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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Playa Samara, Province of Guanacaste

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Jon H
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Couldn't Ask for More”
Reviewed March 15, 2018 for a stay in March 2018

Our family of five loved this place and location! Condo was very modern and very comfortable. Views of the bay were incredible and we all enjoyed the birds, iguana, giant grasshoppers that visited the grounds, and of course the monkies which visited the adjacent trees a few of our days there. The A/C and pool were much needed and appreciated, as was the afternoon shade on the porch and pool area. Grounds felt very secure and safe behind locked garage. With kids it was a bit far to walk to the main town and beach of Samara but not impossible, but we never had any issue finding parking when we chose to drive either day or night.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 1, 2018
Hi Jon, thank you for this excellent review and thank you for choosing Alta Vista! -Patrick
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Emily R
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful Rental and Amazing Staff”
Reviewed November 1, 2016 for a stay in December 2015
2
people found this review helpful

We could not have been happier!! The condo staff were so friendly and helpful, from planning our stay, to helping us with activity planning while we were there. They were thoughtful and made sure we had everything we needed. The condo was beautiful and appointed with all the things we needed to make us feel the comforts of home, but in a beautiful tropical setting. We will definitely be coming back here next year for our getaway!!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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lubapol
Modiin, Israel
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The best in Samara”
Reviewed August 9, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We had a great stayed in the condo, we were with 3 children including a 1 year old baby.
The place is very well maintained and managed. It was secure and clean , very professional service ..........
It's close to everything , by the way wonderful SODA 20 mts from the condo.
Enjoy the the condo and Samara.

Thanks, Yoel

Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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marieeveb...
Quebec City, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“luxury indeed”
Reviewed May 25, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Very beautiful, good location, clean, friendly. The lounge on top is great. Nice little pool for the kids and those needing a cool down.

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Liked best: The clean AC'd bed!
Liked least: The leaking dishwasher. (This was to be addressed right after our departure.)
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Joanne A
Davis, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The perfect condo for a family beach vacation in Costa Rica”
Reviewed April 17, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We really enjoyed our stay at Alta Vista Condos in Samara. Our family of four had plenty of space. We loved the Congo lounge rooftop terrace, great view of the beach, sunset and a nice place to read a book and watch the monkeys swing from tree to tree in the afternoons. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed to make meals in the condo. The kids enjoyed the pool and the wi-fi internet access (+ Netflix on TV) for the evenings after a long day in the sun. The beach and town are just a short walk away. Laura and Denis made us feel very welcome. We loved the dog Zorro who lives at the condo.

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Liked best: The congo lounge / rooftop terrace
Liked least: The wi-fi/internet access didn't always work while we were there
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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kathleen...
Boulder, Colorado
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Dream vacation”
Reviewed April 9, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
2
people found this review helpful

Alta Vista surpassed my expectations. The location is excellent- you can watch the sunrise over the ocean from the balcony, and walk to the beach in less than 5 minutes. If you want a quick dip to cool off, there is a pool onsite at the condo. Locals live in the neighborhood, so you get the feeling of being close to local culture- it's easy to walk into the town center, and buy a delicious coconut to drink fresh, cool coconut milk along the way. In town, there are many different restaurants to choose from- ranging from elegant steak and seafood, to more local "gallo pinto" and plantains! One evening, we even had a fresh caught fish delivered to the condo from a local fisherman and had fun cooking in our fully-furnished kitchen at Alta Vista. The fresh fruit is also AMAZING! The owner and staff at Alta Vista are super friendly and helpful, and made sure we were safe and comfortable. They were even patient enough to let me practice my Spanish! The whole experience was "pura vida!" I cannot wait to get back to Alta Vista for my next Costa Rica vacation!

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Liked best: Luxurious, safe, comfortable accommodations, close to local culture!
Liked least: Wish I could stay longer!
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Donche201...
Munster, Indiana, Usa
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Reservations are so easy”
Reviewed April 6, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
1
person found this review helpful

I just made my 5th reservation and I feel it's important to let viewers know how easy they are to make. I've written reviews on my previous stays and will write another once this trip is over but needed to mention that making reservations are quick and easy. You make them directly with the owner, Patrick. He is very responsive and organized and since it's his place he wants to make sure all goes well. Once the reservations are locked in, he puts you in touch with his on-site property manager, Laura. Laura is form Great Britain and has lived in Samara for a while. I mention this because she knows the area well and can help with all your questions for transport, food, recreation etc. and also has the professionalism and promptness that many of us are used to.

I honestly thought about visiting another beach area but why? I found my ideal beach and accommodations and will keep returning.

Communication is everything and it's so easy to loose a client. Making a reservation to stay at Alta Vista is just the beginning of a very great vacation.

More later in the month but in the meantime, read my other reviews. I'm sure the next one will be as good or better.

A vacation is for having fun and relaxing and making the reservations should be along the same lines.

Traveling group: Solo
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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