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Fenix Hotel - On The Beach

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Stockton, California
Reviewed 3 August 2013

Our last three days of a two week vacation in Costa Rica were spent at the Fenix Hotel on Playa Samara. Our fourth trip to the land of 'Pura Vida' was, like the rest, during the wet season. We enjoy the lush green vegetation, the lack of big crowds and the lower prices. We spend a lot of internet time...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 2 August 2013

My family had a wonderful week-long stay at Fenix Hotel. It is located about 10-15 minutes' walk from town, so close enough to be convenient to stores and restaurants but far away enough to be somewhat quiet and secluded. The hotel itself is small, with only six rooms, making it easy to get to know the other guests. Every morning,...

Thank TeaSip
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 August 2013

We stayed at the Fenix Hotel in November 2012 and loved everything about it! It is a great location because you can easily walk into town along the beach or use the small market close by to grab food for meals. The room had a kitchen so you could cook your own meals/make your own coffee in the morning and...

Thank WRidlon
Santa Fe
Reviewed 30 July 2013

The Hotel Fenix is as lovely as its pictures. The kitchens were well equipped for simple cooking (and the local markets were well stocked). The pool was cool, even on the hottest days. We loved meeting other guests, waiting for the daily deliveries of ceviche, fresh fruit, or delicious baked goods, and walking the long flat beach. Phyllis was incredibly...

Thank sfc56
Des Moines
Reviewed 15 July 2013

This hotel was perfect for relaxing at the beach. Plenty of loungers that could be placed in the sun or in the shade. Quiet location, but close enough to walk along the beach to the restaurants in town. It is also convenient and inexpensive to take a taxi into town. The rooms are not fancy, but are clean and have...

Thank ddmt121
Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 11 July 2013

This place has the best location if you want to spend a few days playing in the waves and relaxing on the beach. There are lots of different chairs to relax on while you watch the waves and even some boogie boards you can use when you want to jump in the water. The rooms are nothing fancy, but are...

Thank Beth R
Reviewed 9 July 2013

My wife and I were traveling with a new rescue puppy. We love Costa Rica and plan to live here. The Fenix and Phyllis represent a lot of the great things that brought us here. We arrived way behind schedule - no problem. The puppy- no problem. We wanted some "local knowledge " about eating places, activities, local Tico lore,...

Thank Dharvis
West Lafayette, Indiana
Reviewed 28 June 2013

Our Costa Rican adventure started in Playa Samara and at Fenix Hotel. We could not have had a better start to our vacation! Phyllis was there to meet our every need and spending time with our family there was wonderful. The rooms were cozy and worked well to fit the needs of our family! They were not overdone but rather...

Thank Alyce M
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 24 June 2013

We found the Fenix to be an ideal place for a family on a budget. When driving through the neighborhood during your arrival, you will have doubts about your decision to stay here. Have no worries, it is great. It is directly on a beautiful beach and the grounds are nicely shaded by palm trees. No, it is not high...

Thank Zach J
Reviewed 11 June 2013

We hit Playa Samara right at the beginning of the rainy season. Everything was green and beautiful! What a treat to stay at Fenix Hotel on the Beach. Steps away from the beach. With only 5 other units, it was as if we had the place to ourselves. The owners live right on site and made us feel right at...

Thank Bill O

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Six time winner of the Traveller's Choice Award for 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2009! Thank you to all of our wonderful guests. We are a small (6 rooms), beach-front hotel just footsteps from the ocean. Our rooms are clean, colorful and comfortable. We are NOT an all-inclusive, luxury resort. More like your place at the beach, but with someone else doing the daily cleaning, changing the linens and yard work. The rooms are in a semi-circle and face the pool, gardens and the ocean. (see photos) Great way to meet new people and exchange information and stories. We have been here 17 years managing our "little piece of paradise". Our front yard is sand with ranchos and palm trees for plenty of shade. Hammocks, sunbeds, small pool, gardens and BBQ complete our front yard. All of our rooms have fully equipped kitchens with separate bedroom. The deluxe room has AC & widescreen TV. Standard rooms have upper and lower screened windows and two ceiling fans. Our neighborhood has a small grocery store & fish market, along with local deliveries of fruits and fresh ceviche. An enjoyable 15 minute walk to Samara Central. Most of our guests return or have been recommend by friends. Thank you for considering our special place by the sea. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fenix Hotel - On The Beach

Address: Mts Sur de Pulperia Stephanie 100 | Samara de Nicoya, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range: £86 - £112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Fenix Hotel Playa Samara
Fenix Hotel - On The Beach Costa Rica/Playa Samara
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Samara
#2 Family Hotel in Playa Samara
#3 Romantic Hotel in Playa Samara
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“A.C and microwave in the Deluxe suite. We stayed in a standard.”
 of 5 bubbles Johnnyrat1, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Bring a flashlight so you can walk (15 minutes) the beach to town for dinner and back after dark.”
 of 5 bubbles emptynestbirds, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Deluxe room with A/C”
 of 5 bubbles 424marciel, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 6 is the one room with AC.”
 of 5 bubbles 918karlm, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room #6 has the full equipment.”
 of 5 bubbles bbriceno, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
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