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Zulu Surf Hotel

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Suite | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Beach nearby, white sand
Standard Triple Room | Terrace/patio
Deluxe Double Room, 1 Double Bed | Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Zulu Surf Hotel

Zulu Surf Hotel

3.5 star property
Central hotel with 2 restaurants, connected to a shopping centre, near Tamarindo Beach

7.6/10 Good

25 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
Centro Comercial Plaza Conchal, Tamarindo, Provincia de Guanacaste, 50309

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Tamarindo
  • Tamarindo Beach - 1 min walk
  • Conchal Beach - 44 min drive
  • Flamingo Beach - 44 min drive

Getting around

  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 9 min drive
  • Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.) - 79 min drive
  • Nosara (NOB) - 109 min drive


  • Nari - 2 min walk
  • Shrimp Hole - 2 min walk
  • Palapa Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Surf Shack Burgers & Wings - 3 min walk
  • Pacifico Bar - 3 min walk

About this property

Zulu Surf Hotel

Zulu Surf Hotel puts you only 2.5 mi (4 km) from the airport, and 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Tamarindo Beach. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit the 2 restaurants, and the bar/lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink at the end of the day.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Safety measures

Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 9:30 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • 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 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

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 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms (speed: 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Shared microwave
  • Water dispenser

Travelling with children

  • Local/corner shop

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities


  • ATM/banking
  • Rooftop terrace


  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access (speed of 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))


  • Weekly housekeeping

Special features


El Mercadito de Tamarindo – On-site restaurant.
El Santuario – On-site fine-dining restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.
Bar Medusa – On-site bar. Open daily.
Sol Bakery – This coffee shop specialises in French cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Laundry facilities are available for an extra charge of USD 25

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; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

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

Guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Zulu Surf Hotel Hotel
Zulu Surf Hotel Tamarindo
Zulu Surf Hotel Hotel Tamarindo

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Zulu Surf Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Zulu Surf Hotel?
As of 4 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Zulu Surf Hotel on 5 December 2022 start from €152, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at Zulu Surf Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Zulu Surf Hotel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Zulu Surf Hotel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Zulu Surf Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 9:30 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Express check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at Zulu Surf Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Diria (16-min drive) is nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near Zulu Surf Hotel?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring French cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Nogui (3-min walk), Café Tico (3-min walk) and Green Papaya Taco Bar (4-min walk).
What's the area around Zulu Surf Hotel like?
Zulu Surf Hotel is a short 9-minute drive from Tamarindo (TNO) and 5 minutes' walk from WAYRA Institute of Spanish.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Great location. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful.
Kristin, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Close to all
Jose Adan, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Fanny, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Christina, 4-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing stay love tamarindo
Was so good we wanted to stay another night. Right in the middle of the action, if you're not out then bring earplugs. Wouldn't stop me from going back. Friendly helpful staff, nice breakfast fresh cakes and pastries, beautiful clean room and met some great people there.
marie, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Welcome drinks upon arriving ac in the room over night and breakfast in the morning! I had a great stay!
Claudio, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Travelocity guest review

4/10 Fair

There was nothing unique about the property-the first room we were given was very small and outdated-the shower had no water pressure, the water seeped into the bedroom and the bed was small and uncomfortable. Because we gave a bad review for check in experience we were transferred to the bedroom that appears on Expedia’s website, this room was bigger and the bed was the same size as the other room but a little better as far as comfort- the staff are polite but irresponsible. We asked for housekeeping to clean the room 3 times and the room was not cleaned at all during our stay, we had to request clean towels otherwise we were not offered clean ones, we had to request toilet paper twice, the second time we requested toilet paper we were acknowledged but it was not provided to us, so we bought our own the next day. We had to put the garbage outside our room because they never cleaned the room. All we saw the housekeeping staff do was sweep the halls and stairs and the rooms once people checked out. We left the keys on the desk at check out because there was no one at the desk when we left (it was already 8am). The housekeeping staff would usually arrive between 8:00-9:00 am and front desk later than that. Very disappointed with this hotel-not worth the money we paid.
Eleazar, 10-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

This should be a hostel, not hotel. Walls are thin, barely a bar of soap in the shower, walls are dirty, shower is not maintained, windows do not fully shut so it’s impossible to have a decent sleep because of all the street noise. The only positives are the central location and the new mattresses.
Karen, 2-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Very family very clean and overall a good place to stay in great location
Scott, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

This property is terrible. When booking rooms on Expedia they only give you the rooms in the lobby, which are extremely loud and not private. The rooms often have power problems, ac that dont work, or water that doesnt work.
shayne, 4-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review