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Villas Kalimba

Certificate of Excellence
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Villas Kalimba
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  • 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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Acton, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is now 2 weeks since we are home from Costa Rica. We traveled as a family with a 15 and 17 year old and our accomodations were exactly what all of us hoped. Our girls were able to come and go from the beach back to the villa and into the pool. Roberto is a tremendous cook and we... More 

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Strathmore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at this beautiful group of homes for 2 nights and loved having an entire house to ourselves. The house was equipped with everything we needed and anything else we wanted was available at the communal kitchen across the pool area. The pool itself was in the middle of the small group of houses with lounge... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It can be complicated to find a place that works well for an extended family vacation that ranges in ages from 3 to 73, but Villas Kalimba put a smile on everyone's face! Roberto, Diego and Isabela were perfect hosts - always there when we needed them and able to answer questions and meet requests quickly and very efficiently. The... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Me, my husband, mother in law and two kids spent 4 nights at Villas Kalimba in December 2014. It was second hotel in our 11 days trip. We had great time at Playa Samara, the beach is just perfect and it's literally steps from villas! Villas Kalimba is a small but very cozy place to stay. Our villa had two... More 

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Whistler, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Villas Kalimba is a tranquil garden oasis in Samara. Individual villas are spaced around the pool, shaded by tropical foliage which also provides privacy. The villas are clean and comfortable with a simple but functional kitchen and bathroom. Each room has a fan and the bedrooms have air conditioning. The patio is furnished with an overhead fan, and table and... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

From start to finish Roberto & Diego could not have been more friendly, helpful and polite. What a great team at Villas Kalimba. The wonderful beach is steps away. Our villa was the perfect size (and perfectly furnished) with two air conditioned bedrooms and two full bathrooms, one being a master. The living room is your front porch with chairs,... More 

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Sodus Point, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Roberto and staff provide a great small hotel experience. The villas are well laid out and accommodate 4 adults easily. They are all arranged around the swimming pool, which was very welcome in the hot weather. The air conditioned bedrooms were a real plus. Security is excellent and is 24/7. Parking within the secured perimeter is an additional plus. If... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We live in Costa Rica part-time and one of our neighbors told us about this delightful hotel in Playa Samara. As we were ready for a break from a very rainy March we booked a villa along with another couple and headed to the beach. The villas, as mentioned in other reviews, are comfortable, clean, and very suited for sharing... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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 March 25, 2015

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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