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Villas Pepitas

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Samara Beach | 200 West From Super Market Pali, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Excelsior, Minnesota, United States
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is our fifth time staying at the Villas. We love the location, the beach and the town of Samara with other nearby beaches and towns. The new owners since October, Vivian and Jerry as well as the manager Christian, have been working very hard to make the stay here much improved. They are multilingual which is wonderful. The staff... More 

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Boston, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I stayed here for two nights. Room was clean, very nice courtyard with pool, well maintained grounds, internet was good. Quite nice and relaxing hotel. t's a 6-7 minute walk to the beach Thank you Vivian!

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Nieuw-Vennep, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

Great villas and super friendly staff and beautifully maintained gardens. Stayed here one week in January, very relaxing. There are some repairs that need doing around the house, but they seem to be working on that. Also a little trouble with the water supply sometimes, but it's always solved within a few minutes. Ask for the villas in the back... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I had high expectations, unfortunately they were not met. Shower head didn't work very well, hammock was broke. Nevertheless, there is a fridge, sink, nice pool, friendly staff. Beach nearby, nice restaurants.

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Ottawa, ont
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Under new management...very recently, but the superb staff from before have stayed with this hotel. (Victor, Ana, Ruby and Jan Carlo). New owners are on site all day, and always smiling and looking for new ways to make your stay more enjoyable. They are upgrading and making what was already great into an even better hotel. Any problems (and in... More 

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Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The beach is across the street and the it is right in the town so you can walk to every place in Sámara. It has a very nice pool and the rooms are fully equipped. Every room has a nice space with a hammock and a table in the front so you can dine there and have a very nice... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Let me start by saying the property is gorgeous but small. The rooms comfortably fit two people. It had a kitchen with a fridge and sink. The shower was decent with good water pressure. It was basic clean accommodations. I did enjoy the hammock on our balcony. I spent many days taking a nap in that thing. I think there... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This hotel looks nice, the pool is nice, the staff is friendly. But some repairs are necesarry. The shower is broken. Overall average, but broken showers are a showstopper. We were the only guests... And that is strange in the high season

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It's puzzling to read the poor reviews, which was not our experience at all. I think it would be helpful to get a view on the Playa Samara to put a context onto any lodgings here. It is very laid back, has a 2-mile sandy beach, and two surf schools. There is basically one rutted road in, which ends at... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It`s very familiar. We felt like home @pepitas. Luca, the owner is a very nice man and when he`s around very helpful. There`s mostly Victor there. He`s the `manager`. Hey, he`s not speaking English, but hey you`re in CR so you should consider study some Spanish before you go there. We enjoyed talking to him and the nice cleaning ladies.... More 

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