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Hotel Samara Pacific Lodge

Camino Playa Buenavista, Playa Samara 50205 Costa Rica
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#5 of 19 hotels in Playa Samara
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Hotel Samara Pacific Lodge is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Playa Samara, offering a charming environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Rooms at Hotel Samara Pacific Lodge provide air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

In addition, Hotel Samara Pacific Lodge offers a pool and free breakfast, which will help make your Playa Samara trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

If you’re looking for a cafe, consider a visit to Bouticafe Bohemia, Roots Bakery & Cafe, or Samara Organics Mercado Organico, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Hotel Samara Pacific Lodge.

Should time allow, Belen Waterfall is a popular waterfall that is relatively easy to get to.

Enjoy your stay in Playa Samara!

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
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Poolside bar
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Tile / marble floor
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Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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Justyna Pawel wrote a review Mar 2020
Canada19 contributions
We were traveling with 3 family's which made us a group of 9. This is our second time in Costa Rica and most definitely not last. We very highly recommend This stay for everyone but mainly families with children. The hotel in general was very clean mainly the pool, the rooms were basic but has very good AC and hot water. The owners and staff are very friendly and helpful. The breakfast and service were excellent.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Maxence P wrote a review Mar 2020
Paris, France12 contributions29 helpful votes
With my wife, we ha stayed 2 nights at hotel samara pacific lodge. Everything is good at the hotel (people, room, breakfast, location) but the water of the pool is really dirty, troubled water. I don’t feel good to swim in this kind of water. But all the other things are clean. It’s just the pool water which is dirty nothing else.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Samara Pacific ... C, Propriétaire at Hotel Samara Pacific Lodge
Responded Mar 16, 2020
Dear Maxence Thank you for your comment. I would like to talk about our pool. We are living on an area where temperature are very high. We have a very good maintenance but the water is so hot that some products are not working well. But you can swim perfectly everything is good.Sorry for the inconvenient
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Weerobbie wrote a review Feb 2020
Kingston, Canada964 contributions327 helpful votes
The hotel is run by a very nice family, supported by terrific staff. Everyone really wants your stay to be comfortable and fun so they are very helpful, patient and accommodating. The hotel is a 15 min walk, via Playa Samara, to the town centre. This is a good thing as you are on the edge of the jungle so there is plenty of wildlife (especially Howler Monkeys) and a hiking trail to awesome lookouts and Playa Escondida. The hotel is also a 15 min walk from Playa Buena Vista, where the sunsets are spectacular. The hotel restuarant is the best in town, with excellent, well-priced meals. The breakfast that comes with the room fare, is very good and generous. The pool is large and surrounded by a beautiful garden that attracts songbirds in the morning. Our room was very spacious with a lovely private patio. We stayed at this hotel for two weeks and loved every minute of it. Our thanks to the owners, Glorianna, Ronald, Javier, Santo and all the other staff who ensured we had a terrific holiday!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Room 14 - spacious, with a private patio that looks over a farm filed.
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Steve J wrote a review Feb 2020
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Great food whether it was the complimentary breakfast or the evening meals. Very friendly, helpful staff. Owners live on site. Grounds are well maintained. We enjoyed the pool. Close to downtown yet quiet at night for those who want to turn in early. Tours and excursions can be booked through the hotel at a discount. Very reasonable prices. This was our fourth time staying here and have already booked our next visit. As an added bonus we have, oftentimes, been able to strike up friendships with other guests. The restaurant was able to accommodate special requests due to allergy restrictions, etc.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: There are 2 different size rooms one of which is larger that can accommodate larger families.
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Anna OD wrote a review Jan 2020
Rutland, United Kingdom291 contributions110 helpful votes
We (family with triplets aged ten) had a fantastic few days at the Sámara Pacific Lodge. Our suite of rooms comprised two single beds in the entrance hall, with two doors each leading to a double room with an en suite and a shower. The rooms are comfortable, clean and well proportioned. There’s a balcony front and back, and we enjoyed sitting out there reading (see photo). The staff at Sámara are excellent. They take real pride in ensuring everything is well maintained and nothing is too much trouble. We’d travelled around Costa Rica quite a bit prior to our arrival and really enjoyed a chilled day sitting by (and swimming in) the pool in the beautiful tropical gardens (see photo). The sun loungers are incredibly comfortable and cold drinks served direct; couldn’t have asked for more! Breakfast was included and very good with fresh pancakes, fresh juice, eggs, toast etc. The food at the evening restaurant is excellent. Really good value, beautifully presented (see photo) and absolutely delicious. We only had dinner there one night as there was a special set menu on our first evening (NYE) and we weren’t hungry enough to justify the cost, then it was closed on New Year’s Day. A shame as I’d have like to try more of their menu. The other photos are of the small beach accessed when turning right out of the hotel (away from Sámara beach). We walked down there (takes 10/15 minutes) every morning after breakfast and saw howler monkeys, lots of birds, lizards, etc. Main Sámara beach is also about a 10 minute walk away in the opposite direction. We swam in the sea a couple of times and ate at La Dolce Vita and Luv Burger (see separate reviews), both are right on the beach and decent. The hotel food is better though, and cheaper. We enjoyed our kayaking and snorkelling excursion to Chora Island.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
$70 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Samara Pacific Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Samara Pacific Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Samara Pacific Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a view of the mountains, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Samara Pacific Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Samara Pacific Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Samara Pacific Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ti Kaz La restaurante, Samara Pacific Lodge Restaurant, and Ma Ma Gui.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Samara Pacific Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Samara Pacific Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.