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Fenix Hotel - On The Beach

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed today NEW

We were pleased by our stay in Fenix Hotel. Not many rooms (maybe 8), personalized service! The entire place is really clean (room, pool, beach). The beds are comfortable. They have a BBQ that you can use and a complete kitchen in each room. We went to by a fresh fish from a fishermen on the beach with fresh vegetables...

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Danville, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved our stay at the Hotel Fenix in early January 2017 (4 nights). The beachfront location is great-beautiful, private grounds overlooking the ocean, with lounge chairs, hammocks, and just a few feet from your unit with kitchen. The pool offered a nice way to cool down after a hot walk on the beach. We are a family of 2 parents...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

So much more than we expected! Nice view to the ocean from our bedroom window and just a few steps to the beautiful quite beach. Phillis's hospitality was very nice. You can take a cool drink and wright down what you used and pay for it later. The cabins are bigger then they look on the foto's. Every day clean...

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McMinnville, Oregon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place! It was right on the beach. We enjoyed watching the waves and swimming in them and reading the books we checked out from the hotel's communal laundry room/guest equipment closet. We napped in the hammocks on the property and watched a monkey climb around in the trees over the hotel. We stayed in the deluxe room with ac...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent two weeks there recently with my family and the owners were very nice and polite. The rooms the perfect size with a mini kitchen. The hotel is right on the beach with a swimming pool and outdoor shower, a bodega with drinks and laundry. The staff are incredibly nice and Phyllis(the owner) is always trying to make your...

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San Leandro, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our three days at Samara. This accommodation, like most mid-range hotels in CR, is very basic, but the location is perfect for families and Phyllies was a helpful and warm hostess. If we return, we will definitely plan better and buy groceries so we can take advantage of the small kitchen and grill some fresh fish to enjoy....

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Vernon, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family resided at Fenix Hotel for 15 nights over the Xmas holiday. Our stay was nothing short of perfect. Phyllis and her staff were absolutely lovely, courteous and on top of all our needs. Even before we could think of a need or desire, it was met. The rooms were spacious and well attended. The pool and landscaping were...

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Thank newo51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is located right on the beach and is a nice 15-20 minute walk to the town of Samara along the sandy beach. The grounds are well maintained and were very relaxing with a great view of the ocean. Phyllis was very friendly as were all the rest of the families we met; we even had a fish fry...

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Vernon, BC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fenix hotel is a perfect family vacation destination. We arrived in the morning on the 13th of January, Phyllis had arranged a shuttle for us from the airport which made the transport quick and easy. The kitchen is perfect and there is a charcoal grill that we used for chicken and steak. The bodega is great and has books to...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned from two weeks at the Fenix with our two teenagers and loved every minute! Phyllis is a warm, friendly and helpful hostess. Before our trip she arranged airport transportation for us which made exiting the airport through a bewildering crowd of shouting taxi providers so much easier. Our driver pointed out many interesting sights on the drive...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • 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 - €121 (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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“all rooms have see view...so all the rooms are great!”
 of 5 bubbles F7715RNcarolined, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Five rooms were identical in size and configuration. The sixth is air conditioned and a bit smaller.”
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 of 5 bubbles leighreynolds, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Any of the rooms are great, the two outside rooms (1 and 6) would have only one adjoing wall instead of two, but big deal.”
 of 5 bubbles LaVidaBuono, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Earplugs for the local roosters, if you are a light sleeper!!”
 of 5 bubbles kerrisimmons, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms face the beach and the pool in the common area.”
 of 5 bubbles Cyndi-Lynn, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
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