Location: It's about a 150 meter walk down a private, gated walkway to the main street running through the Tamarindo strip. After crossing the main street, you're on the beach. Central location of this hotel also makes it an easy walk to all the restaurants and shopping along the strip.
Service: Average front desk staff. They weren't overly friendly or helpful but the job was done. Concierge is new and it showed. It probably doesn't help that she also works in the hotel spa. One additional item worth mentioning: if you arrive with a car, you have to call or go to the front desk so they can open the gate, manually, every time you come or go. Restaurant staff was friendly and helpful.
Value: good location for the price. The room felt like a retreat, we had a partial ocean view from our private balcony, and breakfast was included each morning. Breakfast consisted of: bread slices, fruit, potatoes, sausage, eggs, turkey, tomatoes, lettuce, fruit juice, lukewarm milk, and coffee every morning. Other common breakfast items were available for purchase.
Sleep Quality: huge, comfortable bed (fairly firm mattress). The fan only had one setting: fast and loud, so we had to turn it off and rely on a/c all night. Temperature still stayed consistent and comfortable. Alarm clock and one of the bedside lamps were not working.
Cleanliness: we had quite a few ants in our room but this issue was not exclusive to the hotel as they were everywhere in Tamarindo. The cleaning staff was very friendly and competent. Iguanas pooped on the sidewalk quite often but it was usually addressed quickly.
Overall, it was a positive experience and I would recommend this hotel to a friend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Jardin del Eden is a small, discrete luxury boutique hotel in Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica. Located on a small hill, 120 meters from the beach, it features a magnificent view of the entire Tamarindo Bay, the number one place to enjoy the Pacific Ocean sunset! The hotel consists of five villas with a total of 36 rooms with air conditioning, TV, mini-bar, safety box and terrace or balcony with ocean views. ... more less
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- El Jardin Del Eden Hotel