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Hotel Villa Amarilla

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Best location in Tamarindo. Staff exceeded expectations and will stay here again. Morning coffee view of surf. Fruit, muffins, banana bread and coffee. Ambiance was really nice. You can stay next door at the Diria for $300 but you'll feel at home here.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go to Costa Rica about twice a year and Tamarindo is one of our more popular stops. This hotel is our favorite place to stay when we are there. It is cozy, very friendly, and best yet it's on the beach. We will invite friends over a BBQ in the gated yard. As much as I love this place...

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Brantford, Canada
Reviewed February 16, 2017

I hesitate to write this review because my haven will become too popular! I returned here with my 17 year old son to hang out on the beach for 8 days knowing that he would feel at home in the laid back atmosphere with easy access to the comforts of home. I was right, he loved it. Tamarindo caters to...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed January 25, 2017

Cindy & TJ made me & my 7 y/o girl feel safe and at home the second we arrived. Never having been to CR, I was reluctant to book a non 'brand' hotel. We were both so glad we did. We've never had such an enjoyable experience and are truly grateful for the hospitality. We will definitely see you guys...

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Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to stay at Amarilla through a friend upon our arrival in Costa Rica. The owners went above and beyond to make our stay as welcoming as possible. Our room was extremely clean and prices are very reasonable considering you're right on the beach!!! Highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Tamarindo!! We are traveling back through tomorrow...

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Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

Cet endroit est certainement the best à tamarindo...you feel like home straight away...rooms are spacious and very clean...great vue...lovely garden...private access to the beach.... Cinde and Tj are really welcoming...we had a good time...don't miss it !! Yo, David & Jane

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Reviewed December 8, 2016

Cindy and TJ are the most generous and thoughtful hosts who welcomed us with a shot of tequila (even got my aunt to take one)! Our first night of our stay was Thanksgiving and they good the most amazing turkey complete with stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, biscuits etc. Had a nice reflexology massage on the lawn to the...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed December 5, 2016

What a great place. We stayed in the octopus room. It was large and had a great view. Both Cindy and TJ are great and the dogs are so fun to have around. It's right on the beach and really has a wonderful laid back vibe. I'd stay here again anytime!

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Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

This place is just awesome. We just wanted to spend 2 or 3 nights here, in the end we stayed 8, because it was so hard to leave. Living there already felt like home, because the owners, TJ and Cinde, made us feel like part of the family, the two are so cool and relaxed. The hotel itself, which is...

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hotelvillaamarilla, Owner at Hotel Villa Amarilla, responded to this review

Thank you so much for those beautiful words. We cannot express how great it makes us feel that you felt like part of the Villa Amarilla family. We hope that you will always make Villa Amarilla your home away from home. Cinde and TJ

New York City, New York
Reviewed November 15, 2016

We stayed for 2 nights at Villa Amarilla. Would def go back again. Everybody was really kind and helpful. Breakfast was awesome and the room was way too big. We surfed, saw crocs had great food at Pacifico and the Argentinian restaurant on the corner.

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hotelvillaamarilla, Owner at Hotel Villa Amarilla, responded to this review

Steve we are so glad you two enjoyed your stay at Villa Amarilla. Surfing and crocs hopefully not at the same time.... keep in touch See you soon. Cinde and Tj

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a fun friendly hotel. Right on the beach with tropical gardens. We have a Rancho with day beds and hammocks. The Rancho has a chill vibe. It's where you can mingle with other guests from all over the world. There are games and books in the Rancho. Our sound system always has different genres of music playing or you can put on your music. We have a pingpong table, frisbees, paddle boards, soccer balls or just kick back and relax. We have a fully stocked community kitchen if you feel like cooking. Free Breakfast which includes Muffins, French Pastries, Quiche, Papaya, Mango, Pineapple, Bananas, Watermelon, Milk, Juice and of course Costarican Coffee. We have a massage palapa, the masseuses are amazing. We have a salon palapa, if you need blow dry or cut/color. Amenities included in the price of your room are AirConditioning, Flat Screen Cable T.V, Ceiling Fan, Free Wi-Fi (throughout the hotel), Hot Water, Hair Dryers at your request. Need a snack late in the afternoon, In the Community Kitchen you will always find Fresh Fruit. At the reception desk you will find Beach Towels, Sunscreen and Bug Spray. We also carry a First Aid Kit. Free Parking in Front and We offer Free Laundry Service. The fun begins at check-in with a shot of tequila.... "Come a strangers, leave as family" ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Villa Amarilla

Address: 152 | Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Providence of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica (Formerly Villa Amarilla Bed and Breakfast)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: $80 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Mermaid and Octopus rooms have windows to view the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles Kimberlylane69, Feb 16, 2017 | Read review
“Quietest room is on the top floor in the furthest corner - we heard absolutely nothing : )”
 of 5 bubbles miley765, Jan 25, 2017 | Read review
“Get the mermaid room!”
 of 5 bubbles , Dec 8, 2016 | Read review
“Any room seemed ok!”
 of 5 bubbles Y7398HYstevew, Nov 15, 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms 4,5 or 6”
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 of 5 bubbles Salmasoud, Nov 13, 2016 | Read review
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