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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
| 3355 Reviews

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534

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    Inspiration362909 04/23/2019 Family

    “Average”

    the best thing in this hotel is the location 5 minutes to the main beaches in the area. no coffee refills, no water refills for breakfast, lunch and dinner. service is terrible, waiters and bus boys looks like they are sleeping in my 4 days there I had to get coffee and water by myself for me and my family, you can see the manager walking around checking the food only not the workers so the result bad service for costumers.

    Barcelo L, recepción at Occidental Tamarindo, responded to this review
     Good morning, Please be assured that your comments will be taken into serious consideration and that they will help us to improve our services. Once again, thank you for your time and despite the issues you have raised following your stay, we hope that Barceló will remain an option for your next holiday and that we will have the opportunity to restore your faith in our company in the near future. Martin Guerrero Director General Occidental Tamarindo

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    Sharond80 Palestine, Texas. 04/22/2019 Couples

    “You get what you pay for”

    The hotel is a fair value but don't expect VIP service. The food is average and unfortunately, not much variety. They serve lunch at noon and not again until 7:00 PM but there are burgers and hotdogs available in between. Do not expect a luxury resort. We never found an elevator and dragging luggage upstairs is difficult. At the end of our trip, we discovered a ramp at the other end of the resort, far from our room. Taxi service is slow to/from the resort and town is approximately 1 mile away. The pool area is lovely and the grounds are nice. The beach is OK but the water is rough and not ideal for swimming. Howler monkeys and iguanas are in the area and often seen or heard. The service staff seem unconcerned with accommodating guests and wait times for anything take longer than expected. In Tamarindo, it seems sketchy after dark and we didn't feel comfortable walking around town. While shopping in broad daylight, we were constantly approached by pan handlers and once by someone offering to sell weed and cocaine. This is our third visit to Costa Rica and not our best trip. Would I recommend the resort? Perhaps if you are on a limited budget and prefer short drive times from the airport. There are wonderful places to visit in Costa Rica but this would not be my choice.
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    Sightseer11752620559 04/21/2019 Family

    “Pleasant Stay”

    Family of 4- enjoyed the beach and hotel amenities. Great variety of food every day ( really surprised of all the negative reviews about the food). At the end of the day- it is what you make of out of your vacation, don’t be nit picking and you will have a great time!!!!

    Barcelo L, recepción at Occidental Tamarindo, responded to this review
     Good afternoon, Once more we thank you for choosing our hotel for your holiday and very much look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Martin Guerrero Director General Occidental Tamarindo

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    Bob E Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 04/21/2019 Solo travel

    “Very nice resort.”

    Food was much better than I gad expected. Food was different every day. My suggestion was to take a little of everything. Plenty of choices. There can be a long line at the pool bar, so I suggest you buy a 20 oz double walled cup. Tips go a long way. All the staff members were bringing me drinks.
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    Bonittia D 04/21/2019 Family

    “Sucky they would not let me in to see my family staying there.”

    Only problem with this place is they do not allow you to go visit your family if your family happens to be staying there. So they hold you hostage in the reception and I think it is ridiculous. It is expensive enough they should let people have visitors.

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    • april 23 2019
    • Family

    Inspiration362909

    “Average”


    the best thing in this hotel is the location 5 minutes to the main beaches in the area. no coffee refills, no water refills for breakfast, lunch and dinner. service is terrible, waiters and bus boys looks like they are sleeping in my 4 days there I had to get coffee and water by myself for me and my family, you can see the manager walking around checking the food only not the workers so the result bad service for costumers.


    Barcelo L, recepción at Occidental Tamarindo, responded to this review
    Good morning, Please be assured that your comments will be taken into serious consideration and that they will help us to improve our services. Once again, thank you for your time and despite the issues you have raised following your stay, we hope that Barceló will remain an option for your next holiday and that we will have the opportunity to restore your faith in our company in the near future. Martin Guerrero Director General Occidental Tamarindo

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    • april 22 2019
    • Palestine, Texas
    • Couples

    Sharond80

    “You get what you pay for”


    The hotel is a fair value but don't expect VIP service. The food is average and unfortunately, not much variety. They serve lunch at noon and not again until 7:00 PM but there are burgers and hotdogs available in between. Do not expect a luxury resort. We never found an elevator and dragging luggage upstairs is difficult. At the end of our trip, we discovered a ramp at the other end of the resort, far from our room. Taxi service is slow to/from the resort and town is approximately 1 mile away. The pool area is lovely and the grounds are nice. The beach is OK but the water is rough and not ideal for swimming. Howler monkeys and iguanas are in the area and often seen or heard. The service staff seem unconcerned with accommodating guests and wait times for anything take longer than expected. In Tamarindo, it seems sketchy after dark and we didn't feel comfortable walking around town. While shopping in broad daylight, we were constantly approached by pan handlers and once by someone offering to sell weed and cocaine. This is our third visit to Costa Rica and not our best trip. Would I recommend the resort? Perhaps if you are on a limited budget and prefer short drive times from the airport. There are wonderful places to visit in Costa Rica but this would not be my choice.


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    • april 21 2019
    • Family

    Sightseer11752620559

    “Pleasant Stay”


    Family of 4- enjoyed the beach and hotel amenities. Great variety of food every day ( really surprised of all the negative reviews about the food). At the end of the day- it is what you make of out of your vacation, don’t be nit picking and you will have a great time!!!!


    Barcelo L, recepción at Occidental Tamarindo, responded to this review
    Good afternoon, Once more we thank you for choosing our hotel for your holiday and very much look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Martin Guerrero Director General Occidental Tamarindo

    EVALUATION

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    • april 21 2019
    • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Solo travel

    Bob E

    “Very nice resort.”


    Food was much better than I gad expected. Food was different every day. My suggestion was to take a little of everything. Plenty of choices. There can be a long line at the pool bar, so I suggest you buy a 20 oz double walled cup. Tips go a long way. All the staff members were bringing me drinks.


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    • april 21 2019
    • Family

    Bonittia D

    “Sucky they would not let me in to see my family staying there.”


    Only problem with this place is they do not allow you to go visit your family if your family happens to be staying there. So they hold you hostage in the reception and I think it is ridiculous. It is expensive enough they should let people have visitors.


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