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“Was so great 1st Time.. We had to go back!!” 4 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1000 Calle Principal, Tamarindo, Costa Rica   |  
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New York City, New York
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“Was so great 1st Time.. We had to go back!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

My friend and I travel all over the world together and this past summer a GroupOn deal caught our eye and urged us to start our travel adventures in Central America. We stayed here in Sept for a week and a blast. Coming back a 2nd time (and getting to stay in one of the nicely new renovated rooms!!) we felt like family! The staff is amazing and remember you which makes it for a great experience. The bartenders (Fernando, Sharom, Maria, & Floribeth) were always so helpful with not only our food/drink orders but also what to do in town, activities, etc. The cooks (Pacho, Eugenia, & Gustavio) always had our meals from breakfast to dinner nicely arranged and presented. Everything on the menu was always made with the freshest ingredients and was yummy!! The management staff is also VERY helpful if we had any questions when on location or even before our arrival we spoke with Ellen or when on location the property manger Trevor. And I can't forget the staff at the front desk who always welcomed us with a smile! (Aldolfo). We look forward to our next visit .. Soon!!

Room Tip: There is no gym at this location, and rooms in the rear building ontop are quiter then other rooms.
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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BW Vista Villas T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
We love you Lisa! Of course we would remember you when you returned this past time. With your stay, you chose the All-Inclusive food plan, which gave you breakfast, lunch and dinner—cooked by your favorite chefs—as well as drinks with your alcohol as well. It was our pleasure to help you out with places to go and even when you simply stayed at the pool, you had a good time. When you left, you said you’d be back and we are hoping that it will be soon. We all will be waiting for you.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Redruth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

The bar sits atop the pool, the food was good and overall it's as pleasant place to stay. We slept soundly though our room was quite small but it did the job, even with people staying next door and above us.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BW Vista Villas T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Thank for putting it simply! We are cozy, clean, and a good value. And we want our guests to enjoy their vacation AND sleep well. Glad you were able to have both things. See you again soon.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Atmosphere:
As soon as my group drove into the resort, we were greeted by monkeys cooling off in the trees. The location is pretty good considering it's slightly far from the actual Tamarindo strip but, it gave me an excuse to explore the town more. In the morning you do get a slight view of the ocean but, hey the beach is very much walking distance from the hotel.

Rooms:
The room is fully furnished with fans, AC, a full kitchen, day beds, and a queen bed. Staying here for 5 days felt very comfortable. Jesenia was one of the house keepers, she was great, friendly, and always on point if we needed anything.

Other:
Breakfast in the morning is pretty good. Costa Rican roast coffee, pan dulce, cereal, and fruit are all the complementary breakfast. If you want a hot breakfast it'll cost extra. Save room for lunch and dinner. Plenty of great restaurants.

Wifi kind of sucks. Only certain areas of the room had really good connection. A good excuse to unplug anyway.

This place is really good for groups, family, friends, and people that want to get away.
I recommend this place.

Happy travels,

Jodi Mae

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BW Vista Villas T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
So nice of you to take the time to write such a nice review about us. We’re glad you noticed our welcoming committee, the Howler Monkeys. They do like our trees. Our owner chose the spot we are located for the placement at the beginning of Tamarindo on the small hill so that we would be across from the beach and afford each room a beautiful ocean view. We think it turned out great because it’s quieter on this end of town. With Jesina at your service, you stayed in our Tropical Suite, a one bed-room accommodation with kitchen, living room (with 2 day beds), and patio with partial ocean view. Our larger Corona and Corona Deluxe offer full ocean views, and are configured the same. Sorry about the wifi; not only do we have to deal with the internet provider’s sketchy service, but the country’s frequent electrical fluxes will turn off our routers. Although we reset those routers immediately, sometimes it’s not fast enough for our guests.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Stayed at the Best Western the second week in March. The rooms are very spacious and the pool and swim up bar is great. Jesenia and Adolfo were two employees that were always happy and offered exceptional service. Will be back again!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BW Vista Villas T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
You know, you made a good point…our staff does seem to be really happy. The Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas is a great place to work, and that reflects on the employees and the wonderful service we provide. Thanks for the kind review, we really appreciate it.
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Great hotel with nice view, close to the beach, friendly staff especially Floribeth from the reception
Nice swimming pool and good restaurant. Affordable rates even during high season. Very close to the beach and town, about 5 minutes walk, rooms are clean and well air-conditioned,

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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BW Vista Villas T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
We are grateful you took the time to spread the good word about us, and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our front desk staff, which includes Floribeth, are the best! We do try and keep the room rates in an affordable range so we get guests like yourself who want a good value.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We enjoyed an ocean view room, it was clean and comfortable. The Friday Night Ladies Night was Lots of Fun and Not too Loud! We could easily walk to the beach and town from the Vista Villas. The surf Lesson given by Alan at the Vista Villas was the best !!! The View from the Pool and Bar is Spectacular! This is a Great Place for the Price and I will be back and have already recommended Vista Villas to others looking for a place to stay in Tamarindo.

Room Tip: 308 0r 310 ocean view rooms
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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BW Vista Villas T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
We are really pleased with your comments about our ocean view room, as well as the view from the pool. It’s nice to be backed up when we say that the Salsa Night is a popular event, and that we try everything possible not to disturb our guests. Thanks for mentioning Waves Costa Rica, our surf shop, which is the only Quiksilver/Roxy facility in Costa Rica, and the first in Latin America. A lot of people have been happy with surf lessons from Alan or Andrea, after all, Tamarindo is known for its surfing and everyone wants to be a part of it. Of course, there’s a wave waiting for you on your return.
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We were 4 days and 3 nights in Holy Week. The pool is open to the public so you can see a lot of people swimming. All days I see in the pool drink people with glasses and glass bottles (so dangerous). Friday at night the loud music rang until dawn. Impossible to rest.

Very good attention (+1) and beautiful place (+1). Great view at second level.

Room Tip: First level: 101, 102, ... has a not good view. Second level: 201, 202, ... has a great view to the...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BW Vista Villas T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
To be fair, you stayed with us on the busiest week of the year. The entire town was packed with people on their Semana Santa (Holy Week) vacation. You’d be hard-pressed to find any hotel during this time that wasn’t sold out and filled with guests looking to celebrate a good time. Our suggestion would be to visit the beach at other times of the year.
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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
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Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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