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The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Playa Samara
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Reviewed December 19, 2010

We stayed at the Hideaway last week. What a treat to stay in a hotel built with guest comfort in mind. It is tucked away just outside the village of Samara, at the end of Playa Samara and next to Playa Carrillo (this is the most beautiful beach in Costa Rica!). It is quiet and we had monkeys right outside our room! Great food and the owners are onsite to be sure our stay was perfect!

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 12, 2010

This is in effect a beautiful little hotel that you wish you could find every place you visit. It was a bit complicated to walk to the village of Samara along the beach at high tide as the brook is a bit too deep to wade across( perhaps due to the abundance of rain this year). We liked to watch the commercial fishery activity in the bay off the beach.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 9, 2010

The Hideaway boutique hotel is truly a little gem that delivers in big way. The accomodations are well thought out and a great value. The beach is private, romantic and steps away from the hotel. The owners are a particular asset; truly commited to ensuring their guests have the best stay possible. They have succeeded in balancing a local sensibility with a sophisticated flare. A perfect place to experience "la pura vida".
We enthusiastically recommend and look forward to our own return visit.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 2, 2010

My fiance and I stayed at the Hideaway for 3 nights in November. The room was large, very clean and comfortable. Our room was located by the grove of mango trees where we woke to the sound of Howler monkeys and the waves breaking on shore. We were only a 3 minute walk to the beach which was very convenient for watching gorgeous sunsets. The location was excellent due to the close proximity to Playa Samara, Samara (the town itself) and Playa Carrillo. The grounds and pool are well maintained and the food/drinks are delicious. The staff were amazing. They were extremely helpful and friendly. You get the amenities of a larger resort but all the warmth and personal attention of a small boutique hotel. The Hideaway was our favorite hotel of our entire 2 week trip in Costa Rica. Thanks Rosy and Doug, we had a fantastic time at the Hideaway!

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 30, 2010

If you are looking for a Costa Rican beach vacation, you simply cannot go wrong with the Hideaway. The location is perfect: easy walking access (<5 minutes) to two gorgeous beaches, a 10 minute walk from the cool little surf town of Samara, and tons of available activities (which Doug, Rosy, and staff happily set up for you). The landscaping around the hotel and pool is picturesque. The rooms are spacious and luxurious. Delicious food and drinks are available whenever you want them. To top it all off, Doug and Rosy are the most hosptiable, friendly, and entertaining hosts a traveler could ask for. This place truly is a gem.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 24, 2010

what a wonderful property on a beautiful beach! Doug and Rosie have created an oasis of hospitality, its a "Five Star" guest experience with a very reasonable price tag... the food was just delicious, complimentary breakfast offers fruit, eggs, "tipico" or continental. Very good! We also had dinner there one night and it was a fantsatic meal. Also, make sure you have a mango margarita and a homemade brownie - super yummy! the rooms are very spacious, super clean and the bathrooms are huge, really lovely! Also, if you are active, make sure you try a Surfing Lesson with Christian at Tico Surf School...

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 23, 2010

Our second stay at this boutique hotel that feels like you arrived at your private beach home in Costa Rica.
Managed very professionally by Doug and Rosi.
Delicious breakfasts and cocktails by the pool with the beach a few steps away to run, horseback riding... Truly blissful!

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara

Address: On the Road From Samara To Carrillo | on the road from Samara to Carrillo; 150 meters from the ICE Tower, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Playa Samara
Price Range: $94 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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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