We have stayed before in Huacas but did not stay at Best Western Camino a Tamarindo. But as I had seen a number of very good reviews about it and we would be travelling with friends, we decided to stay here. And we were very happy we did! I do want to start off by saying that this hotel is not a common hotel in the sense that there’s a big building with a lot of rooms. It’s more like cabins. They are well built, and even though they are built together you get more a feeling of having a separate little cabin. Quality of the cabins, is very good, maintenance as well. Being a Best Western (part of the Best Western Chain) is also good.
This hotel can be found in all places you can imagine. Almost all big online booking sites will have them. You can find them through Best Western sites and they of course have their own web site. Combining all of these places for information and a huge number of reviews, photos and videos you will get a very good picture of the hotel.
The hotel can be found in most of the online booking sites/services. You can book directly online without contacting them.
Payment can be done using almost all bigger online hotel booking sites. Fast and Easy! You can also pay at the hotel using cash or credit card.
The websites have directions on how to get to the hotel as long as you can find Huacas, you’ll have no problems finding this hotel. Important to know is that the hotel is located a bit inland, so there is no walking, riding a bike to the beach. You really should have a car if staying here. The location is also a bit outside the small town of Huacas and not much of neighbors. So there’s really not much to do around the hotel. A couple of hundreds of meter towards Huacas you can find a local store with basic groceries. Driving some 10 minutes towards the beach you’ll find an ok mall with a modern, big supermarket, some smaller stores and bank services. Between the hotel and Huacas you can pay a visit to La Boya waterpark for some more advanced splashing (especially if you have kids) and that is about it. My firm recommendation is that the location is perfect for relaxing and/or driving to the beach.
Located directly inside the doors of the main building, straight in from the road. Spacious, clean, refreshing and with plenty of spaces to sit while waiting for people to check in and out. They also sell cold beverages in the reception at good prices. This became a bit of a salvation as this hotel did not have a fridge in the rooms as most hotels have.
The breakfast was very good and is served in their amazing restaurant. Big, well ventilated, good furniture and we loved eating just a couple of meters from the pool.
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We had a room (cabin) with a kingsize bed. As far as I know, the rest of the room is the same where they have queen size beds or single beds. Spacious, clean, well maintained, well lit, tv, bathroom very nice. Bed was very good quality as was linen and towels.
The hotel has a very nice pool just at the center of the cabins. One of the best pools I’ve seen in a hotel anywhere. Big, clean, a bit deeper than normal and it runs from one side of the grounds (where you have access to furniture to sit) all the way up to the floor of the restaurant. Even some underwater chairs creating a kind of pool bar (no pool level space for employees outside the bar though, so doing business will have to be done with people standing beside the pool).
Was quite good. Free and covered most places you may visit on and around the hotel.
This hotel is wheelchair accessible. Not all cabins but many of them could be used by a person in wheelchair, all by themselves.But do verify with the hotel to be sure!
Our room (1 kingsize) had everything you’d look for in a good accommodation. Tv, cable, wifi, good A/C, ceiling Fan, lots of space, safe (see comment further down). The quality of the room, walls, ceiling and even the woodwork outside was well maintained, well painted and looked close too new. Everything was working as it should and we found nothing broken or in need of repairs.
The room had a safe. I do not want to give it full points though. Too small for my taste (not laptop size). Tablet, small camera, wallet, passports and some other small stuff could be stored there. I do have one big negative about it and that was the location. There was a shelf beside the bed, like nightstand. This safe was located under the shelf. This made it necessary for us as well as the people travelling with us to lay down on the floor to operate it. Younger persons could just hunch down but when your eyesight is a bit bad and you have problems standing with your head between your knees for a while, dropping to the floor is a better solution!
The cleaning was top notch. The daily cleaning was probably better than what most hotels do between customers!
Very good. Not the biggest selection of plates but we probably had all different plates during our stay and all of them were well prepared, tasty and left us with a happy smile on our face. The prices were ok as well and on the lower level than expected for being in a hotel restaurant (with few to none competing restaurants close by). The employees were at a good spirit and gave us very good service all through our stay.
All employees at Best Western Camino a tamarindo we encountered made a very good impression. Courteous, hardworking, good quality of service and very friendly. All the way from the Gerente General (Señor Roberto), the ladies working at the reception, in the restaurant, to the maintenance and cleaning. Big muchas gracias y saludos from us all for taking care of us this june.
Price level is good to very good. This measured to other hotels in the same price range and the standard we have found there. I would actually go so far to say that we got more for the money here than in any other hotel we have stayed at.
We loved our stay! I’d go back in a heartbeat. If I could get a bigger safe (moved to the big bathroom) and a small fridge to cool down something to drink, I’d say it is heaven on earth! But even without these changes this hotel will allow you to relax like a pro. Do note the location and surroundings above but besides this, 4 star all the way! less
Roberto C, Director General at BEST WESTERN Camino a Tamarindo, responded to this review
Thank you for such beautiful comments, and for such a good description of what we are The Hotel Best Western Camino a Tamarindo.
All the above points confirm what we are doing is fine, but for us there is still a long way to go, you are our reason for being. Every good or bad comment makes us want to grow more. The satisfaction of being able to sleep in a comfortable room, taste a dish of quality in the restaurant, to enjoy our beautiful pool and most importantly to receive quality treatment makes our hotel a lot different.
We acquired this hotel last year, and since the first day we started working on improving, and words like yours fill us with encouragement and motivate us to move forward.
The new location of the safes was on our list and I assure you that for your next visit they will be in the right place
From all the team of the Hotel THANKS