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Brentwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 May 2013

We stayed at Las Ranas for 6 nights, originally intending to stay for only 3, as it was so relaxing and peaceful. Cody, the owner is very friendly and welcoming. The rooms are lovely and each has a beautiful outlook, we spotted monkeys every day and an array of different birds. Las Ranas is situated just outside the main town...

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LLR-CR, Owner at Lodge Las Ranas, responded to this review

Hello Julie, I would like to send you our thanks for the great review you have written. We appreciate when our guests take the time after returning from a vacation to do this. We are very happy to hear that we have met your standards and that you enjoyed your time here at Lodge Las Ranas. We hope to see...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 26 April 2013 via mobile

Had a fantastic stay here. The hotel feels new, is very clean and has really high quality rooms. The pool area is really nice in the heat of Samara. The owner is a Canadian expat who does a really phenomenal job keeping up the place. Breakfast is included and is also excellent. The hotel is about 2 miles from the...

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LLR-CR, Owner at Lodge Las Ranas, responded to this review

Hello Jerry, Thank you for your kind review. We are happy that you enjoyed your time with us. Your suggestion for a shuttle is noted. We have previously thought about this but found that more than 95% of our clients do arrive with a rental vehicle. We hope to see you soon! Cody

Cannich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2013

We stayed at Las Ranas for only two days as a resting point during a two week tour of Costa Rica. From arrival, we received a very warm welcome from the manager, Cody and his mother Shelly who was visiting at the time. There are only a small number of rooms, which ensures good access to the pool and a...

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LLR-CR, Owner at Lodge Las Ranas, responded to this review

Hello Georgie, We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us here at Lodge Las Ranas. We always enjoy sharing our hotel and the views of the local animal population with our guests. We hope all is well! Greetings from Shelly and Cody

California
Reviewed 17 March 2013

Before our arrival, we knew Lodge Las Ranas was about a 30 minute walk to the beach. Having obtained 4 local taxi names/numbers beforehand, our plan had been to walk to the beach each morning after breakfast, have lunch afterwards in town, and return by taxi to the hotel for an afternoon swim. We also planned on taxi service to...

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LLR-CR, Owner at Lodge Las Ranas, responded to this review

Hello Bruce, I would like to thank you for your review. This feedback is a very important tool for us to provide our guests with an ideal stay. I personally believe it is unfair for you to rate our hotel with an average location. I believe this is unfair as it is not like we tried to hide our location...

Niagara Falls, Canada
Reviewed 16 March 2013

Stayed here 3 nights at the end of February. All of the previous reviews have pretty much said it all, except that the rooms here are very romantic, with canopy beds. We loved sitting on the Costa Rican rockers on the balcony enjoying the views, the gorgeous pool, the lovely breakfasts and the caring staff. Our biggest treat was watching...

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LLR-CR, Owner at Lodge Las Ranas, responded to this review

Hello Green Family, We are happy that you enjoyed the time you spent with us here at Las Ranas. This customer feedback is a key tool for us to provide our guests with the best vacation possible. See you soon! Cody

Oakland, CA
Reviewed 15 March 2013

We love the beach activity in Samara; especially that the establishments allow you to lounge on their premises/beachfront all day long with no pressure to purchase; incredible! But you do, even if a sparkly water. And, we love to go to dinner there of course! BUT, as much as we like any live music offered, not so much to hear...

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LLR-CR, Owner at Lodge Las Ranas, responded to this review

Hello, We would all like to thank you for the wonderful review you have written for us and for Samara. Its always a great feeling to know that we were able to help you enjoy our piece of paradise and enjoy it for the reasons that we do. We hope that you will be back at Lodge Las Ranas soon!...

Grand Bend, Ontario
Reviewed 10 March 2013

We spent six nights in the Lodge in mid-Feb. After a long travel day, with a three hr. delay in Dallas, we arrived in darkness into Samara. We contacted Cody and he met us in town and escorted us to his property. Great service to begin our stay, which continued through, until check out. The following morning, we were greeted...

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LLR-CR, Owner at Lodge Las Ranas, responded to this review

Hello Phil, I would like to send a big thank you to you for the review. We really enjoyed having you stay with us. I am very happy that you were able to find the time to relax that you were looking for. See you soon! Cody

Reviewed 9 March 2013

Great accomodation, clean comfortable rooms with private balconies looking out on jungle and views of the fabulous Playa Samara. Beautiful pool and gardens visited by howler monkeys, toucans and I was lucky enough to glimpse a Coati-Mundi. Cody and Walter extremely helpful, breakfasts great. We stayed 6 nights without a car, it is a 20 minute walk to the village...

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LLR-CR, Owner at Lodge Las Ranas, responded to this review

Hello Jo, Thank you very much for choosing Lodge Las Ranas and for the review. We enjoyed having you stay with us. Your daughter still holds the record for the most time spent in the swimming pool. We hope to see you soon! Cody

Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica
Reviewed 8 March 2013

I've waited a year, almost to the day to write this review. It has taken us a year to do it, but after visiting the LAS RANAS LODGE last February, we decided to make the move, and make the Playa Samara/ Playa Carrillo area our home. I have lived in Costa Rica for almost seven years now, mostly in the...

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LLR-CR, Owner at Lodge Las Ranas, responded to this review

Hello, We would like to thank you for staying with us and for the review. We are happy that we were able to be a part of your vacation to Samara and that we were a part of your decision to move here. I look forward to seeing you around Samara! Cody Nikolaychuk

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 20 February 2013

This is a lovely hotel with helpful staff. We were greeted by Cody, the owner, upon check-in. He was extremely friendly and offered a lot of helpful advice about the surrounding area. Our room had a beautiful view of both the pacific and the surrounding forest. We saw howler monkeys every morning and afternoon! Our room was extremely clean and...

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LLR-CR, Owner at Lodge Las Ranas, responded to this review

Hello Heather, Thank you very much for your review. We are happy we were able to be a part of your vacation. Be sure to stop by if you should find yourself in the Samara area! Cody Nikolaychuk

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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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 

Additional Information about 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
Price Range: $125 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lodge Las Ranas 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Lodge Las Ranas Hotel Playa Samara
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Playa Samara
#6 Family Hotel in Playa Samara
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“The upper rooms have slightly better views, but the other rooms are a bit more quiet and clooser to the monkeys :-)”
 of 5 bubbles Mila002015, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“higher floors offer views of the water!”
 of 5 bubbles tiffanymariekid, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Upper level, corner room overlooking the forest and distant bay.”
 of 5 bubbles A2ZWorldTravLR, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“You may have a better view of the surrounding area (including ocean) with a room on the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles T1166DHemilys, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room number 2 has a fabulous view of the ocean and the jungle”
 of 5 bubbles justinwD7463ML, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
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