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“Great Hotel, Perfect location” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Giada
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Main street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Playa Samara
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Hotel, Perfect location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This hotel was great. The pictures are a little old. Walking distance to the beach and great location. There is a bar next door that was pretty awesome. Great hotel to stay the time in Playa Samara. Front desk associate Monica was awesome as well!

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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giorgio c, Manager at Hotel Giada, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Always welcome at Hotel Giada, for us it is a pleasure to serve you!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We came to stay at the Hotel Giada for 5 days, but we ended up staying 10! The hotel is clean, well-maintained, and the staff is always courteous and helpful. We loved the great breakfast every morning, the pool, and the grounds, where we had our lunch picnic every day. The green season was a great deal (30% off) and then when we asked for a few more days, we still got a discount even though the rates had gone up. It is a bit pricey, but with the proximity to the beach and stores, the great restaurant on-site, and the clean, comfortable accommodations, it's worth it. I would definitely go back, as would my kids and husband.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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giorgio c, Gerente at Hotel Giada, responded to this review, July 13, 2014
Been a pleasure to serve you and we are happy that they have been comfortable in our hotel. We hope you can visit us again soon, will always be welcome!!!
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Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Giada is about a 2 minute walk from the beach & in a perfect location for dining & shopping. The staff is very friendly & helpful. There are 2 nice pools & the grounds are landscaped besutifuy. I love Samara & Giada was a great place to stay during my stop here.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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giorgio c, Gerente at Hotel Giada, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
Thank you very much for your good feedback, to have been a pleasure to serve you.
hope you can return soon, all the staff will be at your disposal for whatever you need!!
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San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I did not stay at Hotel Giada, however, while waiting for our bus we stopped here to wait. Half way through our travels I realized I had left behind my purse along with my wallet, phone and PASSPORT at Hotel Giada. As you can imagine I was horrified and immediately notified our driver of the situation. But Apparently he had already been contacted by the manager of Hotel Giada who said he had my bag and would send it along with the next bus to my final destination. I finally did receive my bag along with all of it's contents and a personal letter from the manager stating if anything was missing to please contact him immediately. As awful as this experience could have turned out to be it was a pleasant surprise to see how trustworthy and helpful the staff at Hotel Giada could be. I am extremely grateful!

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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giorgio c, Gerente at Hotel Giada, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Been a pleasure to be able to help, we hope you can visit some day!!
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

on our first trip to Samara Beach my wife and I stayed at the Hotel Gaida for about a week and were treated to a first class experience. Close to the beach, restaurants, nightlife and shops made this hotel the perfect location for us and it felt like a home away from home due to the care and attention of the staff and the wonderful breakfast. We especially enjoyed watching the family of monkeys in the nearby trees while relaxing in the pool.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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giorgio c, Manager at Hotel Giada, responded to this review, May 16, 2014
Thank you for your comments. We are glad that you enjoyed Hotel Giada and Playa Samara. We hope to see you soon.
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Playa Samara is such a wonderful, simple place to relax and have fun. Hotel Giada keeps it relaxed and simple as well. The rooms are clean with A/C and TV. The bed is really nice with a very supportive firm mattress, which helps after a long day of play! A selection of two pools (one in the back is more private) is another way to relax and cool off. A free delicious breakfast every morning is a wonderful treat and great value.

Management and staff are exceptional. They are friendly, very helpful and accommodating, especially the restaurant staff. Oh, and yes the restaurant is excellent as well!

We hope to be back again. Thanks for everything!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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giorgio c, Manager at Hotel Giada, responded to this review, May 16, 2014
Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We was glad to have you here and that you enjoyed the hotel. We hope you will return to Hotel Giada as well as Costa Rica.
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Asheville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a great hotel for the price. It is right in the heart of Samara so you won't need to pay for taxis to get around, The beach is a short walk away. The rooms are basic but comfortable. The onsite restaurant is very good. The staff is very friendly. There are two pools. I recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: A room at the back next to the back pool would be great. We had a room right on the restaurant which...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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giorgio c, Manager at Hotel Giada, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We was glad to have you here and that you enjoyed the hotel & restaurant. We hope to have you to return to Hotel Giada as well as Costa Rica.
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Additional Information about Hotel Giada

Address: Main street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Giada 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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