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Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Hotels

Hotel Giada

  • Design

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Friendly
  • Hair dryers in rooms

Cons

  • Not right on the beach
  • Smallish rooms

Updated 04/14/2014

Fodor's Review

Giada means "jade" in Italian, and this small hotel in the heart of town, with two small swimming pools surrounded by greenery and brilliant bougainvillea, has been decorated with the artistic Italian owners' precious, polished creations. Sunny yellow washes give the walls an antique Mediterranean look, and the terraces of the back rooms overlook a curvaceous blue pool surrounded by tropical plants; newer rooms with terraces look out onto another turquoise pool. The rooms

have whimsical bamboo furniture, Guatemalan wall hangings, and hand-painted bathroom tiles. Pizza & Pasta a Go-Go, the hotel's Italian restaurant, also serves Costa Rican dishes. The main drawback here is noise from the restaurant and the street, which is why roadside rooms should be avoided; ask for a room overlooking the pool. A small breakfast is included in the room rate and hungrier guests can order more from a menu.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Main strip, 250 m from beach, Sámara, 50205, Costa Rica

Phone:

/2656–0132

Hotel Details:

  • 24 rooms
  • Breakfast

Updated 04/14/2014

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