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“A most enjoyable stay overall, clean, modern room, very good service”
Review of Hotel Sol Samara

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Hotel Sol Samara
Ranked #12 of 16 Hotels in Playa Samara
Reviewed 18 May 2011

The room was functional, modern and always kept very clean. The outlook onto a communal lawn flanked by trees, with the beach being partly visible from my balcony, provided a feeling of space encouraging relaxation, whereas most other hotels I walked past at the northern part of the beach were quite compact, or opened to either a noisy street or car park. The location at the south end of the beach was excellent in all respects with the only downside being either a 25 minute walk along the beach (allow 25mins is best) or a taxi ride (usually 2000 colons) to the “town” end of the beach (don’t be fooled by one popular stylised map which is grossly out of scale).
Taxis are easy to get, although, rarely, later at night on holidays like easter it might be harder to find a taxi home but there is always a solution eventually. I found this was a small downside for all the other plusses of this hotel.
Beach access is a very short walk. Open, flat beach. Just take the blue towel and enjoy.
The service was excellent, breakfasts delicious, staff could not do enough to make the stay enjoyable, but neither were they in your face all the time. Always there to help though. I learned I just had to ask, and they will have a solution. English language skill was very high.
I would go back again, it would be my choice of hotel in Samara Beach, absolutely beyond doubt.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 May 2011

We loved this hotel. The food was excellent and the staff super helpful, always willing to do whatever they could to make our stay better.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 May 2011

I'm a teacher and took 13 students on a trip to Costa Rica. There was one other teacher and two more adult chaperones. We stayed at Sol Samara for two nights before returning home to the US. What a wonderful, quaint place with amazing hosts. The owners daughter runs the place and is very sweet and all her employees are kind, considerate and willing to go the extra mile. The food is very good and the beach is less than a two minute walk. I hope to return for a visit someday.

Room Tip: All rooms are nice.
  • Stayed: April 2011
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Reviewed 1 May 2011

This hotel is a magical experience: delicious meals, delightful staff, beautiful setting, exquisitely clean and so very close to a beautiful beach. This was a perfect place to finish a magical week in Costa Rica. I recommend this experience for any travelers thinking about spending even a day or so in this area of Costa Rica. Wonderful from the first greeting to the sad goodbyes....

  • Stayed: April 2011
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Reviewed 30 April 2011

Everything was really good.
Pool location and area could be improve. Also the closets could be bigger. Internet conexion did not work in the room.
Thanks for the hospitality.

Room Tip: Pura vida room was good.
  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Sol Samara

Address: Samara Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 16 Hotels in Playa Samara
Price Range: ₹ 3,407 - ₹ 6,621 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sol Samara 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Sol Samara is located within walking distance of Playa Samara and very close to Puerto Carrillo Beach, two of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica and Central America, according to expert travel critics such as Trip Advisor.You will be greeted at our hotel with authentic Costa Rican charm and courteous service, making you feel at home from the moment of your arrival. Hotel Sol Samara offers within its facilities an open air lobby cafe/lounge, a restaurant specializing in fresh seafood and a pool. Rooms offer new features such as flat screen TVs, telephones and air-conditioning, all of which can be left behind at your choice to fade into the relaxing tropical paradise Samara Beach.From the hotel, you can enjoy unforgettable tours and guided activities such as kayaking and snorkeling trips to Isla Chora, turtle observation tours to Playa Camaronal or Ostional National Park, tours to Palo Verde, guided trips to the Barra Honda Caverns, Dolphin watching tours, bird watching tours on bike, tours with the crocodiles and many adventure activities like the fun banana boat ride and the innovative Stand up and Paddle in Playa Samara. You can simply relax in our facilities or explore this vast beach and enjoy the extraordinary sunsets of Playa Samara, participate in the traditions and culture of the Samara community and surrounding villages as well as the colonial city of Nicoya. Observe and share experiences with local families and learn about artisan lobster fishing. ... more   less 
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