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“Hidden Treasure in Playa Samara,Costa Rica”

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The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Playa Samara
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2 reviews
“Hidden Treasure in Playa Samara,Costa Rica”
Reviewed 27 November 2009

I recently had the pleasure of spending a night at the Hideaway Hotel in Playa Samara, Costa Rica. The hotel has a distinctly European flavour and boasts comfortable beds, reasonable prices for food and drink, and a spectacular location close to an almost deserted magnificent palm tree studded tropical beach. Well appointed bedrooms, fresh local foods for breakfast, and very friendly and efficient staff made this a most memorable visit. The owner even found time to do a little computer trouble shooting with me!!

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 November 2009

We were chought by surprise when we came to hideaway hotel. It is the best hotel we`ve been to in this pricerange. Friendly staff combined with spacy and nice rooms made this into the best accomodation during this holliday (even compared to some of the hotels that costed three times the price). The fact that it`s hidden away gave us the feeling of total relaxation. But it is also close enough to Samara so that you easily can get there. The staff was very helpfull with affordable packages on fishing and dolphin-safaries. Nice breakfast aswell.

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Gaute and Marthe

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 November 2009

We stayed five nights at The Hideaway and loved every minute of it. It was recommended to us by an acquaintance and the excellent reviews on Tripadvisor convinced us to book it. Still, we didn't expect everything to be so perfect.

The hotel itself is new with high-quality furnishings throughout, large rooms and huge bathrooms beautifully tiled. The half-moon pool is gorgeous and the lounging arear and gardens are wonderful. The food served is quite good with excellent brownies and guacamole.

All of the staff is attentive and owners Rosy and Doug go out of their ways to make sure their guests are comfortable and that everything is just right.

We thoroughly enjoyed our mini-vacation and would absolutely recommend this wonderful gem to everyone.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Eureka Springs
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Reviewed 7 November 2009

This hotel is lovely, well planned and thought out. Our hosts were very helpful and fun to be with. Hotel room was spacious, pretty, and spotlessy clean. Just a short walk to a beautiful and almost secluded part of the beach.
Thanks again Rosie and Doug, we highly recomend your hotel.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Calgary
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Reviewed 29 October 2009

We loved our week stay at the Hideaway Hotel. The rooms were very clean, well appointed and tastefully decorated.

The staff went above and beyond our expectations.They helped us book our activites when we were ready and even cooked the fish we caught from our deep sea fishing trip.

They offer snacks, a bar (great bartender), and a dinner menu which provides flexibility if you do not want to go into town for a meal.

We found the service to be more personal as in a B&B but it was never in your face.

The breakfast served by the pool was an easy way to wake up. The pool is a nice alternative to the beach if you don't want to go any further than the grounds.

There are two beaches one of either side of the hotel, easily accessible, clean and beautiful. Quite condusive to surfing.

We would go back!
D&S, Calgary

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 October 2009

My wife and I stayed at the Hideaway for 2 nights. Its a 2 minute walk to the beach, and the hosts Rosy and Doug are nice people. They helped plan our tours, and were eager to help in anyway they could. Our room was clean and comfortable, and their staff is very friendly. I recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a nice, affordable place to stay in Playa Samara.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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California
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Reviewed 22 October 2009

We arrived in Samara on a Monday night during the low season, and made arragements at another establishment in town. That night we didnt feel safe or secure. It was an akwaward, sleepless night.

The next morning we went looking for a new place to stay... and we stumbled across the Hideaway Hotel. In my heart, I can honestly say this place was the best hotel I have ever stayed. Definitley better than anything I have experienced in the USA. It felt more like a home than a hotel.

Quickly the staff became our friends. The owner, Rosy, was incredibly accomodating and friendly. Patricia, one of the employees became a quick friend. The food prepared by the staff was UNREAL! - we ate more at the hotel then we did in town! The staff was also very helpful in securing us with adventures in the area.

If Samara is on your radar, there is no doubt in my mind - the only place to stay in town is the Hideaway Hotel. The prices were incredibly reasonable, the staff was friendly and made you feel safe/secure, and the lodgings are brand new.

I now sit in my cubicle in Sacramento and day dream about my week at the Hideaway Hotel. You will not be dissapointed.

  • Stayed June 2009, 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 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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