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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been in Costa Rica for two months and have stayed in a variety of hotels and vacation rentals. We have also stayed in other Barcelo properties in Mexico and our friends that were with us stay at the Barcelo in San Jose and loved them. This was not the case at the Barcelo Tambor. This hotel was by...

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Barceló Tambor is a Great family place, It is an older Hotel. But has everything you need. Alexander at the front desk is the most helpful person at any Hotel that I ever been to on vacation!!. At the main bar,The bartender Esqurado (sp) is fabulous!!! Always a smile on his face & quite entertaining!! The beach is long &...

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Laurel, New York, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is modern and clean. Great location right on the beach. The staff is friendly and efficient. We stayed in one of the rooms with a superior view and it was well worth it. Food was first rate included drinks are only of the local variety but they are good, not cheap but worth it.

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San Ramon, Costa Rica
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place to stay, good rooms and a feast to eat every day!!! Very nice pool and great entertainment at night, beach is good !! We love this place... can't wait to go back!!!! James C Denver Colorado

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This all inclusive resort provides a very good experience for your money. The best dinner we had was at the steakhouse restaurant. The Japanese restaurant is nothing special. The salad bar could vary way more than what it was. The buffet lacked a chef grilling during lunch and dinner. There was only one night that a chef was grilling meat....

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Jonathan M, Revenue Manager at Barcelo Tambor, responded to this review

Dear Michelle: Thank you very much for the time you spent to share your personal impressions of your stay at our Barceló Tambor. We always welcome feedback, as it allows us to continually improve the experience we create for our guests. Please be assured that your comments will be taken into serious consideration and that they will help us to...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Jonathan M, Revenue Manager at Barcelo Tambor, responded to this review

Dear John: Firstly we would like to thank you for the lovely review you shared following your recent visit to our Barceló hotel. At Barceló we know that meals are an important aspect of our guests' overall holiday experience in our hotels, this is why our team of Chefs prepare for each service a wide variety of delicacies to cater...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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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Jonathan M, Revenue Manager at Barcelo Tambor, responded to this review

Dear Guest: Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent holiday experience among us, our main goal being to ensure we keep on delivering unforgettable holiday experiences to our guests, your comments are crucial in this process therefore we highly value your time and constructive critics. We also appreciate your kind words for our staff, their kindness and helpfulness...

Toronto, ON
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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 14 February 2017

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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Jonathan M, Revenue Manager at Barcelo Tambor, responded to this review

Dear Guest: We would like to express our gratitude for the comments you made about your recent visit. They help us to understand how our guests experience their stay with us. It is always our goal to achieve maximum customer satisfaction. We continuously strive to deliver high standards and to ensure that all our guests leave with beautiful vacation memories....

Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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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Jonathan M, Revenue Manager at Barcelo Tambor, responded to this review

Dear Guest: Firstly we would like to thank you for taking the time to share your impressions regarding your recent stay at our Barceló Tambor Hotel. It is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to maintain and improve upon the service that we provide to our guests. We have also taken good note of your remarks...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • 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: $290 - $652 (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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“I would take the small plane from either Airport to get to this hotel. We used Sansa.”
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“Ocean view rooms are just that ocean rooms, all other rooms are garden view”
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“The six hundred block of rooms are good for hearing and seeing the wildlife.”
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