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Hotel RipJack Inn
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

It was our first time in Costa Rica so it's a bit difficult to compare with other hotels in this country. But i've traveled enough in my life to know that when you mix together a fantastic location (50m from the best beach and surf), an always smiling group of very professional people and very decent prices (we paid approx. 75$ a night), well, the RipJack Inn well deserves a 5-start rating.

Our room was large and clean with comfortable beds, the pool is super nice - even though we haven't used it because of the so-close and so-nice beach - and the meals that we had at the hotel's restaurant was for sure the best we had during our trip to Costa Rica but better than anything else we had while traveling to Central America. Kudos to the chef and his team !

And last but certainly not least, the staff: Thank you Jeannette for being such a great host, always smiling, always there to help with surf lessons or any other request we had. And thank you to all the team at the restaurant and a special mention to Erick for the fantastic service and recommendations, you all made us feel special !

We highly recommend the RipJack Inn and will be back for sure ! It's peaceful, perfectly located and well priced for what you get.

Room Tip: Have the DLX rooms, they're farther from the restaurant and bar and therefore much more quiet.
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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RipleyCostaRica, Manager at Hotel RipJack Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Wow, thank you so much for sharing this fantastic review! We are out of words to describe how much this means to us. We are so fortunate to have guests like you staying at the RipJack. Please let us know whenever you decide to come back - until then: Stay warm and pura vida!!

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Reviewed December 7, 2013

For anyone looking to do a wedding in Costa Rica, the RipJack was great for us. Annie acted as a pseudo wedding planner helped us organize things from afar. The venue was the perfect mix of being low-key and sophisticated. The food was awesome. And the location is perfect.

I could easily retire here, and I strongly recommend it for a relaxed, comfortable, and beautifully quaint hotel along the coast of Costa Rica.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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RipleyCostaRica, Manager at Hotel RipJack Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Dear Ashton, thank you for your kind words. It is special to us that you returned for and let us be part of your wedding. We are happy to hear that we fulfilled your expectations. Enjoy the life as a married man and we hope to have you back here for one of your anniversaries ;-) Pura vida!

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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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