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Kenmore, Washington, United States
Reviewed 7 November 2012

Sme of our friends stayed at a cheaper place just a block away and the accommodations are night and day. While everyone in Costa Rica has been really friendly, all the staff at Arco were helpful and very sweet. The hotel is a five minute walk from the beach and there are a ton of places to eat while here....

1Thank Lucas S
Seaford, New York
Reviewed 1 November 2012

My husband and I made the last minute decision to go to Tamarindo on the last night of our honeymoon and we were so happy we did! This is such a unique little surfing town. Its so beautiful and fun. Arco Iris has a lovely set up with little cabanas, a pool and restaurant. They are environmentally friendly and within...

1Thank Christina R
Reviewed 29 October 2012

It's the off season and I've pretty much got this place to myself. The owner is very cool and it's a quick walk to get my surf on. Two night stay. Monkeys, big lizards and cool looking birds all around. There was a BIG lizard that blocked my door yesterday. He didn't feel like moving until I shooshed him away.

2Thank rob f
Reviewed 23 October 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights, the room was modern and clean. Richard was helpful, however we arrived in low season and the restaurant was closed, the area was being re decorated and it would have been helpful to know this before we made our booking.

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hotelarcoiris, Owner at Hotel Arco Iris, responded to this review

My name is Richard and I am the owner of the hotel. I am happy the reviewer was satisfied with the room. I apologize for the restaurant being closed. We stated on our website the exact dates the restaurant was closed for part of September and October. The restaurant is now open and closes every year during part of September...

Reviewed 19 October 2012

Hotel Arco Iris is a charming hotel in a lush, green setting. It's just up the road from a surf shop, the Lazy Wave, and a 5-minute walk to Tamarindo shops and the beach. During our stay, we had the delight of seeing a group of Howler Monkeys move through the trees, one dropping down to the roof of a...

1Thank ValerieAnne627
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 14 October 2012

The owner Richard is smart and friendly. The rooms were clean and relaxing and Wifi worked well. We were in the off-season and had the hotel pretty much to ourselves. Breakfast was average ( cereal and fruits), It is a 10 minute walk to the beach. Personally would have preferred a hotel closer to the beach..... In general Tamarindo is...

Thank R V
Reviewed 5 October 2012

My family and I cannot say enough good things about this hotel, Richard and his staff. Upon our arrival Richard was apologetic that our room wasn't ready (we did arrive early) and graciously served us complimentary drinks during our brief wait. This is not an all-inclusive resort, but had everything we were looking for. Free wi-fi, and use of the...

2Thank 13MP
Irving, Texas
Reviewed 30 September 2012

So glad we chose Hotel Arco Iris in Tamarindo!! Wonderful boutique style hotel, modern looking room and bath. We saw monkeys in the trees around the hotel, (so awesome!)! We so much enjoyed complimentary breakfast every morning with granola, fresh fruit, and toast. Richard the owner was very personable and acknowledge us every time we saw him and made sure...

Thank Suzanne M
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 24 September 2012

First let me start with this is NOT a five star all inclusive resort with sprawling gardens and staff chasing you with an umbrella drink every 5 minutes. If you want that, go elsewhere. This is a small boutique hotel with attentive staff and great privacy that is a very short walk to an incredible beach, a grocery store (/w...

1Thank Sunsequitur
Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 17 September 2012

I think having an owner that lives on-site and makes an effort to meet the guests and offer advise is rarely found in most cities. It was obvious he loves living in Tamarindo and we enjoyed conversing with him. The restaurant was delicious and breakfast was really good, but since we stayed for 3 days, we would have enjoyed a...

Thank Melissanv

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Breakfast included
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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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Address: Tamarindo, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: $151 - $238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Arco Iris 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Arco Iris Hotel
Arco Iris Tamarindo
Hotel Arco Iris Costa Rica/Tamarindo
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Tamarindo
#3 Family Hotel in Tamarindo
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“They all seemed good to me.”
 of 5 bubbles SamK228, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Suggest a Bungalow, if you fancy a hammock”
 of 5 bubbles 475David, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“My request for Bungalow #5 was honored and the location was perfect. If there was any noise from the restaurant, I didn't know it.”
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 of 5 bubbles GoneFishin66, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“They have several options from 1 to 4 people.”
 of 5 bubbles MichaelO840, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for Bungalow 5. It's off the main side of the hotel, a bit quieter, and you have quick access out to the street to town.”
 of 5 bubbles tylers214, 3 Jun 2016 | Read review
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