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Cooper City
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Booked through living social package, stayed there at the end of our trip and we were surprised how rundown the hotel was. All the rest of our trip was first class all the way, from transfers, tours and hotel.Bath towels were full of sand, faulty locks on the back door. Room fixtures cheap and old.Beds only had a sheet, no...

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HotelGuanamarCR, Departamento de Reservaciones at Hotel Guanamar, responded to this review

Hello Nancy Thanks for your comments we appreciate The hotel is currently under maintenance so we offer you a special discount in your next visit Best Regards

Sarasota, FL
Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights at the tail end of our trip. The hotel has a great view and is located within walking distance to the beach, but the rooms and hotel facilities need work. Our room was large but very sparsely furnished with only a small dresser and night stand in between both beds. There was a light...

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HotelGuanamarCR, Departamento de Reservaciones at Hotel Guanamar, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments We really sorry for all that happened , We are working on the remodeling We apologies and we offer you a special offer for your next time in Costa Rica. the first night are free for you . Kings Regards Reservations Department.

Reviewed 29 May 2014

Excellent location, lots of dining choices and activities within walking distance. Room well-appointed - details like plenty of chairs, magnifying mirror in bathroom. Main loungefloor to ceiling was beautiful and inviting, great place to watch the sunset. Lots of local activities including water sports and cycling. Hotel staff members were wonderful, every request granted. Will be returning for sure.

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HotelGuanamarCR, Departamento de Reservaciones at Hotel Guanamar, responded to this review

Hello Again It was a pleasure to meet your expectations For Guanamar hotel you are welcome again. Best Regards Guanamar Hotel.

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Very nice hotel with beautiful views. Staff is very friendly, rooms need a little extra work. They got beautiful beaches with short driving distance. You can see a beautiful sunset or look at the monkeys from the restaurant deck.

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HotelGuanamarCR, Departamento de Reservaciones at Hotel Guanamar, responded to this review

Hello Rebecca Warms to Costa Rica. Its was a pleasure to have you in Guanamar Hotel We are working on remodeling room for better service thank you for your comments

Texas
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Except for the location, this is the worst place I have ever stayed. It was old, dirty, the staff was forgettable and we were robbed by someone who had a key within 2 hours of arrival. The manager never even said he was sorry for the situation. I wouldn't send my worst enemy there! We have been to Costa Rica...

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HotelGuanamarCR, Departamento de Reservacion at Hotel Guanamar, responded to this review

Good afternoon We are very sorry not meet your expectations. The hotel is remodeled, soon they will be great changes The hotel will give you the best custom service which it could. With respect to theft which mentions part of management and hotel staff we are very sorry what has happened ,we provide all necessary assistance but you dont would...

Utica, Ohio
Reviewed 25 April 2014

First I must say that the staff is very friendly and helpful. The view from our room was beautiful, but the room itself was pretty worn down. Room needs a mini fridge and a coffee maker and the safe wasn't functional. There are MANY steps from the restaurant and pool to the rooms. Food at the restaurant is decent, but...

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HotelGuanamarCR, Departamento de Reservaciones at Hotel Guanamar, responded to this review

thanks for the comment. It was nice to having themi n the hotel .

Martinsville, New Jersey
Reviewed 17 April 2014

we had an ok couple of rooms, connecting door.... nothing fancy...however we didn't spend much time in them.....we only had the breakfast included in the room, had lunch and dinner on the road.. and just came to sleep. They have new rooms too. There is so many beautiful beaches at short driving distance. Carrillo which is the beach in front...

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HotelGuanamarCR, Departamento de Reservaciones at Hotel Guanamar, responded to this review

Hello Warms to Costa Rica thanks for your comment !! We are working to improve . Best Regards

Oslo
Reviewed 17 April 2014

At first I thought the price was OK having only seen the outside. When entering the room, I was not impressed at all. The place was terribly worn. THe curtains hardly moved when trying to pull them appart. The bed is the worst I have ever seen in a $100 room... it was extremely worn. The sheets had terrible stains...

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HotelGuanamarCR, Departamento de Reservaciones at Hotel Guanamar, responded to this review

Hello Dear Guest ! Thanks for the comment. We are working to improve the rooms. soon will see new changes !!!! Will be pleasure to have you back Best Regards

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 9 April 2014

We stayed at the Guanamar two years ago and found it acceptable. The views are incredible... and that's it. This time, our experience was the worst. The place is falling apart. The owners don't know whether to close it down or just let it fall apart on its own. We had made reservations for 11 days, but within the first...

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HotelGuanamarCR, Departamento de Reservaciones at Hotel Guanamar, responded to this review

Dear Philp Warms to Costa Rica. we are very sorry for yours disagreements , we are working on remodeling the hotel. Sorry again. Best Regards Hotel Guanamar.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 31 March 2014

I had no clue where I was going or what I'd be doing once I got there'. Well to my surprise, after an interesting drive from Arenal, I was delightfully surprised. There was confusion with my reservation, but easily rectified. I was given an ocean view room, which was simple, cool, clean huge and had the most spectacular view -...

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HotelGuanamarCR, Director de Recepción at Hotel Guanamar, responded to this review

Hello Marlene Warms to Costa Rica Thansks for your comments It was a pleasure to assist you i remenber you in the horseback riding !! i was a great tour Best Regards Natalie.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Guanamar is a three star family hotel in Playa Carrillo Costa Rica in Guanacaste province which has been operating for the last 25 years in the North Pacific coast of Costa Rica, near the warm waters of Pacific ocean.It just 2 miles from Playa Samara. The hotel is surrounded by the rich and exuberant flora and fauna typical from the area. Guanamar is perfectly situated on the hill top at the southern end of the bay, inviting guests to enjoy the spectacular panoramic views and sunsets. Guanamar is located close to samara beach hotels (4miles) and just 1 mile from local airport (samara airport). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Guanamar

Address: Playa Carrillo Guanacaste | Playa Samara Nicoya, Playa Carrillo 1260, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Carrillo
Price Range: $115 - $253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Guanamar 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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Also Known As:
Guanamar Hotel Playa Carrillo
Hotel Guanamar Guanacaste, Costa Rica - Playa Carrillo
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