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Reviewed 26 April 2016

Second time staying at Vista Villas. First time was in December 2015 and both stays were magnificent. I can't rave enough about the staff...everyone is super friendly, helpful and efficient in booking tours/excursions/taxi and shuttle service. There is a locked gate and guard once the sun starts to go down so you always feel super safe. The Crazy Monkey party on Fridays is always fun and a great way to meet locals too! The swim-up bar is really nice--shout out to Carlos at the bar for always putting a smile on our faces and making awesome drinks and also an awesome DJ! The A/C in the rooms is magical and the rooms are always clean. Also location is SPOT ON!!!! PURA VIDA!

  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank elisabeth c
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed in one of the terrace rooms (Room 307) for 3 nights total. The room was small, but had almost everything we needed-beautiful view of the beach, A/C, ample lighting, TV, clean bathroom, comfy bed. The only thing missing was a mini fridge and/or ice bucket-which would have been nice to keep our water and beers cold. Luckily, they do have an ice machine located behind the bar/restaurant and a friendly employee helped me by letting me borrow a glass pitcher to transport ice in.

Also on a side note-the shower and faucet water pressure is pretty light-felt like a light sprinkle. I noticed this was a common thing amongst most of the hotels I stayed in probably due to the fact that CR is water conscious/eco-friendly.

Lastly, there is plenty of parking and at night there is a security guard who monitors the front gate entrance. The hotel itself is located towards the end of the Tamarindo strip, but there is easy access to the beach (across the street) and is walking distance to many restaurants and shops. I would stay here again and recommend to friends!

  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank vonneyd88
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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

The rooms were clean and spacious and thats about it... We arrived on a Friday and they told us that near by they where having a ladies night... The ladies night was actually at the hotel restaurant and the music was extremely loud.. We don't usually complain but this was mental... The room windows vibrated with the music till 2:30 am..At the front desk they just gave us ear plugs with an attitude of "just deal with it" what made things worse..the next morning with little sleep we went to have breakfast at the restaurant that was dirty full of cigarette buts and empty drinks everywhere.. I wouldn't get into that swimming pool after that night if my life depend on it..it is a shame since the location is absolutely brilliant. What ever u do DO NOT book on Fridays

Stayed: April 2016
Thank Ezequiel G
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

My first time in Costa Rica after many years of wanting to go.

Checking was nice and smooth. (Marisol and MariaCruz)
The room was very clean. Room 308.
I had an ocean view room.
I like the property and it's location for exploring Tamarindo...
The comp' breakfast was nice touch
The water pressure was weak one day but not a serious issue for me.
KD

Stayed: April 2016
Thank Keston D
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Good location on edge of town, hillside property so it was a little hike from street up to the room each time, but very happy with elevation. This property has a very capable and attentive staff (props to Randy and Mary Cruz), the guest room 307 was very clean and in great condition with a nice balcony over looking Tamarindo bay (not completely private as you have neighbors on each side). The pool and bar/restaurant area is well maintained, offering an excellent vantage point to enjoy the sunset. Huge party on Friday nights with a great salsa band, drawing the largest crowd I've seen anywhere in Tamarindo.
During complimentary breakfast period there is a surf instructor named Eric (Salty Sols) who displayed great guest service and great skill and patience in his instruction. He will teach you to surf if you desire to do so. He also allows free use of volleyball, snorkeling gear, surf boards and/paddle board which I highly recommend you take advantage of, his presence and performance were probably the most welcome surprise.
Ive stayed at multiple properties in Tamarind and this one may be the best value.

Room Tip: If you don't mind a little hike, choose a room on the top level (AC worked extremely well)
  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled as a couple
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