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Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort

3,5-star3,5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Samara-Guanacaste, Samara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

3.5-star beachfront resort with outdoor pool, near Samara Beach
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Children's pool
    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • In-room childcare (surcharge)
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • nice property. needs work in places though. food for all inclusive was not worth the…Dec 29, 2019
  • We were given 100 dollar credit..staff did not know what we could use credit towards.…Aug 8, 2019

Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort

from ZAR 4,866
  • Garden View Junior Suite Kingbed
  • Luxury Villa, 3 Bedrooms, Beachfront
  • Garden View Deluxe Room Kingsize bed
  • Beach Front Two Bedroom Villa
  • Beachfront Junior Suite King
  • Garden View Two Bedroom Villa
  • Garden View Deluxe Room 2 Double Bed
  • Beach Front Deluxe Room King Bed
  • Beachfront Junior Suite 2 Double Beds
  • Garden View Junior Suite 2 Double Beds

What’s around Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Samara Beach - 1 min walk
  • Carrillo Beach - 13 min walk
  • Buena Vista Beach - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km
  • Playa Camaronal - 7.5 mi / 12.1 km
  • Playa Islita - 10.4 mi / 16.8 km
  • The ARA Project - 10.8 mi / 17.4 km
  • Playa Barco Quebrado - 11.8 mi / 19 km

Getting around

  • Nosara (NOB) - 57 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 116 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 3:00 PM - 11:00 AM. 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

Travelling with others

Children

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

  • Babysitting/childcare*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transport

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Ecotours on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Free bicycles nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
Services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
Facilities
  • Year Built - 1992
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).
Gratuities and taxes
Taxes are included.
Food and beverages

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

Activities and facilities/equipment
Lessons/classes/games
  • Dancing

Entertainment
  • Onsite entertainment and activities

Not included
  • Premium food items
  • Premium and/or non-domestic beverages
  • Surcharge for bottled wine
  • Surcharge for bottled liquor
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Transportation to offsite activities
  • Gratuities

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite 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 specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

L ARDOISE - Overlooking the pool, this theme restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

ASIATICO - Overlooking the pool, this theme restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Ecotours on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Nearby

  • Free bicycles nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Water skiing nearby

Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Playa Samara
  • Villas Samara
  • Villas Playa Front Resort All Inclusive
  • Villas Playa Samara Beach Front All Inclusive
  • Villas Playa Front All Inclusive
  • Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort
  • Hotel Villas Playa Samara
  • Playa Front All Inclusive
  • Samara Front Resort Samara
  • Hotel Villas Playa
  • Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort Resort
  • Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort Samara
  • Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort All Inclusive
  • Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort Resort Samara
  • Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort All Inclusive
  • Hotel Villas Samara
  • Playa Samara Hotel
  • Playa Samara Villas
  • Samara Villas
  • Villas Playa
  • Villas Playa Samara

Policies

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

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

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 sanitizer.

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

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

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.

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.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges 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

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 15000 (subject to availability)

Late check-in between 8 AM and 3 PM can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 15000

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 15000 (subject to availability)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 90000 per person (one way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort

  • Does Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to 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?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff 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?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort?
    You can check in from 3 PM - 11 PM. There's a charge of USD 15000 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 15000 (subject to availability). Express check-out is available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort?
    Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining, local and international cuisine, and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Restaurante Casa Esmeralda (2 mi), Ahora Si! (2 mi), and Bar Rest el Ancla (2.1 mi).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 90000 per person one way.
  • What is there to do at Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort and nearby?
    Have fun with onsite activities like horseback riding, kayaking, and fishing. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours and yoga. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the resort's other amenities, which include 2 bars and a fitness center. Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort also has spa services and an arcade, as well as a garden.

Recent reviews

Good 6,2 From 13 reviews

Very good 8,0
For an all inclusive it was pricy and small. Food selection was very limited. There was always something that didn't work - door, safe, air conditioning, wifi etc etc. Staff was a mix of lovely friendly and helpful people and people who hated their jobs or us (but miserable with something). No surfing out front, beach just okay but Playa Samara was consistent and easy to get to everyday.
ca14 night family trip
Good 6,0
Property is under construction so can be noisy. Food and facilities ok but nothing to write home about. If you like AI, I’m sure this is average.
ca1 night romance trip
Poor 2,0
This is not a 4 stars resort, they are building half of the hotel and the other part is old. You want to park the car un the parking lot and must walk in a mud way. In the reception, they talk about the rules and punishments a lot. I arrived 1hour before the check in and they said me that If I want to Stay there,they Will charge $70 per person (this situation doesn’t happend at others All inclusive resorts in Costa Rica) I am Costarican and I don’t recomend this hotel to enjoy your vacations, the pictures are not related with the reality.
us1 night trip
Poor 2,0
Bad services, dirty rooms and employees regardless of customer service
us2 night family trip
Good 6,0
Die Zimmer sind schlicht, aber funktionell. Die Liegen am Strand billige Plastikliegen ohne Auflagen, viele durchgebrochen. Der Pool könnte öfters geskimmt werden. Das Büfettrestaurant gut bestückt, Essen überwiegend gut. Das Extra Restaurant gleicht einer Wartehalle, das Essen nichts besonderes. Schlimm fand ich den Geruch, der jeweils in der Mitte der Häuserrunden liegenden Abflussgruben.
de5 night trip
Poor 2,0
La habitación ni se parecía a la de las fotos que vi, muebles y accesorios en mal estado, sucio y con mal olor, la ducha del baño tiraba agua para todos lados y no había agua caliente. El "todo incluido" era tan solo papas tostadas con frijoles y queso y papas a la francesa, y solo en la tarde en la mañana no, pésimo servicio, cuando puse mi queja no me resolvieron nada. El peor hotel que he ido
Carolina, mx2 night family trip
Very good 8,0
Great activities
It's a nice hotel which really has all you need for a good stay. Many buildings could use some renovations, but all in all it's good, except for that the gym is completely out of order with the cords of the machines chopped off lying on the floor. The best thing with our stay was the activities that Gerald hosted!
Filip, se2 night trip
Good 6,0
Hotel minimaliste
charles, fr1 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
ca5 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
us1 night trip

Villas Playa Samara Beach Front Resort