We just returned from a week's stay at the Montelaguna Hotel. As others have commented, this hotel is wonderful. Our hosts, Giorgia and GianMario, run a beautiful, spotlessly clean property in a relaxed and gracious manner. The property is very well planned with 15 rooms in an L shape around a beautiful pool. Giorgia was very helpful with suggestions for activities and restaurants in the area. We found that we preferred dinner at the hotel. GianMario is chef in the evenings, and his food is great. The homemade ravioli was so good. So was the lobster linguini and roast pork and pasta with fresh Dorado and curry chicken w/ rice..... Actually, we tried almost everything and liked it all. Had the curry chicken twice! The menu changes every few days. Dinner is served open air under canvas shades. It is beautiful with lights around the garden and pool. Breakfast is basic continental with eggs made to order if wanted. I did not inquire about bacon/sausage or other protein. I'm not a big breakfast eater.
The staff at the Montelaguna is also top notch. Every afternoon Janet came in to help take care of guests. We very much enjoyed her smile and quiet attentiveness from start to finish. She made great smoothies and cocktails, served dinner, and made us all feel welcome. The kitchen staff was friendly and accommodating, and the house keepers kept our room fresh and clean - even with our very messy 19 yr. old son whose suitcase looked as though it had exploded in the room. The bathroom was spotless, and the towels were fresh everyday. It was very hot during our stay, and the ac worked very well.
The pool is absolutely gorgeous - more beautiful than in the pictures on the website. It was so relaxing to lounge around. The entire atmosphere was friendly and inviting. Guests all got to know each other around the pool. It was fun. This is a small, family friendly place. The Montelaguna is a beautiful place to stay in Samara!
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- If you are looking for a quiet place to stay, somewhere nesteled in the greenery of Costa Ricas' nature, and very close to two beautiful beaches, consider Montelaguna Boutique Hotel.Our brand new hotel has been made with you in mind. We have all types of rooms and suites to accomodate the single traveller up to a small family reunion. Our goal is to make your vacation a memorable one. ... more less
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