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Guanamar is a three star family hotel in Playa Carrillo Costa Rica in Guanacaste province which has been operating for the last 25 years in the North Pacific coast of Costa Rica, near the warm waters of Pacific ocean.It just 2 miles from Playa Samara. The hotel is surrounded by the rich and exuberant flora and fauna typical from the area. Guanamar is perfectly situated on the hill top at the southern end of the bay, inviting guests to enjoy the spectacular panoramic views and sunsets. Guanamar is located close to samara beach hotels (4miles) and just 1 mile from local airport (samara airport).
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Wheelchair Access
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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We stayed here in 2016 and our time was amazing. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The rooms were clean and everything we expected. The restaurant staff were pleasant and the food and drinks were excellent. We enjoyed the view from the pool. The walk to the beach is
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Saw the most amazing sunset ever at this place. The location is absolutely stunning. The only thing keeping me from giving it 5 stars, is that it's located at quite a hill. Rooms mostly down the hill, restaurant and reception on top. Not ideal if you have bad knees :-). Also,
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Would have been 4 stars but do not like the false advertising such as. They turned the wifi range down after the first night so you have to go to the bar area for wifi. Also there was no restaurant or bar besides breakfast. Breakfast was not good. Lunch meat ham for meat.
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the location of this hotel is totally worth it, any room will have an spectacular view of the bay, and since the room has a nice balcony, you can have there all of the sunset and sunrise at your comfortable room. also it is located just in front of the beach and many convenient
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We ate there after it got dark and had no idea of the fantastic views we missed. The food was great, I had perfectly cooked piece of tuna. We had to go back there the next day for the sunset (just stayed for drinks however)
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Response from Hotel M, Customer Service at Hotel Guanamar
Responded 13 Mar 2017
Dear Ballardian, Thank you for your summission, we are really greatful with your visit hope you enjoy it all the time. you are more than welcome back. regards
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Do they host weddings? What kind of facilities & wedding planner do they have?
Is there any surfing at the beach? Rentals/lessons?
Hi, You can search on Samara Beach, that is at 1km from Carrillo. There you will find some Surf Options.
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How long would it take to walk to the beach?
5 Minutes
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"make sure your room has a view to the bay"
"Ocean view balcony room.."
"Ocean-view rooms 117-124 have the best views of the sunset."
"Ask for Ocean View Suites"
"Upper level rooms for the best view"
guanamar hotel playa carrillo
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacastePlaya Carrillo
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