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Barcelo Tambor Beach

3.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Playa Tambor, Tambor 771-1150, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014
Meloney D Dublin, Virginia, United States
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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East Setauket, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My son had been here before and enjoyed it. When he called this time to make reservations he stressed that he needed handicap accessible. He walks with a walker. He was assured that it was. It was not!! Instead he had to spend 7 days in a wheel chair because of the dangerous, slippery tiles. No one spoke English, not... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For one it takes 3 hours from the airport!!! That charges $250. It's up a bunch of scary dirt road. The hotel was nice but not worth going for this location, I was ready to turn around and go back to the US before even getting in the cab. There is no beautiful scenery outside of the hotel. Wifi is... More

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Dublin, Virginia, United States
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8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

If you are used to five star resorts you may want to look elsewhere. Although this is a nice resort there are many things that could be done to make the experience nicer. This was our first time in Costa Rica and to be honest I really thought that the resort would be similar to some other resorts we've been... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Months later, my 6 and 9-year old still talk about the fun activities here, as well as the pools, food and also the macaws! There's quite a bit to keep young ones occupied between arts and crafts, trampoline, the various pools, and the macaw area (as well as spotting the wild macaws and watching the huge iguanas lounge about the... More

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

Ms Sophia. Thanks for publishing your comments on this website. For us is a big pleasure to get to know your stay in our resort have met your expectations. We thank your comments regarding our activities staff and the medical support. We take into consideration your observations related to the serpentarium and the inscription of the activities aimed to get... More

Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The resort offers great value for the price. I've been to some luxury all inclusive resorts but of course the prices I paid were much higher, too. We got an awesome deal on the ocean front room so we decided to come here. Only a few of the staff speak English. But that is not much of a problem since... More

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

Dear M. Denver C. Greetings from Barceló Tambor Beach; It is a big pleasure to know we have met your expectations during your trip. We want to thank you for the good comments in regards with the relationship of the amiability of our staff and our a la carté restaurant. We will take into consideration your suggestions regarding the handling... More

Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We stayed here 3 days and nights. The accommodations were so so. The room was comfortable and the A/C worked. Our room safe was broken and we never got it fixed for the 3 days we stayed. Someone stole all of our belongings from the pool area. ID's, cameras, phone, credit cards, money towels ect. This of course is of... More

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

Mr Joseph T: First of all I would like to thank you for the time you took in publishing your comment in this website. We fully regret the inconvenient occurred in the swimming pool; actually we have been working for this not happen once again. We have been carefully following each one of your comments regarding food and the reservation... More

Brandywine, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

First let me start by saying this hotel was much better than I expected. The photos on the website did not do the hotel justice. I have to give the staff at the Steak House kudos for the dinner on Thursday 26, June 2014. There was an unexpected storm and we were forced from the dining area into the actual... More

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

Dear Mr. Notlrac 1971: Greetings from Barceló Tambor Beach resort& spa hotel. Thank you very much for the time you spent on writing a comment through this website. We have proceeded to congratulated our staff at the steak house “El rancho”, aimed they keep on working in such excellent manner and customer service. It is a honor to know we... More

Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The all inclusive price seemed great for the food, drink, and activities. Room comfy. Expect only one beer option, which was good local, but different varieties of light vs regular would have been great. Sunrise was beautiful on the beach, just be sure to wear shoes at the beach with the rocks. Glad we had our Keens. Only a few... More

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

2014 GatorFans; We highly appreciate the time you spent writing your experience through this webpage. We are so content our hotel met your expectations. In regards with the recycling comments, It´s our duty to let you know about our recycling inner program. In which our staff is in charge of discriminate the waste into non recyclable and recyclable matter. The... More

Bergenfield, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We have been to several places for warm weather vacations: Aruba, Cayman's, St. John, Thailand, Hong Kong, Philippines, and I have to rate our vacation at Barcelo Tambor in Costa Rica the biggest bargain of them all. The biggest surprise was the park and aviary in the resort, which provided wildlife watching without having to hike great distances. In fact,... More

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

Mr Maine We are more than happy for the publication of your comments through this webpage. We are taking into consideration your observations you made about the buffet restaurant and Japanese restaurant too. We have had a reunion with our executive chef who will be focusing on those important spots. It would be a real pleasure for us if you... More

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8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I visit Costa Rica a lot and have never had good service. Not like cancun or Punta Cana anyways. That being said, the buffet at Barcelo did not disappoint with their bad service. There are two specialty restaraunts however that surprised me with good service. You have to make reservations for these restaraunts, for every 2 days stayed you get... More

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

Dear Steven Thank you very much for let us know about your comments on this website. Regarding with the beds, the hotel has king size beds that are available when you request your reservation. We fully appreciate the comments related with customer service and food. We´ve talked with the executive Chef for him to expand the variety and presentation about... More

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Address: Playa Tambor, Tambor 771-1150, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Tambor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Barcelo Tambor Beach 3.5*
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