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Lodge Las Ranas

800 mts al Oeste del Cruce de Cangrejal | Box 24, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Ranked #2 of 15 hotels in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Meaghan M Los Angeles, California
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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent two nights at Lodge Las Ranas and thoroughly enjoyed our time. In addition to the clean rooms, impeccably kept grounds, multitude of animals (we even saw an armadillo!!), well-prepared food and refreshing pool, we happened to be staying there while the Canadian owner was in town. She and her son, Cody (who is consistently in town running the... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in Las Ranas for two nights in June. It was a great start of our honeymoon. Lovely room, beautiful views and yummy breakfast! While sitting on the balcony we were welcomed by monkeys, tucans and iguanas! Everything was spotless! Laura was extremely helpful and just lovely! It is said that you need a car to get there, but... More

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Double Oak Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here with my wife and son so we could get in some beach time on our trip to Costa Rica. The lodge was wonderful for us to rest at night after a day on the beach. Nice pool and great breakfast/drinks even during the quiet green season. The day we arrived I asked about monkeys in the area and... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Paradise! Was the first thing we thought when we arrived. Nearby the village Samara, but yet so close to nature. Really nice rooms, pool etc. Staff was also very friendly: when I asked Walter if they where selling pipa's (sort of coconut) he actually chopped one out of a tree for me! And the first night we had a few... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

As far as what I look for in a vacation lair, Las Ranas is right up my alley! It is just the right size, 10 rooms and two apartments, located on a hill overlooking Samara town, with great vistas of Carillo and Buena Vista Beach. It is quiet, feels secluded although only a kilometer or so out of town, so... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The lodge Las Ranas has a spectacular view. The rooms are comfortable and breakfast is served every morning. Each room has a fan, but I don't think there was AC. When we were there, the lodge had two guard dogs that are well-behaved. This lodge is about a 15-20 minute walking distance from the main strip in Samara. The lodge... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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31 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This is such a wonderful oasis you could just stay here if there wasn't that wonderful beach to go to, or excursions around Samara to enjoy! The rooms are a good size, with comfortable beds, good air conditioning. They are very nicely decorated. The bathrooms have a good quality and every room has a balcony with an absolutely spectacular view.... More

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Vienna, Austria
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Just the Perfect Place to Stay when u r Looking for a calm,peaceful Place.we saw tucans, pissote,iguanas....just Great:) the rooms are beautiful and if u compare the Standard to the normal Costa Rican Standard its just upscale and Luxury.

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Tampa FL
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We have property in the mountains above Samara, and have tried almost every hotel in Samara and Carrillo. Lodge Las Ranas is by far our favorite. I am writing this review from my peaceful deck overlooking the pacific ocean and listening to howler monkeys call. We saw Toucans in the tree by the pool yesterday taking a bath. Samara is... More

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The wife and I decided to do a beach tour of the Tamarindo area and visited several beaches. Many of the roads are terrible and we had to cross a river between Nosara and Samara. The nicest thing about our trip though was this wonderful little lodge Las Ranas that is on the top of a hill close to Samara... More

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Address: 800 mts al Oeste del Cruce de Cangrejal | Box 24, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Playa Samara #4 Family Hotel in Playa Samara
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We have 10 rooms that all have a magnificent view of two different beaches as well as mountain and jungle views. All rooms come with: Queen-size bed, Air conditioning, Wireless Internet, safe, small refrigerator, private balcony with ocean view and hot breakfast included. We are located a short distance from Samara and the beach which allows guests to take short 15 min walk or an inexpensive taxi ride if they so choose. ... more   less 
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