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brentwood, tn
Reviewed 27 May 2011

Fantastic staff - especially the activities and entertainment staff. Perfectly adequate all-inclusive food (no better or worse than any cruise/all-inclusive resort) Great alternative to the mega-resorts - close enough to town that you don't feel like a prisoner, as you would at the mega's (they are all very hard to get to. Barcelo is close enough to Tamarindo to walk...

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5Thank gotofridge
New York
Reviewed 13 May 2011

My boyfriend & I (25 years old & 22 years old) from New York stayed at the Barceló for 10 days.. We both agree it was the best vacation we ever had... We can not wait to return, it was so hard to leave! The staff was so friendly and fun, they defiantly try their hardest to ensure you have...

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10Thank Kpearsall
lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Reviewed 10 May 2011

The resort in itself is very nice and very clean. Some of the other reviews say how it is so dirty, i did not think this at all, reminded me of all inclusive resorts in Mexico. It was very small but I think all of them in Costa Rico are small. I will say the food was pretty bad, breakfast...

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4Thank kp82_11
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 7 May 2011

We booked this as part of a package deal. We loved our two week there. The gardens and grounds are well looked after -- during our stay we saw iguanas, howler monkeys, many colourful birds in the trees and grounds right outside our room. We laughed at the garbage can antics of a raccoon one night, though I doubt staff...

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3Thank Mike_Laplante
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Reviewed 4 May 2011

We spent a week here in April and had the most wonderful time. The rooms are clean and spacious with nice views. The beach is spectacular, not great for swimming but wonderful to watch for birds, monkeys etc There are activities available throughout the day and the staff try very hard to please. The only small downside was the food,...

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8Thank CATWOMAN10
Rugby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2011

It is a long journey to Costa Rica - our flights were via Houston which did take the gloss off the first day but soon discovered we had ended up in a paradise on Earth - well one in Central America anyway. The hotel is right on the brilliant Langosta Beach which was very clean as it is washed by...

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7Thank barbypair
Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 24 April 2011

The food was great and they had a good variety to please everyone. The fruit was amazingly fresh. The people working there work long hours and work hard to make sure you have a good experience. They have security guards 24/7 so we felt safe the whole time. Also, the beach is right there with great views. If you get...

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3Thank devill1183
London, Ontario
Reviewed 21 April 2011

I'm not sure what to say about the bad reviews - it almost sounds like they were at a different resort than I was - honestly! My husband and I went from April 11-18th and would go back in a second if we could. Rooms We asked our travel agent to book us a newly renovated room on a higher...

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8Thank suburbandiva
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 18 April 2011

Where do I begin, I guess that I would definitely go back. This was my husband and my first vacation away from the kids and we really weren't excepting to do much. Before we booked we read all the reviews on this place and new that it was a small resort. Not much for nightly entertainment. Only a buffet restaurant...

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8Thank Asamis
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2011

We stayed here from 29/3/11 to 12/4/11 and absolutely loved both the hotel and Costa Rica itself. Very natural, unspoilt and charming. The hotel may not be the most luxurious we have stayed in but we had a lovely room overlooking forest, river, beach and sea. Bed very comfortable, room very clean and large bathroom. Clean sheets and towels everyday....

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
5 stars All Inclusive, with private access to Langosta beach, within the Las Baulas National Park. Boutique Hotel of 198 rooms with exclusive Premium Service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Occidental Tamarindo

Address: Playa Langosta, Tamarindo 26519, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Barcelo Langosta Beach)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo > Playa Langosta
Price Range: $265 - $795 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Occidental Tamarindo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 198
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Also Known As:
Barcelo Langosta Beach Hotel Tamarindo
Barcelo Hotel Tamarindo
Barcelo Hotel Langosta Beach
Hotel Barcelo Playa Langosta
Barcelo Playa Langosta
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