Ratings based on 93 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 Room cleanliness
3.2 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Exellent distance from beachPosted Sep 28, 2015
Pros: Employes are nice people and took care of all details.
Rooms were incredibly nicely maintain and room service was excellent. There is a short distance from pool to the beach, wich makes a great stay.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
On of the best weekends of my life.Posted Sep 28, 2015
Pros: The beach, the food, the pool.
Location: I totally recommend visiting Carrillo Beach. Is like 10 minutes from Samara.
I was planning a tour with my partner for a long time ago so we were very excited about this trip. The last time I went to Samara was almost like 3 years ago and I was shocked about how different is now. The hotel is super close to this nice and low-crowed beach. The pool was also great and don't get me started on the rooms. They were clean and met our criteria. The cozy restaurant, the tasty food and the lovely company really made our weekend one of the best.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Best hotel in Samara guanacastePosted Sep 28, 2015
Pros: THE POOL!!! We enjoyed staying hours in the pool and having drinks at the pool bar. Bartender knows how to do great drinks.
Location: Visit playa carrillo few minutes from the hotel
Great location, unique hotel with the beach a few steps away from the hotel. Rooms clean and really presentable, you can see the beach from your room. We recommend to take the all inclusive that is 3 times meals, breakfast, lunch & dinner, GREAT food!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Wichita, Kansas
Great hotel and locationPosted Jun 9, 2015
Pros: I really loved just lounging at the poolside bar all day.
Location: Downtown is very close to the hotel may be 5 minutes drive. There is a lot of restaurants and bars that make the night ife preatty entertaining.
I stayed at Villas Playa Samara a few days ago passing through Costa Rica, and it was great. The Hotel is right next to the water and its a beautifil place with great staff.
by A verified traveler from Vancouver, BC Canada
Looks nice in photos... not so muchPosted May 4, 2015
Pros: Rooms were big, balconies had hammocks.
Cons: See list above...
Location: 5 minutes by car is Samara - great food there, zero nightlife.
Great location - terrible feeling place to stay. We paid ~$200 USD a night and we were surrounded by groups of people who were on Groupon tours, and even they were not impressed with the place after paying a fraction of what we paid. Calling the food was terrible would not be accurate, it was safe to eat - like a piece of dry toast during a hangover. Yes it is edible, but you won't enjoy anything about it. Having Samara so close with such incredible food choices, there is no reason to eat here except for the free breakfast. Try Gusto, Luv Burger, or Coco's Mexican - just 5 minutes by car away and all worth the trip. I know working out on a vacation is silly - but the Gym they advertise is in shambles. Only one of the machines worked and it was rusted to hell and screamed like a banshee if you tried to use it. I wish I would have taken photo's, it was funny how broken things were. The staff are robots - having a 10am checkout with zero possibility of extending is a joke. They could also not find our Expedia reservation (even though we had one printed out AND sent them the e-mail) and made us wait for 20 minutes upon checkout to verify that we had actually paid. Amature hour~
for Familiesby A verified traveler from Bismarck, ND
Right on the beach!Posted Jan 15, 2015
Pros: Proximity to the water
Location: It's very peaceful, but the resort did have activities like salsa dancing lessons poolside. There are monkey tours and the snorkeling was great.
Our villa was right on the beach, with an excellent view of the sunset. We felt very safe there and the staff where great! The complimentary breakfast was fantastic, not like the continental in the US. All the food we had was great. We took a kayak and snorkel tour with Samara Aventure Company that took us to the Island we could see from our room. This resort seems to be the only one on the water in Samara. It is a short drive in to town. Great spot!
for Couplesby Emilia from Stockholm
Really Nice Hotel by the beachPosted Jan 9, 2015 on Hotels
Nice and very clean Hotel just by the a beach, that was almost only for the hotels guests. Beautiful sunset by the beach. Almost 30 min Walk by the beach to town where more restaurants were. Only one restaurant by the Hotel, Good breakfast but not so Good for dinner, very Simple food, same menu for lunch and dinner (pizza, sandwish, pasta). But they had buffe at the weekend. The service was okey, Good staff at the restaurant and cleaning staff. The guys in the reception was not as Good as the other, a bit tired and not so serviceminded. They Hotel offered surfing Lessons and Tours but we book surf lesson and nobody showed up to the time we booked and they had no Good answer what snd did not do anything to help at the reception so I Would not recommend to book anything through them. Much better and better price in Samara town. Patos surf school was really Good for surfing. The Hotel is perfect for a family and couples that wants a relaxing time.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from philadelphia PA
Good spot in paradisePosted Jan 8, 2015
Not the best hotel in the world but it has a prime location in Samara beach and the accommodation is comfortable we had a really nice stay. Stayed in a beachfront 1BR apartment. Things worked OK. Pool was fun and activities reasonably well organized. Nice to be able to cook in room.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Schönes überteuertes StrandhotelPosted Jan 6, 2015
Sobald die größeren Gruppen abgereist sind, ist die Speisenauswahl im Restaurant arg eingeschränkt. Mit größeren Reisegruppen gibt's ein umgangreiches Bufffet. Für 180EUR/Zimmer/Nacht viel zu teuer, zuwenig Zimmerausstattung und zuwenig Dienstleistung. Sonst alles OK.
for Personal Eventby Yani from USA
Average but OK; friendly and helpful staffPosted Jan 4, 2015 on Hotels
Hotel needs maintenance and fixing: doors don't open or close properly; the drain gets clogged; sewage pipes are too small and get clogged, three out of six lamps did not work, etc. (After having reported the said problems, the maintenance team fixed them but it took half a day before the repairs were completed: half a day that you pay $ 245 for it.) There is no TV. The kitchen is poorly equipped. Food in the hotel is extremely expensive: you can get three dinners in the local restaurants for the price of one in this facility. Staff is very friendly, however, and ready to assist you or to fix the non-working things. They also act fast. The hotel is located on the beach but the ocean in Playa Samara is very murky, dirty (polluted) and it does not smell good, either. The village Samara is about two miles from the hotel. It is a very small, kind of funky, quite picturesque place that feels like going 50 years back in time.