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“Great for a laid-back stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Tamarindo Yam
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Real st | 250 meters South to Kahiki, Tamarindo 1111, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #14 of 21 Hotels in Tamarindo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Great for a laid-back stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2010

I am just heading home from a two-week stay at the Tamarindo Yam hotel and have had the most relaxing vacation. The hotel feels much like a typical hotel and much more like your own apartment or home away from home. The cottages are nice and spacious and because it's much fewer units than a typical hotel (only 7 cottages) it's much more laid back. The property is about a 300 meter walk to the beach (5 minute stroll) and shops, restaurants, and super markets are very conveniently located. The service was great; I think the small size lends itself to more personalized attention and the staff was always available. I traveled solo on this trip and felt very safe staying there and making the short walk from the beach to the hotel at night. Wi-fi and cable were dependable. I would definitely recommend this to someone who doesn't care for the overly-fussy style of most hotels and who would prefer staying in a place that feels more like home.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2010

The condo/hotel was a referance from another hotel that was full. We stayed there one night as a trial and wound up spending 5 nights. Nice place and wonderful staff. Off the beaten path but still convenient.

Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Kimberling City, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2010

I stayed for a month at the Yam in June 2009. It's very well kept and they were incredibly helpful. We had a family emergency forcing us to fly back to the states the day we arrived. After going back to the states we went back to the Yam and they helped organize our transportation and gave us an even better apartment than before. The only thing I would bring differently next time is a pillow. I think Americans are spoiled in some respects. The other people staying at the Yam were really nice and it's a short walk to the strip but worth the atmosphere of having a relaxing place. It is also less noisy than some of the places closer to the main area. I would love to go back and visit!

Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2010

My husband and I went to Costa Rica for our Honeymoon. We stayed in 3 different places, as we moved around a bit. My husband told me before we arrived that Tamarindo Yam was the "least fancy" of anywhere that we were staying, but I was so pleasantly surprised to see how nice it was! Quaint and modern, Tamarindo Yam has 7 units, built around their pool and pretty garden. We were shown to our room, by the manager (who was super nice and helpful during our stay). Our room was actually an awesome 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 story apartment! We really enjoyed having a full kitchen, since the SuperMercado was a couple blocks away, and we got to practice trying to make casados. The place was incredibly clean, had wireless internet, phone, cable, a/c, safe, full kitchen, nice private patio; everything you needed. They even loaned us umbrellas when it rained and had a bike that we could borrow. Not that Tamarindo is dangerous, but they had a security guard there every night, who also helped us phone a taxi when we wanted one. Really, honestly, this was a really nice place to stay. We agreed that we would love to stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2010, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2010

We were very pleased with our choice to stay at Hotel Tamarindo Yam. A small hotel with a personal touch. The staff were teriffic and it is just a short distance from the beach and the center of town. The grounds were well kept, the rooms were spacious and clean and the staff were attentive and helpful. We would definately recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Tamarindo for a long or short stay.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2010

By far, Tamarindo Yam was my favorite place to stay in Costa Rica. This hidden gem is right up the road from town and surf. Wally is the BEST!!! The friendliness of the staff is what made this hotel so pleasurable. They are always smiling and willing to go the extra mile to help you out, whether it be the location of a great restaurant or guiding you to the best surf spots around. The two-story rental comes with 2 bedrooms w/ tvs in each, 2 bathrooms, a nice kitchen, outdoor patio, and living room.

  • Stayed April 2010, 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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Managua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2010

Had a great time at the Tamarindo Yam. Wally was a great help, gave us all the instructions and indications we needed.
The room was beyond great. The supermarket in town is stocked with everything you need, so the kitchen in the room really helped lower our costs. The 2 A/Cs (1 upstairs in the room, 1 in the living room area downstairs) were functioning great, and the place was spotless everytime we returned from an outing. The pool is also nice, although a bit small.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Tamarindo Yam

Address: Real st | 250 meters South to Kahiki, 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:
Ranked #14 of 21 Hotels 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
Yam Hotel Tamarindo

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