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Fenix Hotel - On The Beach

100 Mts Sur de Pulperia Stephanie | Samara de Nicoya, Playa Samara 5235, Costa Rica
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Fenix Hotel - On The Beach
Ranked #3 of 15 hotels in Playa Samara
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Portland, OR
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Fenix Hotel for 6 nights in late June/early July after a nine-day group tour through Caravan. Selecting this hotel for some post-tour relaxation was the right move. Quiet and cozy, our lovely little air-conditioned unit was mere steps from a post-card perfect beach. The hammocks and loungers couldn't be more inviting, and our hostess, Phyllis, likewise... More

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Brighton, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights in June 2014 and it was wonderful! Phyllis is a great hostess and the property is just beautiful. The rooms were clean and comfortable - though really too warm for our taste. I would definitely recommend getting the deluxe room (the only one with AC) if it's available. Otherwise, absolutely no complaints. (And really,... More

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Timmins, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My partner and I visited Samara June 9 - 16th 2014 - what an amazing experience we had!! Bill, Phyllis and Derek definitely made our trip that much more enjoyable - they were all so helpful and very accommodating to all of our needs!! From Advice regarding day trips, restaurants to go to, offering yummy pastries, and helping us speak... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We had a fantastic experience at the Fenix Hotel in May. It's exactly what we were hoping it would be...a nice, low key hideout right on the beach. Phyllis, along with her staff and family (her grandsons were super nice and helpful), helped make our stay so enjoyable. We were two couples traveling with a 1 yr and 2 yr... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My family visited Fenix in April this year. I can honsetly say that it was the most relaxing part of our holiday. The only reason for moving from Fenix was to eat out in the evening which was a leasurly stroll along the beach. The girls aged 8 and 6 found things to do in the sea and around the... More

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Wayne, Nebraska
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Our first trip to Costa Rica with two teenagers planned in a very short time seemed like a leap of faith and it turned out to be one of the best ever taken!! The Fenix Hotel, and especially Phyllis and her staff, made it one of the most pleasurable and memorable vacations of our lives. The Hotel garden and pool... More

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Mead, Colorado
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Perfect! This six unit Hotel is everything the that we could ever want! The size and layout of the Hotel, lends itself to making new friends. We have made lasting friendships on each trip that we have made to the Fenix. The first two friends that we made, were Phyllis and Bill (The owners). They will go out of their... More

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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

THE FENIX HOTEL!!!! Wow, what can I say. A lot... since we've been there 6 times and booked for 2015!! We found it by chance in 2004 and haven't looked elsewhere since, tried but keep coming back over & over. Why should we look anywhere else when all we want, need, desire & ask for is at our command, thanks... More

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Whitewood, South Dakota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Fenix Hotel has a perfect location if you like a more relaxed setting. The beach is wonderful and the area shaded by palm trees so near the water is very appealing. Phyllis and Bill along with their staff made us feel welcome the moment we arrived. They were very helpful in whenever we had questions. Hoping to return someday... More

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Morro Bay, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Been to Samara before but decided to trust reviews for the hotel we had stayed in years before, which were not so favorable.and choose the Fenix Hotel whose reviews seemed to fit what a Gringa mom and her Tico family of 2 plus a 2 year old needed. So glad we did!! The kitchen was equipped for great meals if... More

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Address: 100 Mts Sur de Pulperia Stephanie | Samara de Nicoya, Playa Samara 5235, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Fenix Hotel Playa Samara

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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Samara #2 Family Hotel in Playa Samara #3 Romantic Hotel in Playa Samara
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Winner of the Traveler's Choice Award in 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014! Beachfront hotel just footsteps from the ocean. Comfortable tropical rooms with full kitchens and separate bedroom. Lush gardens and a small pool. Movable wood sunbeds with thick cushions. Hammocks and BBQ. Ranchos and palm trees provide plenty of shade. Our deluxe room has AC and 42¨ widescreen TV. Our hotel has a comfort level that our guests enjoy, making it one of the best places to stay in Costa Rica. We have an honor system for beverages, boogie boards and pool. Over half of our guests are either referred or return for another stay. Ten minute walk to Samara central, on the beach. There is a small store and fish market in our neighborhood of Matapalo, along with fresh pastries and ceviche. ... more   less 
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