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Hotel Samara Beach
Ranked #14 of 16 Hotels in Playa Samara
Reviewed 18 March 2014

We arrived in Samara with no hotel reservations and no exact plans on where to stay. After checking out a few hotels, we agreed that Hotel Samara Beach was the perfect spot for us. The staff was very friendly, the room was spotless (#20) and the location was perfect. The complimentary breakfast was delicious (coffee, juice, fruit, cereal, pancakes), and the pool was great for a refreshing dip after a long hot day at the beach. Walking distance to everything with lots of options on places to eat and bars to drink. We only stayed for 2 nights as we were backpacking our way to Montezuma, but it was a great stay. I would definetly recommend this hotel. The rooms are very spacious and every room has a huge balcony with chairs. Air conditioning and a ceiling fan. In Samara, it's by far the biggest bang for your buck. You won't be dissapointed.

Room Tip: We choose an upper room for the pool view. #20 right on the end.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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DorisPeart, Front Office Manager at Hotel Samara Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2014

Dear Mr.Young,

thank you for your kind review, I'm really happy to read that you've loved your stay with us.

I look forward welcoming you at the hotel and in Costa Rica

Best regards

Martina Sacchi

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Reviewed 25 February 2014

I walked around town for 2 days prior to my girlfriend coming into town, and I can say without a doubt that the Hotel Samara Beach had the best balance of beautiful good energy room with good prices in the perfect location right near restaurants and the beach...plus we got breakfast! One of the employees Julio who greeted me, was extremely helpful and friendly and made this an easy decision. I would recommend this hotel to anybody! This is coming from a person who visited 80% of the accommodations in person before deciding on this spot...so mark my words. IN-JOY!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Karuna333
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DorisPeart, Front Office Manager at Hotel Samara Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2014

Dear Ms.Karuna,

Thank you so much for your beautiful review and for recommending the Samara Beach Hotel, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and will share your comments with all the staff.

I am hopeful to welcome you back soon.

Kind regards

Martina

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Ended up at this hotel due to reservation error made at our original hotel of choice....totally my fault. Upon entering the grounds we immediately noticed how well kept the landscaping was and how inviting the pool appeared. Then we entered our room. On the plus side, the hotel is centrally located in the village, the A/C worked very well and the beds were large. On the negative side was threadbare towels and bedding, floors that appeared so dirty and insect ridden that my wife would not walk the floors in bare feet. She even felt it necessary to wear sandals in the shower....it may have just appeared old and in need of a reno job, but everything seemed very dirty. Also disappointing was the free breakfast, which consisted of some fruit, coffee and some toast. Very difficult to accept such meager offerings as much more than a snack, let alone a satisfying breakfast. We certainly will not be back.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Wapikianimoosh
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DorisPeart, Front Office Manager at Hotel Samara Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2014

Dear Mr.Howard,

thank you for taking the time to share your comments, I am so sorry if your experience with us was not impeccable. Our hotel was built almost 20 years ago but we do our best to keep it modern and clean!
I sincerely hope to welcome you back in order to leave you with a better memory of our hotel.

Warmest regards,

Martina

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Reviewed 17 February 2014

Hotel Samara Beach offers the best overall bang for the buck in Samara. Located in the center of town just steps from stores restaurants and the beach, the hotel's unique layout of rooms overlooking a beautifully landscaped courtyard and sparkling pool makes this our favorite hotel not only in Samara but out of the many many beach places and towns we've stayed in Costa Rica. Plus they include a free breakfast with great coffee and deliver on the wifi in the room and across the property. Everyone of the staff was friendly and responsive. When we checked in our room did not have a fridge and within minutes of our mentioning this they delivered a fridge. We originally planned on staying just 3 nights but kept extending our stay and ended up staying for a week. We only left because we had to be in Coco Beach for a meeting. Again, we cannot overstate what a pleasure it was staying here and how easy and convenient the location was to everything Samara offers

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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DorisPeart, Front Office Manager at Hotel Samara Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2014

Dear Sirs,

thank you for your comments, we're so happy you've enjoyed your stay here and all the benefits of our hotel. We do our best every day to exceed the expectations of our customer

Looking forward welcoming you at our property

Kind regards

Martina Sacchi

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Reviewed 16 February 2014

The hotel is reasonably situated in the small cosy village. Personnel was nice. Setup was well made. Problem was that it was technically outdated. During the evening the dirt water from the room above came down into our bathroom! Also the water of the sink poured out on the bathroom floor! Breakfast was ok. Swimming pool nice.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Theo V
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DorisPeart, Front Office Manager at Hotel Samara Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2014

Dear Mr.Theo,

Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback on TripAdvisor.
I am sorry about your latest experience at the Samara Beach and please be assured that this is certainly not representative of our hotel.
I apologize if you had problem with the bathroom, I know our staff offered you immediatly another room and it seems that behind this event you've enjoyed the rest of your stay with us.

looking forward to welcome you back at our hotel

Best regards

Martina Sacchi

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Reviewed 25 January 2014

This is a great spot. Have been here before. New AC units rock, staff super friendly and accommodating, pool refreshing after being hot in the sun. Really convenient to beach 1 block away. Zanate birds sing in trees, iguanas traipse across lawn, butterflies everywhere. Can hear howler monkeys some mornings. Palm trees in flower, bird nest in trellis near pool. Lovely, sweet spot. Beds comfy, rooms on second floor big, plenty of room for 4 people to sleep comfortably, and real hot water shower! Guard 24/7. Across street from shops, restaurants yet backyard area has private feel. Balcony great place to relax. Fresh fruit, pancakes standard breakfast fare. This is a great deal for the price, in an increasingly expensive town.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank Anita G
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DorisPeart, Manager at Hotel Samara Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2014

Dear Mrs Anita,
thank you so much for this lovely review!
I am glad that you loved your accommodation with us, We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Warm regards

Doris Peart

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Reviewed 25 August 2013

I stayed here for one night during a ´work trip´ trough the country. I work for a travel agency so I have seen quite a lot of different hotels. This was one of the reasons also to come down to Samara. My first night was assigned in this hotel and I was pleasantly surprised!
It is clearly not an upscale hotel, but perfect for budget travelers. It has everything you need:
clean room, private bathroom with hot shower, I had room 2 with king size comfortable bed, little fridge, safety box and closet.
Also the hotel has a little swimming pool and restaurant where they serve CONTINENTAL breakfast. This means some toast, eggs, fruits, tea and coffee. Nothing fancy but just fine!
The hotel is located in the mean street just 1 minute walk from the beach. For the price I am very surprised this hotel does not have better ratings. I would definitely recommend this to my budget travel clients.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Address: Main Street, Next to Alamo Rent A Car, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 16 Hotels in Playa Samara
Price Range: £54 - £90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Samara Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Samara Beach Hotel is located just 50 meters from the beach, on the Main Street of Playa Samara. Our Hotel is decorated in a tropical style with a Garden with unbelievable blooming flora everywhere and swimming pool where YOU CAN RELAX AND ENJOY A PEACEFUL ATMOSPHERE. Our Hotel has 20 spacious rooms, everyone equipped with a private bathroom with hot water, air conditioning, king size bed and one double bed, TV, mini-refrigerator, security box and balcony overlooking our garden and pool. For those arriving by car, vehicles can be left in our private secure parking lot. THE BREAKFAST IS INCLUDED IN THE RATE and it is served in a typical "Rancho" SURROUNDED WITH A RICH AND VIBRANT VEGETATION full of flowers, plants, and unexpected surprises. SAMARA BEACH HOTEL's wonderful location offers our guests RICHNESS AND COMFORT. Our friendly staff will help and assist you in organizing a wonderful holiday in Samara. Guided tours available for those who wish to truly immerse themselves in this BEAUTIFUL PARADISE. For those looking for adventure we offer horseback riding, boat tour, diving, canopy, kayak tours, surfing, sport fishing, turtle tours, and more. We also offer transportation and assistance. We are very close to bus stop; taxi service is available from Liberia Airport (2 hours away) or from San Jose Airport (4 hours away). Bus service is available from San Jose (get off at in the center of town), and Nosara Airport (1 hour a half away) offers domestic flights to and from San Jose Airport. Our Hotel is the perfect place for replenish yourself with the positive sensation of this enchanting atmosphere. ... more   less 
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