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Review of The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara

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The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence
Haymarket, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Perfect honeymoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

We stayed here (the best room: # 12) for four days and had a terrific experience. We were the only guests for the first two days; our own private resort! The property was beautifully landscaped and manicured, the pool was nicely sized, the rooms were clean and tastefully decorated, the balcony was perfectly sized, staff were all extremely friendly and helpful, music was great (just for you, Doug!) and the food was exceptional! Unfortunately, because we were the only guests for the first two days, the kitchen was not open after breakfast (completely understandable) which meant we only had two incredible lunches and dinners at the Hideaway. All of the food/dessert/drinks we experienced were absolutely perfect, including the price.

We had howler monkeys pass through the mango tree off our balcony each day and we could hear the ocean surf as well. The walk to Samara beach literally took one minute. The beach was stunning, it was wide and completely clean. We walked (45 minutes) the beach to Samara, most was soft sand but there were some stretches with rocks. Equally stunning was the Carrillo beach which is a 10 minute walk along the road.

I would highly recommend the Hideaway, it's truly a hidden gem! We would definitely return, especially for the frozen drinks, ice cream and dinner selections!

Room Tip: Room 12 is the best!
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

The Hideaway is a nice, clean, and extremely private property. Pros: Very safe (night guard on duty), quiet property (felt like we had the entire place to ourselves), large and clean room (nicely decorated!), good breakfast (included with stay), staff and owner extremely personable. Cons: We were disappointed that the beach was a bit further from the hotel than anticipated, as well as the hotel was further from the town center than maps indicated. Overall, a very nice property.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

Great place, beautiful location, huge clean rooms!
I was travelling with my 2 daughters (5 & 9) and the staff was just amazing and took care of us very well!!

Will come back for sure!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Oded E
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Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

LOVED everything about this hotel. From it's homey feel, to welcoming owner, to spotlessness from the public areas to the farthest nook and cranny of my big beautiful room. I would come back here in a heartbeat. Wish we could have stayed here much longer to really enjoy the beach and surrounding area more. Even the crabs were friendly--one tried to knock on my door one night to get in!

Room Tip: Request an upper level room to possibly see monkeys in the trees in the morning.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

With the damp hot weather, we did appreciate the very comfortable large AC room. Beds are perfect. A good value for money (we were during the holy week before Easter). Very good location close to the remote and quiet end of the beautiful Samara beach, but far from the city centre.
The atmosphere is far from "tico" but with a few minutes walk, we are immersed in Costa Rica, people, animals and landscape.
Maybe things are a little bit too calibrated: a toast is a toast...

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara

Property: The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara
Address: On the Road From Samara To Carrillo | on the road from Samara to Carrillo; 150 meters from the ICE Tower, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Playa Samara
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,514 - ₹ 12,246
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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