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Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Pictures don't do this resort justice. The grounds are absolutely breath taking. The rooms were very clean and provided a great view. Staff was friendly. Pools were awesome. Beach was clean and nice. Sand was not white and a lot of pebbles but that is due to the region it is located in. Our favorite thing was the Macaws. Howler...

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Alejandra G, Channel Manager at Barcelo Tambor, responded to this review

Dear Costumer, Greetings from Barceló Tambor Beach, First of all, we want to express our gratitude for writing a comment on this website. Thank you very much for the good comments in regards the neatness and room cleanness, pool area and beach front. We work every single day in improving the variety of foods offered in our buffet as well...

Reviewed 31 May 2016

I want to get the negative out of the way first, Getting to this resort was terrible. Appoximately an hour and a half of driving over rough mountainous cobblestone roads that were not well kept and very narrow. A little dangerous. If you can afford to land at the small landing strip a mile away from the resort, DO THAT....

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Alejandra G, Channel Manager at Barcelo Tambor, responded to this review

Dear Joshua, Greetings from Barceló Tambor Beach, Thank you very much for letting a review in this website. In order to get to our resort, we also have the possibility of flying from Juan Santamaría International Airport located in Alajuela and Daniel Oduber Airport in Guanacaste province, arriving in few minutes to Tambor airport. Once again thank you very much...

Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Barcelo was nice and clean. The food was great. With all that said, nothing would be possible without the incredible staff. We were the only Americans we saw in a week and Guido, the GM and Edwin the Restaurant Manager treated us like family. We were welcomed with chocolate covered strawberries and champagne for my birthday. They personally made our...

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Alejandra G, Channel Manager at Barcelo Tambor, responded to this review

Dear Belinda, Greetings from Barceló Tambor Beach. We want to express for this mean our gratitude for having part of your time in writing a review. Likewise, we want to thank you for have chosen Barceló Tambor Beach in order to enjoy the all-inclusive and celebrate your birthday. Our facilities and surroundings shown part of the lush beauty in the...

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Barceló hotels is a big chain in which you expect some type of excellence, good customer service, good food and a nice stay. The price is high considering the quality of the products, food, drinks and infrastructure. There are long lines to ask for food considering is an all inclusive system, it's crawly and the customer service is the worst....

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Alejandra G, Channel Manager at Barcelo Tambor, responded to this review

Dear Priscilla: We really sorry your stay did not meet your expectations. It is for us your opinion an important feedback so we can keep on improving in our products and services. Once again we sorry that you couldn´t enjoy your vacation. Hoping you re consider your opinion. Sincerely, Raúl Arranz Director General

Reviewed 23 May 2016

Ok not 5 star but that should be reserved for Four Seasons. We came back to Tambor Barcelo for 2 weeks May 7 to May 20. Food was good - El Rancho lamb excellent. Staff was super. Check in very easy - our deal getting reservation via Barcelo web site included wifi - and it worked fine most of time....

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Alejandra G, Channel Manager at Barcelo Tambor, responded to this review

Dear Josep M: Greetings from Barceló Tambor Beach. Thank you very much for your comment. It is for us a pleasure get to know that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel with our services, staff attention, food at the Restaurant The Rancho, check in, buffet and cleaning of your room. Once again thank you very much for have chosen...

Reviewed 23 May 2016

It has pretty much everything. Beach, big pool with swim up Bar(included), Lots good food choicesall included good or very good, Many activities, golf for cart only, More bars, Etc, Very pretty property also. Every night has entertainment also. Now I asked for King Bed and got one. They were only using one or two areas of hotel in slower...

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Alejandra G, Channel Manager at Barcelo Tambor, responded to this review

Dear Robert: Greetings from Barceló Tambor Beach, Thank you very much for having time in letting a review. Very Kindly, we want to express our gratitude for sharing with us your experience in our facilities. Your comment is without a doubt and excellent feed back of the daily work reflected in each one of our collaborators made in the Hotel...

Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

We loved Barcelo Tambor Beach Resort. The food was great with lots of variety and staff were very friendly and helpful, even with my limited Spanish. Everything was very clean and I would recommend some additional tours booked through the resort customer service desk. We did the ATV tour and Curu National Park. The people of Costa Rica are very...

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Alejandra G, Channel Manager at Barcelo Tambor, responded to this review

Dear Costumer, Greetings from Barceló Tambor Beach, We are happy to have a writing comment in this website. Your experience inside our resort is a genuine input that helps to thrive in our daily routine. For Barceló Tambor Beach staff is a real pleasure to serve you and give you always a warming welcome. Once again, thank you very much...

Rockville, Maryland
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for three days and two nights. It was 6 adults, a 16 year old and a 5 year old. The reception didn't let us know about the one day complimentary wifi code, the all inclusive portion of drinks were all watered down and second rate no-name beer (not Imperial, Pilsen, or Bavaria), the food was basic to...

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Alejandra G, Channel Manager at Barcelo Tambor, responded to this review

Dear Maryann, Greetings from Barceló Tambor Beach, In regards your observations, we regret that our services didn´t meet your expectations. We want to externalize our gratitude for sharing your experience with us. We will work in order to strive the given service so we have a nice treatment. Once again thank you very much for your time. We hope to...

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

First of all, Travelocity stated that this hotel was 45 minutes away from Liberia airport when it was actually 4 hours away in car. Then when we get there, nobody helped us with our luggage. Two of the pools were closed for maintenence. The food sucked and I actually got food poisoned on the first day. The hotel is on...

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Alejandra G, Channel Manager at Barcelo Tambor, responded to this review

Dear Customer, We regret your stay in our hotel did not be pleasant enough. No doubts I must say that in regards the services we offer; we are conformed by a team of hardworking people aimed to give you the best experience in our resort. It is for us a very honor to serve you. In fact, our foods are...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 26 April 2016

As with most resorts, expectations will influence a review. We arrived April 6 for an 8 day stay. Two families totaling 9 people using 3 rooms. Rooms were large enough with configurations to match the occupancy. Requested rooms away from the central stage to be out of earshot from the performances at night. Got the rooms we requested. (Decent enough...

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Alejandra G, Channel Manager at Barcelo Tambor, responded to this review

Dear Costumer, Greetings from Barceló Tambor Beach, We highly value your time in writing a comment. For us is very important meet all your expectations. The beach, and activities which are held next to the pool form part of the different services offered to our guests of entertainment, no doubt are aimed to give you an excellent stay in our...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Barcelo Tambor

Address: Playa Tambor, Tambor 771-1150, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Tambor
Price Range: $270 - $640 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo Tambor 4*
Number of rooms: 402
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Also Known As:
Barcelo Tambor Beach Hotel Tambor
Barcelo Hotel Tambor Beach
Barcelo Hotel Puntarenas
Hotel Barcelo Playa Tambor
Barcelo Tambor Costa Rica
Barcelo Tambor Beach Costa Rica
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