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The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

I recently stayed at the Hideaway Hotel for 6 nights and it was great. It's in a quiet location close to the beach but the restaurants, etc are not far away in the town of Samara. The food was absolutely sublime! The staff were all helpful and Doug and Rosie were always attentive to our requests and did everything they could to make our time there an enjoyable one. If you have the chance, get out on the water with Freddy; it's a great time.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Brian S
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Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

I live in Samara, in the busy downtown, so I need to get away to where it is a bit quieter at times...
Went down the beach to the Hideaway for an afternoon ice cream and ended up staying for hours...the poolside restaurant is a charming and tranquil spot, and the food is fantastic. The guacamole was as good as Doug promised, and the ravioli and mushroom sauce was delicate, while still hearty. Finishing it off with the house made ice cream and brownies was amazing!
Call ahead to make a reservation, it's worth it!

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank Echo T
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Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Booked the place thanks to the great reviews on tripadvisor, and have to say they due provide everything they promise, high quality rooms, great breakfast (one of the best we had in CR), very friendly service and in general a very positive experience.
That being said, a few things need to be mentioned: Although stated as the south end of the beach, it is a spot without even a palm tree, so most ppl will need a car to get to the beach.
Something about the house rules is wired, breakfast till 09:30(early for a beach resort), check out till 11:00 with a fine if you overdue, no wifi in the rooms (only place in CR we encountered these), and the famous dinner time issue which is repeatedly mentioned in reviews and by the staff, just change the time limit or cancel it...

All in all a very positive experience and highly recommended!

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank Ygmd
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Just finished a week at the Hideaway -- two adults and two twelve year olds. It is owned and run by Doug and Rosie -- who live on site. They are both great guides to the area and can help arrange everything from surfing, horseback riding, zipwiring, etc. The hotel is small (12 rooms I believe), quiet and private. It is also at the far end of the beach from Samara with its active and loud nightlife. The staff are very warm and helpful.

2 minute walk from Samara beach and 15 minute walk from the beautiful Carrillo beach.

A great place to rest and relax with or without kids.

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Thank Michael H
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

The Hideaway Hotel is an excellent small boutique hotel on the south side of Samara beach. Excellent service, food, drinks, great pool, and the room is spacious and clean! The architect of the hotel designed a great layout of the hotel giving each room great privacy. The owners and staff are very helpful in every way. They gave us great recommendations on what to do while in CR. Although not a beach-front hotel, Playa Carillo was a 1 minute drive from the hotel. Playa Samara is about a 6 min walk from the hotel but I prefer the beautiful Playa Carillo. We wanted to stay away from main Samara town and the Hideaway is about an 8 minute drive to town. We plan to return to CR some day and will definitely stay at the Hideaway again. Thank you again Rosy and Doug!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tuan N
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