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Hotel Villa Amarilla

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May 7 May 8
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Roscoe, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had booked a different room in Tamarindo, but when we arrived the room was so unacceptable that we checked out right away. We then checked out the Amarilla and luckily for us they had a room available for us. It is right on the ocean, with warm and welcoming hosts, other guests, surf instructors, massage therapists and tour guide....

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose the Villa because it had great ratings, looked cool, and offered the opportunity to meet other travellers. We were NOT disappointed! Our hosts Cinde and TJ have built a beautiful, welcoming bohemian paradise for people who value a laid back, relaxing environment. Cinde greeted us with smiles and shots of tequila. We stayed in the Octopus room, which...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best location in Tamarindo. Staff exceeded expectations and will stay here again. Morning coffee view of surf. Fruit, muffins, banana bread and coffee. Ambiance was really nice. You can stay next door at the Diria for $300 but you'll feel at home here.

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We go to Costa Rica about twice a year and Tamarindo is one of our more popular stops. This hotel is our favorite place to stay when we are there. It is cozy, very friendly, and best yet it's on the beach. We will invite friends over a BBQ in the gated yard. As much as I love this place...

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Brantford, Canada
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I hesitate to write this review because my haven will become too popular! I returned here with my 17 year old son to hang out on the beach for 8 days knowing that he would feel at home in the laid back atmosphere with easy access to the comforts of home. I was right, he loved it. Tamarindo caters to...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Cindy & TJ made me & my 7 y/o girl feel safe and at home the second we arrived. Never having been to CR, I was reluctant to book a non 'brand' hotel. We were both so glad we did. We've never had such an enjoyable experience and are truly grateful for the hospitality. We will definitely see you guys...

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Thank miley765
Reviewed 18 December 2016 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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Thank Keela M
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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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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 Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $106 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Mermaid and Octopus rooms have windows to view the ocean”
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“Quietest room is on the top floor in the furthest corner - we heard absolutely nothing : )”
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“Get the mermaid room!”
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