The Hideaway Hotel

, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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The Hideaway Hotel

, Playa Samara

Rooms: 12

Playa Samara Sur - Playa Samara - 50205 - Costa Rica Hotel Website | | 011-506-2656-1145
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Samara Solitude

from trekroadie
We had the pleasure of staying at The Hideaway Hotel the first week of December while we attended classes at the Intercultura Spanish Language School in Samara. We are frequent travelers to Samara and have stayed at all the popular and highly rated places. The Hideaway is our favorite. I would recommend this hotel for travelers seeking a quiet, peaceful location with a great ambience. It is a quick drive or a long walk on the beach to get to Samara. The rooms are spacious with comfortable beds. The breakfast is delicious and the staff is very friendly. Overall, we had a great experience.

Beautiful, spacious rooms in a quiet, tropical location: $100 per night.
Friendly staff willing to help you with your Spanish: a little effort on your part.
Quiet, tranquil beach without anyone around: 1 minute walk.
Enjoying a poolside, late afternoon Imperial with the howler monkeys: priceless

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ll be back!!!

from lobo65
My family went to CR for Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful time at The Hideaway!!

The rooms were clean, large, and well decorated.

The staff was friendly and provided excellent customer service. The owner was always close by making sure that everyone's needs were met.

The restaurant menu provided a wide variety of traditional American selections as well as dishes that have a Costa Rican flair.

We will definitely be back.

Cudos to The Hideaway

from drfresa
My wife and I were in Costa Rica to participate in a volunteer project and wanted to have a few days of sun, surf, and relaxation before our week of hard labor. The Hideaway and Playa Samara were a perfect choice.
The facility is brand new as of July 2008. There are only 12 rooms, so one enjoys personalized attention. The grounds are beautifully maintained, and the tall trees surrounding the hotel are alive with howler monkeys in the morning. Breakfast, which was delicious, can be enjoyed by the pool.
The rooms are large, clean, air-conditioned and quiet!
The hotel is a 5-minute walk to Samara beach, which provides a lovely walking route to the town of Samara. In the other direction, one can walk about 10 minutes to lovely Playa Carrillo, a beautiful, crescent-shaped beach lined with coconut palms and affording some good body surfing.
What really makes the Hideaway shine is the people. The owners Rosy and Doug treat you like guests in their home, and the bilingual staff are friendly and helpful.

The Hideaway Hotel - Awesome Place to Stay

from cmedd
If you want to stay at a hotel that is small (has 12 georgous rooms), very personable, 1 minute walk to the beach, fantastic staff and no request is too big or small for them then you need to look at the Hideaway Hotel.
We went with two other couples and had an amazing time, the food was very tasty, the pool was relaxing and the staff was great to joke around with and teach us the local language.
They know all the local restaurants & places to visit and will book all your trips for you.
This is a very new hotel and all the rooms are very clean and spacious. They even have monkeys hanging from the trees and we spend many a afternoon sipping drinks, lying around the pool and laughing at their antics.
I can’t rave enough about this hotel, staff and where they are located – and if you like daily canters along the beach they actually bring the horses to the hotel…now that’s service!

Perfect stay !

from SuperH0liday
We stayed in The Hideaway for 2 nights in the beginning of october. The hotel is located about 5 minutes driving from the town of Samara in a quiet corner near the beach. The rooms are large, clean and modern and the layout of the whole domain is really nice. They have a small but pretty swimming pool. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It was ashame that we couldn't stay any longer... I'm sure this place is one of the best options around Samara.

one word: charming!

from bobiko
the hotel and it´s manager, rosy, are charming.
the facilities are all brand new and comfi.
the hotel is a minute walk from a lovely and romantic beach. the staff is very attentive to every need and we felt cozy. if you are lucky you will get a welcoming ´good morning´and an escort to the beach from the area´s monkies

Family Get away

from TexasLilly
We stayed at the Hideaway Hotel in August of 2008. They had just barely opened and we were really excited they had room. The hotel and grounds are really beautiful. Rosy and her staff took very good care of us. They were very helpful in helping to arrange excursions for us, letting us swim until late, we woke up to the howler monkeys and an excellent breakfast each morning. My family felt very comfortable and we felt like we had made new friends in Costa Rica. We would recommend this hotel to any one going to this area of Costa Rica and we will be repeat customers. Can't wait to come back. Pura Vida Pam Latham

Great place to stay!!

from pas4
Great place to stay!!  The rooms are huge, super clean with comfy beds.  The pool was relaxing and the way the rooms are spaced it seemed like we were all on our own.   I especially liked the traditional breakfast every morning on the patio in front of the pool.  A one minute walk put us on a secluded beach.  Cute beach town too!

Monkeys and comfort at Playa Hideaway!

from Unteathered
This was my first trip to Costa Rica and definitely not my last! This is also THE place to stay if you want comfortable beds, Air-conditioning, tasteful decor with European and American standards as far as service, surroundings, comfort, food, and hospitality -WITHOUT compromising the beauty and integrity of the surrounding jungle. And you are in the jungle. No city noise. You are within walking and distance of the beach and 20 minutes along the coast by foot if you wish to venture in town.

Also, the monkeys and colorful birds will serenade you alongside your walk.

I had the incredible experience of seeing a giant sea turtle lay her eggs under the Costa Rican moon in a protected preserve. The front desk is incredibly helpful in providing such suggestions in an authentic and caring manner that I have yet to encounter from any other hotels.

They also have a staff that is there to please in both English and Spanish, and gracious in any special requests. I cannot say enough about this property except that if you plan on booking a place to stay in Playa Samara, get in on this one soon. At rates and standards like this, word will get out soon. There is nothing nearby for miles that compares to this little slice of heaven in the Costa Rican jungle!

Exelent plase to stay

from munozfl
If you are looking for a great, calm and comfortable place, this is the one, this place have huge rooms and very comfortable beds, its far of the crowd, just 5 minutes from Carrillo and 1 minute from Samara. This place is a must to go.

Top Local Tips for Playa Samara

Departure tax Pay your Departure Tax when you arrive, so you don't have to stand in an extra line when you leave. You'll already be sad about going home!

a very nice place Playa Samara is a very beautifull place. With a nice beach and some good restautants. if you have car have a first trrip to the South to reach 3 or 4 other fantastic beaches. same to the North. In 3 days times you will enjoy a lot.

Relax and explore See the bullfight/tease if it's going on. Enjoy the relaxing beach, nearby forests, explore Carillo Beach. Do not come for the town, although it is cute, but very small. Plenty of good food options, like El Largato. Walk the whole beach, rent a kayak, swim, run, bike.

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