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Hotel Villas Playa Samara

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Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Today is Sunday. Woke up to the sound of Howler monkeys in the hills and surf on the beach. It is a great place but is having some real challenges. There are very few good people working here who know what they are doing and how to treat guests. At the pool bar every time I have been there the...

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1Thank Don W
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 30 January 2016

It's January 30th, 2016, we have been enjoying this resort, food is good, beach is incredible and weather is hot. The only thing that frustrates us here is the service at the bar. Like most of the people here, we like to drink a few cold drinks...but unfortunately, the bartenders are jerking you around...it will take you 25 to 30...

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3Thank BarbaraRoesch
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 23 January 2016

I got married in Tamarindo, after my wedding I decided to spend some time in Samara Beach, so I came across this hotel. The rooms are pretty and clean. The pool is nice. However, the grounds need some work, and at night it's hard to see the room's numbers, and the service was okay,I mean some of them were good...

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1Thank Adri1012
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Its interesting to see the negative reviews - as many seem to be written from a perspective that expects North American style accommodations, service and amenities. Its clear however, that this is Costa Rican hotel owned and managed by Cost Ricans catering to BOTH locals and foreign tourists. With that in mind, its probably just fine for locals and easy-going...

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9Thank CGFS
Reviewed 18 January 2016

I own a yearly vacación club week and each year we get the worst treatment you can get in any hotel. The hotel managementalways gives us a villa located on the back of the property. We own a right for 7 people in the cabin, when bought we were shown a cabin with the apropiate number of beds, now we...

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2Thank GabyPapi
Midland
Reviewed 16 January 2016

We were really looking forward to some beach time. Costa Rica Monkey Tours needs to stop giving them their business. They claim they are a 4 star resort, I would say 1.5 to 2 stars at BEST! Everyone in our entire group had problems with their rooms. And, they flat out lied about what the "All-Inclusive" entailed. FYI: dinner is...

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4Thank SmallTownGirl01
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Probably the first thing to say about this place is that it was very different from the smaller lodges where we mostly stayed in Costa Rica. It's more of a "resort hotel", and for some people (especially families), I imagine that would be perfect - it's a safe environment with fantastic beach access, food onsite, accommodation in the form of...

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Thank Jon S
Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Went here as part of our Costa Rica Monkey Tour group. The hotel *looks* pretty but left a lot to be desired and is under a bit of construction. The pool is nice but no other amenities; no phones in the room, no one in our group had a tv except us, the villas (for upgrades) were a bit run...

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Thank Jessica P
Toronto
Reviewed 14 January 2016

This was our second trip to Costa Rica, but this time to a different location. Be prepared for a 2+ hours drive from the Liberia airport. The property is beautiful. The beach is wide and long, and the water is excellent for swimming. We stayed in a 1 bedroom villa, which was very well appointed (full-size fridge, stove, microwave, dining...

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4Thank mirelka
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2016

This was chosen by the agent. The location is great, accessible to the ocean, layout and landscape is nice but remains to be a three star-1/2 stars facility. Our room was a modernised accomodation with a brand new bathroom. We did not get regular supply of fresh towels on daily basis, we had to request for it day in day...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
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We are a hotel with fully equipped villas and deluxe rooms. We are located in front of the beach very close yo downtown Samara. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Villas Playa Samara

Address: South From the Center of Samara Going Towards Playa Carrillo 3km, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range: €154 - €455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Villas Playa Samara 3.5*
Number of rooms: 112
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Samara
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“A small 'villa' would be more enjoyable - with efficiency, couch and French patio doors to small patio.”
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“All villas located close to beach and pool.”
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“away from the construction.”
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“Not all rooms have televisions so if you want one be sure to specify.”
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