Skip to main content
Beginning of main content

Recent guest reviews

Room was available at 3:30 pm while it was offered at 12 md and officially at the web at 2 pm

The hotel pictures are so enticing. However, the hotel is dated. Three of the pools including the wet bar were under renovation the entire time we were there and I was never made aware of that. The reservations process for the nice dinner restaurants is like somethingn from 1850. They really need to make some upgrades to make it look like the pictures again.

Had a very good experience with this hotel. Staff was friendly and always willing to help. Hotel is very beautiful. Food was good aswell. Overall great experience, will definetly return.

The staff were all very pleasant but only a few spoke English but our little Spanish sufficed. They were generous with the drinks and the food was good but their beef and pork were hard to chew. The place was clean but you are not close to any towns so without a car you are trapped at the resort except if you purchase an excursion. We would not go back.

The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. Many spoke very little English but we were okay. I would have rated the staff a 5 except the concierge gave us poor directions twice. The entertainment staff was phenomenal and really made sure our children were included despite their lack of Spanish. They felt very welcomed and special. The rooms are slightly dated but need a deep clean. A/C unit condensation dripped on us in the shower. Food was just okay. Food needs to be better protected from bugs in the open air. Snack hut night cook excellent!

Playa Tambor, Nicoya Paquera Puntarenas

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Los Delfines Golf & Country Club, Barceló Tambor is within a 15-minute drive of Curu National Wildlife Refuge. This 4-star property has 402 guestrooms and offers a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free self parking. It's centrally located in Paquera, connected to the convention center,18.5 mi (29.7 km) from Santa Teresa Beach, and also 5.4 mi (8.6 km) from Romelia Wildlife Refuge.


Dining

Explore the property and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

Barceló Tambor's 402 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, private yards, and minibars. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Other amenities include coffee makers, ceiling fans, and safes.


Property features

Guests of Barceló Tambor enjoy a full-service spa, a nightclub, and an outdoor pool. If you drive, put free parking to good use. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this all-inclusive property include a children's pool, a fitness center, and an outdoor tennis court.

Room options

Superior Room (2+1)

1 King Bed | 2 Double Beds | Sleeps 3

Superior Room (2+2)

1 King Bed | 2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Superior Room

1 King Bed | 2 Double Beds | Sleeps 2

Superior Room (3 adults)

1 King Bed | 2 Double Beds | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Barceló Tambor

Everyone (2) Couples (1) Family (1) Friends (1)
2

still much service attitude to improve

Everyone

Room was available at 3:30 pm while it was offered at 12 md and officially at the web at 2 pm

By , from costa rica on Jan 1, 2017

1

not like on the pictures

Everyone

The hotel pictures are so enticing. However, the hotel is dated. Three of the pools including the wet bar were under renovation the entire time we were there and I was never made aware of that. The reservations process for the nice dinner restaurants is like somethingn from 1850. They really need to make some upgrades to make it look like the pictures again.

By , from rockville, MD on May 1, 2016

Review comment responded on Sep 16, 2016

Dear Maryann, Our main goal is to give you an excellent service. In regards your made up observations I must add that our facilities have been renewed in the year 2012, likewise the maintenance made to every room included also the pool in order to improve the given services to all customers. During the maintenance of the pool it was made through stages, having always available the customers two of the three sections, evenly the day in which the wet bar was closed it was given the bar service at the loungers. The last and most recent renovation it was applied for complete at the restaurant structure El Rancho. The reservations that are made a la carté it must follow a procedure in which the guests should do it at the counter of public relations. We will focus on improving those services. Thank you very much for having part of your time in writing a comment. Sincerely, Raúl Arranz Director General

4

fantastic getaway

Friends

Had a very good experience with this hotel. Staff was friendly and always willing to help. Hotel is very beautiful. Food was good aswell. Overall great experience, will definetly return.

By on Oct 9, 2013

3

ok but 95% of the guests were local costa rican's

Couples

The staff were all very pleasant but only a few spoke English but our little Spanish sufficed. They were generous with the drinks and the food was good but their beef and pork were hard to chew. The place was clean but you are not close to any towns so without a car you are trapped at the resort except if you purchase an excursion. We would not go back.

By on Sep 17, 2013

3

a good vacation

Family

The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. Many spoke very little English but we were okay. I would have rated the staff a 5 except the concierge gave us poor directions twice. The entertainment staff was phenomenal and really made sure our children were included despite their lack of Spanish. They felt very welcomed and special. The rooms are slightly dated but need a deep clean. A/C unit condensation dripped on us in the shower. Food was just okay. Food needs to be better protected from bugs in the open air. Snack hut night cook excellent!

By on Jun 17, 2013

url importing http://www.orbitz.com/Paquera-Hotels-Barceló-Tambor.h795208-p2.Hotel-Reviews
There was an error importing /Paquera-Hotels-Barceló-Tambor.h795208-p2.Hotel-Reviews, error: javax.servlet.jsp.JspTagException: 301 http://www.orbitz.com/Paquera-Hotels-Barceló-Tambor.h795208-p2.Hotel-Reviews