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Villa Alegre - Bed and Breakfast on the Beach
Ranked #29 of 49 Tamarindo B&B and Inns
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“Great spot away from hustle and bustle of Tamarindo...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

Two weeks ago three of us stayed in the spacious Russian room and had two nights of comfort,peace and relaxation. We had not been to Tamarindo for several years and was astonished to see the growth and development. The Villla Alegre was just as we remembered it, however. Lovely grounds and common area including the infinity pool looking over the Pacific. A short walk down to the beach where we picked up shells was a bonus. The gates were closed in the evening, adding protection to the vehicles. The breakfast was still fabulous, always great coffee. Good job to Barry and Suzye for keeping it going after all these years.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Latham, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

We came to Villa Alegre with a large group of 25 people and Barry and Suzye did a great job making sure all of us were taken care of. They provided us with plenty of information on the local hot spots and made delicious breakfast for us every morning. In addition they had wonderful friendly housekeepers! The house itself is very clean and had plenty of room for all of my friends and I to rest and relax. Plus the house was centrally located to great beach locations. I would definitely recommend this Bed and Breakfast to anyone looking to stay in Tamarindo!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Princeton, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

Spent four days at Villa Allegre in Feb, 2014. Barry and Susie are great hosts. We stay in B&B's often and this Inn rates high on our list. The Japan suite was spacious and unique. The pool was a perfect way to start and end the day. Breakfast were different and terrific each day. Sunsets at the entrance to the beach were special each night. A short walk down the beach to great boogie boarding . Barry had great recommendations on restaurants each night. Can't say enough good things about this special Inn
Lou and Tina L

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

Very friendly and accommodating owners . Room spacious .Very Quiet except for the birds chirping in A.M . Close to a rocky beach. Breakfast was good .Distance to town is not recommended because no sidewalks.The owner was willing to drive you to town .

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

A group of my friends (24 people) rented the entire Villa Alegre and it was an AMAZING experience. The house staff were some of the nicest people we met in Costa Rica. Suzye and Barry are very knowledgeable about the area and Costa Rica in general. They provided maps, directions, and catered to our needs as best they could. If I ever go to Tamarindo again, I will definitely be looking this place up.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

Our group stayed at Villa Alegre for 5 nights and it was an incredible experience. We were greeted by Barry, one of the nicest hosts I have ever met. Each morning started with an excellent breakfast. Juevos rancheros, smoothies, fresh fruits and Blackberry butter that was to die for. And that was just one morning! The pool area has plenty of room to lounge or to play games. A shuffleboard court is poolside. Just a 20 second walk and you're on a beach overlooking a gorgeous sunset. Barry and Suzy welcomed us with open arms and we will never forget this trip! Thanks!

Room Tip: Paying a little extra for the Villa is worth it!
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

We booked for 3 nights having read the glowing reviews on Trip Advisor but were sadly very disappointed. We felt Villa Alegre was very over priced for what it offered and that the general standard was not as good as other places we stayed on our trip for nearly half the price.

The house is pretty tired and outdated (it has a 1970's feel to it) and the rooms are cluttered and over bearing with all the nik naks and family photos, even in the bathroom. The curtains were just useless strips of white material that didn't even cover the windows so the room was light from about 5.30am.

Breakfast is served at 8.30am and all guests eat together with Barry and Suzye. The menu changes a little each day but it seems to be that you get what you are given as opposed to there being any choice. Barry and Suzye are very welcoming and clearly want their guests to have a good experience, it just depends what experience those guests want as we found it quite imposing and claustrophobic.

Wifi is available but not in the bedrooms. The beach is a 30 second walk away down the garden and while in parts it is quite sandy, you would need to go further round the bay to be able to go in the sea as its very rocky. The walk into town takes about 15 minutes and is just one straight road or a taxi is very cheap ($4). Despite being located out of the town it wasn't that quiet early in the morning.

This is at best an average B&B charging double what it should be especially given that your stay is on your hosts terms even down to what you eat and when you eat it.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Villa Alegre - Bed and Breakfast on the Beach

Property: Villa Alegre - Bed and Breakfast on the Beach
Address: Playa Langosta, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Villa Alegre - Bed And Breakfast On The Beach Hotel Tamarindo
Villa Alegre - b&b On The Beach

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