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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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Ranked #4 of 7 hotels in Tambor
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014
Lucy N Montreal, Canada
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

It was a fantastic change of scenery, beautiful clean beach, hotel room and pool area. What was very disappointing was that the food at the buffet was not very good, not much variety, and there was also no truth to the menu that was planned for the evenings.Not very many on resort activities were planned for the adults. The service... More

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

Dear Ms Lucy N, Thanks so much for publishing your suggestion on this page. We really sorry your stay in our resort didn´t met your expectations. We will proceed to take opportune measures to improve the variety and the food quality as well as the customer service and our personal. Once again thank you very much for you time. Greetings... More

Toronto, Canada
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

January is dry season, the weather was perfect 30-33, and no rain. The food was good and the drinks were plenty. Resort was full of costa ricans, so not much English speaking at all. the shows at night were all Spanish language so couldn't understand them. But the resort was very nice and so was the swimming. We had a... More

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

Dear Dan; Regards from Barceló Tambor Beach, We appreciate for the time it took to publish your comments and suggestions in this web page. It´s a big pleasure for us to realize we have met your expectations during your stay in our resort. We let know to the RRHH and entertainment department about your observations in order to work all... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The hotel is a great place, plenty of nature and good service. They offer a lot of activities to waste your time and enjoy: mini golf, aerobics, live music, dance, theater. Is an all inclusive hotel and food is good. Definitely, we would back there.

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

Mr. Vindas; Thank you very much for the time you have spent on publishing your comments. We thank you for the good ones and respect to the nature, service as well as the activities and the food. We are very pleased to know you have enjoyed all the charming beauties and activities that our hotel offered during your stay. We... More

Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

The hotel was perfectly fit for families. Lots of activities to choose from, good food, good facilities and the best part, it's all outdoors! Although we were afraid that there might be a little bit of a language barrier, we quickly realized that it was a myth, most spoke English or had English-speaking nearby to help out.

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

Dear Mr Salim, Thanks you so much for published comments on this web site. It´s a honor to know we have met your expectations during your stay in our resort and you liked the most of activities are conducted outdoors. We have been working with the Human resources department in order to eradicate the language problems and give a better... More

Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Barcelo Playa tambor has one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. My brother and I stayed with Barcelo for a week and loved every minute of it. The resort itself has some wonderful pools, a humongous beach, nice restaurants (you must eat at Miyoko) and extremely helpful excursion planners. What i found quite interesting here was that... More

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

Dear customers; It´s for us a real pleasure to know that you experience in hotel has been totally satisfying and has met your expectations. We thank you the published comments through this web site the ones that help us to keep on working and improve day after day. We hope to count with your presence in our facilities once again.... More

Lindsay, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

A little biased, as we have stayed in Barceló Playa Tambor many times over the past decade or so. My family of 5 3 young adult kids now, have been coming here since 2000. We have travelled most of Costa Rica during our trips, and this is our 'Go to' resort. We find it suits us to a tee. Cleanliness... More

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

Dear customer; We are very grateful to know that your stay with us met your expectations. We hope to see you again in our resort. Best regards; Raúl Arranz Director HBTB More

Concepcion de Tres Rios, Cartago
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
16 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

My wife and I always go to the beach for a week in December. We chose this hotel this year. (We reside in San Jose Valley). We arrived and without problem were taken to our room. We were a little concerned it was far away from the main buildings. The room was large and very comfortable. The bed was GREAT!... More

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Alejandra G, Channel Manager at Barcelo Tambor Beach, responded to this review
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Estimado Sr. Pablo Collier: Agradecemos los comentarios publicados en esta página. Es una satisfacción para nosotros saber que encontró su... More

Salisbury, Maryland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Pros - remote quiet beach, long for walks, soft black sand; very clean everywhere; great service; all you can possibly need in pools, beach, sports, etc.; rooms - well stocked/spacious/comfortable/view/balcony/complementary room drinks; Barcelo had sister hotel in San Jose that one can split stay with at no charge; Cons - Car rental insurance can only be obtained via local Costa... More

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

Dear customer: Thanks for posting your comments on this page. We are glad to know about your stay in the hotel was pleasant and met your expectations. We have been working to implement English courses to our staff in collaboration with human resources department, as well as in night time shows. The Hotel Barceló Tambor Beach hopes to receive you... More

Atenas, Costa Rica
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

We arrived at 11 AM and our room was ready. Check in was easy and our room was on the second floor in building 6 which was at the left end of the complex looking from the ocean. All the building are two story and all the rooms have balconies or patios. Ask for a Conor and you will also... More

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

Dear Gerald Hirsh: We want to thank your comments made through this page. We have taken into account your suggestions and we are working to improve our menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as the buffet in our main restaurant. We proceeded to congratulate the staff working in the specialty restaurants on meat and seafood likewise Japanese food.... More

Moscow, Russia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I spent fourteen brillinat days in Barcelo Tambor Beach. Now I'm 6 days back in Moscow and still in raptures and full of good reminiscences. Absolutely responsive and helpful staff. Not all of them can speak English but they will always find anyone who can and will not leave you unattendant. The room was OK, everything needed, including a good... 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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Also Known As:
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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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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