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Kensington, Maryland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love Samara Beach and this place was a nice little find. Great location and quiet. Nice breakfast, although not included. Bed and pillows uncomfortable. If you like to use a wash cloth, you'll need to bring one. We only got the shower temperature up to the edge of warm, but luckily the cool water felt refreshing in the heat....

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in one of the rooms with two beds and shared bathroom and it was quite comfortable. The shared bathroom was actually really nice, with a great shower, and never had a problem with its availability. The beds were comfortable enough, the AC was great, and hotel property itself was very nice. The owners were friendly. Didn't really like...

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very happy with my choice staying, clean, good price, good stuff and management !! good vibes !! spent there just 2 nights, but could have stayed much longer there ! Next time for sure I am going to change my travel schedule

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Prevost, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I were lucky to book 2 nights at the Rancho De La Playa. The place is very well situated and quiet, away from the crowd. But still, only 3 minutes walk from the beach. The place has a great pool and small restaurant. The atmosphere is great. The room are very clean and the place is safe....

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Westminster, Vermont
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our third trip back to Samara and the first time we have stayed in town. We got one of the apartments offered @ Rancho de la Playa. It was fun to shop and cook in our "little place". The hotel had many comfortable places to eat outside, hang out in hammocks, or enjoy cocktails by the pool. We...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed January 19, 2017

Had an amazing stay! The staff were really nice, very clean, great facilities. The kids loved the pool, the ping-pong table and all the outdoor spaces. There was every kind of accommodation you could imagine and the best price we found in the Nicoya peninsula. Thanks again for everything!

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Durango
Reviewed January 14, 2017

We stayed in the apartment above the bar area. Our 2 college-aged children loved the open lounge area to hang out away from parents and visit with other travelers or just read and relax. We wanted a kitchen and it worked perfectly for our visit. Buying groceries and fixing our own food was easy. Then we could go to the...

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Got into Samara and booked a hotel. Got back to the room to find the staff had entered our room to place ear plugs. WHAT? Left immediately and found....this place. Holy moly! Quiet. Great service, great people. Pool. Great breakfasts. Plata de frutas! Yum.

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Ventura, California
Reviewed August 8, 2016

This was an awesome place to stay at. It was clean, had ac, and the pool was very refreshing. The rooms were spacious and clean. The owner was very nice and always asked if we needed help or was there for advice. It wasn't too far from the beach, just right around the corner. The outdoor deck are was huge...

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Ventura County Coast, California
Reviewed August 5, 2016

We switched to this hotel from a place that we were unhappy with, and we couldn't have been more pleased. For ten dollars more a night, we felt like we were in the lap of luxury. The rooms were clean and comfortable. We had a kitchenette that we used to cook up some breakfasts. The grounds were filled with places...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beautiful hotel located in the center of Samara and 75 meters from one of the most beautiful beach in Costa Rica. We offer a variety of rooms to meet your travel needs with wonderful accommodations. We offer rooms from 20$ to 110$,like a Dorms,Private rooms with air conditioning a shared bathroom and kitchen,Private rooms with air conditioning and own bathroom,Also we have 4 fully equipped apartments. All rooms have a Cable tv and wi-fi free at the room Hotel and Pool surrounded in a tropical garden with fruits trees, Possible Transport to / from Airports, Laundry service, Parking, Free Internet WiFi. You can enjoy a cocktail poolside, free high speed internet, enjoy various kind of breakfasts, The restaurant is open only for big events and every saturday we serve a dinner at the hotel when we arrange a Live Music night. Also let us to arrange a variety of tours for you during your stay. We speak English, Italian, and Spanish. Come to enjoy your best travel with us! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rancho De La Playa

Address: 75 metros oeste de casa Paraiso | Nicoya Guanacaste, Playa Samara NA, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range: $43 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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#2 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Samara
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“Away from the front desk/bar -- mornings can be noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles kgone01, 2 days ago | Read review
“Shared rooms are good value”
 of 5 bubbles JemmahB, 1 week ago | Read review
“They offer every type of room possible!”
 of 5 bubbles beccapedigo, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“All rooms are on ground level except the apartment above the bar.”
 of 5 bubbles ELP59, Jan 14, 2017 | Read review
“If you want quiet with great service and a great breakfast, this is your place.”
 of 5 bubbles E726RWsusanl, Nov 15, 2016 | Read review
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