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Orosi, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were searching for a hotel which was clean, comfortable, and economical after having received a reduced-rate Sansa flight to Playa Tambor. We secured a room at Cabinas Cristina which was exactly what we wanted. The owner, Eduardo picked us up at the airport and later offered to serve lunch and dinner even though their kitchen was closed at the... More 

Thank Sharon D
Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our slowed down time at Christina's. The town of Tambor is super sleepy and spread out. But it was a nice break from the actioning/adventuring we'd been doing. Located right next to grocery store SUPER LAPA, any supplies you need are close by. Also, the restaurant fare is varied enough, tasty enough, and affordable enough to merit most... More 

Thank mephisto25
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

We had a great time at Cristina's cabinas. The place was cozy with clean sheets and overall clean room. Cristina was very accommodating when we had to leave a night early and let us get our money back. The restaurant is very good food as well but tambor is boring

Thank Caroline B
Clearwater, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2015

We unexpectedly were arrived much later (10:30pm) than scheduled as we missed the 5pm ferry. The owner waited for us to arrive, showed us to our room and told us to pay "mañana" tomorrow. Charming place, wonderful food and coffee. Yes no AC and no hot water, but we didn't mind at all.

Thank anne c
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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51 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

This is a basic budget hotel. There is one large room with A/C and a bathroom. We stayed in one of the two smaller rooms that have bathrooms -- the full bed, shelving unit, and fan took up the whole room. We didn't have any hot water in the shower. Christina is a wonderful host, though! The outdoor restaurant is... More 

Thank Russell S
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Food is incredible! Schrimps special is very good. Try the fruit shakes! Rooms with a/c, comfortable and clean. There is no need of hot water since the temperature is never below 29 Celsius. Beach is 50 meters away.

1 Thank Nidia R
Tambor, Costa Rica
1 review
Reviewed 9 June 2015

An absolutely first class, very laid back B & B run by Christina, Eduardo and Griselda. Christina is a world class chef in her own right. Her fish with coconut sauce, rice and vegetables was, hands down, the best I have ever had! This delightful gem is a mere 50 metres from the beach, which offers protected swimming. The accommodations... More 

Thank ponddog
Davis, California
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38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2015

No AC, no hot water, no window screens, huge flying bugs, lots crawling on you at night, shower is a bread on as PVC hanging out of the wall.....what's to recommend? About $32/night and still not worth it. Too hot for a fasn only. Find AC or sweat all night.

1 Thank FlyingWaldo
Panama City, Panama
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

If your in Bahia Ballena or Tombor, stop here for a refreshing drink, a place to sleep, and to find transportation. They have van service to take to anywhere! Great price and friendly conversation. Ask for Eduardo should you need translation or advice on great surrounding areas. Great source of information. Knows about the beaches, surf, places, and he can... More 

Thank jesscrase2016
Austin, Texas
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66 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Christina took one look at all our bags and said something to the effect that the room would be too small for us. We spend weeks at a time in our tent in Africa so we knew it would be fine. Eduardo senior helped get one of our heavy bags up the stairs and laughed at how heavy we travel.... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family place located just 50 mts from the beach, best food in the area, and close to the main attractions like Curu Park and Tortuga Island. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cabinas Cristina Playa Tambor

Address: | 50 mts east of Tambor Beach, Tambor, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Tambor
Price Range: €31 - €58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Ask for air-conditioning”
  • Old church across the road
 of 5 bubbles SharonD614, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“i stayed at the lower level where wi-fi is great and has a/c”
 of 5 bubbles 70Kaya, 5 Sep 2014 | Read review
“If you can get an air-conditioned room it is worth it. But all the other rooms have a fan. Some have small fridges. All have wi-fi.”
 of 5 bubbles parisec2014, 25 Jan 2014 | Read review
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