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BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas

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Bear River, Canada
Reviewed 17 December 2012

We stayed at this hotel for two nights in December 2012 , having left a previously booked Eco lodge (El Sabanero) see review on this which explains why.. We moved down to Tamarindo and walked into this hotel as advertising special rate for walk ins. The hotel is old and dated in places but work was being done to repair...

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EllenZoe, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas, responded to this review

We really appreciate your taking the time to write a review about us and pointing out our strategic location at the north end of Tamarindo, in front of the beach, far enough from the hustle and bustle of the center of town yet easy to reach it with a simple 5 minute walk. It is fair to let people know...

Bluetitus
Reviewed 14 December 2012

There are strong pluses and minuses to this hotel: +s: Great views, close to beach, surfing, walk to town. Plus they have some large suites that are great for a longer stay. Staff is very friendly. Probably better than most of the other (limited) options in Tamarindo except the very high end Diria Hotel. The rooms are clean -s: Don't...

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Irvine, California
Reviewed 13 December 2012

We stayed at the Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas for 2 nights. The hotel is in a great location. The beach is right across the street from the hotel and the hotel is on the main strip of shopping, restaurants, bars, etc. (it is at the end of the strip, but the strip isn't too long). There is a bar...

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EllenZoe, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas, responded to this review

We really appreciate the great praise for our hotel. You touched on all the points that make us a well-located, reasonably priced, clean option for a stay with beautiful views and friendly staff. Thing is when our guests are happy, we are happy. So please, come back and see us again soon. We’ll save a sunset for you.

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 10 December 2012

The Tamarindo Vista Villas (don't get it confused with the other Best Western which is a good drive out of town) is situated across the street from the beach as you enter Tamarindo. It is an older hotel with lots of character, great ocean views (from common areas and certain rooms) and amazing staff. Really the best part of the...

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EllenZoe, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas, responded to this review

We are grateful for the favorable point you made in you review that our prices are good, and in fact, lower, than many other hotels in Tamarindo. And no other hotel in town offers a full suite with kitchen, living room and various ocean views. You really nailed it when you said we have “lots of character,” as we are...

new smyrna beach
Reviewed 7 December 2012

I stayed at hotel for approximately a week during which time I found the rooms were clean but a slight bit small. The food and the bar were excellent as was the service from the staff. The view of the ocean was exceptional. The staff members that I were in contact with were friendly, helpful, and professional. I would like...

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EllenZoe, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas, responded to this review

Hello again TJ. Thank you so much for the kind assessment of our rooms, food and bar. Looks like you were lucky enough to be looked after by quite a few of our staff, and the result was a great vacation. That’s what we try to do here at the Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas. Keep in mind that you...

Jackson, New Jersey
Reviewed 5 December 2012

this is a great spot to check out the vista ~ i like the rooms up top that look out over the water ~ sandra (my housekeeper) was friendly & discrete & floribethal at the front desk were friendly & helpful as were the night security crew of edgar & rafa ~ luna at the bar is customer orientated &...

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EllenZoe, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas, responded to this review

Thanks for the great recommendation of our hotel. It’s especially good to have our returning guests explain why they like to come back again and again. Sure, it’s our great, accommodating and friendly staff, but it’s also the fact that you can get a simple room with a beautiful ocean view. You can check out the gorgeous view, while eating...

Reviewed 3 December 2012

This is a disgusting hotel, there was red ants' nest in the room and spiders webs all over walls, it was as if no one had been in that room for months. The dishes in the kitchen were not washed. There were red ants in the coffee maker. There were yellow stains on the sheets. We spent most of the...

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EllenZoe, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas, responded to this review

Really..."don't stay here if you want to live ants?" While we apologize for the inconvenience of having ants in your room, we also would like to remind you that you yourself said that they were not there when you entered the room.... So, by that logic, if we gave you a clean room and you got it dirty, its our...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2012

A mixed bag, so here's the good and the bad! The good: 1. great location - opposite the beach, at the end of town, so not noisy, but only a few minutes walk from everything 2. friendly and helpful staff 3. spacious rooms 4. the views from the bar over the beach are amazing The bad: 1. I paid extra...

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EllenZoe, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas, responded to this review

It’s always baffling to us that we get the random guest who did not enjoy their stay with us., especially one like yourself who enjoyed the support of our excellent staff, prime location and spacious rooms. Apparently, we still won you over as you stated at the end of your comments that you might return to stay with us again....

Muskegon, Michigan
Reviewed 25 November 2012

The Vista Villas is a family run and family orientated property. This was our twelfth year in a row staying there and it just gets better each time! This visit the swimming pool was completely redone and it's beautiful. The staff is outstanding especially Floribeth at the front desk and course our long time friend Carlos, Ellen and Trevor.

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EllenZoe, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas, responded to this review

Hi Larry!!! Thanks for writing a great review about us. We love having you visit us twice a year and you always stay in the same Tropical Suite, which is one of our bigger rooms. There’s nothing like seeing you and Lynne reading by the pool each day during your vacation. We’re glad you enjoyed the renovated pool with its...

Pennsauken, New Jersey
Reviewed 17 November 2012

Nice very spacious comfortable rooms. Great location across the street from the beach. Very friendly staff. From check in to check out the staff was on point and a pleasure to deal with. Yessenia my house keeper, Sara was at the front desk, Johana, Adolfo, Fernando and/to Yurren really made you feel welcome and comfortable. I'd stay with them again....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Room Service
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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 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas

Address: Calle Principal 1000, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: $93 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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Also Known As:
Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas Hotel Tamarindo
Tamarindo Best Western
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Tamarindo
#8 Family Hotel in Tamarindo
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Tamarindo
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