Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Belvedere

Sámara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

After a day on the beach, it's refreshing to retreat to this small hotel buried in a dense, cool garden on a breezy hill overlooking Sámara. There are two swimming pools and a cool whirlpool. Friendly German owners Manfred and Michaela run a tight ship, keeping the garden moisture out of the large, bright rooms housed in the original two-story white-stucco building. A newer two-story building with its own pool is a little quieter, set in a lush garden traversed by a natural stream. The upper rooms have private balconies. The best room is the separate "honeymoon" cottage. Breakfast (not included) comes with ocean views. The beach is a 5-minute walk through town. Everything considered, this place is a hard-to-beat bargain.

PROS

  • affordable
  • clean and quiet
  • rooms renovated annually

CONS

  • five-minute walk down to beach and a bit longer climbing back up the hill
  • Wi-Fi is not reliable and TV shows are all in Spanish
  • breakfast not included

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Quiet
Near the beach
Basic
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 2656–0213

HOTEL DETAILS

22 units
Rate Includes: No Meals

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