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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Our family of four including two teenagers thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this resort. Quiet, good service and a beautiful beachside villa made our get away near perfect. Tours are available however the distance to popular destinations such as volcanoes was quite far.

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4 Thank Janet P
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

After reading many terrible reviews of this hotel I had adjusted my expectations accordingly (knowing that most people look for things to complain about...and knowing that most people seem to only do reviews when they have a problem). I think the use of the word "resort" is confusing for many people. This isn't a hotel in the US or in... More 

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17 Thank Abby T
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

This resort was a great place to stay. We visited in April and the place was mostly empty. The beach and pool were always open with plenty of space to sit and relax. The food was very good at the restaurant. We set our trip up through BookIt.com and we had an all inclusive package. The meals included in this... More 

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4 Thank Jessica D
Springfield, VA
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119 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. It is not "in town", but a little ways away, and you can easily walk or take a taxi. ($6 each way - a deal!) The pool area is great, the regular rooms a little on the small side, but many in our group upgraded to a bungalow, and enjoyed the extra... More 

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3 Thank DonnainSpringfield
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

I don't even know where to begin. This hotel is amazing! We did the 8 day Costa Rica-Nicaragua Adventure Tour purchased through Groupon that ended for the last three days at Villas Playa Samara. The value was unbelievable! All the hotels were top notch. I was a bit nervous because of some of the reviews I had read about Villas... More 

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7 Thank ariollano
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2015

This hotel was included int he Monkey Tour package. I thought it would be better than it was. It was clean, but the room was ugly. White walls and that is it. . The beds were HARD and they gave 1 pillow per person. They do a card check-in system for beach towels. If you loose it -you pay $50.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

We really enjoyed our stay here as part of our Costa Rica Monkey Tour in April 2015. I was very apprehensive to stay here, considering the reviews I read, but upon leaving I realized I would love to stay here again. The strip of beach this hotel is on is breathtaking, one of the best sections of beach at Samara.... More 

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3 Thank amyhearttravel
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

Stayed for a week at this beautiful place. Staff were so accommodating. We fished while we were staying there, caught many fish which our chef gladly prepared for us on several occasions . We highly recommend this resort. Only reason we give 4 instead of 5 stars is that there is not much happening after 8pm. Depending on your travel... More 

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2 Thank kevin0041
San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

This is a great place to stay. The staff and guides are very friendly and attentive. I loved the beach. We stayed in the family villa and had a front door view of the ocean, it was amazing! The sunsets are divine, the pool area is great. It really is a nice place to stay with good people all around.

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3 Thank Mimajones
San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

As 3 decades vegetarians my wife and I usually have hard times with food, but here we found Randall, great guy great veg cook. Staff was very concern about clients. Thanks for an excellent time at this resort.

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: $316 - $878 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villas Playa Samara 3*
Number of rooms: 112
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Samara
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“Make sure that there is not a beach event scheduled during your stay if you pay for the upgrade to be ocean front.”
 of 5 bubbles GoIATravel, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a pool side or ocean side room.”
 of 5 bubbles JerryandTina, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“ask for ocean. We stayed in building 35 and it was far from everything.”
 of 5 bubbles atcfinest, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a Villa in the beachfront, if possible, if not, not problem, the walking within the hotel is pleasant and beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles 148alexanderm, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“They never have change! Do not take any $100 bills with you!”
 of 5 bubbles 931brandym, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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