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Hotel Samara Pacific Lodge
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Playa Samara
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

The owners are fantastic people and so helpful. The hotel itself is nice, clean, confortable, relaxing with a nice pool and great restaurant. The small city of Samara is very nice with great beaches and great activities to do. We enjoyed our stay and would love to come back!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Beautiful place,nice rooms, friendly hosts, very good meals (at normal costaricans prices), big swimming pool. It's not the closest place from the village or the beach but it's close enough (5-10 min walk to the beach) and it's definitly a great place to relax after a week of trekking or driving on the tracks of Costa Rica. And one of the most beautiful beach we've ever experienced (especially under sunny sky at low tide when the few cms of water remaining on the beach is like a huge mirror that duplicates the terrific landscape surrounding the beach).

Encore merci Clémence et Lionel pour l'accueil. Bon courage pour la suite et bisous à Zoé.
Magali, Eric, Alexandre, Clémentine

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Very nice place and the owners are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are large and clean. There has rooms for families of 5 or 6. There is a very large pool. We heard howler monkeys, this is a fun wake up call! The beach is a bit far but there is a quiet spot down the road.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

It is a great hotel located in the pacific coast of Costa Rica. Once you get there you'll be welcomed by an incredible staff, very humble and helpful. The hotel is not very big but it is well maintained, the rooms are very clean in which you'll get a good and comfortable sleep, and it has a very refreshing pool that you'll enjoy a lot after a day at the beach.
In the morning you'll be waken by howler monkeys or the morning birds, the sun will light the forest around you, and you'll get to know part of the great biodiversity of Costa Rica. The food in the restaurant is outstanding, you can get a great coffee in the morning with a typical Gallo Pinto, at night they serve especial food which may be accompanied by a good wine.
The only thing I have to mention is that it isn't located very near to the town and if you want to get there you'll have to walk for a while.
I highly recommend this hotel, it's been a great experience there and I would love to come back.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Jose B
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Clemence and Lionel are a sweet French couple running a labour of love in beautiful Samara. The clientele are mostly Euro or French Canadian as the Tout Costa Rica people recommend them highly in their listings. We are a family of 5 and all of us were a little sad to leave...even after an extended stay (four nights). We've now been in Costa Rica almost a full month and this was one of our best experiences. And we have had almost nothing but excellent experiences throughout the country. The rooms are clean and well maintained every day. The pool is warm and clean and has a small children section. We saw howler monkeys on two mornings. They travel the same path through the trees at about 7:30 am on most mornings. The food is quite good and the owners are very kind, hard-working entrepreneurs who are doing a superb job. Lionel actually waited tables and cleared tables with an infant child strapped to his chest. Can-do people, with good hearts and great attitudes. I highly recommend the hotel to families, young people and the young at heart. Snobs and jet-setters will find things to complain about and should stay at a 5-star resort...I think there is a Westin close by for you folks.

Room Tip: We like being close to the pool. Our kids 8, 10 and 13 loved it.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Fantastic times at the pacific lodge, Toby on front desk could not do enough for you giving maps and directions for us to get around. It is about 15 minutes walk to the beach and to the town but it is nice to have a bit of a wonder after breakfast. The rooms are very basic but it is all you need as there is a bar on site. Really nice swimming pool which is cleaned every night. Nice and safe in there car park at night time as there is a night watchman on till 7 in the morning. We ate in the restaurant on one of our nights and the fish was top notch.would like to thank Toby again for all his useful information.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

We were in Samara for 2 weeks and stayed at the Pacific Lodge our first week. We had a little trouble the hotel because we didn't know our way around at all, and it is a little outside of town, so make sure you have a map and know how to get there. But once we were there, we fell in love with the place. Clarence and Lionel are so friendly and warm and they have the best staff. We love Tobius and Danielle, who are fabulous. They speak four languages and are friendly to all the guests. The best thing about this hotel is the food. It was, without a doubt, the best food we had during our stay in Samara. Every night there was something different and it was all delicious. Even after we left the Pacific lodge to stay at another hotel for our second week, we came back in the evening for the food.
The rooms were kept clean and tidy and we had everything we needed. The beds were a little hard, but forgivable. It's a lovely hotel and I would recommend it to anyone staying in Samara. I miss it already and can't wait to go back again in the future!!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Samara Pacific Lodge

Address: Camino Playa Buenavista, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Playa Samara
#5 Family Hotel in Playa Samara
Price Range: $69 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Samara Pacific Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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