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“You get what you pay for” 3 of 5 stars
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FT's Tamarindo Cabinas
Main Beach Road | frente a Witchis rock, Tamarindo 11111, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #30 of 40 Tamarindo B&B and Inns
Salt Lake City, Utah
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“You get what you pay for”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012 via mobile

Pro: Had clean sheets and AC. Great food, great location. Working wi fi. Cons: a few roaches, smelled terrible near bathrooms, slow bad service (most of Costa Rica is though). Loud at night and worried about the safety of our stuff in rooms.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Just spent the week staying at FTs. The location is prime, great place to stay, amazing food and amazing people! The owners dog "Dolce" is the greatest!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

I stayed at FTs for an extended period of time when I was in between homes here in Tamarindo. The staff is super nice and accommodating (providing coffee before restaurant opening hours, and cleaning your room when you choose). The place is located right on the main road, directly across the beach, and in the center of town. The rooms are standard, but very clean, and extremely safe. The food in the restaurant is fabulous and inexpensive, and they have a selection for all tastes. There are always people dinning or just having a few beers after a surf session, so if you want to meet other travelers this is a friendly place to do so.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

Apparently the staff will host random parties when they choose. I'm writing this review because it is 10 min to midnight, on a Sunday of all nights, and the base of the stereo is still pumping - even after registering a complaint to the staff. Absolutely no sense of customer service. And having spent 3 years coming and going to Tamarindo, this will be my last stay at, and recommendation to stay, at FT's.

You guys just lost a bunch of customers...

Now go party some more... clearly that is more important than running a business.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

Just spent some time in Tamarindo and FT's is a great spot. The food is excellent and very reasonably priced. Burrito's are very good (had a few of these) and the menu has alot of options. All-in-all a great spot and it's open pretty late for the area (11pm).

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

This place has the perfect blend between Costa Rica and the USA. The rooms are spacious and offer everything needed for a trip to the beach! Also its a short walking distance from the beach, the nightlife (bars, clubs, etc) and many restaurants in the area. As for the food, it was AMAZING. Their menu offers typical costa rican food (made by locals) and tons of kid friendly food (burgers, chicken and nachos). The burritos are my favorite. The staff is friendly and always helpful! If you're looking for a place with a good location and a fantastic value, FT's is definitely for you!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

The hostel is ideally located right in the middle of Tamarindo and directly across the street from the beach. The burritos are huge and their beer is some of the cheapest in town. I give the spot high marks for location and dining, however as a place to stay it was a bit interesting.

Our room was behind the kitchen in the back and the entire facility was locked up at closing time. Although this was a bit strange looking because you walk through a vacant restaurant, it is common for hostels. The room had ac that worked well and even though it went unused there was also a tv in our room.

The room itself had many creatures that visited us nightly...our two most frequent were the winged cockroach and the white gecko. One night we did hear someone trying to get into our room, so after that we didn't sleep very well between all 3 unwelcomed guests. We stayed for about a week and they didn't bring us TP or new sheets/towels. We are generally pretty green minded, but after all the bugs in the bathroom all would have been welcomed.

All in all, it was one of the less expensive options and if all you want is a spot close to the beach at a cheap rate...then this is the spot.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about FT's Tamarindo Cabinas

Address: Main Beach Road | frente a Witchis rock, Tamarindo 11111, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
FT's Tamarindo offers 6 great rooms, right across the street from the best surf break in Tamarindo. Rooms include A/C, TVs and private bathrooms. It's by far the best deal in town and best location for your money. Once again, you're across the street from the beach and just steps from all of the shopping, clubbing and dining that Tamarindo has to offer. The rooms are extremely clean and completely secure. ... more   less 
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