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“Great location, great value”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Villas Macondo

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Villas Macondo
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Granada, Nicaragua
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“Great location, great value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

This place is fantastic. Rooms are large, and is kind of like a little apartment. Each room has its own little deck with a hammock. Not luxury, but very comfortable.

Very secure place, with a locked/coded gate required for entry. We presume that there's also a safe in every room (as there was one in ours). Villas Macondo is a short walk to the beach, but there's also a pool with a shaded area if you need a break from the sun.

The hotel doesn't provide food, but there is a communal kitchen/refrigerator for everyone's use. Would definitely stay here again/recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2014

My wife and I recently stayed 3 nights at Villa Macondo. For the price paid I feel we received good customer service.security is good with a locked gate and night security guard. When we had some problems operating the safe the young lady at the front desk was happy to help us out.the room was clean and the shower worked well. The shared kitchen area left a little be desired but all the necessary utensils were there.The 2 computers worked well to get onto the internet.The swimming pool was clean and well taken care of.Like several of previous reviews, this is a good hotel for the money.I would stay with them again..

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

We stayed at Villas Mercondo for 11 days. The location was really good, a short walk to the beach and a great variety of restaurants, shops and bars. Security was excellent and it was easy to get in and out with a code to open the gate.
The grounds were lovely with Howler monkeys in the trees and large iguanas lazing on the roof tops. Our accommodation was spacious and comfortable. The internet was unreliable but when we mentioned this to our host he increased his program and then it was fine.
During the day it could be noisy because of construction in the area but we had no noise at night time.
Our host, his family and staff were very friendly and accommodating. The communal kitchen was convenient and the verandah was a relaxing place to spend time.
We would highly recommend this place for people looking for an excellent mid-priced option in Tamarindo.

Room Tip: Air conditioning is available but we found the overhead fans kept our rooms comfortable
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

Good option for the price. We stayed in a 2 level townhouse style apartment. Kitchen and sitting area downstairs and bathroom and bedroom upstairs. It had all the basics and was clean. Someone else mentioned luxury in a review, I would not say this is a luxury option... But everyone has different definitions I guess.

Pros:
Good location, we parked our car in the gate and never needed it to go eat, beach, etc.
Good price
Security seemed good
Pool
Nice bedroom with view of the pool

Cons:
Can be loud in the area
Surrounded by a bunch of other buildings/places
Rooms could have used some updates but nothing major. (2012)

Overall a good option if you are looking for something in town and low-cost.

I also had a nice size spider in my shoe that I almost did not notice before putting my foot in it. Obviously this can happen anywhere but its a good reminder to check your shoes anywhere in CR for spiders and other things.

Here in Jan 2012

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

Villas Macondo was everything we were looking for when starting our vacation. Whether we were lounging by the pool, sitting on our porch, or cooking in the communal kitchen, it was always the perfect way to unwind.

The hotel is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Tamarindo, but close enough to walk a short distance to all amenities. There is also a grocery store and laundrymat right next store.

Tom and his team make it a point to ensure their property is cared for. They are there to help you with whatever you need. The security is top notch, and we never felt worried about anything being taken.

If you are looking for a true communal "hostel" experience, this is not your place. The rooms offer privacy, and the kitchen does not offer a communal eating area. This place would be suitable for families and couples, but might be lonely for solo travellers looking to interact with people. That being said, we did meet some lovely people during our stay.

I would highly recommend this place for those who are looking for a cheap, and lovely stay in tamarindo.

Room Tip: Pool rooms are more expensive but have a/c and ALL the channels ;)
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

My girlfriend and I have stayed at world class resorts before but we're looking for something different on this trip. After San Jose, we spend a couple days in Tamarindo. We found the hotel from a friend who lives in Costa Rica. This is the place the Ticos stay when they go to Tamarindo.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

I loved this place, not only were the Cabanas large, clean and comfortable - I just loved my outdoors private porch with hammock and out door furniture. The friendly staff were amazing...Sandra was so helpful and friendly from the beginning.... I can't wait to go back with my son, pura vida!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Villas Macondo
Address: Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 78 Speciality Lodging in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 17
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