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Review of Hotel Samara Beach

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Hotel Samara Beach
Ranked #13 of 16 Hotels in Playa Samara
Nimes France
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75 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Better look for another hotel”
Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is reasonably situated in the small cosy village. Personnel was nice. Setup was well made. Problem was that it was technically outdated. During the evening the dirt water from the room above came down into our bathroom! Also the water of the sink poured out on the bathroom floor! Breakfast was ok. Swimming pool nice.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Theo V
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DorisPeart, Front Office Manager at Hotel Samara Beach, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Dear Mr.Theo,

Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback on TripAdvisor.
I am sorry about your latest experience at the Samara Beach and please be assured that this is certainly not representative of our hotel.
I apologize if you had problem with the bathroom, I know our staff offered you immediatly another room and it seems that behind this event you've enjoyed the rest of your stay with us.

looking forward to welcome you back at our hotel

Best regards

Martina Sacchi
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New Haven, Connecticut
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

This is a great spot. Have been here before. New AC units rock, staff super friendly and accommodating, pool refreshing after being hot in the sun. Really convenient to beach 1 block away. Zanate birds sing in trees, iguanas traipse across lawn, butterflies everywhere. Can hear howler monkeys some mornings. Palm trees in flower, bird nest in trellis near pool. Lovely, sweet spot. Beds comfy, rooms on second floor big, plenty of room for 4 people to sleep comfortably, and real hot water shower! Guard 24/7. Across street from shops, restaurants yet backyard area has private feel. Balcony great place to relax. Fresh fruit, pancakes standard breakfast fare. This is a great deal for the price, in an increasingly expensive town.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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1 Thank Anita G
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DorisPeart, Manager at Hotel Samara Beach, responded to this review, February 7, 2014
Dear Mrs Anita,
thank you so much for this lovely review!
I am glad that you loved your accommodation with us, We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Warm regards

Doris Peart
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

I stayed here for one night during a ´work trip´ trough the country. I work for a travel agency so I have seen quite a lot of different hotels. This was one of the reasons also to come down to Samara. My first night was assigned in this hotel and I was pleasantly surprised!
It is clearly not an upscale hotel, but perfect for budget travelers. It has everything you need:
clean room, private bathroom with hot shower, I had room 2 with king size comfortable bed, little fridge, safety box and closet.
Also the hotel has a little swimming pool and restaurant where they serve CONTINENTAL breakfast. This means some toast, eggs, fruits, tea and coffee. Nothing fancy but just fine!
The hotel is located in the mean street just 1 minute walk from the beach. For the price I am very surprised this hotel does not have better ratings. I would definitely recommend this to my budget travel clients.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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2 Thank Nadieh
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2013

spacious room air con, we found it comfortable and to sit looking out at the pool was nice. The breakfast was ok scrambled eggs and toast with jam the staff were great helpful.
With the beach down the road it was great.

Room Tip: top floor but steps to go up
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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2 Thank sueralls
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Newberg, Oregon
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207 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

I stayed for 5 nights here while attending a language school. The room was large and had two double beds. I really appreciated the AC. Breakfast was included and was pretty basic. Scrambled eggs and hot dogs mascarading as sausages. Instead of juice, normally in abundance here, there was lukewarm weak Tang. The location is pretty nice, although no ocean view. Bathroom was big and clean though a grout job would make the place sparkle. This is a less expensive option for staying in a nice beach town. Try the restaurant across the street, La Gondola, for some very good eats.

  • Stayed January 2013
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2 Thank StarrsySmith
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Mainz, Germany
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

Dirty, the worst bed I ever had, and the worst breakfast I ever had... One Night... And happy we didn't booked more!!!
Also we had many troubles with the creditcard... The charged twice the price...
If you want relaxed holidays, stay away from this place!

  • Stayed January 2013
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4 Thank gapsplit
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sedona
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

I am writing this review to encourage others to try the Hotel Samara Beach. The staff was incredibly friendly, the rooms clean, and the location was very desirable in most all ways. An easy walk to the beach or the supermarket and centrally located. The only possible drawback for light sleepers is the central location, as the beach town absolutely parties on the weekend, and because of the hotel's proximity to everything, the music definitely penetrates one's sleep. However, if you bring earplugs, I'd highly encourage you to experience this very moderately priced hotel. The AC worked great, thank goodness!!

Room Tip: I'd recommend a room on the second floor away from main street.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Samara Beach
Address: Main Street, Next to Alamo Rent A Car, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 16 Hotels in Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Samara Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Samara Beach Hotel is located just 50 meters from the beach, on the Main Street of Playa Samara. Our Hotel is decorated in a tropical style with a Garden with unbelievable blooming flora everywhere and swimming pool where YOU CAN RELAX AND ENJOY A PEACEFUL ATMOSPHERE. Our Hotel has 20 spacious rooms, everyone equipped with a private bathroom with hot water, air conditioning, king size bed and one double bed, TV, mini-refrigerator, security box and balcony overlooking our garden and pool. For those arriving by car, vehicles can be left in our private secure parking lot. THE BREAKFAST IS INCLUDED IN THE RATE and it is served in a typical "Rancho" SURROUNDED WITH A RICH AND VIBRANT VEGETATION full of flowers, plants, and unexpected surprises. SAMARA BEACH HOTEL's wonderful location offers our guests RICHNESS AND COMFORT. Our friendly staff will help and assist you in organizing a wonderful holiday in Samara. Guided tours available for those who wish to truly immerse themselves in this BEAUTIFUL PARADISE. For those looking for adventure we offer horseback riding, boat tour, diving, canopy, kayak tours, surfing, sport fishing, turtle tours, and more. We also offer transportation and assistance. We are very close to bus stop; taxi service is available from Liberia Airport (2 hours away) or from San Jose Airport (4 hours away). Bus service is available from San Jose (get off at in the center of town), and Nosara Airport (1 hour a half away) offers domestic flights to and from San Jose Airport. Our Hotel is the perfect place for replenish yourself with the positive sensation of this enchanting atmosphere. ... more   less 
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