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Barceló Tambor - Tambor - Building
1
9.1 Excellent (5,200 reviews)
C$ 291+
Overview Reviews
The Barceló Tambor (5-star) hotel, refurbished in December 2012, is located in Tambor Beach, Costa Rica. The hotel is unique because of its stunning natural location that faces a gorgeous beach on the coast of the Pacific Ocean.
4.2 Okay
Cons: No free WiFi, dirty bathroom, not possible to make a reservation to ala carte restaurant, there weren’t towels in the room, staff at the reception not helpful, don’t even think about playing football outside- sand it’s not smooth so you will destroy your feet. Not 5* standard
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful beach and park like grounds. Large pool. Many activities for children and adults. Everything kept very clean. Amazing buffet on Valentines Day. The dancers/ entertainers were excellent.
Cons: Very loud music. The daily buffet was a little repetitive and the al la carte restaurants were very difficult to access.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: If you are not snobbish and do not aspire to elitism, Barcelo Tambor is a great place to vacation. The Tambor bay and beach are unspoiled and scenic, the sea water temperature vey pleasant, the Barcelo facilities nicely designed, its grounds carefully landscaped, and the food vey good for a mass tourism establishment. I had a great stay at a comparatively reasonable price. Two final positive notes. Next to Barcelo Tambor is a small airport which has in and out regular avionette connections with SJO airport. At Barcelo you can book a snorkeling or scuba diving trip to the nearby Tortuga Island or a visit to the Caño Natural Reserve, both of them worthy day excursions.
6.0 Good
Cons: The inflexibility of the staff to accommodate requests relating to problems with the AC and not having the room we were given match that described during the online reservation process
3.0 Mediocre
Pros: THE SWIM UP BAR.
Cons: THE FOOD. THEY SERVED THE SAME THING EVERY SINGLE DAY AND WE WERE THERE FOR 7 DAYS....SOOOO BORING!!!!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Wifi was poor it was only available in the reception are and not any where else.
Cons: the Wifi limitation thyere is a fee and the connection was not available all over.
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Tango Mar Beachfront Boutique Hotel &Villas in Cobano, you'll be on the beach and steps from Romelia Wildlife Refuge. Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and multilingual staff. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a ferry terminal shuttle.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff very amazing very friendly and helpful. The location was lovely- right on the beach. Nice pool area, and really clean and pretty grounds. The owner was around a lot and checked in with us at breakfast and dinner to make sure everything was ok. Good restaurant for lunch.
Cons: Nice restaurant although limited dinner menu and quite expensive. Bad WiFi and intermittent tv signal.
7.0 Good
Pros: The location on the beach is great
Cons: Too quite, pools were baking hot, food options limited and not reflective of Costa Rican cuisine Really disappointed with the golf clubs I hired for $20. You could have bought what I used at a jumble sale for 50 pence. Several different make of clubs in the bag including a females club or two. Ben hogan clubs that says it all very old and pointless using them ruined my enjoyment of the course.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice beach setting. Great staff and restaurant. Resort never felt crowded, small enough, in terms of capacity, to be personal. Owner was on site for our whole stay and is very friendly. White face mokneys hanging around the pool resteraunt.
Cons: Lot of stairs to our room (the rooms are scattered across different locations on the property) which was sometimes taxing in the heat. Ocean was a bit rough so you had to pick your times for swimming.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful and well maintained with plush vegetation. Staff were welcoming and so accommodating. Owner very present and looking to make sure we were happy.
Cons: Wish they had more restaurants but ones they had were great. We stayed 5 nights and didn’t have bad meal.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything! Food, drinks, service, room. Owner is fantastic!
Cons: Loved everything about Tango Mar!! Only suggestion is better communication between front desk and clientele. Nobody told us they offered taxi service.
5.0 Okay
Pros: The location is good and secluded for those with a car. The property is on a very nice beach, though not one you want to swim in due to the strong surf. Very pretty though. It's very near Cocalita falls and the area surrounding the property is nice and rural. The grounds are well groomed and there are flowers peeking out from the well manicured hedges. Three or four pools and lots of places to feel as though you have escaped. Massage was fantastic and the atmosphere is tropical if a little sterile.
Cons: Indifferent staff at the desk and in the restaurants. Appalling wifi. Most sites timed out before they could load, in the room or in the lobby. Though the lobby was marginally better. At semi-premium prices it is not acceptable quality. Asked for help booking something and was pointed to a computer in the 'business' area. 5 minutes to get a beer when there are three servers in a bar with only two other tables is poor service. When there was rain in the evening not one waiter helped guests bring their food under cover. They did ensure the seat cushions from empty tables didn't get wet. The food was fairly low quality (especially for the price) and the staff never bothered to ask if any of the meal items were good or bad or whatever. Just drop the food and take the money.. Very indifferent service. The room (jungle) was nice enough but felt a little worn. Not sure if the bed sheets had been changed or if the bed was just sort of sloppily made before I arrived. All in all kind of a let down if you have high expectations. Fine as a way to segue into your Costa Rican vacation but not really the best you'll find in the area.
Lodge Margouillat - Tambor
3
9.7 Excellent (167 reviews)
C$ 131+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Lodge Margouillat in Paquera, you'll be near the beach and 9 minutes by car from Los Delfines Golf & Country Club. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Welcome to a small paradize in Tambor. Everything was perfect from the bread at breakfeast to the monkey playing around the pool for sunset. Best lodge we have done in Costa Rica, we stayed one night more than planned. Host are a french family, very friendly.
Cons: -
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location in the rainforest, fantastic host, very relaxed and peaceful, the perfect retreat after a hot day.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Outrageous! Brand new! Upscale! 2 pools. Monkeys right outside our room and a Motmot! Very quiet here, no partying. Lovely landscaping, well lit and high security. We were able to book a bio-luminescent tour upon arrival. Delicious breakfast.
Cons: No dinner available on premesis. Big walk up hill to get to reception area (but plenty of help with your bags). You will have to drive to restaurants etc.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Thank you Thomas for this lovely stay. You built an wonderful retreat in the green hills.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: All
Cons: All was good.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Where can I start. We stayed in one of the little villas. It was like sleeping in the a perfect little piece of heaven. The view from our bed made it seem like we were sleeping in the tree tops. One morning a troupe of howler monkeys went right over our villa and we laid in bed watching them. The shower room was the standard of a top hotel and the nicest we had all holiday. We watched monkeys in the trees from the shower too Thomas is a fab host. The breakfasts were delicious. The whole place is beautiful and feels very private. I can’t recommend a stay here enough. We stayed 3 nights but wish we could have stayed longer.
Cons: Having to leave!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved absolutely everything! The location is quiet and secluded, but plenty of signs to find it off the main road. The property is beautifully and cleverly designed, you feel like you are the only ones there. Set in a rainforest with wildlife all around. Thomas, the owner is very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable.
Cons: Absolutely nothing to dislike, it is perfect!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lodging was as if I were at home
Cons: It was absolutely amazing it was Paradise with in Paradise Thomas was an outstanding host and attended to every detail impeccably. Would definitely come here again pray to God that I do
Vista Hermosa Boutique B&B - Tambor
4
8.9 Excellent (9 reviews)
C$ 206+
Overview Reviews
Located in Cobano, Vista Hermosa Boutique B&B is within a 15-minute drive of Romelia Wildlife Refuge and Los Delfines Golf & Country Club. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view around this place is amazing. The lady who owns it is very welcoming and makes you feel at home.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice and relaxing environment close to Tambor
H&B Lodge Restaurant - Tambor - Building
5
8.2 Excellent (175 reviews)
C$ 78+
Overview Reviews
Offering an a la carte restaurant, H&B Lodge Restaurant is located in Tambor, just 800 metres from the beach. It boasts free daily breakfast and free Wi-Fi. The rooms here are air-conditioned and feature functional décor. Each one includes a TV, wardrobe and private bathroom with a shower and toilet. Breakfast is included on the rate. Local dishes are available at the on-site restaurant, which is open from 7:00 until 22:00. Laundry services are possible for an extra fee. Isla Tortuga can be reached in 25 minutes by boat, while Juan Santamaria International Airport is a 3-hour drive from H&B Lodge Restaurant.
7.9 Good
Pros: Staff very friendly, nice breakfast
Cons: It’s a bit noisy because it’s located next to the main road
2.0 Mediocre
Cons: This was by far the worst hotel ice ever stayed at. I've stayed in hostels that were a third of the price and 10X more acceptable. It was filthy and absolutely uninhabitable. We stayed long enough to book another room and got the hell out!
6.3 Good
Pros: Kind staff, food smelled good, greeted with a blended drink, same day booking & on site parking.
Cons: Room did not match booking.com description & bed was a foam pad on slatted wood.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was great. Staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful
Cons: Would be nice to have some hangers, otherthan that everything was fine.
1.0 Poor
Pros: Very local experience, I suppose...
Cons: Where to start... - filthy sink and moldy shower head - random hairs all over the room's floor - broken electric shower, cold water only - unfriendly owner, awkward check-in made us feel unwelcome - HDR pictures on booking.com are very misleading, place looks nothing like this - the restaurant below is supposed to close at 10pm which would be fine, but apparently this is the place where locals hang out to get drunk. This meant people bawling in front of our window until the middle of the night which thanks to paper thin walls made sleeping impossible, even with earplugs in - surprisingly much traffic on the neighbouring road, even at night time. Additionally mufflers do not seem to be a thing in this neck of the woods. - ordered food "sin ajo" which was confirmed by the waiter, but food came out with literal heaps of garlic on it which is a bit problematic for an allergic. I really don't understand how this place rates North of a 7, I recommend avoiding it at all cost.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Honestly the only good part was that there were a few nice employees especially Lester.
Cons: The place was extremely loud. The main road was connected to parking lot and very loud trucks were passing at all times. The bar downstairs stayed open late with very loud music and metal doors slamming then they reopened at first light making it impossible to sleep. The manager/ owner/ chef was rude and refused to return any money once we decided that we didn't want to stay. He insisted that we spent the difference in his restaurant which was subpar at best. He didn't have many ingredients for the food and drinks that we were made to spend a good deal of money on. At one point we ordered desert and were asked to prepare it myself because I am a chef. They didn't have most of the ingredients for cocktails that were listed on their drink menus. Would not reccomend.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We like this hotel much and had pleasure to stay. Staff is amazing, ready to help with anything we need. We felt there like second home. And super good food in the restaurant, not expensive and delicious!
5.4 Okay
Pros: Staff
Cons: No hot water for the shower ... Food is ordinary
3.0 Mediocre
Pros: Being near Tambor beach.
Cons: The room door was hard to open and close the key was to turned too many times before it opens the door. The shower water was too cold , the heater was not working. The manager fixed it but still hard to use.
5.8 Okay
Pros: Good breakfast. Good connection with public bus (next to bus stop). Rent a car just accross the street. To the beach 10min walk. Clean
Cons: Cold shower. Staff speak no english.
Fidelito Ranch & Lodge - Tambor - Building
6
9.1 Excellent (117 reviews)
C$ 110+
Overview Reviews
Located in Paquera, Fidelito Ranch & Lodge is within a 15-minute drive of Los Delfines Golf & Country Club and Romelia Wildlife Refuge. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Bridget and Leon were great hosts and spent a lot of time helping us find things to do in the area and giving us a history of the place. The food was good and we enjoyed the horse ride. It was a great place to relax after a long day exploring the beaches, forests and snorkeling! It is off the beaten path, which was one of our favorite things about it. I wish we would have stayed longer!
Cons: The only issue we had was that one of the mattresses in our room was very firm, and I sleep on a firm mattress! Also, I would book the bungalow which is separate from the other 2 rooms to have a little more privacy and quiet.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: A/C pretty good. The Shower and also the utensils for cook were really helpful.
Cons: The place is 10 minutes from Tambor Beach. The place is sparkling clean and the owner was really helpful. She gave us directions to playa cocalito. This place is really good for the value, especially for a group of friends or family with a Sedan accessibly road.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The ranch sits in a calm and relaxing area not far away from Tambor by car. The house was big enough to accommodate 8 people, it was clean and had all necessary appliances to cook. We really enjoyed our stay.
Cons: The wifi was down at the time due to public construction/renovation.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: PURA VIDA!!!! Relaxing, peaceful, genuine hosts and their dogs are the best! Best time on my trip (or in the past 20 years) was horseback riding with Leon and the dogs frolicking the whole way just made me smile and forget the outside world. If you are looking for a serene authentic experience, this is it.
Cons: Nada
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Wow !! What an experience we had as a family in this beautiful ranch with those beautiful people- Brigitte and Lean are so genuinly kind and welcoming. We had great and interesting discussions in thz evening. The double room was very large, confortable and clean with an all equiped kitchen outside. Breakfast made by Brigitte, with delicious home made multigran bread and mango jam, was aamazing. The kids had a great horseback riding experience (because it is not like any other offered everywhere) .. Because Leon makes all the difference with his stories and because the horses are so happy in this place. When there, we visited tombor and montezuma... Both very close by car. The ranch is huge, very simple, peaceful and beautiful... We didnt want to leave this place... We hioe to be back soon and recommand to anyone wanting to experiznce a real finca in costa rica.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location - green and pleasant and great for bird watching . Also close to Tambor beach , montezuma and the Curu national park - all of which are great spots . Brigitte the host was very helpful with local info and organising ferries for us . The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to cook for ourselves and the rooms were cleaned every day. It felt very safe and relaxing - Thankyou Brigitte ;)
Cons: Sadly - through no fault of Brigittes the internet was down which made planning things and keeping track of our businesses harder - but kept the youth more interactive - so there’s always a bright side ;)
9.0 Excellent
Pros: We liked the nature surrounding the ranch, the beds were very comfortable and the room was very clean. We could buy breakfast at the ranch and it was delicious. Very quiet and peaceful place that we recommend. The hosts were really nice and friendly! Fidelito is far from the dust and about 10 minutes drive to Tambor beach, which is a perfect combination!
Cabinas & Restaurante Cristina - Tambor - Bedroom
7
7.7 Good (89 reviews)
C$ 87+
Mar y Sol Ecotel - Tambor
8
10.0 Excellent (1 reviews)
C$ 95+
Overview
When you stay at Mar y Sol Ecotel in Cobano, you'll be near the beach and 6 minutes by car from Los Delfines Golf & Country Club. Featured amenities include multilingual staff, microwave in a common area, and refrigerator in a common area. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).

Best rooms in Tambor

Lodge Margouillat - Tambor
1
9.7 Excellent (167 reviews)
C$ 131+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Lodge Margouillat in Paquera, you'll be near the beach and 9 minutes by car from Los Delfines Golf & Country Club. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Welcome to a small paradize in Tambor. Everything was perfect from the bread at breakfeast to the monkey playing around the pool for sunset. Best lodge we have done in Costa Rica, we stayed one night more than planned. Host are a french family, very friendly.
Cons: -
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location in the rainforest, fantastic host, very relaxed and peaceful, the perfect retreat after a hot day.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Outrageous! Brand new! Upscale! 2 pools. Monkeys right outside our room and a Motmot! Very quiet here, no partying. Lovely landscaping, well lit and high security. We were able to book a bio-luminescent tour upon arrival. Delicious breakfast.
Cons: No dinner available on premesis. Big walk up hill to get to reception area (but plenty of help with your bags). You will have to drive to restaurants etc.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Thank you Thomas for this lovely stay. You built an wonderful retreat in the green hills.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: All
Cons: All was good.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Where can I start. We stayed in one of the little villas. It was like sleeping in the a perfect little piece of heaven. The view from our bed made it seem like we were sleeping in the tree tops. One morning a troupe of howler monkeys went right over our villa and we laid in bed watching them. The shower room was the standard of a top hotel and the nicest we had all holiday. We watched monkeys in the trees from the shower too Thomas is a fab host. The breakfasts were delicious. The whole place is beautiful and feels very private. I can’t recommend a stay here enough. We stayed 3 nights but wish we could have stayed longer.
Cons: Having to leave!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved absolutely everything! The location is quiet and secluded, but plenty of signs to find it off the main road. The property is beautifully and cleverly designed, you feel like you are the only ones there. Set in a rainforest with wildlife all around. Thomas, the owner is very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable.
Cons: Absolutely nothing to dislike, it is perfect!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lodging was as if I were at home
Cons: It was absolutely amazing it was Paradise with in Paradise Thomas was an outstanding host and attended to every detail impeccably. Would definitely come here again pray to God that I do
Fidelito Ranch & Lodge - Tambor - Building
2
9.1 Excellent (117 reviews)
C$ 110+
Overview Reviews
Located in Paquera, Fidelito Ranch & Lodge is within a 15-minute drive of Los Delfines Golf & Country Club and Romelia Wildlife Refuge. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Bridget and Leon were great hosts and spent a lot of time helping us find things to do in the area and giving us a history of the place. The food was good and we enjoyed the horse ride. It was a great place to relax after a long day exploring the beaches, forests and snorkeling! It is off the beaten path, which was one of our favorite things about it. I wish we would have stayed longer!
Cons: The only issue we had was that one of the mattresses in our room was very firm, and I sleep on a firm mattress! Also, I would book the bungalow which is separate from the other 2 rooms to have a little more privacy and quiet.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: A/C pretty good. The Shower and also the utensils for cook were really helpful.
Cons: The place is 10 minutes from Tambor Beach. The place is sparkling clean and the owner was really helpful. She gave us directions to playa cocalito. This place is really good for the value, especially for a group of friends or family with a Sedan accessibly road.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The ranch sits in a calm and relaxing area not far away from Tambor by car. The house was big enough to accommodate 8 people, it was clean and had all necessary appliances to cook. We really enjoyed our stay.
Cons: The wifi was down at the time due to public construction/renovation.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: PURA VIDA!!!! Relaxing, peaceful, genuine hosts and their dogs are the best! Best time on my trip (or in the past 20 years) was horseback riding with Leon and the dogs frolicking the whole way just made me smile and forget the outside world. If you are looking for a serene authentic experience, this is it.
Cons: Nada
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Wow !! What an experience we had as a family in this beautiful ranch with those beautiful people- Brigitte and Lean are so genuinly kind and welcoming. We had great and interesting discussions in thz evening. The double room was very large, confortable and clean with an all equiped kitchen outside. Breakfast made by Brigitte, with delicious home made multigran bread and mango jam, was aamazing. The kids had a great horseback riding experience (because it is not like any other offered everywhere) .. Because Leon makes all the difference with his stories and because the horses are so happy in this place. When there, we visited tombor and montezuma... Both very close by car. The ranch is huge, very simple, peaceful and beautiful... We didnt want to leave this place... We hioe to be back soon and recommand to anyone wanting to experiznce a real finca in costa rica.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location - green and pleasant and great for bird watching . Also close to Tambor beach , montezuma and the Curu national park - all of which are great spots . Brigitte the host was very helpful with local info and organising ferries for us . The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to cook for ourselves and the rooms were cleaned every day. It felt very safe and relaxing - Thankyou Brigitte ;)
Cons: Sadly - through no fault of Brigittes the internet was down which made planning things and keeping track of our businesses harder - but kept the youth more interactive - so there’s always a bright side ;)
9.0 Excellent
Pros: We liked the nature surrounding the ranch, the beds were very comfortable and the room was very clean. We could buy breakfast at the ranch and it was delicious. Very quiet and peaceful place that we recommend. The hosts were really nice and friendly! Fidelito is far from the dust and about 10 minutes drive to Tambor beach, which is a perfect combination!
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Tango Mar Beachfront Boutique Hotel &Villas in Cobano, you'll be on the beach and steps from Romelia Wildlife Refuge. Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and multilingual staff. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a ferry terminal shuttle.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff very amazing very friendly and helpful. The location was lovely- right on the beach. Nice pool area, and really clean and pretty grounds. The owner was around a lot and checked in with us at breakfast and dinner to make sure everything was ok. Good restaurant for lunch.
Cons: Nice restaurant although limited dinner menu and quite expensive. Bad WiFi and intermittent tv signal.
7.0 Good
Pros: The location on the beach is great
Cons: Too quite, pools were baking hot, food options limited and not reflective of Costa Rican cuisine Really disappointed with the golf clubs I hired for $20. You could have bought what I used at a jumble sale for 50 pence. Several different make of clubs in the bag including a females club or two. Ben hogan clubs that says it all very old and pointless using them ruined my enjoyment of the course.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice beach setting. Great staff and restaurant. Resort never felt crowded, small enough, in terms of capacity, to be personal. Owner was on site for our whole stay and is very friendly. White face mokneys hanging around the pool resteraunt.
Cons: Lot of stairs to our room (the rooms are scattered across different locations on the property) which was sometimes taxing in the heat. Ocean was a bit rough so you had to pick your times for swimming.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful and well maintained with plush vegetation. Staff were welcoming and so accommodating. Owner very present and looking to make sure we were happy.
Cons: Wish they had more restaurants but ones they had were great. We stayed 5 nights and didn’t have bad meal.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything! Food, drinks, service, room. Owner is fantastic!
Cons: Loved everything about Tango Mar!! Only suggestion is better communication between front desk and clientele. Nobody told us they offered taxi service.
5.0 Okay
Pros: The location is good and secluded for those with a car. The property is on a very nice beach, though not one you want to swim in due to the strong surf. Very pretty though. It's very near Cocalita falls and the area surrounding the property is nice and rural. The grounds are well groomed and there are flowers peeking out from the well manicured hedges. Three or four pools and lots of places to feel as though you have escaped. Massage was fantastic and the atmosphere is tropical if a little sterile.
Cons: Indifferent staff at the desk and in the restaurants. Appalling wifi. Most sites timed out before they could load, in the room or in the lobby. Though the lobby was marginally better. At semi-premium prices it is not acceptable quality. Asked for help booking something and was pointed to a computer in the 'business' area. 5 minutes to get a beer when there are three servers in a bar with only two other tables is poor service. When there was rain in the evening not one waiter helped guests bring their food under cover. They did ensure the seat cushions from empty tables didn't get wet. The food was fairly low quality (especially for the price) and the staff never bothered to ask if any of the meal items were good or bad or whatever. Just drop the food and take the money.. Very indifferent service. The room (jungle) was nice enough but felt a little worn. Not sure if the bed sheets had been changed or if the bed was just sort of sloppily made before I arrived. All in all kind of a let down if you have high expectations. Fine as a way to segue into your Costa Rican vacation but not really the best you'll find in the area.
Barceló Tambor - Tambor - Building
4
9.1 Excellent (5,200 reviews)
C$ 291+
Overview Reviews
The Barceló Tambor (5-star) hotel, refurbished in December 2012, is located in Tambor Beach, Costa Rica. The hotel is unique because of its stunning natural location that faces a gorgeous beach on the coast of the Pacific Ocean.
4.2 Okay
Cons: No free WiFi, dirty bathroom, not possible to make a reservation to ala carte restaurant, there weren’t towels in the room, staff at the reception not helpful, don’t even think about playing football outside- sand it’s not smooth so you will destroy your feet. Not 5* standard
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful beach and park like grounds. Large pool. Many activities for children and adults. Everything kept very clean. Amazing buffet on Valentines Day. The dancers/ entertainers were excellent.
Cons: Very loud music. The daily buffet was a little repetitive and the al la carte restaurants were very difficult to access.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: If you are not snobbish and do not aspire to elitism, Barcelo Tambor is a great place to vacation. The Tambor bay and beach are unspoiled and scenic, the sea water temperature vey pleasant, the Barcelo facilities nicely designed, its grounds carefully landscaped, and the food vey good for a mass tourism establishment. I had a great stay at a comparatively reasonable price. Two final positive notes. Next to Barcelo Tambor is a small airport which has in and out regular avionette connections with SJO airport. At Barcelo you can book a snorkeling or scuba diving trip to the nearby Tortuga Island or a visit to the Caño Natural Reserve, both of them worthy day excursions.
6.0 Good
Cons: The inflexibility of the staff to accommodate requests relating to problems with the AC and not having the room we were given match that described during the online reservation process
3.0 Mediocre
Pros: THE SWIM UP BAR.
Cons: THE FOOD. THEY SERVED THE SAME THING EVERY SINGLE DAY AND WE WERE THERE FOR 7 DAYS....SOOOO BORING!!!!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Wifi was poor it was only available in the reception are and not any where else.
Cons: the Wifi limitation thyere is a fee and the connection was not available all over.