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England
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Samara is an unspoilt, rustic resort. Head there is you want something laid back and friendly. We loved it. The hotel is quite basic but just right for a place a few steps from a great beach. We were slightly put off when we arrived a bit early to check in, and used the poolside toilets which were dirty and... More 

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Doris962, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Samara Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your comments from your stay with us! We highly appreciate your comments as is our way to improve different areas from our service. My apologies for the inconvenience, we are currently working to avoid any future inconveniences. we will definitely are going to keep up your expectations on your next visit. Sincerely Saludos cordiales. Carolina... More 

emeryville
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Very nice hotel with friendly and helpful staff, clean rooms, comfortable beds, wonderful pool, a resident lizard and iguana. Breakfast was good. A strange smell in the bathroom but nothing serious....

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Doris962, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Samara Beach, responded to this review

Dear guest, We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that the service provided met all your expectations. We highly appreciate your comments, as is our way to improve different areas from our service. My apologies for the inconvenience we are currently working to avoid any future inconveniences. Thank you for your recommendations and we will be more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

When we arrived in Samura we had booked into the Hideaway as it had the best reviews on Trip Advisor but it was a ten minute drive from town and whilst the rooms were very nice it lacked atmosphere and I was not impressed to be asked to pay for our two night stay the minute we arrived before we... More 

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Doris962, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Samara Beach, responded to this review

Dear guest We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that the service provided met all your expectations. We highly appreciate your comments, as is our way to improve different areas from our service. Thank you for your recommendations and we will be more than glad to have you with us again on your next visit in Samara... More 

White Rock, Canada
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

We stayed 4 nights here, and the receptionist Carolina was very helpful, and friendly. First room we got had a noisy non-functioning air conditioner. No cold water... water was too hot, and almost got burned. we were moved to another room, with a functioning air conditioner., but drain pipe under sink leaked, but was promptly fixed. Wifi was the slowest,... More 

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Doris962, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Samara Beach, responded to this review

Dear guest, We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that the service provided met all your expectations. We highly appreciate your comments, as is our way to improve different areas from our service. My apologies for the inconvenience we are currently working to avoid any future inconveniences. Thank you for your recommendations and we will be more... More 

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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

The hotel staff were very pleasant. The garden pool was beautiful and private. We stayed 2 nights and loved the location. The room was a good size and clean. The balcony overlooked the pool. We enjoyed our stay

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Doris962, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Samara Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your comment; we are happy your overall experience was so great, we will definitely are going to keep up your expectations on your next visit. PURA VIDA from Playa Samara, your playa in Costa Rica Saludos cordiales. Carolina Álvarez Garay Gerente de Operaciones Hotel Samara Beach More 

Stockholm
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

We had booked at Belvedere but changed our itinary and tried to get rooms one day earlier which was not possible.Therefore booked for one night at Samara Beach. Rooms and garden were nice ,however when we arrived thre were only 5 sunbeds ( to cover 20 rooms ) when we complained we were told that customers had destoyed a number... More 

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Doris962, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Samara Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your comments from your stay with us! We highly appreciate your comments as is our way to improve different areas from our service. My apologies for the inconvenience, we are currently working to avoid any future inconveniences. we will definitely are going to keep up your expectations on your next visit. Sincerely Carolina Alvarez Garay... More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

This hotel has really nice rooms and large bathrooms. It also has a nice garden with a small pool. The hotel is a bit far from the Samara village and there are no services on the beach so the location is not most optimal. I suggest the hotel to get some bikes for their customers so that it would be... More 

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Doris962, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Samara Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your comment; but i think is wrong Hotel we are in town, i hope next time can you visit us. Pura Vida have a great day Sincerely Carolina Álvarez Garay More 

Arlington, Virginia
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213 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

We're traveling to Costa Rica for 8 days and had one night booked at Hotel Samara Beach. They held the reservation for 6 weeks (with a credit card) and then called and said they don't have space. My travel agent objected, but there seemed to be no recourse. I'm guessing that they wanted the room for a guest who is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I kept ourselves on a tight hotel budget so we could splurge elsewhere. HSB is a nice hotel with friendly, helpful service. 100m from the beach and close to everything. Pool is nice. Rooms are basic and clean, and do have air conditioning unit + ceiling fan - a must for us. We also had a King... More 

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Doris962, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Samara Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for these wonderful comments from your stay at Hotel Samara Beach, We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that the service provided met all your expectations, we will be more than glad to have you with us again on your next visit in Samara Beach. Muchas gracias & Pura vida desde Playa Samara sincerely Carolina... More 

New England
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Private oasis walking distance to beach, shops, restaurants and tour center. Very well maintained, landscaped property. Very nice pool area and very friendly staff! Rooms were large, clean and comfortable, although wifi was a bit spotty.

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Doris962, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Samara Beach, responded to this review

Dear guest, We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that the service provided met all your expectations. We highly appreciate your comments, as is our way to improve different areas from our service. Thank you for your recommendations and we will be more than glad to have you with us again on your next visit in Samara... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Samara Beach Hotel is located just 50 meters from the beach, on the Main Street of Playa Samara. Our Hotel is decorated in a tropical style with a Garden with unbelievable blooming flora everywhere and swimming pool where YOU CAN RELAX AND ENJOY A PEACEFUL ATMOSPHERE. Our Hotel has 20 spacious rooms, everyone equipped with a private bathroom with hot water, air conditioning, king size bed and one double bed, TV, mini-refrigerator, security box and balcony overlooking our garden and pool. For those arriving by car, vehicles can be left in our private secure parking lot. THE BREAKFAST IS INCLUDED IN THE RATE and it is served in a typical "Rancho" SURROUNDED WITH A RICH AND VIBRANT VEGETATION full of flowers, plants, and unexpected surprises. SAMARA BEACH HOTEL's wonderful location offers our guests RICHNESS AND COMFORT. Our friendly staff will help and assist you in organizing a wonderful holiday in Samara. Guided tours available for those who wish to truly immerse themselves in this BEAUTIFUL PARADISE. For those looking for adventure we offer horseback riding, boat tour, diving, canopy, kayak tours, surfing, sport fishing, turtle tours, and more. We also offer transportation and assistance. We are very close to bus stop; taxi service is available from Liberia Airport (2 hours away) or from San Jose Airport (4 hours away). Bus service is available from San Jose (get off at in the center of town), and Nosara Airport (1 hour a half away) offers domestic flights to and from San Jose Airport. Our Hotel is the perfect place for replenish yourself with the positive sensation of this enchanting atmosphere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Samara Beach

Address: Main Street, Next to Alamo Rent A Car, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range: $55 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Samara Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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