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Fenix Hotel - On The Beach

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Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 7 January 2013

We only stayed 2 nights because it was booked and I made reservations in August, so book early. The bed in our room was huge, and we had a fully-equipped kitchen. There is no AC but ceiling fans kept us cool. All rooms surround a lovely pool, and there's an honor bar with cold beverages. Best of all, it's just...

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Kansas City
Reviewed 7 January 2013

This was our third trip to Costa Rica but our first to Playa Samara. Our first choice of hotels to stay at was The Fenix. It’s located right on the beach about a half mile down from the main part of town and all the beach restaurants and bars. Unfortunately, since we only booked four months in advance we were...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 4 January 2013

From the moment we arrived, we fell in love with Fenix! Over the course of 10 days (including Xmas) we took full advantage of the rooms, beach, pool, Phyllis' booking of tours, local restaurants, and more. Saying that the owners went above and beyond is an understatement- they even booked a sitter for us one night! The rooms are well...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 28 December 2012

We just returned from our vacation in Costa Rica. We stayed at the Hotel Felix for a week. The place is absolutely amazing – very clean, extremely well maintained. The location is perfect. It is right at the gorgeous beach. The owners Phyllis and Bill are absolutely wonderful people who do their best to make your stay enjoyable. They try...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2012

If you want to stay on the beach in Samara, you'll struggle to beat Fenix Hotel. The location just can't be beaten - you can close your door, and have your feet in the sand of the fantastic Samara beach in about fifteen seconds! It's a ten minute walk along the beach from the centre of Samara (to the south...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 27 November 2012

The Fenix is among the nicest little hotels we have been to in our travels through Central America. It is attractive and clean, the American owners are friendly and know the area well. The kitchen in our room was well equipped and there is a good local tienda for fast groceries (a Pali for harder to find things in the...

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1Thank GreenSnapdragon
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Reviewed 26 November 2012

Our family of 4 spent three nights at Fenix Hotel this past December. We loved having the beach just footsteps away and our 4 yr old and 9 yr old loved using the boogie boards provided by the hotel. The hotel is located about a 10 minute walk on the beach to town. The beach was tranquil and there were...

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1Thank Tecmo
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2012

We spent three nights at the Fenix this month and did not want to leave! The rooms, actually all fully equipped apartments, are right on the beach, set around a small swimming pool and surrounded by tropical gardens. We found three sets of fresh flowers in our apartment when we arrived, which was a really nice touch. The hotel couldn't...

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Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 16 October 2012

We are very pleased to have found this gem of a place to visit and revisit. It is the perfect place for families, slightly away from town (a beautiful 10 minute walk) on a gorgeous beach. There were no rip tides to worry about and my six year old learned how to boggie board on the boards provide free by...

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San Francisco, California, United States
Reviewed 14 October 2012

We had the best vacation because we stayed at Fenix Hotel. It is right on the beach with a very nice small pool. There is an outdoor shower so you can get the sand off your feet before you walk into your room after playing in the surf. Plenty of hammocks, tables and lounge chairs right on the beach, you...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • 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: $142 - $173 (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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“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
“VIP room is great with AC!”
 of 5 bubbles MalexCostaRica, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“our favorite is #4 but all the rooms are good. All have a view of the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles Bud49, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“There are only 6 room units, all attached to one another facing the small pool and beachfront. We were in #3, right in the middle.”
  • The bedroom. Has an en suite shower, while the kitchen and bathroom or to the front
 of 5 bubbles geefmon, 13 Mar 2016 | Read review
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