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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at this resort in 2013. We would come back. the wildlife alone was simply amazing. There are many opportunities for fantastic excursions as well. The surroundings are amazing! We enjoyed the a la carte restaurants. We loved the interaction with locals and staff. We were very thankful to tripcentral in helping us book this vacation!

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We ate at this restaurant three times and each time Edwin and his staff made our experience wonderful excellent food very friendly people Vic Hoey from high river AB . The grounds at the resort were beautiful and most of the staff tried very hard to communicate with us but had very limited English knowledge. The night shows were devoid...

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Toronto, ON
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a week at this resort, from feb 9-15. Was told that kids went back to school on feb 6th, so luckily we didn't get a lot of locals at the hotel except for the weekend. Apparently this hotel is popular and visited by a lot of Costa Ricans from all over the country. Americans like to go to the...

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Barrie, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was very good. Unofrtunately we did not realize that December and January is the equivalent of our summer holidays so I would have to say they were under staffed. Nino the waiter is exceptional and he made the holiday for us. The El Rancho was fantastic. The beach is excellent for walking and the waves are great playing...

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Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to this hotel for the first time exactly 2 yrs ago and were very happy with the experience, aside from a few rough edges, we enjoyed a lot our stay. We came again last weekend and unfortunately quality has come down, specially in the food department. The hotel is still well kept and everything in our room worked...

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toronto
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just came back from Playa Tambor and are still very excited and happy about our stay. Everything, absolutely everything was great and we loved every minute of our vacation. This was our second time and I know we will be back. Before our travel, we sent an email with some requests and all of them were met with no...

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Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hello everyone ... this is not my first time staying on Barcelo Tambor and won't be the last one I like a lot and my family too . What we like is the service we got seems to be like a family you start to see familiar faces on the hotel employees that makes it even better . Big swimming...

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Newcastle, Ontario
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from a week at this resort. It was our first time ever in Costa Rica. First the good. - beautiful property right on the ocean. - lots of wildlife to see right from your balcony or patio. Macaws, green parrots, monkeys, lizards, and even a crocodile in the pond on the property. - nice, level beach with plenty...

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Brooklin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent just a day at Barcelo Tambor on a day pass and am so glad that was it. To be fair maybe we hit it on a bad day but I can't imagine staying here for a week. Positive things: beautiful grounds and nice pool. What could be improved: the drinks are horrible! Syrup induced imitations of cocktails. We could...

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Toronto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Barceló Tambor for two weeks – January 11 – 25, 2017. This is our third Barceló that we have stayed at – the other two were the Barceló in San Jose (one night) and four vacations at the Barceló Langosta in Liberia. Resort: Very large with six two story buildings; Two Ala carte...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Barcelo Tambor

Address: Playa Tambor, Tambor 771-1150, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Tambor
Price Range: $266 - $541 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo Tambor 4*
Number of rooms: 402
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Also Known As:
Barcelo Tambor Beach Hotel Tambor
Barcelo Hotel Tambor Beach
Barcelo Hotel Puntarenas
Hotel Barcelo Playa Tambor
Barcelo Tambor Costa Rica
Barcelo Tambor Beach Costa Rica
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“The six hundred block of rooms are good for hearing and seeing the wildlife.”
 of 5 bubbles SRE59, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Higher floor less people ....the far the better ...”
 of 5 bubbles JimmyFatjo, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We were in building 6, which is a nice, quiet location. We had ocean front which I loved.”
 of 5 bubbles Heathert_8, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Building 6 & 1 are aware from the pool & entertainment areas - much quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Carol170981, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are well situated , looking out on either the ocean or grass,trees, flowering shrubs etc.”
 of 5 bubbles GailC743, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
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