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“Clean & Modern”
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Hotel Arco Iris
Ranked #5 of 22 Hotels in Tamarindo
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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Clean & Modern”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Our family of 4 (children 6 & 9) stayed here in October. It was low season so occupancy was low - therefore they were renovating the deck . which was fine with us - will look fanstactic when it is done.The restaurant on site was also closed - i have read great things about it though The pool was huge and warm. Rooms very clean, cable tv, hot showers, nice shampoo and conditioner and soap included.
Breakfast included - simple cereal and toast
Location - walk into the town within 10 minutes

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

Breakfast is poor. Nothing is fresh and it is not pleasant to sit. Rooms are good. Bathrooms are big. Swimming pool is good too. It's quiet and not far from the centre. It's nice to have a good restaurant in the evening in the hotel. There is parking space in front of the hotel.

Stayed July 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

We stayed there for a couple of nights. It is a 10 min walk to the beach. The staff is very nice and they have a good restaurant inside of the hotel.However, I highly recommend also eating at Patagonia restaurant!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

My wife and I spent some time reading various reviews on TripAdvisor before selecting the Arco and we were very glad we did. We wanted a hotel that was a little "different" - a small boutique place that's run by the owner vs. large corporates which is where we usually stay.

The rooms were comfortable but definitely don't expect a nice room by any means (i.e., can't compare to large corporates with nice finishings). The pool was also sufficient albeit a little small with a lot of leaves / little bugs at times.

Overall, the two biggest reasons that make this hotel a good choice are:
1. Excellent and customized service from the owner / hotel staff since it doesn't feel like a hotel per se, more like staying at a friend's house
2. Food at the Seasons restaurant was excellent and quite romantic in the evenings when you're sitting at a table on the pool deck with candles on the floor, etc.

If you want something that actually feels like a laid back, Costa Rican, visit to a "friend's" house, you should consider the Arco.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

My wife and I stayed in Hotel Arco Iris for four days.
The experience was excellent!! The rooms are comfortable and clean and the owners are very friendly and helpful!!!
The best part is to wake up and see many different birds and iguanas. It's nice to feel inside the nature...
I highly recommend!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Best hotel selection of my trip. Small boutique hotel with friendly owner and staff ready to make your stay as pleasant as possible. The room was clean, cool, and comfortable. Great to wake up in the morning and have breakfast by the pool. Good variety for complimentary breakfast and the coffee was delicious. The day trips and activities are reasonably priced and they made all the calls to set it up for me. Quick walk to restaurants and about 10 min walk to the beach. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

Adorable little hotel nestled just off the main street. The hotel receptionist was SUPER. She helped coordinate the sea turtle tour for us and spoke excellent English. She helped us with other tours we wanted to do.

Coco, who helped us with check-in, breakfast, etc. was also wonderful.
Breakfast was good (coffee, juice, granola cereal, omelets, rice and beans, & fresh fruit...was a hugh fan of the granola).

The rooms are adorable and clean. The bathroom was lovely. Felt very safe the entire time.

We met the hotel owner who was super nice and welcoming.

Loved this place and would def come again.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Property: Hotel Arco Iris
Address: Tamarindo, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Tamarindo
#3 Family Hotel in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Arco Iris 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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 
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