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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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  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a small boutique hotel. The manager (Martina) is lovely and the staff are all very friendly and great. The food is nice and reasonably priced. While the place is small the rooms and grounds are nice and well kept. We had the penthouse suite which was perfect for six guests and other friends to come together who were... More 

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charleston, sc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just a wonderfully run hotel. We received what we think is the best service we have ever had at a hotel. They gave us wonderful recommendations for things to do. The room was spotless, the food was great. The staff at this hotel is absolutely wonderful. We couldn't have been any happier with our stay. We saw Howler monkeys every... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say, we was left feeling like one of the family due to their customer service. I could not get enough of the welcoming and positive staff that reflected they enjoy working at the hotel. When staff embrace this, you know the management look after their staff and that is nice to see. The room was ok, we... More 

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Oudenburg, Belgium
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly reception, great looks, very spacious rooms. A little out of center but very good end of our roundtrip through CR. Unfortunately no breakfast buffet , hou have to give your choice of order. A real fruit juice- smoothie would have made it excellent. Cocktails very good, food with an Italian inspiration perfect! Rooms almost suites!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a room at the back and never heard a noise one. I do believe the entire property is quiet. Just a short walk to the beach , At the beach you have an excellent view of the sunset if desired. A very interesting small town is very close to the hotel.

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Mill Valley, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's true what the other travelers say about this very sweet hotel. The staff is, without exception, friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. We had two rooms for six nights (one for me and one downstairs for my two teenage boys). Rooms are all meticulously clean and everything works well, including the much appreciated air conditioners. Rooms are situated to maximize... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The name says it all. Needed a break from noisey SanJose so followed fellow TA recommendations to Playa Samara and The Hideaway. Nice, clean, boutique style hotel with a great location near the beach but surrounded by Mango trees (howler monkeys) and other nature. The food is excellent. The grilled Dorado (Mahi) is the best I've ever eaten, especially with... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful staff,walking distance to the beach,large,comfortable rooms all of which attracts interesting and well travelled fellow guests.A place to relax, and an environment leading to potential lasting friendships Highly recommended!!!

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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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