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“Our first time here, but not our last”

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Hotel Villa Amarilla
Ranked #5 of 51 Tamarindo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Just like they said, arrive as strangers, leave as family. TJ and Cinde are so welcoming, kind and helpful. They made our stay so relaxing and enjoyable. The accommodations were outstanding! Very clean and comfortable rooms and the small extras they provided (yummy muffins and fruit for breakfast, beach towels, sunscreen) were a great added touch. All the additional services were nice to have right on-site if you were interested in purchasing like the massages, surfing lessons, excursions, ATV rentals and more. My husband and I came alone this trip to check out the town and surrounding areas. We had such a great time that we will be back again this year with our kids and as many friends that we can gather to join us. Thanks so much Hotel Villa Amarilla for an incredible vacation....Pura Vida!

Room Tip: Upstairs had a quiet, comfy sitting area. It was covered so we sat out there at night watching the r...
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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hotelvillaamarilla, Owner at Hotel Villa Amarilla, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Sharon
Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you had a great time.
Diego does do a great job of taking care of all the excursions and all the extra fun.
Looking forward to seeing the whole family here.
Until then. Pura vida
Cinde and TJ

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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Awesome place to stay in Tamarindo. The accommodations were nice and the owner TJ was very welcoming. We were fortunate to meet one of the hotels regilar guest who made our stay that much better....thank you Kevin!!! Definitely a place to be yourself! We'll be back!

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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hotelvillaamarilla, Owner at Hotel Villa Amarilla, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Julie
So glad you had a great time. Yes we love Kevin .... he's on another trip but will be back soon. Hope you will make Villa Amarilla your home away from home.
Cinde and TJ

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Reviewed 26 April 2017

We stayed at this hotel when we were in Tamarindo recently and I would have to start off by stating that the hosts are the best! Daily breakfast breads and juices are a great start! Cindy does a great job working to make the place have the feel of home!

Room Tip: On the beach!
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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hotelvillaamarilla, Owner at Hotel Villa Amarilla, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

so glad you felt comfortable and had a good time.
It was great meeting you. And thank you for your amazing review.
Make Villa Amarilla your home away from home.
TJ and Cinde

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

We had a wonderful time. Cindi and TJ are wonderful hosts and we look forward to stay there again. The comfy sitting area invites you to meet your hosts and other guests and you feel right at home.
Breakfast was great with wonderful banana bread and fruit and most important great coffee!! My husband took surfing lessons right on the beach and had a great time. It was the perfect stay.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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hotelvillaamarilla, Owner at Hotel Villa Amarilla, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Hi Lydia
We are very happy that you and John had a good time. Yes TJ makes a mean
chocolate banana bread. You never know who you might meet in the Rancho.
Hopefully we'll see you both soon. The Octopus room is waiting for you.
Cinde and Tj

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

We had booked a different room in Tamarindo, but when we arrived the room was so unacceptable that we checked out right away. We then checked out the Amarilla and luckily for us they had a room available for us. It is right on the ocean, with warm and welcoming hosts, other guests, surf instructors, massage therapists and tour guide. Everyone is so nice and helpful. The location and the view could not be beat. Breakfast of coffee, fruit and fresh baked goods was perfect. Thank you Cindi and TJ for making our stay relaxing, memorable and fun.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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hotelvillaamarilla, Owner at Hotel Villa Amarilla, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write this wonderful review.
We hope to see you and your family again in the near future. New York isn't that faraway .
Pura Vida
Cinde and Tj

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Additional Information about Hotel Villa Amarilla

Address: Calle Central | Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica (Formerly Villa Amarilla Bed and Breakfast)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in Tamarindo
Price Range: RM 442 - RM 638 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a fun friendly hotel. Right on the beach with tropical gardens. We have a Rancho with day beds and hammocks. The Rancho has a chill vibe. It's where you can mingle with other guests from all over the world. There are games and books in the Rancho. Our sound system always has different genres of music playing or you can put on your music. We have a pingpong table, frisbees, paddle boards, soccer balls or just kick back and relax. We have a fully stocked community kitchen if you feel like cooking. Free Breakfast which includes Muffins, French Pastries, Quiche, Papaya, Mango, Pineapple, Bananas, Watermelon, Milk, Juice and of course Costarican Coffee. We have a massage palapa, the masseuses are amazing. We have a salon palapa, if you need blow dry or cut/color. Amenities included in the price of your room are AirConditioning, Flat Screen Cable T.V, Ceiling Fan, Free Wi-Fi (throughout the hotel), Hot Water, Hair Dryers at your request. Need a snack late in the afternoon, In the Community Kitchen you will always find Fresh Fruit. At the reception desk you will find Beach Towels, Sunscreen and Bug Spray. We also carry a First Aid Kit. Free Parking in Front and We offer Free Laundry Service. The fun begins at check-in with a shot of tequila.... "Come a strangers, leave as family" ... more   less 
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