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Fenix Hotel - On The Beach

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 5 March 2017 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 1 March 2017

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 28 February 2017

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 26 February 2017

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 20 February 2017

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
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

A small friendly hotel. Nicely situation on the beach. Clean and well looked after. A little noisy at night due to animal, otherwise very quiet and calm. Fans in all rooms. Barbecue in the garden, free use of surfboards, possibel to use washingmachin.

Thank Yvonne L
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Fenix is a beautiful little family hotel right on Playa Sámara. A little paradise, really. Friendly service and wonderfully well kept. Clean rooms on a little lovely beach garden with plenty of shade. Comfortable lounges and hammocks here and there, so one can choose sun or shade at will. And if you're tired of the heat and the salt water,...

1Thank Karl M
San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I personally don't like the beach (weird huh?) but that little piece of paradise Felice and Bill have over there at Samara made me change my mind! It is just perfect, it's peaceful, it has a beautiful beach where you can swim, the sand is great, the sunsets and sunshine are such an experience. The rooms are fully equipped and...

Thank bbriceno
Belen, New Mexico
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We just returned from spending 18 nights at the Fenix. The Fenix -- the location, the facility, and the staff -- made our vacation wonderful! The room was very comfortable -- we did not stay in the room with AC, but it was not needed. The fans and the breeze from the ocean kept the room temperature just to our...

Thank vrkarosel
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place, one of 6 appartments very close to the beach. There is a huge area between the appartment and the beach, with lots of sunbeds and hammocks under the palm trees. Also a romantic bench at the front of the beach, to watch the sunset into the sea! A huge beach with great views. You could walk to good...

Thank Harrysmart

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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: ₹ 6,872 - ₹ 8,881 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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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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“You don't need to rent the one a/c room as the fans are great and will keep you cool all night long!”
Carla181734, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“A.C and microwave in the Deluxe suite. We stayed in a standard.”
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.”
emptynestbirds, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Deluxe room with A/C”
424marciel, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 6 is the one room with AC.”
918karlm, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
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