Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort - All Inclusive

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort - All Inclusive

Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort - All Inclusive

3.5 star property
Beachfront hotel in Samara with outdoor pool, restaurant

6.6/10 Good

185 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Map
Samara-Guanacaste, Samara, Guanacaste
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Fitness centre
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Spa services
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Samara Beach - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Nosara (NOB) - 75 min drive
  • Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.) - 139 min drive
  • Airport pickup service

About this property

Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort - All Inclusive

3.5-star all-inclusive hotel by the ocean
You can look forward to an airport pick-up service, a swim-up bar and a poolside bar at Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort - All Inclusive. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a beachfront location, beach massages and sunloungers. For some rest and relaxation, visit the outdoor treatment areas, and indulge in a manicure/pedicure, a massage or aromatherapy. The on-site local and international cuisine restaurant, Arrecife, features pool views and a poolside location. Yoga classes are offered at the gym; other things to do include motor boating, horse riding and snorkelling. In addition to a corner/local shop and a free daily manager's reception, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool and a children's pool, with sunloungers, pool umbrellas and a swim-up bar
  • A porter/bellboy, tour/ticket information and a TV in the lobby
  • Wedding services, a billiards/pool table and express check-out
  • Motorised watercraft on site, a gift shop and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the dining options and pool
Room features
All guest rooms at Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort - All Inclusive include thoughtful touches, such as air conditioning, as well as amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and safes.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and showers
  • Fridges, childcare services and coffee/tea makers

All-inclusive

This hotel is all-inclusive. On-site food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Taxes are included.

Food and beverages

All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks and select beverages included
Number or type of beverages limited at one or more venues

Lessons/classes/games

Dancing

Entertainment

On-site entertainment and activities

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 116 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Transfers

  • Airport pick-up from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs
  • Free daily reception
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Local/corner shop
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Yoga classes
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/hire
  • Kayaking
  • Boat tours
  • Snorkelling
  • Surfing/body boarding
  • Pool table
  • Fishing
  • Free use of nearby fitness centre
  • Free bikes nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby
  • Segway hire/tours nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Computer station

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • Built in 1992
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool
  • Arcade/games room
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Down duvet

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

All-inclusive

This hotel is all-inclusive. On-site food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Taxes are included.

Food and beverages

All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks and select beverages included
Number or type of beverages limited at one or more venues

Lessons/classes/games

Dancing

Entertainment

On-site entertainment and activities

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms, couples treatment room(s), and outdoor treatment areas. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

Dining

Arrecife – This poolside restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Breakage deposit: USD 200 per stay

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) gala dinner per adult: USD 75.00
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) gala dinner per child: USD 25.00 (from 4 to 11 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per adult: USD 100.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per child: USD 25.00 (from 4 to 11 years old)

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 166.4 per vehicle. Maximum occupancy 4
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 30 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-in between 8 AM and 3 PM can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 30
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 30 (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds and sofa beds

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

Policies

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort - All Inclusive offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort - All Inclusive does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort - All Inclusive?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort - All Inclusive?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort - All Inclusive?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort - All Inclusive?
Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on request. The charge is USD 166.4 per vehicle.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort - All Inclusive?
You can check in from 3 PM - 10:00 PM. There's a charge of USD 30 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 30 (subject to availability). Express check-out is available.
What is there to do at Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort - All Inclusive and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as horse riding, kayaking and fishing. Additional recreation on-site includes ecotours and yoga. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include 2 bars and a fitness centre. Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort - All Inclusive also has spa services and an arcade, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort - All Inclusive?
Yes, Arrecife offers al fresco dining, local and international cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Restaurante Casa Esmeralda (2 mi), Bar Rest el Ancla (2.1 mi) and Marisqueria Colochos (2.2 mi).
What's the area around Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort - All Inclusive like?
Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort - All Inclusive is located on the waterfront, a short 1-minute walk from Nicoya Peninsula and 13 minutes' walk from Carrillo Beach.

Overall score and ratings

6.6

Good

6.9/10

Cleanliness

6.7/10

Staff & service

5.8/10

Amenities

6.4/10

Property conditions & facilities

7.7/10

Eco-friendliness

6/10 Good

This property is very dated. A lot of the units had furniture stacked inside them as though it was being stored. And I think more employees lived there than guests were there. A coffee maker in the room, but no coffee to make a pot. Fridge in the room was an added bonus, but is in need of cleaning and deicing. Pool bar and gym were closed. No bar to hangout in, one restaurant with the same food every day, but inconsistent on how it was prepared, towels and sheets were very worn, holes in our sheets and some of our towels had strings hanging off of them. The staff were very nice and the location was great, but the resort is in desperate need of updating. The second property is an adults only one, but looked busier and seemed to have better amenities. I love the country of Costa Rica and will return, just not to this property. Not sure if this property was closed for a long time due to COVID, but it sure does need some updating. Over all it was a pleasant experience, but not a 5 star one!
Pamela, 8-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Rolando, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Una bendición
Hola, la experiencia fue increíble, el trato, la comida, las villas, todo con excelencia. Disfrutamos mucho la estadía y regresamos muy satisfechos. Todo el personal súper especial muy amable, realmente fue una gran bendición haber optado por dicho lugar. Lo recomendamos al 100. Estamos muy agradecidos
3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

El aire acondicionado no funcionaba, la habitación es pequeña, no hay closet ni mueble donde poner la ropa, en el baño no hay mueble, la habitación no tiene ventanas, el personal del restaurante es amable pero no tiene capacitación ni experiencia. Muy mala experiencia, no se lo recomiendo a nadie.
Rodrigo, 4-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Nada recomendable!!!
Hay mucho que mejorar, servicio ineficiente. No conocen las más mínimas normas de servicio, puede llegarte la comida primero, las bebidas detrás y los cubiertos de último. La habitación que me asignaron no servía el aire acondicionado, no tenía refrigerador (a pesar de decirlo en la reserva) la luz de la habitación quemada. Nos cambiaron a otra y en la espera, pudimos hacer uso de las instalaciones a hasta las 6 de la tarde. Realmente una experiencia nada positiva. No creo que regrese a este lugar.
Yuniel, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Karina, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

zena, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Dinia, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excelente lugar, nos gustó mucho. Las instalaciones son muy bonitas y seguras.
Paola, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

tanya, 7-night trip
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