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Hotel Samara Inn

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500 metros oeste Banco Nacional, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
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Ranked #9 of 15 Hotels in Playa Samara
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a new hotel, with lovely pool. It is five minute walk to Main Street, but considering that the whole town can be crossed in 10 min, it isn't much. The views outside of the hotel are breathtaking as well. Young-Yilang blooming, many flowers along the way, makes even a lovelier walk. If you're not into walking, the taxis... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Clean, well run hotel away from the main drag and close the beach. Nice rooms, good warm showers, quiet. Only point to make is the service is perfunctory, (not rude, but a smile would be nice). Recommendation: if at all possible, make your way to Playa Camillo, an idyllic beach away from the commercialism of Samara.

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Enderby
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We thought that a hotel away from downtown Samara would be quiet and close enough to be convenient. We were wrong. The hotel is located on a long, straight, stretch of road with no speed bumps, and the locals race back and forth from their residences on noisy ATVs, motorcycles and automobiles. It didn't help that our room was in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here recently for three nights and enjoyed our stay. The rooms are a bit on the small side but comfortable and very clean. We had a huge king bed which was great. The aircon worked well, a older style tv which was fine and wifi. There is ample parking which is needed and everything is a somewhat short... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Samara Inn is very clean with spacious rooms, a pool, and small outdoor lounge area, and a small restaurant on-site. It's located on a very quiet street about a 10 minute walk from the main town centre and beach. (I saw several bike rental shops nearby if you would prefer not to walk). Our room had a TV, air conditioning,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The hotel has nice grounds and is very clean. The location was perfect for us. Short walk to town and beach but out of the way of noise. The pool was a great treat on a hot day. The included breakfast in the morning was very delicious. I would book again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This hotel limited to the basics, but very clean. Hotel staff is very friendly. We especially enjoyed the quiet environment and the swimming pool. The town center with several restaurants is 10 min away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We stayed 4 days in Samara Inn. Super hotel. We used the swimming pool at least two times daily. Also for a short night swim after dinner. Important: super clean. Bonus: staff is very helpfull. Drove me to the ATM at night (and back) when I needed money. Helped us with snorkling, surfing and horse riding activities. App 10 minutes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This was our fourth stay in Samara Inn. We stayed for nine nights. The place is clean, chic and close to the center of town. The staff is courteous and are attentive to our needs. No one bothers us and just let us enjoy our stay. The breakfast, included in the price of the stay, is great. There are four... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights in March. The manager-ess was quite abusive to her staff. Very concerning. The rooms are small and were not cleaned properly. Location is good, a short walk from the village center. Food in restaurant was good Not convinced we would stay there again

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