This was our first time in Samara. We read so many good reviews about this hotel, they did not do it justice. The rooms are spotless, roomy. All of the rooms had a kitchenette, we would make our coffee and head to the beach to listen to the waves. The restaurants were a 5 minute walk down the beach. Always felt safe walking on the beach, even night. The hotel was right in the middle of a tico neighborhood, which was awesome! Especially listening to the roosters in the morning.
There is a little store down the road where you could pick anything you needed, it is much cheaper than the grocery stores in town.
Phillis and Bill were very nice people, always willing to give you information and very knowledgeable about the area. They have a couple squirrels they rescued, one has a broken back and the other broken leg.
They had a room in which you could do laundry, and a fridge which you could take beer, pop and water on the honor system. They had free use of the bogey boards.
The sunsets from the lounge chairs were killer, every night!
The staff were very friendly and polite and took pride in the upkeep of the hotel.
This is the place you want to stay when visiting Samara!
Can't wait to return next year.
Thanks Phyllis and Bill
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Five time winner of the Traveler's Choice Award in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2009! Beach-front hotel just footsteps from the ocean. Our front yard is sand. Three ranchos with palm trees provide plenty of shade. Hammocks, moveable sunbeds, small pool, gardens and BBQ complete our front yard. All of our rooms are comfortable and tropical with fully equipped kitchens. Each room has a separate bedroom. The deluxe room has AC and widescreen TV. Standard rooms have upper and lower screened windows and two ceiling fans. Most of our guests return or recommend their friends due to the comfort level. We have an honor system for beverages and free use of boogie boards. An enjoyable 15 minute walk to Samara Central on the beach. There is a small store and fish market in our neighborhood of Matapalo, along with local deliveries of fruits and ceviche. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fenix Hotel Playa Samara