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The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Playa Samara
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New York City
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“Fantastic time at The Hideaway!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2009

This place is absolutely beautiful, tranquil, the rooms were first class with beautiful details. We had an absolutely wonderful time there and the food was so fresh and delicious. Douglas and Rosie, the owners were so nice and sincerely concerned with making our experience one we will remember. Highly recommend The Hideaway!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2009

Before booking our room in Samara we checked out several other hotels in the area. None even compared to the beauty & amenities of the Hideaway Hotel. Doug & Rosy and their fantastic staff made our stay one of the best parts of our two-week trip across Costa Rica. Beautiful property, exceptionally friendly Tico staff, fantastic food and great service. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Bloomington, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2009

My teenage daughter and I chose the Hideaway Hotel based on other Trip Advisor reviews and location to stay at near friends who rented a house a town away. Rosy Rio and her staff took care of everything for us from arranging for our transportation from Liberia, to horseback and zip line tours, to taxis (even when my own arrangements fell through), to restaurant suggestions, correct Spanish pronunciations, to just plain being genuinely friendly and interested in making sure we were comfortable and content. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. It's private, quiet, near the beach and safe. There are few places around the world that I would say I would want to stay at the exact same place again. This is one of them.

  • Stayed July 2009
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sparks, nv
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2009

Great hotel to stay at in the Samara area. A+ on all points. Owners, staff and resort excellent. I did not want to return home ( to work ) after our 9 days stay. A perfect "Hideaway" in a tropical setting.

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  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Asheville, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2009

We were there for a week and enjoyed our stay! The rooms were clean and the property well-kept. While there my wife celebrated her birthday and the staff made a memorable dinner. My son caught some fish on a adventure Rosi booked for us which the staff prepared for another excellent dinner. The resident howler monkeys were entertaining. The "FREE" breakfast wasn't as free as we assumed as we discovered upon check-out with extra charges for add-ons we thought were included with the breakfast. It is secluded midway between Samara and Carrillo beaches and only a short walk to the beach for beautiful sunsets.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Novato, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2009

We spent a terrific week at the Hideaway Hotel enjoying our room, the pool, the food, the staff, the tour guide and the other guests. Our hosts, Rosy and Doug, were fabulous seeing that the tours we wanted were arranged and that our needs were met by a great staff.. They are a delightful couple who have put their heart and soul into the Hideaway and it shows in the large rooms and wonderful food and service. If you are going to Costa Rica, then THIS is the place to stay and relax.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Princeton, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2009

After 7 days of travel through CR we had booked the last 4 days at the beach to relax. Our initially booked hotel turned out to be horrible, a steep hill to the beach, dirty rooms, torn furniture, it rained through the roof, we were so disappointed. The local Treehouse Inn which looked cool to the kids was booked and above our budget. At the recommendation of the Treehouse Innkeepers we called the Hideaway Hotel and booked the first night unseen.....and considered ourselves very lucky....what a gem, we didnt want to leave anymore (in fact I wish I was there now)
What can I say...beautifully designed and landscaped, spacious rooms with the most comfy beds and hangout chairs (the room was great for us 4, kids 11 and 13). Nice pool and lounge area, nice sitting area for breakfast, lunches, if you want dinners...in fact the food was so delicious we had lunch there every single day. Walk to the beach 2 minutes, the empty cleaner side of Playa Samara. We had rented a car, so the 5 minutes drive to Samara for surf lessons or nightly dinners was no big deal.
I assume without car I would have walked to town (Samara) along the beach and taken a taxi back. The hotel is run by an American couple who is making everyone feel at home, the mood is very relaxed and friendly, you can chat with owners and fellow guests by the poolside at night, but you can also have your space. We hope we will be back. Thank You Rosi and Doug and your wonderful staff!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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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 Family Hotel in Playa Samara
#1 Romantic 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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