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12 reviews
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Reviewed 26 November 2012

We found this place by walking up and down the beach after arriving on the bus. We were traveling with two little kids (4 and 5 years) and wanted someplace with easy beach access. This place was PERFECT. We rented the 2 bedroom apartment for the most reasonable price on the planet, and stayed for almost a week. Definitely the... More 

Thank Lotuslola
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58 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2012

We stay here one night thinking it was a wonderful deal at $30 a night. The room was ok no air but a fan. The nightmare began at 1pm. A dog begin barking every hour for ten minutes. This went on all night long. The next morning I went to checkout at 6am. The guard and his sleeping dog were... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2012

We left the hotel after one night because of the loud (and trashy) music from the adjacent bar. The room was ok, but rather dark. The hotel has no reception, so we always had to search someone or ask at the restaurant. there are better places in town. the good thing is the location next to the beautiful beach.

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Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2012

Locanda reminds me of the motels our family stayed in at Osooyoos BC. Plain, simple rooms, clean but no frills. The location is unbeatable and the restaurant serves good food (try their water buffalo boccincini and tomato salad/ and good breakfasts). I have read a few reviews about peeps complaining about bugs and ants. If you leave food on the... More 

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50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2012

The big plus about this location is that its located at the beach front and next to a surf school where you can rent surf boards. The downside is: - rooms are a bit cramped - its very warm in the rooms and there is only a fan - rooms are noisy, music from very nearby bars plays till late... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2012

We were there for a week in August 2011 as a family of 4. We had an apartment so we would not have to go to restaurant every day. It was cheap but for a reason. They never came to clean or get the garbage and we had to ask for clean and dry towel more than once. We stayed... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

This was our second to last hotel stop on a two week vacation across Costa Rica. What a nightmare. The entire room was covered in ants. Lighting was dark and depressing. It felt like a jail cell. The only redeeming quality was the ocean side restaurant.

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Nieuw-Vennep, The Netherlands
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74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2011

We stayed in front of the place on the beachfront; Massimo told us that the beds are free so we stayed the whole day having drinks and lunch. Janeth makes the best clubsandwiches in Costa Rica! I cannot comment on the rooms but the ambiance on the beach was great!

1 Thank Teriben
Guelph, Ontario
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2011

This place really is right on the beach, yet it is quiet at night. Our room was spacious and had everything we needed: comfy beds, a fridge, a bathroom, and a front patio with chairs. We didn't once find the need to eat off site as the restaurant at the hotel was really wonderful and we quickly fell in love... More 

Thank Lurleen
Spokane, Washington
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2011

We dropped in to Locanda for dinner one evening (were staying elsewhere in Samara)- we were seated and had our drinks served, placed our order for two starters for the table and entrees. We had been in country for almost a week and were totally comfortable with the Costa Rican pace of service, but the fact that we didn't have... More 

2 Thank JulieLynn67

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Locanda is located in the heart of Samara, right on beautiful Samara Beach! 'Locanda' comes from the traditional Italian name for a Tavern, modest restaurant with annexed accommodation. In the past centuries, it had nobler significance corresponding to the modern hotel, and also indicated, in the eighteenth century, luxury hotel. Hotel Locanda proposes to you alternative solutions for your accommodation in relation to the various needs: 2 fully equipped apartments with a large terrace 2 two-bedroom apartment with patio 5 double rooms with patio or terrace 2 triple rooms with patio 2 luxury beachfront double rooms 6 luxury bungalows in a tropical garden All rooms and apartments have just been completely remodeled at the end of 2011. Bungalows are just recently built Private parking, 24/7 security, wi fi, cable tv, daily domestic cleaning, in-room dining, congierge services, pet friendly accommodation are available and free for our clients ... more   less 

Additional Information about Locanda Samara

Address: 300 mts oeste de el correo | on The Beach, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range: ₹ 4,387 - ₹ 8,911 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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“Choose a room on the second floor if you can and away from next door,and take a net to hang over your bed This is a must.”
 of 5 bubbles gtvandeyar29, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I would ask for an upstairs room. A bit of added space with the balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Janly, 8 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Try to get a room on the second floor - bigger. And hope the howler monkeys aren't nearby.”
 of 5 bubbles farcloser, 3 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Don't forget to also try the bar next door for really nice maki sushi. and I know my sushi (vancouver). Kayak to Isla Chora for a snorkel and see the huge iguanas. Also great Thai at a miniscule 5 table restaurant just behind the office for Samara Properties on the main street. The summer rolls are fantastic.”
 of 5 bubbles gebgdc, 22 Jun 2012 | Read review
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