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“Clean, convenient, cozy, cool, cash-only comfort” 4 of 5 stars
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Tico Lindo Hotel
400 Meters North Crossing of Mal Pais, 25 Meters East | Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #26 of 31 Santa Teresa B&B and Inns
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“Clean, convenient, cozy, cool, cash-only comfort”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A small traditional motel style facility undergoing upgrades and spiffing by new owners/family members who live on-site. The units are very basic to the point of being almost spartan--such as no glasses in the unit, but loaned from the bar upon request! Owners are pleasant, seek to accommodate needs/requests but are a bit "rule" bound with all the little hand-written "no no" signs! The pool is a delight and kept sparkling. As A/C is included in the price, they are more reasonable than many hotels in the area that make that an "add-on" expense.
It is just a half block off the main street, easy beach access and pretty much walking distance of anything you need. Location has very limited parking and the quarters for cars are tight enough to warrant considerable caution getting in and out. There is a security gate for the grounds, and safe deposit boxes in each room. Nearby hostel can be noisy until 10 pm when it quiets down.
Breakfast is a delight as they seek to use local organic products and make something unique and to scratch each day. Ample, but not overly generous--and no significant choice. Let them know ahead of any special diet needs. The included breakfast also helps make for good value here.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is run by a nice family. We checked in without any hassle, they even let us check in earlier and didn't bother asking for passports etc until we got comfortable. They had boards for us to rent, a nice pool table and a small swimming pool to cool down)

We booked a double room( I think the rooms are all the same ), the room was lovely with a working air conditioner and a clean shower.

The breakfast is really good, they serve something else every day and most of the time give you a choice between some of the ingredients. They also serve a different juice(homemade) every day. The coffee is also great, not like in most hotels.

Overall we had a great stay! They are very kind and funny. They make you feel just like home. I would definitely recommend staying here if you enjoy a quality hotel for a low price.

P.S. We switched to this hotel after a bad one, the price for the "Tico Lindo" is a bit high, but you get what you pay for. In the previous hotel to the tico lindo,we payed $60 a night and had a really bad stay.

Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night only because of booking issue with another place!Not comfortable at all almost felt like a prisoner! We were told after bringing in our stuff that everyone was sick in town.Also no fridge,no water or beverages allowed in room.
Parking for a fee?I guess it was better to stay in the night we were there anyway!Expensive too!
Would not recommend beds were so noisy

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  • Stayed February 2015, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We absolutely loved our stay at Tico Lindo Hotel. The owners were friendly and welcoming, and were very accommodating when we wanted to check out a little bit late so we could keep enjoying their beautiful pool. The rooms are very clean and the ac was pumping nice and cool! We loved that we could just walk across the street to the beach or down the main "strip" to dozens of restaurants and bars. I would definitely come back here if we ever end up in Santa Teresa again.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We arrived on New Year's Eve to find out there was an issue with our booking (my fault), but the family that run this gorgeous little place took us in to their place and let us sleep in their house - beyond the call of duty. The place is basic but clean, the food/ breakfasts are incredible and different every day - fresh fruit smoothies, home made pancakes and loads more. Right near the beach.

We fell in love with Gemma and Tania, who were so caring and really went the extra mile. It's not 5* but was by far one of our favourite places we stayed on the whole trip.

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

What a wonderful small hotel in a great setting by the beach.
We had a wonderful experience in Tico Lindo. The location is great, in central village, can walk everywhere or rent an ATV to travel around. The owner and her family are so welcoming and friendly, they really go out of their way to make everyone feel comfortable and part of their family , they will assist in any way they can, they recommended nice places and beaches to see the beautiful sunset. The pool right outside the rooms is perfect for cooling off. The rooms are comfortable, hot water, always clean, great AC.
Thank you for everything!!!

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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tamdemtu, Gerente at Tico Lindo Hotel, responded to this review, January 28, 2015
Levy family. We greatly appreciate your comments. With you, our work has been wonderful, thanks for sharing your vacation with us. A pleasure to cook the breakfast every morning, a pleasure to share our favorite spots for you. Thanks for knowing how to enjoy our little paradise. Forever. See You soon . Gemma and family
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Address: 400 Meters North Crossing of Mal Pais, 25 Meters East | Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tico Lindo Hotel, personalized and familiar with a wonderful location between Playa del Carmen and Playa Santa Teresa, a good place to stay. At 300 meters from the beach, the sunsets are unique and unrepeatable. All our rooms are en suite and exterior views. In addition to air conditioning, Free WIFI on all areas,LCD cable TV, safe box and hot shower. The pool from our Tico Lindo is the delight of the guests. Relax, and enjoy with a great Pool Table. Every morning we serve organic breakfasts, all day long Smoothies. At dusk our Ranchito TicoLindoStyle opens with specials dishes, VIP Cockteleria and We love the break, closed at 10 pm. We organize your arrival and departure, rental car, bike or ATV. A day of fishing, a way out riding, a canopy, everything is possible in Tico Lindo Hotel.Welcome! ... more   less 
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