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Hotel Arco Iris

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From start to finish, I was pleased with both this hotel and the service provided. They provided low cost transport from the airport, which was great. The hotel is gorgeous, front staff was as accomodating as possible. They booked good tours for us, along with transport. The pool is small but there were never mmore than a handful of people...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The location is great with many restaurants near by. The owner Richard was always around making sure our stay was enjoyable. We stayed on the second floor and it has a really neat tree house feel. The room was clean, the shower was wonderful, breakfast omelets to kick start the day - and the in room mini bar is a...

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Thank Amanda D
San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is great a little away from the center of town, but still walkable to everything you want (including beach). Restaurant was the best food we had in all of Costa Rica. Rooms were clean and decently nice. Pool area and grounds were very pleasant

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Thank socalmom2015
Fergus, Ont
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was clean, the pool, the room and the grounds. Richard the owner was usually around to answer any questions. He was very friendly. The breakfast was plentiful. They would make omelettes to order An easy walk to the beach and downtown. They had a great restaurant ran by a separate company. It was very convenient to head to the...

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Thank K M
San Francisco, California, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Hotel Arco Iris for about a week in April, 2017. I did so largely based on the reviews I read on TripAdvisor and the hotel lived up to the positive reviews I read. The hotel is located about 5 minutes walking from the 'downtown' of Tamarindo and the Tamarindo beach. I saw this as a benefit as...

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Thank John_Nantz
Chicago, IL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charming lovely hotel. Perfect size. It felt like a large home rather than a hotel. We could step right out of our room and walk steps away to the hotel and hotel restaurant. Front desk very helpful in booking tours. Great location in the middle of the top restaurants and short walk to beach and town.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a good location off the Main Street. The Main Street is not that big to begin with so no need to be on it. This Street the hotel is on has a lot of other boutique hotels and bars. It's a 5 min walk to the beach. The staff is nice for the most part. I didn't always get...

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Thank Nina K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic. Nice price, nice location. Great grounds and service. Super check in. Very cool and quite. Very close to shopping and places to eat. AC and refrigerator in room nice decor as well.

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Thank Kevin I
Brooklyn
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This mini tropical compound was perfect for what we were looking for. It's just far enough off the beach / main street (think bars, restaurants, etc) to feel like you are in a quiet secluded paradise yet only a 5 minute walk away from all of the Tamarindo action. Breakfast by the pool every morning was delightful, as we watched...

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Thank Arosetait
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved our stay! Centrally located. Lots of bars and restaurants close by. Bank across the street and grocery store around the corner. Nice pool. Very low key. Richard - the owner- was very friendly. Lots of lizards! Regretfully we forgot to leave a tip for maid service so sorry Richard!

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Arco Iris is located within walking distance to the beach, shops, restaurants and the center of town. The hotel has been completely remodeled and has five bungalows and seven deluxe rooms, which are surrounded by a lush tropical garden and swimming pool for your relaxation. Set back from the street, Hotel Arco Iris assures guests a quiet and tranquil experience. The rooms have been re-designed with beautiful contemporary bathrooms and comfortable interiors and have A/C, TV's and mini bars. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Arco Iris

Address: Tamarindo, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: RM440 - RM752 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Arco Iris 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Arco Iris Hotel
Arco Iris Tamarindo
Hotel Arco Iris Costa Rica/Tamarindo
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Tamarindo
#3 Romantic Hotel in Tamarindo
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“They all seemed good to me.”
SamK228, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Suggest a Bungalow, if you fancy a hammock”
475David, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“My request for Bungalow #5 was honored and the location was perfect. If there was any noise from the restaurant, I didn't know it.”
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GoneFishin66, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“They have several options from 1 to 4 people.”
MichaelO840, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for Bungalow 5. It's off the main side of the hotel, a bit quieter, and you have quick access out to the street to town.”
tylers214, 3 Jun 2016 | Read review
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