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Hotel Costa Coral

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Reviewed 1 October 2009

Costa Coral is a wonderful little hotel with spacious rooms that have an apartment-like style. In our room there was an entry area/sitting room/mini kitchen room, a beautifully tiled open-shower bathroom, and a bedroom with lots of closet shelving and a nice--and comfortable--queen sized bed. The kitchen area includes a mini-bar/fridge stocked with bottled water and glass-bottled Coke (NOT complimentary...

20Thank HalieT
Reviewed 29 June 2009

You can't tell from the old street sign that this is such a nice little hotel. Great room amenities - especially for Costa Rica, everything spotless - my only reason for lower rating is that our room was VERY smoky and too saturated to air out. They should have non-smoking rooms. Loved the restaurant - a good value for a...

5Thank DropAnchor
New Jersey
Reviewed 18 June 2009

Costa Coral is the best thing about Tambor. In an area known for resorts, my husband and I wanted to steer clear of anything too exclusive. Costa Coral has the ambiance and service-oriented staff you'd expect at an all-inclusive place, but none of the attitude. Each room has either a private patio or balcony, a sitting room and separate bedroom...

10Thank sjreti
British Columbia
Reviewed 30 April 2009

We stayed in Tambor at the Costa Coral for two nights April 18/19th/2009. The first day we woke up to the most beautifully sung "bird music" ever. I have to vehemently disagree with the writer who commented "blackberry daquiries" are the best drink on their menu...because the strawberry daquiries are the best! Food was incredible, I'd doubt your own family...

3Thank mornic
Lubbock, Texas
Reviewed 16 September 2008

After a long drive over rough roads from the Monteverda area combined with a unique ferry trip, we arrived at this little jewel ready for a long cold drink (several). Located right on the highway, this small immaculate property proved very welcoming. The friendly girl on the desk offered us a complimentary upgrade (between her english dictionary and my electronic...

5Thank GeorgeTX
Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 15 March 2008

Having been looking for a place to stay in the peninsula area, we had initially considered staying at the Barcelo or Tambor Tropical-decided against the former and the latter(no a/c) Upon arriving in 'tambor' I was a little disappointed in the town and the hotel appearance-I was picturing more of a traditional hotel and holiday for my western tastes. After...

5Thank Rob P
Reviewed 4 September 2007

Hotel- Colorful, beautiful, fabulous, relaxing, GREAT restaurant w/good prices. Close to a road, but still feels very secluded. The landscaping is fantastic and makes you feel like you're in a tropical oasis away from it all. Not too far from the truth- we went on a walk looking for downtown and never found it. There is a street with a...

5Thank philotheosMegan
Reviewed 26 February 2007

I'm not sure why the person who wrote the "Couldn't make a Reservation to stay, because no one spoke English" review expected English in a Spanish speaking country. That should not have, in my opinion, tainted the review. Especially since the Tambor area is not a common tourist area. At any rate, we encountered much the same, lots of Spanish,...

1Thank JayBah
Reviewed 28 July 2005

For the money, we found this hotel to be great. We speak no spanish but found the staff to be friendly and helpful from restaurant staff to hotel cleaning staff. The rooms were spotless every morning. In the restaurant, if you order thier specials which appeared to be TICO inspired, the food was very good and reasonably priced. The bar...

2Thank mitched5
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed 30 November 2004

I couldn't make a Reservation to stay at Costa Coral, because every time I called no-one spoke english. No one responded to my email. I was lucky that I knew some one in Tambor, and they were able to make a Reservation for our stay. Costa Coral has basic accomodations, for the price they are adequate. Do not eat at...

12Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel Costa Coral, located in Playa Tambor, is a 5 minutes walk from the beach. Costa Rica is busier then ever and is under new management. We are a clean, boutique hotel, with a beautifully landscaped garden & pool area. Our wonderfully appointed restaurant is adorned with balconies & beautiful. We offers fresh local cuisine, with the finest ingredients, our food is prepared with heart and soul. We are a great place for your home base as you take advantage of the many activities within a 30 min radius. We look forward to serving you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Costa Coral

Address: | Center of Playa Tambor, Tambor 5361, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Tambor
Price Range: $59 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Try to get a room that is close to the pool for relaxing with a drink after a day of exploring.”
 of 5 bubbles 576louisl, 20 Jan 2016 | Read review
“By the gardens/pool”
 of 5 bubbles 357clarel, 9 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the bigger room as the one we had was not airy enough and we saw lots of ants for some reason.”
 of 5 bubbles 820dm, 29 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Rooms on the bottom floor are convenient, no noise from rooms above.”
 of 5 bubbles Jender47, 17 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Our room was kind of tucked away in a corner... would have been nice to have a bit more room and a view of the small pool..”
 of 5 bubbles JoelM877, 4 Jul 2012 | Read review
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