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Hotel RipJack Inn

Expedia.comUSD 137*
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, well kept grounds and rooms well appointed. Beds are very hard...but otherwise comfortable rooms. Close to the best part of the beach. 3 minute walk to amazing sunsets. Great place to relax and unwind.

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just spent 6 amazing nights at the RipJack and loved it! It is extremely relaxed and the atmosphere is casual and friendly. The rooms and grounds are clean and very well taken care of. My family, having done many all inclusive vacations, loved the quiet laid back scene. We stayed in a family suite which included a family room/kitchenette...

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Chicago, IL
Reviewed 19 March 2017

My family stayed a week in Playa Grande a week and returned to the upstairs restaurant at Hotel RipJack several times. The first 2 times they didn't have fresh ceviche which was a disappointment because of the positive reviews but on the last visit they had it and it didn't disappoint. It was flavorful, fresh, with just the right amount...

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Playa Grande is a very quiet beach town where Rip Jack Inn is located. From check in to check out everyone we encountered was very friendly and helpful. Our room was 2nd floor overlooking the small pool. Where as the Internet didn't really work in the room too much , it was fine. It worked everywhere else. I was on...

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Newport, Vermont
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Hard to know what to say--there were a lot of good things about this place, but it could have been better with just a few improvements. First the good--just yards from a beautiful uncrowded beach with surfers who really loved their sport, great sunsets, pleasant little pool, nice rooftop restaurant. But... would have been great if the showers worked consistently,...

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Derby, Vermont
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Close to the ocean- walk down a sandy path great sunsets and surfers to watch, small rooms with AC, nice bathroom. There are three pools with towels. Wifi in the central areas- restaurant open to the outside, great happy hour delicious meals!

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Quepos, Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Trying to do a adequate job. Just after a nice family from Maine was robbed in the middle of the night, I became super paranoid that I would be next. The family lost five iPhones, a go pro, a laptop and some cash. And a pair of flip flops. ???? Doors don't have much of a lock. Rooms do have...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Stayed 6 nights, first time in CR, stayed in end unit by the longer pool. Friendly staff, great food and drinks in restaurant (happy hour = yay), 2-min walk to the beach with gorgeous sunsets and warm water easy swimming, stunning nature all around - monkeys, squirrels, birds, and friendly cats and dogs. Highly recommend.

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Fort Salonga, New York
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We wanted to stay away from the chaos of Tamarindo and this was a perfect spot - only a 30 minute beach walk away, but a completely different vibe. Rip Jack Inn is not a fancy hotel, with a couple of small pools, clean rooms, and lovely hammocks to relax. There's a restaurant attached to the hotel which serves great...

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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Reviewed 4 February 2017

On a level above the road is a comfortable feeling bar-restaurant serving remarkably delicious tuna. The shrimp dish was ordinary. At sunset time trees block the sea view so better to sink into 1/2 price options from the bar. The 'surprise' option, though popular, was a disappointment. Service was as exceptional as the tuna.

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Hotel RipJack Inn

Address: 50m Al Sur de Oficna de Minae, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Grande
Price Range: $120 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel RipJack Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Hotel Ripjack Playa Grande
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Grande
#2 Family Hotel in Playa Grande
#3 Romantic Hotel in Playa Grande
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“We just went to the restaurant and highly recommend it!”
HappyTrailsChicago, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“avoid rooms 2 and three. try to get one in building near pool”
taem111, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Many different room types available depending on your needs”
GForce2012, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had a room at the pool. all rooms are good in my opinion.”
10Paulette10, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a room that is not located under the kitchen.”
337bucks, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
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