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“quiet, calm, and stunning”
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Soles y Margaritas
Ranked #31 of 48 Tamarindo B&B and Inns
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
“quiet, calm, and stunning”
Reviewed 20 January 2012

Very clean, very large room for a great price. Full kitchen and bath, a pool outside and friendly hosts. I'll go back to Tamarindo only to stay here!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 January 2012

Great place, great location, great price, and great people. Kurt was our host, our tourist informant, surf teacher, and friend. The rooms are clean, comfortable, equipped, and secure. Wouldn't come back to tamarindo unless I could get a room here again. Awesome.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 December 2011

Booked this place after the reviews on trip advisor and was not dissapointed. Kurt has a great place and is every bit the laid back surf dude!! It is only a 5-10 minute walk from the main area yet you have all the peace and quiet of being out in the middle of knowhere, its perfect if you dont want the noise,dust and party scene of Tamarindo. The rooms have everything you could need to cook in, and even though its not the newest of poshest of rooms it is clean tidy and more than adequete, the best bit is the sliding doors out to a gorgeous pool with views out to sea. A great place to sit and chill. Kurt is really lovely and helpfull, he rents boards for only $5 a day which is a great price and the boards are good. He reccommended nice places to go yet was never in your face, he just lets you get on with it and come and find him if you need anything. And it is a bargain. $40 for an apartment like this, you dont get any better value for money. Would go back there anytime.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Olathe, Kansas
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Reviewed 13 June 2011

We used them 3 times in our trips through Costa rica. They were reasonable prices, on time and polite.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 April 2011

As long as you're OK with a 5-7 minute walk to town and beach this place is great. We found it by chance as we were looking for hotels. We were about to pay $45 for a regular hotel room when we bumped into Kurt who offered us a studio apartment for $30 a night for 2 weeks.

The place is a 4 room building up a hill behind town and is very quiet. There was a great ocean view for checking surf conditions from our balcony. The room was a large studio with full kitchen, couch, cable, A/C, WIFI, good bed and private bath. And there is a nice pool.

Kurt and Yessica were very nice and we felt like friends when we left. He gave me good advice on where to surf and on buying a used board in town (the trailer where they repair boards had a nice selection of used shortboards and fish, but no longboards)

Highly recommended.
http://www.tamarindosurfhotel.com/www.tamarindosurfhotel.com/Home.html

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 28 March 2011

Coming from Bolivia, we arrived in Tamarindo overwhelmed by the gringo-ey nature of town and were unsure if we were going to stay even a few days. As we were checking out of Blue Trailz (thank GOD!), we happened to run into Kurt in their surf shop, where he teaches lessons. He told us about Soles y Margaritas and his wife Jessica met us to show us the rooms. What a sanctuary! Just a short walk from town, the place is awesome. Unbelievable views, pool, private balconies, comfortable beds/pillows, each room has its own fully equipped kitchen, WIFI, hot water, AC and 2 of the nicest owners we've met. Jessica will do your laundry for $5/load. And it was $20 bucks/night less than the run down Blue Trailz hostel we came from! We intended to stay only a few days, but it turned into 2 weeks. He's also a fabulous surf teacher. So helpful, positive, insightful and a lot cheaper than booking through the surf schools. I was having issues getting up on waves, and after 2 hours with him, my confidence is back and I'm surfing great. What a great experience!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank quesofundido
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Nelson, Canada
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Reviewed 2 June 2010

Great location... best view and breezes, friendly owners and you can't beat the pool at your door!!!! Great value for your money!!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Soles y Margaritas
Address: Behind Botella de Leche, Up the Hill From Papayitas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Tamarindo
Number of rooms: 4

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