Hotel Villas Playa Samara

3 stars
View map of Playa Samara, Playa Samara, Samara, Guanacaste,

Hotel Overview

Hotel-Villas-Playa-Samara-Hotel-Exterior
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
17 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
hotel villas playa samara

fantastic!!! on the beach. beautiful property. good security and grear food. See full review

  • backside
  • Aug 6, 2011

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.

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.

Property 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.
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
Nearby 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
Transportation
  • Daniel Oduber International Airport, Liberia (65.1 mi/104.2 km)

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Hotel Villas Playa Samara Rooms

1 Bedroom Villa
With a total of 650 square feets.
The master bedroom is equipped with one queen size bed and one single bed and a sofa bed a master bathroom, a living room with two couches that can be converted into beds, small dining room, a terrace with a hammock, kitchenette (includes dishware for five, glasses, pans and a saucepan, refrigerator, electric stove, etc) Maximum capacity, sleeps 5.
2 Bedroom Villa
With a total of 1275 square feets.
The master bedroom is equipped with one king size bed with air conditioning or fan and in suite bathroom, the second bedroom includes one double bed and one single bed, plus a second full bathroom, the living room has two couches that can be converted into two single beds, small dining room, a terrace with a hammock, kitchenette (includes dishware for seven, glasses, pans and a saucepan, refrigerator, electric stove, etc). Sleeps 7.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Game room
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Villas Playa Samara

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
17 out of 17
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.2
Comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.6

71% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Villas Playa Samara

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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Villas Playa Samara

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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
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.

Review of Hotel Villas Playa Samara

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
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Villas Playa Samara

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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Enjoy Samara they have small beautifull places

Review of Hotel Villas Playa Samara

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
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Villas Playa Samara

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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
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.

Review of Hotel Villas Playa Samara

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
samara
Business
florida
Oct 16, 2011

it is, what it is

The rooms were clean, but being an eco-hotel the bugs present. The airconditioning worked well, but when you add that your on the beach it's well worth it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Villas Playa Samara

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
backside
Business
yucca valley ca.
Aug 6, 2011

hotel villas playa samara

fantastic!!! on the beach. beautiful property. good security and grear food.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

everything there even a small market

Review of Hotel Villas Playa Samara

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Jose, Costa Rica
Jun 19, 2011

Great Location & Family friendly!

This may be my 2nd favorite place in Costa Rica. The kids can play pool and air hockey. Rent a kayac and go to a small island off shore. The beach is secluded and a long walk will get you to the small town. The ocean view rooms are relaxing. The waves are small and great for kids!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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