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“Mirador Samara” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mirador de Samara
Ranked #15 of 15 Hotels in Playa Samara
Missoula, Montana
2 reviews
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“Mirador Samara”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

We loved the Mirador. The view is beautiful, although recently two cell towers have been added to it. Nonetheless, there is plenty of view to compensate. We have no complaints other than the internet was sporadic; and Max, the owner, was working to fix it when we left. The hotel is on a hill so if you do not have a car be prepared to get in shape. Max was very accommodating whenever any issues came up and was available to resolve them.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Meighley
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Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2012

Me and my Fiance stayed here during the rainy season for 3 months and we absolutely loved it! They speak english (bonus) and the view is large!! Very friendly people. The building is a little old but the space combined with the set up makes it great. Best Bang for the Buck!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2011

I was in Samara for 5 days visiting my girlfriend and this was a great find. The rooms were spacious and stayed a comfortable temperature during some hot days. We had a refrigerator malfunction but Max brought us a new fridge in less than an hour. The view is incredible and we saw the most amazing sunset from one of the highest points in the area. It was awesome to be able to wake up and look out of the french doors and see the ocean from bed. With a beautiful porch with a table and a kitchen unit we were able to comfortably entertain a great group of friends one evening. 2 beds in one room and a fouton in the front room, a huge shower with hot water, and a private kitchen unit make this an amazing value. The unit was clean and neat. Everyone that visited commented on what a great little place it is. The pool is nice as well. The stairs can be slippery after/during a rain so I strongly recommend using caution and walking down in the grass once you are past the pool. Also, because of my taste bottled drinking water is recommended.
Over all, we could not have picked a better place for extended stay. The view, comfort and kitchen made this a perfect spot. Highly recommended for anyone staying more than a few days that would like to have a kitchen and a gorgeous view and wants a great value. I will stay here again.(check out the pictures)

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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San Ramon, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2011

My wife and I live in the central valley near San Jose, and take monthly trips to the beach. On a friends recommendation we spent the weekend at El Mirador, and had a really great experience. Great view, lovely rooms, and great value for the $$. Samara/Carrillo is the REAL Costa Rica, and the Mirador is a wonderful place to stay in the area...

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank samramon
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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17 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2011

The good reviews are from 2007, now the story is completely different.
I called and asked for the Sky room ($87 internet) they said $30 and I was like mmm ok Good deal.
Got there very late at 8pm well lets star:
1- No even one soul as guest ( we know now why )
2- The room was literally dirty., dust, dirty dishes in the bathroom, somebody's clothe in the closet.
Sheets were like from a cheap brothel.
3- Property is on sale

They lie since it is definitely not what you see on their website or here.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank samirth
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prepayment, General Manager at Mirador de Samara, responded to this review, October 24, 2011
Mr samirth called about 9 pm asking for a room and I replied that we are renouvating the hotel , so the rooms are not in a condition what they normally should be. He insisted , he would not mind the condition and if i could make him a very good discount also that he is entering late and leaving very early in the morning. Not to disapoint him i agreed and asked for a rediculous rate of $ 30, so he came by my private apartment to get the key.
Each year Sep and Oct. we are buisy renouvating most rooms , painting white , varnish the furiture, outside area, swimming pool garden etc. The hotel is not closed , so any reservation request made reasonable advanced will be respected, so we have time to get the room into perfect condition. Sure someone coming at 9 pm without former advise we are not able to offer this service.
Mr. samirth is not telling the truth that there are only old positiv reviews dating from 2007, there are 6 positivs reviews just for 2011.
He is also wrong saying the property is for sale. Truth is there is a sign saying CONDOMINUMS FOR SALE. The Hotel Mirador is in the stage to change into a CONDOMINIUM HOTEL RESORT, means we are offering some apartments for sale, but still stay with the rent buisiness. We have just started and have sold 3 units so far.
So how can this person judge the hotel arriving in the dark 9 pm and leaving first hour in the morning.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2011

This is a friendly place with very spacious appartments with great views on Samara and the sea. The furniture though is very basic and old. You can cook, but don't expect to much. But if you don't care much about luxury and like big rooms with big balconies and great view, this is the place in Samara.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Surrey, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2011

My wife and I just returned from our annual winter stay in Costa Rica at the Mirador de Samara. As were our stays in previous years, we had a wonderful vacation. The hotel is extremely well situated, very close to shopping, restaurants and a five-minute walk to the beach, but it is located on the hillside, surrounded by green areas and overlooking the town. The apartments are spacious and are very much enhanced by the large decks, with French doors opening from both the living and bedroom areas. Here is where we basically live for our two and a half month stay. The small town atmosphere is perfect for us. Long walks along the ocean, swimming in the ocean or pool, the beautiful red sunsets over the ocean then, dinner on the deck or at one of the many fine restaurants - all situated within walking distance. Perfect!

We enjoyed the general peace and quiet of this location. It is noisy during fiesta week, between Christmas and New Years, but then the fun of attending the fiesta events certainly made up for the noise.

The hotel is not for people who want the luxury of large chain hotels or all-inclusive resorts, but if you prefer the more personal local hotels, this is for you. The rooms and furnishings are basic, but very comfortable, and everything that we need is provided. Service is great and Max, the owner/manager, is very accommodating. This hotel is ideal for long-term and short-term stays.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Mirador de Samara
Address: Guanacaste Samara, Playa Samara 1200, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 15 Hotels in Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Mirador de Samara 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Aparthotel Mirador de Samara is built high on a hill, about 40 meters above sea level, commanding a panoramic view of the village, beach and ocean from every room and terrace. The beach is just a five-minute walk away. The building is constructed in stricty north – South position which allows the ocean breeze entering into the rooms during daytime and atnight bringing cool breeze from the mountains behind. ... more   less 
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