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Hotel Giada
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Reviewed 23 March 2013 via mobile

I just stayed at hotel giada for 3 nights. It was a great experience. Playa samara is great traditional Tico beach town. The hotel is a 2 minute walk from the beautiful grey sand beach of playa samara and was a lovely place to stay. The staff were great, lovely and really helpful with book tours or navigating the town... I got loads of information about what was going on in the town and the best places to go on certain nights etc. the sun lounger space around the pool is small, but when you have the beach just down the road it's not really and issue. The room was very clean, basic but good enough for 3 nights, the same goes for the bathroom. I felt very safe in the area and was surprised that even though the hotel is on the main strip and all rooms either face the restaurant or street, the noise wasnt an issue. The food in the restaurant is average at best, but there are some other great places to eat in the town within 5 minutes walking distance. I would definitely stay here again if I went back to playa samara. Great easy location, simple hotel wit everything you need.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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giorgio c, Manager at Hotel Giada, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2013
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Gracias por su comentario en Trip Advisor. Estábamos contentos de tenerlo aquí en el Hotel Giada se alegró de tenerlo aquí. Esperamos que regrese al Hotel Giada, así como Costa Rica.

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Reviewed 19 March 2013 via mobile

Giada is 200 metres from the beach, on the main street of Samara. It has two pools and a jacuzzi. In the front there is an italian restaurant with nice pizzas.
All the rooms have air conditioning, tv and a fan plus a safety box. The breakfast is not self service, you can choose between the typical, pancakes, eggs, toasts, which.are really tasty.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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giorgio c, Manager at Hotel Giada, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2013

Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor. We was glad to have you here at Hotel Giada and we are glad that you enjoyed Hotel Giada. We hope you will be back to Costa Rica as well as Hotel Giada.

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Reviewed 3 February 2013 via mobile

I spent only one night. The room was small any yet very nicely equipped. There were two small pools. The restaurant was downstairs and the food was good although my waiter was a bit snobby and he brought me ravioli instead of the fettuccine I ordered. My biggest complaint is when I checked out the guy at reception was on the phone for a long time before I could give him my key and then he addressed me as "señor" instead of "señora" it just set my day off to a sad start.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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hotelgiada, Owner at Hotel Giada, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2013

Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor. We was glad to have you as a guest here at Hotel Giada. We are sorry for the mistake in the restaurant and I will speak with them so they can be more careful when they take a order. With the gentelman at the front desk I did speak with him, yes he was on the telephone for a reservation and some call take longer than other, he inform me he look up quick to see the number of your room in order to check you out since you been waiting a few minutes and yes he did make a mistake and called you senor and he did say that he was sorry for the error and did correct the error and called you senora. Thank you for staying at Hotel Giada and we hope you will return to Hotel Giada as well as Costa Rica.

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Reviewed 19 January 2013

I am surprised that this restaurant does not get a higher rating. While there may be some issues that the hotel is working on, the restaurant is run very well, the food is consistently good, and we have had some great meals there. In particular, we enjoyed the Penne Pura Vida - perfectly cooked, attractive, great flavour. Will definitely order it again and will recommend it to our friends.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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hotelgiada, Manager at Hotel Giada, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2013

Thank you for your comment on Trip Advisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the restuarant and are looking forward to your return to the restuarant.

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Reviewed 11 January 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Giada for a week at the end of our honeymoon, what a great place to relax and unwind reflecting on our four weeks in Costa Rica!! The room was great with a balcony overlooking the main pool, the staff were all super friendly and sorted any questions or issues instantly and the integral restaurant served really tasty food. The hotel is just a few minutes walk to the beach and is located at the top of the high street with easy access to banks, shops and restaurants. With the two cool pools which get both sun and shade all day and the beach down the road you are spoilt for choice. I would highly recommend this hotel in Samara.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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hotelgiada, Manager at Hotel Giada, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2013

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We are glad that you enjoyed your Honeymoon and the hotel and the restaurant. We hope you will be back to Costa Rica and return to Hotel Giada for a Anniversary. We wish you a great many years of happiness.

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