Hotel Villas Playa Samara

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Mediterranean style villas, gardens around beachfront hotel.
Location: Samara Beach; 35 km SW from Nicoya, Guanacaste Province, Nicoya Gulf.

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  • SandyFeet28 : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Waiter & Views made the stay

We stayed here as part of a group tour, so we only stayed two nights. The hotel rooms were very updated and clean. The ocean views were beautiful. The all-inclusive meal and drink package wasn't the greatest. It wouldn't have been worth it, if it wasn't for our great food and waiter at the sit down restaurant (which you can only eat at once, per. every 3 nights). Yulian J. was our waiter and was wonderful from start to finish. He really made our last night there great and was very accommodating. I would have given this property a 3-star, if it wasn't for the 2nd night and views.

  • mariaelsiee1 : Long Beach, California
Pura Vida

this resort is right next to Samaras beach, a 30 minute walk away from Samaras town, & a 5 minute drive away. this resort has such a great group of staff, very very polite & helpful. Marcos Leon (who draws the art work around the resort) was our main bartender for our 4 day stay here, highly recommend to be taken care of by him! Such a gentlemen & makes a great Jugo de Cas as well!! make sure to ask for his service during your stay. my friend & I cannot complain about anything, I hope you all have such a great experience in the resort & in Costa Rica as we did! PURA VIDA!

  • jduchene : Oshawa, Canada
Excellent Customer Service

I give this hotel 4 stars due to the excellent Customer Service by all staff - but especially the manager- Paola. We booked this through Air Canada and for whatever reason, the promised upgrade to an ocean view 1 bedroom was missed. Paola was able to correct this, upgrade us to a 2 bdroom, ocean view after 1 day. The rest of the staff (Mark, Daniel and all the others) also deserve to be acknowledged for their exemplary customer service. The hotel is going through renovations, and some are needed. Water flow and water pressure are an issue, as is hot water in the shower. All rooms (including the living room area) should be air conditioned - currently bedrooms have A/C only. The rooms we were in did not have TV or a phone. I will say I didn't miss these as much as I thought I would. There is an a la carte restaurant with limited, though very tasty, options in addition to the buffet. For breakfast - there was an omlet station plus to the standard offerings of eggs, bacon, pancakes etc. Dinner always had a pasta option, chicken and other meet, vegetable, rice, potato, salad. Also a 'specialty' area - Burritos, calamari, etc that changed nightly. Entertainment was usually good too. Over all, the hotel is very close to the town, and many other activity options. Also, I must mention Monkey Tours which is on site in the lobby area. They also went above and beyond normal tour operators to ensure our family was able to partake in a Turtle Discovery - Thank you! Overall, we enjoyed our stay here. This resort may need a bit of polish to get to a 'true' four star+, but the attention to their customers far surpases any shortcomings.

  • john t : Hamilton, Canada
not 4 star

hello all, I have written many reviews but this is the hardest one so far. it is difficult as to where to begin, the ads on the hotel are misleading as for it being recently renovated, my room was a step back to 1975,no phone, no tv, rusty fridge, a door that didn't close properly and let in big bugs and lizards into our room, there was air conditioning in the bed room but not in the living room, my couch was a slab of concrete with a thin piece of foam covered with what I would assume was a old bed sheet, the electronic door locks have had to be reset everyday, the hotel grounds are very nice and clean, the beach is very large and you can easily go for hour long walks, this is a plus because apart from a person singing to recorded music at night that's your entertainment, no water aerobics, no volley ball, pool games beach games , nothing at all no entertainment staff at all, at 10pm everything closes and your only option is to go back to your room, the food on the resort was extremely limited and by far the smallest buffet I have been to at an all inclusive. they had a tendency to over cook the meat and compensate by serving it in sauces, however what little they did serve was good .the pool is very small and did not take many people to feel over crowed, the staff here are lovely people always trying to assist you in any way possible however they are understaffed, over worked and under paid, they could easily improve things by adding some entertainment staff, extending the closing hours and offering a larger, varied selection of food, beans, pasta and rice get boring very quickly. this review was sent from site july 8 2017.

  • Roxanne A :
manfred parra

the place was very nice, however not great choice from buffet, and not lots of activities but it was okay since we did an excursion everyday. this is not a luxury resort so do not expect lots of entertainment and fulltime service, youre pretty much left on your own but that's alright because i do believe costa rica is an adventure country and you should be independent and on the go. very cute villas and nice to walk on beach when tide is low, friendly staff and l'ardoise restaurant was very good.lets talk about my man MANFRED PARRA at the lobby. SUPER FRIENDLY AND SUPER CUTE. made our stay quite enjoyable, always ready to help, crack a few jokes and accomodate us as much as possible. shoutout to you, manfred, you're the best.

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  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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Available with Breakfast Plan or Optional All-Inclusive Meal Plan. Meal Plan includes:
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Lunch Daily
  • Dinner Daily
  • Snacks
  • Domestic alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Boogie Boards
  • Water skiing
  • Boating
  • Jet skiing
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycles
  • Horseback riding
  • 59 Rooms
  • Restaurant
  • 2 Bars
  • Pool
  • Gift Shop
  • Children's programs
  • Room Service
  • Complementary coffee
  • Parking On Site
  • Currency Exchange
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge service
  • WIFI, in public areas and the rooms
Deluxe Room:
  • 1 king or 1 single plus a queen
  • 1 full bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fan
  • In-room safe
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Kitchen facilities including Refrigerator, Stove, Microwave, Cooking Utensils and Dining Room
  • Maximum occupancy of 4, up to 2 children
Kids Deals - Children 0-2 years old will stay free under All Inclusive and European plans. Children 3-12 years old have special All Inclusive rates available when sharing with two full paying adults. Children 3-12 years are free when traveling with at least one adult and booked under the European Plan.

For the Kids - Children's programs / Babysitting/Child Care.
Complimentary Honeymoon Package - Bottle of domestic champagne or domestic wine, Private romantic dinner (AI Plan only), Special gift, Specially decorated room & room upgrade to the honeymoon suite (subject to availability at check in). Note: Honeymooners should appear on the voucher/reservation in order to be eligible to receive the package.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Hotel Villas Playa Samara
    Liberia,Costa Rica

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Hotel Villas Playa Samara
South From the Center of Samara Going Towards Playa Carrillo 3km, Playa Samara 50205 Costa Rica

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

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Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.