Stayed here the week of June 15th 2014. Grounds were intimate and beautiful. We did not hear the howler monkeys close by here. Short walk to the beach, and 15 minute walk to the far end of Tamarindo. Off a back dirt road, which I appreciated, as it was away from the main buzz of Tamarindo, though the road could be a little dark and quiet at night (I never felt unsafe). Rooms are classy, AC works well, water works well, bed is a bit on the harder side but was never uncomfortable. Pool is quiet and clean. Breakfast is great, Coco provides excellent service. Bar for the restaurant opens at 5 pm, fantastic drinks from Steve all week. Chef Shlomy also found time to help out during the day or after the dinner rush.
As a couple in our late 20's/early 30's, I did not think we would have as much use for Rich, the owner, as other reviewers. This was not the case. He was always extremely helpful while never being intrusive.
Gabriela was extremely helpful as well in regards to our excursions. She offers tons of suggestions and will arrange everything for you, while also allowing you to pay for nearly everything at the hotel. Very convenient as many place don't take credit cards (they do here, you pay the hotel and they, in turn, pay the excursion, transport, etc).
You can't go wrong here, the sum of the many parts add up to a wonderful experience without issues.
Highly recommended. I would absolutely stay again. I think it's perfect for singles or couples especially.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Arco Iris is located within walking distance to the beach, shops, restaurants and the center of town. The hotel has been completely remodeled and has five bungalows and seven deluxe rooms, which are surrounded by a lush tropical garden and swimming pool for your relaxation. Set back from the street, Hotel Arco Iris assures guests a quiet and tranquil experience. The rooms have been re-designed with beautiful contemporary bathrooms and comfortable interiors and have A/C, TV's and mini bars. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arco Iris Hotel
- Arco Iris Tamarindo