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Villas Kalimba

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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

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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