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Reviewed 3 March 2010

We went to this hotel on the advice of some friends. Wow, what a disappointment. The rooms were very sparse and needed paint and a major overhaul. The hot water did not work properly and to call them clean is an understatement. The restaurant was alright, however, there are much better around. The location was beautiful, however, the bar beside...

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Bozeman, Montana
Reviewed 10 February 2010

The rooms are small and spartan (there are apartment units that looked nicer). We reserved two rooms with warm water and air conditioning. The warm water is delivered by the instant heaters at the shower-head that are typical in Latin America. The installation of these is subpar; people were shocked in both rooms while showering. One room had an a/c...

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Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2010

Actually the apartment was so bad I couldn´t stay there. There was a living room area with no tv and furniture and no towels. The place was full of bugs and very basic. The people who have writen positive reviews must be used to staying in hostels. Location I agree is very good, but even when ordering food, the standard...

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Reviewed 23 November 2009

It's been nine months since I stayed at Locanda and here I am again, planning a trip to Samara Beach for the winter. Locanda's my new default staging ground for the Nicoya Peninsula. I have nothing but fond memories of the simple room, incredible location and staff there. Louis the manager and Alberto the bar/restaurant manager both made me feel...

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Reviewed 13 July 2009

I found this hotel by chance! I had not made any reservations, nor did I know where I was going to stay when I made the sudden decision to go to Samara. When I was let out the bus from San Jose which was a 4-5 hour drive, I just grabbed my luggage and started walking around this little beach...

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Reviewed 22 May 2009

I puposely waited a couple of months before sitting down to give this feedback, because it would have been much worse closer to our stay. This was a very disappointing experience. I had high hopes based on (most of) the other reviews and the fact that it was on the Travelers Choice list. I was traveling with my husband and...

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Reviewed 13 May 2009

This would have to be THE BEST place to spend your time in Playa Samara.It was exactly what we were looking for. beach front location, near the shops, clean nice rooms.Friendly owner makes you feel at home. Will definitely stay here again!!!

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Reviewed 2 May 2009

Staying at Locanda was just great! Everything from the location on one of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches to the rooms, the staff and Locanda's great restaurant made my stay there a wonderful experience! The staff was especially nice, they helped me make the most of my stay in Samara, and gave me lots of great tips about traveling in...

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Reviewed 30 April 2009

I spent three days at Locanda with a friend during our trip in Costa Rica and we had a great time there! Our room was clean and comfortable, straight out onto the beach. The staff was incredibly friendly and kind to us, giving us tips for the rest of the journey. We ate delicious seafood at Locanda's restaurant , which...

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Reviewed 26 March 2009

When we arrived in Playa Samara, we were so excited by the prospect of having a few days to do nothing but relax on a beautiful beach. That feeling didn't last though! One glimpse of the accomodation at Locanda and those feelings evaporated! One sniff off the back balcony, and I was depressed. A group of squatters were washing their...

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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: ₹ 4,081 - ₹ 7,967 (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.”
gtvandeyar29, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I would ask for an upstairs room. A bit of added space with the balcony.”
Janly, 8 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Try to get a room on the second floor - bigger. And hope the howler monkeys aren't nearby.”
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.”
gebgdc, 22 Jun 2012 | Read review
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