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Playa Langosta   50309 Guanacaste, Tamarindo ,   Costa rica  


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43 mi Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport

711 yards Langosta Beach

10 mi Hacienda Pinilla Golf Club

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Occidental Tamarindo

4.0/5 Round Indicators
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    Wander676353 01/15/2019 Couples

    “Not a 4*”

    Pros: very comfortable beds Nice staff (Carlos is great!) Nice beach Close to downtown ($5 taxi) Clean Small Spa was great Ok for the $ AC was good Cons: Only one bar open during the day and had long lines (18-20 people) Lots of kids and even though there is a kiddy pool, they don’t regulate them staying in there. Food is way below average (we are not picky eaters) compared to other all inclusives we have been to. Not much to choose from and very bland. No seafood. It was Chicken or Chicken. Standard room is really small, but nice. We upgraded after the first night to a suite but the showers are really bad. Small room had a better shower. No change at the front desk. Bring small bills or you will be begging other tourists to change bills for you. Mini bar has one bottle of water and one Coca Cola. We asked for more and they said no! No ice machines. Our couch was like sitting on a hammock Only 3 English speaking stations on the tv Gym is very small One pool One restaurant other than buffet and was booked by 10 am If you’ve stayed at a 4 star in other areas, this is like a 2 star.

    Barcelo L, Director General at Occidental Tamarindo, responded to this review
     Good morning, We sincerely lament reading that your stay was not as pleasant as it should have been and we would be very pleased to welcome you again in the future ensuring you in advance of our utmost commitment to make your next Barceló holiday experience an unforgettable one for all the right reasons. warm regards, Martin Guerrrero Director general Occidental Tamarindo

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    Tracy K 01/14/2019 Family

    “Average accommodations, nice beach, fun evening shows”

    Our family booked 7 rooms at Occidental for a family reunion. All the rooms were clean, but some had a musty smell that couldn't be overcome. A few had missing or broken screen doors, and one had an air conditioner that poured water from the ceiling. The distribution of towels was beyond stingy. One bath towel per body -- not wash cloth or hand towels! Outside of the rooms we had a lot of fun. We went body surfing and played volleyball on the amazing beach. (This part of the coast has light shell-rich sand, unlike the black fine sand in other parts of Costa Rica.) The teenagers on the trip loved the evening entertainment and were called on stage many times to participate in dances and skits. There weren't a ton of English speakers on staff, but that didn't bother us. (Thank you, Google Translator!) We used the travel desk to book some amazing day trips, including horseback riding and scuba diving. All in all, I think we received value according to what we paid for the place.

    Barcelo L, Director General at Occidental Tamarindo, responded to this review
     Good morning, We sincerely lament reading that your stay was not as pleasant as it should have been and we would be very pleased to welcome you again in the future ensuring you in advance of our utmost commitment to make your next Barceló holiday experience an unforgettable one for all the right reasons. warm regards, Martin Guerrrero Director general Occidental Tamarindo

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    Stay46743039834 Decorah, Iowa. 01/13/2019 Business

    “Couple stay for two”

    Relaxing atmosphere but with live bands and fun stuff. Overall food quality poor-average. Rooms very comfortable. Great spa. Great location, Good excursion planning. Great staff. No swim up bar, and bar by pool never staffed well enough to get drinks timely.

    Barcelo L, Director General at Occidental Tamarindo, responded to this review
     Good Morning! We are thrilled you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thank you for making us your choice hotel when visiting the area. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Regards, Martin Guerrero Managin Director Occidental Tamarindo

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    G-Wingenbach Bryan, Texas. 01/12/2019 Business

    “Perfect relaxation spot!”

    The Occidental Tamarindo provided the perfect mix of activities, food, pool, and beautiful sandy beaches to unwind after two weeks in the rain forest. Their beach access is unmatched. Service is awesome, always smiling and friendly attendants seeking to help with every need. We will be back again on the next trip. Pura Vida!

    Barcelo L, Director General at Occidental Tamarindo, responded to this review
     Good morning, We are thrilled you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thank you for making us your choice hotel when visiting the area. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Regards, Martin Guerrero Managing Director Occidental Tamarindo

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    Sean H 01/11/2019 Couples

    “January 2019 Average Rating”

    The majority of the resort does not speak english. The entertainment lacks at night for english speaking people as they only talk in Spanish. The disco / Club only plays latin/Spanish music which was disappointing. The pool and location to the beach is awesome. The food sucks. Overall it is a good value for the money.... If your looking to enjoy a beach and pool with "free' drinks its a good option. Don't come expecting awesome food or entertainment. This is not within walking distance of the nightlight in Tamarindo as it leads you to believe. The hotel is off the beaten patch.....

    Barcelo L, Director General at Occidental Tamarindo, responded to this review
     Good morning, We sincerely lament reading that your stay was not as pleasant as it should have been and we would be very pleased to welcome you again in the future ensuring you in advance of our utmost commitment to make your next Barceló holiday experience an unforgettable one for all the right reasons. warm regards, Martin Guerrrero Director general Occidental Tamarindo

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    • january 15 2019
    • Couples

    Wander676353

    “Not a 4*”


    Pros: very comfortable beds Nice staff (Carlos is great!) Nice beach Close to downtown ($5 taxi) Clean Small Spa was great Ok for the $ AC was good Cons: Only one bar open during the day and had long lines (18-20 people) Lots of kids and even though there is a kiddy pool, they don’t regulate them staying in there. Food is way below average (we are not picky eaters) compared to other all inclusives we have been to. Not much to choose from and very bland. No seafood. It was Chicken or Chicken. Standard room is really small, but nice. We upgraded after the first night to a suite but the showers are really bad. Small room had a better shower. No change at the front desk. Bring small bills or you will be begging other tourists to change bills for you. Mini bar has one bottle of water and one Coca Cola. We asked for more and they said no! No ice machines. Our couch was like sitting on a hammock Only 3 English speaking stations on the tv Gym is very small One pool One restaurant other than buffet and was booked by 10 am If you’ve stayed at a 4 star in other areas, this is like a 2 star.


    Barcelo L, Director General at Occidental Tamarindo, responded to this review
    Good morning, We sincerely lament reading that your stay was not as pleasant as it should have been and we would be very pleased to welcome you again in the future ensuring you in advance of our utmost commitment to make your next Barceló holiday experience an unforgettable one for all the right reasons. warm regards, Martin Guerrrero Director general Occidental Tamarindo

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    • january 14 2019
    • Family

    Tracy K

    “Average accommodations, nice beach, fun evening shows”


    Our family booked 7 rooms at Occidental for a family reunion. All the rooms were clean, but some had a musty smell that couldn't be overcome. A few had missing or broken screen doors, and one had an air conditioner that poured water from the ceiling. The distribution of towels was beyond stingy. One bath towel per body -- not wash cloth or hand towels! Outside of the rooms we had a lot of fun. We went body surfing and played volleyball on the amazing beach. (This part of the coast has light shell-rich sand, unlike the black fine sand in other parts of Costa Rica.) The teenagers on the trip loved the evening entertainment and were called on stage many times to participate in dances and skits. There weren't a ton of English speakers on staff, but that didn't bother us. (Thank you, Google Translator!) We used the travel desk to book some amazing day trips, including horseback riding and scuba diving. All in all, I think we received value according to what we paid for the place.


    Barcelo L, Director General at Occidental Tamarindo, responded to this review
    Good morning, We sincerely lament reading that your stay was not as pleasant as it should have been and we would be very pleased to welcome you again in the future ensuring you in advance of our utmost commitment to make your next Barceló holiday experience an unforgettable one for all the right reasons. warm regards, Martin Guerrrero Director general Occidental Tamarindo

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    • january 13 2019
    • Decorah, Iowa
    • Business

    Stay46743039834

    “Couple stay for two”


    Relaxing atmosphere but with live bands and fun stuff. Overall food quality poor-average. Rooms very comfortable. Great spa. Great location, Good excursion planning. Great staff. No swim up bar, and bar by pool never staffed well enough to get drinks timely.


    Barcelo L, Director General at Occidental Tamarindo, responded to this review
    Good Morning! We are thrilled you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thank you for making us your choice hotel when visiting the area. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Regards, Martin Guerrero Managin Director Occidental Tamarindo

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    • january 12 2019
    • Bryan, Texas
    • Business

    G-Wingenbach

    “Perfect relaxation spot!”


    The Occidental Tamarindo provided the perfect mix of activities, food, pool, and beautiful sandy beaches to unwind after two weeks in the rain forest. Their beach access is unmatched. Service is awesome, always smiling and friendly attendants seeking to help with every need. We will be back again on the next trip. Pura Vida!


    Barcelo L, Director General at Occidental Tamarindo, responded to this review
    Good morning, We are thrilled you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thank you for making us your choice hotel when visiting the area. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Regards, Martin Guerrero Managing Director Occidental Tamarindo

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    • january 11 2019
    • Couples

    Sean H

    “January 2019 Average Rating”


    The majority of the resort does not speak english. The entertainment lacks at night for english speaking people as they only talk in Spanish. The disco / Club only plays latin/Spanish music which was disappointing. The pool and location to the beach is awesome. The food sucks. Overall it is a good value for the money.... If your looking to enjoy a beach and pool with "free' drinks its a good option. Don't come expecting awesome food or entertainment. This is not within walking distance of the nightlight in Tamarindo as it leads you to believe. The hotel is off the beaten patch.....


    Barcelo L, Director General at Occidental Tamarindo, responded to this review
    Good morning, We sincerely lament reading that your stay was not as pleasant as it should have been and we would be very pleased to welcome you again in the future ensuring you in advance of our utmost commitment to make your next Barceló holiday experience an unforgettable one for all the right reasons. warm regards, Martin Guerrrero Director general Occidental Tamarindo

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