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The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara

on the road from Samara to Carrillo | 150 meters from the ICE Tower, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful experience. Martina and Brian made our stay so easy. They gave us advise on great restaurants and fun things to do,and even made us amazing mango margaritas. The room had a comfortable big bed and very clean. The main beach was a bit of a walk (20-40 min) but very beautiful beach walk. There was also a closer beach... More

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great stay here. The location, south of Samara beach and away from any crowds was wonderful. The facility was first rate, clean and very comfortable. The meals prepared on site were fantastic - great chocolate milk shakes! The pool and grounds are very nice, relaxing - it is a small hotel with large hotel amenities. The staff was... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a great stay around Arenal, we made our way to the Hideaway and Samara Beach. The Hideaway is a little gem of a hotel about a one minute walk from the beach. While I was initially disappointed with the actual beach, Martina quickly allayed any concerns by telling us about the other beaches, as well as all of the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I picked this hotel after seeing the reviews on tripadvisor. I wanted a romantic getaway. Overall, the hotel did not disappoint. My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our stay and would return. When we checked in we were the only guests for two days!!! What a great feeling to be catered too and we had the entire hotel staff to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading all of the wonderful reviews on Trip Advisor I decided to book 4 nights at the Hideaway. Although the grounds and pool area were beautiful and well maintained our room was a bit dated, I am not sure how the Hideaway is rated #1 in Samara. The breakfast was good and we did eat one dinner there which... More

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

Thanks for the feedback. We’re glad that you enjoyed the homemade ice-cream & brownies so much. Doug & I developed those recipes, and trained our staff to make them, so you did encounter us through the tasty desserts. We are spending some time with our families in the United States---can’t be in two places at once! Martina is a wonderful... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We found the rooms to be quite spacious with large well lit bathroom and were clean, although there was a faint disagreeable odor our first day (time to change brands of bathroom cleaning solution?). The large porch/deck for each room is a nice touch and was a comfortable place to hang out and watch the monkeys and birds in the... More

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Long Grove, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Found this place on the internet, and it was very nice. It's a little hard to find, as it's not in the main strip of Samara. Very beautiful surroundings, the grounds were so pretty. The owners were great, we had fun talking with them. The pool area was just enough, and the walk to the beach was close (but the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My wife and I stayed four days at this wonderful property with beautiful landscaping and a relaxing pool with two beaches a short walk away. Doug and Rosie were fantastic hosts and owners. Breakfast was a treat and diner superb. The grounds and room were gorgeous and immaculate. Every one of their staff was friendly, helpful and kind. We will... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We booked this hotel after reading some of the reviews and seeing that it was #1 on Tripadvisor. I hate to say this, but I really don't know how is hotel is a #1 hotel. The was the last stop on our honeymoon, and maybe it was just because the first 2 places we stayed were so unique and had... More

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

We're glad that you found our rooms to be "very nice & comfortable, and the grounds well-maintained". You are right in that the hotel is designed for American comforts. So many hotels in Costa Rica are rustic, and we decided to build a more comfortable property with better amenities. I think that we are very clear in our information describing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stayed at Hideaway Hotel from July 8 - 11. We only intended on staying two nights, but Doug and Rosie were such fantastic hosts and owners, that we stayed an extra day. The property is gorgeous and immaculate. Every one of their crew could not have been more helpful and kind. The property is a short walk to beautiful... More

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Address: on the road from Samara to Carrillo | 150 meters from the ICE Tower, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Playa Samara #1 Family Hotel in Playa Samara
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At The Hideaway you will enjoy the privacy of our exclusive location on Samara Beach in Costa Rica.We offer 12 hotel rooms and a Penthouse suite with 3 bedrooms. The Hideaway appeals to travelers looking for a luxury hotel, who appreciate extra amenities. Our quiet location close to Samara & Carrillo offers relaxation and privacy, plus easy access to exciting activities. Our boutique hotel on Samara Beach is uniquely situated on a one-acre private lot, approximately 1-minute's stroll to the ocean. ... more   less 
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