This hotel was extremely disappointing to us and we moved after the first night. We were booked here on a trip through Gate One Travel. We were to stay three nights here and expected it to be the same level as we had encountered previously. To start, the area is "rustic". You walk five to seven minutes down a dirt lane to the beach on which we encountered dogs, roosters, iguana and even a wandering horse- Lots of local color here!! The rooms are small with no place to put your luggage on, and no dresser drawers, but they are very clean as we found everything to be in Costa Rica. The reception staff spoke very limited english, but made a great effort to be helpful when they knew we were unhappy with the accomodations. The female manager/owner came to the hotel, but she too spoke limited English. We spoke with with Leo the next morning and he was in another town. The reception/breakfast room/restaurant was completely open and we found it to be uncomfortably hot. Perspiring while eating breakfast doesn't lend itself to an enjoyable experience. There is a large grassy yard which all rooms look out on, but we didn't find it at all scenic although we did enjoy watching the cat lounging around all the chickens. The beach at Samara is lovely and when we moved to Flamingo Beach we missed the water and wide beach. At the beach near Sol Samara there were no lounge chairs at this location to enjoy the beach, however the hotel did offer plastic upright chairs which were around the tables on the lawn. We were traveling with my in laws and they were equally disappointed.with the hotel and I thought this review might be helpful to others.
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