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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2013

I've been back to reality for a few days now and I find myself day dreaming about the amazing food, the private hammock on the patio of our room, the very comforting amenities and awesome vibe that we had at the Rip Jack Inn. There was nothing better than waking up in the morning to take one of Annie's amazing... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

This hotel is amazing! On holiday we are supposed to slow down and unwind, right? We've seen pretty birds from the restaurant and monkeys nearby. Grounds are spotless, staff is friendly to one and all, restaurant has great food. Additionally the rooms are air conditioned to take a break from the heat, and it works well. Fresh smelling a/c rooms... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

The food was so delicious, I went back a second night for dinner. The English speaking staff was helpful, friendly, and patient. The first night I had a spicy shrimp dish and the second night the Mahi mahi. I also treated myself to the flourless chocolate cake. I have had the pleasure of eating the best brownies on the planet... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 5 March 2013

This was our second time staying at the RipJack Inn, this time we stayed for a week over Christmas. The hotel is simply the best place in Playa Grande area, we had a very nice laid back relaxing time. The hotel just has a nice vibe to it, everyone is friendly, the owners are great, rooms are great and the... More 

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Stafford VA
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

Our room, Suite 1 near the pool, was very spacious. It appears they are planning an expansion by adding a second floor to this building and there was some noise at night from the wind knocking tree branches against the rebar extending out of the building. The Ripjack is a short walk to the beach and the beach is not... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

I just finished a great week at the Rip Jack with my girlfriend. This was my 5th time to Costa Rica and my first to Guanacaste and playa grande. The room was great, and it was awesome being so close to the water. The crew at rip jack were so helpful and friendly. We relied heavily on the staff for... More 

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Middleburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 21 February 2013

Rip Jack Inn what a stay! And the second visit was even better! How many times can you say that. All of the staff works to make you feel welcome and at home. Less than 100yds from great surfing and miles of beautiful beaches. Pura Vida!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

So glad we chose RipJack Inn. Just got home from a 7 night stay that was heavenly. We stayed in a standard room. Some folks have mentioned the noise level from upstairs. I did not take issue with it. You do hear some things, but this is not some crazy party hotel. If you want to go to bed early,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 17 February 2013

What a relief to book into the Rip Jack Inn - beautiful hotel and pool, room spotless, five-star restaurant (in my opinion!), personal hammocks and best of all - the staff are wonderfully friendly, helpful, and approachable. Highly recommend this little piece of paradise in Playa Grande!!

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Tacoma, Washington
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Reviewed 22 January 2013

I arrived after a long drive early, they too me and helped with the bags. people were friendly and ready to help.. I personally love the location 1/5 block to the beach, same to the Turtles tour by Las Baulas National park... The have a book of exciting activities that can be arranged. tasting meals, a pool, yoga class, airconditioning... More 

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Free Parking
  • 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: $133 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel RipJack Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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Hotel Ripjack Playa Grande
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Grande
#2 Family Hotel in Playa Grande
#3 Romantic Hotel in Playa Grande
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“If interested in using a pool I would recommend a room closer to the office, though the hotel is small enough that any location is good.”
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