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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is like you're at home. I cannot say enough about how welcoming, friendly and attentive the staff are. Very clean, well upkept, insanely friendly and the rooms are perfect with your own patio and easy access to everything. Felt very safe here and genuinely hated to leave. Food at bar is excellent and the bartender Jovani is an... More 

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belair,md
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tropical hotel located on a dirt street with Moon size craters.Female Manager is very rude. When trying to check out on a Friday 3PM due to an early Saturday Flight time she asked me to come back before 8pm.I went to the office at 7pm only to find it was closed.I then proceeded to the restaurant and spoke with the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 26, 2016

This place was fantastic, I wouldn't ever stay anywhere else in Tamarindo. Right downtown in a great location, just off a side street. The hotel has beautiful grounds, with palm trees everywhere overlooking a huge pool. There is a large tiki-style bar with great drinks and food that you can enjoy by the pool. The staff are very helpful and... More 

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Hotel-Pasatiempo, Owner at Hotel Pasatiempo, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this kind comment, it makes all of us very happy. Merci!!! Pura Vida. Helene More 

Stanton, California
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2016

Ok, this place is nothing too fancy but it's a great choice for a stay in Tamarindo. The location is great, right down town but just away from too much noise. Close to everything (bars, grocery store, spas, beach and activities). The hotels grounds are clean, and inviting with lots of greenery. A bar and restuarant on site (even though... More 

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Hotel-Pasatiempo, Owner at Hotel Pasatiempo, responded to this review

Thanks Marie for staying with us. We're happy you enjoyed Playa Tamarindo and Hotel Pasatiempo. Warm regards. Helene. More 

Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Although we stayed during a time while renovations were going on so the bar/restaurant wasn't open....we still very much enjoyed our stay. The staff were all so accommodating and friendly. Location seemed to work perfectly for us to venture around from the beach and restaurants. I would highly recommend this spot.

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Thank MSM0414
Hotel-Pasatiempo, Owner at Hotel Pasatiempo, responded to this review

Thanks so much for recommending us. Please let us know if you come back one day and we will be happy to give you an upgrade and some free drinks at the bar. Thanks again for your stay. Helene. More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Great location, 5 - 10 min walk to main town & beach, great setting with resident howler monkeys in the trees above the hotel, very clean pool & rooms. Good breakfast especially the banana pancakes! Extremely friendly & helpful staff & were happy to arrange or recommend places to visit & things to do. Juanny the barman was great host.... More 

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Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Our room literally smelt like urine the entire duration of our stay. The place was loaded with mosquitos and I had hair in my breakfast daily. I guess you get what you pay for right? That being said i must say that the staff was super friendly and helpful. But it just cant make up for the dirty room unfortunately.

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Thank Kehlich
Hotel-Pasatiempo, Owner at Hotel Pasatiempo, responded to this review

Hello Kehlich, my name is Helene. I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay at Hotel Pasatiempo. Thanks for mentioning that Hotel Pasatiempo has a very friendly and helpful staff. We would have been happy to give you another room if you would have come to our reception to explain your discomfort. I am confident that my staff... More 

Mannheim, Deutschland
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Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Nice little hotel, clean and friendly staff. We stayed here for two nights. Bars and restaurants and the beach ate in walking distance. The hotel has a very nice bar and restaurant, too. It was quite, probably due to off season. I would definitely recommend it!

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10 reviews
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Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights. It was not on the main road but still easily accessible from the main road and beach. We didn't mind the 5 minute walk into town. Our room was not huge but had the necessities and the AC worked great. There was a safe, tv, small closet and bathroom. We liked... More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed August 21, 2016

Stayed here on a 4-night father/son fishing trip and this was perfect! Clean, quaint, quiet, and accommodating. Great AC! Hernando at the bar was great - try the Monkey La La! Fish and chips as well as the breakfasts are great, too. 5-minute walk to just about anywhere. We'll be back!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Pasatiempo is a charming boutique hotel in Playa Tamarindo just 5 minutes walk to the beach in the quiet part of town. The freshly remodeled hotel features a central pool area with a natural stone and teak deck, a full service restaurant in a natural palm rancho, and a spa. The hotel is situated in a tropical garden beneath the shade of hardwood, palm and mango trees. All of the rooms feature high efficiency AC and hot water, flatscreen televisions with cable, orthopedic mattresses, safe, and a clock radio. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Pasatiempo

Address: Main Street, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: $89 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Pasatiempo 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“All rooms are a good choice, all are ground level rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 211MarieT, Oct 22, 2016 | Read review
“Our room was next to the lounge. Music night didn't bother us, but obviously rooms further out would be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles TreePreacher, Jun 2, 2016 | Read review
“Well maintained throughout. I didn't see a bad location for a room. It's a tropical garden setting so wherever you wind up, it's pretty.”
 of 5 bubbles coreydsolomon, Jun 2, 2016 | Read review
“I was in 'playa grande' room and it was very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles 692michalb, Jun 1, 2016 | Read review
“According to your purpose of travel you can chose whether you want a room at the pool or a quite one in the back!”
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 of 5 bubbles juliabY8275FQ, May 4, 2016 | Read review
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