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Hotel Belvedere - Playa Samara
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Playa Samara, Playa Samara, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Playa Samara
Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This was a lovely hotel, close to the beach, very clean, with friendly owners. Our room was feet away from the pool, with chaise lounges where we could relax and listen to the occasional howl of a howler monkey. A full breakfast was offered every morning including egg options, fresh fruit, toast, coffee, and juice. Thanks for the excellent stay! It was a perfect end to our travels in Costa Rica.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Very nice surroundings, 5 min walk from sea, but seaview with gsm tower. Bed could be better. Bit worn shower with warm water. Great breakfast ($8,-- with lots of choice). Very friendly, experienced owners. Nice pool and seating area. Good wifi.

Room Tip: Upper stock has better views.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Everything is great here. Places are spotless, pool is great and so its very flowery surrounding the areas around the pool. Located a tad away from the beach (like 3-4 min walk). Right in town, yet quiet. Very very recommended.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

The Belvedere Hotel is a wonderful place to stay! Impeccably clean, spacious, comfortable rooms. Very close to downtown Samara and Playa Samara, and yet you feel that you are staying in the middle of a lush jungle. Michelle and Manfred have created a little paradise on the hill above town!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Ottawa, ont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Friendliest owners, Manfred and Michaela. They are very hardworking and always smiling, to make sure that your stay is a great one. Everything is super clean. Beautiful pool and grounds wonderfully maintained. Very quiet but also in central location, 5 minute walk to the beach. And Samara has miles and miles of beautiful beach and is one of the safest beaches in Costa Rica....no rip tides like many other beaches! Learn to surf in Samara, or enjoy a wide variety of trips also available in Samara, without it being very touristy!
Their prices are very reasonable in comparison to other hotels. Best value. We highly recommend this hotel.
Rick and Hania

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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York, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Located on the edge of Playa Samara the Belvedere was a peaceful place to stop. It was spotlessly clean and our room was ready despite an early arrival. Our room opened on to a small patio and then straight into the pool. Room had a fridge, hairdryer and coffee maker. The owners were welcoming and helpful even providing glue to mend my husbands trainers. It was nice to have freshly prepared breakfasts rather than buffet style. The hotel is in 2 parts with 2 pools so there were just 11 rooms using our pool. 5 minutes walk to the beach in 32f is quite hard work so we found it easier to drive to the next beach, Playa Carrillo, where you can park on the edge of the sand and swim. 4 days here was just the tonic we needed. Beware mosquitos.

Room Tip: Rooms 15 - 19 have direct access to the pool and a small patio.
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Heiden, Switzerland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This place was a gem. We made our booking by e-mail the day before our arrival, and everything was ready for us on arrival.
Our room had been very lovingly prepared, and was very clean and comfortable. Michaela and Ralf (the German owners) were very attentive to our needs and you can tell that they both work extremely hard to make this hotel the success that it is.
Breakfast was excellent, served in a terrace at the top of the hotel complex with nice views over the Pacific.
The hotel is ideally situated, just a couple of hundred metres from the beach but still away from the main street which would certainly have been noisier.
The hotel has a nice pool and also offers a laundry service.
All in all, a great place to stay in what was probably the nicest town we stayed in during our holiday.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 14.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Hotel Belvedere - Playa Samara

Address: Playa Samara, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Playa Samara
#4 Romantic Hotel in Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Belvedere - Playa Samara 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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