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Montelaguna Boutique Hotel
Ranked #10 of 32 Playa Samara B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 29, 2014

We travelled Costa Rica for three weeks and this hotel is without doubt the best we visited.
It is located between two of the best beaches Carrillo and Samara and is peaceful and like a big villa in a green garden. The owners are italian and we were welcomed with smiles and humor. We felt like coming home to an exclusive and caring atmosphere.
The rooms have ac but it wasn't needed because of the architecture which makes the place perfect for the hot season. The bed is almost a review worth in itself, really comfortable and big, placed so we could enjoy the view of the treetops.
There is an italian chef cooking for you and the food is amazing, true italian homemade. After two weeks of beans and Casada, it was really nice to eat italian. They even have limoncello which made me extra happy.
The pool is built so the water is in constant movement which makes for a cooling dip in the afternoon heat. We chose to stay here a whole week, both because of the hotal, the people, the beach and nature around it - and we will come back!

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

This is a gem of a place, well situated between busy Samara and the quieter and even more beautiful Carrillo beach. It doesn't matter that it is not close to either town (although it's only 5 minutes walk from either beach) because it has a little shop, a cafe, and above all it serves the best food in the area. The beds are incredibly comfortable, the rooms a good size and the air-con is splendid.
The best thing about this hotel is the way in which guests are treated. The Italian-English-Spanish-speaking hosts and lovely staff really know and care about customer service, and I felt welcomed and valued as a guest. The ambiance is cool European chic, and yet it's family and child friendly as well as being a romantic setting for couples.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Run by an Italian / Australian couple, Giorgia and Gianmario make every effort to provide a fantastic environment and excellent service to their guests. We felt very much at home. Located 5 minutes walk from either Playa Samara or Playa Corrillo (even better beach than Samara), the hotel sits up on a hill which means is has a nice cooling breeze and is away from the insects. The rooms have the most comfortable kingsize beds we've experienced in Costa Rica (or most places). The breakfasts are great. They have a little shop for snacks and coffee Italian style. Of particular note is their restaurant - the best food in the area. Italian chef Fabrizio does homemade pasta, pizzas and bread as well as daily specials of fish and seafood. Dinners are served in the lovely ambiance by the poolside. For a real treat, stay at this hotel, rather than the self catering apartments in the same complex.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Ben F
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

We stayed in a connected condo over the holidays and had an amazing time. The staff and owners on site were very knowledgeable and are continually striving to make daily improvements to services for their guests. If you are lucky you can get a wonderful home cooked Italian meal (we had ours on new years and it was impeccable). The area is clean, safe and in a wonderful location!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Rhonda F
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

I must say, I stayed at the Montelaguna Boutique Hotel and my stay there was absolutely fantastic. This place is very close to 2 beaches especially "Play Carrillo" which is one of the most beautiful beaches within walking distance of the hotel and is also in a very safe area. The owners GianMario and Georgia were great hosts and made me feel very comfortable during my stay there, The breakfast was excellent and the staff was also very friendly. Also If you are looking to have an adventure you can book a Kayaking/Snorkeling tour or other various excursions through the owners of the hotel. So if you're looking for a place to stay during your visit to Costa Rica then this is your place. Whether you're visiting by yourself or with your Family I recommend the Montelaguna Boutique Hotel and guarantee it will be a relaxing and quiet place for you.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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Thank FGreco
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Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

I was there last month with my two sons. Is fantastic, guests are as at home. Owners are very kind and helpfull. Mrs. Giorgia is the perfect " manager " for am hotel. The place is quite and safety. Beaches are at walking distance. Playa Carrillo for me is the place to stay all the day. Playa Samara also, it depence on you. Do hot esitate go and take a look. Bye, bye

  • Stayed: November 2013
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1  Thank triptepare
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

What a beautiful hotel this is! We were one of the first guests to stay here so everything was new, worked perfectly and was so wonderfully relaxing. The owners have really done a great job. Our room was a double on the second floor. We had a lovely balcony that overlooked the "jungle" in front of us and we even got to see a family of monkeys up close.

Even though the hotel is just a few minutes walking distance from the beach, we ended up spending a lot of time just hanging around the gorgeous pool which has a fantastic deck where you can lounge in the sun or under an umbrella and even eat lunch there. The daily breakfast buffet was a great start on the day and we found the staff to be very nice.

We have travelled quite a bit since our retirement a few years ago and would definately recommend this little hotel to anyone.

Gary and C.L.

Room Tip: It's a new place and looked like all the rooms would be fine.
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank gary w
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Additional Information about Montelaguna Boutique Hotel

Address: Calle principal por Carrillo, frente Punto Indio, Playa Samara 2235, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Samara
Price Range: $93 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Montelaguna Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you are looking for a quiet place to stay, somewhere nesteled in the greenery of Costa Ricas' nature, and very close to two beautiful beaches, consider Montelaguna Boutique Hotel.Our brand new hotel has been made with you in mind. We have all types of rooms and suites to accomodate the single traveller up to a small family reunion. Our goal is to make your vacation a memorable one. ... more   less 
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