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#5 of 6 hotels in Playa Carrillo
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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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Free parking
Free internet
Wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Non-smoking hotel
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Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
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Poolside bar
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Refrigerator
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Ocean View
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Sylviamattingly wrote a review Dec 2017
Hatteras Island6 contributions1 helpful vote
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 short. The beach is uncrowded. The staff booked our fishing trip and our horseback riding tour for us. The horseback riding was amazing. I cannot wait to return to visit here!
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Mari G wrote a review Sep 2017
Houthalen, Belgium35 contributions16 helpful votes
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, the staff wasn't really friendly and the bar closed way too early - around 9PM. Nevertheless, that sunset makes it worthwhile!
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Luke R wrote a review Jul 2017
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin11 contributions4 helpful votes
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. Rubber pancakes. Boxed juice. Scrambled eggs. Ocean is down the hill across the street, beach is a half mile away. They said they could book travel for us but they never followed through. The rooms were great. Views and clean. The whole country loves over selling so be careful. I travel alot and Costa Rico has amazing sites but the people are the worst. I have never had issues on vacation like this. I'm glad I got to see the sited but the people and food is 905 garbage. When you find the good 10% it is really good then.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Carla M wrote a review May 2017
43 contributions67 helpful votes
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 stores are nearby. one thing to mind is that there are many stairs to go around the hotel bungalows, pool and restaurant, so if you are travelling with people with back or knee problems, this might be an issue. the restaurant food is OK, but dont expect much from the breakfast since it is a la carte and not buffet...you might end up a bit hungry with some of the choices :(
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: make sure your room has a view to the bay
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John A wrote a review Mar 2017
Seattle, Washington72 contributions10 helpful votes
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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Date of stay: February 2017
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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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Robert J wrote a review Mar 2017
308 contributions26 helpful votes
Mahi Mahi is a must! Get in there and eat the fish!! It's fresh!!!! Did I say it's fresh!!! Food was amazing!!! We stumbled in by accident. First turn in up the hill! Service is friendly and attentive. Can't go wrong!
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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jobi2211 wrote a review Feb 2017
Kyoto, Japan93 contributions174 helpful votes
I am a very seasoned traveler who has Fully changed its way of travelling and as a consequence stayed at this place. The reason is very simple. rankings of hôtels are now suffering of inertia. Best hotels from day one stay at the top and will raise their price. So I don't book anymore in advance except for first and last night. We need 2 rooms and we travel in peak season. But Hotel have always availabilty and you can pop up in the afternoon, see with your own eyes and pick the view you want....and negociate. This Hotel is an excellent value for the dollars with a million dollar view. And its ranking is bad. Why? The weight of comments history. They have no more value...trust me . I stay in 5 stars when I want and in no star if I fall in love. I will not comment the Hotel but I just recommend it.
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Hotel M, Custoemr service at Hotel Guanamar
Responded 13 Mar 2017
Dear jobi2211 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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Connie P wrote a review Feb 2017
Spruce Grove, Canada10 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed for one evening. The resort was well kept. Friendly staff and the ocean view from our room was absolutely stunning. View from the pool was gorgeous.. Our room was next to some trees where the Howler Monkeys hung out. My husband was able to get close enough to take some photos. Loved this resort and would recommend it. Service was great.
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ocean view balcony room..
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Response from Hotel M, Customer service at Hotel Guanamar
Responded 13 Mar 2017
Dear Connie P Thank you for your summission, we are really greatful with your visit hope you enjoy it all the time. Hope to see you again. regards
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Gantraveller wrote a review Jan 2017
Gananoque, Canada14 contributions10 helpful votes
This was our first trip to Costa Rica and we were very happy with our choice of accommodations. We had an ocean-view cabina from which we watched the sunset every night and we were very sad to leave. The place is a little frayed around the edges, but it is also a very good value. The location is unbeatable, a 2 minute walk down the hill to the beach and only a few minutes walk from several very good restaurants and convenience stores. The food at the hotel is, in our opinion, very good (especially the guacamole) and the service is friendly and reasonably efficient - it helps to speak a little Spanish. The office staff were extremely helpful with excursions and equipment rentals. Carlos at SeeGreen is a great resource. A big thank you to Jimmy and Nancy and the rest of the staff at the hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Ocean-view rooms 117-124 have the best views of the sunset.
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Response from Hotel M, Customer Service at Hotel Guanamar
Responded 13 Mar 2017
Dear Gantraveller, Thank you for your summission, we are really greatful with your visit hope you enjoy it all the time, we hope to see you again please let us know to have some "guacamole" ready for you. you are more than welcome back. regards
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JJulian C wrote a review Jan 2017
20 contributions3 helpful votes
1- Delicious breakfast/ 5 different options. 2- Amazing sunsets from the swimming pool. 3- I recommend Ocean View Rooms. 4- Very very close to the beach. 5- I would go again to Carrillo Beach to Guanamar Hotel certainly. Just as improvement area for the hotel, I got at the beginning the wrong room and no one from reception could help me to tell me what happened, I had to go until the reception to fix the issue 30 minutes later, but generally everything was very good.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for Ocean View Suites
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Guanamar
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Guanamar?
Nearby attractions include Playa Carrillo (1.5 km), Samara Beach (5.1 km), and dondeJavitours (5.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Guanamar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Guanamar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Guanamar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Guanamar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sweeties By Celia, Samara Pacific Lodge Restaurant, and Bohemia Café.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Guanamar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hotel Guanamar located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Playa Carrillo.
Does Hotel Guanamar have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Hotel Guanamar accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.