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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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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Beautiful location and friendly people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Located in north-west Costa Rica on the Pacific coast, and set in lush gardens full of exotic plants and wildlife. Friendly bar and restaurant with iguanas and birds close up. Spacious rooms and many facilities including large pool, spa and tour information. Road access difficult but once here, relax and enjoy it.

Room Tip: Rooms are very spacious, but would prefer a walk-in shower to jacuzzi bath.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This place has unbeliveable room design and a great kitchen. Great wild live we got great pictures of howlers and iguanas on site. My complaint is the wifi set up. The only way to get the free wifi is to pile into the lobby...not to acsessable. They publish the office ssid with just wep2 encription. I digress. Over all must see.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Jacksonville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

We just returned from 7 days at this charming little hotel. I cannot say enough how much we enjoyed it.

The hotel property is amazing. Situated at the south end of the town of Tamarindo, the hotel is secluded from the crowds. Still, it sits on a beautiful beach and is wonderfully green and lush. Prior to our visit, we understood the hotel's committment to protecting the environment, and making nature the focus of a vacation. As such, we were pleased with the peace and quiet, as well as the indigenous flora and fauna throughout the property (we saw so many birds, monkeys, raccoons, iguanas, bats,a and even an anteater, among others). It is also evident that there is a conscious effort made in recycling, conserving energy and using local, sustainable food and materials.

We stayed in one of the bungalows (#8), which was beautiful and spacious. No, there is no tv or Internet in the room, but we loved that! We spent so many hours on our little patio, watching the beach and wildlife, and loving being disconnected from "real life" and connected to each other.

The bar/restaurant and pool are virtually on the beach. The beach is very rocky (and painful on your feet) during low tide, but swimable when the tide is up. Walk south along the beach for pretty shells and views.

Tamarindo is a short walk from the hotel, and many of Costa Rica's popular activities are easily accessed from town. (if you need to rent a surf board or surf information, see Deigo at Costa Rica Surf Club right on the strip in town!)

Thank you to Hotel Capitan Suizo, the owners and the staff (special mention to Eddie at the bar/breakfast) for a wonderful stay. We can't wait to return!

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

I stayed for the Tamarindo Beach Marathon, location is great since is close from the start line. Service was great, food was amazing and the rooms are very very comfortable. Loved the gardens and the strongest point is the hotel beach front location...beautiful pool right in front of one of the nicest white sand beaches in Costa Rica...had an amazing Bloody Mary just watching the pacific ocean...watchout for the magpie jays trying to steel your food..very cute...the only negative aspect and is not part of the hotel is the tamarindo roads...very embarrasing for me as a tico to see tourists struggling on those muddy and horrible "roads"

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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sigrid32, owner family at Hotel Capitan Suizo, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Dear guests,
We always appreciate receiving feedback from our guests and would like to thank you for taking the time and consideration to write a review about our hotel on Tripadvisor. We take pride in creating an enjoyable, relaxing and comfortable stay for our guests and are extremely pleased to receive such kind and complimentary comments. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that you recommend our hotel and also that many of you are planning to return for another visit. Thank you for your compliments on our location, pool, well kept gardens and clean and comfortable rooms. We are also very pleased to hear that you found our staff helpful, friendly and accommodating and enjoyed our breakfast buffet and ‘delicious drinks’. Several of you wrote that you truly enjoyed your stay and praised our hotel. We would like to thank you for this as it is always nice to know that our guests are happy and that our work, dedication and effort are achieving this. We look forward to welcoming you back to Hotel Capitan Suizo and recreating another wonderful stay for you!
Sigrid Engel – owner family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

Wow! What a fantastic home base for our honeymoon! It was gorgeous, the room were clean, cool, and spacious, and the staff was amazing! Only a 10-15 minute walk to the town, peaceful and serene! Love!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We were there during july 4th week and everything was amazing. We stayed for 7 days at this location. The property is beautifull and the people are very nice. The food is probably some of the best seafood we have ever eaten. The free breakfast buffet was very good. Plenty of food to choose from, just watch out for the birds when you getting up to get a drink, they will take your food.

The property is located near the end of the beach so there aren't a lot of people on it, which was a good plus for us. There is a supermarket about a 15 minute walk towards town, and the rest of the shopping is about another 5 minutes away from there.

jojo the monkey is probably one of the more memorable things from the trip. We would go every morning to the common area near the help desk to play with him. He is not shy, so watch out for your stuff, or it may be gone. In my case he took the #1 key from my laptop. But for only $10(replacement key) I will have the memory from that hilarious moment for the rest of my life.

  • Stayed July 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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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!

Room Tip: get a second floor room, they have nice balcony's that include gas lamps for ambience. Also up t...
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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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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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Tamarindo
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Tamarindo
#2 Romantic 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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