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Hotel Arco Iris

Rocks Street, C. L Cruz, Tamarindo 50309 Costa Rica
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#8 of 30 hotels in Tamarindo
Location
4.3
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.7
Value
4.6
Hotel Arco Iris is located within walking distance to the beach, shops, restaurants and the center of town. The hotel has been completely remodeled and has five bungalows and seven deluxe rooms, which are surrounded by a lush tropical garden and swimming pool for your relaxation. Set back from the street, Hotel Arco Iris assures guests a quiet and tranquil experience. The rooms have been re-designed with beautiful contemporary bathrooms and comfortable interiors and have A/C, TV's and mini bars.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Snorkeling
Canoeing offsite
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Car hire
Massage
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Private bathrooms
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Hebrew
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Luke M wrote a review Mar 2024
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The breakfast was the best in town and it was free. The pool was kept clean every day, and the rooms were also cleaned every day. It was not in a remote location, and getting lunch, dinner, and souvenirs was easy. The hotel had many activities that you could book and they were all enjoyable.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Truediamond wrote a review Mar 2024
Scotland199 contributions560 helpful votes
We were looking for somewhere to relax, stretch out and chill after a two week tour of Costa Rica with lots of early starts and travelling. Arco Iris filled the bill perfectly. We had a one bedroom bungalow which was air conditioned and well equipped for a supposedly 3 star Hotel and was only a few metres from the pool. The Hotel itself is quiet but only a few minutes from the main part of town. There’s a decent supermarket close by too. We were able to have a walk in the morning, lunch, then shelter from the heat of the day by the pool before heading back to the beach for a swim and watch sunset. Breakfasts were excellent, freshly made to order and filling. Staff were helpful and very friendly. We’d be very happy to stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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sabrina m wrote a review Feb 2024
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Fantastic hotel! The staff are all wonderful. The location is perfect very short walk to everything. The breakfast was delicious and the pool is the perfect place to lounge around and relax. And they booked all my excursions for my weeks stay with transportation to each one. Truly a wonderful boutique hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Bernie I wrote a review Jan 2024
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My partner and I wanted a hotel in Tamarindo that was far enough away from the night scene, yet within walking distance to the beach, restaurants, on the smaller side, with a pool, that also offered breakfast. Hotel Arco Iris was the perfect fit for us down to the cleanliness of the room and entire lush property, the comfort of the mattress, beautiful pool area, and the delicious breakfast options. Richard, the owner, and his entire staff were pleasant, accommodating, attentive to our every need during our two week holiday. Henry and Justin booked our tours, transports, always with a smile, while Maria cooked delicious meals every morning served by smiling Steven or singing Melanie. Such personal service made our time in Tamarindo memorable. Gracias mi amigos y amigas. Mucho gusto, Bernadeta y Daniel
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Shara wrote a review Dec 2023
Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland21 contributions26 helpful votes
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It’s about 1.2 km to tamarindo beach, about 15 min walk, partly through busy, very dusty and dangerous road, which bothers me the most, you need to go through this dusty road to reach the nearby supermarket, about 400 meters. the room doesn’t have the day curtains, you will just have to use the night curtains 24 h, in order to have privacy. Small bathroom. Hotel has mosque Repellent, if you need to.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Richard Resnick, Propietario at Hotel Arco Iris
Responded Dec 26, 2023
The hotel is 500 ysrds form the beach. It is a 5-10 minjute walk. The road is compressed gravel and normally is not dusty. Most people of are not bothered by the street or the walk to the beach. The bathrooms may be a bit small in some rooms but are vert clean and contemporary.The picture of the road the guest took is going the other direction out of town and has nothing on the street. The road form the hotel to the town and beach is a nice wald and is fille diwth shops,restaurants and bars. Please see the pics of our hotel. The guest did say the service by our staff was good. If you look atl the other reviews this guest has written you will find almost all of them are very negative of the places she stayed. we respecxt the opinions of our guests and take their opinions seriously. However in this case I think the the guest has a history of looking for the negative and ignoring the positive of the places she has stayed in. It seems she focused more on the area around us then the features of our hotel when making her evaluation.
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downhillcyclist wrote a review Dec 2023
United Kingdom284 contributions884 helpful votes
Arco Iris is a lovely hotel in Tamarindo, just a short walk to the beach, local restaurants and shops. Great breakfasts (my favourite was poached egg & avocado on ciabatta). Nice pool with loungers. There was a misunderstanding over our booking which the Manager (Richard) sorted out quickly ensuring we had suitable accommodation.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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gofergie wrote a review Nov 2023
Toronto, Canada10 contributions4 helpful votes
Clean, quiet, well maintained property, exactly as advertised. Owner is very attentive as are desk staff Justine and Henry. Location is excellent very close to town shops, beach bars, surrounded by restaurants. Great breakfast selection, great table service. Short walk to the beach. Area very safe to walk around at night.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Veronica B wrote a review Jul 2023
Malden, Massachusetts3 contributions4 helpful votes
Excellent! Quiet, friendly, great staff. From the rooms to the lobby and pool so tastefully decorated, the owner has really thought of everything! Loved seeing the iguanas in the morning. Will really miss this place. Would recommend and come back.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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GLD wrote a review Jul 2023
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Hotel was clean and pool nice. Didn’t have alot of breakfast options. Was not located on beach and was about 5-10 min walk. Wonderful maid service and would recommend this hotel to others. Had bar but was not open.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Irish A wrote a review Jun 2023
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We came across to this hotel which is very near to the beach maybe like 3 minute walking. The location is so great. Near the Vindi supermarket and all other sorts of restaurants. Their rooms are really big enough for 2. They have everything you need in the room. Also, they offer comp hot breakfast and you got few selections like avocado toast, french toast, pancakes. The owner Richard is very interactive and the staffs from FD Henry, Justine and the housekeepers are really helpful. Its quiet at night so u can rest really well. highly recommended. We will definitely come back. 💯
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$140 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacasteTamarindo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Arco Iris
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Arco Iris?
Nearby attractions include Papaya Con Leche (0.2 miles), Lydia Beech Art Boutique (0.3 miles), and EK Art Jewelry (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Arco Iris?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Arco Iris?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Arco Iris?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Arco Iris?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Oveja Surf House, Falafel Bar Tamarindo, and Green Papaya Taco Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Arco Iris?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Arco Iris?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Hebrew.