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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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Dublin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was probably the best value place we stayed in Costa Rica. Classy well maintained well designed cluster of three two storey buildings with rooms positioned for maximum privacy (and view of howler monkeys in the trees overhanging the room was nice). Very roomy, about 100m from the beach (which unlike many along the Pacific Coast was great for swimming),... More 

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maui, hawaii
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Doug the owner immediately made us feel at home at this stylish and comfortable resort near Samara Beach. He recommended great (local insider) info on things to see and do in the area. The room was private, huge and relaxing. This is a great spot for lounging by the pool or having freshly caught seafood dinner. I would recommend having... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were not fortunate to have found this place prior to our booking, but, we were blessed to have met the owner and new found friend, Doug Ancel. He assisted us on booking our tour with Samara Trails and Alvaro, turning us on to many gems in Samara, as well as being our information center for the how's, where's and... More 

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Grecia, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just returned from a 3 night trip to the Hideaway. We live in Costa Rica and travel allot, this is one of the best hotel in its class we stayed in. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable and everything in it is working. The hotel has a nice, clean pool with lawn chairs actually in good condition, the... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful tropical getaway with exquisite food and cloud like beds. The staff is very hospitable and ready to cater to your every need. Try their tuna burger. it is an amazing slab of fresh tuna, perfectly cooked and presented on a bun with avocado and crispy fries.' The tropical atmosphere is complete with iguanas and howler monkeys. i am... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fiancé and I just spent 4 days and 4 nights in Samara at The Hideaway Hotel and had an absolute blast. The staff is amazing!! Shout out to Loida one of their staff members - she was so incredibly sweet and knowledgeable of the area. We really enjoyed her. The rooms were clean and spacious, pool was great, and... More 

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Grecia, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Delightful, small hotel. Only 12 rooms with a very nice small pool in the center of the property. It is not on the beach, but the walk to the beach takes less than 2 minutes down the road infront of the hotel. The rooms are comfortable, well appointed with a small refrigerator, tv and seating areas both inside and on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We wanted to take a back road that meant a river crossing and when we asked at breakfast the server said she would call a friend who lived in the area and let us know about the conditions. We were able to safely cross and save time going to our destination. (Many thanks) Also, upon arrival we were told when... More 

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

Hello Vikki-- Thank you for taking the time to comment on your experience at our hotel. As the owners, my husband and I are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and that our staff did those extra little things that enhanced your vacation. Thanks again for letting us know! More 

Heredia, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Great place to have a good rest, and visit beautifull beaches. I recommend the place, the hotel and its staff. It feels like home, quiet and comfortable. Easy to find and very close to other interesting places to visit. If you visit this place, I'm sure you will enjoy it.

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