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Hotel Giada

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Main street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Horsens, Denmark
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fine hotel, nice pool for cooling down when have been swimming in the warm ocean. Just in the middle of the main street close to the beach. Nice restaurant in front where you get your breakfast, best pizza I ever tasted! (For dinner)

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This is a simple family place: small room with A/C, unaffiliated restaurant (separate tab) on ground floor that does however also serve the free breakfast. Free but slow wifi. 100 m to a supermarket (towards beach, right at first corner) and to beach. Don't expect anything fancy, but the staff was friendly and some speak English if you need it,... More 

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Thank Martin G
Minnetonka
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Our first nights in CR were perfect as we settled into the quaint little beach town. The pool was nice, breakfast was wonderful and the staff were very kind. AC kept us comfy and bar service kept us smiling! You will get used to only having CNN (+Fox) unless you habla espanol. Many activities available and the drive from Liberia... More 

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Thank Nick D
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Excellent location , good included breakfast, the rooms are very clean, it has two beautiful pools and a nice restaurant , besides that is located in down town and the are many other restaurants close by plus pharmacy, super market, cash machine, etc. I would definitely go back!

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San Luis, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Clean rooms, nice surroundings, good food and excellent desserts! Close to beaches and shopping. Courteous staff. Air conditioning and free wifi is always a plus. Comfortable beds and all around good atmosphere. We definitely will go back! Thank you!

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Laguna Niguel, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

To our surprise the public bus dropped us off right in front of the hotel. We were in Room 18 and the clean pool and gardens were steps away from our sliding glass door. So convenient for our daily dips in the pool. Loved the king size bed --just like home. The air conditioning was a perfect temperature and kept... More 

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

Thank you very much for your nice review! We are happy you loved our hotel location and our service. We hope you had a safe trip to Nosara and hope to see you again! Best regards from all Hotel Giada staff, More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights on July 31 in room 11. We sat down at a table in the Giada restaurant on the second evening. We put our belongings on the table and checked out the menu. We decided to leave and go somewhere else- due to my daughter being a picky eater. Accidentally, we left our room key... More 

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

Your comments in Trip Advisor is a very strong and incorrect comment. The room key and the purse was return to the hotel which means you in fact you did not lose them here in the hotel (your purse is at the front desk if you wish to stop by the front desk to pick it up), when a client... More 

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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Stayed for 3 nights. The rooms are a little small, and there is not much closet space. Unfortunately, we had a lot of luggage because we had been at a wedding at another Costa Rica resort, so space was at a premium. Rooms were clean, and the WiFi was strong. The GM was very nice and a funny guy. The... More 

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Melvin Village, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

First, the food cannot get any better, it is absolutely incredibly good. . The hotel is perfect for those who, A - Look for an affordable price, B – Want good quality, a 3 star hotel super clean and friendly service , C - Good location, at only 150 yards from the ocean and D – the best Italian, seafood,... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We moved here for our last 2 nights in Samara. We were in room 18. the smell in the room was so horrible! And our a/c barely worked. We would have asked to move but we wanted to be next to our teens (room 17). My first shower was cold because I couldn't find the hot water...which is there but... More 

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

Dear guest, we are really sorry for the bad smell caused by a pipe of the A/C that was damaged on the same day that you entered the room. Unfortunately, we did not have 2 rooms together to relocate you, to let you stay with your children. Our obligation is to relocate people from the room that has problems, not... More 

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