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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great location, romantic spot, good food but terrible service. As we arrived around 20.45 we were informed that they are closing at 21.30. We were rushed to place the order. In fact they are closing at 22. After we asked for a bill, the waiter put down the bill and he was waiting for a payment for some time as...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed 3 nights at Locanda Samara together with 3 friends, and we had a wonderful time. We had booked the family room, but when we showed up we were offered a bigger apartment at a very reasonable price, and we did not regret upgrading, because the apartment was perfect, very spacious, nice and functioning kitchen, great balcony etc. The...

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This restaurant does not take credit cards. Paying by cash they offered a miserable rate of exchange for $US. Recommend convert to local currency first or you might feel fleeced. Otherwise food was good. Red wine comes chilled unless you specify ambient.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 January 2017

It is a hotel and restaurant. The food at their restaurant is very good and the staff was very nice and friendly. The location and ambience of the restaurant right on the sand overlooking the water is unbeatable. The minus is that is all cash (restaurant & hotel) and prices all around the beach are NY prices. The hotel has...

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Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We spent three nights in Playa Samara. Our hotel--Villas Kalimba--was across the street. We hung out on the beach in front of Locanda Samara every day and enjoyed lunch and snacks. The chips and guacamole were a favorite among our group of 18 (ages 8-75). We must have ordered 10-15 guac/chips while we were there. We also purchased several cocktails...

Thank Ann S
Coldwater, Canada
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Great service, lots to choose from on the menu, beautiful location on the beach in Samara. Did not stay at the hotel...just drinks and lunch at the beach bar. Very clean! Accomodating servers...we needed a table for eight and they prepped it as they saw us walking in. The hotel does look well kept, right on the beach.

Thank Cynthia C
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Nice bathrooms. Large menu. Helpful and fast staff. Good food. A bit pricy bit best cerviche we have ever had. Fantastic, comfortable seating. Gorgeous decorating and ambiance! Will be back! Offers 2 for 1 drinks as well as food items around 10$ and above.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I have been to playa Samara three times in the past four years and all at the same time of the year ,I stayed at Locanda two out of those three times and enjoyed myself tremendously,I always knew what to expect and got all that i wanted .The two for one drinks and food was fantastic ,the beds on the...

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Roseville, California
Reviewed 8 April 2016

I called this hotel on Monday and booked a room with a/c for two nights. I showed up on Thursday, and the room was under another name (close enough for being on the phone and for the language barrier), I was notified there are no rooms with a/c, and the price was now twice the rate/night with no a/c. I...

Thank StorkRN1
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Friendly professional staff. Great 2 for one specials for burgers and cocktails. Portions were huge so very shareable. My 3rd time renting an apartment. Has a big balcony with swinging bed. 2 other bedrooms so I could bring friends. No air conditioning just overhead fans so I ended up buying a fan for $30 for the balcony. Tv worked with...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
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
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public 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: RM283 - RM580 (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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