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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

A solid 3 star. The grounds were lovely and nicely maintained as was the pool area. The beach was great. But there were a lot of little things that detracted from the overall experience. The king bed, while comfortable, had no matress pad and the sheets were too short. Half the time, a bath mat was not left which was...

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Alvaro_Fontenla, Director General at Occidental Tamarindo, responded to this review

Dear Kim B: Nice to hear your words, although we feel we should have done better, please accept my apologies for the inconvenients found your vacations. I assure you that we will continue to work on the property during 2017, yo meet the high standards BARCELO GROUP realeses all over the world (Occidental is the new brand in Barceló Group)....

Escazu, Costa Rica
Reviewed 1 week ago

Barcelo Langosta has great personnel, wonderful entertainment and an excellent variety of activities throughout the day. Good buffets at breakfast, lunch and dinner, but missing ceviche! Sometimes long waits at pool-side bar for drinks.

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Alvaro_Fontenla, Director General at Occidental Tamarindo, responded to this review

Dear Guest: Thank you very much for this nice words, it's really important for us you share your experience in TripAdvisor with the rest of the travellers. Like always, it has been a great pleasure for us to have you here. We are proud to know that our hospitality reached your expectations. I will personally share your words with all...

Overland Park, Kansas
Reviewed 1 week ago

The overall resort is very nice - the rooms are older and have not been updated and we had major problems just getting a lamp for our nightstand. The pool area is great and the beach fantastic. They had zumba classes, water aerobics and salsa classes. The food was not great - the fruits and vegetables good but the meat...

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Alvaro_Fontenla, Director General at Occidental Tamarindo, responded to this review

Dear Jacleary55: Tank you very much for your nice and elaborated comment. We learn from our clients. Let me apologize for the all inconveniences, I would like to have the opportunity to welcome you again and provide you with the best holidays in Costa Rica. Thank you again, best regards from Tamarindo. Alvaro Fontenla. General Manager.

Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was very helpful, but keep in mind its a small resort, the food was fine, not great, but there was usually something on each menu, that stood out from the others. The wings and snacks at the snack bar were great. Drink service was slow. The pool was small and busy, and there was a volleyball net in...

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Alvaro_Fontenla, Director General at Occidental Tamarindo, responded to this review

Dear FS Y: Thank you very much for your words about your recent staying at Occidental Tamarindo. Although I want to apologize in behalf of all my crew for not being able to satisfy 100% your expectations. We will keep working to improve our level so one day we will be known as the best All-In resort in Costa Rica....

Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

What lovely people and what an amazing experience. First time in Costa Rica and would highly recommend it. The hotel staff could not have been any more helpful, wildlife around the hotel was amazing and the trips booked with Jucy were not to be missed.

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Alvaro_Fontenla, Director General at Occidental Tamarindo, responded to this review

Dear Ann1576811: We are so happy after reading this fantastic review, certainly it encourages us to keep working very hard provide you with the best holidays in Costs Rica. Thank you again, it mea a lot for us our clients share their incredible experience in TripAdvisor. Whatever you need whenever you need it, just ask. Best regards from Tamarindo, Sun...

San Deigo
Reviewed 1 week ago

All inclusive on the beach. Food was good but not much variety day-to-day. Help was very good and very friendly. Nice location but too far to walk into town ($5 taxi each way). Beautiful large pool and tropical beach. Best spot to be in the hot afternoon was at the pool bar. A/C in the rooms was excellent and much...

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Alvaro_Fontenla, Director General at Occidental Tamarindo, responded to this review

Dear Jeff R: What a great comment from you! It's really encouraging for us to know that all our clients from abroad enjoy their staying with us. Please, contact us for whatever you may need in Tamarindo. Our clients are our family, so they all always welcome in here. Best wishes from this sunny spot in the Pacific Coast, Alvaro...

St. Catharines, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just for starters my wife and i have just returned march 7 from our first trip to occidental and costa rica. The trip was amazing from the time we first got there to the time we left. Check in was a breeze no issues at all. 9 familes were all checked in within 20 minutes real fast, and the lobby...

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Alvaro_Fontenla, Director General at Occidental Tamarindo, responded to this review

Dear Todd B: Thank you for this bright comment about us, is a good way to star the day reading such a positive post. From all the crew of Occidental Tamarindo, it was great to welcome you and we want to thank you for all the good moments shared. Please contact us for anything you need, we'll be awaiting for...

St. Catharines, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Costa Rica = PURA VIDA!!! This was our first trip to Costa Rica (wife and I) and after doing little research we knew more less what to expect. Overall we had an Amazing time and will definitely return to Costa Rica (many times). Our original booking was for Barcelo Langosta Resort however we realized that the resort was re-branded under...

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Alvaro_Fontenla, Director General at Occidental Tamarindo, responded to this review

Dear Arek A: It was great reading your review! I appreciate your time writing it, it makes us feel so proud. From all the crew of Occidental Tamarindo, it was great to welcome you and we to that you for all the good moments shared. Do not hesitate to contact us for whatever you may need. Best regards! Alvaro Fontenla....

St. Catharines, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a week at the Occidental. The resort is somewhat tired, the food very average as are the facilities. On the positive side, the beach the resort is located on, Playa Langosta, is amazing. Not ideal for swimming because of rip tides but watching the surfers and playing in the waves is a lot of fun. It is...

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Alvaro_Fontenla, Director General at Occidental Tamarindo, responded to this review

Dear kubu2014: It was great reading your review! I appreciate your time writing it, it makes us feel so proud. Please, count on us (find my contact at our website) for your next visit, we'll make sure it's unforgettable as only Barceló Hotels can do. Thank you again, we'll keep it perfect down here until your next visit. Best wishes...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Third time here, first since the rebranding although I have been told it belongs to Barceló Company as always. I was a little scared after reading some reviews, but its nonsense: Food is fresh and tasty, plenty of choices, I love the breakfast, just be aware its buffet style. Rooms are extremely clean, and very well furbished. I am very...

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Alvaro_Fontenla, Director General at Occidental Tamarindo, responded to this review

Dear Pepe A: Thank you so much for these lovely words. Certainly I will forward them to all my team, who will be excited to hear about this comment. We wok really hard in order to provide the best relaxing and wonderful days to our guests, and opinions like yours encourage us to keep on the same way. Whatever you...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
5 stars All Inclusive, with private access to Langosta beach, within the Las Baulas National Park. Boutique Hotel of 198 rooms with exclusive Premium Service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Occidental Tamarindo

Address: Playa Langosta, Tamarindo 26519, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Barcelo Langosta Beach)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo > Playa Langosta
Price Range: $176 - $503 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Occidental Tamarindo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 198
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Also Known As:
Barcelo Langosta Beach Hotel Tamarindo
Barcelo Hotel Tamarindo
Barcelo Hotel Langosta Beach
Hotel Barcelo Playa Langosta
Barcelo Playa Langosta
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