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Hotel Villas Playa Samara

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Room & Suite (223)
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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AMENITIES
Free Internet
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
3 Star accommodation
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27 Aug28 Aug
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After six nights in other Costa Rica locations (Monteverde and Arenal), we decided to stay here following very active excursions. There were 13 of us from three families. Villas Playa Samara was a great place to relax a few days. The service is very good...More

Thank H4338TFerict
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here in April, 2018 for a week. We had a nice time bonding as a family. We enjoyed the horseback riding on the beach. We loved the beach front villa we were given. We got a sweet deal on this vacation. We did...More

Thank PortPhil
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bad points: they are constructing a new extension to the resort, it's a two hour bus ride from the airport and the extra excursions are a little pricey (as they usually are in all of Costa Rica). That's it. This place is out of the...More

Thank terrywong101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice resort and great staff! Food is good, but as a vegan, I would appreciate a few more options. Me and my husband were lucky and got a cute newly renovated villa, but the site needs a little TLC to be perfect. Renovations are still...More

1  Thank Christine L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here as part of an 8 day Monkey Tours adventure. The staff is very friendly and helpful, especially Andrey and Sergio. We loved our beach view condo which included kitchen, bathroom, large living room, bedroom and back deck. No tv or phone which...More

2  Thank Christelwalters
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Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Beachfront
Free Internet
Spa
Hotel Amenities
Wheelchair Access
Airport Transportation
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Spa
Outdoor pool
Details
Price range
US$263 - US$742 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Samara
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$263 - US$742 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Samara
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Dining (90)
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Alice W
3 June 2018|
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Response from CarolCastagna | Reviewed this property |
You can also rent a car, I would suggest to prebook the car. Roads are decent from the airport to samara.
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Kerry W
1 June 2018|
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Response from Sandye G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kerry, yes we did the ATV tour that was from Play Villa Sámara Hotel.. we paid $150.00 US for two people, one quad and the ride was 3 hours. Departure is at 9am and you get back to the hotel around noon, just in time for... More
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Kerry W
26 April 2018|
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Response from Christine S | Reviewed this property |
Smoking in designated area when up by the pool and restaurant not near bar etc .smoking on your balcony or terrace at villas is frowned upon BUT everyone did so as long as it did not upset your neighbors .clean up your butts... More
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Room Tips
"Avoid rooms near the new construction until that is done."
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"Do not come here if you are high maintenance. This is a GREAT place for adventure, excellent local cuisine..."
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"Ask for a newly renovated villa."
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