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The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Don't miss the hideaway”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Just returned from our trip to Costa Rica. We stayed three nights at the hideaway Room 3 on the ground floor right across from the pool. Beautiful room with two queens, large bathroom, and great A/C, and a small fridge. All we needed for an amazing stay. Loved the fact the hideaway was small and very up to date. Great food especially the avocado salsa on the fish. Can't beat the chips with fresh guacamole and a local beer by the pool. Walking distance or a short drive to the best beach we have seen in CR; Carillo. Borrowed a cooler from the back, loaded up supplies at the local store near the end of the beach, and spent the day in the waves on the almost deserted beach. Doug and Rosie are amazing hosts and their staff and cooks are really great, friendly and very helpful. Thanks for making our last very days in Costa Rica so relaxing and fun. Could be a better ending to an amazing trip!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Vanderhoof, Canada
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

I loveddd this place!! The rooms were amazing nice A\C love that!!!
the owner very nice guy ..
The food at the restaurant was awesome
The breaky was amazing...
the beds so comfortable
The only thing happened was that my daughter found a scorpion inside the room she was scare but we take it out.. is no surprise that we well fine bugs is a hot country..
overall the service was fantastic. . it was so clean very nice

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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NM
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

If you're looking for a quiet, clean, modern and small hotel to stay at in the Samara area you can't beat the Hideaway. The rooms are big and bright and the bathrooms are huge. The restaurant and pool area are perfect for any meal you might want to eat at the hotel and the staff are great. Doug helped us book some sightseeing day trips and gave us great advice for places to eat in Samara. The only down side is drive time from San Jose. Plan 4+ hours to the hotel because the roads a are lousy. This might actually be a plus because it keeps Samara from getting to crowded!

Room Tip: The hotel isn't on the beach it's a 1 minute walk to the nearest beach and about 8-10 minute...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Just back from a great week at the Hideaway. Our rooms were large, clean and spacious. The restaurant food was good (especially the guacamole, burgers and the fish dishes). The staff were all warm, friendly and helpful and our hosts provided great advice on activities, restaurants and road directions. It's a one-minute walk to Playa Samara and a 30-45 min walk on the beach to town, but don't miss Playa Carillo, about a 10 minute walk or 3 minute drive to one of the world's most beautiful beaches. We'll definitely return.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Huntington
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

We just returned from our first visit to Costa Rica.We spent our last two days at Hideaway Hotel relaxing after lots of activities the days prior. What a pleasure! Doug and Rosie are wonderful hosts, very helpful with advice--helped us arrange horseback riding, gave restaurant suggestions, etc. Quick walk to the beach--walk a few minutes to Carillo for a gorgeous beach...
Great dinners and breakfasts, though my teenagers could use bigger portions!
Only complaint is that the rooms (which are huge and beautiful) could easily accomodate a family of five but we were told we needed two rooms.
Pura vida!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Gabriola Island, Canada
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

The Hideaway was the perfect place to stay for our final 5 days in Costa Rica! Our room was large, clean and had a nice big bathroom. We were in room 4 which overlooked the pool area and gardens. To our delight, the howler monkeys and Larry the iguana popped around occasionally for a photo op. The pool area was beautiful, and it was nice to have the option of sitting outside for breakfast and dinner. Their dinner menu is excellent and very well priced, so we chose to eat in most of the time. Doug and Rosie were gracious hosts and great conversationalists, and the staff were very attentive and always happy to give you a helping hand.
This was our favourite place to stay on our trip and we will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

My husband had his wallet stolen from our rental car at Playa Barrigona. Doug and Joyce gave us shots to cheer us up and listened to our tale of woe. They just made us feel better about a crappy incident.
Pros
Rooms are very clean and quiet
Breezy at night if you just want the fans on

Cons
Not on the beach

Room Tip: Room12 but we stayed in 2 and it was quiet
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara

Property: The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara
Address: On the Road From Samara To Carrillo | on the road from Samara to Carrillo; 150 meters from the ICE Tower, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Playa Samara
#1 Family Hotel in Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At The Hideaway you will enjoy the privacy of our exclusive location on Samara Beach in Costa Rica. We offer 12 hotel rooms and a Penthouse suite with 3 bedrooms. The Hideaway appeals to travelers looking for a luxury hotel, who appreciate extra amenities. Our quiet location close to Samara & Carrillo offers relaxation and privacy, plus easy access to exciting activities. Our boutique hotel on Samara Beach is uniquely situated on a one-acre private lot, approximately 1-minute's stroll to the ocean. ... more   less 
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