Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

1000 Calle Principal, Tamarindo 50309 Costa Rica
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#17 of 30 hotels in Tamarindo
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Located in Tamarindo,Guanacaste Province, the Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas is sure to provide a peaceful and comforting home away from home for any traveler. Each Best Western hotel provides free internet access, giving guests the opportunity to check emails and surf the web, all from the comforts of their room or the business center. With cleanliness and value being our top priority, we ensure a restful and productive stay. On top of that, our superior customer service will ensure that we meet all your needs and go beyond your expectations.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Evening entertainment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Nightclub / DJ
Couples massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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1000 Calle Principal, Tamarindo 50309 Costa Rica
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Shauna Gamble wrote a review Feb 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel is charming, location is good, not so close to the downtown loudness. We stayed on a Friday night - there is always 2 live bands Friday night - so be sure to not have a room near the pool. The hotel warned us of the band before we checked in. Unfortunately when I got there the room was not ready, and then the Friday night we waited 2 hours for meals and the kids meals never showed up. We did get a refund for the food, but the hotel manager was supposed to get us a discount on a day trip, said they will call us, but never did.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Do not get a room near the pool or bar if you plan on being there on a Friday night.
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Margot S wrote a review Feb 2020
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada17 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is well located across the street from the beach and near the centre of Tamarindo town. The room was spacious and clean with a nice view. Free boogie boards were available on site. The free breakfast was mediocre with cold coffee sometimes and no fruit on occasion. Maid service was undependable with no towels one day, no face clothes another and the shower not cleaned many days. Friday night they host a wild party till 2:30 am so don’t expect to sleep.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shantel M wrote a review Aug 2022
2 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
First thing I want to mention is the employees there were amazing! They were all so nice and professional. I give their customer service 5 stars. Their breakfast was delicious and the room I stayed in was cute. Now the reason why I give it a 3 star is because the first few hour I got there I decided I wanted to shower since its really humid and I was sweating all day I needed to rinse off. We’ll the warm water was completely off. I don’t know if there is a certain time of the day the hot water is shut off or lot I decided not to ask and didn’t shower. Also something I notice after a few hours I smelt something that was faint but wasn’t strong. While I was getting ready to go to the beach the smell got worse and I notice it started to smell like poop. I understand that the sewer system is not the greatest and I understand and respect that. I go to Mexico every year and their see system is the same. I’m used to this and I’ve been to Costa Rica 3 times already. Well this smell was not coming from the bathroom. I tried to ignore it since I didn’t know where it was coming from. While I was getting ready to do my hair I grabbed my hair brush from my wife’s backpack that was sitting on the chair and when I bent over the smell was so strong. It was coming from the couch and I immediately felt uncomfortable. The smell got worse through out the night and was so unbearable I was up at 6:30 am and needed to leave the room. I know I could of mentioned all of this to the staff but I was already exhausted I had been in Costa Rica a week already and it was just one night. I still had a full week ahead of me in Tamarindo. It wasn’t too bad just would go their again.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pía Díaz wrote a review Jan 2020
Escazu, Costa Rica5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived on time to the check in around 10min before 15:00, the recepcionist doesn't apply the payment because the room wasn't ready yet, we walked to the bar and asked for a beer.. 15min later we had to wait for 1hour in the line at the reception.
All the pricess are in dollars but they dont charge you the payment in dollars because "they cant".
THE ROOM, the bed has a huge edges eliminating all the space into de little room, it doesnt have fridge so you cant no take any food with you, it has a good view, it has AC, but you can hear all the sounds of the neighbors and ofc they can hear you too, the bathroom it's too little too.
Breakfast, terrible! I asked for fried overeasy eggs and the gave to me 2 eggs overcooked and they were greasy.
About the good things its very near to the beach and they loan some equipment to the beach.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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lil024 wrote a review Feb 2020
Mississauga, Canada7 contributions9 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
For the price there are absolutely many more places worth your money! If I payed less it may have been decent but the manager at front desk reception was unwilling to go out of her way to help. This was our last stay in costa rica after visiting Arenal and Monteverde and without a doubt this was the worst and most unhelpful stay. We extended our stay and paid the same price but were treated like new guests and were forced to check out and check back in and vacate the premise while waiting for a new room. Surprisingly, the new room was actually nicer then the old room and wasn't infested with ants.

Paid for a partial ocean view and got a view of trees. DO NOT RECOMMEND FOR BUSINESS PEOPLE, wifi is subpar and you have to go searching for cellular signal. Also management does no regulate who comes onto the premise and lets anyone into the pool because the pool has street access. Pool was filthy and appeared to be filled with locals who were friends with the hotel staff. No wristbands given upon checkin so no way to tell who was actually staying in the hotel or who decided to pop in and use the pool with there family.

All in all, this hotel is not a representation of the best western that I'm familiar with in Canada and the United States, is poorly managed and I have no clue what I paid through the roof for. One positive is that the bar staff was friendly.
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Date of stay: February 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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latosky5 wrote a review Mar 2022
Salmon Arm, Canada10 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My family of 5 stayed in the Surf Shack (room 199) for 10 nights and would NOT recommend this chalet. But everything else in this hotel is very nice. This chalet is needing an update-old curtains falling down, bed frames cracked, dirty old couch, hot plate rusted. My sister stayed in the ocean view room and it was very clean, bright and updated-lovely! The hotel is in a perfect location for those wanting to surf. We had lessons from the surf school provided onsite. Eric was awesome-he provided us with a surf board for the remaining of our stay. Beautiful sunset views from the pool deck, all the staff tried their best to assist with any requests. Kenny Sanchez is one particular team member that was exceptional. Thank you again Kenny!
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western
Date of stay: February 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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gloriainmexico wrote a review Mar 2022
Sidney, Canada309 contributions102 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our two night stay at the Best Western Tamarindo Visita Villas. Check-in was easy. We’d confirmed an ocean view room with one queen bed, were offered an upgrade to a king suite with kitchenette but no view. Opted to stay in the ocean view room. So glad we did! Bed was a bit hard with king sheets on a queen bed, a bit messy. The view, the staff from reception to breakfast wait staff to cleaning lady were very polite & friendly. Delicious breakfast! Beautiful pool area also with a fabulous view. Also, parking is available up the hill a bit so you don’t have to drag your suitcases very far. The gates are locked at night so all is secure.
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Date of stay: March 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ocean view rooms are amazing!
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MyReviews wrote a review Jan 2020
Vancouver, Canada6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed one night and breakfast is included. We went for breakfast at 9.30 am ( breakfast closed at 10 )
We sat down, there were no more glasses for juice, coffee was low.

The server came and took our order.
I ordered yogurt with granolas, cereals and fruits.(but they didn’t have the granolas. )
My bf ordered egg, rice and beans.
We saw some other people ordered the food before us and they got the food first.
We asked the server about our food , he said he didn’t have it. He said 5 minutes ...
10.19 am I saw the server with dozens of egg they bought from the store.( they ran out of eggs)

10.25am we finally got our food.
It shouldn’t take this long ( 55 minutes to get our breakfast)
The server could have told us if they ran out of something instead of making us waited.

Do not recommend to stay here.

Also Bed is not clean ... not sure if they changed the sheets. 😣
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Judith C wrote a review Nov 2022
Comox Valley, Canada53 contributions44 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a great stay, zero problems. Room was spacious, with lovely balcony watched a few big Iguanas in the trees eating and sunbathing, could even see the ocean. Staff was excellent, the hotel actually felt like a home away from home, in some ways. We stayed there for 5 days at end of a 26 day trip in Costa Rica. Met great people in the common area (pool, restaurant bar area. At the hotel you have free access to boggy boards, umbrellas, chairs etc. I'd stay there again in a minute
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western
Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Scott F wrote a review Feb 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This location is outside of the busy downtown, which if you’re looking for something a bit quieter, it works well. The pool, poolside bar, and ample seating around the pool are a great way to relax after a day of surfing. They also have one of the best bartenders, Andreas, slinging drinks and ensuring lots of laughs.

All the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast in the morning is also quite good.

Be aware, the hotel bar turns into a club on Fridays. It’s a lot of fun if you’re looking for that, but it is noisy in all rooms until 2:30am. Sundays also have a pool party which can be very noisy as well.

Very happy with our accommodations for our vacation!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Erica W asked a question Feb 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania15 contributions3 helpful votes
Can you exchange dollars to colones here?
Bob1017 asked a question Jan 2022
Cambridge, United Kingdom106 contributions19 helpful votes
What views do the “jungle rooms” have please ? Do they have balcony’s ?
Answer from papi22207
2220747 contributions27 helpful votes
They don’t provide a free shuttle. Go to Tamarindo shuttle on line and order one from them. Reliable service. $20 one way I think.
Brian C wrote a tip Feb 2024
Marin County, California32 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring ear plugs for the Friday night party "
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Erin M wrote a tip Jan 2024
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Surf and dive shop at end of driveway!"
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starmandave1959 wrote a tip Dec 2023
Belper, United Kingdom96 contributions47 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"if you do stay here, get breakfast at nearby restaurants "
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Sarah H wrote a tip Dec 2023
Worthing, United Kingdom118 contributions70 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid. Exoticca travel use this hotel. Check your itinerary before you travel!"
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Beatrice V wrote a tip Nov 2023
4 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Hotel is on a hill so you constantly go up and down. Restaurants are 10-15 minutes away walking. Staff is nice if you tip them."
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PRICE RANGE
S$119 - S$158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western tamarindo vista villas hotel tamarindo, tamarindo best western
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacasteTamarindo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
39
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas?
Nearby attractions include Agua Dulce Bartending (0.2 km) and The Nail Box (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a rooftop bar, and free wifi.
Which room amenities are available at Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, a rooftop bar, and free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include L'Estanco El Jardin Escondido, Pangas Beach Club, and Shaka Food.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Tamarindo.
Are pets allowed at Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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