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Fenix Hotel - On The Beach

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second time I have been to the Fenix with my family. The pool is convenient and I love that the beach is right there. You can walk to town on the beach in about 15 minutes. The owner is the best, always very helpful and friendly.

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Morro Bay, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since my first visit in 2014 I have returned many times to Hotel Fenix and now consider it my "home away from home". And owners Bill and Phyllis, their staff, animals etc. my family. I'm happy to say that over the years the Fenix has stayed consistent. Clean, comfortable and accommodating! I have stayed here with my family, my Tico...

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Thank Terry R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here the first five nights of our two week stay in Costa Rica. Wow, what an amazing time we had. Phyllis was so lovely & accommodating. She makes you feel at home and she is great at helping to organize outings. It is a perfect size, right on the beach, how lovely to fall asleep to the sound...

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Thank Jane B
Santa Clara, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of 5 stayed at Fenix hotel for 2 nights during our week long trip to Costa Rica. The hotel is right on the beach. We did not change out of our bathing suites whole day long. The rooms are big, clean and the beds are very comfortable. We did not have air conditioned rooms. But the fans were...

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Thank Ingex2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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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Thank Renatevanoosten
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via 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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Thank Kasper H
Victoria, BC
Reviewed 1 April 2017

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 25 March 2017

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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Whitby, Canada
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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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Thank Carla181734
Reviewed 20 March 2017

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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry 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: €88 - €120 (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 are good”
Ingex2013, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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
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