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La Palapa

Certificate of Excellence
14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Whilst the hotel was on the beach front, it was also next to the kitchen and cleaning stations which meant there was always a foul smell. The rooms are quite far back from the ocean as well so you really don't feel like you are on the beach. The split levels of the room mean that the downstairs is very...

1Thank tturnham
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We were advised to try them for lunch by the concierge at the JW Marriott. Not sure if the fireworks happened as advised at 7:30pm, someone would have to verify that. We chartered a deep sea fishing boat for half day, then walked here a short distance for lunch. My fish sandwich was OK, but my wife and her friend...

1Thank Andrew B
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 31 May 2016

I really liked the feel of this hotel, It was right on the beach so you walk out your door and twenty thirty feet your on the beach. I loved it. My only issue was the door lock was crazy at one point I stood in front of my door for ten minutes trying to lock it. other than that...

Thank rmoore2016
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This hotel is badly in need of renovation. Not worth $100 a night. Worse aspect: Stairs to loft are right next to bed, so when you get up to go to the bathroom, you have to crouch real low to avoid hitting your head. My husband hit his head. Also, loft ceiling is very low. My husband hit his head...

Thank Ann T
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 24 May 2016

The locations, the staff and cleanliness were ON POINT! Loved it. It's a small boutique hotel attached to a restaurant. We requested the furthest room from the kitchen a cpl weeks before visiting and our stay was perfect. Literally steps to the beach. Would stay here 100% again!!

Thank lindzneilson
Princeton, New Jersey
Reviewed 16 May 2016

The room I had was excellent. Great ocean view. Right on the beach, yet right downtown. Loft bed. Very good tv reception and internet. AC was great. Restaurant was one of the best in Tramarindo. Picturesque. Of course not the Westin, but much more friendly. Staff were wonderful. And they have this great hammock... I can't wait to go back.

Thank wbailey2016
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

This is a great little hotel directly on the beach in Tamarindo. The staff were all extremely attentive and friendly. The rooms were like split level lofts but extremely comfy and cozy. The locator puts you in walking distance of everything. The hotel has a bar restaurant with a beach view and provided nightly entertainment. They also provided happy hour...

Thank JimAlfa1
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We found this little gem of a hotel and it was extremely reasonably priced. Our room was comfortable and clean...which is really all we wanted. The AC made sleeping at night really wonderful and without it we would have died. It is hot in Tamarindo! The hotel is also right on the beach and I loved waking up each morning...

Thank Jacqueline A
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

I actually had a little trouble finding this hotel since it was a little further down the strip than the GPS told us. Upon arrival I was greeted by the front desk agent Bryan. I got to say this guy was a rock star! Very welcoming and every last suggestion he gave us from places to eat to night life...

Thank Matt Y
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed at La Palapa April 7-9. We couldn't be happier with this place!. We stayed in a room with a Queen bed, A/C, and literally on the beach!. The location is the best in tamarindo. They're right by the end of the strip and on the beach. The service is wonderful, and the room was just what we expected....

Thank thsweetlife123

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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Additional Information about La Palapa

Address: Main St, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: $80 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Palapa 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
La Palapa Hotel Tamarindo
La Palapa Costa Rica/Tamarindo
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“Great view of the ocean”
, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for one of the ground floor rooms facing the beach!”
mariehF137IA, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Never stayed in hotel, just had a breakfast at their beach restaurant.”
Rihsurf, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I stayed in room 6 the door lock was terrible.”
rmoore2016, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room away from the kitchen. IT's more private and quieter :)”
lindzneilson, 24 May 2016 | Read review
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