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Villas Kalimba

Certificate of Excellence
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Villas Kalimba
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Once in Samara you will soon realize that VK is the best little hotel complex around and there is a reason why it gets such good ratings. The others just don't have the attention to detail. We have 3 young children and I still can't believe how easy going the staff was about them (sometimes loudly playing in the pool... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed having our own villa. It was comfortable, clean and very close to the beach. Diego was absolutely the best! So nice and helpful. I wanted to see monkeys and they were in the trees around the property- a little noisy but fun to watch. I would recommend Villas Kalimba highly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 5 just returned to Canada from a 9 night stay at Villas Kalimba. The town and hotel was exactly what we were hoping for. The location of Kalimba was perfect--so close to the beach, yet private, and within walking distance of everything in town. Everyone at the hotel was so helpful and friendly--Diego and Isabel really helped... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so delighted with our stay at Villa Bruga last year that we returned for one week at Villa Sandy (3 bedroom) in the company of friends and one week back in Villa Bruga (2 bedroom) on our own. This put us in the rather unique position to compare the two. At Villa Sandy, you do get a glimpse... More 

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Southampton, NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first trip to Samara & Villas Kalimba was in 2014. Both times we stayed at Samara Rocks in Villa Bruga; this time 30 days. On the days we took a taxi to the beach, we would cool off in the VK pool across the street from the beach and dry off in the lounge chairs before heading back to... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are into the last week of a five-week stay at Villas Kalimba. I'm disabled, and I can't think of a better place to have stayed to get away for a break from our horrible winter in New Brunswick. Roberto and his staff were great, always helpful, always glad to provide advice and service. The location couldn't be better since... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We ( the two of us, retired couple) spent 17 delightful days living at Kalimba, a beautifully landscaped and utterly private retreat only a one minute walk away from one of the most eye-catching, useable beaches you'll ever encounter. The staff were always available, always well informed and always helpful. The accommodations entirely comfortable and the town of Samara itself... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The accommodation was amazing with lots of space for 6 people. Mario , the grounds keeper, did an amazing job and our daily Spanish lessons with Mario were greatly appreciated.We were in our last week of vacation when we realized that you don't need air conditioning at night and you can leave of all of the windows open with no... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Our family of four stayed at Villas Kalimba over Christmas 2014 for 7 nights. Our villa was both beautiful and well-designed. The beds were comfortable, there was plenty of useful storage space, the kitchen had all the utensils that we needed to prepare our meals..... but all that does not capture the magic that is Villas Kalimba. The lay-out of... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We just returned from a 2 week stay at Villas Kalimba! Roberto, Diego and the staff were so kind and helpful! We felt like they were family by the time we left. Don't miss out on Roberto's cooking while you stay. It's not only delicious but the atmosphere was so cozy and fun while having dinner. We stayed in Villa... More 

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