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Samai Ocean View Lodge Spa

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was not the romantic oasis offering opportunity to relax and recharge we'd expected. Ok. We went in the off season when it's overcast and often drizzly, and there were fewer tourists than usual because of the earthquake. But, Samai was deserted. Only us for 3 nights. The spa, jacuzzi, pool, yoga were not happening. The menu was very limited.... More 

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Olsztyn, Poland
1 review
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I was there once and i came back one mordę time😀.The owners are very Great Nice people.the place is beautiful and view from my room is wonderful.good healthy breakfast this is fight place where U can stay with yourself and get a chill.😀

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Puerto Cayo, Ecuador
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80 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Well, the drive to this lodge is straight up the mountain, rough dirt road, and very narrow. But, it is worth the drive. Just be ready at the top for breathtaking views. The rooms were adequate. There are no amenities in the room except towels, shampoo, and creme rinse. The place is well lit and clean. The staff were pleasant... More 

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TaniaDuran, Manager at Samai Ocean View Lodge Spa, responded to this review

Dear Costumer Your review is very important for us. Sorry about the Spa services. We'll try our best the next time. Regards More 

Seattle, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Had a fantastic stay at Samai. The place is gorgeous. Views of the ocean in front and jungle behind. The staff are super friendly. The food is delicious and the owners are a couple gems. The accommodations were lovely.

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TaniaDuran, Manager at Samai Ocean View Lodge Spa, responded to this review

Dear Costumer It was an honor to host you at Samai Lodge. Next time you come, we'll prepare a special welcome gift for you and your partner. Best Regards. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

After completing the drive up the adventurous entry road just out of Olon, we were very impressed with the look of the main buildings, the pool area and surrounding patio then the "lodges" scattered around the lovely forested site located on a hill high above the highway and overlooking the sea. The setting is remote and exotic. Our "room", number... More 

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TaniaDuran, Manager at Samai Ocean View Lodge Spa, responded to this review

Dear Costumer Thanks for your review and for the opportunity to respond to your words. First, I will like to inform you that Samai Lodge is located at the Cordillera Chongon Colonche, a unique place where the ocean meet with the rain forest and provide spectacular views, healthy natural environment, real clean oxygen, peaceful and save settings created with respect... More 

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Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

We came from Montañita because we were looking for a quite, nice place to stay for 2 nights, doing yoga and eating healthy vegan food. So we saw the webpage of this hotel - samai ocean view lodge. The pictures looked like paradise and there was a menu espacially for vegans so we booked a room there. We arrived and... More 

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TaniaDuran, Manager at Samai Ocean View Lodge Spa, responded to this review

Dear young traveler: Your last minute booking with us and your late arrival at the lodge, prevent us to create a Vegan plan for you, like normally we'll do with our Vegans guests. When you call you told us that Montanita was not a place for you and that you'll need to leave soon, and ask if we could host... More 

Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2015

This place is fantastic! The pictures simply do not do justice to how beautiful it is. My family and I (elderly parents, husband, two toddlers, and three family friends) stayed here for two nights and we loved it so much we canceled our day tours to spend time relaxing at this enchanting place. The kids were so pleased with the... More 

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1 Thank Sarah M
TaniaDuran, Owner at Samai Ocean View Lodge Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thanks for your visit! Travelers like you and your family are totally worth to host. It was an honor to have you at Samai Lodge. Looking for your next visit. Best Regards, More 

Guayaquil, Ecuador
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 December 2015

What makes this place unique is that you can feel great energy from the minute you step on de lobby. Tania and Ed make it so comfortable to us that it felt like if we have known each them for years. The view is absolutely INCREDIBLE and so romantic. Definitely, a quiet place to chill and to enjoy nature. A... More 

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TaniaDuran, Owner at Samai Ocean View Lodge Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Samai = Spirit in Quichua Samai Lodge is a place to unwind....! Thanks for your visit and we'll make sure next time you'll have an other unforgivable experience.! Best Regards, More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Loved spending a weekend at Samai.The owners are amazing people. The bedrooms all make you feel like you are in the middle of the rainforest so be prepared to enjoy nature! I'd highly recommend to treat yourself to a massage which is perfectly located overlooking the rainforest.

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Victor, Idaho
1 review
Reviewed 2 May 2015

I feel so very fortunate to have been invited to Samai lodge. Tania and Ed are gracious hosts and are happy to share their beautiful home and lodge with guests. Tania's food alone is worth returning for! The idyllic natural setting has easy access to lush rainforest and long stretches of beach. Tania and Ed live an admirable life, closely... More 

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Tania62_13, Gerente at Samai Ocean View Lodge Spa, responded to this review

Dear Costumer It was an honor to host you in Samai Ocean Lodge! we create this humble place just for people like you. Please come back!!!! More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Samai Ocean View Lodge Spa offers a new concept of healthy traveling services where you can experience the environment, eco-tourism activities, cultural exchange, healthy food in first class settings. Here you'll enjoy the serene splendor of the cordillera mountains, pacific ocean and rain forest all in one place! You will find the extraordinary peace and tranquility of Ecuador, that is still largely untouched by civilization, rejuvenating your spirit and give you a new lease on life. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Samai Ocean View Lodge Spa

Address: Km 700 E15 Via Espondylus | Loma de San Jose - Santa Elena, Montanita 241756, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Santa Elena Province > Montanita
Price Range: $145 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Samai Ocean View Lodge Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“In the rooms you will find very comfortable beds.”
 of 5 bubbles Adriplaza89, 30 Nov 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in Bungalow 6 and liked the privacy and distance from the pool. The bungalows are simple with a lovely rustic ambiance and beautiful vista.”
 of 5 bubbles stampyg, 29 Apr 2015 | Read review
“All the lodges looked pretty similar, with views of the ocean...but you could check.”
 of 5 bubbles lucindac100, 31 Jul 2014 | Read review
“I believe most room have sort of view.”
 of 5 bubbles 407julianm, 23 Jul 2014 | Read review
“As far as I could tell all rooms had a view, I would recommend our room which I think was number 12 right by the dinning lodge as it had an ocean/jungle view, spacious, quiet & very clean with lots of windows and a nice deck to that opens to the jungle. We watched the beautiful birds fly from branch to branch& the big birds soar in the sky. Also, the pool area had amazing view of the valley & ocean & the pool was refreshing.”
 of 5 bubbles janicen466, 5 Jan 2014 | Read review
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