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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Playa Samara, Province of Guanacaste

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Donche201...
Munster, Indiana, Usa
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Reservations are so easy”
Reviewed 6 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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I just made my 5th reservation and I feel it's important to let viewers know how easy they are to make. I've written reviews on my previous stays and will write another once this trip is over but needed to mention that making reservations are quick and easy. You make them directly with the owner, Patrick. He is very responsive and organized and since it's his place he wants to make sure all goes well. Once the reservations are locked in, he puts you in touch with his on-site property manager, Laura. Laura is form Great Britain and has lived in Samara for a while. I mention this because she knows the area well and can help with all your questions for transport, food, recreation etc. and also has the professionalism and promptness that many of us are used to.

I honestly thought about visiting another beach area but why? I found my ideal beach and accommodations and will keep returning.

Communication is everything and it's so easy to loose a client. Making a reservation to stay at Alta Vista is just the beginning of a very great vacation.

More later in the month but in the meantime, read my other reviews. I'm sure the next one will be as good or better.

A vacation is for having fun and relaxing and making the reservations should be along the same lines.

Travelling group: Solo
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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traveleru...
Summit, New Jersey
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Luxury, Comfort and Luxurious”
Reviewed 24 March 2016 for a stay in January 2016

This property was simply outstanding in every way! It far exceeded my expectations in terms of cleanliness, comfort, views, convenience and spaciousness. We woke every morning with an incredible view with the sun rising over the mountains and along the ocean beach with palm trees swaying in the light breeze. Then we had breakfast sitting outside on our balcony enjoying the warm breeze and the view. We also enjoyed monkeys hanging in trees outside of our kitchen window. We were told Alta Vista has hosted destination weddings on the top level balcony. No surprise with the beauty and setting.

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Liked best: Impeccable inside and out. Very spacious. Incredible views. A walk to the beach. A walk to town with restaurant
Liked least: I cannot identify anything.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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JanSMR
Excelsior, Minnesota, United States
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49 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A wonderful Samara Experience”
Reviewed 24 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

This was our 10th stay in Samara and the very best accommodations. Every positive thing that has been said on Trip Advisor is true.Making the reservations was easy. The condo was spotless. Very private and quiet with only 3 condos. Well stocked kitchen with wonderful indoor space to relax and get out of the heat. Staff was wonderful and Laura speaks English which was great.Having a phone in the room was a pleasant surprise.The great roof top was especially fabulous for sunrises (in addition to our large balcony) and well as close to the monkeys passing by on a regular schedule morning and night. Lots of bird watching. Beach is always amazing. The tide pools at our end of the beach had fantastic snorkeling at low tide. The condo was so close to some sodas and stores and a short beach walk into town. Having a car is a plus but bikes are available to rent. Many day excursions can be done to beaches and activities in all directions. Great place to stay!!!!!

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Liked best: Every day had highlights. We loved it there.
Liked least: Stairs were no problem for us but that would be the only potential problem.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Michael M
Boulder, Colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The BEST in Guanacaste!!”
Reviewed 24 March 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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person found this review helpful

I chose to stay at AltaVista after carefully evaluating many options throughout the Guanacaste Peninsula. My experience there was AMAZING as I enjoyed Samara and the surrounding area and was really happy to start and end each day in the comforts of AltaVista. Having traveled throughout Mexico and Central America I have found many listings don't live up to their description.. this is really frustrating! AltaVista, on the contrary, was exactly how I expected to find it, if not better. It was convenient, clean and very comfortable. The great views from the giant windows, the rooftop congo 'lounge', and close proximity to the beach were a few of the highlights. Additionally the staff made every effort to ensure that I was supported with everything I needed, from rides to and from the airport to GREAT recommendations of what to do and where to go. In many ways I felt like I was staying with family.. this is a difficult effect to replicate and one that I feel can only come from an authentic experience. I will definitely return to AltaVista in the future!!

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Liked best: comforts
Travelling group: Solo
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Tayrin G
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed 1 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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