Pretty resort a short walk from the ocean ... but the negatives added up quickly. On the upside, the boutique hotel is very pretty; some nice staff, a beautiful pool, well-kept grounds and interesting architecture. I was willing to see past the bugs in our room(s), the lack of hot water and the haphazard daily cleaning; willing to overlook the stench of the laundry next door and the (rat?) in the garden. But when it came to food and drinks etc., we were frequently over-charged - and check-out? I was double-billed by a rude front desk clerk for exactly the same restaurant tab I paid cash for (and tipped on) the evening before. Adios, amigo. Buyer beware. There are lots of nice spots to stay in Tamarindo; I wouldn't book this one again.