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Reviewed February 3, 2016

Lots of good things about this place. Large rooms, staff was just exceptional. Service was friendly, prompt, and attentive. They go the extra mile. Location is a short walk (1 block) to Samara beach and not far from the beautiful Playa Carrillo.Hotel has beach chairs and mats to lend. No beach view. The Hideaway is a 5-10 drive from the town of Samara, Rooms are large and comfortable, pool is small but very pretty. Negatives are very cool, almost cold showers and very average breakfast. Wifi and AC provided.

Room Tip: Upper floor seems like it would be nicer than ground floor, but no elevators if you have lots of luggage.
  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Patricia B
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Monreal, General Manager at The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2016

Dear Patricia,
thank you for your feedback, I'm glad you've enjoyed almost everything of your stay!
As I said before our breakfast is complementary and you have a choice between 4 different's one, all served with coffee/tea, orange juice and fresh fruit, it's a very good deal!
I'm surprised to hear that you had trouble with the hot water. We have a large-volume central hot water system for each building, and no other guests mentioned a problem. Every once in a while, a guest is confused about which way to turn the handle for hot water in the shower. If you had let us know that you were having problems, we would have helped you with the shower handle.

Pura Vida


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Reviewed February 2, 2016

This trip was part winter break and the first post retirement trip.

This place is absolutely the bomb, I found the staff and owners to be warm friendly. They were accommodating and the rooms were spot on.

I would recommend this hotel to singles, couples and family's.

I can't wait to return to have breakfast in the morning and then the best homemade guacamole in the afternoon or evening. Maybe both it is that good.

  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled solo
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Thank HaroldP502
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Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

Great place. Super friendly staff and so attentive.

Playa Samara surely has to be one of the best beaches too and it's right on your doorstep here.

Lovely big airy rooms and nice bathrooms.

Reasonably priced too!

Thanks for the warm welcome guys

Wish we could've stayed longer, highly recommended!

Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank loveknot
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Reviewed January 30, 2016

We were looking for a place to stop for 4 or 5 nights and relax. We went to the tourist office. They found us the perfect place. The room is spacious, clean, a lot of light. The setting is ideal, very intimate, a small hotel a few minutes walk to the beach. The food exquisite, Above all, the staff is very friendly and helpful. We highly recommend. Way above our expectation.

Room Tip: Room on the second floor.
  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank Chaletperce
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Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

Let's put it this way, after spending a few fantastic days at The Hideaway we went exploring down the coast for a week, when we got back our daughter ran in the front door and hugged the hotel staff at Hideaway.
We really liked the other hotels we stayed at but The Hideaway definitely feels like home.
It's very comfortable and well looked after, food and service are all very good, location is perfectly positioned just far enough for Samara and also close to Carrillo, which became one of our favorite beaches.
Everything here is good except for an intangible care and quality that translates from a genuine interest from the staff to a real feeling of caring and welcoming to the guests, and that is exceptional.
A hotel might try for years to emulate the Hideaway experience but without that perfect mix of ingredients, it would just be a good hotel.

Stayed: January 2016, travelled with family
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