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Newtown, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stay far away from this hotel, or rather a glorified motel. The facility is disgusting and dirty. It looks as if the housekeeping has also gone on vacation. We arrived at the hotel to a room that was musty, dirty, without towels, and no toilet paper. When we checked in the staff was rude and slow to provide toilet paper.... More 

Thank dctravel92
Laura P, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Guanamar, responded to this review

Good afternoon We regret to hear that the experience you had at the hotel did not meet your expectations. However we strive to be better every day. The hotel is in a process of restructuring, and this should go step by step so we don´t have to close our doors to our customers. We always make sure that the rooms... More 

Brno, Czech Republic
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35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 2 nights off season so did not catch the best weather but still enjoyed the great views from both the pool and room. It is a walking distance to the Carillo beach (down and up the hill back). Rooms are crean and spacious and the whole area is well kept. We did not particulary like breakfast there so... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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72 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Great hotel in a Super location above Carillo beach. It is close ( but not too much) to samara , where you will find more energy and stuff to do ( especially during low season). The hotel has private little apartment with a great view of the carillo beach. Nice food ( we tried dinner and breakfast every morning .... More 

Thank Willypau80
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38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I can't imagine why anyone would make negative remarks about this lovely hotel. The rooms are huge, the view is awesome, and the staff could not be any more accommodating. The wi-fi worked very well in our room 124. The restaurant has good choices on the "included" breakfast. We also ate a couple other meals there that were delicious. The... More 

Thank bamagirl2
Chicago, IL
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

My husband is Costa Rican and we have traveled all over the country. We can't say more positive things about the hotel and this small beach town of P. Carrillo. We'll be returning for sure. The hotel room was big, great TV, balcony, view of the ocean and sunset, great shower, had a fridge. The pool area is perfect -... More 

Thank Chicago_Krista
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We booked this as part of a package deal. When we saw the reviews we were quite worried. Getting there we found they had new management and were trying to improve the flaws of the past. The rooms were very nice, although some maintenance still had to be done (some cracked tiles, cracks between the shutters allowing a few ants... More 

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Hotel M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Guanamar, responded to this review

Good Morning For us it is very important all opinions. We are trying to make all the necessary improvements to the client satisfaction. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and notice these changes. Thank you very much for trusting us. We hope to have you back soon Have a nice Day More 

Victoria, Canada
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful view, nice quiet place to relax! We stayed in room 141, best view on the lower rooms! There is a private beach area which is only a couple minutes by foot, but it's not that clean unfortunately. Playa Carillo is accessible by walking too!

Thank Courtney B
Hotel M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Guanamar, responded to this review

Good Morning Every opinion is really important for us. Whe are glad that you enjoy the view and the place. We are working together to improve the area and we hope that if you revisit this will be much better. Hope to see you soon again at the hotel. Thanks for your comments Have a nice day More 

Playas del Coco
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 21 June 2016

We recently stayed one night at Hotel Guanamar and wish we could have stayed more! Our room was large with king size bed and was very comfortable. What a beautiful view we had! While the rooms are definitely a bit dated, it's minor things that really don't matter in the grand scheme of things. There was a small refrigerator and... More 

Thank surfingshelley
Hotel M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Guanamar, responded to this review

Good Morning We are really happy to know that you had a really nice experience with us. For us is really important your opinion and whe're trying to make your stay pleasant at 100%. Hope to know about you soon and have you with us at the hotel again. Thanks for your comments Have a nice day More 

1 review
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderfull time at Hotel Guanamar. We traveled voor 3 weeks and this was by far the best place to stay. The hotel personel is very friendly and the new manager, Carlos is making Good changes like, beter rooms and service. He took us on a fishing trip, and you'll see the pictures For yourself. We recommend this... More 

Thank Gert-Jan K
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

I have to say our stay was good, the rooms were fine, clean and comfortable. My only complaint is that we had the last room the very last and we had to walk trhu the hill to get to the restaurant with a 4th year old. Also the check in on the web is not the same they tell you... More 

Thank Sugamz

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Guanamar

Address: Playa Carrillo Guanacaste | Playa Samara Nicoya, Playa Carrillo 1260, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Carrillo
Price Range: ₹ 6,361 - ₹ 12,311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Guanamar 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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Also Known As:
Guanamar Hotel Playa Carrillo
Hotel Guanamar Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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“Great views on 2nd level”
 of 5 bubbles bamagirl2, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The rooms higher up the hill have a better ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles , 1 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for Darren as the Tour Guide!!!”
 of 5 bubbles isaacmm, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ocean View - go for rooms 120-130 to be on the higher cliff.”
 of 5 bubbles 957angelicaw, 21 Jan 2016 | Read review
“If you don't want to walk up the steps, tell them. It might cost a bit more though.”
 of 5 bubbles 518daisym, 10 Jan 2016 | Read review
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