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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to stay at Amarilla through a friend upon our arrival in Costa Rica. The owners went above and beyond to make our stay as welcoming as possible. Our room was extremely clean and prices are very reasonable considering you're right on the beach!!! Highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Tamarindo!! We are traveling back through tomorrow...

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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Cet endroit est certainement the best à tamarindo...you feel like home straight away...rooms are spacious and very clean...great vue...lovely garden...private access to the beach.... Cinde and Tj are really welcoming...we had a good time...don't miss it !! Yo, David & Jane

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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Cindy and TJ are the most generous and thoughtful hosts who welcomed us with a shot of tequila (even got my aunt to take one)! Our first night of our stay was Thanksgiving and they good the most amazing turkey complete with stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, biscuits etc. Had a nice reflexology massage on the lawn to the...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 6 December 2016

What a great place. We stayed in the octopus room. It was large and had a great view. Both Cindy and TJ are great and the dogs are so fun to have around. It's right on the beach and really has a wonderful laid back vibe. I'd stay here again anytime!

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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This place is just awesome. We just wanted to spend 2 or 3 nights here, in the end we stayed 8, because it was so hard to leave. Living there already felt like home, because the owners, TJ and Cinde, made us feel like part of the family, the two are so cool and relaxed. The hotel itself, which is...

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hotelvillaamarilla, Owner at Hotel Villa Amarilla, responded to this review

Thank you so much for those beautiful words. We cannot express how great it makes us feel that you felt like part of the Villa Amarilla family. We hope that you will always make Villa Amarilla your home away from home. Cinde and TJ

New York City, New York
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We stayed for 2 nights at Villa Amarilla. Would def go back again. Everybody was really kind and helpful. Breakfast was awesome and the room was way too big. We surfed, saw crocs had great food at Pacifico and the Argentinian restaurant on the corner.

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hotelvillaamarilla, Owner at Hotel Villa Amarilla, responded to this review

Steve we are so glad you two enjoyed your stay at Villa Amarilla. Surfing and crocs hopefully not at the same time.... keep in touch See you soon. Cinde and Tj

El Paso, Texas
Reviewed 14 November 2016

That's exactly how TJ and Cindy and Mike Made us feel when We were there vacationing. We stumbled upon the Villa Amarilla on our last trip back in June this year. We came to Tamarindo to surf and we had booked at the Diría next door. We walked in the door and instantly felt at home and very welcomed. We...

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hotelvillaamarilla, Owner at Hotel Villa Amarilla, responded to this review

Sal it was so great to see you guys again. We love that you feel so at home at Villa Amarilla. So now I guess you could say this IS your home away from home. See you next year for shots. Cinde and Tj

Lucerne, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent time in villa amarilla. The rooms are big, fully-equiped and clean. The banana cakes for breakfast are the best ones in all Costa-Rica and TJ, the owner, makes you feel good straight away, with smile and happiness. Oh, and yes, the hotel is litterally ON the beach, with private access. We could not leave, and stayed...

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hotelvillaamarilla, Owner at Hotel Villa Amarilla, responded to this review

Christian Thank you for such great compliments and taking the time to review Hotel Villa Amarilla Yes TJ does make the best Banana bread... And we love it that you wanted to spend more of your vacation with us. See you soon. Cinde and TJ

Reviewed 20 October 2016

Located next to Tamarindo Diria, Hotel Villa Amarilla is such a gorgeous place to relax. Me and my mother spent just one night at this amazing piece of paradise but I wish we could have stayed for at least a week! Since you get there, "T. J." The owner of the place greets you with a huge smile and the...

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hotelvillaamarilla, Owner at Hotel Villa Amarilla, responded to this review

Angie Thank you so much for those beautiful words describing Hotel Villa Amarilla. Next time you need to stay longer. I would love to meet you both. Until then take. Pura Vida Cinde

Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Been here 2 days now and we don't want to leave. This place is so peaceful and beautiful. TJ the owner is awesome not to mention Thor & Bacardi, the house dogs. Their motto is you come as a guest and leave as family. It definitely feels like home here! :)

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hotelvillaamarilla, Owner at Hotel Villa Amarilla, responded to this review

Cindy We are very happy that you felt so at home and enjoyed your stay in the Seahorse room. I'm hoping you'll come back again soon. And make "Hotel Villa Amarilla" your home away from home. See you soon. Cinde P.s. The dogs are a treat aren't they!?

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a fun friendly hotel. Right on the beach with tropical gardens. We have a Rancho with day beds and hammocks. The Rancho has a chill vibe. It's where you can mingle with other guests from all over the world. There are games and books in the Rancho. Our sound system always has different genres of music playing or you can put on your music. We have a pingpong table, frisbees, paddle boards, soccer balls or just kick back and relax. We have a fully stocked community kitchen if you feel like cooking. Free Breakfast which includes Muffins, French Pastries, Quiche, Papaya, Mango, Pineapple, Bananas, Watermelon, Milk, Juice and of course Costarican Coffee. We have a massage palapa, the masseuses are amazing. We have a salon palapa, if you need blow dry or cut/color. Amenities included in the price of your room are AirConditioning, Flat Screen Cable T.V, Ceiling Fan, Free Wi-Fi (throughout the hotel), Hot Water, Hair Dryers at your request. Need a snack late in the afternoon, In the Community Kitchen you will always find Fresh Fruit. At the reception desk you will find Beach Towels, Sunscreen and Bug Spray. We also carry a First Aid Kit. Free Parking in Front and We offer Free Laundry Service. The fun begins at check-in with a shot of tequila.... "Come a strangers, leave as family" ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Villa Amarilla

Address: 152 | Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Providence of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica (Formerly Villa Amarilla Bed and Breakfast)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: $151 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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