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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 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
jillburynski Asheville, North Carolina
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Rating summary
  • 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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Asheville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really lucked out to have visited Playa Samara - and to have stayed at Hotel Giada. Everything was easy at the hotel. Being right down the street from the beach, we couldn't have asked for easier access and it was smooth coming and going from the hotel to explore around. I also appreciated the friendly staff and when I... More

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Samara last year and just really enjoyed our visit! The town is low key and nice! Giada was the best option there because of the owners, we felt in the right place. Amazing pizza, food in general and a great peaceful feeling throughout the hotel. Highly recommended.

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Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor. We are happy that you enjoyed the hotel and we was happy to have you here. We hope you will return soon to Hotel Giada. More

Portsmouth, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Giada is a great location, walkable to everything in town. Although in the center of town it is quiet and the howler monkeys are close by allowing you to be in a jungle-like setting but close. The rooms are spacious, well appointed and clean. The rooms have air-con which we enjoyed. The breakfast was sufficient, the coffee good. We did... More

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Thank you for your coments on Trip Advisor. We are glad that you enjoyed yourself in Hotel Giada and Playa Samara and was glad to have you here. We hope you see you again in the near future. More

Wilmington, Delaware
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Our room was clean, bug-free, and cool. We walked out of our room onto a small patio, to the pool. We loved the convenience to shops, restaurants and the beach. Kenneth and staff made our stay extra special by helping with the language and in other ways, accommodating our needs I was leery about trying the pizza but it was... More

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Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed Playa Samara as well as Hotel Giada. We hope to see you again soon. More

Greenfield, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

We had room 23 nice clean rooms and grounds Smaller rooms Quite Ceiling fan and quite AC Nice patio off 2nd story rooms with nice table and chairs good to play games at. Ask for back building. It will be nice and quite. Pool area ok Warm water with hot tub only four deck chair of about a dozen have... More

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Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor. We are glad that you enjoy Playa Samara as well as Hotel Giada. We hope you will return to Hotel Giada as well as Costa Rica. More

Toronto, Canada
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116 reviews 116 reviews
41 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I stayed there on Feb 14 and 15 part of a big tour trough Costa Rica. The best thing that i remember is the shower. From San Jose and Arenal to Nicoya I went from one hotel to another and none had a decent shower. Here was heaven. Large shower with good pressure. I loved the place right off the... 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 happy to you and your group here at Hotel Giada and that you enjoyed the hotel and Samara and the beaches. We hope you and your group will return to Costa Rica and Hotel Giada. More

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Additional Information about Hotel Giada

Also Known As:
Giada Hotel Playa Samara
Address: Main street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Playa Samara
#8 Family Hotel in Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Giada 3*
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