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Lodge Las Ranas
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle, Australia
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9 reviews
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“Perfect!”
Reviewed 10 March 2010

We stayed at Lodge Las Ranas as a group of 9 and loved it. Josianne and Oliver are so lovely and helpful and made us feel very welcome. The accommodation is clean and the views are fantastic.
Breakfast is delicious! Fantastic value - hope to return one day

  • Stayed February 2010
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Reviewed 17 January 2010

We loved Samara so much and dream of it every day. Lodge Las Ranas made our stay extra special. A dip in the clear sparkling swimming pool was very refreshing after a fresh delicious breakfast each morning. We miss the wonderful staff who made us feel so at home and welcome there!

The lodge is very tranquil and has a low-key feel so you can really unwind with beautiful rustic yet contemporary rooms that have panoramic open views. The bed was very comfy too. We awoke to the sounds of crickets in the tropical forest surrounding the lodge and the Pacific waves in the distance. It was magical and I felt fully rejuvenated after just a couple of nights (we stayed on for much longer).

We stayed in a kitchenette suite which had everything we needed including full size tea mugs which made us tea drinkers very happy! We decided against hiring a car as we wanted to be totally free of driving and taxis were so cheap and easy from the town and the walk to the beach and back , assing by the fully stocked supermercado, was good exercise - steep hill at the end made you really enjoy your cerveza afterwards to watch the sun set from the terrace.

The lodge is one of the best in Samara without doubt and I can't wait to visit again, it was so perfect for us.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Burleigh Falls, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2009

My husband and I have spent time in Samara while travelling to Costa Rica on six previous vacations. On our most recent visit we decided to try a new hotel. I found Lodge Las Ranas on the internet and was most interested in a room with an ocean view. They booked us in Room #2 and we were not disappointed. The view over Samara Bay was incredible -- as were the sunrises over the Bay! We also thoroughly enjoyed the accommodations. The beds are right up there with the best we have slept in in the country. Also, the rooms were clean and attractive, as were the pool and restaurant. The monkeys visited the trees off our balcony every day.

Dorothy and Len
Burleigh Falls, Ontario, Canada

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Paradise Valley AZ
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Reviewed 23 October 2009

honestly? there is hardly anything that i found on the beach worth staying at other than tree houses on the beach. (which we stayed at as well). other than that, alot of slummy place!s in samara! so glad we found this up on the hill with awesome views! was nice and quiet, rooms was fabby, views were knock 'em dead!! had jungle 1 side, and full beach views by looking slighly over the other side of our gorgeous balcony. rooms and bathrooms were fantastic. great little pool. cute outdoor dinning area.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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Brooklyn
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Reviewed 28 June 2009

We spent three days this past spring at Lodge Las Ranas and really couldn't have asked for better quality and customer service than we had at the Lodge. It was quiet, romantic, secluded and just a short drive down to both Samara Beach and Carillo Beach. The breakfast was always great and one morning we woke to find howler monkeys right near our window! Not to mention the view itself from the window is simply stunning! We will certainly be back for more!

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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torntojimmy
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Reviewed 21 March 2009

Where to start? The place is beautiful, with a great view and lots of wildlife all around, ie the howler monkeys, iguanas, lots of cool birds etc.

The staff, and by this I mean not only the French Canadian owners, but also their amazing employees, were all so great to us. And what a benefit to world travelers, they speak three major languages fluently, English, French and Spanish.

And let me really stress one point. The restaurant at this small hotel is out of this world. We ate at various restaurants around Samara, but none compare to the good food, fine presentation, and value we got from eating at this hotel restaurant. ( I know this may sound odd, with raving about a hotel restaurant, but its truly very good).

I would return to this hotel in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with friends
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Iowa
2 reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2009

My husband and I were lucky enough to spend two wonderful nights in this hotel/lodge and wished we could've stayed longer. Our large room was beautifully decorated and very clean. The bathroom was also very roomy and very clean. Our room had huge windows plus french doors opening onto the balcony so the fantastic view of the ocean and mountains was visible from all directions. We were very happy that we were staying outside of town so that we could enjoy the birds, monkeys, peace and quiet. Our complimentary breakfast was excellent as were the other meals that we had at the hotel restaurant. The owners and staff were very friendly and accomodating and made us feel very much at home. We were 100% pleased with every aspect of our stay and would definitely return to this hotel on our next trip to Costa Rica.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Lodge Las Ranas
Address: Mts Al Oeste del Cruce de Cangrejal 800 | Box 24, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Playa Samara
#6 Family Hotel in Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Lodge Las Ranas 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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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