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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

It gets quite crowded during national holidays, but in mean time there is much less people. It's quite busy thou, because the hotel is big (capacity is about 1000 people). Big pools, free and delicious food.

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Georgia Coast, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked across the panamaian border and Some locals suggested that since we were going to the Nicoya peninsula we should stay at barcelo tambor, it was very nice however the food wasn't very good and our ac died and wasn't fixed promptly. It's really far and remote which can be good or bad. All in all we had a... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like school cafeteria food and low low shelf drinks and service with an ugly attitude then this is the right place for you! Can't imagine how will give this place a four star rating. The wine is atrocious one type of red white and rose I will bet you have never ever heard the brands they have. And... More 

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Sylvan Lake, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The resort looks great because they keep it well maintained. If you are travelling during the rainy season, make sure you get a room on the second floor because the first floor rooms will flood if it rains too much. The food is typical resort food. There are plenty of activities provided by the resort. If you are a smoker,... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just had few days in the hotel , we practice vaganism and this hotel took care of providing the right service and comply with all vegan specifications, we were asked to announce our visit at the restaurant once there Mr Andres quiroz (restaurant resception) call the chef to our table and he took our order on a personal way... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for 10 days in August. It was somewhat crowded part of the time, but was only noticeable at the pool. The beach is absolutely gorgeous, especially at sunrise and sunset.The resort practically has an entire cove to itself, with the exception of a small fishing village. The food was excellent. Though there wasn't a... More 

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Ojochal, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Love the location, the amenities... but really...no access to internet in the room? When we checked in, I asked for the internet password. I was told it normally costs $24 for 4 days of internet access... but because I am a Barcelo member, they would give me a code. I go to the room, and attempt to access it... NOPE!... More 

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Thank JunglechicCR
1 review
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We just spent 3 nights at the Barcelo Tambor and I must admit, it wasn't the best experience. In this day and age, how can a world wide company not have internet. All of our group are business people so we need to be in touch daily by email etc. When we checked in, we were given a code and... More 

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

Dear costumer, We are sorry that your stay did not meet your expectations. We will consider your observations made in regards the Rancho seafood and Steak house food verifying the ingredients and correct elaboration. In regards the internet access, we are sorry the inconvenient suffered due to the server crash of our provider of internet. After verifying with our provider... More 

Katy, Texas
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

We recently visited Barceló Tambor during a family get-together for Labor Day weekend 2016. We were a group of about 20 people and there were a few ups and downs, but overall a pleasant experience. We arrived at the hotel fairly late (caught the ferry at 5pm), and got to the hotel at around 7:30pm. The check-in process was rather... More 

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

Dear Karen, Greetings from Barceló Tambor Beach, We regret about your inconvenient during in tambor. We have proceeded to share your experience with the staff in charge in order to improve our services. In regards the insect, our hotel is situated in a natural environment, we comprehend that this is a disgusting situation and it is important for you to... More 

Bellflower, California
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

We truly enjoyed all the staff and hotel management - our bell hop Minor was extremely helpful with everything. This hotel has a little of everything, The staff was extremely helpful and ensured that we have everything we needed. The only thing is the wi-fi - we paid 20 dollars for two days and was unable to connect. They should... More 

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Alejandra G, Channel Manager at Barcelo Tambor, responded to this review

Dear Costumer; Greetings from Barceló Tambor Beach, Thank you very much for your time and letting a review. Our hotel is aimed to meet our client satisfaction. In regards the Wi-Fi service, you can have it free by accessing to our website and logging to our MiBarceló platform. Once again, thank you very much for having part your worthy time... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • 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: ₹ 13,405 - ₹ 37,207 (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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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Ocean view second floor are the best rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles codylister1, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Best rooms are bit away from the disco...”
 of 5 bubbles JunglechicCR, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Take a wifi stick....”
 of 5 bubbles J5405NSbillc, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try to get rooms closer to the lobby area to avoid too much walking (it's a pretty long distance).”
  • We requested 1 king size bed
  • 2nd floor balcony
 of 5 bubbles karensK1615FJ, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The rooms next the pool area - are more accessible to everything.”
 of 5 bubbles lexyshago2012, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
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