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Barcelo Tambor Beach

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Playa Tambor, Tambor 771-1150, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I uses to love coming here for vacations and relaxing time, actually this is my 4th visit in the last 2 years and I probably won't return again, this time food was just very poor quality, like if they cant afford a chef to even taste the food, this is not only my opinion, I've talked to some other visitors... More 

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Alejandra G, Channel Manager at Barcelo Tambor Beach, responded to this review

Dear Gabriel, Greeting from Barceló Tambor Beach commercial department. First of all we must thank the time it took for you writing a comment on this website as well as sharing your experience with us, we are always interested on applying the services improvements we currently offer, indeed we constantly receive an excellent feedback an so we can generate alternative... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
10 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this resort at the end of an active week in Costa Rica. I would have been disappointed in this resort if we were here for more than 2 nights. The resort has passed it's time. Whilst scenic with lovely gardens, it has a sad vibe. In March, it was more than half empty. The nightly entertainment all... More 

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Alejandra G, Channel Manager at Barcelo Tambor Beach, responded to this review

Dear Ally, Greetings from Barceló Tambor Beach, First of all, we want to thank you for the time it took you to write a comment on this website. Your support contributes to keep an excellent communication with our customers, this it helps the opportunity of having a correct feed back to gradually improve and provide a better service and better... More 

Etobicoke, Ontario
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35 reviews 35 reviews
35 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked via a package from Toronto, I found the hotel overpriced, but comfortable. Getting to the hotel is a big pain by ferry and car/bus/taxi. It just seems so out of the way, and the beach isn't the best sand. Going the ferry route takes to the main airport in San Jose takes almost a full day. Flying to Tambor... More 

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Alejandra G, Channel Manager at Barcelo Tambor Beach, responded to this review

Dear customer, We are so glad to greet you up as well as show our gratitude by letting a comment in this website. Not only show our appreciation by sharing with us your experience in Tambor but also letting you know that this improve our development for working day after day in customer service. Indeed working in identifying possible mishaps... More 

Cornelius, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This resort has beautiful grounds and very relaxing feel, Never more that than a few people in line at the bars or restaurants. The weather was perfect .Only down side was the shows were all in Spanish. Tip: go to the south side of the resort in the morning to see the monkeys in the trees.

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Alejandra G, Channel Manager at Barcelo Tambor Beach, responded to this review

Dear Ruth O, Greetings from Barceló Tambor Beach, We are so glad to greeting you as wells as expressing our gratitude for letting an opinion on this website. Knowing while you was in the hotel enjoyed the variety of flora and fauna that the hotel is surrounded by is truly satisfactory, we also thank your comment related to the show,... More 

Ottawa
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102 reviews 102 reviews
10 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Barcelo Tambor Beach is a great place to stay if you are only looking for a short stay. We stayed there for two nights and definitely enjoyed ourselves. If you are looking to relax and enjoy the sun, then go here and enjoy the swim-up bar, watch the macaws fly around above you, and take note of the curiously-inquisitive... More 

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Alejandra G, Channel Manager at Barcelo Tambor Beach, responded to this review

Dear Customer; Greetings from Barceló Tambor Beach, This email is aimed to express our gratitude for posting a comment in this website. It is such a honor to receive your comments, this encourage us to keep on improving our services. We´re glad you enjoyed the pool area, bird observation, a la carté restaurant. I must say that reserving by Mibarcelo.com... More 

North Bay
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well where do I start. This was the first time we have traveled to Costa Rica and It wont be the last. After a 5 hr plane ride to San Jose We were greeted by Nolitours and off to the Ferry at Puntarenas. Great scenery and lots of hills. The ferry ride was more than an hour but beautiful view... More 

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Alejandra G, Channel Manager at Barcelo Tambor Beach, responded to this review

Dear Ross; In behalf of Barceló Tambor Beach Staff, it is very pleasant to show you our gratitude for having your time in writing a comment in this website. Likewise we are so glad to know that your very first trip to Costa Rica was enjoyable as you mentioned we also hope it´s not the last but the beginning of... More 

Heredia, Costa Rica
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We just returned from our first stay in this hotel and I must say that except for a few minor details it was an excellent experience. This was one of the first (if not the first) all-inclusive beach resorts in Costa Rica and it was great to receive again the good old all inclusive treatment. If coming from the San... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Staying at the Barceló Tambor Beach Resort is part of the itinerary of the package tour “Natural Wonders of Costa Rica” provided by Air Transat/Nolitours. The 45-minute ferry ride across the Gulf of Nicoya from Puntarenas to Playa Tambor was smooth and enjoyable. Barceló Tambor Beach Resort was located on a fine white sandy beach facing the Ballena Bay. The... More 

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Alejandra G, Channel Manager at Barcelo Tambor Beach, responded to this review

Dear Andrew C. Greetings from Barceló Tambor Beach. First of all, let me externalize my gratification for having let a comment through this website. Regarding your visit, we have seen very interesting observations about natural beauties of Costa Rica, for all green-lovers from the ferry trip to get until tambor it gets such an experience through Nicoya Gulf. The beach... More 

Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This was my first experience in this all inclusive hotel, the food was OK, all the deserts have the same taste all, the room was clean, the pool near to the wet bat had a terrible smell, and seems to be dirty at 9 am just starting the day. The men in charge of the night show did some jokes... More 

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Alejandra G, Channel Manager at Barcelo Tambor Beach, responded to this review

Dear Mr JuanfraCr: Thanks so much for let know about your experience in Barcelo Tambor Beach Hotel throughout this website. We really appreciate your good comments in regards room cleanness and food. We have spoken with the Chef for him to get better the flavor of certain desserts so He also may vary the stuffed food, thus we can increase... More 

Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Our first visit to Costa Rica. This is a wonderful family resort. The weather perfect, the ocean so warm, the staff so friendly, good food, clean room. Wonderful wild life. We didn't know what to expect, and we were pleasantly surprised. We will go back for sure.

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Management response:

Dear Elizabeth Ann1948 Greetings from Barceló Tambor Beach, Hoping you have enjoyed your stay in our resort . We want to show gratitud for stopping by and for writing a comment about your recent experience in our hotel. We work day after day to improve our services and meet the clients expectations. Thank you very much for visiting Costa Rica... More 

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