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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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Ranked #4 of 15 hotels in Playa Samara
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

More than a vacation. A holiday! The Hotel Fenix is a small cozy place with six units facing the pool and the ocean. The rooms were really nice with a fully equipped kitchen. We had fresh flowers in our room, beds linens were cheerful and the hotel was clean and well maintained. We enjoyed sharing some of our meals cooked... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had plenty of bugs and ants in the filthy rooms, which were way too expensive for what they are. The moskito nets in the windows have huge holes! However there is a nice garden I front of the rooms and the cleaning staff is very friendly.

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Fenix_Samara, General Manager at Fenix Hotel - On The Beach, responded to this review

Buenas días Georg, This review came as a surprise! We thought we had a good rapport. Each time either of us talked with you, we asked how things were going. Nothing was said to either of us about problems when we talked with you while lounging in the pool or during other visits. We had the impression that you were... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent Christmas at The Fenix and had a wonderful time. We got the true flavor of being in Costa Rica with the laid back feel of local living. The beach was gorgeous and we never got tired of watching the sunsets in the evening. Phyllis and Bill were like family and were very helpful in all things. We liked... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 4 stayed at the Fenix in August 2014. We loved the location and proximity to the beach and the small pool right outside our room was great for the kids. The 6 rooms are set in a crescent around the pool, which means you get to know your neighbors and can exchange information about restaurants and activities.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Hotel Fenix in July of 2014. We loved it! We were there for 4 nights. Bill and Phyllis are so helpful with anything you need. The first day we were there, Phyllis was at the grocery store at the same time as we were and helped us find all those hard to find items. We loved having a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 14 nights at the Fenix. I choose Samara for its low key vibe and it did not disappoint! The Fenix is located about a 10 minute walk on the beach from the main town. It is quiet, relaxing and has the picture perfect beach. I felt at home right away! Phyllis always made sure we had everything we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

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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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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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
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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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