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Hotel Tamarindo Diria
Ranked #12 of 22 Hotels in Tamarindo
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Whiting, New Jersey
1 review
“A very rustic yet relaxing resort!”
Reviewed March 6, 2011

Hotel Tamarindo Diria Beach & Golf Resort wasn't what I expected, but it still filled my expectations. The staff was super friendly! Many of them spoke good English, especially a boy named Christopher who was a great help the entire time I stayed at the resort. All trips can be planned at the hotel and the front desk was very helpful for giving directions or even booking reservations. If you are not an animal person, I would not recommend going to Costa Rica because there were lizards, iguanas, monkeys, and various birds on the resort. On the beach, it was filled with dogs. As far as the rooms go, I was satisfied with our room. With the recent bed bug scare I was happy to see no sign of any kind of bug or animal in my room. The food in the restaurant is excellent and the free breakfast as the best fruit you could ever imagine. The location is in a generally good area with shops surrounding the hotel, although there were some unfriendly locals on the streets. I would not recommend leaving the resort at night alone, because there are many areas without streetlights and that are very unsafe. They host absolutely BEAUTIFUL weddings. My sister got married there and they decorated the reception room unbelievably. It was also very romantic with the beach and sunset in the background. Overall, this hotel was a great way to spend a week of my life and I would definitely return.

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Reviewed March 3, 2011

We love Tamarindo and return at least once a year for 2 weeks at a time. Tamarindo Diria has everything we need in a hotel. Great beach, great pools, great bar, great rooms on the beach, great location in Tamarindo. Friends joined us this year and it was just GREAT! Cannot wait to return.

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Sewell, New Jersey
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Reviewed February 27, 2011

I have been traveling to Costa Rica for the past 7 years and we just returned home from our 6th stay at the Diria. Every year a group of us, which consists of my family including my daughter who is now 9 and friends go to surf, swim and explore the country. We have always stayed at the Diria as the staff there is now like family to us. Ende, Manuel, David, Bernie, and Christopher to name a few, are great people who are always there to help us with anything that we need during our stay. I have recommended the diria to friends who have recently traveld there and they came home and couldn't thank me enough for the reccomendation. Costa Rica is a beautiful country with beautiful people who live in it.

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Reviewed February 27, 2011

Our daughter just get married at this hotel. It was magical and the service was out of this world. Everything was perfect. I am proud to say this was the best wedding I have ever attended. Tamarindo Diria does a fine job. We had 90 people attend and everyone thought it was magnificent.

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Acton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed February 27, 2011

Perfect for family or couples get aways's. The in house "tour desk" is fully up to speed on activites for you to choose from. They only use top flight vendors and whether you choose zip lining, canopy tours or the just visit another local beach to mix it up, we were fully satisfied.

We used the resort as main base, mixing up activites off site with the best beach access and pool in the town, which included using the in house surf instructor who guaranteed results,... we were succesfull in ripping a wave!

Back to snowy New England and looking on line to bring the kids next year this time.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed February 27, 2011

While I stayed in a condo across the street from the main hotel, the overall experience was awesome. My group, in Tamarindo for a wedding, was able to get a ridiculous price on a condo by searching through Google (not actually owned by the hotel) We had full access to all of the hotel's pools, breakfast, beach, etc.

I heard some bad things about the hotel, close to street, lots of foot traffic, etc., but no one thought this tarnished their trip in the end. We did have to wear a wristband however which was not convenient and made us even easier to spot as tourists to the locals selling their items on the beach. Diet coke, and other soda, was $2 a can so do yourself a favor and go to the store right down the street for food and drinks.

Wedding service was excellent. The woman in charge obviously knew what she was doing and everything was picture perfect.

Overall, the condo was a perfect and very affordable option for our group of 9 friends. (4 bedrooms, 1 full kitchen, 3 functioning bathrooms, 1 not functioning, and an epic view of the main beach/coast and mountains surrounding the area.

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Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
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Reviewed February 27, 2011

Can’t complain about the location, we could literally walk out our door and have 50 yards to the Pacific Ocean. The resort is in a great location but is a bit run down and the rooms directly on the ocean are quite small. Management does not necessarily give you the room that you booked, we had issues and I heard several other people complaining as well. They have a new section across the road that is quite nice if you don’t mind having to walk across the road to get back to the beaches. The service was quite slow but I guess that is a problem in all of Costa Rica. We noticed that if you spoke Spanish to the bar staff, you would get waited on immediately while those who spoke English would have to wait. One of our rooms did not have a hair dryer and the resort said that they did not have any, nor did any of the rooms have an iron. They did have a nice breakfast that was included with both an omelet and waffle station. I asked about golf and apparently they only have a driving range. (Don’t know how they can call it a golf resort?) Our first choice for booking – Capitan Suizo, did not have vacancy which is why we booked this resort. While we were there we checked out Capitan Suizo which was a lot nicer and had just as good a location, next time maybe???

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merlin88, Front Office Manager at Hotel Tamarindo Diria, responded to this review, March 1, 2011
D00dledad,
The resort is a constant work on progress. We are continuously working towards improved customer satisfaction. Hair dryers are available in every room. If for some reason your room did not, then I hope that you requested one. Irons are also available but not kept in the rooms.

We are considered a golf resort because of our convenient location; there are two world-class golf courses that we offer to our guests at a special rate. Hacienda Pinilla features the 6,800-meter championship course. Then there’s the challenging 18-hole, par 71 golf course at Paradisus Playa Conchal. Both courses offer club and cart rentals, and if you are a beginner, lessons. If per chance, you want to work on your game, without taking in a full 18 holes, we have our own private driving range located 2 kilometers from the hotel, just in front of the Tamarindo Airport. The use of the range is free to hotel guests.

Thank you for staying with us.
Pura vida.
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Property: Hotel Tamarindo Diria
Address: Tamarindo Beach, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Tamarindo
#5 Business Hotel in Tamarindo
#7 Spa Hotel in Tamarindo
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Tamarindo
#9 Family Hotel in Tamarindo
#9 Romantic Hotel in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Tamarindo Diria 3.5*
Number of rooms: 239
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Tamarindo Diria is the iconic beach hotel located in Tamarindo Beach, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, with its own personality perfect for an authentic Costa Rica vacation. Features direct access to the most famous costa rican white sand beach, front ocean view accommodations, 4 swimming pools, 5 restaurants, 5 bars, and much more! ... more   less 
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