I am actually a Samara resident and stayed here with my visiting boyfriend in the beginning of December 2012. I specifically chose to stay here (literally to "hide away" from everyone I know in Samara!) because I had heard from others it was a nice place, a little bit out of the center of Samara.
True enough, though Doug and Rosy were not there, I was pleasantly surprised as to the how well-trained the staff are there, and how friendly and personable. All the rooms are in 2-story buildings grouped around a small patio and swimming pool, all on a private compound just a couple minute's walk from Samara beach. The rooms and grounds are well-kept, and you have a high chance to see families of howler monkeys in the trees surrounding the hotel. Carillo beach is only about a 10 minute walk down the main road in another direction, so you have both beaches to access easily.
They have small dining area in the main reception building, where you can order from quite a good menu at almost any time of day. As mentioned earlier, service was impeccable. It was obvious that care had been taken in training, which is not the case in other establishments around Samara.
Highly recommended for a quiet getaway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At The Hideaway you will enjoy the privacy of our exclusive location on Samara Beach in Costa Rica. We offer 12 hotel rooms and a Penthouse suite with 3 bedrooms. The Hideaway appeals to travelers looking for a luxury hotel, who appreciate extra amenities. Our quiet location close to Samara & Carrillo offers relaxation and privacy, plus easy access to exciting activities. Our boutique hotel on Samara Beach is uniquely situated on a one-acre private lot, approximately 1-minute's stroll to the ocean. ... more less
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