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The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara

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on the road from Samara to Carrillo | 150 meters from the ICE Tower, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Me and my husband were on our honeymoon and started off in fortuna the volcanic region. We then drove to samara to the 'hideaway hotel' which was a lengthy journey but were greeted with smiles and helping hands for our luggage. We were offered beers to take down to the beach to watch the sunset and have a swim which... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hideaway Hotel is small but they deliver in a big way. We rented a beautiful house in North Guanacaste for a family reunion and decided to visit Samara to escape the reunion for a few days. We were so pleased with the beautiful little hotel with exceptional service we extended our stay. The hotel staff went out of their... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Utilized the tips of TripAdvisor to snag this gem. We stayed in the "honeymoon" suite (room 12) even though this is our 25th anniversary. On the south edge of Samara. Much quieter than along the center of the beach and about a 2-3 minute drive from Samara town. If you run, its about 30 seconds to the Pacific ocean of... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hideaway is a nice, homely hotel with beautiful gardens, spacious clean rooms, friendly crew, set up in the south part of Playa Sámara with a 5 minute walk to the beach. Breakfast is very tasty with different options to choose. Good option to be away from the busy town.

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Pleasanton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The name says it all: it's a hideaway, off the beaten path. The small, lovely hotel is located down a secluded road, just a few minutes' walk from a quiet end of Samara beach. My 8-year-old son, who has traveled to three continents in his lifetime, declares this to be in his top three favorites worldwide. Martina, the hotel manager,... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by far the best hotel I've stayed at. Cannot say enough great things about the staff and resort, just terrific. It's only about a one min. walk to the beach from your room, very cozy place! Thanks again!

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Carrollton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hideaway Hotel is literally my favorite hideaway in Samara. I lived in town for 18 months, and when family came to visit, we would all slip away to this perfect hotel. They restaurant serves amazing breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. They are known for their guacamole and homemade ice cream flavors that are absolutely delicious!

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Monreal, Manager at The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara, responded to this review

It gives us great pleasure to know that we were your favorite hotel in Samara! Thank you for your kind comments regarding our restaurant and our homemade ice creams. We'll be glad to welcome you again during your next trip to this beautiful village! Martina Sacchi More 

Boulder
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean,quiet and welcoming. Very nice meals,swimming pool and Air Conditioning available in the rooms (if desired). Beach access is close by,and it is a beautiful beach. Walking to town is easy along the beach as long as you watch the tide, or it is a reasonable taxi back to the hotel. Very accommodating staff!!

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Monreal, Manager at The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your nice review! We are delighted you have enjoy so many things of our hotel and hope to see you again the next time you are in Costa Rica! Martina Sacchi More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Hideaway Hotel for 5 nights in the penthouse in the main building. The Hideaway is a small hotel with well maintained rooms and lovely grounds and the most wonderful staff. The location is at the far end of Playa Samara and just a two minute walk to the beach (yes we timed it). At night we... More 

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Monreal, Manager at The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara, responded to this review

Dear Tracy&Jeff, Thank you so much for your lovely review on the Hideaway! I am extremely pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you found our hotel and especially our Penthouse lovely. I will make sure to also pass your compliments to all the team. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon Warmest regards, Martina Sacchi More 

Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights June 10&11. Had a fantastic time. My girlfriend and I arrived in Samara with no reservations and drove around the town, and no hotels looked appealing. So we followed the signs to The Hideaway. Its a few km's out of town. About a 5 min drive. But well worth it! Right from the arrival we... More 

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