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Hotel Sol Samara

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Ranked #9 of 15 hotels in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Saurav G Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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St. Francis
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Nampa, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We loved staying here. It is a ways away from the town action. True, there is a short (about 3 minutes) walk to the Samara beach and one must pass a few local houses in disrepair, but the next door property (a large resort development) actually extends from the beach deeper than Sol Samara does. So, some of those staying... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Our room was small, beds are firm, some people like firm so maybe that's good. Food ok in the restaurant, pancakes is the best choice or fruit plate. 5 minute walk to the beach, from the beach 30- 45 minute walk to town central (FYI, bring a flash light and find a marker you can see at night if you... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Overview: Food - pretty good, reasonably priced Rooms - very nice, clean, bright, little in the way of privacy Location - Way off the beaten path, but near a great low-key beach, you'll need to drive about 10 minutes to Samara Service - better than average. Nice place to stay, more suited to families in my opinion

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Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The hotel was very nice. Big and well equipped rooms, and decent breakfast. Service was excellent as well. The only negative was the location. It's not in the center of Playa Samara, and to go there, you definitely need to take the car. Also to go to the beach you need the car, unless you want to walk through a... More

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San Diego, California
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

A couple of miles outside of town, at the end of a muddy road surrounded by local family houses and a few dogs! The actual hotel is great. Nice , clean, comfortable rooms with AC. No storage space and the pool is funky and tiny. However this is a small tourist level hotel and the staff are very friendly and... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Sol Samara

Address: Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 15 hotels in Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sol Samara 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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