We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Hotel Villas Playa Samara

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Expert photos
Hotel Villas Playa Samara
Hotel Villas Playa Samara
Panoramas (6)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

738 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Hotel Villas Playa Samara
See the most recent reviews
Showing 522: English reviews
Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
Reviewed 21 March 2015

We just returned from a week at Villas Playa Samara and like previous reviewers we had a good idea what to expect when we arrived. Must say we were pleasantly surprised with the lovely landscaped property and the size and condition of our garden villa. We were welcomed at the resort with a cool drink when we arrived and since...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank kaul
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 18 March 2015

The reviews I read on this place helped prepare me for the trip. If I had been expecting a luxurious resort I would have given this place a 1. But since I had an idea of what I was getting into it made the experience better. Definitely not a place for honeymooners or little kids. But I went with my...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Matt P
Mooresville, North Carolina
Reviewed 16 March 2015

We enjoyed our week at Villa Playa Samara. We rented (2) 2 bedroom villas for 8 of us. They were spacious and nicely outfitted. There was air conditioning in the bedrooms and new tile in the bathrooms. We spent our morning playing on the beach and saw wild horses strolling around. Then we would head over to the swim up...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank lakenormanlovers
houston, tx
Reviewed 12 March 2015

...is all it would take to make this place better. The location is great as is the pool. I'm not a picky person, but some basic ammenities would be nice. First of all, some ice would be nice. We arrived and found no cups, ice bucket, ice bag, ice machine or anyone to help get us some ice. Because there...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank jerray
Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

Booked a 1 bedroom suite . They overbooked and put us in a 3 bedroom suite with a family of 6 separated by a locked door. We heard everything including the children screaming. No compensation. The beach needs alot of improvements. Nice pool though.

 Report
Helpful?
6Thank Scott F
Kelowna B.C.
Reviewed 7 March 2015

We stayed here 4 nights, This place was formerly a 5 star hotel, now has new owners who do not keep it up to those standards. however it is good place to stay. There are 1 and 2 bedroom villas on a very large property. Only a few yards to the beach and pool. there is all inclusive but we...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank borg2
Colorado
Reviewed 7 March 2015

The Villa we rented was not thoroughly clean. The bedroom and bathroom were cleaned. The blinds in the villa were all broken. The one in the bedroom was missing 2foot of blinds. So you could see in. We had to put up bedspread where you could not see in. The kitchen had crumps on the counter when we entered and...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank SEAWORLD2014
southwestern, Ontario
Reviewed 4 March 2015

We stayed here end of Feb into March (7 nights), overall this resort was beautiful, and peaceful place. Some service issues that can be worked out but overall the property is amazing and the beach is beautiful. This is a get away to another quieter world type of place..... We flew into Liberia airport-it is about a 2 hour drive...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank sunnysmiles72
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 28 February 2015

If you are looking for a place to relax this is the place. There are no TVs and phones in the villas. The place dies down at about 10pm. There is no entertainment in the evenings. The pool and the beach are great. The nearest town is Samara. which is 1/2 hour walking distance from the resort. We had difficult...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Phyllis W
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 25 February 2015

We stayed here for four days as part of the Costa Rica Monkey Tours. This hotel is a bit out of town but you can take a taxi for $12 roundtrip or rent a scooter for $55 for two people. The scooter time (5 hrs) can be spread out over a few days. We ended up doing both, which allowed...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank rsqdvr

799 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (554)
Viewed
Room/Suite (73)
Viewed
Bathroom (20)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (88)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (121)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
View from Room (30)
Viewed
Dining (29)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (3)
Viewed
6:27
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (187)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (241)
Viewed
Amenities (22)
Viewed
Beach (6)
Viewed
Deluxe Room with Balcony (28)
Viewed
Deluxe Room with Patio (29)
Viewed
One-Bedroom Villa (42)
Viewed
Pool (28)
Viewed
Dining (46)
Viewed
The Hotel (40)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (4)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Playa Samara hotels
0.6 km away
The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara
The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara
#1 of 15 in Playa Samara
765 reviews
3.7 km away
Hotel Samara Pacific Lodge
Hotel Samara Pacific Lodge
#3 of 15 in Playa Samara
375 reviews
2.4 km away
Hotel Belvedere - Playa Samara
Hotel Belvedere - Playa Samara
#2 of 15 in Playa Samara
340 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 km away
Hotel Sol Samara
Hotel Sol Samara
#10 of 15 in Playa Samara
199 reviews
3.9 km away
Lodge Las Ranas
Lodge Las Ranas
#5 of 15 in Playa Samara
260 reviews
6.4 km away
Hotel Flying Crocodile
Hotel Flying Crocodile
#6 of 15 in Playa Samara
216 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a hotel with fully equipped villas and deluxe rooms. We are located in front of the beach very close yo downtown Samara. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Villas Playa Samara

Address: South From the Center of Samara Going Towards Playa Carrillo 3km, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range: $315 - $885 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villas Playa Samara 3*
Number of rooms: 112
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Travelocity, Priceline and Orbitz so you can book your Hotel Villas Playa Samara reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Samara
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Hotel Villas Playa Samara staff and other travellers.
60 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (60)

Questions? Get answers from Hotel Villas Playa Samara staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Make sure that there is not a beach event scheduled during your stay if you pay for the upgrade to be ocean front.”
 of 5 bubbles GoIATravel, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a pool side or ocean side room.”
 of 5 bubbles JerryandTina, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“ask for ocean. We stayed in building 35 and it was far from everything.”
 of 5 bubbles atcfinest, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a Villa in the beachfront, if possible, if not, not problem, the walking within the hotel is pleasant and beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles 148alexanderm, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“They never have change! Do not take any $100 bills with you!”
 of 5 bubbles 931brandym, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay