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Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

Calle Principal 1000, Tamarindo 50309 Costa Rica
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#17 of 27 hotels in Tamarindo
2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
GreenLeaders Platinum level
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.
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Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Evening entertainment
Car hire
Couples massage
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast in the room
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Nightclub / DJ
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
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
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Bay View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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bruce a wrote a review Feb 2021
Oakland Park, Florida120 contributions114 helpful votes
Super friendly English speaking staff. Very secure. Rooms have been upgraded since my last visit. Real flush toilets. Clean. Excellent WiFi. Great pool and even a mediocre but adequate on site gym. Decent breakfast brought to your room. Good location near the lagoon part of the beach.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Michelle wrote a review Jan 2021
Fort Lauderdale, Florida6 contributions
The hotel is well situated on the strip with restaurants to choose from. Beach is a short walk. Breakfast was good. COVID precautions and cleanliness were taken into account. Best part was the surf school Salty Sols ran by Eric. My son and husband really enjoyedthe group classes and learned the ropes to be able to catch a wave! Take a class, you will love it.
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Date of stay: January 2021
torontonian2016 wrote a review Apr 2020
Toronto, Canada12 contributions9 helpful votes
This hotel and grounds will work for you - affordable, convenient and secure. Free breakfast with a variety "A La Carte Menu " choices. It's fresh but nothing outstanding. The property is spacious with many different suites. Rooms with balconies facing the ocean are amazing. The pool is comfortable and clean. The bar has a Happy Hour, management is exceptional and accommodating, staff are very kind. Tour Guide - We used a local guide who spoke English fluently. Victor from VIC TOURS is very experienced, honest, friendly and accommodating. Spent a full day with him doing a private guided tour to visit crocodiles, monkeys and stunning birds. Visited an iguana park and ended the day Zip-lining. Victor will tailor your tour to your specific interests. He also offers private fishing trips or ATVing. His price is VERY reasonable. Contact him at victours08@gmail.com or (011) 506-8548-0059. He will pick you up at the airport or drop you off (Best Western can also arrange this service). Overall, the hotel is CLEAN and MAINTAINED! The suite was clean and bedding was comfortable. The decor, washrooms and furniture are dated but serve its purpose. It's the vintage of most BW, Holiday Inn etc. The hotel suites and patio furniture need upgrading. The property has so much to offer and can do with minor cosmetic modifications. This is wonderful value for the daily rate. The best part is that you are on the beach once you leave the property. Cross the road and in four minutes in the ocean. It is on the edge of Tamarindo so it's not busy. A seven minute walk along the main commercial street puts you at the centre of the action. Check out Wabi-Sabi for Japanese. Delicious, very fresh and reasonable.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Top floor view of ocean/large veranda. Families - book "1 King Bed". Spacious suites...
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Maggie M wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions
The hotel was perfect for us! The pool was rarely crowded with a swim up bar. The staff is very friendly. Our room was smaller but we had a fabulous view of the mountains and ocean. It’s located on the quieter edge of town but close enough to restaurants and shopping. The beach is just across the street. Would absolutely stay here again!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Julie T wrote a review Mar 2020
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We arrived at this hotel on a Friday night and were very pleased with the lovely view and the space that the suite offered (we were travelling with two teenagers so not being on top of eachother is very important to family harmony). The room was dated and the beds not super comfortable. The bedding was dingy and scratchy. None of that mattered the first night because there was no chance of sleeping anyhow. There was a party by the pool. Now, I had read reviews on here warning about it. I thought it would be no big deal. I don't need complete silence. I enjoy a party. Well, what I did not expect was deafening noise coming from two directions (ie two different DJs blasting their different music at the same time). I had a decibel metre on my phone and it was 87 decibels. This is not just "a little noise". I called front desk to ask how long this was going to go on. She was quite rude and said that she had advised my husband about this when he checked in. Ummmm not helpful. This info would be been more useful at time of booking. She said there is a warning on their website but I was unable to find it. This noise went on until 2:30am. It was awful. The pool area is nice enough. The view is good. The pool bar is good. The breakfast however was AWFUL. The choice is super limited. There are absolutely no meat options available. You can pay extra for eggs benedict if you like (which was actually lunch meat on toast with fried eggs and a disgusting looking gelatinous mixture poured on top. There were frequently no coffee cups. They had no butter for the toast. So nice dry toast was super lovely. Service was slow. The coffee was good though. When you could find a cup to put it in. The hotel was well located. But given all the issues we had with it I would not recommend. Was also pretty off put by how dismissive the front desk was about our concerns about the noise given that we are diamond elite members. It was very disappointing.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Do not stay here on a Friday.
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US$67 - US$142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 The Crazy Monkey Bar (0.05 km) and Witch’s Rock Surf Shop (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 Santa Rita Cafe, Pangas Beach Club, and Sprout Tamarindo.
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 center?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Tamarindo.
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.