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Fenix Hotel - On The Beach

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Phyll is absolutely a great human being. She loves animals and people. We had the accommodation and beach to ourselves. Loved it all. Made friends with Ginger, two cats and a monkey. Just a 15 minute walk away from Samara. We'll be back !

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

My family and I spend 6 night here. The hotel is quiet and right on the beach, and we found it a great place for relaxing and spending the day - in the small pool or at the very children friendly beach. There is also a nice garden with hammocks and sun chairs. The atmosphere is nice and the host...

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Victoria, BC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the Hotel Fenix!! Stayed three nights, and enjoyed watching the sunset from the shade of the palm grove. Very family friendly which we loved even though we travel as a couple. Ten minute walk on the beach to town with lots of restaurants to choose from. Phyllis takes good care of all her guests and is very friendly. If...

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Thank mamboitaliano
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family spent 5 lovely days at Fenix Hotel. I loved the location: right on a beautiful beach that is wonderful for swimming. The waves are exciting but not too big. We spent hours in the ocean with our children. Our children even learned to surf at Samara. We did not swim much in the hotel pool as it is...

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1Thank dalaco2017
Whitby, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our hassle-free stay at this beachside villa was exactly what we needed this March. Phyllis arranged everything for us - taxis to and from airport; a wonderful trek; and a 4-hour cruise to see dolphins and tortugas in the Pacific. The waves were the highlight - body surfing and warm waves with no strong current. The beach walk to Samara...

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This 2 room appartment is very nice, functional, kitchen is all equipped, fan in the room.there is not really a bathroom but rather a toilet and a simple shower but it was enough for us travelling as a couple with a 4 year old little girl. The place is very relaxing with sounds of the oceans waves and humming birds...

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Thank Casper v
Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The Fetching Mrs. Rat and I headed north to Samara for our last two days in Costa Rica. We were told by a couple in Sierpe that the Fenix Hotel was the place to stay in Playa Samara. They were correctomundo! A nice little place, our room was clean, cool, and comfortable. All TFMR and I did was relax, walk...

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Thank Johnnyrat1
Hayward, Wisconsin
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My wife and I stayed 6 nights at the Fenix Hotel in Samara and absolutely loved it! They are just steps from the beach, and a ten minute walk into town (along the beach.) The rooms are spacious and clean, and the small pool is right out your door. The hotel is set up so everyone hangs out under the...

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Phyllis and Bill were welcoming and accommodating when we first arrived. They allow you to come early and stay late even. The rooms are clean and the bed is very comfortable! We slept so good listening to the waves and enjoyed the ceiling fan to keep us cool. Just down the road is a place similar to this but for...

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1Thank Carrie J
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Usually when we stay somewhere, there is one complaint but at the Fenix there aren't any. This is our fourth visit to this little bungalow village right on the quiet part of a clean white beach. We rent bikes and ride along the beach to town for dinner or supplies. But usually we chill out on the property and relax...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Fenix Hotel - On The Beach

Address: Mts Sur de Pulperia Stephanie 100 | Samara de Nicoya, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range: €99 - €128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Fenix Hotel Playa Samara
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Samara
#2 Family Hotel in Playa Samara
#3 Romantic Hotel in Playa Samara
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“You don't need to rent the one a/c room as the fans are great and will keep you cool all night long!”
Carla181734, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“A.C and microwave in the Deluxe suite. We stayed in a standard.”
Johnnyrat1, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Bring a flashlight so you can walk (15 minutes) the beach to town for dinner and back after dark.”
emptynestbirds, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Deluxe room with A/C”
424marciel, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 6 is the one room with AC.”
918karlm, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
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