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Casa Valeria

Samara Main Street | 200 Est From the Police Station on the Main Street, Nicoya, Costa Rica
Casa Valeria
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

This place has so much potential. Great location, probably best in Playa Samara. The rooms are low cost but they could use the slightest updates to make this place great overall. If you can't stand heat without AC definitely don't stay here, there are fans but very hot. It is good place for how cheap it is. Mostly recommend this... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Casa Valeria is so convenient, right on the beach, across the street from both a regular market and a little further is the organic market. The shower was great, our best so far in CR. There is a kitchen, and a friendly feeling. The family that runs it and lives there is busy but available. The hammocks are great. Playa... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were disappointed upon arrival at Casa Valeria. We had received a recommendation, and had read good reviews prior to arrival. After having spent two weeks in Costa Rica, at hostels, hotels, and small inns, we we found the front desk staff person to be very unwelcoming. Mostly, he seemed indifferent, and as if our being there diverted his attention... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We had bungalow 6 right on the beach and next to the surf school, and loved it! Very simple accommodations, but what else do you need on the beach?! Alejandra and the staff were so nice and friendly. Hammocks right outside, lots of palm tree shade, and if you're lucky, Francisco will swing by and climb a tree and get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Vert good location. It's Wright on the beach, close to thé centre of the town. Y ou can get a bungalow on the beach; rooms are rustic but functional. There is a share kitchen for basic cooking. Not to expansive Be careful and don,t le ave anything on the beach. Lot of Thiers and I got things stolen even in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I loved to stay by casa Valeria. This is simple but very very clean, right on the beach wich is very rare in Costa Rica. As the food in this country is in my opinion very bad i was so happy to use the commun kitchen where everything is available to prépare meal. The beach is nice - not exceptional... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We just spent two weeks in samara and absolutely love the laid back village atmosphere and friendly people. We stayed in a bungalow only steps from the beach and loved the location. The owners are so friendly and it is a family owned business and they are all very nice and fun people to chat to each day. Their are... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I spent 2 nights here, and like it a lot. To start, it is right on the beach, and falling asleep with the sound of the waves is priceless. They have a nice space with hammocks, free coffee all day and the staff (who seems to be a local family) is really nice and chill. Rooms vary in size, some... More 

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Crystal Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Samara beach is absolutly the most enjoyable beach I have experienced to date.Soft sand gentle surf and warm water.The town has all the amenities with no macs ,tims ,or chain restaurants.The hotel is simple not fancy a little dated but a great deal.My standards are not high but I do insist on clean!Step out your door and you are on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Loved the location on the beach and that everything was close. The bars and restaurants were nice and close and good prices. Would be even better if they had a restaurant or at least a lounge. Make sure you request a room with air conditioning or else you won't be sleeping very well. Management was helpful.

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