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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Whilst the hotel was on the beach front, it was also next to the kitchen and cleaning stations which meant there was always a foul smell. The rooms are quite far back from the ocean as well so you really don't feel like you are on the beach. The split levels of the room mean that the downstairs is very... More 

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5 reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

We were advised to try them for lunch by the concierge at the JW Marriott. Not sure if the fireworks happened as advised at 7:30pm, someone would have to verify that. We chartered a deep sea fishing boat for half day, then walked here a short distance for lunch. My fish sandwich was OK, but my wife and her friend... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

I really liked the feel of this hotel, It was right on the beach so you walk out your door and twenty thirty feet your on the beach. I loved it. My only issue was the door lock was crazy at one point I stood in front of my door for ten minutes trying to lock it. other than that... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

This hotel is badly in need of renovation. Not worth $100 a night. Worse aspect: Stairs to loft are right next to bed, so when you get up to go to the bathroom, you have to crouch real low to avoid hitting your head. My husband hit his head. Also, loft ceiling is very low. My husband hit his head... More 

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Thank Ann T
Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

The locations, the staff and cleanliness were ON POINT! Loved it. It's a small boutique hotel attached to a restaurant. We requested the furthest room from the kitchen a cpl weeks before visiting and our stay was perfect. Literally steps to the beach. Would stay here 100% again!!

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Thank lindzneilson
Princeton, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 17 May 2016

The room I had was excellent. Great ocean view. Right on the beach, yet right downtown. Loft bed. Very good tv reception and internet. AC was great. Restaurant was one of the best in Tramarindo. Picturesque. Of course not the Westin, but much more friendly. Staff were wonderful. And they have this great hammock... I can't wait to go back.

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Orlando, Florida
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

This is a great little hotel directly on the beach in Tamarindo. The staff were all extremely attentive and friendly. The rooms were like split level lofts but extremely comfy and cozy. The locator puts you in walking distance of everything. The hotel has a bar restaurant with a beach view and provided nightly entertainment. They also provided happy hour... More 

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Thank JimAlfa1
1 review
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

We found this little gem of a hotel and it was extremely reasonably priced. Our room was comfortable and clean...which is really all we wanted. The AC made sleeping at night really wonderful and without it we would have died. It is hot in Tamarindo! The hotel is also right on the beach and I loved waking up each morning... More 

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Thank Jacqueline A
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

I actually had a little trouble finding this hotel since it was a little further down the strip than the GPS told us. Upon arrival I was greeted by the front desk agent Bryan. I got to say this guy was a rock star! Very welcoming and every last suggestion he gave us from places to eat to night life... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed at La Palapa April 7-9. We couldn't be happier with this place!. We stayed in a room with a Queen bed, A/C, and literally on the beach!. The location is the best in tamarindo. They're right by the end of the strip and on the beach. The service is wonderful, and the room was just what we expected.... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated just 15 metres from Tamarindo Beach, this family-run hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with ocean views, cable TV and a minibar,king size beds, private bathrooms, private ocean view terrace,Free wired internet access. La Palapa is located a 2-minute walk from Tamarindo’s various shops and bars. The hotel offers free parking. You can go scuba diving or turtle watching in Las Baulas National Park, just 1 km away. Guests can enjoy typical local food in the restaurant, including varied choice of breakfast. There is also a bar with a terrace, surrounded by palm trees. Rooms at La Palapa have simple décor and wooden furniture. Each room includes a safe and tea and coffee-making facilities. The hotel offers 24-hour security and surveillance cameras in all areas. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Palapa

Address: Main St, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: $116 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Palapa 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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“I stayed in room 6 the door lock was terrible.”
 of 5 bubbles rmoore2016, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room away from the kitchen. IT's more private and quieter :)”
 of 5 bubbles lindzneilson, 24 May 2016 | Read review
“Get the remodeled rooms. A few not yet remodeled. This is a funky and great authentic hotel in downtown Tamarindo.”
 of 5 bubbles wbailey2016, 16 May 2016 | Read review
“all bottom floor, steps away from the beach”
 of 5 bubbles helamanpowell, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
“not about the room, just Tamarindo in general 1) wear bug spray when outdoors at night 2) cash can bring discounts”
 of 5 bubbles txb2015, 29 Dec 2015 | Read review
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