Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Arco Iris

Follow signs past turnoff to Playa Langosta and go up hill to right, Tamarindo, Guanacaste, 50309, Costa Rica

With eight ultraspacious, deluxe rooms with two queen beds, and five beautiful bungalows boasting high, sloping cane ceilings, handsome contemporary furniture, and sleek marble bathrooms, there's something for everyone on this chic compound, half a block off one of Tamarindo's main drags. Stone pathways lead to each unit, fronted by a private porch, hammock, table, and chairs. There are also eight ultraspacious, deluxe rooms with two queen beds, minibars stocked with gourmet goodies, and lots of storage space. All accommodations include flat-screen TVs, hair dryers, coffeemakers, and mini-refrigerators. There's a small pool and two pleasant cabanas with natural slate floors that keep you cool on hot days. The hotel is also home to the best dinner restaurant in town, Seasons by Shlomy, and the pool bar shakes up some serious martinis. Amiable owner Richard Resnick is usually around to fill you in on the local scene.

PROS

  • transportation service and concierge
  • boutique feel
  • great restaurant
  • good value

CONS

  • not a lot of privacy in bungalows
  • no water views
  • small pool

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Trendy
Sophisticated
Central
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 140-2653–0330 | -2653–0330

HOTEL DETAILS

13 units
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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