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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 24 March 2013

My sons and I stayed at the Hotel Giada, and it was a nice experience. The room was simple, but there were two nice swimming pools that were clean, and a restaurant in front that was open to the street. Sámara is a small, simple beach town, and there isn't a lot there, and this hotel is on the main...

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giorgio c, Manager at Hotel Giada, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We was glad to have you here at Hotel Giada and we are glad that you and your family enjoyed the hotel as well as the restaurant. We hope you see back at Hotel Giada and hope that you will return to Costa Rica.

Reviewed 23 March 2013 via mobile

I just stayed at hotel giada for 3 nights. It was a great experience. Playa samara is great traditional Tico beach town. The hotel is a 2 minute walk from the beautiful grey sand beach of playa samara and was a lovely place to stay. The staff were great, lovely and really helpful with book tours or navigating the town......

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Gracias por su comentario en Trip Advisor. Estábamos contentos de tenerlo aquí en el Hotel Giada se alegró de tenerlo...

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 19 March 2013 via mobile

Giada is 200 metres from the beach, on the main street of Samara. It has two pools and a jacuzzi. In the front there is an italian restaurant with nice pizzas. All the rooms have air conditioning, tv and a fan plus a safety box. The breakfast is not self service, you can choose between the typical, pancakes, eggs, toasts,...

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giorgio c, Manager at Hotel Giada, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor. We was glad to have you here at Hotel Giada and we are glad that you enjoyed Hotel Giada. We hope you will be back to Costa Rica as well as Hotel Giada.

Newberg, Oregon
Reviewed 3 February 2013 via mobile

I spent only one night. The room was small any yet very nicely equipped. There were two small pools. The restaurant was downstairs and the food was good although my waiter was a bit snobby and he brought me ravioli instead of the fettuccine I ordered. My biggest complaint is when I checked out the guy at reception was on...

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hotelgiada, Owner at Hotel Giada, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor. We was glad to have you as a guest here at Hotel Giada. We are sorry for the mistake in the restaurant and I will speak with them so they can be more careful when they take a order. With the gentelman at the front desk I did speak with him, yes...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 19 January 2013

I am surprised that this restaurant does not get a higher rating. While there may be some issues that the hotel is working on, the restaurant is run very well, the food is consistently good, and we have had some great meals there. In particular, we enjoyed the Penne Pura Vida - perfectly cooked, attractive, great flavour. Will definitely order...

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hotelgiada, Manager at Hotel Giada, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment on Trip Advisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the restuarant and are looking forward to your return to the restuarant.

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Giada for a week at the end of our honeymoon, what a great place to relax and unwind reflecting on our four weeks in Costa Rica!! The room was great with a balcony overlooking the main pool, the staff were all super friendly and sorted any questions or issues instantly and the integral restaurant served really...

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hotelgiada, Manager at Hotel Giada, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We are glad that you enjoyed your Honeymoon and the hotel and the restaurant. We hope you will be back to Costa Rica and return to Hotel Giada for a Anniversary. We wish you a great many years of happiness.

scandicci
Reviewed 10 January 2013

WE had a really great time in this corner of world . Hotel is a little magic paradise of relax and quite and restaurant is really good with italian quality. Thx to the staff and MR giorgio. really appreciate his suggestion for the trip and activity around.

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hotelgiada, Manager at Hotel Giada, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor. We was glad to have you at Hotel Giada and that you enjoyed the hotel and restaurant. We hope you will be back to Costa Rica as well as Hotel Giada.

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 8 January 2013

I spent quite a nice night in Giada Restaurant with my family. We were 4 adults and 1 kid and we all ordered different flavors of pizza (personal size). They all tasted delicious, and even the kid almost finished all her pizza. I personally recommend Pirata pizza! Next time I go to Samara beach I can't miss eating at Giada...

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hotelgiada, Manager at Hotel Giada, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the restaurant and the meals here. We hope you will be back to Costa Rica as well as the restaurant and Hotel Giada.

Bridgewater MA
Reviewed 3 January 2013

When I first arrived I thought how charming. Then once I checked in I was furious. It seemed like charging for a towel and no internet access were absolutely petty charges. Then I did not have hot water. I felt like changing hotels immediately. I don't appreciate being nickeled and dimed. That being said once the hot water issue got...

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hotelgiada, Manager at Hotel Giada, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor. Due to we are involve in the program CST with the hotel having 4 sheets out of 5 sheet is the reason for the sur charge on the beach towel when we started the charge, the towels uses drop by 80% in the first week. We are sorry for the hot water...

Sacramento
Reviewed 27 December 2012

This hotel was small, but perfect! Very very close walk to the beach, right on the main street in town and close to shops/restaurants. The room is nothing special but comfy bed, balcony and all we needed. The room was clean, the staff was very friendly and welcoming when we arrived. There are 2 pretty small pools but with a...

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Thank you for your comment on Trip Advisor. We was glad to have you here at Hotel Giada and that you enjoyed the hotel. We hope you come back to Costa Rica as well as Hotel Giada. We would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Holidays.

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Additional Information about Hotel Giada

Address: Main street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range: $100 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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#7 Romantic Hotel in Playa Samara
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