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Hotel Samara Pacific Lodge

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having stayed in many hotels in Costa Rica over 2 weeks, this was our favourite hotel. Lovely and clean hotel, excellent and very helpful staff. Comfortable rooms with a separated annex with bunk bed for children. The pool was great. The lovely French restaurant was just an additional bonus. Great breakfast choices. The beach is about 10 mins walk away...

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Annapolis, MD
Reviewed 1 week ago

After 8 nights at this gem, we were quite sorry to leave. We were treated like family. After the bustle and heat of downtown Samara, Pacific Lodge was a welcome refuge. Get a lower level room and enjoy your back patio. Great food, great service, great value.

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It was a pleasure to hosting you during your holidays. We really hope you had a great time at Samara Pacific Lodge and hope your boys enjoyed the beach and pool!!! See you maybe next spring break All the staff of Samara Pacific Lodge

Missoula, Montana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love everything about this place! Incredibly warm staff, unbelievable food with special attention to kids, great location. We hiked from the hotel to an unreal secret beach. Even our three year old did it and was rewarded with the spectacle of thousands of hermit crabs moving across the beach. We all wished we could stay forever. Pura vida.

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Tacoma, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here as a family (2 adults, 2 kids) for three nights as part of a multi stop trip through the country, and all in all it I think it was our favorite place-- and that is including hotels that were waterfront-resort-ish and also the eco-lodge variety. The combination of quiet, quaint setting, the warm and AMAZINGLY kind staff,...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are a family of four and stayed here for 5 nights over spring break. Great pool, super clean comfortable rooms. Very friendly and helpful staff. The food was really top quality from the included breakfast to the dinner menu which uses lots of local ingredients and changes every day. Very quiet as well.

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Fort St. John, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed a place to stay after leaving Drake and before our vacation rental opened up further up the Nicyoa peninsula. This hotel suited our needs just fine. It is located a little off the town centre with a nice trail right across the road, that leads to some nice lookouts and had good birdwatching. The hotel staff were very...

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Verona, Italy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was friendly and gentle with us, underlining the mood of Costa Rica: pura vida. The lodge is 10-15 minute of walk from the beach and everywhere reigns paece and quiteness. Samara beach deserve a visit if you are in Costa Rica and Samara Pacific lodge is the perfect place to enjoy this paradise for the soul

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely stay here. It is a very well-run small hotel. The pool is nice. The staff is extremely friendly. The dinner here was the best we had in Costa Rica. The included breakfast was delicious as well.

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Frostburg, Maryland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel Samara Pacific Lodge has a great location just a quick 15 minute walk from the beach down a quite dirt road. The staff and friendly and helpful. The food is delicious and satisfying. While the rooms are charming and clean!

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Île de Vancouver, Colombie-Britannique
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The restaurant rating according to trip advisor is absolutely right on, it is a place I recommend for dinner for sure but the hotel experience is very ordinary. I would recommend that the patron do not allow non hotel guests to come and use the pool as it really interferes with the "paying" guests experience. The staff is extremely nice,...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Hotel Samara Pacific Lodge

Address: Camino Playa Buenavista, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range: $92 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Samara Pacific Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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#5 Family Hotel in Playa Samara
#5 Romantic Hotel in Playa Samara
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“We booked the "family room" and it was great! Two bedrooms with full beds and then an anteroom with two additional twin beds. Would work great for a family of up to six.”
judebledsoe, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The rooms on the ground floor facing the pool are the nicest we think.”
BramK_13, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“#15 I believe ... King size bed and French doors opening to a little patio”
143birgitk, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I was nervous about the pool because the rooms are just feet away, but they were good about keeping it quiet at night”
443adriennef, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“rooms in the back may be quieter. Rooms in the front have a pool view”
garyr507, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
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