the accommodations themselves were nothing spectacular. The rooms radically need updating or a sense of interior décor. It took our maid two days to figure out there were guests in the room and actually clean well. When we first checked in the condition of the room was sub par. We had laundry done at their facilities. We were promised clothes by that evening but somehow they did not get delivered until the next day. The first night in our room we found a large crab walking around the living room. While I understand this is Costa Rica and bugs and critters are prolific here finding a large critter in an American chain is simply unacceptable. The third night there we found a gargantuan 6" spider. While the hotel made some attempts to weather-strip, the underside of our sliding door had about a quarter in gap underneath which explained the critter infiltration.
Breakfast was continental and consisted of fruit, cereal, milk, coffee and yogurt. Costa Rican hotels often provide warm breakfasts everywhere else we have stayed so this was a disappointment. You could order a warm breakfast from the kitchen for about $6.50 which was pretty good but should be included for guests like other establishments.
The location is terrific and right at the edge of town so it cant be beat. The AC while cold was reminiscent of a jet turbine which is also a good thing when the Friday party at the bar rolled around. The premises are also well secured. Internet was spotty at best. Overall the stay was decent. Not great, not bad but decent. This place could be so much more if the owners would spend some money on CapEx and improve the property!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A great place to play! The BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas offers the best ocean views, a clean and safe environment, and a wonderful staff.... All just steps away from the world famous beach of Playa Tamarindo. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas Hotel Tamarindo
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