We were in Playa Samara for a wedding, and Hotel Giada was a good pick for a three day stay. The rooms were large, clean and comfortable. The road-facing restaurant serves tasty Italian fare for lunch and dinner, and 5 selections for the included breakfast.
The restaurant is perfect for people watching, too.
Nearby are banks, a grocery store, bodegas, and sodas.
Our only issue was our room's wonky air conditioner - it was out the first night, fixed, out again the second night. At that point, the staff switched us to the room next door.
We spend a lot of time in Costa Rica, and are used to the heat... my main objection is that screens are uncommon everywhere. I'd suggest asking when you book here, as a breeze would have helped the hot nights pass more quickly.
I'll also note that the staff comped us lunch for the inconvenience -and lunch was great.
Lastly, and very cool, an iguana visited our balcony, and cooperated for photos and a video.
We don't sweat the small stuff, (although we did sweat in our room) and will return to Hotel Giada.
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- Also Known As:
- Giada Hotel Playa Samara
- Hotel Giada Costa Rica/Playa Samara