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Hotel Giada

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Main street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This hotel was great. The pictures are a little old. Walking distance to the beach and great location. There is a bar next door that was pretty awesome. Great hotel to stay the time in Playa Samara. Front desk associate Monica was awesome as well!

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Always welcome at Hotel Giada, for us it is a pleasure to serve you! More

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We came to stay at the Hotel Giada for 5 days, but we ended up staying 10! The hotel is clean, well-maintained, and the staff is always courteous and helpful. We loved the great breakfast every morning, the pool, and the grounds, where we had our lunch picnic every day. The green season was a great deal (30% off) and... More

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Been a pleasure to serve you and we are happy that they have been comfortable in our hotel. We hope you can visit us again soon, will always be welcome!!! More

Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Giada is about a 2 minute walk from the beach & in a perfect location for dining & shopping. The staff is very friendly & helpful. There are 2 nice pools & the grounds are landscaped besutifuy. I love Samara & Giada was a great place to stay during my stop here.

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giorgio c, Gerente at Hotel Giada, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your good feedback, to have been a pleasure to serve you. hope you can return soon, all the staff will be at your disposal for whatever you need!! More

San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I did not stay at Hotel Giada, however, while waiting for our bus we stopped here to wait. Half way through our travels I realized I had left behind my purse along with my wallet, phone and PASSPORT at Hotel Giada. As you can imagine I was horrified and immediately notified our driver of the situation. But Apparently he had... More

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Been a pleasure to be able to help, we hope you can visit some day!! More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

on our first trip to Samara Beach my wife and I stayed at the Hotel Gaida for about a week and were treated to a first class experience. Close to the beach, restaurants, nightlife and shops made this hotel the perfect location for us and it felt like a home away from home due to the care and attention of... More

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giorgio c, Manager at Hotel Giada, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are glad that you enjoyed Hotel Giada and Playa Samara. We hope to see you soon. More

Fernandina Beach, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Playa Samara is such a wonderful, simple place to relax and have fun. Hotel Giada keeps it relaxed and simple as well. The rooms are clean with A/C and TV. The bed is really nice with a very supportive firm mattress, which helps after a long day of play! A selection of two pools (one in the back is more... More

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giorgio c, Manager at Hotel Giada, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We was glad to have you here and that you enjoyed the hotel. We hope you will return to Hotel Giada as well as Costa Rica. More

Asheville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a great hotel for the price. It is right in the heart of Samara so you won't need to pay for taxis to get around, The beach is a short walk away. The rooms are basic but comfortable. The onsite restaurant is very good. The staff is very friendly. There are two pools. I recommend this hotel.

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giorgio c, Manager at Hotel Giada, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We was glad to have you here and that you enjoyed the hotel & restaurant. We hope to have you to return to Hotel Giada as well as Costa Rica. More

Winnipeg, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Hotel Giada First to note is that samara is not a very touristy town and therefore many of the hotels are a lot more basic. If you are looking for a North American type hotel I think you'll be hard pressed to find it here. We are Canadians who have travelled throughout Central America and found the hotel almost too... More

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Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor. We hope you will return to Hotel Giada as well as Costa Rica. More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

First of all, do not go to Samara if you need accommodations that are American "standard". Costa Rica just isn't there yet...tough to find luxury in this lazy little town, but I quite enjoyed the break from materialism. Hotel Giada has all the essentials and it's fairly quiet compared to other places we stayed in Samara. It's clean,the little dining/bar... More

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giorgio c, Manager at Hotel Giada, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We was glad to have you and that you enjoyed the hotel and the restaurant. We hope you will return to Hotel Giada as well as Costa Rica. More

Stockholm, Sweden
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Playa Sàmara is a great little town with a pretty impressive number of hotels. Hotel Giada is not bad, but it isn't great. The rooms are a good size, they have air conditioning and are kept clean. I think all rooms have a balcony - some facing a pool and others facing the street. There just is not anything to... More

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giorgio c, Manager at Hotel Giada, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the hotel and restaurant. We hope you will return to Hotel Giada as well as Costa Rica. More

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Address: Main street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Giada 3*
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