$104 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 3, 2014 Check-out: Nov 5, 2014

Hotel Villas Playa Samara

3 stars
3 KM from downtown Playa Samara, Playa Samara, Playa Samara,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
21 reviews
This is a great value

Location is great. Rooms, grounds and amenities are top notch. It was a VERY welcome change from... See full review

  • crrobert
  • Apr 15, 2013
playa samara

this hotel was really nice, it looks exactly the way it looks on the pictures, it didnt had a tv... See full review

  • superabel
  • Mar 19, 2013
Find comforts of home with ocean-view villas on Samara Beach

Hotel Villas Playa Samara-a tourist village featuring elegant, upscale villas-sits on a beautiful stretch of beach just outside Samara, a small beach resort and fishing village about 60 miles from Liberia. Hotel Villas Playa Samara overlooks the Pacific Ocean from the outer Nicoya Peninsula, where the lush natural setting attracts exotic seabirds and spider monkeys, and a long coral reef protects Playa Samara's bay, making it calm place for water sports. Hotel Villas Playa Samara offers free parking and free Wi-Fi Internet access in public areas.

Highlights
  • Family friendly accommodations with kitchens
  • Outdoor swimming pool with swim-up bar
  • On-site restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access available in public areas
Location

Explore the nearby Ostional National Refuge, home to nesting sea turtles, or join inland eco-adventures like canopy tours, mountain biking and whitewater rafting.

Rooms

Hotel Villas Playa Samara offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas equipped with comforts and conveniences of home, including kitchens with breakfast bars and dining areas. The master bedrooms feature queen-size beds and additional bedrooms have twin-size beds. The living rooms offer additional sleeping space with pullout sofas. In-room amenities include air conditioners, coffee makers, refrigerators and microwaves.

Features
The beachfront location of Hotel Villas Playa Samara, on the Nicoya Peninsula, makes it easy to enjoy local water sports like diving or surfing. This three-star hotel also features an outdoor pool with a swim-up bar and premium relaxation with a Jacuzzi and massage services. The on-site restaurant serves meals from early morning to late evening. The property also features an arcade, laundry facilities, free parking and free high-speed wireless Internet access near the swimming pool and restaurant.
Transportation
  • Daniel Oduber International Airport, Liberia (65.1 mi/104.2 km)
Attractions
  • Ostional National Refuge (3.6 mi/5.8 km)
  • Diria National Park (33.7 mi/53.9 km)
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course (44.8 mi/71.7 km)
Business
  • Flexible meeting spaces
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access in public areas

Hotel Map

9.8727 -85.508
Area served
Nosara Beach
Nearby airports
Daniel Oduber International, (LIR), 98.00, KM, S; Juan Santamaría International, (SJO), 270.00, KM, S;
Area description
Beachfront, Only 3 hours and a half away from SJO in Alajuela, or just 1 ho

Hotel Villas Playa Samara Rooms

Ocean View Three Bedroom Villa
This villa has a maximum capacity for 9 guest and is located directly on the sand , it has 2 private bathrooms with its respective amenities, blow dryer, a safe and a fully equipped kitchen (fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, coffee mugs, coffee plates, big plates, medium plates, small plates, soup bow
Deluxe Room King Size Bed
This is a new category of rooms, it can accommodate up to 2 people.It includes kitchenette (mini fridge, coffee maker, microwave, coffee mugs, plates, glass cups, and small spoons) fan, a/c, sofas that form a small social area, private bathroom with amenities, a blow dryer, a safety box and it can either be w
Exoctic Garden View Two Bedrooms
: This villas has a maximum capacity of 7 guest, it has 2 bedrooms: in the masterbroom you will find a king size bed with a/c, private bathroom with its amenities, blow dryer and a safe. In the second room we have a queen size bed, an twin bed with a/c and its private bathroom with its amenities, It also has
Exotic Garden View One Bedroom V
This villa has a maximum capacity of 5 guest, with a single bedroom with a/c, a queen size, and a single bed, 2 single sofa beds in the social area, dining area and fan with a fully equipped kitchen (fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, coffee mugs, coffee plates, big plates, medium plates, small plates,
Sunset Ocean View One Bedroom Vi
This villa has a maximum capacity of 5 guest and offers you ocean view over the pacific ocean, with a single bedroom with a/c, a queen size, and a single bed, 2 sofa beds in the social area, dining area and fan with a fully equipped kitchen (fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, coffee mugs, coffee plates
Sunset Ocean View Two Bedrooms V
This villas has a maximum capacity of 7 guest and offers you ocean view over the pacific ocean, it has 2 bedrooms: in the masterbroom you will find a king size bed with a/c, private bathroom with its amenities, blow dryer and a safe. In the second room we have a queen size bed, an twin bed with a/c and its pr
Deluxe Room Queen Beds
This units its capable of accommodating up to 4 guest this unit includes kitchenette (mini fridge, coffee maker, microwave, coffee mugs, plates, glass cups, and small spoons) fan, a/c, sofas that form a small social area, private bathroom with amenities, a blow dryer, a safety box and it can either be with a
Beach Front One Bedroom Villa
This villa has a maximum capacity of 5 guest and offers you one of the most beautiful ocean view over the pacific ocean that you will find in Costa Rica and just a few feets away from the sand, with a single bedroom with a/c, a queen size, and a single bed, 2 sofa beds in the social area, dining area and fan
Exoctic Garden View Three Bedroo
This villa has a maximum capacity for 9 guest, it has 2 private bathrooms with its respective amenities, blow dryer, a safe and a fully equipped kitchen (fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, coffee mugs, coffee plates, big plates, medium plates, small plates, soup bowls, glass cups, salad bowls, a spatul

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
24 hour security
Phone service
Activities
Outdoor pool
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Children's activities
Game room
Boating
Horseback riding
Fishing
Dining
All inclusive
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Meal plan
Services
Maid service
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Doctor on call
Copy service
Audio visual equipment
Projector
Blackboard
White board
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Ramp access to buildings
Room
Safe
Telephone
Kitchen
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Cribs available
Sofa bed
Sitting area
Shower

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
10:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (21)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Villas Playa Samara

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
21 out of 21
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.3
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.6

71% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
nick0426
Business
Knoxville, TN
May 7, 2014

1 star

the hotels employees do not speak much english so communicating is difficult. the hotel restaruant was always out of 5-10 items on the menu. the free wifi was nice when you could get signal and stay connected. My back is still sore from the bed. The A/C went out the first night but was fixed. We had no hot water the last two days of our stay. I will never stay in this hotel again or recommend it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
crrobert
Business
Hendersonville, NC
Apr 15, 2013

This is a great value

Location is great. Rooms, grounds and amenities are top notch. It was a VERY welcome change from where we were before. Close to town, but far enough away for privacy. Pool was excellent. Food was not very wel prepared

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Villas Playa Samara

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Travellight808
Business
Cincinnati
Mar 31, 2013

Very Mediocre

The hotel amenities were fine for the price. I found the hotel staff to be somewhat unfriendly and inattentive. The food here was the worst I had after travelling two weeks in Costa Rica- incredibly bland and overpriced. Be prepared to pay $6 each way for a taxi into town. They advertise a "free shuttle" to the beach but when I mentioned it, they seemed to not know what I was talking about........

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

On the hotel website, they advertise a "mini-mart" on site. However, the mini-mart is under construction (apparently for at least a year) so you will need to go to town to pick up any type of needed supplies.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
superabel
Business
brownsville, texas
Mar 19, 2013

playa samara

this hotel was really nice, it looks exactly the way it looks on the pictures, it didnt had a tv but that was fine because most of the time we werent there, the pool was clean, it was really close to the beach, breakfast was included and it had a desktop computer with internet on the reception area, i do recommend this hotel!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
herez
Business
New York,NY
Jan 3, 2013

warning

This was our welcoming entrance to the hotel Look at the pictures. !!!!!!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gordo Precioso
Business
Guatemala, Guatemala
Sep 27, 2012

Excelent expirence

We enjoy a lot with my family and they have beatifull beaches, and the sunset was incredible

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Enjoy Samara they have small beautifull places

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
silverback6969
Business
houston
Jun 16, 2012

worst hotel of 3 weeks in costa rica

trying to enter the front gate i was treated like i was a criminal breaking into the bank, i understand that my confirmation on a paid reservation was not at the desk but give a traveler the benefit of doubt, the front desk was the same way rill the found my confirmation, this was booked through also. was told room was not ready which was fine check in was not till 4 pm, later then any hotel i have ever been to. specially since check out was at 10am. plus 35usd for every hour late checking out. reserved a bungalow facing the beach, was first tried to be put into a back room till i corrected that over sight. bungalow kind of faced the beach, was worn out and tired looking, the refrigeration made some strange sounds, layer of dirt or something on top. no ac or fan in living room. worn and dated furniture, small ac in bedroom, to small for room actually, blinds did nothing to block morning sun, lots of missing slats from the blinds. bathroom dirty and old, some sort of sponge shoved into the drains in the floor instead of a true grate to drain water off. calcium stains all over the tiles and walls, the front doors had cracks in the wood, the only positive was i got a really good deal on the place from , only 120 usd a night if i had booked through the hotels site it would have been over 300 usd, the other bad thing is why would i have to wear a bracelet saying i was staying in the hotel when there is no other hotels anywhere close to this hotel, at least not with in walking distance. i spent only one day there and left for other i can say they do have a beautiful beach, a nice looking pool and lots of open grounds. i think at one time this place was a really nice hotel but sadly needs to be updated and revamped with more to offer for the guest.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
aribri
Business
San Jose, CA, USA
Dec 19, 2011

Great Deal

We got a great deal which helped us book at a significantly lower rate. That being said, this is not a hotel for those who have U.S. expectations of accommodations in Latin American countries. Being raised in Mexico, I think the hotel definitely had a rustic and relaxing atmosphere. The beachfront property is worthwhile on its own. The breakfast is filling but definitely not finger-lickin' good. Also the hotel is currently undergoing some major renovations so there was a good deal of noise but luckily one doesn't hear it much once one is in the room. Overall, the staff was very welcoming and helpful and we would definitely stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

If possible, rent a car. The transfer from the Liberia airport is $150 each way and when you add that to the cost of tour transportation the car pays for itself.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
sunNsnow
Business
Kispiox Valley Rd, BC, Canada
Dec 8, 2011

A perfect stay in paradise!

We got a super deal on the villa combined with our flights, and to be honest, we weren't expecting much from the other reviews. But, we were PLEASANTLY surprised! The villas are huge! We had everything we needed (aside from soap and dish towels-that kind of stuff-which we didn't mind to buy). 13 of us stayed. Grandparents, parents, little kids, couples-and it suited as all perfect! The beach is empty and amazing. There were always kayaks and snorkeling gear available. The hotel gave amazing restaurant tips! The staff is super friendly and helpful and were super good about booking day trips for us. The only thing we noticed, was the difference in cleaning ladies. Which, wasn't a big deal.. Sometimes the one woman would forget to refresh something, we would ask for it, and voila. The wireless internet cut out for the last week of our stay. Which, we were on vacation so it was probably better. We really enjoyed our stay! The villas on the beach just can't be beaten anywhere in Samara! There are fancier hotels for sure-But I couldn't think of a better place to stay!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

El Diria, 2 KM from Carillo is an amazing experience for real Costa Rican food for a STEAL! The food and service are great! The atmosphere is wonderful. And the prices are unbelievably cheap!!!!!

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Review of Hotel Villas Playa Samara

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
A mandy
Business
nj
Nov 15, 2011

liked it

Staff was friendly but too far from attractions. food was horrible at hotel..eat out.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
1
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

right on beach

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