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Reviewed 11 June 2013

We hit Playa Samara right at the beginning of the rainy season. Everything was green and beautiful! What a treat to stay at Fenix Hotel on the Beach. Steps away from the beach. With only 5 other units, it was as if we had the place to ourselves. The owners live right on site and made us feel right at...

Thank Bill O
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 June 2013

My best friend and I did a girls getaway and couldn't have chosen a more scenic or laid back hotel. A six-room horseshoe-shaped hotel right on the beach, run by one of the coolest ex-pat couples in town. I"m only sorry we didn't bring any craft beer for Phyllis's hubby — will do next time ;). Really good value for money....

Thank Crystal L
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Hotel Fenix has one of the most enviable locations on the beach. When the tide is in it's literally a seashell's throw from the water's edge. Now add to this a delightful swimming pool, hammocks beach chairs ringed by palm trees, an attentive host (Phyllis the owner) and you know why it is so popular. Thoroughly recommmend Hotel Fenix! Nick...

4Thank NickStClair
Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 25 May 2013

My parents and I stayed at Fenix Hotel on the beach for four nights. We travelled around Costa Rica for a month and this was our 'mini-holiday on our holiday'. We found it by chance and instantly fell in love. We were in unit number six -- we had A/C, a full kitchen, a single bed and an adjoining bedroom...

Thank Jenny M
Guelph, Canada
Reviewed 16 May 2013

What a great place! I definitely would like to go back. Phyllis was a wonderful host. She gave us a lot of information and was always around to help or answers questions. The facility was very clean and very well maintained. Our rooms felt like home. Each room had a kitchen which we used a lot. Grocery store and fresh...

Thank Catherine B
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 13 May 2013

Fenix Hotel was the perfect home away from home! Right away Phyllis made me and my group of friends feel very welcome. She took the time to get to know us a little bit and frequently checked in to make sure we were happy and had everything we needed. Staff on hand were also very friendly and catered to our...

1Thank Kelli W
Jasper National Park, Canada
Reviewed 10 May 2013

This is the second time we stayed at the Fenix,both times were great,Phyllis is very nice, helpful and informative,beer is on hand as well as book and boogie boards.The ocean waves put you to sleep at night and wake you up in the morning.This is a great place to stay,Many animals live close by.hermit crabs are always busy at night...

Thank Sharon C
Turrialba, Costa Rica
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Our family had a really nice vacation at Hotel Fenix. We live in Costa Rica and we were looking for a place where we would feel at home at the beach. We were not disappointed! The hotel is really conveniently located and just right on the beach where the kids could boogie board all day in the waves. Its a...

Thank TexasTicaCR
Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 30 April 2013

The Fenix was a perfect place to stay for our family. Very quaint, friendly hotel, directly on the beach. Kids enjoyed waking up and going straight to the waves. It is very close to the town, an easy walk to restaurants, kayaks, surfing lessons, etc. Phyllis was very nice in answering all of our questions, even making sure we timed...

Thank ckfortcollins
Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 29 April 2013

My wife and I spent five days with the fine folks at Fenix Hotel at the end of March 2013. This is a nice property beautifully situated right on the beach in Playa Samara. The hosts and staff were excellent and there is an air of trust and respect among guests, staff and all. The rooms are very large and...

1Thank PeeGeeWhee

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • 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: RM473 - RM575 (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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“Deluxe room with A/C”
 of 5 bubbles 424marciel, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 6 is the one room with AC.”
 of 5 bubbles 918karlm, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room #6 has the full equipment.”
 of 5 bubbles bbriceno, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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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