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The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara

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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.
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This is a little tucked away piece of heaven. Altho it is a little more expensive than some it is a great value. The staff makes it wonderful and the beds were soft, not like most of the beds in Costa Rica which tend to be like rocks. The water on the beach is also warmer than
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Response from Bianca M, Direttore at The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you very much for your kind review, we are glad that you had a great time with us. Come back soon in this peace of heaven, we'll wait for you!
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The hotel is lovely. Very short walk to the beach. Not a vey long walk along the beach to town, or a short cab ride. Food was very good, especially fresh fish. The staff was wonderful and vey accommodating.
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This is such a great place. Samara is one of our favourite places in Costa Rica, and the Hideway Hotel is a great place to escape the busier central Samara. The hotel is located at a perfect distance of both Samara and the wonderful Carrillo, which is a short walk away. The
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We spent six nights, staff was great, rooms excellent, breakfast and dinner top quality. Beach will always be empty compared to nearby Carrillo, which can be walked to in 110 minutes. Sunset in pix is pretty much what you get every evening.
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We were greeted and so warmly by Bianca and the other young woman when we arrived by car yesterday. They offered to store our belongings until our room was ready and told us all about the property. The hotel provides beach mats and sand toys and Snorkel masks if needed. Our room
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Response from Bianca M, Direttore at The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara
Responded Dec. 17, 2018
Thank you very muh for your feedback, we really appreciate it. We hope to have you again as guests in the future! A warm greeting from all the staff.
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Beaches are nice, depending on what you are used to. Pacific side is not as nice compared to the Atlantic side. That being said, Carillo is really close to hotel.
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Hello, how is your internet connection and how often does it crash?
We had an end room so had a weak connection. Probably ok in the other rooms!
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How far away is the airport in Liberia?
It is about 1.5-2 hours depending on traffic. We had a rental car for our 2 week stay so we drove to the hotel. We went a little slower then the locals being in the country for the first time and becoming familiar with road signs etc. Took us about 2 hours.
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Hello how long of a drive from Liberia Airport? Thank you Alissa
Its about 2 hours from Liberia to the Hideaway. Just FYI: We decided not to rent a car and the hotel arranged a driver from a tour firm. For our family of 5 it was about $150. It was nice to have an air-conditioned van waiting for us at the airport. The knowledgeable driver (also a tour guide) stopped to show us a howler monkey in a tree on the way. Just an idea. We took cabs around town in Samara and the tour companies send a vehicle when you book a tour. But, it's also nice to have a car. Have a blast!
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We can't say for sure but while we were there we met a number of families with older children, both male and female. Not sure what the sleeping arrangements were however. Try emailing the hotel directly. I think you will find them quick to answer your query.
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"The views are non-existent (hence the name "hideaway hotel'), so it doesn't matter which room you book."
"room with balcony on the pool was perfect"
"We stayed in several rooms over the years, it seems they are all nice."
"We were in room 12 which is the most requested unit. The location was perfect for privacy as well as for viewing the howler monkeys."
"Ask for Upper rooms for quiet relaxation."
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PRICE RANGE
US$112 - US$225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacastePlaya Samara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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