Hotel Villas Playa Samara
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I will start this review off by noting that I was initially booked to stay at the Azura Beach Resort Samara, new sister hotel to this community. We were moved to this hotel as the new resort was not finished before our arrival. Every day we had significant construction noise, as the new hotel is almost right on top of the current resort.Overall the resort was friendly, good sized pool and pleasant grounds. The beach was terrific and thankfully half-way through our stay they added more lounge chairs. In the beginning, there was barely any.We stayed in a Deluxe Room, which at this resort is merely a room not in a villa. We had a king sized bed, and that was the only furniture in the room other a glass coffee table.The curtains were old and had holes in them; they didn't block out the light, so we needed to sleep with eye masks each night to ensure we weren't woken up at sunrise. The bathroom was updated. However, the shower head was horrible with barely any water pressure. Twice during our stay, there was no hot water, including the evening/morning of our departure. Housekeeping was touch and go, generally very good except we came back to our room three times with no towels and it took several hours for them to arrive once we asked for them.We also had several power issues, including a complete power outage the morning we left the resort. The buffets are small but always had several options to ensure there was something for everyone. The drink options are limited, and several times the bar staff told us they didn't have the item we requested, even if it was on the menu at the bar, or sitting on the self. We ate at their "al la carte" one evening, and the service was excellent. However, the food was not edible. Overall we had a pleasant week. However, the resort could use some updating. I wouldn't stay here again, but am looking forward to re-booking with the new resort as we originally had planned.
We stayed here for one night in October. It was part of the Monkey Tours. This place is very beautiful. The ocean is very close. The food is just OK. The staff is mostly young most very friendly and nice. We were able to get a massage and we loved it. We also kayak to the island. I would certainly go back and spend more time here.
If I had wanted to spend a week in a construction site I would not have wasted my money going to Costa Rica. We requested a bungalow near the sea we got an apartment opposite a bungalow that was getting a new roof put on - so from sun up till late at night we had to listen to power equipment hammering etc, There were twelve sun loungers on the beach and twenty four around the pool so unless you were up before 6am you were out of luck. Late on our third day a new lot of loungers were brought in. Our room was comfy but was at the far end of resort. The food was good and lots of variety - we were concerned that the cold food and desserts were left out uncovered - there were flies on everything ( I did get sick) The a la carte meals were excellent and the staff were amazing. There were no activities to take part in - eg. water fitnessgames. No area to sit and met people so we spent the evenings sitting in our room (there was only one chair). The upside it was smoke free. The resort is well maintained
Firstly, Costa Rica has been on our “wish list” for a very long time. In November we finally made the long trip from eastern Canada. We were hopeful that we had missed the rainy season and we were met on the first evening with a downpour as soon as we arrived at the hotel. After passing this little test we had great weather for our duration. We were somewhat shocked by the proximity of the construction next door and expected this to detract from our experience, it did not! After the first day we didn’t even notice except while watching the construction workers busily working away. The staff at this property were wonderful, warm and caring. The food was delicious at every meal. Our villa was spacious and clean with a beautiful view of the Pacific. This is an older property so if you are accustomed to staying at Sandals then this may not be the place for you. We’ve stayed at a variety of places over many years and this size and style fits our personalities perfectly and this did not disappoint. Unfortunately we were forced to leave our vacation early due to an emergency at home. This is when the wonderful folks really showed their true colours. These people went above and beyond to accommodate our needs and to assist us make arrangements. We were treated as family at a time when we were expecting to be surrounded by strangers. The other benefit of staying at a smaller property is the other travellers that you meet. We met two other Canadian couples immediately, followed shortly after by a third. We were loving our time with these people when we got our news from home and they became our immediate support system when we were so isolated from our family. These people will never truly know how angelic they were to us. We are returning to the hotel as soon as we are able, that is the best review that I can give to this place! I will end this with a simple “THANK YOU” to all involved in our first trip to Costa Rica, with Hotel Villas Playa Samara as our home away from home, it did not disappoint!
the rooms and hotel were amazing! sunset was to die for. Lots of things to do around the resort. Louis was the best bartender and all the staff made our stay very enjoyable. they seem to be expanding but I did not find the constuction noisy of bothersome at all!
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- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- 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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