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“Cute little hotel.” 4 of 5 stars
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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 21 Hotels in Tamarindo
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141 reviews 141 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Cute little hotel.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

What a cute little place. The staff were very sweet and helpful. There is a mini kitchen so you could cook. A few blocks from town. Felt safe. Wifi only worked if you were sitting near the office, not in your room. Tuly the kitty was very sweet. They did a load of laundry for us for $10.

  • Stayed July 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012 via mobile

Stayed for 8 days, surfing most of the time.. Located near a few quality surf breaks.. The Rooms were clean, hot water and AC worked. Service was excellent, the place was quiet and relaxing all week. Overall great experience.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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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
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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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4 hotel reviews
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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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Additional Information about Tamarindo Yam

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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