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“The Breeze - Luxury for a Reasonable Price” 5 of 5 stars
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Al frente del Instituto Wayra | around the corner from Super 2001, Tamarindo, Costa Rica   |  
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Jersey City, New Jersey
2 reviews
“The Breeze - Luxury for a Reasonable Price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Just arrived back in the US from The Breeze. The proprietors have thought of every detail to make you feel in heaven. We stayed for 7 nights in Villa 4. The best part was we arrived as several groups were leaving so we had the place to ourselves for several nights. It is close to all the restaurants and shops including the beach, which was literally 2 city blocks. The caretakers were very friendly and welcoming. They took care of all the necessary items that made the trip stress-free such as rides to the local supermarket and booking our departure. It was a beautiful place that matched modern comfort with the wildlife of Tamarindo Costa Rica. The howler monkeys are great, but can be a little rambunctious in the mornings. However, that's why we wanted to go to Costa Rica - to see the wonderful creatures that make it such a great place. The best part was after a long day, coming to a place where we can relax and clean, and made you feel secure. Don't go for all those commercial places that don't offer the feeling and comfort of home. I will definitely return with friends again!

Room Tip: All locations are great. The Breeze Annex is larger.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

All I can say is WOW!! a group of us were here for a whole week and All I can say is I did not want to leave. The staff was very accomdating and bery sweet even with a bit of language barrier. Our rooms were very clean and very nicely decorated. The beach is only about a block away and the town is another block. The grounds were perfect and the pool was cleaned daily. We were a loud group but not once did they ever complain making our fun even more fun! We will recommend this to all of our friends that did not get a chance to go with us. Management is great!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

There isn't much to add to those positives reviews for The Breeze that hasn't already been said but here's our experience. Stayed for 8 days in villa 3, the villa was spacious and there was nothing during our stay which caused us to think "wish we had this", from the huge fridge freezer to utensils. The beds are comfortable, bedrooms are air conditioned with fans in the living areas and patio. There is a free to use gas BBQ on a separate decking area, which also has a table and benches to eat at, fridge to keep food and drinks cool and sink to wash up at. There are books to read in the same area along with DVD's to watch. The pool is great, clean and refreshing, with sun beds available to use with the option to sit squarely in the sun or under palm trees. A good holiday is made a great holiday by the little touches a place offers. For the Breeze that was the owners and staff. Jean-Marc visited once or twice a day to ensure everything was ok and spent time speaking to all guests. Rhonda was amazingly helpful with the booking process and for answering all my questions before our arrival and ensuring Jose was at Liberia airport to meet us. The staff on site were excellent, the Villa was spotlessly cleaned and made up each day and Jose even took us to a supermarket out of town (better selection of food than the local store) by car after we arrived. The villa is a 3 minute walk to the beach, bikes and surf boards available to use if wanted. Jean-Marc and Rhonnda have thought of everything to make the Breeze a home away from home, thank you very much!

Room Tip: Villas 2,3 and 4 are adjacent to the pool, with villas 1and 5 amazingly close, any one would be perf...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Rochester, New York, USA
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We spent the last four days of our three week Costa Rican beach vacation in a two bedroom suite at The Breeze and were blown away. Every detail was attended to from our early arrival and check in, to assistance finding a doctor/pharmacy for my husband's ear infection, to impeccable daily housekeeping, to delicious coffee, to wonderful onsite staff and owners. Everything was professional but also generously warm and friendly. We loved the property, the pool, the privacy, and the location as well. We will definitely come back and highly recommend The Breeze.

Room Tip: We loved the privacy and location of unit 4. Right by the pool with the waterfall for privacy and d...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Santa Cruz, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 8 days in Tamarindo at The Breeze and am so glad we picked this hotel! The hotel is easy walking distance to the main part of town yet once you go inside the hotel grounds you are in your own sanctuary! The staff is very nice, though the housekeepers don't speak English. The pool is beautiful, and the rooms are nice. We felt very safe. We stayed in a 2bedroom 2bathroom room, with a kitchen area. The small couch in the "living room" is uncomfortable, but everything else about the accommodations are great! We cooked several meals on the outside grill. There are surfboards and bikes you are able to borrow. And if you need anything the manager, Mailyn, is amazing! We loved our stay!

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Fairfax VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We (family of 4) spent New Years week at the Breeze. All the other reviews are right on, the place is great. We stayed in #5 and did like the privacy on the patio. Inside was just right as one kid sleep upstairs in the loft and one on the sofa/futon in the living room. The unit was clean and well stocked.

The pool area is just right, shade if you want it or direct sun. The kids loved the pool. The staff kept the pool (and everything else) very clean.

The beach is an easy 3 minute walk and we walked to town all the time for dinner, lunch and groceries. They even had bikes for us to use. One with a surfboard carrier!
It was a lot of fun to meet the other families staying the same week, mostly Canadians and Americans when we were there.
I would highly recommend The Breeze when in Tamarindo.

As for Tamarindo, one thing to note that during the holiday weeks (Christmas/New Years) it was somewhat crowded. At times it even had a bit of a spring break feel. The good news is The Breeze is just south of the main part of town, so you feel apart from the crowds. We found ourselves walking south on the beach (towards Playa Langosta) to avoid the crowds and loud music. Many of the bars blast loud music late into the night.

English is spoken most places, but we wanted to work on our Spanish and the locals we happy to help. US dollars are taken just about everywhere, but some places do not take credit cards, so you will need cash.

The weather during late Dec/early Jan was perfect - think Southern California + 10 degrees. Hot, but low humidity, it felt great to us. Ever dinner was eaten outdoors. It was 94 one day and felt fine. A few mosquitoes, but no malaria to worry about.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lake Forest, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This vacation in Tamarindo-the Breeze, was definitely one to remember! The property is absolutely beautiful, lush gardens surrounding five modern villas, multiple hammocks in the midst of sunshine and palm trees, a waterfall style pool, and a grilling/eating hut outside. Not only are the staff extremely friendly and helpful, but they also went to such lengths to help us, even after departure. Moreover, being a family of five, some action was needed- the location makes this possible! The beach in a mere 5-minute walk from The Breeze, and also so many other unforgettable activities are within reach of The Breeze's rented bikes.
Everything was just as promised, amazing in very single way!
Thank you to everyone at The Breeze!!

Room Tip: Villa #5 has a beautifully designed patio-area, being surrounded by a wall of plants enables a quiet...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: Al frente del Instituto Wayra | around the corner from Super 2001, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 60 Specialty Lodging in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
150 meters from Tamarindo Beach, Guanacaste's finest and newest modern luxury retreat boasts five superb one and two-bedroom homes nestled in a tropical setting. Lush gardens weave around a cascading split-level pool. The front of each home is wall-to-wall glass. Cosmopolitan decor includes stylish red sofas, individual artwork throughout the villas, and luxurious all white Ralph Lauren bed linens. Free WiFi, maid service, 24-hour security, 2 flat screen TVs per home, A/C and fans throughout. Complimentary surfboards and bicycles are available for use. ... more   less 
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The Breeze Hotel Tamarindo

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