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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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Toronto, Canada
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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My boyfriend and I had the worst experience at Guanamar Hotel, the staff was so bad, rooms dirty, pool dirty and their food was so bad to list a few. We made the decision to move to another hotel and found Hideway, we told them about all the bad experience we were having and they were the nicest people, they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We made a last minute decision to come to Samara a day earlier than planned, and so needed a place for just one night. After finding the Hideaway Hotel, we wished we could have stayed for longer! Martina and the staff ended up arranging tours for us even beyond the time we were staying there. They were extremely helpful. Additionally,... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Service, comfort, quiet and proximity to beach all get high marks in this boutique hotel. There are 12 rooms, 6 in each of the two small buildings in a well planted garden. Upper rooms have nice views of surrounding landscape although a couple of the lower rooms might be darker. The hotel is a 2 minute walk from the quiet... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We stayed at the Hideaway for an unexpected visit as we arrived in Samara early for our other accommodation. The staff were fabulous, so friendly and helpful, they came around daily to check in and see how you were doing, if you wanted any recommendations for things to do. The pool was beautiful and cool, great to lounge around in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have been to Costa Rica 4 times now and would rate The Hideaway among one of the nicest hotels in this area of the country. The rooms are large, clean, and quiet. The service and hospitality we received from Martina and her staff was personal, friendly and constant. The feel of the Hideaway is more like a B&B or... More 

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