beach unbearable. There are six chairs, broken ones, to sit on but again the stench made it unpleasant. The room was facing the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I'm so happy i randomly found and booked this place. The amazing beachfront location alone makes this place completely worth it. There are only about 6 rooms in the entire hotel and each one is an ocean front room, just steps from the water. The staff is friendly and helpful with any questions you may have. They also have their... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

People where super nice... Drinks and food where great. The bartender was super personal and even gave us a ride in his car to another place in town because it was raining. The view from the restaurant is unreal. Also you cannot beat the price especially with two breakfasts is

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Charleston, South Carolina
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10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Ate dinner out on the beach here and it was delicious and reasonable. Beautiful views, excellent seafood, good wine and service. Only damper was the rude behavior of the group of visit is at the next table. We even enjoyed the roaming mariachi band. Def recommend!

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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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