Stayed: July 2017, traveled as a couple
"We had a wonderful stay! The pool and intimate garden setting felt like the perfect retreat after a day at the beach! The location was absolutely perfect - just far enough from the "main drag" to hear the birds and monkeys - but only a few minutes walk to the beach, stores, coffee shops, yoga .... everything! We didn't have a car and never needed one. We loved our time there. And the owner was exceptionally sweet to us!".
We loved our stay
Stayed: January 2017, traveled with family
"We loved our stay at Hotel Gardenia from Jan 4-11. As you enter, you are welcomed into a beautiful courtyard. The cozy terrace off each unit is the perfect spot to have your morning coffee or your favourite cocktail after a day at the beach. Your can hear and sometimes even see howler monkeys & parrots in the trees that surround the property. The gardens & the pool are always kept impeccable. My husband, our 14 –year old and I stayed in one of the two cottages, which is bright, modern and nicely decorated with no clutter, just like the photos on the web site. The separate bedroom is spacious enough to keep your luggage out of the way, with shelves & closet space to hang your clothes. All amenities were working perfectly (a/c, plumbing, fridge, coffee machine, burners, TV). The cottage was cleaned spotless each and every day. Location is close enough that you can walk to grocery store, great restaurants, shops as well as the beach. Can’t say enough about the hosts; Charlotte & Cedric are wonderful! Very welcoming and helpful if one needs any tips on where to eat, what to do and how to get there. Would go back in a heartbeat!"
Would definitely stay again
Stayed: October 2016, traveled as a couple
"We just got back from a two week stay in Tamarindo.
Its always a crap-shoot booking a place for two weeks. All you can do is read other reviews and go on your instincts. We made a good choice in Hotel Gardenia because of Its beautiful garden setting and great location.
Only a 5 minute walk to town and the Beach and very close to some of the best Restaurants .
Cedric and Charlotte were great hosts.
The Cottage had everything we needed, A/C, Fridge, Cable TV,
and a two burner hot plate with all the hardware to cook up some meals.
I used the swimming pool at least couple of times a day it was so refreshing.
it was like swimming in a tropical rain forest.
Would definitely stay again.".
Simply beautiful and charming
Stayed: January 2017, traveled as a couple
"Simply beautiful and charming cottage set around a refreshing and lovely pool with fountain in a perfectly landscaped setting. Have you booked yet! So glad we chose this place! We stayed in a 1 bedroom (number 2). I am very picky about accommodations and this exceeded my expectations. Fresh white walls and cabinets with pops of color in pillows and just the right artwork, very clean, decorated minimally yet perfectly. A fridge, microwave, hotplate and fully stocked cooking supplies, including coffee for the coffeemaker which was a very nice touch and the first place of 3 we stayed at that offered this. Each unit has a little sitting area in the garden/pool area and it was a great way to start the day enjoying a cup of coffee and fresh fruit picked up from the market. The location is excellent, set off a quiet road with a very short walk to the beach and near excellent restaurants, bars, supermarket, bank, etc. We were here in high season so it was very nice to be able to relax at our own quiet oasis yet be steps away from any action. It also had a secure gate and parking area and wifi. The host Cedric is very prompt in his response time and very helpful and available if you need anything. We arrived early after a 5 hour drive and he had the room cleaned promptly so we could have an early check-in. He and his wife also assisted us with a jump for our car battery after accidentally leaving the lights on although they were on their way out of town.
Book this place, you will not be disappointed!".
Stayed: December 2016, traveled with friends
"Stayed for 2 nights at this hotel and had a wonderful experience. Cedric was always available to answer questions and did everything he could to make sure we were happy.
First of all the overall look and layout of the rooms were beautiful. It felt like a collection of villas with lovely garden and pool in the middle. It was all very relaxing and charming.
We stayed in one of the apartments and it was very spacious and comfortable. The room was very clean for the most part (towels, sheets, bathroom) except for one stain on the cushion in the living room. I'm sure housekeeping would have changed it if we asked but it wasn't a big deal to us.
And the location cannot be beat! Close to the beach, restaurants, and the downtown area, but still felt quiet and secluded. I would definitely recommend staying here.".