We stayed during the third week of May, and felt that we picked the best hotel in Samara. It is right on the beach, and landscaped so that you can either sit in the shaded area of the grounds, or move the chairs about 3 feet to sit in the sun right on the beach. Samara is a beautiful beach, and the whole area was not very crowded since it is the "green season", but it really only rained at night. The service was excellent and the owners friendly and helpful in arranging transportation and pedicures. The rooms are well laid out, and have good showers, and the ocean breezes and fans keep it very comfortable. Our adult daughter was with us, and the two-rooms and whole outdoors were a perfect setup. We ate mangos that fell from the trees outside our door. It is an easy 10-15 minute walk on the beach to the town with all the restaurants, but there is a restaurant/bar 2 doors down, and a small but well stocked store just down the block. We did not need a car at all. We would definitely stay here again. FYI, there is a comfortable greyhound style bus that goes directly between Samara and San Jose for only about $8.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Six time winner of the Traveller's Choice Award for 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2009! Thank you to all of our wonderful guests. We are a small (6 rooms), beach-front hotel just footsteps from the ocean. Our rooms are clean, colorful and comfortable. We are NOT an all-inclusive, luxury resort. More like your place at the beach, but with someone else doing the daily cleaning, changing the linens and yard work. The rooms are in a semi-circle and face the pool, gardens and the ocean. (see photos) Great way to meet new people and exchange information and stories. We have been here 17 years managing our "little piece of paradise". Our front yard is sand with ranchos and palm trees for plenty of shade. Hammocks, sunbeds, small pool, gardens and BBQ complete our front yard. All of our rooms have fully equipped kitchens with separate bedroom. The deluxe room has AC & widescreen TV. Standard rooms have upper and lower screened windows and two ceiling fans. Our neighborhood has a small grocery store & fish market, along with local deliveries of fruits and fresh ceviche. An enjoyable 15 minute walk to Samara Central. Most of our guests return or have been recommend by friends. Thank you for considering our special place by the sea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fenix Hotel Playa Samara
- Fenix Hotel - On The Beach Costa Rica/Playa Samara