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“Best Beach Hotel Ever” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Casa del Mar Samara
50 mt Este de la Escuela de Samara | Playa Sámara,Guanacaste., Playa Samara, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #9 of 26 Playa Samara B&B and Inns
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“Best Beach Hotel Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this place. The location is PERFECT. It's across the street from the beautiful Samara beach. They have about 10 chairs on the beach with the hotel name on them that you can use. They have cushions and plastic chairs next to the outdoor shower for you to bring to beach if you like. Free breakfast was great. Four choices of Continental, Tipico, Americano or Cereal with juice, coffee and fruit. They have a frig with water, Pepsi and beer for sale and the prices are not out of control. Next to a great supermarket with pretty much anything you need. This hotel is in the middle of town. Also across the street from Lo Que Hay. Fun beach bar with a lot of locals and tourists. Stayed on the 2nd floor. No street noise at all. The rooms had strong AC and was a good size. Bathroom had a big shower and was also a good size. Pillows could be a lil better, but that is not a major deal. Maid service was wonderful. Two chairs out front and a small hammock to sit on your porch. Little pool to cool off in and lounge chairs, tables with chairs and bar stools to hang out on. All the staff was nice and they have a little library and binders with tour options. I imagine they will book for you if you want. Free parking too. An older review states the hotel just changed ownership, but the VERY SMART owner kept everything the same. Great idea and kudos to the new owners for realizing that, "If it ain't broke, dont' fix it." Love the laid back atmosphere and attitude of the place. We will definitely return to this hotel. Loved this place.

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place. This was my 3rd time staying here. I was happy to see that everything remained the same with the new ownership. It is right across the street from the beach...so close, you can hear the waves at night. More importantly, you can easily run back to your room during the day when you are lounging on their beach chairs. It's nice to cool off in the AC for a few minutes and/or grab something from the fridge.
Every morning, you are greeted by a friendly staff who cooks a made to order breakfast...some version of eggs.
There is a little supermarket right next door for provisions...and many nice places to eat right across the street [see my review of Lo Que Hay restaurant bar].
There are nice hotels in Samara as well as cheaper ones...but this is in my opinion the very best deal.
And Samara beach is my favorite beach in Costa Rica! Vaya a la playa!

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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This hotel is located right across the street from the beach! After exiting the front of the hotel, you can walk across the street through a private gate and there are chairs for guests’ use right by the Lo Que Hay Pub. The hotel grounds are nice. There is a pool and a couple foot/gear washes in the main lobby area. They have a place in the lobby area to store surf boards. The staff is very helpful and friendly. We had some transportation and laundry arranged without any problems. The rooms themselves are simple, but sufficient. Our room had a mini fridge which was a bonus. Breakfasts were very good and included. Overall, this hotel is a good value!

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Address: 50 mt Este de la Escuela de Samara | Playa Sámara,Guanacaste., Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #9 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautiful, quaint Bed & Breakfast on the breathtaking Guanacaste Coast, Costa Rica. We offer rooms to fit any traveler's needs; from back-packer style rooms with shared bath to fancier rooms for a couple or family. No matter what kind of room you choose you can count on it being clean and our staff to be friendly! ... more   less 
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