We stayed at the Fenix Hotel on the recommendation of friends. They did not do it justice! Yes, the rooms are modest and the kitchen amenities are quite basic, but the place is clean, cool, friendly, and most importantly, right on the beach. We loved strolling down the beach for meals - we absolutely could have cooked more in our room, but the ease and enjoyment we got from exploring Samara gave us a great excuse not to! We body surfed a few times each day, recovered by reading in hammocks, took surf lessons, went horseback riding on the beach and went for jogs in the morning along the beach. We planned to do far more, but the atmosphere was just so relaxing that our motivation sort of vanished! Phyllis was a great host - ready for a quick chat, informative, but also very respectful of our privacy. If you are planning on going just to Samara, you don't need a car, but we travelled all through the province, so we had one, but didn't really use it there. I was happily surprised with the daily cleaning service, and the honour bar is a nice touch. This was by far the best part of our trip, and I highly recommend staying here.
- 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