Hotel Arco Iris

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Hotel Arco Iris

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Tamarindo Beach

9.2/10 Superb

429 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting rooms available
Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Guanacaste
Main amenities
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
For families
  • Fridge
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Tamarindo Beach - 9 min walk
  • Casino Diria - 14 min drive
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course - 32 min drive
  • Playa Brasilito - 33 min drive
  • Conchal Beach - 47 min drive
  • Las Baulas National Marine Park - 35 min drive
  • Flamingo Beach - 38 min drive
  • Playa Negra - 52 min drive
  • Playa Potrero - 38 min drive
  • Penca Beach - 44 min drive
  • Junquillal Beach - 44 min drive

Getting around

  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 14 min drive
  • Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.) - 80 min drive
  • Nosara (NOB) - 110 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Hotel Arco Iris

Hotel Arco Iris puts you 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from the airport, and within a 10-minute drive of Tamarindo Beach. Guests can indulge in massages and enjoy Mediterranean cuisine at Seasons, which is open for lunch and dinner. An outdoor pool, a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli are other highlights. Fellow travellers like the beach and walkability.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Bureau Veritas (third-party expert - Global), Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Ecolab (third-party expert - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Scooter/moped hire
  • Personal watercraft (motorised)
  • Beach nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Bike hire


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress

What to enjoy

  • Patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Seasons – This poolside restaurant specialises in Mediterranean cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of:

  • Bureau Veritas (third-party expert - Global)
  • Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Ecolab (third-party expert - Global)
  • SGS (third-party expert - Global)
  • Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Hotel Arco Iris Tamarindo
Hotel Arco Iris
Arco Iris Tamarindo
Arco Iris Hotel
Hotel Arco Iris Hotel
Hotel Arco Iris Tamarindo
Hotel Arco Iris Hotel Tamarindo

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10/10 Exceptional

Cristian, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel
Really great little hotel, rooms are spacious, clean and luxurious. Despite being downtown, our room was very quiet. Lovely pool area. Friendly staff.
Anita, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Marina, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Highly Recommend!
I’m so happy we chose Hotel Arco Iris! Breakfast was included and they have three options- eggs, pancakes or fruit bowl. We tried and loved all 3 options! The location is perfect because it’s slightly removed from the noisy traffic of town yet everywhere is close enough to walk to. Walking at night is safe as well! The staff at the hotel were so sweet and friendly! The pool is clean and the perfect temperature! Just know, if you’re looking for a cocktail during the day, no one is on staff to make a drink until the restaurant opens at night. We stayed in one of the bungalows and it was cute and very clean. The AC and fan worked great! It needs a little decor updating in the bedroom but nothing crazy. The bathroom is nice and the shower is very spacious! We stayed in room #2 and the water pressure for the shower was pretty weak. As a warning, you cannot flush toilet paper, you have to throw it out in a garbage bin which does have a lid. The hotel also has a restaurant at night which is a lovely hidden gem and the food is delicious! Nothing to do with the hotel but… 1. Just know that Tamarindo is very touristy and people will try to sell you things on the beach (whistles, cigars, jewelry, coconut water, etc) nonstop! Also, you can’t leave anything on the beach so it’s a bit of a bummer if you want to go in the water at the same time as the person you’re with 2. Surf boards are available for rent right by the beach. We rented at this place across from Iguanas and it was on
Breakfast spread
Cocktails with dinner
Nadine, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

All the staff are very friendly. The cleaning stuff are very efficient. Nice pool area and the food was good.
MARY, 5-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved the pool at the end of the day. Serving staff was great.
David, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

great location
The hotel is located in a great location, near to beach and restaurants/shops. The rooms are nice, but small, and our AC didn't work very well keeping the room cool until the evening. They have a septic tank for their plumbing, so that wasn't as comfortable as at a nicer hotel. We also had some bugs in the evening in our room. They had a cute restaurant and pool area. The free breakfast was very limited. One day you could get either a fruit bowl with granola with dipping sauces or a traditional breakfast. Another day that we ate there, they added pancakes with fruit as an option.
Zindy, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Me and my partner had a wonderful time at the Acro Iris Hotel in Tamarindo. The location was perfect, just a short walk into town (for groceries, bars and restaurants) and to the beach. Our daily breakfast provided by the hotel was always delicious. The pool was awesome and rarely used, so that became a great place for us to get some shade in the hot afternoons. We were really blown away by the attentiveness of the staff at this hotel, in particular Henry at the front desk who always was available to help us with our questions or whatever we needed. We would definitely recommend this hotel to other Tamarindo travellers.
Lisa, 7-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A sweet little quiet spot with great staff. Steve, Henry and Juan were just so nice and accommodating. The pool was a great reprieve from the beach and you can walk every. The breakfast was yummy as well. This is a no frills no attitude kinda place that you love just to hang out Also , its very quiet in the morning I did not eat there but the food looked amazing
Kathryn, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Rafael, 7-night trip
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