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“Small town hotel with all you need”
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Hotel Giada
Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Playa Samara
Sacramento
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Small town hotel with all you need”
Reviewed 27 December 2012

This hotel was small, but perfect! Very very close walk to the beach, right on the main street in town and close to shops/restaurants. The room is nothing special but comfy bed, balcony and all we needed. The room was clean, the staff was very friendly and welcoming when we arrived. There are 2 pretty small pools but with a beach so beautiful just steps away I would not recommend hanging out at the pools.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank hdrobs
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hotelgiada, Manager at Hotel Giada, responded to this review, 28 December 2012
Thank you for your comment on Trip Advisor. We was glad to have you here at Hotel Giada and that you enjoyed the hotel. We hope you come back to Costa Rica as well as Hotel Giada. We would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Holidays.
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 24 December 2012

hotel giada is a nice place stay, if you plan on making day trips along the nicoya coast. the staff is very friendly and helpful, they've got a nice pool and their breakfast is very yummy. the only things I considered a downside were the size of the room and the tacky decoration... I got a room on the ground floor, so it was kinda dark too, but I guess if you get a higher one, you'd be fine. Worth staying, anyways. Plus, we had dinner at their restaurant one evening and the pizza was pretty good.

Room Tip: pick one on the first floor, in the back area. you'll get more sunlight and quietness.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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hotelgiada, Manager at Hotel Giada, responded to this review, 28 December 2012
Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We was glad to have you here at Hotel Giada and we are glad the you enjoyed the hotel as well as the restaurant. We hope you will be back to Costa Rica as well as Hotel Giada. We hope you and your family have a very Happy Holidays.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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115 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 November 2012

We drove to Samara without reservations and after looking at a bunch of hotels, we chose Hotel Giada. They gave us a small room with private bath across the street from the hotel. It was very clean and comfortable. It had a double bed, desk, light, and bathroom with hot water. The location is perfect. About a one minute walk to restaurants and bars and two minute walk to the beach. You are right there! We loved Samara.

Room Tip: We were hesitant to stay across the street above a shop but it was quiet, clean, and comfortable!
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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hotelgiada, Manager at Hotel Giada, responded to this review, 29 November 2012
Thank you for your comment on Trip Advisor. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in front of the hotel on the other side of the street, we are sorry we could not put you inside of the hotel due to we was full at the time. Thanks and we hope you will be back as well as coming back to Costa Rica.
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Leitrim, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 November 2012 via mobile

The food is exceptional and tremendous service to go with it. Definitely the best in Samara. Our first night was great so we went again this time the presentation was outstanding. Only suggestion i have is that they list their Restaurant seperatly on Trip advisor.As not on the Restaurant list. We will be back thank you.

  • Stayed November 2012
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hotelgiada, Owner at Hotel Giada, responded to this review, 16 November 2012
Thank you for your reply on Trip Advisor. We are glad that you enjoyed your dinner here at Hotel Giada. Thank you for your tip and we will check into this. We hope you will be back to Hotel Giada as well as Costa Rica.
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Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2012

My husband and I stopped at the restaurant for lunch. We had a delightful cheese ravioli with porcini mushrooms and a typical plate. Upon viewing the rooms and factoring the low-season price, it was definitely worthwhile. This isn't a fancy-pants hotel, but it is clean, in a good location, well-staffed, and reasonable.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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hotelgiada, Owner at Hotel Giada, responded to this review, 25 October 2012
Thank you for your comment on Trip Advisor, We was glad to have you here at the restaurant and that you enjoyed your lunch. We hope to see back soon. We was glad you liked the rooms here and we would be happy to have you here as a guests.
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Niagara Peninsula, ON
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2012

We ate here several times while we were in Samara because it was the best quality and value we could find. The red snapper was great and very reasonably priced. The pastas were also delicious. The salads were overpriced and disappointing, however.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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hotelgiada, Owner at Hotel Giada, responded to this review, 15 October 2012
We was glad that you drop by and used the restaurant and that you enjoyed your meal here and we will check into the cost and taste of the salads. We thank you for your review on Trip Advisor and hope you come back soon.
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Arlington
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2012

We ate lunch here. Service was excellent. Food was delicious. 9 people 4 adults 3 teenagers and 2 younger kids. Price was reasonable for what we have seen in Samara 10-15 per meal. We had fish pasta pizza schnitzel and drinks.

Stayed August 2012
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hotelgiada, Owner at Hotel Giada, responded to this review, 31 August 2012
Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor. We was glad to hve to as a client in the restaurant here and that you enjoyed your lunch and service. We hope you will be back to Hotel Giada and as well as Costa Rica.
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Property: Hotel Giada
Address: Main street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 24
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