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Hotel Belvedere - Playa Samara

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Playa Samara, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2009
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Heredia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2009

I am Costarican and my wife is from USA. We have stayed in this hotel like 4 times, as a couple and with extended family. I don't wanna go into details because it is lame....shame on you Belvedere owners.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2009

It's a great place at a reasonable price. The grounds are beautifully maintained. My room in the new building was fine and comfortable. Good TV and coffee maker. Everything was fine except the seriously eroded and deeply rutted driveway. (it really should be paved!!). Otherwise great. The full breakfasts were tasty and more than ample. Price was $45.00 per night.... More 

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NY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2009

This clean and friendly hotel is situated just a couple of blocks from the beach away from all the evening hulabaloo in Samara. A quick walk to the beach or restaurants. The room was clean and air conditioned...the pool was crystal clear, cool and refreshing. Plenty of towels available, wireless internet available for free if you find a spot close... More 

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London
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8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2009

Some people like it, but we positively had the worst night here and I can't recommend the place at all. In the midst of dry season heat our air con failed and there was no one at reception at night who could help us to fix it. Our bathroom smelled rather badly of excrements and the whole place has a... More 

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michaela52, Inhaber at Hotel Belvedere - Playa Samara, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your review at Tripadvisor,we welcomw every review. You stayed in the High Season in the Hotel If an AC gets broken at night ,in Costa Rica you cant get imediately somebody who fix things ,and if there was another room available we offered the room to the Guests.But whenthe place its booked,the only... More 

Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2009

This hotel was great. It was super clean and fresh and bright. It has 2 different buildings. The main building has the lobby, a pool and the restaurant. Then down the road is another building with like 8 rooms 4 on each level and a pool. We stayed in that building. It was great. The pool was awesome. My son... More 

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Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2008

Belvedere's website claims it is "only 2 min. walking distance from the beach" and has "a breath-taking view over the whole bay". Actually, it's several blocks from beach, restaurants, and shops, and the last 2 blocks I walked when returning for the evening were quite deserted, except for the young drunk men. Not what a woman travelling alone looks for... More 

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Stuttgart
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2008

Very nice garden and the rooms are clean.

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Virginia
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14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2008

My wife and I stayed here for a week over New Years with four children. We had two rooms right by the pool. The hotelier is German, speaks fair English, and was distant but helpful. Arriving at the Belvedere is a little intimidating as you go up a short dirt road, making you think "uh oh". But the place itself... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2007

after 3 hours of driving we were warmly welcomed by the owners, we wer quickly taken to our room which had AC, a fridge, a coffee maker, and 2 beds. the room was very clean and cozy. we were able to relax and cool off. We went to the beach wich was only about a 2 minute walk from the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2006

We stayed at the Belvedere the last week of April 2006. It was a nice looking hotel but by far one of the worst experiences I have had traveling. We arrived back to our room at about 11PM one night to find little red ants invested throughout the room. They were everywhere, all over the walls, through the bed, on... More 

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