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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 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Columbia, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

And when you reach the top of this scary one lane drive you find pretty villas, an attractive outdoor reception & dining area and an inviting pool. Monkeys had arrived to make our checking in even more interesting. Our room was one of 4 in a small villa. Attractive walkways leading to the rooms with a interesting forest behind in... More

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5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We arrived from Liberia airport late in the evening, everything was waiting for us. The owner, Canadian Albertan makes you feel you are home in the family. All are ten rooms, on the top of a hill in the forest. We were visited by monkeys and saw wonderful variety of birds. Samara beach is 2-3 km from the hotel, best... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This is so past due that I feel horrible, but I think I saved the best for last. We traveled around Costa Rica for almost three weeks and this was by far one of my favorite hotels. The family that owns LLR is incredibly nice and beyond helpful even giving us a ride to town when a taxi wasn't available.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We stayed here the night before we flew out of Liberia - clean run from there to the airport. We booked at the last moment (through TripAdvisor.) Service was wonderful: greeted warmly upon arrival, everything explained, breakfast served quickly in the morning. The room, pool and hotel grounds were impeccable. The property is on the top of a hill to... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We stayed at Lodge Las Ranas from Jan. 18- Jan. 23, 2014 and we had a great stay. Shelley and Cody who run the place are very helpful and really nice. They suggested things for us to check out and try in the area and we were not disappointed. The attention to detail at the hotel is great too. It's... More

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Also Known As:
Lodge Las Ranas Hotel Playa Samara
Lodge Las Ranas Hotel
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
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Playa Samara
#4 Family Hotel in Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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