My wife and I just returned from our annual winter stay in Costa Rica at the Mirador de Samara. As were our stays in previous years, we had a wonderful vacation. The hotel is extremely well situated, very close to shopping, restaurants and a five-minute walk to the beach, but it is located on the hillside, surrounded by green areas and overlooking the town. The apartments are spacious and are very much enhanced by the large decks, with French doors opening from both the living and bedroom areas. Here is where we basically live for our two and a half month stay. The small town atmosphere is perfect for us. Long walks along the ocean, swimming in the ocean or pool, the beautiful red sunsets over the ocean then, dinner on the deck or at one of the many fine restaurants - all situated within walking distance. Perfect!
We enjoyed the general peace and quiet of this location. It is noisy during fiesta week, between Christmas and New Years, but then the fun of attending the fiesta events certainly made up for the noise.
The hotel is not for people who want the luxury of large chain hotels or all-inclusive resorts, but if you prefer the more personal local hotels, this is for you. The rooms and furnishings are basic, but very comfortable, and everything that we need is provided. Service is great and Max, the owner/manager, is very accommodating. This hotel is ideal for long-term and short-term stays.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Aparthotel Mirador de Samara is built high on a hill, about 40 meters above sea level, commanding a panoramic view of the village, beach and ocean from every room and terrace. The beach is just a five-minute walk away. The building is constructed in stricty north – South position which allows the ocean breeze entering into the rooms during daytime and atnight bringing cool breeze from the mountains behind. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mirador De Samara Hotel Playa Samara
- Mirador De Samara Costa Rica/Playa Samara