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Locanda Samara

300 mts oeste de el correo, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I have read a few of the previous reviews and I agree with parts of all of them. We really just wanted somewhere close to the beach with good facilities (food/bar service, chairs/beds with shade ) and we got all of this in a beautiful setting. I had made inquiries at a number of places prior to arrival, but the... More 

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Playa Conchal, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We really chose this spot for the beach restaurant which is IMO really special - in terms of furnishings, design and location rather than the food. On our visit there was also another large group dining which I thought was the reason for the inattentive service and lack of menu items available, but from reading through other reviews this would... More 

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Noosa Heads
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103 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

OK I have to agree with some previous reviews that the rooms are not the best! But the location is superb and the restaurant area is amazing. Comfy beds to lie at the beach too ! The room was certainly on the basic side and it was noisy and the fan not that great. But how much time do you... More 

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Nieuw-Vennep, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here two night, without a reservation. On the positive side, it's practically on the beach, rooms are big, you can walk around samara easily from here. Negative: it's very noisy, there is a bar next door, all the rooms lookout onto the parking lot, the rooms are extremely basic, even an extra towel (in a room for 3 they... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We reserved a room here 3 weeks before arriving. Upon arrival they had already sold our room to someone else, gave us a bogus response about not calling before 12:00PM to re-confirm on the day of our booking. Guess we made the mistake of coming back the next day. The rooms are not on the beach at all, rather in... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The room was tidy, the shower worked and the linens were clean. The location is great to give you access to the town, the beach and the two beach bars within the complex. You get what you pay for and at 35 a night I was not complaining. When I reserved room last minute they scratched my first name down... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Ended up staying here for one night after deciding to spend a bit more time in Samara. Very inexpensive at $60.00/night. The room was very small and one had to step into the shower to open the bathroom door to get out. The bed was a double, so if you are used to sleeping in a Queen or larger, this... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Bad experience in an ugly, unanattended and unfriendly place, where there is no power in the electric outlets, no light in the front porch and in the half of the room, the bathroom door falling apart and an unbearable hot in cell like room because there is only one malfunctioning ceiling fan. I do not recommend this place to anyone,... More 

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New York
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

The good reviews must come from the owner's friends or drunk customers! We booked two nights at this place and left two hours later. The owner of this place is arrogant, nasty and the service so bad we were sorry we booked nights. The lights in the place were on and off as soon as we arrived and the owner... More 

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Scheyern
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I have been in this Hotel for two nights. The rooms are ok, but not special. Cold water, no AC, smelling towels. And a dog that barks troughout the night as well as a very noisy bar nextdoor. All in all not the best option in Samara.

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