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Hotel Belvedere - Playa Samara
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Playa Samara
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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

This hotel is clean, safe and very friendly. My husband, 2 year old daughter and I stayed here for 4 nights at the very beginning of our holiday. The pools are beautiful and very clean. The rooms are clean and spacious (we brought our daughter's crib and still felt like we had lots of room) The breakfast is delicious, nutritious and great portions. Lots of animals on the property... Iguanas and howler monkeys were common to see. The owners even had sand buckets for our daughter to borrow during our visit. It is only a short walk in to town and the beach. For the price you won't find a better deal in Samara. We feel the location is perfect for a beach holiday! We would absolutely come back to the Belvedere!

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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McAllen, Texas
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

I stayed here for 3 days at the end of my adventure vacation in Costa Rica. It actually looks nicer than the pictures. My room was clean and the Ac was cool. The Bathroom was clean. The pool and gardens are beautiful. The breakfast is prepared by the owners. You get fresh fruit, coffee fresh Squeezed juice and egg dish. It is just a 5 min walk to La Samara Beach and 10 min by scooter to Carrillo Beach. I would definitely stay here again. I am used to staying at 4 star hotels but this one give you the experience of living at the beach. There are just 21 rooms making for a quiet cozy experience. It is almost like a bed and breakfast with great breakfast.
I only have 2 CON's: 1. AC clan blow into your face, 2. Toilet is slow compared to what we are used to in the USA.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

My girlfriend and I spent our last three days in Costa Rica at Hotel Belvedere and it was a charming, local atmosphere. The staff kept our rooms very clean, the complimentary breakfast is tasty and cooked by the owners, and the landscaping (gardens, pool, decks and balconies) is tropical and gorgeous. The owners were kind accommodating and friendly. The best part was Sámara beach was only a 8-10 min walk from our room! Great price for what you get.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

I strongly recommend the Belvedere Hotel in Samara, Costa Rica. It is so wonderful. The main reason this place is very special: the owners' kindness and their general attention to detail. This is apparent in the rooms, the breakfast, the gardens of the hotel, and the clean pool. The rooms are very nice and homey and have lovely scented pine cones placed on the beds and tables. For breakfast each table receives a nice bread basket with jelly and butter and a bowl of fresh fruit. You then can order a delicious omelet, pinto gallo, cheese plate or many other delights. After the first day (we stayed for three nights) the owner remembered that my daughter liked hot chocolate, and she brought it to her every morning with her breakfast. The gardens are gorgeous and colorful, a miniature tropical paradise within a paradise. We saw several iguanas visiting. The pool was crisp, clear, and refreshing, especially after too much sun at the beach. Also we heard the howler monkeys most mornings and afternoons, but were not able to see them. Hopefully, if you visit you will see them. Hotel Belveder is not on the beach, but we never felt too faraway. Great place to stay in Samara.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

We had A very pleasant stay in this hotel. We had A very warm welcome and service was great. Our daughter forgot her little monkey she was very fond of and the owners found it and sent it all the way home. Great!

  • Stayed May 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

We spent 3 weeks in CR and stayed in 10 hotels that ranged from $50-$300/night and looking back can honestly say that Hotel Belvedere was one of our favourites. Definitely the best value. For a mid-range price we got great service and were very comfortable. The room was a nice big size, had a good bed, big shower, nice little extras like a fridge and coffee in room and thoughtful homey touches and decor.
The pool was clean and comfortable and perfect to soak in after a long day on the hot beach or at an excursion. The monkeys come right up to the pool just before sunset every day. It's pretty amazing and not something we saw at any other hotel or location. Honour bar system was a nice touch too. Breakfast is great and totally worth the money- tasty fresh fruit and great service. Loved that it was not directly in town and a little tucked away but a very short walk to all the restaurants and beach. We didn't have much interaction with the hosts/oweners but they were very nice when we did. The younger blonde girl who worked there was really sweet and gave good tips too. Most of the guests are German and everyone was very friendly.
Rent bikes and ride over to Carillo beach- it's the most amazing beach and hardly a soul on it. The ride has some pretty steep hills but is only about 20 minutes and a great way to see things.
Eat at the Soda down the street in the alley- the owners will know the one you mean. Excellent food - its where all the locals go!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

We had difficulty locating this hotel as the sign was blocked by tree branches hanging over it. This is a beautiful clean hotel in a tropical atmosphere. There were only two other guests checked in to the unit that we were in. Our room opened to a small but refreshing clean pool. Breakfast was served in the dining room in a building across the way. The food was great. From the hotel we could walk to the beach and restaurants in the town. We could only stay for one night was the hotel was booked up for the next night.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Belvedere - Playa Samara
Address: Playa Samara, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
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Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Playa Samara
#3 Family Hotel in Playa Samara
#4 Romantic Hotel in Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Belvedere - Playa Samara 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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