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Hotel Arco Iris

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Vancouver,BC
Reviewed 23 December 2012

A lover of wildlife in particular 'monkeys' I was looking for a comfortable lodge-type accommodation bordering on the jungle yet close enough to walk to town & the ocean, well the Hotel Arco Iris was *the perfect fit*. We chose the upper level of the lodge as I wanted to be able to have a birds-eye view if my monkeys...

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Norman, Oklahoma
Reviewed 23 December 2012

We stayed here three days just over a year ago and would definitely return! Beautiful hotel and wonderful breakfast area by the pool. Wonderful, friendly staff. Great restaurant, Seasons by Shlomy on site. Easy to walk anywhere from there and lots to choose from. We took a great ATV and zip line trip from there too. Many good restaurants in...

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Reviewed 20 December 2012

Hotel Arco Iris is fantastic - it is the little things that make it stand out. Here are a few of our favorites: 1. The breakfast is delicious - coffee/tea/juice, toast, fresh fruit, cereal and yogurt every AM (all served in the pool area). 2. The staff help coordinate trips and provide helpful info on the town - for example,...

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Provincetown, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 17 December 2012

Great quiet hotel just a few blocks from the beach. Great clean rooms with beautiful bathrooms. Relaxing breakfast served poolside. Amazing restaurant at night, great service and a nice mix of locals and guests. Great friendly and attentive staff.

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Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 14 December 2012

I stayed in early December 2012 and had a very good time. Some highlights: - The hotel is "bungalow" style, each room is its own bungalow, with hammock, about 30 feet from other bungalows. Very private. - Rooms are modern, and cozy. Bathroom has nice showers and sinks. The water pressure is low, but this did not bother us -...

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Long Beach, New York
Reviewed 12 December 2012

just got back from 5 days in tamarindo all 5 were at this hotel. everything was wonderful. the restaurant is outstanding, and we just loveed it. cant wait to get back there the staff was very helpful in what ever we needed.

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Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 27 November 2012

I stayed right after hurricane Sandy so I had to change my res a few times. Overall hotel was good. bathroom and room were clean and nice. I stayed on an upper floor - I'd recommend that as the patio in front of your room is more usable then. Onsite restaurant was nice. Tam was a built of a tourist...

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Washington, D.C.
Reviewed 23 November 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights and had a great time. The 2ns floor rooms are best and nice and large and spotlessly clean. Staff is really nice and Richard the owner couldn't be more friendly and helpful. Truly a great atmosphere and great people. A definite winner and value for the money Seasons the restaurant on site is also great....

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Reviewed 17 November 2012

Actually place is nice, smaller than you would expect with narrow paths, house next to house. Do not expect privacy nor silence. Restaurant is supposed to be good and there are private parties that will not let you sleep long after sunset. But as long as you party yourself (elsewhere, as during that time no access to bar, restaurant or...

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hotelarcoiris, Owner at Hotel Arco Iris, responded to this review

My name is Richard and I am the owner of the hotel. I wold like to respond to this review. The restaurant does have a few private functions per year, usually wedding dinners, they usually are over between 10 and 11 PM to not bother our guests who want to be sleeping during this time. We try to have things...

Kenmore, Washington, United States
Reviewed 7 November 2012

Sme of our friends stayed at a cheaper place just a block away and the accommodations are night and day. While everyone in Costa Rica has been really friendly, all the staff at Arco were helpful and very sweet. The hotel is a five minute walk from the beach and there are a ton of places to eat while here....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
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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 

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Address: Tamarindo, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: RM483 - RM784 (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
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“They all seemed good to me.”
 of 5 bubbles SamK228, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Suggest a Bungalow, if you fancy a hammock”
 of 5 bubbles 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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 of 5 bubbles GoneFishin66, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“They have several options from 1 to 4 people.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles tylers214, 3 Jun 2016 | Read review
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