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Hotel Sol Samara

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Encouraged by TripAdvisor reviews of Hotel Sol Sámara, we tried to make a reservation with them. The man who answered my call -- Leo -- didn't seem too cordial or interested, but still was formal and answered all my questions. When I asked him to help me decide on the best weekend for us to visit by sharing his experience... More

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Dear Customer, thank you for your interest in our Hotel Sol Samara and thanks for your time bringing this comment to our attention. Leo and all of us sincerely apologize for giving this impression, since supporting our guest in every possible way and always provide the extra mile is our philosophy and what our reputation has being built on. Unfortunately... More

Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We spent three days at Sol Samara and we had an amazing time. They have about 6 people working at this hotel and they all help with the cooking, room service, and the maintenance. Everything is clean and anything you need they will get it for you. The beach is just a few minutes away and you can purchase fresh... More

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Panama City, Panama
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great hotel, small, cozy, very clean and most relevant service and the personal attention. My wife and I stayed 2 nights and wanted to rest and try the costarican food and we did it at Sol Samara. We enjoyed great weather even though it is winter in Costa Rica;we enjoyed the beach juts 3 minutes from the hotel. We used... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Went to Costa Rica at the beginning of May. Staying at this Hotel was a delightful experience! It was within walking distance of of the beach and the staff was incredibly helpful. Leo the front desk guy not only gave us great recommendations to restaurants but he even managed to help us recover my cellphone after I accidentally left it... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Last week, I got married in Costa Rica and sol samara was the hotel that we stayed at for the 3 nights that we were at the beach. We chose the hotel because it was the closest to the beach without being out of our price range. I must say, that sol samara was the best hotel that we stayed... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This hotel was decent and would have been a fine choice if it was located closer to the beach in Samara. It is not. It is a 10 minute drive to Playa Samara, and a five-minute drive to Playa Carrillo. The only beach that is walking distance is a very lousy stretch of beach with fishing boats coming and going.... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We stayed at this hotel as a last minute arrangement. Luckily they had vacancy. This lovely hotel is just a 5 minute walk to beautiful Playa Samara. The front desk staff was friendly and helpful and gave us advice on where to go to see turtles nesting as it happened to be just at the end of the season (which... More

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Palm Springs, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Hotel was difficult to find because there is only a small sign at the end of the street and once you drive down the street, you have to look and look and look for it. Once you get there, it is a very nice place to stay. The rooms are clean, the food is excellent, and the staff is very... More

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St. Andrews, Canada
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We were very pleased with our recent one-week stay at Hotel Sol Samara. After a lengthy and tiring day of air travel and connections, we arrived at Liberia Airport. Because we did not pre-arrange transportation, and it wasn't included in our booking, we had to find a way to get to the hotel, which was roughly 2½ hours away. One... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We were not originally booked for this hotel - the Villas Playa Samara next door was overbooked so they sent us here. We were not happy with this initially because the Villas appears much nicer and is directly on the beach with the big pool, etc. But this turned out to be a gem. We were put into the 'Pura... More

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Address: Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sol Samara 3*
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Hotel Sol Samara is located within walking distance of Playa Sámara and very close to Puerto Carrillo Beach, two of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica and Central America, according to expert travel critics such as Trip Advisor.You will be greeted at our hotel with authentic Costa Rican charm and courteous service, making you feel at home from the moment of your arrival. Hotel Sol Samara offers within its facilities an open air lobby cafe/lounge, a restaurant specializing in fresh seafood and a pool. Rooms offer new features such as flat screen TVs, telephones and air-conditioning, all of which can be left behind at your choice to fade into the relaxing tropical paradise Samara Beach.From the hotel, you can enjoy unforgettable tours and guided activities such as kayaking and snorkeling trips to Isla Chora, turtle observation tours to Playa Camaronal or Ostional National Park, tours to Palo Verde, guided trips to the Barra Honda Caverns, Dolphin watching tours, bird watching tours on bike, tours with the crocodiles and many adventure activities like the fun banana boat ride and the innovative Stand up and Paddle in Playa Sámara. You can simply relax in our facilities or explore this vast beach and enjoy the extraordinary sunsets of Playa Sámara, participate in the traditions and culture of the Sámara community and surrounding villages as well as the colonial city of Nicoya. Observe and share experiences with local families and learn about artisan lobster fishing. ... more   less 
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