Ratings based on 52 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 out of 5
75% of guests recommend
3.4 Room cleanliness
3.4 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
3.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom costa rica

Poor room conditions

Posted Sep 26, 2014
Bathrooms with old and broken tiles, no tv in the bedrooms, old kitchen appliances.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

No good service

Posted Aug 18, 2014
Pros: Location, front beach
Cons: Service in general
Room with TV but cable, restaurante services it's slow and many times they simple forgot this,
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Nice place, not good service

Posted Jul 28, 2014
Staff service was deficient, and the room had no TV signal form the full weekend.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by Karenfrom Florida

This resort is located close to town and on beach

Posted Jun 3, 2014
Pros: The breakfast was good -- lots of fresh fruit, omelettes made to order, sausages, plantains, etc., the location and the proximity to town.
Cons: Just some room renovations -- kitchen, bathrooms and pillows for sofas. Also, provide kitchen basics such as dish soap, wash cloth and towels.
Location: Great location for beach access and close to town -- very quiet! A tour company is located within the resort that offers many great local tours!
This resort is located in a quiet area with a lot of land and directly on the beach. The reception area, restaurant, and pool area are all very nice and modern. The pool is very large with a lot of chairs for lounging and relaxing. The villas were probably very nice at one point, but are in dire need of some TLC and updating. We stayed in a 2 bedroom villa with another couple. Our kitchen and bathrooms were in need of some renovating. The beds, however, were nice and clean.
5 out of 5
for Families
by Marianela 1991.

Wonderful vacations, amazing beach front hotel.

Posted Apr 16, 2014
Pros: I liked the comfortable rooms and the professional and careful service of the staff.
Cons: I want to get in my next trip some night activities or something to do at night in the hotel.
Location: Located in beautiful part of the country, near to other beaches, and places to do tours as canopy, surfing, kayaking, horseback riding.
I was at Villas Playa Samara some days ago, it was awesome, we gone with my family and some friends, we choose Samara because is a beautiful beach located in the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, just 3.5 hours from San Jose, is a very quiet and clean beach. The Villas Playa Samara staff was excellent very professional and careful, the hotel has diffrent services as spa, pool bar, wonderful restaurant, gym, entertainment room and tours. My family decided to rent a beach front villa the facilities was pleasing, air conditioning in the rooms, terrace with comfortable hammock, has a beautiful view to the ocean, my friends decided to rent a garden view unit, are renovated and in very good conditions. I recommend you the tour to Chora Island with Monkey tours company.
2 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom Irvine, CA

Ok hotel with very little accommodations.

Posted Apr 10, 2014
Pros: That it was on the beach
Cons: Each room was suite and only the master/ bedroom had air conditioning. I would of preferred for all the suite to have had air conditioning.
Location: The hotel is far from the main town you would need to rent a car to get around.
The room that we stayed 28A did not have hot water. I had to checked out a day early because I had an early flight at 6am and I was not going to be able to shower so early with cold water. I went to a hotel that had hot water for me to take an shower before my early flight. Only the master room had air conditioning so I had to spent most of my stay in one room and couldn't enjoy the rest of the suite. The staff was really not interested in the guests concern.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by awesome placefrom SJ

Awesome view

Posted Mar 17, 2014
According to the policies you need to leave all dishes clean but they do not provide the soap
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by janfrom R

Nice hotel close to the beach

Posted Mar 1, 2014
Enjoyed a week at Villas Playa Samara late February. The pool was a nice place to relax in the evening. We walked into Samara most days for lunch and dinner and often took a taxi back. It's a little distance from town, about a 35 minute walk down the beach. We also took a lot of tours. Nice time!
2 out of 5
for Personal Event
by Ticafrom in New York

High Price To Pay.

Posted Feb 27, 2014 on Hotels.com
The hotel was very close to the beach and the town (for shopping and banking). However, I was double, no triple-charged for my hotel stay, and although I informed the hotel prior to my arrival, the situation is still not resolved; and all of this is for a hotel listed as "room can be paid for at the hotel." They began charging my credit card a day after I booked, two days before arrival, and on the day of my arrival. Shame, shame!
2 out of 5
by Wally Beckfrom PPlaya Grande, Costa Rica

Book with Caution....

Posted Feb 16, 2014 on Hotels.com
We arrived at 3 PM ( Check In time ) and were told they did not have Our Reservation. I made it reservation night before for a 2 bedroom Villa.. After about 15 min's they gave me a List of about 30 Forbidden Items that you may not do while on the property to sign?? All was well till then. The Front Desk person then told us that they would need an Hour to get the Villa ready.. We returned at 5 PM 2 hours later and the Villa was still not ready for another 1/2 hour. We were finally told our Villa was ready.. We then had to carry our luggage to the other side of the property.. I asked the Bell Boy if they had luggage carts and he stated " They did not" This is a large property and you are not allowed to drive your car past the dirt parking lot. We entered the Villa to find old mattresses for couches with sheets that did not fit and the side by side frig did not work.. We reported it before dinner and they checked it out and said it was broken and they would replace it in the morning and left it in the middle of the kitchen.. it stayed there for 3 days?? I spoke with the manager at checkout and he offered me a15% discount off our bar bill of $135.00. It came to $20.00. I am very cautious choosing hotels in Costa Rica as I have lived here for 11 years now and know that hotels like this one are fluff on the web site, but in reality it is a fa├žade.. Save your money... Book else where. Beware.