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Samai Ocean View Lodge Spa

Km 700 E15 Via Espondylus | Loma de San Jose, Montanita, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014
Pablo S Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We went for a weekend with my family. This is a magic place in which visitors can combine the relax of the own place, with several other activities like Mountain biking, parapent, or even Montañita's party...

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We needed a few days to relax and Samai was exactly what we needed. The property is beautiful, sitting on a hill with amazing views of the ocean. If you have been to or heard about the city of Montanita, this is the anti-Montanita. No bars, clubs, party goers and diesel fumes to be had. But you will wake up... More

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Tania62_13, Manager at Samai Ocean View Lodge Spa, responded to this review

Dear Family It was very inspiring to meet you. Thanks for your visit and good journey back home. We are waiting to host you again in a near future. More

Ann Arbor, MI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I'll get this out of the way first: If you don't have your own vehicle-forget it! Samai is not only a few kilometers from Olon (which doesn't have a lot of food options) but even more from Montanita, and surely a couple kilometers(despite the sign that says a mere 1km) up a very, very rocky steep road. Our first taxi... More

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Tania62_13, Manager at Samai Ocean View Lodge Spa, responded to this review

Dear Costumer: Thanks for your review. Samai Lodge is located on the Cordillera Chongon Colonche, only 5 places in the world where ocean and rain forest meet. It is a very private place for nature lovers. We are part of the Ecuadorian Vision: "Green Turism", (Durante la gala mundial de los WTA 2013, celebrada en Doha, Catar, en diciembre pasado,... More

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The lodge is a couple of km outside Olon and then up a road in the forest. The main lodge is an open air, beautifully built, building with views looking eastward to an uninhabited forest. The owners mention having seen spectacled bears, howler monkeys and more deeper in the forest. From the restaurant patio, one looks down onto a pool... More

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Tania62_13, Manager at Samai Ocean View Lodge Spa, responded to this review

Dear Costumer Greetings from Samai Lodge, thanks fr your review and Hope to host you again in a near future. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We spent a fantastic 5 nights at the Samai Lodge, and our only regret not having had more time. The lodge is set in a beautiful environment, surrounded by nature but with great access to the beach and it's an ideally placed base to explore up and down this beautiful coastline and further inland. Our room was hugely comfortable and... More

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Tania62_13, Manager at Samai Ocean View Lodge Spa, responded to this review

Dear Costumer Thanks for your visit. We are looking to keep improving and host you better next time. More

Medicine Hat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

From the minute we arrived I fell in love with the spectacular surroundings. Tanya is a gracious host who is happy to take care of your needs. Ed is a wonderful masseuse and a friendly, interesting and informative man. We loved our tasty, delicious meals in the beautiful dining area. We loved the incense they use to keep the bugs... More

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Tania62_13, Manager at Samai Ocean View Lodge Spa, responded to this review

Dear Costumer: We appreciate your visit and hope to have you back. Regards More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Samai is a very special place. I was looking to find a workshop in Ecuador about Shamanism and indigenous cultures before travelling on throughout the country by myself for 3 weeks. I came across Samai online through the Sacred Journey part of their website and found a weeks workshop incorporating ceremonies with sacred plants, yoga, meditation and shamanic ceremonies. Now,... More

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Tania62_13, Manager at Samai Ocean View Lodge Spa, responded to this review

Dear Costumer Your appreciation for Nature and your presence in Samai Lodge encourage us to continue to support responsible tourism. Regards, More

Montañita, Guayas, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I was overwhelmed by the merging of jungle, ocean and mountain all in one place!The employees were very friendly and the kitchen had great vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. If I had to say what i loved best about Samai it was the views from my balcony of the mountains and ocean. The spa gives great massages and there are even... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I just spent the last week of September 2013 at Samai Lodge. It was absolutely wonderful. The food was so healthy and delicious and the service overall was fantastic. The AC system is new, although, at the time I went, I enjoyed the cool weather, a little bit chilly around this time of the year, which was perfect. I have... More

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Tania62_13, Owner at Samai Ocean View Lodge Spa, responded to this review

Dear Costumer It has been a great honor to host you at Samai Lodge. Hope to see you again soon. Regards, Tania More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

In my previous comment/review, I forgot to mention something quite important about Samai's food: it is glorious!! From breakfast to lunch and dinner, I and my sister were delighted with the freshness of very healthy, organically grown (many items) produce, which the owners grow in the same place! I had a quinoa soup and spaguetti florentino that were simply divine!!... More

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Dear Costumer: Hope to see you soon. Welcome always!!! Regards More

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Address: Km 700 E15 Via Espondylus | Loma de San Jose, Montanita, Ecuador
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Location: Ecuador > Santa Elena Province > Montanita
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Samai Ocean View Lodge Spa offers a new concept of healthy traveling services where you can experience the environment, eco-tourism activities, cultural exchange, healthy food in first class settings. Here you'll enjoy the serene splendor of the cordillera mountains, pacific ocean and rain forest all in one place! You will find the extraordinary peace and tranquility of Ecuador, that is still largely untouched by civilization, rejuvenating your spirit and give you a new lease on life. ... more   less 
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