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We had a great time at this resort. Staff were excellent! It was my husband’s 50th birthday and Javier at the front desk upgraded our room to a pool view... read more room with tub on the balcony at no charge. On his birthday we went for supper and when we went back to our Room there was champagne on ice and chocolates’ They also had bundles of balloons all over the room! It looked great! Thank you Javier you made his Birthday trip special and truly care about your customers experience! ;)
At the bar Christopher was amazing! Ask him for his special drink “ Frog Eye”!
Our favourite server was Julian, always happy and smiling... all staff were very nice and friendly.
The reason I gave it 4 starts is because we didn’t have water in our rooms a couple of nights and 2 days there were many things they were out of on the menu at the Chill and Grill. More
March 20, 2020
What an incredibly magical place! Super comfy & cute with all the things you could want in a hotel. Clean rooms, super nice staff & just steps away from a... read more beautiful beach. I wish I could’ve stayed much longer!
There’s a great pool & bar area in the back where you can catch a yoga or Zumba class in the morning. Then go enjoy a tasty breakfast that’s included. If you really want to experience the Pura Vida way of living, stay here.
November 13, 2019
Playa Samara is awesome and Hotel Playa Samara meets the areas criteria. It's located just 100 meters from the beach and just as close to all shopping and dining. Really... read more cool atmosphere, clean rooms and great service. Centrally located, but still has a very private and unique setting that makes a couple, a group or even a family traveling in CR feel at one with the "Pura Vida" lifestyle. With or w/out the kids, I always stay there when i go to Playa Samara and i can't wait to go back..
November 6, 2018
I stayed here with my two kids. The rooms are very basic. No a/c.. I thought I had booked a room with ac but when we arrived it did not... read more have any. They did move us to a room with ac though. There are still opening in the top of the walls so you get noise and outside air mixed with it..
the pool was cute. The staff was friendly. Breakfast was ok. No hot water. Location is very close to the beach and many places to eat.
January 12, 2020
We had a great stay in Samara thanks to Dan and his wife. We had an issue with the reservation and they figured something out in no time.
Swimming... read more pool is very pleasant, the bar is great and wifi works perfectly! Nothing more to say, good times!
I hope I'll get a chance to come back and visit Hotel Playa Samara again!
January 6, 2020
cheaper rooms , clean, with a great breakfast, close to beach, centre of town, pool, lounging chairs, bar with live music nights, all... read more around very nice, pleasant staff, and very good advice on area re surfing, fishing , waterfalls, and dolpin tours diving
January 9, 2020
We stayed 4 nights at the hotel and had very good time. There are plenty of rooms spreaded around a spacious patio and it didn’t feel crowded. But it was... read more also low season and not many people around. The shared kitchen is well equipped and clean. Rooms are clean and airy with shared balconies/ terraces in front. The owner Dan is a helpful and very excellent host that will take care of every concern. He definitely tries also his best to get the not often happening parties as quiet as possible...but they might happen. And then it’s loud.
Btw we traveled with a baby and the short distance to the beach and the pool is another plus. Thumbs up!
November 29, 2018
My experience here was incredible, the hotel was very nice and my favorite part was the awesome ping pong table! Samara is a picture perfect beach with some of the... read more warmest water I've ever swum in! The town of samara is also nice with everything being within walking distance of the hotel.
May 31, 2018
The rooms are quite small, but just for sleeping is ok if your on a budget. It’s very noisy though in the hotel, since it’s a old building. There is... read more a bar in the pool area and you can hear the music very well in your room. On the courtyard side is the breakfast area and you can hear people there from early on.
The were also no hot water (do you really need it though?), and quite a few ants in the room.
The staff are super helpful and nice. If you want a quiet option then this is not it. But if you are on a budget and don’t mind a little noise, then it might be an option.
January 1, 2020
Check-In took more than 1 hour waiting, dirty rooms, stained sheets. The photographs do not represent the place as it currently is. The owner is very uncomfortable, he goes through... read more the rooms, at night he calls your attention to make you quiet early.
The attention during breakfast was terrible, they took a long time to deliver things to us. The food had no flavor. They did not want to give even an extra spoon for a girl under 5 years old.
Managers call attention to their workers strongly, at all times and in front of everyone.
In summary, the only good thing about the hotel is the location and the beds that are comfortable, but for what we paid, it is definitely a lousy place.
I would not return here nor do I recommend that you do so. More
April 2, 2021