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Hotel Arco Iris

Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo 50309 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 08/16/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/16/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#8 of 29 hotels in Tamarindo
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Canoeing offsite
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Car hire
Outdoor pool
Wine / champagne
Evening entertainment
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
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
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Hebrew
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Shannon C wrote a review Oct 5
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I visited Costa Rica with 10 members of our jiu jitsu team who all stayed at Arco Iris and the attention to detail was impeccable. Everything from check-in, to extending our stay was incredible. The food was out of this world and highly recommended—in fact, it’s low-key one of the best, if not the best, food in all of Tamarindo and more people should know that their restaurant exists to not just guests, but others looking for some great food. The owner Richard puts such attention to providing a great experience for his guests and the quality of the services. We would go back in a heartbeat!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Elisabeth H wrote a review Sep 2021
3 contributions
We stayed here one night on August 31, 2021. The hotel is small, which we like. It is clean and the staff are friendly and helpful. Easy walk to the beach and to the center of town for restaurants and night life. No breakfast included but you can easily get breakfast in town.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Natasha M wrote a review Jul 2021
San Francisco, California8 contributions2 helpful votes
My son and I stayed at Arco Iris while he recovered from an emergency surgery. Because my son was limited in terms of activity, we spent a lot of time on site. Our room was large and the beds were very comfortable. The feel of the place is like a very warm, tropical cocoon and the food is amazing. But, the very best part of our stay was the owner, Richard. He was so kind and thoughtful, taking great care of both of us. We are very grateful that we landed there and had such a warm place where my son could recover.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Allegra S wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
The location is only a few minutes off the main road, perfect for walking. The rooms are clean and comfortable and staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The food at Seasons Restaurant is gourmet quality and not overly expensive. Highly recommend staying here or at least stopping at the restaurant!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Megan J wrote a review Jun 2021
Lebanon, New Jersey29 contributions8 helpful votes
This little hotel, off the main road in Tamarindo, is well-situated away from the bustle. The property design is very well-done, with a small restaurant on site as well as a small pool area. The rooms are very good and the beds comfortable. The owner Richard greeted us and made sure our stay was comfortable. A small parking area is available for guests. Great restaurants a stone's throw away. If you have a car (or just get a taxi), definitely go to Playa Flamingo!
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Date of stay: June 2021
$116 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Arco Iris
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Arco Iris?
Nearby attractions include Lydia Beech Art Boutique (0.3 miles), Papaya Con Leche (0.2 miles), and Beach & Pool Crawl (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Arco Iris?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
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 an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Arco Iris?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Arco Iris?
Conveniently located restaurants include Antichi Sapori Sicilian Cuisine, Waffle Monkey, and Breaking Bread.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Arco Iris?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hotel Arco Iris located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Tamarindo.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Arco Iris?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Hebrew.