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“great place, well located, freshly made meals, excellent pizza. Staff very helpful ! everywhere you you will find a smile”
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Hotel Giada
Ranked #9 of 16 Hotels in Playa Samara
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Very friendly and helpful staff.
Rooms are very nice and clean, gardens well maintained especially around the pool at the back of the hotel.
Restaurant ' s pozza is excellent, they also serve very good breakfast with lots of fresh fruit .

  • Stayed: March 2013
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giorgio c, Manager at Hotel Giada, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2013

Thank you for you comments on Trip Advisor. We were glad to have you here as guests. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the hote as well as the restaurant and the staff. We hope you will be bacl to Hotel Giada as well as Costa Rica.

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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Its was very nice, and the restuarant ie very good.
It is clean and also is located very good not to far from the beach.
And is a very safety place and I will recomend to anybody to stay there.
The room was simple, but there were two nice swimming pools that were clean, and a restaurant in front that was open to the street. Sámara is a small, simple beach town, and there isn't a lot there, and this hotel is on the main street.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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giorgio c, Manager at Hotel Giada, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2013

Thank you for your comment on Trip Advisor. We were glad to have you here and that you enjoyed the hotel and the restaurant as well as Playa Samara. We hope you will return to Hotel Giada and the beaches here.

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Reviewed April 10, 2013

We were in Playa Samara for a wedding, and Hotel Giada was a good pick for a three day stay. The rooms were large, clean and comfortable. The road-facing restaurant serves tasty Italian fare for lunch and dinner, and 5 selections for the included breakfast.
The restaurant is perfect for people watching, too.
Nearby are banks, a grocery store, bodegas, and sodas.
Our only issue was our room's wonky air conditioner - it was out the first night, fixed, out again the second night. At that point, the staff switched us to the room next door.
We spend a lot of time in Costa Rica, and are used to the heat... my main objection is that screens are uncommon everywhere. I'd suggest asking when you book here, as a breeze would have helped the hot nights pass more quickly.
I'll also note that the staff comped us lunch for the inconvenience -and lunch was great.
Lastly, and very cool, an iguana visited our balcony, and cooperated for photos and a video.
We don't sweat the small stuff, (although we did sweat in our room) and will return to Hotel Giada.

Room Tip: I liked the second floor... nice balconies overlooking the back pool.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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giorgio c, Manager at Hotel Giada, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2013

Thank you for your comment on Trip Advisor. We are sorry for the problem with the AC in your room and other than that we are glad that you enjoyed the hotel and restaurtant and hope you will be back to the hotel again as well as to return to Costa Rica.

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

My sons and I stayed at the Hotel Giada, and it was a nice experience. The room was simple, but there were two nice swimming pools that were clean, and a restaurant in front that was open to the street. Sámara is a small, simple beach town, and there isn't a lot there, and this hotel is on the main street. Breakfast was included, and the price for a room for two beds and the four of us was $110 USD. It is a very convenient location, just a few blocks from the beach, other restaurants, shops, etc. I'd definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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giorgio c, Manager at Hotel Giada, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2013

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We was glad to have you here at Hotel Giada and we are glad that you and your family enjoyed the hotel as well as the restaurant. We hope you see back at Hotel Giada and hope that you will return to Costa Rica.

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Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

I just stayed at hotel giada for 3 nights. It was a great experience. Playa samara is great traditional Tico beach town. The hotel is a 2 minute walk from the beautiful grey sand beach of playa samara and was a lovely place to stay. The staff were great, lovely and really helpful with book tours or navigating the town... I got loads of information about what was going on in the town and the best places to go on certain nights etc. the sun lounger space around the pool is small, but when you have the beach just down the road it's not really and issue. The room was very clean, basic but good enough for 3 nights, the same goes for the bathroom. I felt very safe in the area and was surprised that even though the hotel is on the main strip and all rooms either face the restaurant or street, the noise wasnt an issue. The food in the restaurant is average at best, but there are some other great places to eat in the town within 5 minutes walking distance. I would definitely stay here again if I went back to playa samara. Great easy location, simple hotel wit everything you need.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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giorgio c, Manager at Hotel Giada, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2013
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Gracias por su comentario en Trip Advisor. Estábamos contentos de tenerlo aquí en el Hotel Giada se alegró de tenerlo aquí. Esperamos que regrese al Hotel Giada, así como Costa Rica.

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Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

Giada is 200 metres from the beach, on the main street of Samara. It has two pools and a jacuzzi. In the front there is an italian restaurant with nice pizzas.
All the rooms have air conditioning, tv and a fan plus a safety box. The breakfast is not self service, you can choose between the typical, pancakes, eggs, toasts, which.are really tasty.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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giorgio c, Manager at Hotel Giada, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2013

Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor. We was glad to have you here at Hotel Giada and we are glad that you enjoyed Hotel Giada. We hope you will be back to Costa Rica as well as Hotel Giada.

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Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

I spent only one night. The room was small any yet very nicely equipped. There were two small pools. The restaurant was downstairs and the food was good although my waiter was a bit snobby and he brought me ravioli instead of the fettuccine I ordered. My biggest complaint is when I checked out the guy at reception was on the phone for a long time before I could give him my key and then he addressed me as "señor" instead of "señora" it just set my day off to a sad start.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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hotelgiada, Owner at Hotel Giada, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2013

Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor. We was glad to have you as a guest here at Hotel Giada. We are sorry for the mistake in the restaurant and I will speak with them so they can be more careful when they take a order. With the gentelman at the front desk I did speak with him, yes he was on the telephone for a reservation and some call take longer than other, he inform me he look up quick to see the number of your room in order to check you out since you been waiting a few minutes and yes he did make a mistake and called you senor and he did say that he was sorry for the error and did correct the error and called you senora. Thank you for staying at Hotel Giada and we hope you will return to Hotel Giada as well as Costa Rica.

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Additional Information about Hotel Giada

Address: Main street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Playa Samara
Price Range: $62 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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