Hotel Villa Amarilla is a hostel turned hotel right on the beach in Tamarindo. The amenities are therefore a bit bare bones. If you are looking for a "traditional" (like in the united states) hotel experience, this may not be for you. However, my room was very clean, air conditioning worked well, and the cleaning staff was very thorough. To address a previous review that someone left, my wife and were not bothered by a lack of a hairdryer included with the room.
TJ and Cinde were extremely approachable, offered many local recommendations that enriched our stay, and were prompt in their responses to our questions and requests. The hotel is set up in an intimate way, which encourages guests to mingle and befriend each other. I found this communal aspect of the hotel was the best part of our stay.
I highly recommend this hotel for anyone who enjoys meeting other people during their travels, enjoys a cozy hotel, wants to be located next to a great surf break, and likes very informal interactions with hotel staff that will really improve their experience in Tamarindo.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking