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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014
Julie J Ottawa, Canada
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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
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We had an excellent time in our vacation. The service we received was amazing. The whole staff was very helpful. Special thanks to Edwin, Luis and Marjorie. They were wonderful!! Went out of their way to accommodate me and my friends. All the surrounding was just amazing. The parrots, monkeys, iguanas and having the stable on site was very convenient... More

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

Ms Julie; Thanks for publishing your comments on this website. For Barceló Tambor Beach is a real pleasure to know that our hotel met your expectations for your vacation at the resort. We will be willing to deliver your congratulations to our mentioned staff and the chef of the Japanese restaurant. In according to the free Wi-Fi, this is a... More

Richmond Hill, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Our family of four spent a week at this resort during March break. We booked through Nolitours and flew into the resort from San Jose, and everything went smoothly. We upgraded to an Oceanview room, and were put into building 3 with the closest view. It was magnificient, just down the stairs and less than 30 seconds onto the beautiful... More

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

Dear customer; Greetings from Barceló Tambor Beach, thanks so much for the time it took to publish your comment. We are very glad to know that your stay in our resort was important to your family and you had a great time while you were in here. Each one of your comments and observations make us thrive and improve as... More

San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

This was the 4th time we were at Barcelo Tambor. We went back because we always loved it, but this time were very disappointed. The first day my husband went out early and put our towels on chairs on the beach, which we had done every other time, and when we got there they were gone. We had to pay... More

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

Dear Ms Sally S. We appreciate the time you invest in publishing your comment on this website and we fully regret about your recently stay in our hotel wasn´t good for you. According with the incident on the beach, we have already gather our security staff and some changes has been made such an increase on the number of security... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The staff at the hotel was very friendly, joval and helpful with questions and concerns and spoke very good english. The resort grounds surrounding the resort is bonita (beautiful) at the pool side or a few steps to the beach. The only set back is the food not very tasty not sure if the resort is cutting back on their... More

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

Dear customer; Greetings from Barcelo Tambor Beach, Thank you very much for the time it took to write a review. We are more than pleased to know our resort met your expectations. In fact it´s very gratifying to know that you stay in our hotel was special and heartwarming. According with the food issue, I personally have spoken to the... More

Syracuse, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

My wife and I stayed Monday- Saturday. The room was decent size, clean and comfortable. It, like the rest of the resort, is well kept, but not new and shows some signs of age. The resort is on the smaller side of the All-inclusives that we have been too. Great because you don't have to walk a mile to get... More

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

Dear customer, Greetings from Barceló Tambor Beach, We must thank you for the published comments and observations made in this website. We found ourselves very happy to know that your stay in our resort was heartwarming and the hotel met your expectations as well as the different excursions and the surroundings. We have congratulated to the staff in order to... More

Hazel Green
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The resort was very clean. There was great security available. There are iguanas and macaws on the resort property. Enjoyed watching the howler monkeys travel to sleeping quarters - usually around 5:00 p.m. They travel back through the trees in the morning, but missed this event. Enjoyed the Macaw Sanctuary. Did not go to the spa, but our motel neighbors... More

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

Dear Customer Regards from the Hotel Barceló Tambor Beach. Thanks for sharing your comments on this website. It´s very gratifying to know that you fully have enjoyed your stay in our hotel with the wildlife and all green surroundings, likewise We are very pleased you had a good time with the several excursions offered by our hotel. We appreciate your... More

Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

While this all inclusive was the first resort from the ferry off Paquera, we arrived there at 11pm and everything was closed or just about closing. No food after 10 pm and we barely got a couple of drinks. The greeting staff was negligent and indifferent and we were just happy to have a place to sleep. We got to... More

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

Dear Mrs Grace Greetings from Barceló Tambor Beach; We sorry your stay in our resort didn't fill your expectations, We have worked to improve our service in order to please customer service. A meeting has been scheduled with the involved departments to externalize their comments and also avoid future dislikes related with room delivery, meals at night time and WIFI.... More

Gainesville, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This all inclusive resort was a great place for a weekend vacation. The rooms were spotless and very comfortable. The food was good, nothing out of this world but good for an all inclusive resort. The drinks were decent. The bartender Alonso made killer mint margaritas and was a great time! The beach is beautiful and it felt as though... More

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

Dear Ms. Melanie: Thanks for the time spent to post comments on this site. It is a pleasure for us to know that we resort met your expectations during your stay. We proceeded to congratulate our bartender Alonso for his great cocktails and customer treatment. Likewise, we congratulated the animation team for their work and dedication. Once again thank you... More

San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The good: This is a pretty good spot for a complete family vacation, it has so many amenities and activities that you for sure will be busy, there's everything from mini-golf to a Macaw Sanctuary on their property (also, dance lessons, archery, etc.) The bad: The quality of the food and drinks is Fair, most Piña Coladas are really industrialized... More

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

Mr. Ramirez Thanks for posting your comments in this page, in fact we appreciate the ones regarding with the service and the several activities offered in our resort. Also, we take in consideration your personal observations about beverage quality and meals. We have been working with the executive chef into elaborate a different menu for each day at the snack... More

Toronto, Canada
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

we read reviews and decided to go to this all inclusive resort. Our fun started when we arrived at the san jose airport, they told us before we got of the plane (air transit) that our luggage would be on a certain carasol well our luggage was on multiple carasols, then you have to go through security which was fine... More

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

Dear Ms. Tammy: Greetings from Barceló Tambor Beach hotel. Thanks for the time invested in posting comments on this site. We take into account your comments and we are working on the items listed in your post in order to continue our improvement process. We appreciate your kind comments regarding with the comfort of the bed, cleaning of the rooms,... 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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Barcelo Tambor Beach Hotel Tambor
Barcelo Hotel Tambor Beach
Barcelo Hotel Puntarenas
Hotel Barcelo Playa Tambor
Barcelo Tambor Costa Rica
Barcelo Tambor Beach Costa Rica

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