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Rancho Privado Hotel

175m Sur de Minae, Playa Grande 11502, Costa Rica
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Rancho Privado Hotel
Ranked #7 of 7 Playa Grande B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I want to warn everyone from this place, my family rented the whole place and it's a scam, we were robbed here. We leased the whole place for the last week of December-New Years; the whole place was $7000 from the 27th to the 3rd of Jan 2013. We knew we had to take a cooker but we were also... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

This place is so perfect it's eerie. I've stayed in many places in Costa over the years, from surf camps to 5 star - and Privado is an Oasis. You will basically feel like a celebrity hanging out in such style and elegance but will completely lose your mind when you realize you are within throwing distance of near perfect... More

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Guttenberg, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

Just went down May 2011, great place to stay, so close to beach, great staff!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

We stayed here as a family (kids 19 and 24) and had an incredible time. The hotel is quaint and really comfortable. The beds are great and the air conditioning works perfectly. The rooms are big and spacious with really nice, big clean showers. Billy (the owner) is super accommodating and made us all feel so welcome. Through the course... More

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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2011

We checked out all the options in Playa Grande and this one is by far the best. It's a neat little hotel with a boutique feel to it. The way it's designed creates a great atmosphere...the rooms are all located around the pool, each with sliding glass doors that look out onto the pool and tropical landscaping. The staff and... More

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Santiago, Chile
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2011

This hotel had everything i desired. i stayed at three hotels while in grande, and the manager Blair convinced us to stay in Rancho Privado for our last night, except once we were there we decided not to leave(for another two weeks!). Rancho Privado is the perfect combination of luxury and casualty. It has the amenities of a nice hotel... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2010

From the atmosphere, to the locals, to the views, to the food eveything was perfect! This trip really changed my life. It's the perfect low-key spot steps away from the beach. I can genuinely say Rancho Privado has the best staff in Costa Rica. From the chef, who does amazing sushi, to the manager to the owner, even the locals... More

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Windsor Ontario
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2010

I stayed here for four nights in July with some family members. We took 2 of the 8 rooms and absolutely loved our stay there. The hotel wasn't "officially" open yet so some finishing touches (towel racks, toilet paper holders) were still needed however they were so minor in nature they did not detract from the overall impression of the... More

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Address: 175m Sur de Minae, Playa Grande 11502, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Grande

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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Rancho Privado Hotel is a refreshingly intimate and modern 8-room boutique hotel located in the northern province of Guanacaste also known as the "Gold Coast of Costa Rica." Our hotel is just a stone's throw away from the perfect waves and offshore winds of Playa Grande. ... more   less 
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