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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

From having a 30 min wait to check in that changed to a 5 hour wait was just the beginning of the disaster. We were told there were no maps of the resort as they were out to be printed. What??? Claude our bell boy was very nice and friendly and was the person who was instrumental in getting us... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Barceló Langosta (now Occidental Tamarindo) right when the new owners were coming in. We were with WestJet vacations so we arrived very early on a Sunday to the hotel (8am) and didn't expect to receive our room until 3pm. The resort is a bit tired, but we got a great deal so thought we would just... More 

1 Thank Courtney-and-Friends
Olean, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are still currently here for another 3 days. We are Occidental First Club members but decided to try a Barcelo location in our bonus time. The resort is ok. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The food for us had been better than some of our other locations. We are accustomed to larger buffets, more pools and many more... More 

1 Thank T R
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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Considering this was an all inclusive hotel deal, which we booked last minute due to having to head away from hurricane Otto, it doesn't represent bad value for money. The block our four rooms were in was however really poor quality, in dire need of an upgrade/redecoration. They all had a very unpleasant odour, and the bathrooms were in need... More 

2 Thank Michelle137
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is good value for money considering it's all inclusive and so cheap. The rooms however are a little tired and smell 'earthy'. The staff are lovely and very helpful, Rene was very helpful on the front desk and Julius out of the kitchen sorted out a special gluten free meal for my sister and nothing was too much... More 

1 Thank RichieGraham89
Everett, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I spent a week here. We loved it. The hotel rooms were very clean and the staff was super friendly. Food was great. The beach was nice and quiet. Very private with millions of sea shells. There's a bit of a rip tide so children need to be careful as there isn't a lifeguard on duty. We... More 

2 Thank cindyriley
Washington, D.C.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us wandered in for dinner one night and lucked out ( as we were not staying in this resort) Eduardo, our waiter treated us like royalty. He gave frank opinions of the food and we had both steaks and surf and turf. The steaks were cooked to perfection, the sauces were delicious and the marlin was yummy. The... More 

2 Thank supes
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here when it was the Hotel Barceló Langosta and it was not that pleasant. We expected it to be like other all-inclusive hotels but they would not put beer in the mini bar unless we hounded them daily and only gave us 2 waters, one pop and one juice. They would not let us take the kayaks up... More 

5 Thank HoniBluesky
Evans, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is an incredible place to stay. Every time that we go to Costa Rica we have stayed here and could not dream of staying anywhere else. My next trip will include my kids and this will be their first trip to Costa Rica. The service, hotel, staff, views, activities and close walking proximity to Tamarindo is just amazing. I... More 

5 Thank wranglernwss22
Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Once again we went to Barcelo Langosta for the weekend and as always had a great time. The service was amazing from the front desk to all the other facilities. We recomend this hotel without a dought if you want to have a relaxing time.

5 Thank Patlib1603
Alvaro_Fontenla, General Manager at Occidental Tamarindo, responded to this review

Dear Patlib1603: Thank you very muuuuuuuch for this bright comment, it's always a pleasure when you come to visit us, and we expect to see you soon again. We will keep working hard to ensure the best level of service, in orden to offer the best experience in Costa Rica. Thank you again, kind regards from Barceló Tamarindo. Alvaro FOntenla... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Occidental Tamarindo

Address: Playa Langosta, Tamarindo 26519, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Barcelo Langosta Beach)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo > Playa Langosta
Price Range: €185 - €536 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Occidental Tamarindo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 198
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Also Known As:
Barcelo Langosta Beach Hotel Tamarindo
Barcelo Hotel Tamarindo
Barcelo Hotel Langosta Beach
Hotel Barcelo Playa Langosta
Barcelo Playa Langosta
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