We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
You added Locanda Samara to your Saves list
300 mts oeste de el correo, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Hotel amenities
Locanda Samara
Ranked #17 of 26 Playa Samara B&B and Inns
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Playa Samara
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

79 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Playa Conchal, Costa Rica
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
30 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really chose this spot for the beach restaurant which is IMO really special - in terms of furnishings, design and location rather than the food. On our visit there was also another large group dining which I thought was the reason for the inattentive service and lack of menu items available, but from reading through other reviews this would... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Noosa Heads
Top Contributor
212 reviews 212 reviews
77 hotel reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK I have to agree with some previous reviews that the rooms are not the best! But the location is superb and the restaurant area is amazing. Comfy beds to lie at the beach too ! The room was certainly on the basic side and it was noisy and the fan not that great. But how much time do you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nieuw-Vennep, The Netherlands
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here two night, without a reservation. On the positive side, it's practically on the beach, rooms are big, you can walk around samara easily from here. Negative: it's very noisy, there is a bar next door, all the rooms lookout onto the parking lot, the rooms are extremely basic, even an extra towel (in a room for 3 they... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Whistler, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We reserved a room here 3 weeks before arriving. Upon arrival they had already sold our room to someone else, gave us a bogus response about not calling before 12:00PM to re-confirm on the day of our booking. Guess we made the mistake of coming back the next day. The rooms are not on the beach at all, rather in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The room was tidy, the shower worked and the linens were clean. The location is great to give you access to the town, the beach and the two beach bars within the complex. You get what you pay for and at 35 a night I was not complaining. When I reserved room last minute they scratched my first name down... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
39 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Ended up staying here for one night after deciding to spend a bit more time in Samara. Very inexpensive at $60.00/night. The room was very small and one had to step into the shower to open the bathroom door to get out. The bed was a double, so if you are used to sleeping in a Queen or larger, this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Miami, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Bad experience in an ugly, unanattended and unfriendly place, where there is no power in the electric outlets, no light in the front porch and in the half of the room, the bathroom door falling apart and an unbearable hot in cell like room because there is only one malfunctioning ceiling fan. I do not recommend this place to anyone,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

The good reviews must come from the owner's friends or drunk customers! We booked two nights at this place and left two hours later. The owner of this place is arrogant, nasty and the service so bad we were sorry we booked nights. The lights in the place were on and off as soon as we arrived and the owner... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I have been in this Hotel for two nights. The rooms are ok, but not special. Cold water, no AC, smelling towels. And a dog that barks troughout the night as well as a very noisy bar nextdoor. All in all not the best option in Samara.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Waterloo, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Cool looking place right at the beach, with a great restaurant on the sand. We had the best coffee of our entire 4 week stay in Costa Rica here. The room, however, was not for the faint of heart. The small size, cold shower and uncomfortable mattress made for a difficult sleep (what can you expect for $80/night for 4... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Locanda Samara? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Locanda Samara

Address: 300 mts oeste de el correo, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Locanda Playa Samara
Locanda Hotel Playa Samara

45 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (37)
Pool/beach area (6)
Hotel & grounds (5)
Room/suite (5)
Dining (2)
Other (19)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (8)
Hotel & grounds (2)
Other (6)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay