Occidental Tamarindo reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 Very Good

  • Cleanliness 4.0
  • Location 4.0
  • Rooms 4.0
  • Service 4.0
  • Value 4.0

4344 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Beautiful, Gorgeous Sunsets

christopherpA277WW on Nov 14, 2022

I went to Costa Rica for the first time. I was looking for somewhere quiet but a nice hotel, all-inclusive etc. If you are looking for basic affordable ( not cheap) but nice accommodations then Occidental Tamarindo is your place. The hotel rooms are basic , but the rooms are clean. My room was on the third floor - and not they do not have elevators. The buffet choices - breakfast lunch and dinner were fine. the snack bar during the day ( near the pool) - left a lot to be desired. Cold hamburgers and hotdogs the beach was just okay -- it does not have the white sand, but a lot of it was rocky, etc. The view is awesome. There is not much to the town This place is in the country/mountains.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 1 out of 5

Mold on all beds

GoPlaces162663 on Nov 10, 2022

replace all beds immediately as they are health hazards. No excuses by your staff that the mold was caused by air condition.. then change the system as well. Water went in lower rooms and bed got wet.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Amazing Staff and always treated like family.

Colleen R on Nov 02, 2022

In 2 more nights we will be back to Occidental Tamarindo for around the 10 th time. My husband and I have stayed here with our 4 girls, with friends and on our own. We have never had a bad experience. The one thing that keeps us coming back is the people. From Management (Argerie), to front desk staff, to restaurant staff (Alberto), to bar tenders ( Edwin), housekeeping, entertainment staff (Joaquin) ; you feel as though you are home. The moment we arrive and greeted by Claudio and staff, we know we will be well taken care of. We are always treated like family. The longest we have stayed is 3 weeks and always wish it we could extend our trip. We have stayed in many different rooms and have always been satisfied. If there is ever a problem the staff will be sure to fix it. The beach is our favourite place. At low tide you can walk for miles on the sandy beach, During high tide you can watch the surfers. The snack bar at the pool has an assortment of good snacks from fruit to burgers and pizza. The buffet has many healthy choices and the Italian à la carte is super yummy and always a pleasant Experience. We find the best time of year to go is in November after the rainy season, it is so green and beautiful in Costa Rica and it is not so busy. In the spring time it is super hot and dry, you need to find shade. Lol. Anyways, see you soon friends. Pura Vida.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 3 out of 5

Cheap stay to get some sun, but not for luxury!

dianaO9722AS on Oct 29, 2022

Our stay was ok overall, we felt save in the hotel and surrounding area. Rooms were decent decor wise but they could do better with how often they change the sheets, even when we asked it wasn’t done. Staff were friendly and helpful. The beach was ok, sea was very rough so we couldn’t do much swimming

TripAdvisor users rated this property 2 out of 5

WIll not reccomend

craiglogansummers on Oct 28, 2022

Will not stay here again based on my experience at the hotel. The location and amenities are fine, It was how we were treated and issues were not given a priority. I had to solve them myself . food was average, rooms were clean, access to beach is good.

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