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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights for our honeymoon. I cannot say enough good things about this place. It's a nice little place with a pool in the middle and great owners who are nice and care about their guests. The optional breakfast is great for only $9pp and an honesty bar which is nice if you don't want to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We stayed at Samara Palm Lodge for a week and enjoyed it very much. Clean, comfortable, nice pool and common area, and helpful owners. Good price too. As others have said, there is some street noise from the motorcycles, but it did not bother us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Brigitte and Lothar run this very charming little hotel. Being the owners they really take care about their little gem. Every detail is neat and nicely decorated, spotless clean etc. etc. So they create a personal atmosphere where you not only feel welcome but home away from home! I was lucky enough to stay now for a second time at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Not at the fault of the airline, our luggage did not arrive with us. Due to traffic control issues in Panama, we barely made it to our connecting flight. We had to stand in line at the airport in Liberia to lodge our lost baggage claim. The line moved very slowly. As more time passed, I began to feel nervous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is quite possibly the best pace I have ever stayed. The rooms are wonderful and are extremely well kept and clean. The grounds are immaculate and well appointed. The whole ambiance of the place is fabulous. The owners Lothar and Brigitte are the ultimate hosts and make your stay amazing with their attention and conversation. The airline lost my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Great little hotel in Samara. 8 min walk to the beach. The owners are very helpful and happy to help you around town. The property is kept up very well. Only con is that the motorbikes and howler monkeys outside can be a little loud some times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

A great place to enjoy all that Samara has to offer, but also to just enjoy on it's own. Brigitte and Lothar are very friendly and accommodating. The property is impeccably clean as it seems to be tended to constantly. There are only 8 rooms for rent, all-but-guaranteeing a quiet stay. The rooms themselves are spacious but sparse (no desk,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Of all the places we stayed in Samara, this one is by far the best. The owners are helpful and friendly, the place is very clean and nicely decorated. I can't say enough good things about this place. We had stayed at two equally priced places the days before and were THRILLED to find a place where the a/c works... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Warm welcome from the owners who were most helpful on what Samara had to offer. 8 spacious rooms very clean and well maintained with quirky decor all centred the pool which had a beautiful tropical garden. Definitely the place to stay in Samara.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Very nice lodge in Samara. Small and cosy, and other than some other places we had a look at it has a great atmosphere. The whole place is exceptionally clean and well maintained. The owners are very friendly, have a lot of tips for Samara and really make you feel welcome. Unfortunately, it is a bit loud, as it is... More 

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