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“Awesome Place, Friendly Staff, Great Bartender”
Review of Hotel Pasatiempo

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Hotel Pasatiempo
Ranked #4 of 47 Tamarindo B&B and Inns
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

We randomly found this place after coming into Tamarindo without any accomidations booked. To say the least, we were happily surprised. Within the first 30 minutes, we were settled in our clean, comfortable room and welcomed by the bartender Steve. Steve not only served up delicious beverages, but acted as our personal concierege for recommedations around town. Overall, a phenomenal experience!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Amanda E
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Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

Friendly staff. Room was okay with a bathroom. Warm water! We had airco. Breakfast is okay but noy super. Almost every day the same thing. Bar is cool with a lot of drinks. Lunch is soooo good. Swimming pool was nice but the beds alround it have to be replaced. They are not always okay. Want to come back!

Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
1  Thank Charlotte B
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

Came to Tamarindo with my GF to celebrate my birthday and surf up the wonderful waves of Costa Rica. What can we say, we loved the hotel and rooms were beautiful. The bartender Steven was great and friendly recommending us places to try and things to do as this was our first time in Tamarindo. Pool was very clean and very refreshing. The rooms were cleaned daily and towels replaced. Recommend to stay here every time you want to come to Tamarindo.

Room Tip: A room farther from the pool would be more quite all through out the day.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

I absolutely loved my stay at Hotel Pasatiempo. The hotel is well located, off the main strip, but not too far a walk from the beach. I thought the value was tremendous. Not very expensive at all, the rooms were clean and it included a good breakfast.

If you are a novice surfer like myself, do yourself a favor and take a surf lesson with Alejandro. He is great and will quickly correct what you are doing wrong.

The hotel and bar staff are great. The only negative I could say is that I wish the eggs or yogurt breakfast were also offered on the weekend.

PS: Tamarindo is beautiful

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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2  Thank 59Paul
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

Nice, clean, quiet, and comfortable room! The landscaping is beautiful and the large open air bar area lets you enjoy your surroundings while savoring a delicious breakfast. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable - they helped us find a wonderful safari. It is within walking distance of everything Tamarindo has to offer.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Christine R
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

So...
we took the last room with two beds. the room was smelly.. smelt mold.. Took two days before odour was gone... We opened the windows and left the a/c on.
too much water in the shower it's good but a waste since the water condition in CR. MUCH MORE WATER THAN AT HOME...
The really good point: Bed are Amazing!!!! that"s the highlight!!!

bar close at 07:30pm... a bit early... restaurant is not inviting... breakfast is not standard... powder juice... sometimes arrow pinto sometime not... sometime one egg... sometime two... the manager at the bar is not friendly, nice but scary... rest of the staff was really nice!!!

Room Tip: Make sure you ask for a room with no humidity...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Lapequenia
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Hotel-Pasatiempo, Owner at Hotel Pasatiempo, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2013

Thanks for your comment, we are always disappointed to know when a client is not satisfied with his or her stay at Pasatiempo, and we try to understand the clients complaints, trying to improve our service. Of course we are not perfect and we can not please everyone but we do our best. In the tropics during the raining season humidity can be a factor, but we encourage our clients to let us know anytime they have an issue with it and we will be more than happy to help them with anything. If a client is not happy with his room we can give him another one, it is as simple as asking.
In Pasatiempo we have good water pressure and this is generally really appreciated by our customers. To be honest, this is the first time that we have a complaint about it, but we understand the concern of this client. Pasatiempo is one of the few hotels in Tamarindo who recycles water. We are really conscious about recycling, try to minimize energy consumption, chemical products and other waste. It's also for that we ask our clients to turn off A/C and lights when they are not in their rooms.
We take the breakfast comment very seriously, we are trying to change the menu everyday with gallo pinto, granola/ yogurt, continental, pancakes and more.
Regarding our bartender, he's really sorry if he left you with a bad impression and he will be happy to invite you to a drink if one day you are back in Tamarindo.
Hopefully you will be back to Pasatiempo one of these days and be happier with our service.

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Pasatiempo is your peaceful oasis in quite busy Tamarindo. Its perfect chill out place for solo travellers, friends, family, couples, for everyone. Clean, comfy rooms, positive, friendly staff, whole hotel set up of rooms, garden, pool, bar..feels like home. Everything you need out of hotel is walking distance. Enjoy like me and my friends did.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Karolina S
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Additional Information about 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 #4 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Tamarindo
Price Range: $87 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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