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Hotel Pasatiempo
Ranked #4 of 49 Tamarindo B&B and Inns
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Mol, Belgium
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3 reviews
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“friendly staff and nice hotel”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Pasatiempo was one of many hotel/lodges we stayed in during our three week journey in Costa Rica. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful and the hotel a nice place to relax a few days. We would gladly have stayed another night! Breakfast was very tasty and the maracuja softdrink - with water- the best in the world!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Victoria, Texas
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Beautiful location and friendly staff. Not too far from the beach and within walking distance of many great restaurants. You can sit by the pool and feel like you are surrounded by the jungle or walk down to the beautiful beach for a day of surfing. We will definitely be returning!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Sherman Oaks, CA
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

I'm writing this from the airport, having just checked out today. My experience surpassed my expectations. I loved my room and the bed was super comfy. The pool and bar area are beautiful. Most importantly, the staff were lovely. I hugged them upon leaving, as they made me feel like family this past week. I intend to visit Tamarindo again, and will definitely return to this hotel. Thank you for an amazing week :)

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Wildwood, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

nice hotel with a twist, foods good, but wendsdays is open mile night with an incredible band "the Leatherbacks" for a few colones the music swings and the dancing never ends. Just a great night. Enjoy

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Davis, California
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

The second my sister and I stepped out of the hotel terminal, we were greeted by a friendly taxi driver who would quickly be our friend til our departure. The staff of Hotel Pasatiempo went over and beyond to maximize our time spent not only in the area but all of Costa Rica. To our surprise, everything was arranged from us to every last detail - My sister's and my only jobs were to enjoy. The hotel itself was exactly what we wanted too! - Tiki themed, unique, extremely clean, and well maintained. From the beautiful complimentary breakfasts to the nice chats on our way back from an andventure...we're greatful for every moment spent. Thank you for the best graduation trip ever Hotel Pasatiempo!

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

My daughter and I stayed at Pasatiempo and loved it! Nice private little cottage / casita... Comfortable beds, nice decor! Perfect location, close to everything! Loved the pool area and the Monkey lala restaurant/bar! Helene and her Staff were very helpful, we came back after most the restaurants were closed and they helped us get pizza delivered!! Will be going back there again very soon!!

Oh, almost forgot!! The breakfast was awesome!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

- The hotel looks significantly nicer on its website than in real life.
- Common areas looked old, dark, and poorly mantained.
- Bathroom, sheets and towels were unclean and old.
- No parking inside.

One of the worst hotels I've stayed for $100 bucks.

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Additional Information about Hotel Pasatiempo

Property: Hotel Pasatiempo
Address: Main Street, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Pasatiempo 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Pasatiempo is a charming boutique hotel in Playa Tamarindo just 7 minutes walk to the beach in the quiet part of town. The freshly remodeled hotel features a central pool area with a natural stone and teak deck, a full service restaurant in a natural palm rancho, and a spa. The hotel is situated in a tropical garden beneath the shade of hardwood, palm and mango trees. All of the rooms feature high efficiency AC and hot water, flatscreen televisions with cable, orthopedic mattresses, safe, and a clock radio. ... more   less 
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