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Hotel Tamarindo Diria
Ranked #12 of 22 Hotels in Tamarindo
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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 review
“Severicew was horrible”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We stayed 4 nights, the front desk person who checked us in was plain rude, they messed up our reservation and basically told us too bad! The bartender did not even acknowledge us at all, after 5 full minutes I said something, he continued to ring up his checks and called someone else over to make our drink. We had exactly one drink, and never went back to the bar... The only person during our entire stay that was nice was the bellhop and the tour guy. The pool closes at 8PM and they are adamant about you getting out. the room.... the bathroom sink did not drain, there were stains on the wall, could not tell what they were as the lighting was very dim, the shower to turn it on you had to mess with it no rhyme or reason to it. the worst was the people, for the "nicest" place to stay in town it was NOT worth the money. The spa massages were horrible and twice the money, go next door those ladies are awesome and half the price. the food was so so...I asked for a blow dryer for 2 days before they sent one, we asked for an ice bucket 4 times and they NEVER brought it. for the price service is impotant, they do not have it

Room Tip: the service was horrible!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

We got oceanfront rooms, the view is amazing. Sunsets are specially beautiful, you can enjoy them from your own balcony or from the beach in front of the hotel.
Service,food and location are good, the beach is beautiful, the pool and gardens are well maintained. People is very friendly. Since it is located in the middle of town you have access to restaurants, shops and bars.
This was a great place to end our vacation and soaked our sored bodies in the ocean after being hiking for 2 weeks.
The beach is public and very popular, be careful specially when the tide is high as there are tons of wanna be surfers and you can get hit by any or many of them.

Room Tip: Ocean front rooms are the nicest trick in this hotel
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We have stayed here several times, very beautiful grounds that are well maintained, food was excellent, rooms are decent with the exception of old plumbing which makes showering more of an effort with either freezing cold or raging hot as your temperature changes constantly while showering...staff is friendly, security is good and overall a nice stay, very close to all shops and restaurants in Tamarindo. A nice place for families but not overwhelmed with children! I would recommend this hotel overall with the exception of the showering and old plumbing, etc.

Room Tip: Rooms on the newer side of the hotel would be better because the plumbing is an issue at this hotel...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014

We chose this hotel due to the central location within the Tamarindo beach area. We did not want to pay for an all inclusive resort located outside the area, in the middle of nowhere, and used the savings towards several day trips. There are plenty of decent restaurants and convenience stores within walking distance. Having said that, this resort is in a great location, but is tired and slightly dated. The layout is very nice however, but is showing it's age. We stayed in a beachfront room that again was showing it's age, expected a little nicer room considering the extra price paid. The rooms are small, nowhere to sit except on your bed or on the balcony (only 2 chairs). The sliding balcony doors were causing us grief all week, would not close properly (a little better after maintenance repaired). The grounds were well maintained and had plenty of visible security. The swimming pools close by 8:00 p.m., would have been nice if open until at least 9:00 p.m. since there was not much entertainment after dinner. The included breakfast was very good, the service almost non-existent. The coffee pots were placed on the tables and unless we arrived early the coffee was either cold or gone and then you would have to go searching for a pot. Overall, not a bad place, seems to be in line with or better than what we could see in the immediate area.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Paid extra for an ocean view room. At this hotel, it's worth it. Right on the beach. Stepped out of my room and could enjoy the view and sounds of the surf. Nice gardens and pool. Hotel workers very friendly and helpful. The Italian/Pizza place attached to the front of this hotel was really terrific. The room itself was not spectacular. Clean, but small with a few more insects than I like in a hotel room. Ground floor room had a nice little patio area.

Room Tip: Ocean view more expensive, but WORTH it.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Did not stay at the hotel but the area where the beach restaurant is great for happy hour and appetizers while you watch surf lessons and the sun going down. Really lovely. We spent a few hours just watching people surf,,,,

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Long Grove, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2014

After leaving our first hotel, which was very disappointing, we checked into the Diria and was so happy that we did. We had a nice room facing the ocean/beach and everything was great.
The pool was nice, the restaurant was very good and service was also good. We had a choice of pool, ocean, and a nice grassy area to lay around. The room included a great buffet breakfast which had so much good food. The price was a little high, but you get what you pay for.
Would come back again, and recommend this hotel to anyone going to Tamarindo.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Tamarindo Diria
Address: Tamarindo Beach, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Tamarindo
#5 Business Hotel in Tamarindo
#7 Spa Hotel in Tamarindo
#9 Romantic Hotel in Tamarindo
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Tamarindo
#9 Family Hotel in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Tamarindo Diria 3.5*
Number of rooms: 239
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Tamarindo Diria is the iconic beach hotel located in Tamarindo Beach, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, with its own personality perfect for an authentic Costa Rica vacation. Features direct access to the most famous costa rican white sand beach, front ocean view accommodations, 4 swimming pools, 5 restaurants, 5 bars, and much more! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Tamarindo Diria Beach And Golf Resort
Hotel Tamarindo Diria Beach & Golf Tamarindo
Tamarindo Diria Hotel

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