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Hotel Villas Playa Samara

3.0 of 5
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3km South From the Center of Samara Going Towards Playa Carrillo, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent Costa Rica's labour day weekend (May 1st) at this great place! Great overall experience. We stayed at a Deluxe room which seemed very new, modern and well equipped. All the staff was very kind and helpful at all times despite the fact that the hotel was full (long weekend). They have an all inclusive system which was perfect... More 

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Oakland, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So I went here in May of 2013 (the start of theire winter) but Tripadvisor doesn't go back this far. I loved Costa Rica as it was inexpensive and the people were friendly. My vacation started in San Jose for several days where I stayed at a pension (share house think air bnb) to check out local history, architecture and... More 

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My bf and I stayed here for 3 nights on the last leg of our Costa Rica Monkey Tour. Of the 4 resorts we stayed at during the week, this was the worst. The rooms are definitely in need of an upgrade. We had issues with our A/C not working well and the room was stifling so we had to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So upon arrival with a group called monkey tours (a name that will be familiar to most because I'm told only people from monkey tours are staying here AND THEY OWN THE HOTEL) we and at least five other couples had ants, bees, pesticides or some combination of all of the above. They said that they would clean the room... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here a total of 4 nights, unfortunately. Upon checking in, our assigned villa was infested with ants - large, black, flying ants, red fire ants, and tiny black ants. The bathroom wreaked of pesticide, and the bedroom contained one twin and one full bed, not the King we had registered for. When I went to the front desk... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wasn't sure what to expect after reading all of the reviews on TA, but we were very pleased! Check in was a BREEZE! 10 minutes tops. We had another couple with us and stayed in a 2 bedroom villa (44B). It was very clean, spacious and comfortable. The teak wood beams, doors and trim give it a very tropical feel.... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a resort this place is average. The property itself is really nice however the rooms are extremely minimalist and below expectations. They had no bars of soap in the washroom. We had an attached dispenser of shampoo in the shower but that was it. The shower didn't have a door on it so water got everywhere. The bed wasn't... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here's why I think you should think hard before staying here: I'm on my last full day of a 7 night 8 day honeymoon trip with my wife. Booked via groupon with monkey tours the tours and other hotels before this one were amazing and awesome no complaints at all! We checked in on a Thursday night and we were... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed Hotel Villas Playa Samara as part of our Monkey Tours at the end of March. We stayed in an average room towards the back of the resort, which was fine since we weren't in our room that often. That being said, there many little things that were very particular to staying at this resort. The first being no... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here at the end of a Monkey Tour at the beginning of March. We upgraded to a beachfront villa and very glad that we did. The beach is incredible and stretches as far as you can see. You can sit in your lounge chair for hours and see very few people. There are wild horses running this beach... More 

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