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Hotel Sol Samara
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

Going to Hotel Sol Samara is like visiting a friend in an out of town are. It is great fot peace and quite, close to a great beach, you can 'borrow' thier Kayake and slide across the water or take a light chair and relax under the palm tree on the beach or in their lovely garden. HOWEVER, you need a car to get to town as it is 2.5 km away, otheriwse it is ideal for what its offer....Will stay there again

Room Tip: You need a car if you want to get to town as it is 2,5 km away
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank vivien49
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights and were very pleased. The rooms were clean and the pool was great for a refreshing dip. Food was good (had dinner one night) and it was just a short walk to the beach for fabulous sunsets. You do need a car if you want to go into town - or you can walk along the beach to town, maybe 1/2 hour. The young man who worked during the evening was very attentive and a very hard worker - wish I knew his name. Would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank joyda
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

We are Canadian and we stayed approximately 6 nights at Sol Samara in Samara Costa Rica. I noticed another person referred to it as a little gem of a hotel. I would agree with that description. The rooms are quite new with a TV and AC. You can sit outside your room and read a book. The pool is small but absoulutely spotless and it is just right after a swim in the ocean which is about a foot ball´s length away. You can easily walk to the town by way of the beach. The best part of this hotel is the staff they make you feel you are at home. The food is good and very inexpensive. Leo will help you with any day trips you wish to take and always with a smile on his face. We are leaving today and we will definitely remember this little gem of a hotel. I would rate it excellent.

Sandra McIlquham and Richard McIlquham

Room Tip: Room was located upstairs
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

We booked with Sol Samara through hostelworld.com last minute for dates over Christmas - we were in need of accommodations and scooped up this deal with guarded expectations. To our suprise, our expectations were exceeded by this hotel with the exception of it's location. It was a bit far out of town and if we didn't have a rental car, there would have been some serious commuting time on foot to and from the town of Samara via the beach.

However, if you have a car and can confidently navigate Costa Rican roads in the dark, then this place is a pretty good deal. The rooms were a nice size, clean and tastefully decorated. The a/c made a difference in the muggy air and we slept like babies each night. Breakfast was included and provided a few different options to choose from and included coffee and fresh juice. This helped save time and money hunting for food in town and allowed up to get a quick start on the day. The pool, while small and tucked away, was a great way to refresh yourself after a day at the beach.

All in all, we really enjoyed our time here - the staff were all really friendly and genuine and I felt like we ended up in the right place in the end.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

My wife and I stayed here two nights and thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of a cozy beach hotel that didn't feel like a tourist trap. It's located a short drive (or nice long walk on the beach) from the minor hubbub of Samara's center, as well as a short drive in the other direction to tranquil Playa Carillo (which is somewhere definitely worth spending a lazy day under palms sipping rum and pineapple juice,or your beverage of choice). It's certainly not the fanciest of the places we stayed on our trip, but it's clean, cozy, and the staff is very friendly and attentive and will help you to arrange whatever excursions you'd like while there. We liked that the location, nestled among a small fishing village where we encountered chickens and dogs along the short walk to the beach, allowed us a little local flavor but some travelers expecting a more resort-like experience hidden from such things could be disappointed. All in all, it was a fantastic time and great value and we'd stay there again.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Thank Fiebre79
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