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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

It had been two years since our last visit to Casa Esmeralda & we did not know it was under new ownership. It was great before & now it's even better. Owned by a very gracious & caring husband wife team, they consistently prepare delicious local dishes. The seafood soup with a crisp lettuce & avocado salad accompanied by a... More 

Thank Michele C
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24 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I viewed 5 hotel properties all in the same price range before choosing the Casa Esmeralda for a 6 night stay in the rainy season. It was very quiet during my visit, the rooms are situated above the restaurant. I would imagine during the busy season there would be a little more noise generated from activity below. The rooms are... More 

Thank Leekata
Montreal, Canada
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145 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Casa Esmeralda is one of the few budget price hotels in Samara with air conditionning which makes it a great choice. The room was not very large but the disposition of things made it practical. The included breakfast served by Alex was OK with a few choices. It is a friendly, no fuss hotel with a very young staff.

Thank SylvanoT
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6 reviews
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

My wife and I met Ramon while eating at Rancho Elena in Hojancha. Came to find out that he was the chef and owner of Cafe Esmeralda where we were staying in Samara. We decided to stop by for dinner tonight and we were not disappointed--the food and service was top notch. They have local cuisine as well as traditional... More 

Thank Michael S
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2015

My sister and I finished our trip at Samara. We were there for two days and out of all the places we ate at, this place was by far the BEST. The cook is AMAZING and if you are a seafood lover, she prepares all seafood perfectly. The other restaurants we tried at Samara Beach were not good for the... More 

Thank Stephanie F
Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 September 2014

I arrived in Samara around noon and checked four different hotels in the $50.00 price range but all of them, except for Casa Esmeralda, had dark rooms that smelled awful with the humidity of the rainny season. The smell was so bad that I could barely see the room properly. I was super relieved when I found Casa Esmeralda's nice,... More 

1 Thank 70Kaya
Madison, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2014

The owners of the Villa we rented in Playa Samara said this was their favorite restaurant. We now know why. Great food, great service, strolling Mariachi's....all made for a great night. Tow big families in our group so we had the upstairs dining room to ourselves. very nice.

Thank Dwiguy
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2013

We visited Casa Esmeralda twice during our stay in Playa Samara. The food was so tasty the first time that we had to come back the second night. We even brought in our own fish and the chef/owner was nice enough to cook it up for us in a variety of ways for a very reasonable price. We recommend the... More 

Thank Dan F
Cary, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 December 2013

The hotel is very clean and well kept with all the amenities you would need: wifi, air conditioning, and hot water. We loved that it was small and family owned but our favorite part was that it is just upstairs from the best food we ate during our 2 months in Costa Rica. Everything on the menu is absolutely delicious.... More 

Thank drm4757
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21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2013

I stayed at Casa Esmeralda for one month. The staff could not have been more friendly. I had the opportunity of eating there daily being a Language School student. The food could not have been better.Be sure to check out the shrimp and veggie dish. The wait staff is bilingual so they were more than helpful with any questions. Be... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Cabinas Casa Esmeralda

Address: Arriba Pathway | 200 Este de la Escuela Samara, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range: ₹ 3,351 - ₹ 5,266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“All rooms are upstairs and pretty much the same.”
 of 5 bubbles 70Kaya, 25 Sep 2014 | Read review
“There are 5 rooms. They are all alike. No worries. AIR conditioning!”
 of 5 bubbles teacherSc, 31 Jul 2013 | Read review
“Two bedroom with kitchenette nearest the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles Velliott154995, 18 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Take a unit with AC, you will need it specially if is raining season.”
 of 5 bubbles Playero1984, 22 Aug 2012 | Read review
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