This was our first time in Samara. We read so many good reviews about this hotel, they did not do it justice. The rooms are spotless, roomy. All of the rooms had a kitchenette, we would make our coffee and head to the beach to listen to the waves. The restaurants were a 5 minute walk down the beach. Always felt safe walking on the beach, even night. The hotel was right in the middle of a tico neighborhood, which was awesome! Especially listening to the roosters in the morning.
There is a little store down the road where you could pick anything you needed, it is much cheaper than the grocery stores in town.
Phillis and Bill were very nice people, always willing to give you information and very knowledgeable about the area. They have a couple squirrels they rescued, one has a broken back and the other broken leg.
They had a room in which you could do laundry, and a fridge which you could take beer, pop and water on the honor system. They had free use of the bogey boards.
The sunsets from the lounge chairs were killer, every night!
The staff were very friendly and polite and took pride in the upkeep of the hotel.
This is the place you want to stay when visiting Samara!
Can't wait to return next year.
Thanks Phyllis and Bill
- 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