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#5 of 6 hotels in Playa Carrillo
Guanamar is a three star family hotel in Playa Carrillo Costa Rica in Guanacaste province which has been operating for the last 25 years in the North Pacific coast of Costa Rica, near the warm waters of Pacific ocean.It just 2 miles from Playa Samara. The hotel is surrounded by the rich and exuberant flora and fauna typical from the area. Guanamar is perfectly situated on the hill top at the southern end of the bay, inviting guests to enjoy the spectacular panoramic views and sunsets. Guanamar is located close to samara beach hotels (4miles) and just 1 mile from local airport (samara airport).
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Poolside bar
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Sylviamattingly wrote a review Dec 2017
Hatteras Island6 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed here in 2016 and our time was amazing. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The rooms were clean and everything we expected. The restaurant staff were pleasant and the food and drinks were excellent. We enjoyed the view from the pool. The walk to the beach is short. The beach is uncrowded. The staff booked our fishing trip and our horseback riding tour for us. The horseback riding was amazing. I cannot wait to return to visit here!
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Date of stay: February 2017
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Mari G wrote a review Sep 2017
Houthalen, Belgium35 contributions16 helpful votes
Saw the most amazing sunset ever at this place. The location is absolutely stunning. The only thing keeping me from giving it 5 stars, is that it's located at quite a hill. Rooms mostly down the hill, restaurant and reception on top. Not ideal if you have bad knees :-). Also, the staff wasn't really friendly and the bar closed way too early - around 9PM. Nevertheless, that sunset makes it worthwhile!
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Luke R wrote a review Jul 2017
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin11 contributions4 helpful votes
Would have been 4 stars but do not like the false advertising such as. They turned the wifi range down after the first night so you have to go to the bar area for wifi. Also there was no restaurant or bar besides breakfast. Breakfast was not good. Lunch meat ham for meat. Rubber pancakes. Boxed juice. Scrambled eggs. Ocean is down the hill across the street, beach is a half mile away. They said they could book travel for us but they never followed through. The rooms were great. Views and clean. The whole country loves over selling so be careful. I travel alot and Costa Rico has amazing sites but the people are the worst. I have never had issues on vacation like this. I'm glad I got to see the sited but the people and food is 905 garbage. When you find the good 10% it is really good then.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
Carla M wrote a review May 2017
42 contributions67 helpful votes
the location of this hotel is totally worth it, any room will have an spectacular view of the bay, and since the room has a nice balcony, you can have there all of the sunset and sunrise at your comfortable room. also it is located just in front of the beach and many convenient stores are nearby. one thing to mind is that there are many stairs to go around the hotel bungalows, pool and restaurant, so if you are travelling with people with back or knee problems, this might be an issue. the restaurant food is OK, but dont expect much from the breakfast since it is a la carte and not buffet...you might end up a bit hungry with some of the choices :(
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Date of stay: April 2017
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: make sure your room has a view to the bay
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John A wrote a review Mar 2017
Seattle, Washington72 contributions10 helpful votes
We ate there after it got dark and had no idea of the fantastic views we missed. The food was great, I had perfectly cooked piece of tuna. We had to go back there the next day for the sunset (just stayed for drinks however)
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Date of stay: February 2017
Response from Hotel M, Customer Service at Hotel Guanamar
Responded Mar 13, 2017
Dear Ballardian, Thank you for your summission, we are really greatful with your visit hope you enjoy it all the time. you are more than welcome back. regards
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Costa RicaProvince of GuanacastePlaya Carrillo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Guanamar
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Guanamar?
Nearby attractions include Playa Carrillo (1.0 miles), Samara Beach (3.2 miles), and dondeJavitours (3.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Guanamar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Guanamar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Guanamar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Guanamar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sweeties By Celia, Bouticafe Bohemia, and Samara Pacific Lodge Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Guanamar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hotel Guanamar located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Playa Carrillo.
Does Hotel Guanamar have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Hotel Guanamar accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.