Meliá Tamarindos5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Very nice hotel with excellent gardens and pool areas. Poor service in dining room with no one to show you t a table at breakfast or dinner which is unusual for a 5 star hotel. The level is the option to go for although the separate ding area was not very well run. The first floor suite we had did not have a full sea view so we moved to a junior suite on the 7th floor which was perfect although we did lose the sun around 4pm. Overall a very nice hotel but not quite up to 5 star. Just needs a few more staff with a happy attitude.
Good hotel, comfortable beds but level rooms could be somewhat bigger. The gardens and pool areas are excellent. The level lounge could provide more in terms of food and drinks. Overall we had a positive experience and would return there.
Paid extra for a Sea view room and emailed the hotel two weeks before our arrival asking for a sea view room on the 4th floor. We were celebrating my wife's birthday and wanted a room with a good view. When we arrived we were told the hotel was full and they could only give us a room on the 1st floor but it did have a sea view. To our disappointment our room had no view at all as there was a large palm tree blocking the entire balcony. We went to reception the next morning to complain and were told we could upgrade to the Level with a sea view for an extra €66.00 a night. When we checked out we again complained and spoke to an assistant manager and after much arguing she agreed to refund us €150.00 which was the extra we paid for a sea view. It seems this hotel puts customers in poor rooms with no view to extort more money from them to upgrade to a higher level. We were half board. The breakfast was very good, but the evening meals were not great, we only ate in the hotel two evenings of our five day stay.
We have just spent five nights in this lovely hotel. Had a sea view room with a nice sized balcony with two sun loungers and chairs. Room was great. All staff were very friendly and helpful. Poolside bar was very good during the day with waiters looking after you. The internal bar was a nice large size that was also the home of entertainment every night - of good production. Hotel has a large garden area with many different options for sitting out in the sun. Nicely located by the sea with easy access to other restaurants in walking distance.
We certainly would not recommend to friends.The Hotel and grounds were magnificent . Very clean in all areas. Didn't like being treated as a second class citizen. It was mainly the older staff who appeared Grumpy and couldn't care less .
We stayed in a sea-view room which was very pleasant. Hotel facilities were good and the pool lovely - if a little cool. Breakfast was good but not first-class - we weren't tempted to try the restaurants. Highlight was the (free) evening session in a small observatory which is part of the hotel. Fantastic view of Jupiter and very knowledgeable guide. Overall probably just about justifies it's quite high price.
We have just returned from 5nights at this hotel and although it was comfortable and we had no complaints as such, it was not a hotel that impressed. It felt tired and in need of a refit - there was even drips from the ceiling at breakfast after a rain shower! the service was nothing to write home about either for instance they did not provide any service at the Sun loungers - you had to visit the poolside bar to get a drink or coffee and attracting attention to get a coffee at breakfast was hard work. It's well located on the beach though and there are some nice places to eat very close by. I would not rate it as a 5*
The Level is on 6th floor, it's meant to offer differentiation from the regular rooms. We have stayed with 4* hotel chains across Spain and its islands offering a premium level such as H10 so, as it was our anniversary, we were hoping for great things because Melia listed this hotel as 5*. On arrival, the hotel encourages upgrading from standard rooms for 85 Euro per day for a room on The Level or 110 Euro per day for a suite on The Level. Our room on The Level is just a standard room with standard room furniture, with a small balcony with no space for a sunlounger and had a standard bathroom with a shower over the bath. The only thing that made it special was the bed seemed possibly wider than standard and was quite firm though comfortable. Not worth an extra 85 Euro per day. The Lounge is only for guests on The Level or Club Melia which is the shared ownership guests. Unlike competitor hotels, spirits were only available in the Level Lounge between 6-8pm and were usually supervised. You're only allowed one free visit to the a la carte restaurant (pool bar, Tara By Night) which we only found out about from talking to guests. The menu and presentation isn't 5* at all, and the desserts on the main menu differ totally from the dessert menu offered at the end of the main meal. If you want to go again, it's pricey without any discount to try to encourage repeat trade there. By contrast, the daytime menu was great with some really tasty options. The main buffet restaurant where we had to eat each night is utterly depressing - the decor, the lack of variety, lack of rotation, meat and fish drying under heat lamps while staff disappear or chat constantly. I should say the waiter Melian worked extremely hard each night and did a really good job, thank you, but a waitress with red glasses who I won't name clearly hates her job and all the guests, she was so hostile. The Solarium area is for guests of The Level and quickly couldn't cope as the number of those guests grew or they bagged two different sites for morning and afternoon sunbathing because the sun moved to make most of the solarium shaded by early afternoon. The courtesy Cava at the Solarium was often Dubois which was the cheapest Cava in the supermarket over the road (around 3.50 Euro), hardly 5* and didn't make me feel special, just conned. Even the budget wines in the restaurants have at least 200+% from the supermarket over the road so the hotel's profit mark up must be even higher as they will buy it at wholesale prices. I can't understand why this gets a 5* rating because we've stayed at other hotels in the area which were better in just about every way and were rated 4*. Overall this experience was not what I hoped for. I would not have any confidence if I stayed with Melia again, whether it was a standard room or at one of their others offering The Level or Red Level. Such a shame
For what we paid for our weeks stay at the Tamarindos I was really looking forward to some 5 star luxury. Nothing was bad, it is just that I was expecting much more for the price. The food on offer was definitely not up to 5 star standard. We have always enjoyed our stays at the other Melia hotels that we have stayed in but will not be returning to the Tamarindos.
Although this hotel is o.k. I would definitely not describe as a 5 star hotel, more 3 or lower 4. The room we stayed in had lots of rust / dirt in the corners of the bathroom and the staff weren't particularly friendly. I also left some expensive shorts in the room which I have emailed the hotel directly about. A week later and still no response! I tried to call today and was stuck on hold for ages as no one spoke English. Overall disappointed as have stayed in Melia's before and had a good experience.
Located in San Agustin, Meliá Tamarindos is within a mile (2 km) of sights such as San Agustin Beach and Las Burras Beach. This 279-room, 5-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with 3 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and 3 restaurants. It's on the beach and also close to El Salvador Ecumenical Temple and Yumbo Shopping Center.
Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7:30 AM to 11 AM. There are multiple options for onsite dining with 3 restaurants, including Roque Nublo, which specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner, and Tara with pleasing ocean views. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.
Meliá Tamarindos's 279 rooms are air-conditioned and provide furnished balconies, minibars, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport pillow menus. Phones and desks are other standard amenities.
Guests of Meliá Tamarindos have access to a full-service spa, 3 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. There's free parking, as well as an airport shuttle (available on request). Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a fitness center, 2 spa tubs, and a sauna.
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74% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1552 reviews