This hotel was exactly the type of place my husband and I were looking for. We are not "resort style" people and didn't want an all-inclusive type place. So what we got is what we wanted and that was a very small place, I think they only have 12 rooms, but the room was spacious, with a king sized bed, and a big bathroom, with a walk in shower. Breakfast was included and it was good, nothing extraordinary, but tasty and the service is good. Everyone at the hotel is very friendly and we had a chance to talk to Doug, the owner and he was very helpful in suggesting things to do around Samara.
We rented a car and that is definitely the way to go if you are going to spend any time in Samara or wanting to go to the "busier" part of the beach with all the restaurants and bars. It is only about a 2 minute walk from the hotel to the beach, however there is nothing there. It will take you easily 40 minutes to walk to the main part of the beach that I mentioned. And it's not a very easy walk, but it depends on the time of the day due to the low/high tide.
Samara is a fun little beach town. Not as touristy as some places, but there are a lot of people on the beaches. Everyone is so friendly and we always felt safe. You start to recognize some of the locals if you go out and about, and that's nice.
- 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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