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The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   on the road from Samara to Carrillo | 150 meters from the ICE Tower, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Playa Samara
Reno, Nevada
1 review
“AMAZING!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2009

The Hideaway Playa Samara is a beautiful hotel!! The rooms are large, air conditioned and very comfortable, there is also a very nice pool in the middle of the property. It's just enough out of the way so that the property is quiet and peaceful, but it has a great location. It is walking distance from two beautiful beaches (Playa Samara and Playa Carillo), and just minutes from town. The owners (Rosy and Doug), and their staff are warm and friendly; they have many close connections with many of the local tour guides who will give you great deals! They have a great menu for their guests in case you want to stay in for dinner, the best guacamole I've ever had!! All and all I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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Kentucky, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2009

We stayed in Samara for a week in September of 2009 & absolutely adored The Hideaway & it's owners, Doug & Rosy! The buildings are beautifully situated on a private lot w/ lush flowers that is literally a two minute walk to the beach. I checked out websites for just about every hotel in Samara & I must say that The Hideaway's is the only one that I found to be 100% accurate w/ the information that they posted & what we experienced while there.

I can't say enough nice things about the hotel but even more so about the owners. Doug & Rosy will make you feel at home in Costa Rica & they & their staff will do everything possible to make your stay in the country outstanding. I highly recommend The Hideaway Hotel!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2009

This place is absolutely beautiful, tranquil, the rooms were first class with beautiful details. We had an absolutely wonderful time there and the food was so fresh and delicious. Douglas and Rosie, the owners were so nice and sincerely concerned with making our experience one we will remember. Highly recommend The Hideaway!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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klynn75
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2009

Before booking our room in Samara we checked out several other hotels in the area. None even compared to the beauty & amenities of the Hideaway Hotel. Doug & Rosy and their fantastic staff made our stay one of the best parts of our two-week trip across Costa Rica. Beautiful property, exceptionally friendly Tico staff, fantastic food and great service. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Bloomington, MN
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2009

My teenage daughter and I chose the Hideaway Hotel based on other Trip Advisor reviews and location to stay at near friends who rented a house a town away. Rosy Rio and her staff took care of everything for us from arranging for our transportation from Liberia, to horseback and zip line tours, to taxis (even when my own arrangements fell through), to restaurant suggestions, correct Spanish pronunciations, to just plain being genuinely friendly and interested in making sure we were comfortable and content. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. It's private, quiet, near the beach and safe. There are few places around the world that I would say I would want to stay at the exact same place again. This is one of them.

  • Stayed July 2009
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sparks, nv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2009

Great hotel to stay at in the Samara area. A+ on all points. Owners, staff and resort excellent. I did not want to return home ( to work ) after our 9 days stay. A perfect "Hideaway" in a tropical setting.

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  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Asheville, NC
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2009

We were there for a week and enjoyed our stay! The rooms were clean and the property well-kept. While there my wife celebrated her birthday and the staff made a memorable dinner. My son caught some fish on a adventure Rosi booked for us which the staff prepared for another excellent dinner. The resident howler monkeys were entertaining. The "FREE" breakfast wasn't as free as we assumed as we discovered upon check-out with extra charges for add-ons we thought were included with the breakfast. It is secluded midway between Samara and Carrillo beaches and only a short walk to the beach for beautiful sunsets.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: on the road from Samara to Carrillo | 150 meters from the ICE Tower, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At The Hideaway you will enjoy the privacy of our exclusive location on Samara Beach in Costa Rica. BOOK DIRECTLY WITH US writing an e-mail to get BETTER RATES! We offer 12 hotel rooms and a Penthouse suite with 3 bedrooms. The Hideaway appeals to travelers looking for a luxury hotel, who appreciate extra amenities. Our quiet location close to Samara & Carrillo offers relaxation and privacy, plus easy access to exciting activities. Our boutique hotel on Samara Beach is uniquely situated on a one-acre private lot, approximately 1-minute's stroll to the ocean. ... more   less 
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