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Calle Corona Entre La Baula y Dragonfly, Tamarindo 50309 Costa Rica
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#24 of 76 B&Bs / Inns in Tamarindo
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Tamarindo, In the Shade is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its charming environment and proximity to great restaurants, In the Shade makes it easy to enjoy the best of Tamarindo.

The rooms offer a refrigerator and air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Given the close proximity to Kingpin Sportfishing (1.2 mi), guests of In the Shade can easily experience one of Tamarindo's most popular landmarks.

While in Tamarindo, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from In the Shade, including Pangas Beach Club (0.7 mi), Patagonia Argentinian Grill & Restaurant (0.2 mi), and Langosta Beach Club (0.5 mi).

Tamarindo is also known for some great art galleries, including Lydia Beech Art Boutique, Con Mucho Gusto, and Galeria Atalaida, which are not too far from In the Shade.

In the Shade is sure to make your visit to Tamarindo one worth remembering.

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Adult pool
Breakfast available
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
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Modern
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Croatian, Czech, Italian
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Juan De La Cruz wrote a review Aug 2022
Tamarindo, Costa Rica1 contribution
Good locacation, great and friendly staff, the Internet quality was really good and they have a very nice pool to go and relaxing, it's close from a bunch of restaurants and supermarket, also it's just at 10 minutes walking to the beach, a coffee maker would be nice to have in the room.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: No coffee maker in the room
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Ronnie B wrote a review Jul 2022
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This newly renovated gem is fantastic! It's quiet and modern, with a perfectly chill vibe. The rooms are clean and bright, the pool luxurious, and the staff couldn't have been friendlier and more accommodating -- Mazik, Sandra, and Maggie took great care of me. The super-fast, reliable internet, and adults only policy is great for digital nomads. They serve a delicious breakfast poolside where you can trade tips with other guests on beaches, restaurants, and surfing spots to try -- I ended up hanging out a lot with other guests and made some great new friends. Every recommendation made by the staff -- a riverboat eco cruise, the surfing instructor -- was completely on point. I had a fantastic time in Tamarindo, and a huge part of it was my experience at Hotel in the Shade. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Corner suites have an outdoor kitchenette.
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Katie G wrote a review May 2022
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My boyfriend and I came to Tamarindo for a month (May 2022) and heard about In The Shade co-working space. We signed up to a 3-week membership for the co-working space and it was one of the best decisions we've made on the holiday. We worked there from 9am-5pm on the week days. They have the best Wi-Fi in Tamarindo, there was plenty of space, the staff and owner (Patrick) are so friendly and welcoming, and they've created a great little community of like-minded individuals who are interested in working hard and travelling. The space often attracts digital nomads, like ourselves. They also have excellent and reasonably priced food/drinks, and an indoor and outdoor space to work. The place is very clean and it's a beautiful setting to work from. When sitting outside, you look onto their newly built infinity pool and sun loungers. During our time at In The Shade, we've met some great people who we ended up hanging out with at the weekends. We'd really recommend this place for anyone coming to Tamarindo and working remotely! Although we were staying at an Airbnb nearby, we met some people who were staying at the hotel and were very happy with their stay too.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Trav wrote a review Feb 2022
New York City, New York206 contributions160 helpful votes
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As soon as I finished the booking I received a message from the property stating we have to either pay the full booking in cash on arrival (after the site I booked through already took full payment) or pay them an additional 11% of the total charge because I received a "special" booking rate and that if we dont comply we wont be allowed to check in. Note that my card had already fully been charged at that time - so it was purely form of extortion. In addition, the room I stayed in was extremely dirty and dilapidated and did not look like the photos as advertised. Note that I am not the first person this has happened too - read other reviews here and on the major booking sites. AVOID this horrible, horrible place that will turn your holiday into a nightmare,
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Date of stay: January 2022
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brian wrote a review Jan 2022
Boston, Massachusetts12 contributions6 helpful votes
First off, hats of to Mazik, just a really nice guy and a great host, very helpful, The vibe here is very clever....great internet, big aircon room where you can work with others around you, which feels way nicer than being alone in a hotel room. Everything very clean, (the girl who cleans my room is a legend), 20m pool (I am guessing) that I love doing laps in, top top quality breakfast (which is not included in the room rate),. Patrick the owner is very friendly, enjoys what he is doing, he cares and it shows. Overall, its a really clever concept...great internet, pool, rooms, adults only, work during the day with others around you (if you want), relaxed, small and friendly, safe.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Ryan G wrote a review Sep 2021
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EXCELLENT LOCATION AND ACCOMMODATIONS!!! We decided to go to Costa Rica on our honeymoon and found this gem right in Tamarindo. Not only was the hotel perfect — clean rooms, nice pool, great WiFi and lovely cafe — but Tina was very accommodating and a wealth of information. It was our first time to CR, so we couldn’t have asked for a better host to provide us with some guidance on where to go, what to eat, and what to do! We will definitely find a reason to come back to this hotel in the future!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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A C wrote a review Jul 2021
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There are several reviews across different sites about theft and people breaking into rooms. As a solo female traveler I was looking for a place with decent security but by the owners responses to other travelers as well as not canceling my reservation because of my concerns (I did not get a full refund) I can’t recommend others to stay here, especially female solo travelers. This host will not have your best interests at heart at all. The owner in general from several reviews and my own experience is incredibly difficult to work with so keep this in mind for anyone traveling for business purposes. Tons of other places in Tamarindo with good value, that will let you use coworking space as a part of the reservation.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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okim wrote a review Apr 2021
Belfast, United Kingdom615 contributions294 helpful votes
Best air conditioning and WiFi I have experienced in Costa Rica. Rooms are modern. Comfortable bed. Nice long mirror and plugs beside it, which is great for me wanting hairdryer and straighteners in at the same time! There is a fridge which was handy. Nice seating area and pool was a bonus. Everyone was friendly and helpful. We liked it so much, we booked another night!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ChrigiZH wrote a review Mar 2021
Zurich, Switzerland211 contributions218 helpful votes
The Hotel is really nice and clean. The rooms are a bit small but so far so good. The hotel offers co working spaces too so the WiFi is awesome. Breakfast is unbelievable good but comes with a price. Staff is nice but the blond girl (I think her name was Martina) is veery lovely. Pool and pool area is nice. But even though it says don't play music from your speaker at the pool 2 or more different speakers from different guests played crappie music and the staff didn't really do something about it (which I would expect for an adults only hotel...). Other than that we loved the place and would stay again.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sharon H wrote a review Feb 2021
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I stayed a week at Hotel In The Shade. This is a very well kept property. The owners were on-site for a majority of the time I was there. The property manager was there at minimum 10a-6p. I had cleaning service every day and even had the lovely woman confirm the cash I left was for her. I never once experienced anything but great hospitality while I was there. I felt safe. The property is clean. I got coffee and breakfast every day and was able to work in their newly added co-working space. The wifi is great for remote workers. Thank you to Martina, Viktor and Tina.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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US$134 - US$233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacasteTamarindo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about In the Shade Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to In the Shade Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Papaya Con Leche (0.2 km), Beach & Pool Crawl (0.3 km), and Lydia Beech Art Boutique (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at In the Shade Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a concierge.
What food & drink options are available at In the Shade Hotel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at In the Shade Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to In the Shade Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Antichi Sapori Sicilian Cuisine, Falafel Bar Tamarindo - Mediterranean Cuisine, and Green Papaya Taco Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at In the Shade Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at In the Shade Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, Croatian, and Czech.