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“Beautiful views from a very stylish room” 5 of 5 stars
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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
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“Beautiful views from a very stylish room”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2009

An amazing place! The rooms are very stylish, the bathroom is spa-like and the balcony is big with a great view. And everything is brand new! It's a peaceful place on the hill overlooking the ocean. It's about a 10 min walk to the beach and about 15 minutes walk to the Samara town (5 min by car, taxi is 4 dollars). We were happy that we didn't stay in Samara downtown, as it was easy to get there from this gorgeous hotel. And all the Samara hotels we saw looked more like backbacker hotels (except the Treehouse). The sunset is gorgeous, you can see it from the restaurant.

The owners are very nice, helpful and friendly, their Costa Rican breakfast is great (you can choose other kinds of breakfasts for additional price). We stayed here for 6 nights and I can really recommend this place! Enjoy!

  • Liked — its top notch quality! Great views!
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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La Prairie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2009

This hotel offers incredible quality in all its amenities. The beds are very comfortable, the private terrasse in the room offers great view and the feeling to live in the trees. The restaurant team serves excellent local food along with great service. The rancho style of the restaurant is typical and well organized. The pool has 2 parts, the first beeing perfect for the kids and the size is good for swimming. Really, our little family had a wonderful time at Lodge Las Ranas.

  • Liked — The setting itself
  • Disliked — The parking
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montréal
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2009

Its the best trip i never do !!!

Everythings was perfect, the food, the site and the incredebul view, it's the top trips i never did !!

  • Liked — The room, the view and the site
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Boston
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2008

Our family wasn't sure what to expect on our drive up to las Ranas but we were more than pleasantly surprised. What a beautiful view! We wanted to check in and head back to town to hit the beach but couldn't pull ourselves away from the beauty and tranquility at the lodge. Our room had an amazing view of the beach and water from the private balcony. The owners and staff were all wonderful and very accommodating. If you are looking for a spot to relax and recharge las Ranas is the place to be. I would recommend this place to anyone. Enjoy!

  • Liked — The staff and owners went the extra mile to make everyone feel special
  • Disliked — not being able to stay longer
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Grecia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2008

When our family reached the top of the long steep drive we were stunned by the beauty. The views are amazing. Our rooms were nicely appointed and very clean. We had planned to run back into town for some beach time. However, we never managed to leave the view from poolside. In the morning the squirrels kept us amused while we sipped coffee on our private deck. We heard monkeys in the distance and the birds were plentiful. The food here was above Costa Rica standards by a mile. It is a place you want to make sure you see. The owners/host are very friendly and very helpful. A great find for our family. We will be returning as soon as we can.

  • Liked — Views and hosts
  • Disliked — Only had a one day stay!
  • Stayed December 2008
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2008

We had great vacation at Lodge Las Ranas. The rooms are modern and clean with spectacular view of the sea and of Playa Samara. We saw lots of Monkeys near the hotel and could hear them at dawn. The owners are also very friendly and helpful. They know the place well and help you with the reservation of activities if you wish. The restaurant is very good too, specially the breakfast and the guacamole. We really enjoyed our trip.

  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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saqn diego
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2008

Lodge Las Ranas is a really great little hotel with possibly the nicest views of both Samara and Buena Vista Beaches! You get both sunrise and sunset views. The family that runs it is wonderful and extremely helpful with whatever you need. The food is also very good and they are very accommodating with special requests. And best of all, LOTS of monkeys to wake you in the morning! We loved it there.

  • Liked — location, views and owners
  • Disliked — the kitchenette was not very functional
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Lodge Las Ranas

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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Playa Samara
#5 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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