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Villas Macondo
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Brooklyn, NY
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great choice!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2012

I stayed here a week ago with my husband and baby. Since its the slow season we pretty much had the grounds to ourselves. We stayed in a one bedroom apartment. The kitchen came in handy with the baby we even made breakfast a couple of days. The kitchen is well equipped. The apartment itself was very clean and well kept. The grounds are beautiful and well kept as well. There is beauitful trees, flowers and plants. The pool was very refreshing. The staff was friendly and very informative. Thanks to LB for fixing my daughters stroller on the very first day we got there. In regards to location its just a short walk to the beach and yes its on a dirt road but so is everything else unless your on the main street. The location is great alot of places to eat and have drinks. I will absolutely recommend this place to anyone traveling to Tamarindo.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Granada, Nicaragua
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2012

When we visited Tamarindo a second time there was no question where we wanted to stay. Everything was too good the first time. The staff is cool and helpful, the rooms are clean with safes and reasonably comfortable beds, cable tv, hot water, a hammock for every room and a table outside for having breakfast, drinks or utilizing the wifi (which also works fine in the room).

The kitchen is clean, but the pool was a little too murky for my tastes both times we stayed, though there were those who didn't seem to mind. (The beach is less than 5 minutes away, so it doesn't seem to be that important, but if you're going to have a pool you might as well keep it clean.) Located about a block off the main area you can escape the noise but still only be a couple minutes from the restaurants, supermarket, shopping and whatever else. (Bring your money—Costa Rica isn't cheap, and Tamarindo is like being back in the states.)

Macondo has enclosed parking and an internet room for those not lugging around their laptops. Very laid back place and everyone staying there seems to be staying it easy, and the staff makes it easy for them.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tope2012
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salt lake city
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18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2012

We stayed here first for one week, checked out and visited some other areas, and then came back and stayed for another two weeks. It is a perfect low key place to hang out that actually feels authentic while staying in Tamarindo. The hammocks on the individual patios are amazing, and the computers, library, and communal kitchen were very nice. Close to the grocery store and a ten minute walk to the beach... Loved the pool and garden setting. Great all around!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brooklyn, New York
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2012

My husband and I stayed in one of their apartments for 4 nights earlier this month. The apartment set-up was perfect - 2 floors, full kitchen and big fridge, futon for sitting downstairs, queen bed upstairs and good-sized bathroom with shower (albeit sans curtain which made a big mess). And in the center of the complex is a fantastic pool!

Now on to the cons - the ants and mosquitoes. The hotel is surrounded by lush landscape so that doesn't come without the price of having bugs. As mentioned in other reviews, this place is right down the street from Voodoo Lounge and depending on the night, the music goes well into morning hours. Also, this hotel is about a block from the beach and the walk is uphill on a dirt road - kinda annoying since pretty much every other street in the area is paved.

I think overall their regular room rate is well priced, however the apartment rate is a bit high. There aren't a ton of hotels in the area, so I definitely consider this one. It's certainly not the best out there, but if you're willing to overlook a few things it can work just for for you.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kmart820
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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2012

Pros: Has a community kitchen (OK minus the ants) with gas burners, fridge and charcoal bbq; Location is in the center of town, but a bit off the main street which is good; The employees are friendly and helpful; The super market is only a few doors down; Rooms have a small fridge and an Air Conditioning unit (a must have for the hot nights); free internet room and wifi; felt safe as a solo female.

Cons: A lot of Ants and spiders in the room (had the room sprayed); mosquitos kept me from enjoying the hammock at night; Tues night is Voodoo Lounge night (a few doors down) and it sounded like they were in my room - the party lasted from 9pm - 4am - not a night for sleep at all.

Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Hamburg, Germany
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46 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2012

This is a great place to stay in Tamarindo. The hotel itself consists of small cabinas which are basic but at the same time pleasantly designed: they are airy, colorful and don't have the crazy decorations that are sometimes favourited by the costa rican hotel owners :) Each place has a small veranda with a hammock where you can enjoy the book and talks with the other guests. All rooms are located around the pool which is a great place to spend the afternoons with plenty of sun and shadow depending on your preferences.
The location is also pretty nice, it is about 5 minutes walk to the beach and right next to the super market if you would like to buy your own food. There is a communal kitchen area with coffee and other necessities available. The restaurants and bars are also very close.
All in all a lovely place with a nice atmosphere and very pleasant staff.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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bologna
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81 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2012

I chose Villas Macondo for 3 nights, reserved it over internet and highly appreciated the cozy atmosphere, the small but well kept swimming pool and the easy going relaxed management. I went alone and met nice people, we ended up sharing often dinners and talks around the pool, it was the first time that I found such an atmosphere during my lonely short trip in CR. I would happily stay longer, but unfortunately my holiday had run out!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Villas Macondo
Address: Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 74 Specialty Lodging in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
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