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Tamarindo Yam
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   250 meters South to Iguana Surf, Tamarindo 1111, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Tamarindo
Houston, Texas, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

We stayed at Tamarindo Yam for a week in early June and loved it. It was our first time in Costa Rica and the staff made us feel at home. The hotel is within walking distance of everything and we always felt safe. Our room was very spacious and had everything we needed. The pool was also a plus. It's off the beaten path, which we thoroughly enjoyed. I highly recommend staying here when visiting Tamarindo.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Toronto
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

This place is overall very good. We stayed here for 6 nights in Mar2012 and it was great.
Positives -
Good rooms. Ours had a kitchen and we were able to make breakfast every morning and then take off to the beach
Clean overall
GREAT staff - Steybin was amazing and was very helpful. She spoke decent English as well.
Good location, close to the beach and town, restaurants etc
Reasonably priced.

Negatives -
The bed was a little hard but it didn't ruin our sleep

I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a place to stay in Tamarindo.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Capitola, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Tamarindo Yam is a very nice place to stay. Is just a short walk to the ocean & the busy town shops & restaurants. Was nice as is peaceful place & even has a monkey family living in the trees there. Steybin is a most wonderful host & she was very helpful & kind. You will feel secure here & the accommodations are very clean.
Enjoy

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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 June 27, 2012

Was here for 4 nights. No problems. It was nice and clean.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

About a 8-9 minute or so walk to the main intersection, or 10 to the beach, this quaint accom keeps the noise at arm's length, and has clean quarters, with a clean, if smallish, pool. Steybin was an incredible host, as we had rented out all of the rooms (7?) for some of our wedding party/guests. She was always asking us if there is anything we needed further, or that could be improved.
Security 24/7 with locked gate (not that you need it in the area at all!), also very friendly.
No breakfast, but for the price, not unreasonable.
Apartment-style setup allows for lots of home cooking (if that's your thing), and plenty of beverage storage with the good-sized fridge.
Quiet area, except for the monkeys in the morning and evening.
Thank you Steybin!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colorado Springs
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

When we arrived on the dirt road that led to Tamarindo Yam, we were a little nervous...UNTIL we reached the hotel where we came to a secure, gated entrance and greated at almost midnight with a smile! We were shown to our room and even more pleasantly surprised that it was basically an apartment. It's just a couple of minutes of walking away from the beach, the grocery store, downtown restaurants and nite spots. Even though the hotel was awesome (we will stay there again!)... the staff is what really made it unforgettable. Steybin, Gretin, and Alexey ended up being like family! We always felt safe, they made us laugh, and there was always someone in the office to answer even the funniest questions! Thanks for the awesome stay guys... we will be back soon! - Joey and Romi

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

I went to Tamarindo, Costa Rica in December 2010 and we stayed at this hotel. We loved it SO much that we came back in December 2011. As expected, we had an amazing stay at the hotel. They added a huge new garden and which had banana trees and was delightful. They also had made the pool area much bigger so we were able to lay out on the pool chairs and talk and enjoy the garden. Steybin, the hotel manager, was absolutely wonderful. She is very friendly, sweet, and helpful. She arranged our taxi to and from the airport for us and provided us lots of great ideas for things to do around Tamarindo. She is definitely the best manager that I have ever experienced. Gretel, the housekeeper, was also great. She was extremely friendly and did a great job. She cleaned our rooms every day, helped us with laundry, and always left the room perfect. She went above and beyond to make our stay the best that it could be and very comfortable. Alexis is the evening security guard and he also made our stay very enjoyable. He was very friendly and spoke to us a lot. He showed us all kinds of animals and told us about them. It was a lot of fun :) It was very nice to have someone at the hotel 24 hours a day, everyday, in case we needed anything. They were all very helpful and very friendly. This is the best hotel staff that I have ever encountered anywhere. The staff is the main reason we came back this year and if we go back to Costa Rica, we will stay at this hotel again. The rooms were very nice, they had soft comfortable beds, a large living room, and a fully equipped kitchen. The hotel is very clean and is away from the hustle and bustle of the city which was nice. However, it is only a short, pleasant walk into town. Overall, I loved this hotel and I cannot wait to go back! I recommend staying here to everyone! You'll love it!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 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: 250 meters South to Iguana Surf, Tamarindo 1111, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Tamarindo Yam 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tamarindo-Yam is a bran new hotel, constructed in 2007. Located 250 meters from the beach, are seven modern luxury cottages each with private tranquil garden, suitable for 4 or 6 persons. Located around a romantic blue tiled pool in the warm sun, each cottage is designed differently from the other, all with top of the line features and comfort such as full kitchen, a/c unit, cable TV, high speed internet and more. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Tamarindo Yam Hotel Tamarindo
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