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The Hideaway Hotel

3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Samara Beach

  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
ZAR 1,601

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  • What an excellent visit ! The Hideaway is open in Samara and the staff there are extra…

    Jun 15, 2020

  • I was the first person allowed after the COVID closure, great hospitality, they made sure…

    May 10, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 48 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 12 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Airport shuttle

For families

  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • Samara Beach - 3 min walk
  • Carrillo Beach - 10 min walk
  • Buena Vista Beach - 4.1 mi / 6.5 km
  • Playa Camaronal - 7.1 mi / 11.5 km
  • Playa Islita - 10.1 mi / 16.2 km
  • The ARA Project - 10.5 mi / 16.8 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe King Room
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Penthouse


  • Samara Beach - 3 min walk
  • Carrillo Beach - 10 min walk
  • Buena Vista Beach - 4.1 mi / 6.5 km

What’s around


  • Samara Beach - 3 min walk
  • Carrillo Beach - 10 min walk
  • Buena Vista Beach - 4.1 mi / 6.5 km
  • Playa Camaronal - 7.1 mi / 11.5 km
  • Playa Islita - 10.1 mi / 16.2 km
  • The ARA Project - 10.5 mi / 16.8 km
  • Playa Barco Quebrado - 12 mi / 19.2 km
  • Playa Barrigona - 12.9 mi / 20.8 km
  • Garza Beach - 15.1 mi / 24.2 km
  • Nosara Beach - 19.3 mi / 31.1 km
  • Guiones Beach - 16.1 mi / 25.9 km

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 139 min drive
  • Nosara (NOB) - 54 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 12 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-8 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.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Please abide by the guest occupancy limits displayed when booking. Extra-person fee and occupancy limits apply to all ages.

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle*


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 2008
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Small print

Also known as

  • Hideaway Hotel Samara
  • Hideaway Hotel
  • Hideaway Samara
  • The Hideaway Hotel Hotel
  • The Hideaway Hotel Samara
  • The Hideaway Hotel Hotel Samara

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

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.

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; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

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

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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.


  • Yes, The Hideaway Hotel 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.
  • 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.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Hula Jungla (2.1 mi), Restaurante Casa Esmeralda (2.2 mi), and Ahora Si! (2.2 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as scuba diving. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a garden.
  • 10,0.Exceptional

    the staff are exceptional and the location was great, we loved our time here

    Damon, 3 night romance trip, Mar 5, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Friendly staff, wonderful manager, delicious food, great location.

    3 night family trip, Feb 15, 2020

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Spacious Room

    Location is close to beach and only walkable to town at low tide. Walk to beach, short drive to Carrillo beach which is very nice Nice folks running the place, helpful staff

    david, 2 night trip, Feb 11, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Virginia and her staff run a beautiful hotel. The room was spacious and clean. We had three choices for a freshly prepared breakfast with outstanding fruit plates. The pool is relaxing and the resident iguanas are fun to watch. The beach is only a short walk away and each time we saw howler monkey families in the trees. When we left our passports in the room safe and moved on to our next destination, the staff was contacted and secured our documents until we could drive back the next day. Try the lunch and dinner options too, everything was delicious. Thank you and we hope to visit again one day!

    3 night romance trip, Jan 19, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    The staff at the hotel were very friendly and helpful. The layout of the buildings is such that every room was very private. The hotel is a few minutes outside of Samara, so nice and quite. It is only a two minute walk to a beautiful beach with great swimming and stunning sunsets.

    MarieS, 3 night family trip, Jan 7, 2020

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  • 8,0.Very good

    The Hideaway is a lovely hotel that is set apart from the main town of Samara. The grounds are lush. The room was comfortable but had a persistent musty smell that never left. Somthing like wet towels on the furniture from previous guests could have caused that.

    4 night trip, Dec 28, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Excellent friendly and helpful service. We had a great time. There was nothing we didn’t like.

    Krista, 3 night romance trip, Dec 24, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Perfect place to end a hectic trip

    The reviews were right. What a great place to stay. Each day starting with great breakfast choices and some days accompanied by the local Howler monkeys in the nearby trees. Rooms are clean, comfortable and huge (especially the bathroom). Iguanas on the property keep the mozzies away for the most part. Good options if you decide to stick around for dinner and the brownies are a must at some point in your stay. The mango margarita is dangerously delicious! The staff including Nancy, Maria and Javier, were all brilliant and eager to help when needed though not intrusive. Only down side was lack of tea in the room though that's easily fixed. If you go to Samara in tthe evening and aren't driving, make sure you have a driver's number so you can get back. The taxi ranks are not dependable and taxi offices don't always answer. Thanks to the biker who took both myself and my wife back and saved us a 4k walk. Never got a chance to say thanks before he sped off.

    Mark, 3 night trip, Nov 26, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    The Hideaway was a wonderful place to stay! The rooms are big, clean and nicely furnished, the bed was really comfortable and the staff were wonderful, welcoming and really helpful. The breakfast in the morning was amazing too! We would definitely stay there again and highly recommend it!

    1 night romance trip, Sep 17, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Great location with a nice beach at walking distance Friendly staff and nice room

    2 night family trip, Aug 17, 2019

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