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Coldwater, Canada
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40 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, lots to choose from on the menu, beautiful location on the beach in Samara. Did not stay at the hotel...just drinks and lunch at the beach bar. Very clean! Accomodating servers...we needed a table for eight and they prepped it as they saw us walking in. The hotel does look well kept, right on the beach.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice bathrooms. Large menu. Helpful and fast staff. Good food. A bit pricy bit best cerviche we have ever had. Fantastic, comfortable seating. Gorgeous decorating and ambiance! Will be back! Offers 2 for 1 drinks as well as food items around 10$ and above.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to playa Samara three times in the past four years and all at the same time of the year ,I stayed at Locanda two out of those three times and enjoyed myself tremendously,I always knew what to expect and got all that i wanted .The two for one drinks and food was fantastic ,the beds on the... More 

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Roseville, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2016

I called this hotel on Monday and booked a room with a/c for two nights. I showed up on Thursday, and the room was under another name (close enough for being on the phone and for the language barrier), I was notified there are no rooms with a/c, and the price was now twice the rate/night with no a/c. I... More 

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
Reviewed February 27, 2016

Friendly professional staff. Great 2 for one specials for burgers and cocktails. Portions were huge so very shareable. My 3rd time renting an apartment. Has a big balcony with swinging bed. 2 other bedrooms so I could bring friends. No air conditioning just overhead fans so I ended up buying a fan for $30 for the balcony. Tv worked with... More 

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Oakland, California
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Reviewed February 21, 2016

To clarify once again, I did not stay there. I did however, spend 2 days at the restaurant and at the provided sun beds on the beach. The food is super yummy! They will run a tab if you choose to lay on the sun beds and continue to provide servers all day long. There is nothing like enjoying a... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2015

We switched from a very decent hotel to La Locanda only to be on the beach. We had less for the same price but the location was perfect. The room was basic, no furniture to unpack our things, a very smal bathroom, no AC but we were on the beach. The parking and the grounds are very secure, with a... More 

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Torino
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 27, 2015

We stayed in locanda and it was amazing! the location is perfect, just a step to the ocean! Rooms are spacious clean and all the person of the stuff are so kind and sweet. We passed there a great month and we suggest to everybody to go there in Samara! The restaurant of the hotel also is incredible, the portions... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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253 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2015

I have read a few of the previous reviews and I agree with parts of all of them. We really just wanted somewhere close to the beach with good facilities (food/bar service, chairs/beds with shade ) and we got all of this in a beautiful setting. I had made inquiries at a number of places prior to arrival, but the... More 

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Playa Conchal, Costa Rica
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67 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2015

We really chose this spot for the beach restaurant which is IMO really special - in terms of furnishings, design and location rather than the food. On our visit there was also another large group dining which I thought was the reason for the inattentive service and lack of menu items available, but from reading through other reviews this would... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Locanda is located in the heart of Samara, right on beautiful Samara Beach! 'Locanda' comes from the traditional Italian name for a Tavern, modest restaurant with annexed accommodation. In the past centuries, it had nobler significance corresponding to the modern hotel, and also indicated, in the eighteenth century, luxury hotel. Hotel Locanda proposes to you alternative solutions for your accommodation in relation to the various needs: 2 fully equipped apartments with a large terrace 2 two-bedroom apartment with patio 5 double rooms with patio or terrace 2 triple rooms with patio 2 luxury beachfront double rooms 6 luxury bungalows in a tropical garden All rooms and apartments have just been completely remodeled at the end of 2011. Bungalows are just recently built Private parking, 24/7 security, wi fi, cable tv, daily domestic cleaning, in-room dining, congierge services, pet friendly accommodation are available and free for our clients ... more   less 

Additional Information about Locanda Samara

Address: 300 mts oeste de el correo | on The Beach, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range: $64 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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“Choose a room on the second floor if you can and away from next door,and take a net to hang over your bed This is a must.”
 of 5 bubbles gtvandeyar29, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“I would ask for an upstairs room. A bit of added space with the balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Janly, Feb 8, 2014 | Read review
“Try to get a room on the second floor - bigger. And hope the howler monkeys aren't nearby.”
 of 5 bubbles farcloser, Mar 3, 2013 | Read review
“Don't forget to also try the bar next door for really nice maki sushi. and I know my sushi (vancouver). Kayak to Isla Chora for a snorkel and see the huge iguanas. Also great Thai at a miniscule 5 table restaurant just behind the office for Samara Properties on the main street. The summer rolls are fantastic.”
 of 5 bubbles gebgdc, Jun 22, 2012 | Read review
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