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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The pool around back was nice, as was the patio off the room. The front desk staff were helpful and friendly. The rates were also reasonable. The location was close to several good bars/restaurants, as well as near the ocean.

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Bern Mittelland District, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small hotel, with the typical Italian friendly service. An interesting mix of Italian and local influence. The bottom floor open air restaurant is one of the best restaurants I have eaten at. Very fair prices, not to say cheap for the beautiful rooms you get. All within walking distance of the beach which is very calm and excellent for swimming... More 

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Omaha
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff who helped with any of our needs and concerns, 3 minutes walking from the beach and near everything in Samara. Only had breakfast at the hotel so can't speak too much about the restaurant.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We can write many good things about our friends at Hotel Giada. First, the hotel is perfect if you want to spend little money compared to other hotels that are in the same range. The price is definitely worth it. You`ll get a spacious, comfortable and modern room with air conditioning , satellite or cable tv right next to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Nice friendly hotel near walking distance of the Sea. Rooms are very clean and beds are super comfy. We had a room with balcony facing the road. Bit noisy till 21, then you notice you're in a small village and people go and take a rest early. The pool is well maintained every day, you can see that. The only... More 

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London
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

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 May 16, 2015

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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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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 

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