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Hotel RipJack Inn

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   100m al Sur de Hotel Las Tortgugas, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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Ranked #4 of 7 hotels in Playa Grande
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I booked this hotel based on the great reviews, beach and pictures. I am a huge Tripadvisor researcher and reviewer and have never been disappointed before! This place was not at all what I was expecting! Ripack is in the middle of nowhere, the taxi driver couldnt even find it. The beach is deserted and you cannot see it from... More

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RipleyCostaRica, Owner at Hotel RipJack Inn, responded to this review

Wow what an interesting review for someone who was at the property for less than an hour. Upon arrival you discovered that you were in Playa Grande not in Playa Tamarindo so I can understand your disappointment in not having a big town or lots of night life. Most people who choose Playa Grande do so for it's quiet beach... More

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

What can I say other than we loved it!! Nice quiet location and great food. Ms Nubia was so helpful with setting up our rental car and answering questions before we even got there. Nice clean rooms and two pools to chose from. Very convenient to the beach, just across from the inn. My husband was able to surf without... More

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Miami, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I have stayed at RJI three times over the past few years and I know I will return. In May 2012, I signed up for a 5 day yoga and surf retreat - the staff, rooms, local yoga and surf instructors, the restaurant, the food, and the lovely sleepiness of Playa Grande -- the entire experience was beautiful. My favorite... More

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We just picked it at random, but what a fun place to stay. The beach is steps away through the trees, there are two pools, a yoga studio (a yoga retreat was going on while there), and a good open air upstairs restaurant. We planned to stay one night, but decided to stay a second because we had so much... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

There is a reason I have been returning to the Rip Jack for years; Well managed, beautiful lush grounds, immaculate and very reasonably priced accommodations, great food, and great staff of super friendly Ticos and Gringos. Hard to find a better location in Costa Rica, and I have seen it all. They are literally on the beach, 50 Minutes from... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

i had a wonderful stay at the ripjack inn. i was there for 2 weeks in late march and early april. i can't say enough about my time there. the staff were absolutely wonderful, very friendly and accomodating all around. the restaurant had a large menu for every meal with a lot to choose from and the food all around... More

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Roseville, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We stayed at the RipJack Inn the week of April 12-20. It was a fantastic experience. We rented the Deluxe Pool Suite for mom and dad and the Pool Suite #2 for our four boys. These rooms are at the end of the property so it was nice and quiet with no foot traffic. I highly recommend these rooms. The... More

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vestal, ny
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stayed in a family suite which was beautiful, clean and spacious.We loved the family-run feel of the Inn, and the staff was all friendly and helpful. They even offered to make us breakfast the night before our early-morning flight so we would have something to eat before we left! The restaurant had good, fresh food. The smoothies and fresh... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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17 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I always start by saying that I am a wedding photographer and I shoot a lot of weddings all over the world, so I don't get to chose the hotel nor do I pay for my trip, so its an unbiased review. OK, I stayed in room 1 right under the restaurant and right by the entrance, so it was... More

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RipleyCostaRica, Manager at Hotel RipJack Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your time to share your feelings about the RipJack Inn. We regret to hear that you did not particularly like your room. We do have several different room categories to choose from, ranging from standard rooms, which are the most economic ones like the one you had, to deluxe rooms, suites and a bungalow. Guests have the... More

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15 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I'll start with the restaurant and their staff, for whom I give 5 stars in every respect.I have some food allergy issues (gluten, dairy, others) and got in contact with the hotel before I booked my stay. Management was very proactive and provided me with the planned menus during my stay before I arrived. When I arrived, the wait staff... More

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RipleyCostaRica, Manager at Hotel RipJack Inn, responded to this review

Hi Cloudbreaker39, thank you for your elaborate review. It is thanks to your proactiveness in informing us about your allergies that allowed us to prepare and comply with your special diet requirements throughout your stay. We are more than happy to see the reward in your 5 stars for the restaurant, staff and service. It is great to hear that... More

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Address: 100m al Sur de Hotel Las Tortgugas, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Grande
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel RipJack Inn 3*
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RipJack Inn is a quaint 21 room owner operated hotel located only 75 yards from the ocean. Our rooms are each individually decorated and come equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fans, coffee makers, in room safes and outdoor patios. With the exception of our standard rooms each room also has cable TV and mini-fridge. Rooms can all accommodate a minimum of three or five guests depend the type of the room. RipJack inn offers a full service restaurant with some of the best food in the country with a heavy emphasis on fresh local seafood. During your stay take advantage of our on-site yoga, massage and surf lessons. RipJack Inn can also help you arrange all of your activiites including sailing, golfing, diving, sport fishin and much more.We are located just one hour from the Liberia International Airport (LIR) or 20 minutes from the Tamarindo Airport (domestic). Playa Grande is a laid back quiet beach town that is also part of the National Park created to protect the endangered Leatherback turtles. Nesting season is between October and February. ... more   less 
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