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Reviewed 28 February 2016

I've been coming to Samara for over ten years now and I've always enjoyed staying at the Rancho. It's one block off the beach and it's Italian owners cultivate an up beat and fun atmosphere, with music typically on Saturday nights. I think their prices are a good value and their food is good quality.

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Brilliant place with very friendly and professional management. Great drinks by the lovely pool. Ping Pong and: great music. Also a very nice new years dinner. One Of The most pleasurable hotel experiences ever - and I have traveled a lot. Hope to come back one day.

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Great spot to stay in your in Samara. The pool was nice to have and its only a short walk to the beach. The bartender was super nice and cute too! They have secure parking and theres a security guy there after dark. They also have a ping pong table. The hotwater and AC was nice. It was a good...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 June 2015

I have stayed in countless hostals and Rancho de la Playa ranks along with the best I have stayed in. Friendly and efficient staff who showed me a number of rooms with/without aircon, private/dormitory to fit most budgets. The food was great, the pool was excellent and the live music in the evening was the cherry on top of the...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Now and then you go to a hotel and leave feeling like you just stayed with friends or family. I felt this way at El Rancho De La Playa in Samara, CR. I must admit that I was very impressed. Roberto and his staff were exceptionally friendly, helpful and accommodating. The location is mere minutes from the beach and the...

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1Thank Beerboy
Costa Rica
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Rancho is just one block from the beach, has a nice pool and patio, wonderful staff and a ping pong table! What more could you want? We were lucky enough to be there for the monthly community pool party and got to meet many locals. We rented a private room with a shared bath. Both were very clean and well...

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1Thank arheasc
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 28 March 2015

I only stayed in Samara one night, but the staff at Rancho were incredibly generous. Roberto was a huge help to me after I had left Samara. He went out of his way to assist me in retrieving information from the local police about my camera which was stolen. I would definitely recommend staying in this hotel.

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1Thank Mandood
Reviewed 22 March 2015

This place is like a combination hotel and hostel, it has aspects of each. There are private rooms but there are also a few dorm style rooms. When the place got full for the weekend, the ratio of people to bathrooms was not good. But it isn't that big a deal to have to wait for the bathroom or shower....

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Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

I was with my husband, we stay just one night, however, we can did chech in earlier( the room was available) so we can enjoy more time in the hotel. Definitely recommended, very clean, the staff is very nice , Roberto the Owner is Italian, the hotel in general is so fresh despide of is very close to the beach....

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Capitola, California
Reviewed 12 February 2015

You basically don't get much for your money in Costa Rica, and especially on the beach. This hotel is probably better than most. Our first room for 2 days was a double with private bath. It was small, with a small window and the bathroom shower barely worked. Air con was fine and everything was clean - but they don't...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre 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
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range: €41 - €123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“If you want quiet with great service and a great breakfast, this is your place.”
 of 5 bubbles E726RWsusanl, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with private and shared baths available. And get ready for a wake-up call from the howler monkeys.:)”
 of 5 bubbles tatyanam80, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“tell them you don't want #11. It's basically a closet with a bed in it.”
 of 5 bubbles raushanahn, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The Rooms are inexpensive, but some are without air conditioning”
 of 5 bubbles Smplysublime213, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“Variety of rooms to choose based on budget from shared rooms to private suites.”
 of 5 bubbles DigitalVagabonding, 28 Feb 2016 | Read review
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