Ratings based on 125 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Adam from Edmonton, Alberta

Nice, relaxing hotel with surf, sunshine, & tours.

Posted Apr 7, 2014
Pros: The staff was outstanding: friendly, genuine, and helpful.
Cons: A few more group activities would be nice to get guests meeting each other and longer staying guests not getting bored easily.
Location: Surfing, swimming, and many nearby tours. 20-30 minute walk to Tamarindo (surf lessons, souvenirs, food), 5 minute taxi.
My fiance and I stayed for 8 nights in a regular room. We booked a round-trip airport shuttle for a great price through Expedia, so did not have to rent a car. The ride is ~1 hour, but depends on traffic. All Barcelo Langosta staff was stellar throughout our trip, being friendly, genuine, and helpful. The grounds are well maintained and the included services set you up nicely to just relax and enjoy yourself. Initial impressions: Great - Staff really aided in making the stay more enjoyable. Plenty of chairs by the pool and by the beach with incredible waves for beginners and advanced water sports. Lots of tours and rentals within the grounds or in Tamarindo, we did the ATV + zipline beach tour through Flamingo Adventures and it was great. Surf lessons by Iguana surf are good, and transportation is included tours. Final impressions: Good - By the end, the activities and music became repetitive. The food was good, but I did get sick from something in combination with the sun. The room and cleaning service was very good, AC was very nice and they stock the fridge in your room with water and some pops every day. It was a good stay, but plan on doing enough tours if you're staying longer to avoid getting bored.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

The beach was very rocky and not the best in CR

Posted Mar 17, 2014
Pros: The pool was nice that is about it!
Cons: Quality of the food!
The pool area was nice and the ground were well kept. Room was just fine. The food was very disappointing and couldn't compare to the quality of the Rui Palace which we stay at last year. Couldn't really recommend the property.
Comment from
Jan 19, 2014
Thank you for your comments ! Your comments are very appreciated and valuable , our main priority are our customers. we hope to serve you again in the future.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by BRRTH from Idaho

Nice hotel, great beach and great staff

Posted Dec 31, 2013
Pros: All employees were extremely friendly. The hotel was clean, the grounds were beautiful and the beach was great.
Cons: Everything was great!!
Location: It's an easy walk to Tamarindo. Lots of shops and restaurants.You can go on tours for ziplining, horseback riding and whitewater tubing on a river.
Upon check in, we were being placed in building 4 and requested that we not be in that building since other reviews said it was too loud because it was close to the disco. There were 8 of us in 4 rooms. The front desk staff, Moises and Jose, were very accommodating and switched us and were able to have our rooms side by side. It took a little time, however we were very comfortable waiting in the lobby bar with a nice beverage! Jose, the doorman, took care of our luggage while we waited and explained everything about our rooms when he escorted us to them. He was very helpful in providing information about places to eat and where to shop in Tamarindo. All the employees at the hotel were extremely nice! The buffet was very good. There was a good variety as well as the standard dishes. We ate at the A La Carte Restaurant one evening and it was excellent! The rooms at the Barcelo Langosta were very comfortable and clean. We were lucky enough to be by the area where the howler monkeys hung out and enjoyed watching them climb around in the trees. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Costa Rica. You will be well taken care of and will have a wonderful time!!
Comment from
Jan 8, 2014
Thank you very much for your comments! Our customers are the main reason to reach our goals as a company and reach their expectations. Its a real pleasure know that your stay with us was pleasant and enjoyed. Hopefully we will be able to serve you in the future.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by RalphBob from Minnesota

Good Value & Service.

Posted Dec 29, 2013 on Hotels.com
Like most all-inclusive resorts the food gets routine, but an upscale small restuarant is available on site for more variety. Service throughout the hotel was very good with daily maid service and unlimited bottled water and soda. The hotel is on the beach which is gorgeous, but you have to walk 75-150 feet (depending on the tide level) through a strong current stream to reach the best walking beach ever! Security is very good to prevent beach peddlars and locals from entering the hotel area. A cab is only $5 to town, but be aware the roads and sidewalks are very poor. Best months to visit Costa Rica is December and January which are the transition months from the wet to dry season. Also, there is an export tax of $29/person to leave the country which I hope the government uses to improve the infrastructure. The wildlife and plants/flowers are wonderful.
Comment from
Jan 9, 2014
Mr Ralph Thank you for your nice comments which are very valuable and a motivation to improve day by day our service and reach our mail goal reach our customers satisfaction and preference. We hope to serve you again in the future
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Silvia from Invermere Canada

quiet area, great beach,things to do are close

Posted Dec 14, 2013
Pros: it was in a very quiet area, great clean beach, staff very helpful and friendly
Cons: evening shows and music need more variety
Location: walking distance to town ( on road or beach ),estuary tour, turtle tour, full day volcano tour, catamaran tour,short forest walk, sport fishing, surf
had a great time, food was good, loved walking for miles on the beach ( beach very clean ), toured around close the resort.( lots to do around the area)
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Bad All Inclusive

Posted Dec 2, 2013
Pros: Only the food and the rooms.
Cons: Needs a pool bar and improve the beach area.
Location: Many nearby beaches, like Tamarindo, Conchal, Flamingo, La Danta y La Dantita.
Bad beach, no pool bar and nothing good to do in the night.
Comment from
Jan 9, 2014
Thank you for your comments, are very valuable and important to as feedback to improve our services. we Really hope to have an oportunity to serve you again in the future.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Nov 29, 2013 on Hotels.com
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Lovely hotel and great service

Posted Nov 13, 2013
We had a wonderful week stay at the hotel and enjoyed the facilities including the spa. The staff was always courteous, the room was clean and nice. The amphitheater was extremely loud but the entertainment wasn't very long so it was ok.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by CJ from Spingfield, VA (USA)

Don't miss schedueled meals at this resort

Posted Nov 11, 2013 on Hotels.com
- Great Pool, friendly staff, beautiful wildlife at the hotel...parrots, monkeys, etc...The restaurant staff was outstanding, followed by the front desk and bar tenders....housekeepers were also nice, but, be prepared to ask for washcloths each day if you use them. Only major downside is that the hotel does not offer food during off-hours. If you don't show up for meals during the time posted, you're stuck without ANY food until the next scheduled meal time. My wife, mom, and I got back from an excursion to the Volcano after dinner. We had to wait 10hours to get something to eat the following day for breakfast....We would have been pleased with some bread and water to tide us over...but, our requests for a small food stipend were met with, "I'm sorry". Small tourist town and nice public beach is within a $5USD cab ride. The Hotel beach is partially volcanic rock...but, surfers must like the waves because they were there every day. Overall, a relaxing place...bring a book and a few snacks, just in case...
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Oct 22, 2013