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Samara Palm Lodge

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250 mts del Banco Nacional oeste | Rio Lagarto, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
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Vancouver Island, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Samara Palm Lodge exceeded all our expectations and we would happily go back. Brigit & Lothar made us feel welcome right from the first email contact, with helpful advice on travel arrangements, and it just continued after we arrived. The location of the hotel, which was a big concern before we arrived, is ideal. It is far enough from the... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely hotel located 7-8 minutes from the beach. Samara is very small and this is on the outskirts, making it very quiet and calm. But it is only a few minutes walk to get into "central" Samara. The owners were very helpful in suggesting activities, and also told us if certain tours were good or not. Great rooms, and a... More 

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Eastern Norway, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

From the minute I arrived until I left, Lothar was there to help with whatever I wondered about. He knows all about which restaurants to go too, both for dinner and at the beach. This is beautiful little hotel with just a short walk down to the beach. Breakfast was great with good bread, eggs, cheese, ham and tropical fruits.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

So enjoyed my week long stay here. The owners are wonderful and extremely helpful. The grounds were lovely. It was just out of town enough to give you some peace and quiet and you could still walk into town,into the woods or to the beach very easily. There were lovely touches with house keeping putting sweetly placed shells or flowers... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights and really enjoyed it. Lovely rooms in a garden setting with a welcoming pool. Good breakfast available as an extra and well worth having. Easy walk into the town and to the beach. Lovely hosts very welcoming. Best place to stay in Samara.

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Inuvik, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We were in Samara for just one night. This was a beautiful little hotel, a bit off the beaten path (ie. not right downtown, but not far). It was very nicely done, and there were special touches made by the proprietors like fresh flowers around the room and on the bed. I loved the idea of the Honesty Bar although... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

I was here for one night, and had a wonderful, relaxing stay. The grounds and decor are beautiful, and the room was spotless. The pool was just a few steps away from our door. Unlike other posts, I didn't hear any traffic noise at all. The owners were very helpful. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at Samara Palm Lodge. Brigitte and Lothar are wonderful hosts and nothing is too big an ask. The lodging itself is spacious and the pool area is a lovely retreat during the middle of the day when you want to escape the heat for a couple of hours. The honesty bar is a nice touch... More 

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Meaford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We needed a place for one night before moving into our monthly house rental. We stayed at Sarama Palm and we were delighted with the accommodation. The hotel is friendly, clean and the pool was an added treat. We would definitely recommend this hotel.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had to go back to Playa Samara after such a wonderful stay at the Samara Palm Lodge last year. Last time we had planned a few days and ended up staying longer. This time was for 6 nights to soak up the sun and completely relax at Samara Palm. As numerous other TA members have commented, the dedication and... More 

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