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Playa Langosta, Tamarindo 50309 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 24/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 24/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 2 hotels in Playa Langosta
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5 stars All Inclusive, with private access to Langosta beach, within the Las Baulas National Park. Boutique Hotel of 198 rooms with exclusive Premium Service.
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Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Tennis court
Babysitting
Parking
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Aerobics
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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English, Spanish
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Kelley L wrote a review 3 May
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After reading a bunch of reviews I was a little nervous about coming here, but my husband and I had a lovely stay. This is a much smaller resort with 1 pool and bar, so do expect a little wait for drinks and food. It is definitely much busier over the weekend, so get to the buffet early. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. Food was tasty, a bit repetitive, but it was a good buffet with traditional dishes with lots of beans and rice. Our room was perfect for our stay, it was clean and was right next to the beach/ocean. We thought the COVID protocols were overkill for a mostly outdoor resort, so don't forget your mask here. It is a nice 10 minute walk to the city. We booked our return COVID test and our fun adventure tours with the Side by Side group under the canopy by the pool. The beach is nice, not a place to swim with the tides, but lots of surfing.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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We are thrilled you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thank you for making us your choice hotel when visiting the area. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Martín Guerrero Managing Director Occidental Tamarindo
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ssparlin wrote a review Feb 2021
Grants Pass, Oregon513 contributions173 helpful votes
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This all-inclusive was outstanding. We stayed in unit #9326 which was an EXCELLENT location. Next to bar, snack bar, pool, beach. They have a large, clean buffet restaurant but it is not self-serve. You tell them what you want and it's dished up for you. Lots of selections. Open bar with soft drinks, beer tap and wine dispensers. They also have an onsight Italian restaurant reservations required and you can only eat there complimentary one time and only if you are there for more than 3 nights. We had a 3 night stay and had dinner here the night of our anniversary. Excellent selections. I opted for the salmon entree. Perfectly cooked. Iguanas can be a menace at lunch time if you are sitting on the south side of the pool. Great experience and would definitely go here again. The only negative thing was the parking situation. Originally had us park a ways from the complex but I complained about it and they moved us up right next to the reception area.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: unit #9326 has great location and exceptionally large room
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Responded 15 Feb 2021
Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent holiday experience among us, our main goal being to ensure we keep on delivering unforgettable holiday experiences to our guests, your comments are crucial in this process therefore we highly value your time and constructive critics Martin warrior Managing Director Occidental Tamarindo
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Dan R wrote a review Apr 2021
Bergheim, Germany1 contribution
My wife, 2 daughters (6 and 3) and myself enjoyed 2 weeks in Costa Rica at Dreams Las Mareas (4 star all inclusive) after our time there was up we decided to extend our vacation and change location. We found the occidental on Expedia and thought it looked to be a good standard 4 star resort with all inclusive. Once we arrived there was no valet or bell staff to help u load the car full of cases, the young girl at the welcome podium didn’t even acknowledge that we’d arrived as she was too preoccupied on her phone. We had booked a two bed suite and upon receiving our keys from a sorry to say but very not welcoming receptionist a bell boy helped transport our luggage to the room. The receptionist had given us a one bed room which the bell boy informed us he knew this but gave it to us anyway. After walking back to the reception we then received another room which was with 2 beds but on the ground floor. The locks on the doers looked old and worn and the garden was right behind the snack bar so the place smelt like McDonald’s. To top it off the “garden” on the room was used as a short cut to the beach by other guests so we didn’t feel particularly safe with our little ones, on top of this the safe in the room didn’t work either. After complaining once more at reception we were offered another room but once more the standard was not reflective of the images we saw on the website, the rooms were dark with poor lighting with questionably locks on the balcony doors. At this point I asked to speak to the manager to get a refund as we wanted to change our reservation to another hotel. The manager then showed us one last room with 3 beds but the standard was I fortunately the same, even the patio furniture that is on the balconies was filthy. I explained to the manager at the time that I appreciated her support but we weren’t happy and wanted to move on and have a refund. She was fine with this but explained that we have to call Expedia as she can’t help us. To top all this off the pool and dining areas were extremely dated and didn’t reflect at all what was advertised on the Internet We then moved on to another hotel. It’s been 10 days since the reservation as I’m writing this review and Expedia haven’t been able to contact the hotel, we’ve tried multiple times to speak to the resort again but there is never someone available to speak to us and no one ever calls us back. I could not recommend this hotel to anyone if your looking for a 4 star standard for you and your family.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank you for sharing a review of Occidental Tamarindo . It does indeed sound from what you describe that some aspects of your stay did not meet our usual standards of service; please accept our sincerest apologies for failing to make your stay with us a perfect moment of relaxation, we sincerely appreciate you taking the time to bring this matter to our attention Martin warrior Managing Director Occidental Tamarindo
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dleszc362560 wrote a review Apr 2021
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friendly hotel, close to the city. little choice of food but tasty and fresh. delicious drinks made in the bar are lying in the ocean, by a waiter with a fair complexion (I don't remember the name). poor wifi but that's nothing. most of the service nice and polite.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Responded 2 weeks ago
We greatly appreciate the time you spent to review your recent experience in our hotel, at Barceló we always strive to exceed guests' expectations and your comments will help our teams reaching that goal. Martin warrior Managing Director Occidental Tamarindo
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Sceva271 wrote a review Apr 2021
42 contributions10 helpful votes
The hotel manager has fired a significant number of staff, who while doing their best, simply can’t fulfill expectations to the quality expected. Food is regular, and in some cases just plain bad. The Italian restaurant is absolutely terrible in service and food quality. One does not expect to have to do long lines to ask for a drink and to just have one bar available and no alcoholic drinks available to order at the restaurant. They don’t even provide hand towels unless requested. The music throughout the hotel is loud and far from relaxing. Me and my family will never go again. And I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone, specially if you care about how they treat their staff!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing a review of Occidental Tamarindo . It does indeed sound from what you describe that some aspects of your stay did not meet our usual standards of service; please accept our sincerest apologies for failing to make your stay with us a perfect moment of relaxation, we sincerely appreciate you taking the time to bring this matter to our attention Regards, Martin Guerrero Managing Director Occidental Tamarindo
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PRICE RANGE
US$146 - US$563 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
barcelo langosta beach hotel tamarindo, barcelo hotel tamarindo, barcelo hotel langosta beach, hotel barcelo playa langosta, barcelo playa langosta
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hotel Barcelo Langosta Beach
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacasteTamarindoPlaya Langosta
NUMBER OF ROOMS
198
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Frequently Asked Questions about Occidental Tamarindo
Which popular attractions are close to Occidental Tamarindo?
Nearby attractions include Playa Langosta (0.4 km) and El Taller Secreto (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Occidental Tamarindo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Occidental Tamarindo?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Occidental Tamarindo?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Occidental Tamarindo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Occidental Tamarindo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fish & Cheeses, El Sapo Ristopizza Cocktail Bar, and Langosta Beach Club.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Occidental Tamarindo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Occidental Tamarindo have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Occidental Tamarindo offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Occidental Tamarindo located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Playa Langosta.
Are any cleaning services offered at Occidental Tamarindo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Occidental Tamarindo offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.