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Carretera Carrillo, a Los 5 KM a la Derecha Fruente de la Torre de ICE Carretera Carrillo, a Los 5 KM a la Derecha Fruente de la Torre de ICE, Playa Samara 50205 Costa Rica
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#1 of 21 hotels in Playa Samara
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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
At The Hideaway you will enjoy the privacy of our exclusive location on Samara Beach in Costa Rica. We offer 12 hotel rooms and a Penthouse suite with 3 bedrooms. The Hideaway appeals to travelers looking for a luxury hotel, who appreciate extra amenities. Our quiet location close to Samara & Carrillo offers relaxation and privacy, plus easy access to exciting activities. Our boutique hotel on Samara Beach is uniquely situated on a one-acre private lot, approximately 1-minute's stroll to the ocean.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Baggage storage
Concierge
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Fishing
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Soundproof rooms
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Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish

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Rutger Z wrote a review 9 Aug
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What a gem this place is. We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful quiet hotel with excellent staff. The location is perfect as you can walk to the beach. Many thanks to the superfriendly hotelstaff!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Nicholas Lorenz, General Manager at The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for this wonderful review! We are looking forward to your next visit!
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Clear-to-land wrote a review Jun 2021
Visalia, California3 contributions2 helpful votes
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Lovely, clean, safe hotel within walking distance from beach. Beautiful pool area. This is a great place for couples or families. The staff are very accommodating and friendly. The hotel will assist in making reservations for day trips from Sámara. The hotel’s free breakfast was delicious!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Rosy Rios, Owner at The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara
Responded 25 Jul 2021
Thank you very much! 5 breakfast options is what you need to start a perfect day! Virginie & The Staff
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Brandon C wrote a review 1 Aug
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My stay at the hideaway was going to be 3 days. I extended it to 17 days! The rooms are spacious, well-appointed, and each have a cozy balcony. The grounds are landscaped beautifully, which adds to the privacy guests feel walking through the hotel grounds. If you don't feel like going to Samara for food and want to continue lounging at the lovely pool, no worries: the restaurant at the Hideaway is excellent. And location, location, location! You are just a few steps away from the beach. My wife and I enjoyed a relaxing sunset or sunrise walk into Samara each day from the Hideaway. It's perfectly situated between Samara and Carrillo Beach (another amazing beach). And perhaps most importantly, the amazing staff. All staff were kind, attentive and very knowledgable. Don't be surprised if you end up extending your stay. You won't regret it!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: I stayed in several rooms, all were equally great.
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chantal b wrote a review 1 Aug
Rhode-Saint-Genese, Belgium46 contributions55 helpful votes
very nice hotel in Samara; The rooms are big and very nice. The breakfast is very good and with the pool view. the personnel at the reception is very nice and professional. One of our best hotel in Costa Rica !
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Date of stay: July 2022
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tjb2102 wrote a review Jul 2022
Trinity, Florida4 contributions
This place is an amazing little gem! It is a small and very intimate hotel with an amazing restaurant and great location. It is very safe a quiet. I have never had a relationship like I had with the staff here. I knew all their names and they knew mine. They were helping from the moment I booked the reservation! It was so nice to have a restaurant at the hotel. The food was also AMAZING! Each morning they serve you made to order breakfast with delicious fruit, juice, and coffee. The hotel is a short walk to the beach. Would definitely return (and hope to)! Thanks for everything!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Get a Golf Cart! Great way to see the area!
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amackesy wrote a review Jun 2022
Bloomfield, Connecticut45 contributions7 helpful votes
Our accommodations were as expected, clean, comfortable and safe. The staff is friendly, providing impeccable service both at the front desk and restaurant. Nick the owner is welcoming and steered us in the right direction w recommendations on sights and restaurants. Thank you to everyone at The Hideaway ! We will be back ...
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Upgrade to a King size bed, all rooms have a terrace area with garden views.
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Mrhook wrote a review May 2022
Houston, Texas24 contributions11 helpful votes
A small property, beautiful landscaped, well-maintained, with clusters of two-story units around a pool.. For us the location was perfect... near everything but secluded. Just a short walk down a quiet road to the nicest part of Playa Samara...near Isla Chora. About a 7 minute drive to the town or a 30 minute stroll down the beach.to the town.. A bonus is it's just a few minutes drive to Playa Carrillo, a beautiful beach. Our second floor unit was quiet, private, spacious and clean. The AC was quiet, wifi excellent, and we really liked the luggage organizer and the patio. One minor issue was with some big fast-moving ants coming in somehow in the shower area - creeped us out a little but no big deal. Staff did not seem concerned The staff were actually very very good.... enthusiastic and helpful. Requests were handled immediately. They set us up with a few kayaking tours at last minute which were excellent. The dining experience is by the pool, no frills, casual, straightforward. Multiple breakfast choices. Dinner was heavy on sauces but nicely prepared. Recommend stay with the Hideaway for meals.....we tried two highly rated restaurants in town for dinner and they were quite inferior to the Hideaway. After exploring the area we can say with confidence we were very pleased with our choice of the Hideaway and that would certainly be the accommodation we choose next time we are in the area.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Huehnel wrote a review May 2022
Denver, Colorado1 contribution
Location was just on the outskirts of town which is perfect if you just want to relax but if you need some action you can walk the beach to town, which I definitely recommend. Nice clean pool with a lovely patio that flows right into the restaurant. All the staff are amazing. The owner even offered to help me with luggage to the second floor room.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Sandra B wrote a review May 2022
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We stayed in a large, very comfortable, quiet room with a large bathroom and a patio. The personalized service, cleanliness of the property, and meals were top notch. Also, when we left some belongings behind, the owner went above and beyond to return them to us in Canada.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Nicholas Lorenz, General Manager at The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara
Responded 26 May 2022
Thank you Sandra for this wonderful review! We are looking forward to your next visit!
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Garyvettgu B wrote a review May 2022
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I was lucky enough to spend my 80th birthday with family at this hotel. The staff did everything to make us welcome and feel like it was our home. The facilities are very well maintained and clean. Our rooms were spacious and comfortable and within a short walking distance of the pool and the restaurant. The location is a close to the town of Samara and reachable by taxi of golf cart. It also is just a short walk up the beach. I will definitely return
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 26 May 2022
Thank you Gary for this wonderful review! Again we will wish a very happy birthday! We are looking forward to your next visit!
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PRICE RANGE
$96 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacastePlaya Samara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara
Which popular attractions are close to The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara?
Nearby attractions include Playa Carrillo (1.3 km), Samara Beach (2.6 km), and dondeJavitours (2.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sweeties By Celia, Samara Pacific Lodge Restaurant, and Bohemia Café.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Is The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.