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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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Grecia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hideaway is a small, boutique hotel - only 12 rooms - so the owners - who were there during part of our stay - and Martina, the manager, really provide hands-on attention to their visitors. Actually, the entire staff was friendly, helpful and professional. The accommodations are quite wonderful. Our room was on the second floor of one of... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at Hideaway for 10 nights in mid April, 2015, at the beginning of low season but prior to the rainy season. It was hot and dry. The hotel is about 100 m from the east end of Playa Samara and in a quiet location. It is also close distance to Playa Carillo, a must-visit beach.... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Hideaway is a quiet boutique hotel away from the busy village, has a nice garden and pool setting and spacious well pointed rooms. Staff is very friendly. The beach in walking distance offers beautiful sunsets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

In over 20 years of travelling to Costa Rica, this was our first time visiting Samara. We had a lovely stay at The Hideaway for 8 nights at the end of February 2015. It is a true gem tucked into a natural and calm setting. The rooms are clean, spacious and very comfortable. The grounds are lush and well-designed. Loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Everything about our stay was wonderful! We had two adults and two children and rented the Penthouse Suite and had tons of room to spread out. The location is steps away from Samara Beach (beautiful sunsets) and a very short walk to Carrillo beach. Close to town but far enough removed that it's peaceful and quiet and relaxing. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We spent a week at the Hideaway in early August 2014. We were most impressed by the staff, especially Martina. She was both very friendly and very professional and was able to provide valuable information about services in Samara, about restaurants with most delicious food and also about beaches and day trips. We greatly enjoyed the river boat tour she... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had such a good time at the Hideaway - it was such a calm and relaxing place to stay, away from the noise of the town but conveniently located. Martina is awesome and gave us tips on where to go for the best beaches. We loved every minute in Samara and are planning to return!

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