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Barcelo Tambor

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Laurel, New York, United States
Reviewed 6 March 2017

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

Dear Vivian M: Thank you very much for sharing this great review of your recent stay at Barceló Tambor. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your stay and certainly agree that our dedicated staff plays a key role to our guests' overall experience. The entire team works very hard to ensure that we deliver a high standard of service...

San Ramon, Costa Rica
Reviewed 1 March 2017 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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Jonathan M, Revenue Manager at Barcelo Tambor, responded to this review

Dear Santiago: Thank you for reviewing your recent stay in our Barceló Tambor. It is wonderful to hear we were able to make your stay special from the moment you arrived until the moment you departed. We are glad you enjoyed the beauty of our pool. We also are very grateful for your highlight on the quality of the entertainment...

Reviewed 25 February 2017 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 23 February 2017

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 22 February 2017 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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Jonathan M, Revenue Manager at Barcelo Tambor, responded to this review

Dear Guest: We first would like to thank you for choosing our Barceló Tambor for your holidays and for letting us know your concerns relating to your time in our hotel as it gives us an opportunity to look at areas which may have for improvement and for that we are grateful. Thank you for the wonderful description of the...

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...

toronto
Reviewed 11 February 2017

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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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. On the other hand we would like to thank you for your...

Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 3 February 2017

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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Dear Jimmy: We always find it nice to read that our guests went home with great holiday memories and we are very grateful for the time and effort you spent to share your personal experience at our Barceló Tambor hotel with us and Tripadvisor readers. Moreover we thank you for your wonderful comments on service which of course have been...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Free Internet
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
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking 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: $196 - $628 (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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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Most rooms have garden views, the best suites have a view of the forest and estuary ("el Bosque") or the beach.”
dianelorraineb, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“Any room will be fine, you won't be there most of the time.”
yanilz, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are pool view. About 300 feet from pool.”
790terrys, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“look for a room with ocean view but close to the pools and restaurants”
gerardoe704, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“They are all the same. No upgrades available as far as I could tell”
Shelly33697547, 2 May 2017 | Read review
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