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“Amazing Property...with Amazing Staff” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Capitan Suizo
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Playa Tamarindo | 2 miles from the local Airport in Tamarindo, Tamarindo 5159, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #4 of 22 Hotels in Tamarindo
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“Amazing Property...with Amazing Staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

The property was very nice. The rooms didn't have AC, but the ocean breezes and ceiling fans were perfect. The restaraunt was probably the best food we had all week in Tamarindo. The staff were so friendly and nice. Rosa was helpful at getting us everything we needed and George (and Ingrid) were kind enough to take us to the "Farm" where we were able to play with the monkeys and racoons. It was amazing!

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  • Stayed September 2012, 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Wonderful staff, beautiful place to stay. Beach was amazing and the grounds, landscaping were amazing. Love the animals! The food was very good (very fresh) and offered lots of options. The drinks tasted great. Very romantic place. Well managed.

  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Pros:
The grounds are lovely and feel natural.
Very nice pool
The restaurant is great for lunch snack or a fancy dinner
on a great, beautiful sandy beach
Ample shade for the beach chairs
AMAZING BF buffet with great selection for all
Service from the entire staff is unbelievably good. They are caring and energetic - it looks like they are really happy there.
Rooms are big and spacious with a porch and comfy seats
We saw tons of wildlife at the hotel grounds


Cons:
The rooms are old and outdated
The AC is noisy

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

We just returned from our trip to Costa Rica and we're already planning our return. We will definitely be staying at Hotel Capitan Suizo again. The hotel is located directly on a beautiful each, the staff is very friendly and accommodating, and the room is exceptionally clean. The complimentary breakfast had everything we expected. We didn't get time to experience the spa or much of the restaurant (besides for breakfast and poolside drinks) but we heard great reviews. It's also in walking distance to the town of Tamarindo. There is absolutely nothing to complain about when it comes to this hotel!!

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We loved staying at Capitan Suizo. We had a ground floor room with A/C and a patio. The grounds are beautifully landscaped complete with monkeys, birds and lizards. I loved the visiting mapache (raccoons) in the evening who come to eat and the baby porcupine who also comes to eat in the evening. I got to feed papaya to the baby porcupine! There are also several resident cats and some visiting dogs.
The pool was awesome and literally steps from the beach. It was so amazing having breakfast so close to the beach. You can also eat at the tables on the beach. Food at the hotel was good as well. Loved the bar and the drinks and the hotel staff.
Tamarindo itself is a fun town with many choices for restaurants and shopping.
I would not hesitate to recommend Capitan Suizo or return for another stay. Truly relaxing and beautiful.

  • Stayed August 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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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Beautiful room, nice staff, in the middle of nature - you can watch monkeys, lizards, birds, squirrels,.... while having an EXCELLENT breakfast! One of the nicest hotels I´ve ever been to, the price is totally worth it!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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sigrid32, owner family at Hotel Capitan Suizo, responded to this review, August 21, 2012
Dear guests
Thank you to all our guests who, over the last few weeks, took the time and effort to write their valuable comments about our hotel on Tripadvisor. We really value and appreciate all your reviews and kind comments. We are very pleased to read that you had a nice holiday at our hotel and that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for mentioning our beautiful location, the tropical gardens, the plants and trees as well as the amazing wildlife, the comfortable rooms, beautiful beach, the overall cleanliness, great food, as well as our friendly staff and the excellent service they provide. We are very happy when our dedication and efforts pay off with happy guests! Thanks again and we hope to welcome you all back to Capitan Suizo very soon. Sigrid Engel – owner family
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Address: Playa Tamarindo | 2 miles from the local Airport in Tamarindo, Tamarindo 5159, 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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Tamarindo
#2 Romantic Hotel in Tamarindo
#2 Spa Hotel in Tamarindo
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Capitan Suizo 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Capitan Suizo is an environmentally conscious and future oriented beach Hotel. It is an ideal place for relaxation that carries a tropical ambiance and lies amongst a lush garden. With a discreet elegance and a touch of Swiss quality that blends with an informal and joyful atmosphere, Capitan Suizo is an oasis where it is implicit that nature and animals are integrated with love and respect. Capitan Suizo is located directly on the beach in a privileged area 1 km outside of town and at the end of the bay. ... more   less 
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