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“Great location and grounds”

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Hotel Belvedere - Playa Samara
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Playa Samara
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews
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“Great location and grounds”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

Thanks to a holiday cancellation, we were able to stay here for 4 nights between Christmas and New Years. We stayed in the part of the hotel that is separate from the main building, on the first floor. The room was spacious and very comfortable, with the basics (coffee machine, refrigerator, safe). The view from the room to the pool and luscious gardens was super. Even though we were within a block of town, it felt far away. The grounds helped keep down the noise from the festival taking place near town, adding to the serenity. The only two issues, if we were looking for them, are the lack of hot water in the bathroom sink (shower was fine) and a screen door, so we could enjoy the night air but not the bugs.

We did not have any of the breakfasts (were a bit surprised that it was not included even though the website stated it was), but were more than happy to sit on our porch drinking morning coffee and having biscuits (NOTE: ground-level patios seem to be a bit more spacious for sitting than the upper-level rooms). We did take note that the views from the dining porch were spectacular.

Given the price (very affordable), location (walking to town and beach is a huge ++++), cleanliness and care of the grounds, this is an outstanding place to stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

We spent one night here on our honeymoon and loved the surroundings, it was like being in the rainforest with huge trees, plenty of musical birds, a lovely big iguana and howler monkeys in the morning! The room itself was beautifully decorated for us by the maid, but slightly run down on closer inspection. The balcony door did not lock meaning our belongings were not secure, and the shower rail fell out when knocked slightly!
The owners were very accommodating and helped us with transportation to Montezuma. Excellent location for Samara, just at the top of the high street so not noisy but an easy walk to the shops, restaurants and beach.

Room Tip: We were told by someone else that the back building is nicest.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

Super nice. Calm hotel near the lovley beach. The family gave us an warm and friendly service. The
Rooms are well equipted and near the pool with the Green garden.
The breakfast have all you can ask for.
Torbjörn and Git.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Mahwah, New Jersey
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

Wonderful hotel with very pleasant room, environment, breakfast. The owners were very helpful as well. It was also fun to watch the monkeys just behind the hotel. The walk to the beach and restaurants was easy. It was also very easy to arrange tours and be picked up and dropped off at the hotel. As a solo traveler, I felt quite safe and welcomed.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
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Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here 3 nights and our hosts from Germany were very accommodating .. Loved our apt and pool was clean ... Liked the Honor bar and 5 min walk to beach and fab restaurants great expat community.. Could live here

  • Stayed October 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

At Samara we stayed at the Belvedere Hotel. It's a very quiet place with a beautiful garden and swimmingpool in the middle. Upon arrival you'll find your room decorated wiht little shells and flowers and at night candles are burning in the garden. These little things make your stay at Belvedere really special. In stead of just another hotel, it felt more like going home after a day at the beach.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

As we whent during dry season to Playa Samara everything was brown and dead looking, however when we entered the hotel a lush green tropical paradise awaited us... You can really tell that the place is well taken care of. The owners were very nice to us, they made us feel welcome and at home while our stay. The rooms were clean and beautifully presented... When we arrived there were flower petals on the bed and the room gave off an air of frendliness. You could see the ocean from where you were enjoying a very satisfying breakfast. The price is fair and you pay for what you get. Belvedere is located conviniently close to the beach and within walking distance from "downtown". We highly recomend it for fellow travelers...

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Belvedere - Playa Samara
Address: Playa Samara, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Amenities:
Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Playa Samara
#4 Romantic Hotel in Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Belvedere - Playa Samara 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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