My family and I stayed two nights at the Fenix Hotel this week. We live in Monteverde so we reached the hotel in about three hours by car. We have two five year old boys, so we were delighted to see such a well equipped kitchenette so we could keep them well fed. The first night we stayed in the Deluxe Room which does have a TV and air conditioning, although it was so cool we did not use the AC. We moved rooms our second night due to someone else having reserved the Deluxe room for the night and I actually preferred this room over the Deluxe. The air-flow was nice to have and the absence of a TV was not missed. The six room hotel was laid out in a semi-circle which allowed you to converse with your neighbors and share a cocktail if you wish. Each room has a great view of the pool, so I could do the dishes while my boys frolicked in the pool. The pool is the perfect size for youngsters so no safety concerns! The beach is just beyond the pool where hammocks are strung between trees and loungers are positioned for guests to 'take a load off'.
Phyllis and Bill welcomed us and made us feel very comfortable. The hotel staff was very sweet and supplied an abundance of dry throw rugs during our stay as the rain was constant. We also had access to boogie boards, beach toys for the kids and soda, water and beer for the adults. They also let you use their laundry facilities for $5.00 a load. The laundry service and beverages are on 'the honor system' which is so refreshing to see now a days. Simply write your room number on the receipt book that hangs in the storage room and you're set!
I enjoyed a run to nearby Playa Carrillo which is about 3.5 miles from the hotel where there is a classic beach which was calling the surfers due to the big waves from the storm.
I will definitely recommend this hotel and plan to be back another time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Six time winner of the Traveller's Choice Award for 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2009! Thank you to all of our wonderful guests. We are a small (6 rooms), beach-front hotel just footsteps from the ocean. Our rooms are clean, colorful and comfortable. We are NOT an all-inclusive, luxury resort. More like your place at the beach, but with someone else doing the daily cleaning, changing the linens and yard work. The rooms are in a semi-circle and face the pool, gardens and the ocean. (see photos) Great way to meet new people and exchange information and stories. We have been here 17 years managing our "little piece of paradise". Our front yard is sand with ranchos and palm trees for plenty of shade. Hammocks, sunbeds, small pool, gardens and BBQ complete our front yard. All of our rooms have fully equipped kitchens with separate bedroom. The deluxe room has AC & widescreen TV. Standard rooms have upper and lower screened windows and two ceiling fans. Our neighborhood has a small grocery store & fish market, along with local deliveries of fruits and fresh ceviche. An enjoyable 15 minute walk to Samara Central. Most of our guests return or have been recommend by friends. Thank you for considering our special place by the sea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fenix Hotel Playa Samara