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FT's Tamarindo Cabinas
Ranked #34 of 49 Tamarindo B&B and Inns
Levis, Canada
1 review
“Good memories”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

I arrived in Tamarindo without place to stay. I met Jay, the owner, and he received us like as if already knew each other. The rooms are really cleans, the food is amazing and people who work there are really kind and funny. I saw bad comments about Ft's but when you pay 30$/night in Tamarindo and you expect a five stars hotel, maybe you're at the wrong place! I've travelled a lil bit around the world and it's really good stuff for what you pay! Thanks everybody there for everything!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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FTSTamarindo, Owner at FT's Tamarindo Cabinas, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Thank-you for your good review! So glad you chose FT's for your stay & look forward to showing you the improvements next time you are in Costa Rica! Cheers!!
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Quebec City, Canada
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Jay, the new owner (Canadian) is just awesome. We were suppose to stay in Tamarindo for 2 or 3 days and the mood at the Ft's was exactly what we were searching for : great food, great atmosphere, room ok but for the price it was perfect and since his advent, Jay were always there to works to pimp it up with his great team. The connection between the manager Junior and Jay his really familiar what make the atmosphere of the place in the same way.

Right in front to beach, the burritos are not good, rather AWESOME!!

Perfect place for people not travelling to feel as at home but to feel the real familiar mood of the Best Ticas of the country.

I definitely recommend

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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FTSTamarindo, Owner at FT's Tamarindo Cabinas, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to post this good review. We enjoyed having you at FT's Cabinas & invite you by to check out the improvements when you are through Tamarindo again! Cheers!!
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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2013

this is the kind of place you go only if you are scrapping your last pennies....
the rooms have A/C but there are a lot of gaps on windows and doors, so, no much sense on it!!!
the owner seems careless about occupation and always out, the people who tend the joint, are at the most, I hope, his friends, and at night there are locals drinking heavily and playing pool, trust me, not as hip as it sounds!!!
And even though I didn't eat there, I wouldn´t recommend it, cause the reason I pass is cause I got a glimpse of the kitchen and...... not nice!!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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FTSTamarindo, Owner at FT's Tamarindo Cabinas, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We have improved on the rooms since your stay & as you can see from the more recent reviews that the improvements are great! Hope you will check us out again on your next trip to Tamarindo! Cheers!!
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2013

We stayed here a few weekends back. A room for two with a private bathroom & A/C was 15,000 colones ($30).

FTs is across the street from Witch's Rock Surf Camp, which is right in front of the beach. The location is central to the beach, bars, restaurants, etc.

The room was in good condition. The floor, linens, bathroom, etc. were all clean. The A/C worked well, plus there was a ceiling fan. The TV didn't work, but we weren't there to watch TV, so that was fine. The lock on the door was difficult to open. You have to lift the door as you turn the key. Once we figured that out, it was fine.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank TaraAlana
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2013

I stayed here in 2007 and it was really good, gut on my trip back in 2013 the place is being run by different people and has become very run down.
Pros
good A/C
good food

Cons
room was not cleaned once during my stay
Toilet was not even bolted to the floor.
2 old mattresses were left sitting out on the balcony
They advertise cable tv, reception is not watchable
In room safe does not lock.
there is meant to be security on every night, but he was no where to be scene most of the
nights i came back late, the gate was left open for anyone to pass through.
Probably worse of all was the sewerage issue they have when you walk past where they prepare the food there are some grate in to ground that would overflow, bad enough to make you gag.

Plenty of other options to stay in Tamarindo.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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2 Thank Sam C
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2012 via mobile

Pro: Had clean sheets and AC. Great food, great location. Working wi fi. Cons: a few roaches, smelled terrible near bathrooms, slow bad service (most of Costa Rica is though). Loud at night and worried about the safety of our stuff in rooms.

  • Stayed April 2012
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 30, 2012

Just spent the week staying at FTs. The location is prime, great place to stay, amazing food and amazing people! The owners dog "Dolce" is the greatest!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Property: FT's Tamarindo Cabinas
Address: Main Beach Road | frente a Witchis rock, Tamarindo 11111, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #34 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
FT's Tamarindo offers 6 great rooms, right across the street from the best surf break in Tamarindo. Rooms include A/C, TVs and private bathrooms. It's by far the best deal in town and best location for your money. Once again, you're across the street from the beach and just steps from all of the shopping, clubbing and dining that Tamarindo has to offer. The rooms are extremely clean and completely secure. ... more   less 

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