Hotel Villas Playa Samara
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Our room was huge, with a separate living and sleeping area. Although the bedroom was the only air conditioned room, it was bearable. We had a fabulous large patio with lounge chairs ocean front. Could use a better bar area. Food was good, dinner was best. They are working on getting internet to all rooms.
the rooms were great and the people were amazing. Special thanks to Marco and Patricia for their attentiveness and hospitality as they were our bartenders and we saw them the most. Everyone we came across was great! amazing food, great drinks, the all inclusive is definitely worth it.The only thing I could say is there is a little entertainment missing. A dance floor with some music would make all the difference as we were running out of things to do within the hotel towards the end.
We stayed at Villas playa Samara for 3 nights as part of a Groupon we got with Costa Rica monkey tours.All in all I would say we had a good visit; gorgeous location on the beach, easy walk to town, pool bar and restaurant was nice and the hotel was nice enough that we didn't have to worry to much about anything... Though we were in the slow season, there were some things that were a bit frustrating; some staff were great, though some seemed to be in training and could not speak much English but they did try their best, the bars were slow to get drinks if anyone else was there ordering as there was only 1 bar open at a time and usually just 1 bartender, and some of the food was mot up to standards (though others were great)!I must say though; some staff went above and beyond their general duties and made our trip amazing!!Marcos was an amazing bartender, very fast and when he was on the bar you didnt even notice that only one was open.. not to mention his drinks wwere amazingg!! Although he is still working on his english, he was great at communicating and he was great to sit around and chat with when it was not busy!! He is also an amazing artist and I do wish the hotel had a stand to let him set up his art to sell cause I would have bought it alll!!Then theres the receptionist Dixie. She was extremely friendly and multiple times helped us much more than we even asked; she even helped us plan out our route with public transportation for our travels!!! Amazing english also!Allan was also great around the resort; always asking to make sure I had everything and he even would refill my wine without me having to ask!!! But in all seriousness he was always around and never hesitated to put a smile on your face if he could.Though the resort had its issues, I must say I did enjoy my stay there.PURA VIDA VILLAS PLAYA SAMARA
I came here for 3 days with my Costa Rica monkey tours groupon.Beautiful resort with lots of possibilities when it comes to excursions. Friendly staff, but definitely some language barriers which made some things like ordering food or drinks difficult. Marcos at the bar is the man!! He truly went above and beyond for us. Making sure we were happy with his service and our general experience at the hotel.We found there were alot of little things that werent up to par. But we also were visiting in the low season when repairs and upgrades are to be expected.Over all we had a great time here!!:)CHEERS MARCOS! pura vida!!!
We stayed here 3 nights as part of a groupon we got through Costa Rica Monkey Tours. It was during the offseason so it wasn't crowded. Overall a decent resort but not spectacular. PRO-The hotel is located close to the beach & there are palapas for shade.-We were greeted with a cold drink. -Beautiful grounds and landscaping. -Nice pool with swim up bar. -Room was clean and had strong air conditioning.-Breakfast buffet, with decent selection, included in rate. -Close to Samara, 30 minute walk on beach or $6 taxi ride each way. -Microwave, safe, coffee maker & small refrigerator in room. -Decent fitness room. -Entertainment room (video games, air hockey table, etc) for kids. -Enrique, with Costa Rican Monkey Tours, is onsite. He is very helpful and engaging. CON-Tried to up sell us "all inclusive" for $72.50 (tax not included) per day. Was able to buy "all inclusive" from Enrique with Monkey Tours for $59 (tax included) per day. -Lunch/Dinner & drinks very expensive if not part of all inclusive package. -Odor of sewage in bathroom. -Odor of sewage by pool bar. -Front desk not 24/7, closed at 9pm. Good luck if you need assistance at night. -Very slow service through out the entire resort & restaurant. Only saving grace was Marcos at the pool bar. -No room service or poolside service. -Very limited bar service. Only 6 specialty drinks on menu. Not able to make a Whiskey Old Fashioned, Mudslide or Manhattan. -No phones in room so can't contact front desk or call out in an emergency. Only way to contact front desk is to walk there in person. Again, this was the off season. Things may be different during the crowded high season. Despite the problems and slow service we still had a good time, just not as good as we were lead to believe by the website. Marcos Leon, the poolside bartender, was excellent. He kept the drinks flowing. He tried to make requested drinks not on the menu with his limited supply. WELL DONE, MARCOS!! 👍The staff was friendly but, with exception of front desk, most don't speak much English. Despite this it was still relatively easy to communicate simple requests. Front desk was very helpful with information about town and arranging taxis. Enrique was also a great help about local info and places to visit. No organized activities or "forced fun" social games around the pool. You're able to relax at your own speed. Despite the limitations of this resort, I would be fine staying here again. Knowing what to expect now, I could definitely make the most of it.
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Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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- Breakfast Daily
- Lunch Daily
- Dinner Daily
- Domestic alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- Boogie Boards
- Water skiing
- Jet skiing
- Table tennis
- Horseback riding
- 59 Rooms
- 2 Bars
- 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
- 1 king or 1 single plus a queen
- 1 full bathroom
- 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
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Hotel Villas Playa SamaraLiberia,Costa Rica
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South From the Center of Samara Going Towards Playa Carrillo 3km, Playa Samara 50205 Costa Rica
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