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“Wonderful staff!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel RipJack Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   100m al Sur de Hotel Las Tortgugas, Playa Grande, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Playa Grande
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“Wonderful staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2007

Playa Grande definately grew on us during the week that we stayed at the Rip Jack Inn. We quickly realized that the quiet, peacefulness of the place is what draws people here to visit and sometimes to live. The staff made us feel so welcome and always greeted us with a smile. Gregory was so sweet, he always made himself available for any questions that we had and made all of our tour and transportation arrangements with a smile! We ate most of our meals upstairs in the restaurant and were never unhappy with the food. The staff up there work very hard and are so kind, the night waiter Johnny would bring us our usual drinks when he saw us coming up for dinner. I miss sitting up there during happy hour watching the sunset!
We went into Tamarindo 2 times to shop and realized that it was too busy for us and only stayed a short time, the boat ride across the estuary was fun, you catch this from the Hotel Bula Bula.
On our walks back to the Rip Jack we would stop into the local restaurant Los Malinches and have a beer or go into the store right beside for some snacks.
The waves in Playa Grande are wonderful and the atmosphere is layed back and relaxed and this is exactly what we needed. If you are prepared to walk alot and enjoy nature and the beautiful surroundings than this is the place and hotel for you. We would love to bring our children back to the Rip Jack once they have all of the upgrades and construction done for a bigger place.
Thank you Gregory, Annie and all of your other wonderful staff for a great week, hope to see you again one day.

  • Liked — restaurant
  • Disliked — small room
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 100m al Sur de Hotel Las Tortgugas, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Grande
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Playa Grande
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Grande
#3 Romantic Hotel in Playa Grande
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel RipJack Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
RipJack Inn is a quaint 21 room owner operated hotel located only 75 yards from the ocean. Our rooms are each individually decorated and come equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fans, coffee makers, in room safes and outdoor patios. With the exception of our standard rooms each room also has cable TV and mini-fridge. Rooms can all accommodate a minimum of three or five guests depend the type of the room. RipJack inn offers a full service restaurant with some of the best food in the country with a heavy emphasis on fresh local seafood. During your stay take advantage of our on-site yoga, massage and surf lessons. RipJack Inn can also help you arrange all of your activiites including sailing, golfing, diving, sport fishin and much more.We are located just one hour from the Liberia International Airport (LIR) or 20 minutes from the Tamarindo Airport (domestic). Playa Grande is a laid back quiet beach town that is also part of the National Park created to protect the endangered Leatherback turtles. Nesting season is between October and February. ... more   less 
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