The reviews for this hotel were mixed and rightfully so in some respects. Here's the good and the bad:
Bad: it's two hours away from Liberia Airport
Good: this drive allowed me to enjoy the scenery of the country and mountains and not just the tourist traps....btw, Jose with Troical Tours was WONDERFUL!!
Bad: the hotel is a one mile walk down the beach from the town and excursions (surfing, snorkeling, sightseeing, etc)
Good: I work in NYC and take the subway everyday!!! What better way to recharge your batteries than to walk on the beach and I was escaping NYC in December. I loved getting the exercise and walking on the water. The beach is clean and the townspeople were warm and welcoming. The water was pristine. Do be careful though: when the tide comes in around 2 p.m., the water cuts though part of the beach, separating the town from the hotel....but it's only waist high, so that's not so bad.
Bad: okay, so the room was not the cleanest and yes, I did wear my flip flops in the shower.
Good: I was there to enjoy the beach and relax and not analyze the cleanliness of every nook and cranny. I did bring a little bottle of bleach to wipe down the toilet, counters, and poured it in the bottom of the shower. Housekeeping was nice enough to change the sheets, blankets, and pillows whenever I asked, and they didnt charge me for the 3 loads of laundry they did for me. I would not use the work elegant to describe the rooms, but they were comfortable and rustic.
Bad: the staff didnt speak much English
Good: yes, some employees were not fluent, but they were kind professional and curious enough to try to use what little English they knew to engage in conversation. They let me practice my Spanish and I felt like I was improving. Everyone was polite. Jimmy at the front desk was a superstar! Any problem you had, he solved it with a smile! I loved the people there!!
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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
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