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Fenix Hotel - On The Beach

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Ashland, Missouri
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Spent a relaxing two weeks at what is becoming our favorite spot in Playa Samara. After years of staying "downtown" in Samara we have discovered the perfect spot up the beach. Nestled in the Matapalo neighborhood you go to sleep to the sound of the surf and awaken to the sound of the local chickens and howlers. We love the...

Thank Rich_Anderson
Greenwich, Connecticut
Reviewed 23 February 2013

We have just returned from the most wonderful 8-day stay at Hotel Fenix on Playa Samara. We gathered for a family reunion and Hotel Fenix offered something for all the kids, parents, and grandparents: hammocks and easy chairs under the shade of the palm trees, small pool right outside the doors of our rooms, boogie boards for the Pacific waves,...

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Ashland, Missouri
Reviewed 22 February 2013

My husband and I are recently retired and are enjoying retirement in Costa Rica! We have just returned from spending 7 days in the Tortuguero area and 14 days at the Fenix Hotel in Samara. We spent our days walking on the beach, fishing, swimming, shelling and going on day trips up and down the coast. Samara Bay als offers...

Thank Leslie J P
New England
Reviewed 20 February 2013

We had a relaxing, wonderful stay at the Fenix. Phyllis could not have been more friendly and helpful with lots of "local" advice. The design of the place with the 6 units facing the pool with the beach beyond lent itself to friendly interactions among the other guests. As mentioned by others, the rooms are spotless and cooler than we...

Thank ceoltoir
Reviewed 16 February 2013

Just home from our stay and wanted to post before we got too busy. I'm going to do 5stars because of the whole experience. The accommodations were Average. While it was "older", everything was very clean. The bedding was comfortable. We had plenty of hot water. There are only 6 rooms so it is pretty intimate. The grounds & beach...

Thank joyceh
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 27 January 2013

Thanks again to Phyllis and her crew. Our 8 days stay was complimented by their gracious hosting, total attention to cleanliness and of course the perfect beach setting. Renting the second room for our 20somethings gave us each an the extra space to chill though we only used one kitchen. All enjoyed the hammocks & watching the sunset from our...

Thank linda c
Reviewed 27 January 2013

My adult daughter and I just spent five days at the Fenix Hotel on the Beach. We love Playa Samara for it's calm, safe waters and soft sand. We stayed in the deluxe apartment, which has amazing kitchen amenities and air conditioning...a very comfortable room, indeed. There was enough ocean breeze that we would guess the non-air conditioned apartments stayed...

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 25 January 2013

We absolutely love staying @ the Fenix when we go to Samara! As a matter of fact, we now make it a point to go to Samara whenever we come to Costa Rica just so that we can go to the Fenix. This small hotel is right on the beach. It is the perfect mix of a rustic, "Tico" feel...

Thank killerbea
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 22 January 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Fenix Hotel in October of 2012. We absolutely loved every minute of it. We stayed for 4 nights while we were in Playa Samara. The hotel is the perfect distance away from the town to get away and have some peace and quiet. The hotel was totally affordable and since we went during...

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 19 January 2013

We stayed at the Fenix Hotel on the recommendation of friends. They did not do it justice! Yes, the rooms are modest and the kitchen amenities are quite basic, but the place is clean, cool, friendly, and most importantly, right on the beach. We loved strolling down the beach for meals - we absolutely could have cooked more in our...

1Thank JenLSC

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Six time winner of the Traveller's Choice Award for 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2009! Thank you to all of our wonderful guests. We are a small (6 rooms), beach-front hotel just footsteps from the ocean. Our rooms are clean, colorful and comfortable. We are NOT an all-inclusive, luxury resort. More like your place at the beach, but with someone else doing the daily cleaning, changing the linens and yard work. The rooms are in a semi-circle and face the pool, gardens and the ocean. (see photos) Great way to meet new people and exchange information and stories. We have been here 17 years managing our "little piece of paradise". Our front yard is sand with ranchos and palm trees for plenty of shade. Hammocks, sunbeds, small pool, gardens and BBQ complete our front yard. All of our rooms have fully equipped kitchens with separate bedroom. The deluxe room has AC & widescreen TV. Standard rooms have upper and lower screened windows and two ceiling fans. Our neighborhood has a small grocery store & fish market, along with local deliveries of fruits and fresh ceviche. An enjoyable 15 minute walk to Samara Central. Most of our guests return or have been recommend by friends. Thank you for considering our special place by the sea. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fenix Hotel - On The Beach

Address: Mts Sur de Pulperia Stephanie 100 | Samara de Nicoya, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range: $140 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Fenix Hotel Playa Samara
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Samara
#2 Family Hotel in Playa Samara
#3 Romantic Hotel in Playa Samara
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“all rooms have see view...so all the rooms are great!”
 of 5 bubbles F7715RNcarolined, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Five rooms were identical in size and configuration. The sixth is air conditioned and a bit smaller.”
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 of 5 bubbles leighreynolds, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Any of the rooms are great, the two outside rooms (1 and 6) would have only one adjoing wall instead of two, but big deal.”
 of 5 bubbles LaVidaBuono, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Earplugs for the local roosters, if you are a light sleeper!!”
 of 5 bubbles kerrisimmons, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms face the beach and the pool in the common area.”
 of 5 bubbles Cyndi-Lynn, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
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