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BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1000 Calle Principal, Tamarindo, Costa Rica   |  
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“another great trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

I go down to Tamarindo twice a year for a surfing vacation and to just get away . I stay at the Tamarindo Vista Villas because everything I needed is right there . I usually get a tropical suite so having the extra room and kitchen makes it a little nicer . I had a minor problem with the A.C. and mentioned it to Ellen at the office . She said she can send someone over to check it out or I can move to another room right now . So I moved 3 doors down . Problem solved ! Its a secure hotel and all the staff has always been great . Yessenia , Fernando , Trevor , Sarah & Luna all go the distance to make sure your stay here is a positive experience . Great food here too . I especially enjoy the friday night fiesta with a live band . Great tunes and met a lot of nice people . L.J. Jackson

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brewster, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for 12 nights and we had a blast. Sharon, fernando, and luna were great, always ready to put another drink in hand! And jesse our house keeper, did a great job always with a smile on her face! She even made "towel swans" with fresh cut flowers for our bed :) the girls down at the front desk were very helpful with planning adventures and arranging transportation. All in all the staff was excellent. The hotel rooms were a little outdated, but clean. We had moved our vacation back two weeks so we could enjoy the pool, and i know its not their fault, but we arrived to find the pool wouldnt be finished for over a week, we were bummed. Especially since we were only compensated one free meal (and we already had the all inclusive) that would be my only gripe. The only other thing i'll mention is WEAR A TON OF BUG SPRAY!!! When i got home i realized i had contracted Dengue fever from a mosquito bite... Not fun!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We had a great visit to Costa RIca, our stay at the Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas was made Special by the friendly and helpful staff. Evelyn took time to show me the animals on property. Jessenia was very sweet, and Adolfo, I still never saw the pink elephant!! :)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cali
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Me and my buddies just got back from a surfing trip to Costa Rica and it was awesome. The Vista Villas gave us everything we needed for our surf vacation. The hotel is literally across the street from the prime surf breaks in Tamarindo. Every morning we grabbed our boards and cruised out to the beach. A lot of cool people hang in the water throughout the day, including locals and people from all over the world. We planned on laying low at night to catch the early waves, but the Vista Villas ladies night party on Friday was a little too much fun to pass up. The hotels pizza was super good, which we munched on most of the trip. But everything else was really good too, including the unreal sunset ocean view in the early evening. The staff was totally accommodating and the rooms were really comfortable, especially considering the cost of the hotel. If you’re traveling with your buddies, your significant other, or even your family, the Vista Villas is definitely a good place to check out.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

The Good: The staff was awesome, very friendly. Our room was large and had a nice view of the beach and good kitchen. It is a very short walk across the street and trail to the beach itself. Surfboard rentals and lessons can be purchased from the surf school right in front of the hotel which was amazing (we were standing our first lesson!).

Not So Good: Only major drawback was construction. We weren't advised of any and there was a lot in the rooms above ours (this was the first place we stayed for our honeymoon so 7am wake ups 4 days in a row were not nice) we understand it is low season and work has to be done but felt a $20 upgrade fee per night we paid beforehand should have been returned to us, the management would not reimburse it.

I would recommend checking if there is construction first as they do not advise of this and not staying if there is any as the floors/walls are very thin.

The sunsets on the beach are nothing short of spectacular!!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Living in Costa Rica and it being rainy season, we thought we'd take a mini vaca. Wonderful place with good rates. Pizza was great. Staff friendly, esp Sara & Floribeth. Only regret was, I wished we had asked when we made reservations if there was any noisy work being done, as all we wanted to do was sit and read by the pool. Well, now that it is low season, this is when the all the work gets done and there was jack-hammering being done right next to the pool. So much for a quiet and relaxing day. We would have spent another day. Next time we'll know. The only drawback to the facility is for those with handicaps, as there were many stairs. The suites were lovely, comfy bed and a very nice pool area. I would not hesitate to return.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

We had a fabulous stay at the Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas...Our little apartment was so comfortable over looking the ocean....and in a great location to walk everywhere!! But most lovely was the staff: Fernando, Trevor, Alan, Alan's Wife, Adolpho, Luna, Sara, Floribeth, Maintance Staff, and many others I might forgot names. It felt like a little, warm, fun community....management even helped get us to the airport when the city was shut down for the marathon...talk about going to the extra mile!! I will be back without a doubt. Miss you all so much already!!! Til next time....wishing you all the best!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tamvv, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
Thank you for the kind review. We think it’s fantastic that you enjoyed your suite, and our location which affords nice views and a short walk to the center of town. It seems like you really got to know a lot of the staff very well, many of whom you named here. Marathon weekend was a little crazy in Tamarindo, and it was our pleasure to make sure you navigated the area to get to the airport. Of course, we’ll all be waiting for you to return with a nice cold drink from the bar!
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Address: 1000 Calle Principal, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Tamarindo
#7 Family Hotel in Tamarindo
#9 Romantic Hotel in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A great place to play! The BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas offers the best ocean views, a clean and safe environment, and a wonderful staff.... All just steps away from the world famous beach of Playa Tamarindo. ... more   less 
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