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Hotel Sol Samara

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Ranked #7 of 15 hotels in Playa Samara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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7 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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66 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Stated for one night. Location is a bit "out of the way" surrounded by some ramshackle properties and a drive away from the better beaches and the town. However room was clean and comfortable. Pool area is small and tired and chairs needed a clean. Breakfast options were pretty good. Average alue for the price

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

My husband and I decided to use Hotel Sol Samara for our wedding reception in April. Most of our guests stayed there as well. The staff catered to their needs and made sure everyone was happy. The staff also helped organized dinners for them and set up their own tables. It was a perfect place, surrounded by trees and other... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Last summer I stayed at hotel Sol Samara with a group of 20 people. The staff of the hotel is superfriendly and helpfull. They brought some of their chairs by car to the beautifull beach ´Playa Carrillo´. Because it was our last night of the trip they helped me organise a farewell dinner: they made big barbeque with a campfire... More

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Belchertown, Massachusetts
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

IT is a couple of miles south of Samara-a quick ride and a half hour walk. We were there in April and it was pretty hot-too hot to walk except really early in the morning. It is a working beach not a tourist beach. Swimming was better at Carillo beach which is a couple of miles further south. A really... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

My husband and I travelled here to attend a wedding. Most of the guests were part of the wedding group so it became a wonderful spot to enjoy the festivities. The staff were amazing and so invested in making our stay as pleasant as possible. The rooms were clean and comfortable; the grounds well kept and the food was delicious.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We chose this hotel based on the many excellent reviews and very few poor reviews, so I feel that I need to provide some perspective. The good: the property itself is very nice, room very clean and air conditioned. Staff seemed nice and there is a charming outdoor eating area for the breakfast that is included. The bad: it's a... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

The last leg of our trip took us to Sámara on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. We had reservations at Hotel Sol Sámara so we were looking forward to being near the beach. So far, Gate1 Travel had done a great job of providing hotel recommendations. Hotel Sol Sámara would be no exception!!! Quite location, spacious and up-to-date rooms,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Guanacaste was the last stop on a recent trip to Costa Rica and Sol Samara served as home base for 3 nights. It is incredibly convenient to everything... short walk to the beach, short drive to the action. The breakfasts were delicious (especially the home-made fruit smoothies!). Instead of room numbers, they had images... very quaint. Rooms were spacious, comfortable,... 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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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Samara #7 Family Hotel in Playa Samara #9 Romantic Hotel in Playa Samara
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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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