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Hotel Giada

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Main street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel has nothing special itself, it need a bit of renovation but the restaurant is very good. Strangely, the breakfasts are not their best dishes but all the rest in the menu is great, I guess is because the chef is Italian :) Bit noisy all around since early in the morning. My opinion is that this Hotel is... More 

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Portugal
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I wasn't expecting too much of Hotel Giada, as some reviews were quite negative. From our side, we have to say we really enjoyed our stay here. The room was clean, the bed was big and comfortable, it had air conditioning (we were so happy with it!!) and a nice terrace with view to the bigger pool. In the morning... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best food in Costa Rica. The open air street front pizzeria and italiano restaurant is the best. We ate there for breakfast, lunch and dinner during the entire week we stayed at the hotel. This is a hotel perfect for people looking for standard accommodation ( rooms in the back are newer and nicer ). Although the price is low,... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though we didn't stay at the hotel, we ate breakfast there every morning during the week we were in Playa Samara. The food was very good bringing us back every day. The eggs and bacon were our favorites and the service by the staff was very good, and they did everything they could to accommodate our broken Spanish and... More 

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

Thank you very much for your comment. We really appreciate that you enjoyed our breakfast and it was a pleasure serving you! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Look for this hotel if you ever visit Samara. Once you drive down a steep hill and you enter the town of Samara, the hotel is to your left. You will notice a street front restaurant. This restaurant serves the best cuisine in the entire country. Real Italian style pizza, amazing fresh fish, all kinds of seafood, authentic homemade Italian... More 

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

Hi Piero, we are thankful for your comment, it was a pleasure having you at our hotel. We always try to give our guests a pleasent experience and try to make the best of it. If you ever come back to samara, we hope that you have Hotel Giada in mind. best resgards. More 

Smyrna
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

We got here and the room was HOT. We turned on the air and left for 3 hours and it was just barely comfortable when we returned. The room was dark with minimal lighting. Breakfast does not start until 7 am so we were not able to get breakfast. We were on the front and the street noise was terrible.... More 

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Estimado señor, lamentamos su malestar en nuestro hotel, el cual está ubicado en el trópico y este, es el mes... More 

Den Haag, Nederland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The hotel is easy to find and the reception was friendly, but that is about all the positive points I can give. The room was old and felt run-down. The door to the room did not lock properly. There were no extra pillows and the bed had no blanket, my girlfriend likes to sleep under a blanket and was very... More 

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Estimado Daniel lamentamos su inconformidad con nuestras instalaciones. Las habitaciones se pintan cada 2 años, el mantenimiento preventivo es programado... More 

Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This small hotel is located in the center of Samara. One thing I will never forget about it is the food, simply fantastic, truly addictive good food. You can have anything from local seafood specialties, to Italian cuisine and fantastic Pizza. Though not a luxury hotel, it is a beautiful and well maintained hotel, with a cozy atmosphere and gentle... More 

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

Hi Edilson, Thank you for your comment. We are grateful that you enjoyed our hotel and our restaurant at beautiful Playa Samara. If you ever come back to this part of Guanacaste, it will be a pleasure to host you again. Best regards More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

By basic I mean that we were hoping for hair dryer, fridge, coffee machine and wardrobe - none of which we got. But smashing friendly place, very clean and comfy, rooms set round two pools in gardens and perfect location on main street no more than 5 minutes' walk from everything including the beach. But the unassuming restaurant was the... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review. We always try to give our guest a pleasant experience. We are pleased that you enjoyed our Italian dishes and hope to host you again if you ever come back to Samara. Best regards More 

Beek en Donk, The Netherlands
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

the Giada hotel was not very special. Some of the staff were very unfriendly. We got room the famous room number 9, the most hottest place in Samara. The room is just above the pizzeria and the floor is really hot. Airco did what it had to do, we slept well enough. The manager offered us an other room for... More 

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Giada, the hottest place in Samara. Les agradezco por quedarse en nuestro hotel. En estos días las temperaturas rondan los... More 

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