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Hideaway Hotel

on the road from Samara to Carrillo | 150 meters from the ICE Tower, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Ranked #16 of 48 restaurants in Playa Samara
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Asheville, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I had the pleasure of eating at the Hideaway Hotel twice during a recent stay. The food is outstanding. The fish is jumping out of the boat fresh, accompanied with excellent coconut and avocado based sauces. But the real star of the show is the cheeseburger. It's quite possibly the best burger I've ever had in my entire life. Seriously...I... More

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Chelsea, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We reviewed the hotel but if you just decide to eat here the food was very good. The fish in the coconut sauce was awesome.

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Amazing service and exceptional food. Doug knows exactly what he is doing and how to run an ice cream machine. We enjoyed the mint chocolate which really put a highlight on a sultry day my favorite however was the filet mignon with Gorgonzola mouthwateringly delicious if we ever go back to Play Samara I am staying at the Hideaway. The... More

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Birmingham, AL
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

With some friends, we stayed here for 7 days. The breakfast was great. I had the Tipico, pancakes, and french toast. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. Tile floors and air conditioning are in each room. The bathroom was huge with a tile shower that is huge. Everything was very clean. The pool has a pretty waterfall and the water... More

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Toronto, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Great service with attentive staff. Food is also delicious, with American flare since the hotel owners are from the States. Love love love the home-made brownie with home-made ice-cream - the mint & chocolate chips are so minty and fresh; more so than any I've tasted. I also enjoyed the cheeseburger with a mountain of bacon on top, and avocado... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We live locally to the Hideaway Hotel and restaurant for part of the year. After reading such glowing reviews and good descriptions of the food and deserts we tried to go last night. We arrived at 6:50 pm and were told to look around. When we asked to be seated we were told the restaurant was closed sorry. Since it... More

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Monreal, Owner at Hideaway Hotel, responded to this review

We are a small boutique hotel, with a restaurant providing early dinner service. We are open to the public, we do request reservations for dinner and our last seating is 6:45pm. When we have dinner guests, we do stay open later so they may enjoy their evening. We are open throughout the day for lunch. Since we had no reservations... More

Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We didn't stay at this hotel but had a very nice lunch here out by the pool area. It is owned by an American expat who. Came out to say hello to us which I thought was nice. We had a veg pizza and a hamburger. Good sized portions and both were very tasty! I also had the coconut ice... More

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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

Excellent service. That is the stand out here. The owners are very helpful and friendly as are the staff. Everyone speaks fluent English. The grounds are well maintained and the rooms are clean and spacious. Apart from the hotel's bar and restaurant, the town with restaurants and bars is a 30+ min walk away, so you have to keep this... More

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Raleigh
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

We actually stayed at the house next door, but ate breakfast here every morning. The owners, Doug and Rosie, are the nicest, most personable people we met. I will not hesitate to stay at their hotel on a return visit.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012 via mobile

Loved the hotel - great place to unwind, surf, eat, swim. Recommended to all but worth noting it's a 40 min walk on the beach from town, or a 4,000 colones ($8) taxi ride.

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