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Hotel Villa Amarilla
Ranked #5 of 46 Tamarindo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 28, 2013

Perfect location on the beach. You will be taken care of by owners and feel very welcome. Check out the surf right from the Hotel and be there when needed. Relax in the garden. I was hesitant to write this review as it will be harder to find a vacancy here as more and more people know about it ;). Thank you Cinde and TJ for making us feel at home.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

8 rooms on the ocean, safe, clean, free breakfast, family friendly, perfect location, walk out the back gate and swim in the warm Pacific , surf, fish, spearfish or take a sunset walk (or bycycle, very cool), great restaurants or bring your own food, put it in the fridge, cook it in the kitchen. A beautiful yard with comfy places to chill anytime, massage, great concierge (thanks Diego). And Best of all, owners Cinde and TJ will make you feel relaxed and cared for like the family you Always wanted, and that makes you feel close to the other guests , then other friends drop by who are so interesting and friendly . I will always base my Costa Rica adventures at Hotel Villa Amarilla...Nature Air will fly you right into Tamarindo on a roomy Cessna 208 12 seater ...$133 from San Jose , beautiful flight...oh yeah, great room rates.... Get there, have a shot of tequila and soak it all up...love love love.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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hotelvillaamarilla, Owner at Hotel Villa Amarilla, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2014

Mark,

Thank you so much for your praise and kind words about our hotel. Please come back any time we'd be glad to host you again. Pura Vida!

-Cinde and TJ

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Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

This Beautiful unpretentious beach front hotel gives that home away from home feeling you 'very only heard about and never experienced. It has all the benefits of a hostel, everyone feels like friends or family. To me it is the perfect oasis in a populated beach community. You can spend the day watching surfers and beach comers pass by all from the comfort of your chair on a lush grassy lawn.
Breakfast and healthy snacks provided. Knowledgable English speakers are always available to give you directions and advice. This is the first place you should come to experience the true Pura Vida that's not lost in the translation. Once you've experienced the adventure you will be hooked on the Costa Rican the lifestyle.
When it comes time to leave, and it always comes too soon, You'll be torn like the Clash! "Should I Stay or should I Go?"

Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

one of the most pleasant surprises we've encountered in Costa Rica.
a nice place with all kinds of amenities. Cinde & Tj will be occupied to make you feel great. fantastic place and wonderful people!!!
hope to see you soon...
Pere & Dani

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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hotelvillaamarilla, Manager at Hotel Villa Amarilla, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2013

when are you guys moving down here! hurry and move to costa rica loved having you here hopefully we'll be neighbors soon ! see you in costa rica
~tj and cinde

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Reviewed November 6, 2013

We stayed in Villa Amarilla in October 2013, for 8 nights. We were three sharing a three beds room. Nicest place in Tamarindo. Best location, right on the beach. Best value with very confortable rooms, suitable for any type, family, friends, couples! TJ and Cindy, the owners, are the best. Always there to make your stay easy and relax.
Thanks guys for making this trip unreal! Pura Vida and take it easy!
Pierre

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

We stayed at "Villa Amarilla" almost two weeks during a spanish course and we really had a great time! The hosts are just lovely!
Our room was clean and comfortable, breakfast was included, we could use the kitchen and the fridge. Additionally they offered laundry. The hotel is placed right in front of the beach, where you could watch the most beautiful sunsets in Costa Rica! Cinde and TJ were very kind - they made us Nachos and a Salsa Dip as it was raining, in the evening they had a beer with us and they even took us to a bullriding event in town. We will never forget this experience.

Come as strangers, leave as family! Pura Vida and thank you, Cinde and TJ!! All the best!

Frederike

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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hotelvillaamarilla, Manager at Hotel Villa Amarilla, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2013

had a great time with you in the bull ring! glad you loved costa rica hope to see you guys soon!more chip and dip nights to come!
~tj and cinde

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Reviewed October 18, 2013

Just sitting in San Jose airport after 7 days in Tamarindo, I want to go back to the beach. Villa Amarilla is in perfect location, you can check the surf outside your window.... Perfect.

What is better than the location and views are the owners. TJ, Cinde and Jase are the absolute best people you will ever meet. You get absolutely spoiled, you feel like a part of the family.

Pura Vida, thanks guys

Room Tip: We stayed in room 4 which has a great view of the surf.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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hotelvillaamarilla, Owner at Hotel Villa Amarilla, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2013

Glad you enjoyed you stay it was a pleasure to have you! thanks for the kind words hope to see you on your next trip to costa rica!
~tj and cinde

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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 46 B&Bs / Inns in Tamarindo
Price Range: $66 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Villa Amarilla 2.5*
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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