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Rancho De La Playa

50 M Al Sur Al la Iglesia Evangelista | OR 50 M south to the Evangelical Church, Playa Samara NA, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great spot to stay in your in Samara. The pool was nice to have and its only a short walk to the beach. The bartender was super nice and cute too! They have secure parking and theres a security guy there after dark. They also have a ping pong table. The hotwater and AC was nice. It was a good... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I have stayed in countless hostals and Rancho de la Playa ranks along with the best I have stayed in. Friendly and efficient staff who showed me a number of rooms with/without aircon, private/dormitory to fit most budgets. The food was great, the pool was excellent and the live music in the evening was the cherry on top of the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Now and then you go to a hotel and leave feeling like you just stayed with friends or family. I felt this way at El Rancho De La Playa in Samara, CR. I must admit that I was very impressed. Roberto and his staff were exceptionally friendly, helpful and accommodating. The location is mere minutes from the beach and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Rancho is just one block from the beach, has a nice pool and patio, wonderful staff and a ping pong table! What more could you want? We were lucky enough to be there for the monthly community pool party and got to meet many locals. We rented a private room with a shared bath. Both were very clean and well... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I only stayed in Samara one night, but the staff at Rancho were incredibly generous. Roberto was a huge help to me after I had left Samara. He went out of his way to assist me in retrieving information from the local police about my camera which was stolen. I would definitely recommend staying in this hotel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

This place is like a combination hotel and hostel, it has aspects of each. There are private rooms but there are also a few dorm style rooms. When the place got full for the weekend, the ratio of people to bathrooms was not good. But it isn't that big a deal to have to wait for the bathroom or shower.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was with my husband, we stay just one night, however, we can did chech in earlier( the room was available) so we can enjoy more time in the hotel. Definitely recommended, very clean, the staff is very nice , Roberto the Owner is Italian, the hotel in general is so fresh despide of is very close to the beach.... More 

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Capitola, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

You basically don't get much for your money in Costa Rica, and especially on the beach. This hotel is probably better than most. Our first room for 2 days was a double with private bath. It was small, with a small window and the bathroom shower barely worked. Air con was fine and everything was clean - but they don't... More 

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The owner and concierge/bar staff were very nice. They were great with suggestions about places to go in Samara. The hotel lobby/lounge/bar had a cool atmosphere, with a mix of hammocks, a pool, a small bar, a ping pong table, and lots of places to sit and get out of the hot sun when needed. The live music and the... More 

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cheyenne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Since we started planning this vacation, Roberto has been emailing me and setting things up and continued to do so while we were there. He is the best! He lined up a shuttle to come get us at the airport, he lined up our horse ride and zip lining. Everything went smoothly. At their restaurant the have the best homemade... More 

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