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Hotel RipJack Inn
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Playa Grande
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

Firstly thanks to jeannette who was very welcoming!
For the price(90$ without breakfast it's expensive for Costa Rica) the standard rooms are under kitchen and bar so it was very noisy. Especially the firstr night because there were à wedding over our heads:(
However the room is smart and cosy

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Thank juli8382
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RipleyCostaRica, Manager at Hotel RipJack Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2013

Dear Juli, merci beaucoup for your review. We regret hearing that you had a disappointing experience. Due to the wedding during the first night of your stay, the noise level was higher than usual. If we had informed you prior to your arrival, you might have been prepared. We apologize for the inconvenience this might have caused. However, we are also happy to hear that you felt welcomed and in good hands by our employees. We would love for you to come back and try one of our other rooms to feel the difference and make your disappointing experience to a great memory! Again thank you for your honest opinion and bonne journee. Pura Vida!

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Reviewed December 3, 2013

We were browsing for places to stay in tamarindo and playa grande and came across ripjackinn. We were not interested in any place which is in the middle of the town but more of close to nature sort of a deal and ripjack inn is the right place.
we were driving from la fortuna to playa grande and had some difficulty finding the place initially but were able to figure it out with ease.
The owner of this place and the people at the bar/restaurant are very friendly. The food is delicious and very reasonable.
We had some issues with our room wifi and were not able to connect to the internet at all, after talking to the owner he was kind enough to get us another room with better wifi signal the following day.
It is a 30 min walk from tamarindo downtown and 5 mins walk to beach for turtle nesting.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Soumya L
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RipleyCostaRica, Manager at Hotel RipJack Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2013

Dear Soumya, thank you for your time to write us a review. We are happy to hear that you liked the RipJack Inn. Our standard rooms, the category you booked, do not come with wifi access. There is wifi in our restaurant, however, due to a private function you were not able to use it. We are sorry for the difficulty this might have caused and we are glad you liked the room we upgraded you to due to the inconvenience. Thank you again for your nice words. Pura Vida!

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

We loved the rip jack inn so much that we didn't want to leave. We stayed a little over two weeks and were, sometimes, the only couple in the whole inn. It was very relaxing during the rainy season. Playa Grande is an absolute gem. Can't wait to go back and have breakfast at the Rip Jack before/after surfing. The trail leading to the beach is only a few steps from the entrance of the Rip Jack. You will not be disappointed if you're looking to stay in a nice place, close to the beach for a great price. Pura Vida!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank AshCap28
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RipleyCostaRica, Manager at Hotel RipJack Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2013

Thank you so much for this wonderful review and the 5-star ranking!! We love that you loved it! Rainy season is very quiet and there are some travelers that come to Playa Grande during those months and are disappointed by the lack of activity. We are glad you enjoyed the tranquility and having the beach for yourself. Most of all, we are happy to see that you loved what the RipJack has to offer, rainy season or not - perfect location, comfortable accommodation, outstanding food & great service. See you next time! Pura Vida

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Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

A stones throw from a big beautiful beach. You can see Tamarindo beach from Playa Grande but its a million miles away in terms of not being constantly harassed by sellers( at least during low season). The hotel itself is very nice, we also got upgraded to a gorgeous suite because of the lack of guests. Breakfast is not included and very expensive, it is tasty but most dishes are small. You don't really have many options around the area unless you have a car. The dinner is also high quality but again very pricey! This is a shame because if it was better value during low season they would have alot more customers, this is my opinion and alot of the surfers I met on the beach. The staff are great but they just sit in the bar talking to each other because they have nothing to do because the prices scare people toward the better value street restaurants of tamarindo. Other than this I highly recommend ripjack if you want a few days relaxing on the beach and playing in the waves.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank matsy1
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RipleyCostaRica, Manager at Hotel RipJack Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2013

Thank you for your review. Especially in low season when very few people are around, we appreciate guests taking the time to share their honest feedback and we are happy to see that your overall experience at the RipJack Inn was good. We are sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with the price-quality value at our restaurant. It is very important to us to offer high quality food and great service, regardless of which season and we see that you acknowledged this as well. Cost plus quality equals value, however affordable cost plus quality equals great value. And we are striving for great! Thank you again for your feedback and be assured that we take it seriously and will improve on that! Pura Vida!

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Reviewed September 6, 2013

As a yoga teacher myself, I'm always grateful for a good class and Annie's yoga is absolutely incredible. She's a wonderful teacher and generous loving person to be around. Class with her in the beautiful studio they've built at Rip Jack Inn is always one of the highlights of our trips to Playa Grande and something I look forward to all year. I highly recommend her class, not just as the best in the area, but as one of the most gifted teachers I've had the pleasure of practicing with.

While we usually rent homes nearby, we've also stayed at Rip Jack Inn and loved it. The treehouse style restaurant is perfect for good food, wine, and a great vibe.

Room Tip: Just ask -- they're all pretty great.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank wanderlustcoasts
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RipleyCostaRica, Manager at Hotel RipJack Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2013

Thank you for this fantastic review. Annie puts all her heart and soul in the RipJack and its services and facilities. We are so happy to hear that you had such a good and inspiring time at the RipJack. Hearing compliments like this is worth all the work. Pura Vida!

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Rooms were very good and one of the best in lae reasonable but the bar and restaurants are one of the best in Playa Grande. The location is suoerior and good parking facilities. Easy to find and the character of the building blends into the National Park

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Carlos A
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RipleyCostaRica, Manager at Hotel RipJack Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2013

Thank you for your review. We are happy to see that you were satisfied with what the RipJack Inn has to offer. We are constantly changing and improving our business. We would be excited to have you staying with us again and provide us with your feedback. Pura Vida!

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Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Although my boyfriend and I did not stay at this hotel, we did visit a couple of times during our stay in Playa Grande.

The hotel does look very relaxing and clean. It is steps away from the beautiful Playa Grande.

We went there a couple of nights and the service was amazing here. All staff were super friendly, accommodating, and professional.

The food was amazing. It is clear the chef has a talent in cooking. I had the Lomo Saltado and my boyfriend had a steak and shrimp special. Both dishes were delicious and fresh!! The Lomo Saltado was the best I ever had. Gracias por todo, amigo - su hospitalidad y amistad!!

When we do come back to Playa Grande, we will definitely come to Rip Jack again. The menu may be a bit pricer than surrounding restaurants, but it is worth it 100%.

PS- don't forget to try the chocolate cake!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank C1006
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RipleyCostaRica, Manager at Hotel RipJack Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2013

How wonderful to receive yet another review from guests that did not actually stay at the hotel, but were frequent visitors. We are always so excited to see people returning almost every day during their vacation and leaving with a hand shake and bright-eyed saying they will be back soon. This is the best compliment you can give us. Quality of food and service are essential to us. We are constantly improving, changing and experimenting, which makes your feedback even more valuable. Thank you for your loyalty and we hope to see you again! Pura Vida

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Address: 50m Al Sur de Oficna de Minae, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Grande
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Grande
#2 Family Hotel in Playa Grande
#3 Romantic Hotel in Playa Grande
Price Range: $46 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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