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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is fabulous. The rooms are great, and the grounds are so lovely too. We saw loads of monkeys around, and there's so much great wildlife to see in the area. Tamarindo is a great place - the hotel is so close to so many great bars and restaurants, and the beaches are amazing. We had a lovely time...

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Winthrop, Maine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the perfect place to stay for my son and I. Not right in town but a five minute walk and you are there. Another 10 minutes you are at the beach. This hotel is amazingly clean and comfortable. Wonderful daily breakfast with fresh fruit and egg station. Entertainment on some evenings was welcomed when swinging in your hammock...

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Thank Susan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose a last minute hotel change in our trip. We wanted to stay in Tamarindo our last night so we chose the Hotel Arco Iris and we are glad we did. Such a beautiful, clean, and friendly small hotel. The road is a bit bumpy getting there (potholes everywhere), and the hotel sits a block or so off the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely hotel, lovely rooms and surrounding. RICHARD the owner is always there To advise and help. Great restaurant in the hotel. Nice pool. I hope to visit again. Iguanas are keeping warm on the grass, short walk to the beach and shops. Highly recommended!

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Oakland, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at a friends condo in tamarindo last December for a week, and ended up dining at Arco Iris three times. The food was off the hook. I am a New Yorker and love dining out, and this food compared to great restaurants in NY, SF and Chicago. We are heading back again this December and will be sure...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Richard (a former American expat) and his hotel was great . Breakfast was amazing and it was a nice, quaint little hotel. Also, I managed to leave a jacket in my hotel room. Richard mailed it back to me in the States!! Exceptional service!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

everyone there was very nice, rooms where well kept and modern, i would show up alittle late for breakfast and they waited for me before they shut down. the place was alttle walking from the beach but doable.

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Seattle
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Consistently good treatment from all the staff. Yerling, answered my questions and honored requests prior to stay. Francisco greeted me, helped me with my bags, gave me great local tips and made sure all my ordered transfers were confirmed. Richard the owner, checked in daily and enjoyed getting to know all guests. He is on top of things yet empowers...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 21 October 2016

From start to finish Richard was amazing. Very smooth check in and out and super helpful! Our room was too small for my friend and I and he upgraded us to a larger room for free. Honest about rates for adventure packages and super affordable going through him and his establishment. Rooms were super clean and location was perfect, minutes...

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Snowmass, CO
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

When we stepped out of the car and walked into the hotel we were met by the owner Richard first thing. Hes a really nice guy, very helpful and you can tell that he has put his heart into this hotel. He gave us a quick tour of the hotel grounds and pool which are very lovely. It's a smaller...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: £78 - £141 (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 Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Tamarindo
#3 Romantic Hotel in Tamarindo
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“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
“I was in their deluxe room and don't know what a standard is like.”
 of 5 bubbles juliaburton, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
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