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“Great Stay”
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Hotel Pasatiempo
Ranked #2 of 47 Tamarindo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Nanaimo, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Great Stay”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

I stayed at Hotel Pasatiempo Feb 10-16th,2013.Such a great location, about a 5 min walk to the beach. As soon as I stepped onto the beautiful grounds at Pasatiempo I felt like I was secluded and in a calm oasis. I loved the mixture of people that stayed there. The Wednesday night there was a band. It was SO much fun!! There was a fire show and the music was fun. I called it a night a bit early and my room was very close to the stage and I was able to fall asleep without any problems. The beds in the room were fabulous and I always felt well rested. While staying at hotel pasatiempo, I felt safe and comfortable. The ONLY thing I would wish for would be for the restaurant (which was AMAZING by the way.. ate there 3 times!)to be open for lunch, it would be nice to be able to grab a burger and a beer while laying by the pool... or to have a mini fridge in the room. Other than that, I had a great stay and will be visiting again!!

Thanks hotel Pasatiempo!

ps. the staff was great, especially Randy :)

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

We spent 5 nights at Pasatiempo and really enjoyed it. Only 2 min walk to the town and beach, and away from the noise except for the Leatherback band who play once a week in the rancho until 1am...I love music but it was more of a cat's concert.
The room was very nice, spotless and had a very good AC which is really needed there. The staff was very nice and helpful. A very good place to stay in Tamarindo.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Myself and two friends stayed at Hotel Pasatiempo for six nights and we really enjoyed our stay. It's about a 5 minute walk from the main road and beach which we knew ahead of time and did not bother us. The pool and garden areas are beautiful and very well-maintained. The breakfast every morning was simple but very good consisting of fruit, toast and usually eggs. I've read some reviews that complained about the beds being too hard. I personally loved the bed. It was firm but I found it was exactly what I need after a day of driving on the bumpy Costa Rican roads. My only complaint is that I wish there had been a mini-fridge in our room. It would have been nice to have some place to keep water and other beverages cold as there was no bar or restaurant service on site during the day. Other than that we really enjoyed our stay at Hotel Pasatiempo.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Just a short walk to the beach, steps to the supermarket and convenient to plenty of restaurants. Peaceful setting with beautifully landscaped grounds. Service was great, rooms were clean, bed was comfortable and breakfast was plentiful. Randy the manager was always quick to respond to any of our requests. We stayed for four nights in January as we explored Costa Rica and Nicaragua. We had dinner at the Ttiki restaurant ( run by someone else) which is onsite and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. One of the best ones of our trip.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, Canada
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

Our stay at the Pasatiempo was less than perfect; the hotel needs some upgrading. The maids, however, did everything to make our stay comfortable. If you are looking for a tropical experience, then the hotel meets your criteria. If you are looking for comfort, then you might want to look elsewhere.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

Our time here was wonderful. The staff were helpful and very friendly. Mary and Enriquette took great care in cleaning our room and always had a smile and a kind word. Thanks to Randy and Helene for connecting us to some great tours.
The breakfast was great and just what we needed before our daily beach walks. The hotel is in walking distance to everything.
Would like to see another side table in the room to put things and complimentary ice would of been nice.
Thanks for making our stay in Tamarindo so pleasant.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

we just returned from a two week stay at this hidden gem.From check in with Randy at the front desk we were treated with a warm welcome. they go out of their way to Make things as comfortable as possible.T he maids we had were excellent ...Mary and Enriquetta were outstanding and work very hard....thank you ladies....The breakfast in the morning always included fresh hot coffee, juice and eggs or cereal and toast with jam.I do feel that the hotel should provide complimentary ice to their guests and perhaps face clothes in the rooms. Helene, keep up the great job as you have some great staff... Judy and Larry Mason...We will return if back in Tamarindo.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Property: Hotel Pasatiempo
Address: Main Street, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Pasatiempo 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Pasatiempo is a charming boutique hotel in Playa Tamarindo just 7 minutes walk to the beach in the quiet part of town. The freshly remodeled hotel features a central pool area with a natural stone and teak deck, a full service restaurant in a natural palm rancho, and a spa. The hotel is situated in a tropical garden beneath the shade of hardwood, palm and mango trees. All of the rooms feature high efficiency AC and hot water, flatscreen televisions with cable, orthopedic mattresses, safe, and a clock radio. ... more   less 
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