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Fenix Hotel - On The Beach

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This 2 room appartment is very nice, functional, kitchen is all equipped, fan in the room.there is not really a bathroom but rather a toilet and a simple shower but it was enough for us travelling as a couple with a 4 year old little girl. The place is very relaxing with sounds of the oceans waves and humming birds...

Thank Casper v
Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Fetching Mrs. Rat and I headed north to Samara for our last two days in Costa Rica. We were told by a couple in Sierpe that the Fenix Hotel was the place to stay in Playa Samara. They were correctomundo! A nice little place, our room was clean, cool, and comfortable. All TFMR and I did was relax, walk...

Thank Johnnyrat1
Hayward, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed 6 nights at the Fenix Hotel in Samara and absolutely loved it! They are just steps from the beach, and a ten minute walk into town (along the beach.) The rooms are spacious and clean, and the small pool is right out your door. The hotel is set up so everyone hangs out under the...

1Thank ojeffo1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Phyllis and Bill were welcoming and accommodating when we first arrived. They allow you to come early and stay late even. The rooms are clean and the bed is very comfortable! We slept so good listening to the waves and enjoyed the ceiling fan to keep us cool. Just down the road is a place similar to this but for...

1Thank Carrie J
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Usually when we stay somewhere, there is one complaint but at the Fenix there aren't any. This is our fourth visit to this little bungalow village right on the quiet part of a clean white beach. We rent bikes and ride along the beach to town for dinner or supplies. But usually we chill out on the property and relax...

Thank frisco834
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right on the beach. Good kitchens with all you need. Perfect cleaning every day. Very nice staff and the owner is very welcoming. Not like a normal hotel or a bungalow. More like a very small vacation village where you interact and meet your neighbors.

Thank William J
Apex, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only Palm Trees, lounge chairs, hammocks and Tiki huts seperate your room from the beach. The sounds of the waves help put you to sleep and the sounds of howler monkeys will awake you in the morning. The Fenix is a small and quaint family run hotel. The Fenix is not a resort, but is simple with no stress. The...

Thank emptynestbirds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is why we will be going back for another stay. Quiet nearly deserted beach, good swimming and boogie boarding, plenty of shade and lounge chairs on the grounds adjacent to the beach, an easy 15 minute walk along the beach to town..... we did it each eve for dinner, rooms include a kitchen, there's a community refrigerator with cold...

Thank BobfromOregon
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful, small hotel - right on the beach in Samara. It sits about mid-beach, so everything is walkable. This hotel is not fancy, but the attention to detail is perfection. The units are clean, the towels are plentiful, and there are always fresh flowers. The beds are comfortable. The showers are great and the kitchens are well...

Thank Helen B
Sherwood Park, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the perfect place to end our trip. We loved it here and would definitely go back. We rented houses for the most part of our trip but the kids were so happy to find other kids to play with here! This place is very friendly and very social. The 6 rooms all open in a semi-circle facing the...

3Thank Marcie L

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Six time winner of the Traveller's Choice Award for 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2009! Thank you to all of our wonderful guests. We are a small (6 rooms), beach-front hotel just footsteps from the ocean. Our rooms are clean, colorful and comfortable. We are NOT an all-inclusive, luxury resort. More like your place at the beach, but with someone else doing the daily cleaning, changing the linens and yard work. The rooms are in a semi-circle and face the pool, gardens and the ocean. (see photos) Great way to meet new people and exchange information and stories. We have been here 17 years managing our "little piece of paradise". Our front yard is sand with ranchos and palm trees for plenty of shade. Hammocks, sunbeds, small pool, gardens and BBQ complete our front yard. All of our rooms have fully equipped kitchens with separate bedroom. The deluxe room has AC & widescreen TV. Standard rooms have upper and lower screened windows and two ceiling fans. Our neighborhood has a small grocery store & fish market, along with local deliveries of fruits and fresh ceviche. An enjoyable 15 minute walk to Samara Central. Most of our guests return or have been recommend by friends. Thank you for considering our special place by the sea. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fenix Hotel - On The Beach

Address: Mts Sur de Pulperia Stephanie 100 | Samara de Nicoya, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range: ₹ 6,928 - ₹ 9,085 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Fenix Hotel Playa Samara
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Samara
#2 Family Hotel in Playa Samara
#3 Romantic Hotel in Playa Samara
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“A.C and microwave in the Deluxe suite. We stayed in a standard.”
 of 5 bubbles Johnnyrat1, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Bring a flashlight so you can walk (15 minutes) the beach to town for dinner and back after dark.”
 of 5 bubbles emptynestbirds, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Deluxe room with A/C”
 of 5 bubbles 424marciel, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 6 is the one room with AC.”
 of 5 bubbles 918karlm, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room #6 has the full equipment.”
 of 5 bubbles bbriceno, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
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