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Hotel Villa Amarilla
Ranked #5 of 48 Tamarindo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 29, 2013

My friend and I were recommended Hotel Villa Amarilla by a bartender at Nibanna and we couldn't be happier. Extremely clean, well decorated rooms with a complimentary SHOT OF TEQUILA when you check in. Cindy and TJ(the owners) were amazing; they have done a great job with the place. I will not stay anywhere else when I come back to Tamarindo. Staying here is like having your own house on the beach. BEST PLACE TO STAY in Tamarindo.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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hotelvillaamarilla, Owner/Manager at Hotel Villa Amarilla, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2013

Trevor,
Thanks so much for the great review. We loved having the two of you here.
The key to having a fun place to stay is having great guests.
Hope to see you soon.
Cinde and TJ

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Me and my friend where hunting for hotels last minute we found this place and we're so lucky we did, this hotel or home makes more Spence is so awesome Cindy and Tj are like your family so friendly and so nice was a pleasure staying there, the location is awesome and its right on the beach I strongly recommend this place, if your traveling to tamarindo here is the place to stay,

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Jakob K
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hotelvillaamarilla, Owner/Manager at Hotel Villa Amarilla, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2013

It was great to meet the both of you. We are so glad you had a great time.
Also how Bacardi (dog) became your best friend. Hope to see you both with your
families soon.
Cinde and TJ

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Reviewed August 18, 2013

My friend and I stumbled onto this gem of a b&b after a long journey on a very uncomfortable quad bike. The location is perfect. It's right on the beach and in the heart of Tamarindo. Cindy who owns Hotel Villa Amarilla is very accommodating and lovely, on arrival she gave us each a shot of tequila. The b&b is very comfortable, clean and homely - it's a little slice of paradise. The breakfast is delicious too. I would strongly recommend Hotel Villa Amarilla and would definitely stay again if I return to Tamarindo.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
Thank Caitlin V
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hotelvillaamarilla, owner/manager at Hotel Villa Amarilla, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2013

Caitlin,
It was great to meet the both of you. We wish you could have stayed
longer. Hopefully next time . We are happy that you had a great
experience here at Villa Amarilla.
Safe travels where ever you go.
see you soon.
Cinde and TJ

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

If you travel to Costa Rica, Tamarindo Hotel Villa Amarilla is the place you want to stay. You can't find a better location, you can't find a better staff, and the rooms are clean, comfortable and extreme cozy.

Breakfast is included, and different food is served, such as bagels, muffins, burritos (loved them) croissants, coffee etc.

My boyfriend and I met a lot of nice people there and the atmosphere at Villa Amarilla is very laid back. You can lay your surfboard in the yard, and like we did went for surfing right outside the hotel on the beach.

Jason who is the brother of the one of the owners, was a great or let me say a fantastic host. He made our stay very comfortable, fun and secure.

Have fun

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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hotelvillaamarilla, owner/manager at Hotel Villa Amarilla, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2013

Nicole,
We are sorry we didn't get to meet you and your boyfriend.
We are very happy that Jason took care of you and you had a great
experience here at Villa Amarilla.
Hope to see you here again soon.
Cinde and TJ

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Reviewed August 9, 2013

If you're even thinking about heading to the Pacific side of Costa Rica, you must stop in Tamarindo Beach and stay at the Hotel Villa Amarilla! The hotel is located directly on the beach for the most beautiful sunsets. The rooms were clean and the breakfast and kitchen were top notch. The main courtyard is the perfect place to gather and mingle. But the most important part was the hospitality and overall outstanding customer service! Jason was a dream and made us feel very at home. From the moment we walked in, he bent over backwards to make sure we had everything we needed. Even the other travelers who were also lucky enough to find this hotel all made my trip that much more enjoyable. Please stop looking at other hotels and book NOW! We will definitely be back!

Room Tip: All face the ocean, all are amazing! Besides your never going to be in your room anyways..not here.
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1  Thank SunCole
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hotelvillaamarilla, owner/manager at Hotel Villa Amarilla, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2013

SunCole,
We are happy you had such a great experience here at Villa Amarilla.
And you will come and stay with us again. One of the best parts about Villa Amarilla for us is getting to know our guests. Sorry we missed you, but we knew you were in good hands with Jason. See you soon. Safe travels where ever
you go.
Cinde

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Our stay at Amarilla was absolutely amazing! The location is perfect right on the beach for relaxing and surfing, the rooms are very nice and extremely clean and the kitchen provided was awesome! Overall a very relaxing and fun atmosphere. Cinde was outstanding with her customer service, she made us feel at home and at ease our entire stay and was there for you for whatever you may need. I cant say enough about how amazing we were treated and how much fun we had at Amarilla! Will be back without a doubt!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Wade B
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hotelvillaamarilla, owner/manager at Hotel Villa Amarilla, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2013

Wade,
It was fun having you here and meeting you guys.
We hope that one day you'll make your way back down here.
See you soon.
Cinde and Tj

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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Hotel Villa Amarilla is the best combination of value and location in a Tamarindo Beach front hotel . Reason enough to stop searching for lodging. In addition, the owners offer hospitality and friendliness as well as any in Costa Rica. The property is in front of the best surf break in Tamarindo, with half a dozen more within walking or paddling distance. Any restaurant in Tamarindo is within walking distance and the hotel has a guest use full kitchen for a night in. Rooms also feature a mini fridge and TV and are very clean and tidy. Spend as much time interacting with owners and other guests at the Rancho or in a front row seat for the epic sunsets, you won't regret it. This property only has a handful of rooms so consider yourself lucky if you can book a reservation.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Villa Amarilla

Address: Calle Central | Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica (Formerly Villa Amarilla Bed and Breakfast)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Tamarindo
Price Range: $113 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a fun friendly hotel. Right on the beach with tropical gardens. We have a Rancho with day beds and hammocks. The Rancho has a chill vibe. It's where you can mingle with other guests from all over the world. There are games and books in the Rancho. Our sound system always has different genres of music playing or you can put on your music. We have a pingpong table, frisbees, paddle boards, soccer balls or just kick back and relax. We have a fully stocked community kitchen if you feel like cooking. Free Breakfast which includes Muffins, French Pastries, Quiche, Papaya, Mango, Pineapple, Bananas, Watermelon, Milk, Juice and of course Costarican Coffee. We have a massage palapa, the masseuses are amazing. We have a salon palapa, if you need blow dry or cut/color. Amenities included in the price of your room are AirConditioning, Flat Screen Cable T.V, Ceiling Fan, Free Wi-Fi (throughout the hotel), Hot Water, Hair Dryers at your request. Need a snack late in the afternoon, In the Community Kitchen you will always find Fresh Fruit. At the reception desk you will find Beach Towels, Sunscreen and Bug Spray. We also carry a First Aid Kit. Free Parking in Front and We offer Free Laundry Service. The fun begins at check-in with a shot of tequila.... "Come a strangers, leave as family" ... more   less 
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