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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

This is an older property with quaint buildings with thatched roofs. The draw here is for the sunset view. Depending upon the time of year the sun will set over the hill or dip into the ocean. You can watch the sunset from the pool or restaurant. Locals will travel from Samara just to see this view. Menu is american... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Beautiful views with a short walk to an equally beautiful beach. We had an ocean view room which was okay but a little tired, looked like it was done in the sixties. The restaurant breakfast which was included was mediocre but the service poor. We often sat waiting to be helped and the staff just ignored us. We would not... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

We didn't stay at this hotel...only came for dinner and we were looked at like we didn't belong. Terrible service...the waiter brought both my husband and the wrong drinks with the excuse that "they didn't have what we ordered so this is what we get." Excuse me....

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Brooklyn, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

I was looking for a hotel that was not along the strips in northern Guanacaste. Although the Riu looked nice, I wanted a local flare. I found that I had to search in southern Guanacaste and found Hoel Guanamar in Playa Carillo. There are no hotels right on the beach, this one is at the end of the beach section,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

The hotel manager Carlos V treated excellent, very professional. The dolphin tour was excellent by Darren and Carlos from Carrillo Adventures. We also did some fishing and snorkeling with splendid weather.

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Union City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

I stayed here about three years ago in July or August for seven days or so with my 30+-year-old daughter. It's a beautiful hotel and great for the price (I got a tremendous deal through Groupon). But it is not the Hilton. And there is some danger (read on for more info). WHAT IS WONDERFUL: the most astounding views, looking... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Our room was definitely not worth the amazing view from the hotel. We have heard better things from the ocean view rooms but can only speak to our room which was very disappointing. During our 2 night stay (would have left if I booked more than 2 nights) we had cockroaches, ants,lizards, crabs and a million mosquitos in our room.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Smart developer, concrete block rooms-built in levels along the hillside. Built to last. Probably a 30 + year old property, built when Costa Rica when still in the tourism development mode to cater to European and American travelers by busloads arriving at one time. Without question, it has the best location and view and their off season prices are reasonable.... More 

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HotelGuanamarCR, Director de Recepción at Hotel Guanamar, responded to this review

Hello Dear Guest. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at out hotel. We truly appreciate your comments. We work hard to make this the best hotel in the area. We will take your comments into consideration for future improvements. We really look forward on hosting you again soon. Greetings! Guanamar Hotel More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

The room(118) was very spacious and the reception staff obliging. There was a large balcony with a view and seating. Pool is a great size and has Pacific views that are stunning. At the moment there is construction work going on next to the pool, hammering, sanding, banging etc and its very irritating. Manager did not care! We are moving... More 

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HotelGuanamarCR, Director de Recepción at Hotel Guanamar, responded to this review

Dear Guest We truly appreciate your comments I assure you we will take your comments into consideration for future improvements. Right now the hotel is remodeled, soon there will be great changes The hotel will give you the best custom service which it could. All apologize for any inconvenience Greetings!! Guanamar Hotel More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Impressed by the views when we arrived. The rooms are spacious and we had a great sea view, this is where the good experience ended. The sheets on the bed were dirty with stain marks, we didn't notice this until late at night when going to bed. We requested clean sheets which the security guard provided, but they did not... More 

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HotelGuanamarCR, Director de Recepción at Hotel Guanamar, responded to this review

Dear Guest First of all we would like to thank you for the time you spent writing this review, ( we truly appreciate your comments.) We are sorry to read your experience with us wasn’t as expected, we are working hard to create an atmosphere in which everyone feels comfortable. We would like to take this opportunity to share with... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Guanamar

Address: Playa Carrillo Guanacaste | Playa Samara Nicoya, Playa Carrillo 1260, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Carrillo
Price Range: $78 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Guanamar 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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Also Known As:
Guanamar Hotel Playa Carrillo
Hotel Guanamar Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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