We have property in the mountains above Samara, and have tried almost every hotel in Samara and Carrillo. Lodge Las Ranas is by far our favorite. I am writing this review from my peaceful deck overlooking the pacific ocean and listening to howler monkeys call. We saw Toucans in the tree by the pool yesterday taking a bath.
Samara is a small beach and surf town, and every hotel we visit has challenges. The environment in Costa Rica is wild and beautiful, and it eats infrastructure alive. The earth is always trying to reclaim itself here. Lodge Las Ranas is on top of it. We can tell they are constantly caring for this place. The fixtures work, the property and rooms and rancho are spotless, the staff is happy, the pool sparkles and everything is just right. Rarely in Costa Rica, and never in Samara, have we experienced this kind of attention to quality. This is not the Ritz Carlton, nor does that exist in Samara. But, if you are a professional who is up for adventure but expect things to be clean and well maintained, make the climb up the hill to the lodge, leave the heat of the beach for a hill top rest, and this place will make you happy. Coffee makers in the room are a must for us, and these worked well (not always the case in CR). We looked forward to climbing into our clean beds and waking to the spectacular view.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Lodge Las Ranas Hotel Playa Samara
- Lodge Las Ranas Costa Rica/Playa Samara