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Hotel Playa Samara

Calle Plaza Detras De La Plaza de Fultbol de Samara Centro, Playa Samara 50205 Costa Rica
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#20 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Samara
Hotel Playa Samara is a hotel with history, built since 1980 and remodeled, the facilities inspire a PURA VIDA, familiar, fun and community atmosphere. Rooms - we have options for all tastes, private rooms with a / c, with fan and shared rooms. Facilities - shared kitchen, pool, dining room. Services - tour desk, souvenir shop, bar and entertainment.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Jorge Alberto M wrote a review Apr 2021
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Check-In took more than 1 hour waiting, dirty rooms, stained sheets. The photographs do not represent the place as it currently is. The owner is very uncomfortable, he goes through the rooms, at night he calls your attention to make you quiet early. The attention during breakfast was terrible, they took a long time to deliver things to us. The food had no flavor. They did not want to give even an extra spoon for a girl under 5 years old. Managers call attention to their workers strongly, at all times and in front of everyone. In summary, the only good thing about the hotel is the location and the beds that are comfortable, but for what we paid, it is definitely a lousy place. I would not return here nor do I recommend that you do so.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Tr0bar wrote a review Mar 2020
Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada2 contributions
We had a great time at this resort. Staff were excellent! It was my husband’s 50th birthday and Javier at the front desk upgraded our room to a pool view room with tub on the balcony at no charge. On his birthday we went for supper and when we went back to our Room there was champagne on ice and chocolates’ They also had bundles of balloons all over the room! It looked great! Thank you Javier you made his Birthday trip special and truly care about your customers experience! ;) At the bar Christopher was amazing! Ask him for his special drink “ Frog Eye”! Our favourite server was Julian, always happy and smiling... all staff were very nice and friendly. The reason I gave it 4 starts is because we didn’t have water in our rooms a couple of nights and 2 days there were many things they were out of on the menu at the Chill and Grill.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
MistryRitz27 wrote a review Mar 2020
Toronto, Canada7 contributions
This is a great little vacay spot. There are a series of Bungalows. Each one has 1 or 2 or 4 seperate rooms. One pool. 2 bars Basic vacay drinks available Buffet is actually very good,and normally I avoid the buffet. One A la carte restaurant. It's ok. Stick to the Buffet. Snack bar available after lunch with fries and nachos Staff are very friendly and helpful. Room was clean and very nicely decorated. Comfortable bed..had a great night's sleep each and every night. Room 204. It was 1 mins walk to the beach. Beach is great. Lots to do. Boogie boards are free. For a fee you can hire snorkeling gear and kayak or take suffer lesson's from vendors on the beach or in town (Samara) , a 20-30 mins walk depending on the tide. I would definitely go back
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Happy T wrote a review Jan 2020
Penetanguishene, Canada46 contributions16 helpful votes
I love this place! The location couldn't be better for the price. It's literally only minutes to the beach. Breakfast is included with your room, and you have several choices. It is served quickly, and is just the right amount. For rooms you have several choices, from dorms for the budget minded, to private rooms with A/C. Dan and Claudia go out of their way to make sure you have an enjoyable experience. There is a small soda onsite that sells great food at low prices. You are slao right in the centre of Samara so restaurant options are all around you. The pool is a bonus if you want to cool off but don't fwem like going to the beach, and there is live music twice a week in the back, including an open mike night on Wednesdays for those of you that are.musically inclined. As a solo traveler I found the hotel a wonderful place to meet others and I also got to know the staff well. They will help you out with any tours, or adventures you want to go on (without any added cost). Dan knows his way around the area so his advice was greatly appreciated. I would certainly recommend this place to anyone looking for a good choice at a more than reasonable price!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
bethanyrobin wrote a review Jan 2020
Houston, Texas103 contributions43 helpful votes
I stayed here with my two kids. The rooms are very basic. No a/c.. I thought I had booked a room with ac but when we arrived it did not have any. They did move us to a room with ac though. There are still opening in the top of the walls so you get noise and outside air mixed with it.. the pool was cute. The staff was friendly. Breakfast was ok. No hot water. Location is very close to the beach and many places to eat.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
$48 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacastePlaya Samara
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Playa Samara
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Playa Samara?
Nearby attractions include dondeJavitours (0.1 miles), Samara Beach (0.3 miles), and Monkey Point Playa Samara (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Playa Samara?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Playa Samara?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Playa Samara?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Playa Samara?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ti Kaz La restaurante, Bouticafe Bohemia, and Samara Organics Mercado Organico.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Playa Samara?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hotel Playa Samara located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Playa Samara.
Is Hotel Playa Samara accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.