Good Life Lodge

Good Life Lodge

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#2 of 10 guest houses in Playa Samara
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport transportation
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Safe
Room types
Non-smoking rooms

Location

100 West 25 Sur, Playa Samara 50205 Costa Rica
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Nicolas wrote a review Dec 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stay at this lodge for 7 nights and I highly recommend this place. The owners are very nice peoples and the lodge set up is wonderful. The room are spacious and everything is brand new. The location is perfect for someone without a car and the beach is just 2 minutes walk.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Martin S wrote a review Oct 2022
Winterthur, Switzerland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our room was beautiful, well decorated and very clean. We enjoyed an excellent breakfast with coffee, tropical fruits and pancakes on the terrasse observing many burds.

The lodge has been built a few years ago and is managed by a friendy, German family.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chad B wrote a review Jul 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a great place! Owners live on premise and were able to answer any questions and direct us to good food! Staff is fantastic! Close to everything, quick walk to the beach and town just far enough away to be quite and peaceful at night! Just book it! I’ve been to samara multiple times and this is a gem! I can’t imagine how they could ever get any complaints!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chris B wrote a review Apr 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you're heading to Samara, staying at Good Life Lodge is a must! Our experience was nothing short of 5 stars. The lodge was immaculate, and the staff were exceptional, making every part of our stay delightful. From thrilling surfing and ATV adventures, fantastic “Butts and Gutts” workouts, to tranquil sunrise jogs and picturesque dinners on the beach—every detail was perfect. In my opinion, the location is ideal, just down the road from the coolest and liveliest part of the beach, full of tourists and locals alike, complete with a restaurant, bar, and volleyball courts. The highlight of our evenings were the sunset margaritas by the beach, followed by the vibrant atmosphere at the International Beach Volleyball tournament and an electrifying late-night beach rave with live DJs. The value for money is fantastic, with top-notch amenities and service that truly exceed expectations. I highly recommend Good Life Lodge for an unforgettable vacation where every expectation is not just met but exceeded. Thanks to the amazing staff for a truly special stay. We can’t wait to return!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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slimdave wrote a review Jun 2023
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Love love love this place. Perfect location close to the beach and town but down a quiet road. The rooms are very comfortable with table and chairs on patio area. There is a communal kitchen with everything you would need to cook if you wanted to and the supermarket is literally round the corner. The owners were so welcoming and helpful and we loved Spencer (the dog). If you stay here you won't be disappointed. Home from home was how we felt staying here.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Grant C wrote a review Mar 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Such a special little hotel to stay at. Small, intimate but with all the amenities to make your stay nice and cozy and comfortable.
A 3 minute walk to the pristine Samara beach and great restaurants, the Good Life Lodge is so central without being in the ‘heart’ of Samara to remain a quiet oasis.
Lovely staff, beautiful setting and simply elegant setting. We loved it!
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Michael D wrote a review Apr 2020
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything was perfect - location for the beach and the town. Accommodation was very modern and comfortable. The family who own the property - Holgar, Natalie and Vivienne (not forgetting the dog, Spencer) were very friendly and caring people. Both the family of the owners who were staying while we were there and the other guests were all very friendly. Thank you for a lovely stay and not forgetting to say the coffee left for us on the terrace in the mornings was very much appreciated.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Jonas B wrote a review Jan 2023
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect location very near the beautiful beach of Samara. A very good breakfast which was served outside every room by the friendly hosts each morning. The garden with all the palm trees was beautiful. There were also a small kitchen in the garden where everybody could cook there own meals if they wanted. We loved this place and can’t wait to get back.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Very popular so you have to book in advance
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Cardine09 wrote a review Dec 2022
Little Rock, Arkansas
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Good Life Lodge is a family owned Lodge in Samara. It is run with love by a happy and helpful family of three. The rooms are large with large bath, in room safe and patio for breakfast and relaxing. They serve a delicious breakfast each morning for a few dollars extra. The fruit is fantastic, as are the scrambled eggs. They were helpful, but unobtrusive which was perfect for our independent family. We loved their dog Spencer who hung out with us while we read on the patio. I would recommend and stay again at Good Life Lodge!!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Short walk to beautiful beach loaded with restaurants and bars
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1Cisco wrote a review Mar 2020
Toronto, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Natalie, Holgar, Vivien and of course Spencer (the dog) will make your visit truly memorable. They are amazing hosts who make you feel right at home. Modern, spotless accommodations. Very close to beach, restaurants and shopping. Fully equipped common kitchen for those who wish to cook. This place is a real gem, we shall definitely return!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: All 6 rooms equally great.
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Marina C wrote a tip May 2024
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rent an ATV for a day! We picked it up from Outback (short walk from hotel) at the reco of the Good Life Lodge staff and it was incredible!"
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Nancy K wrote a tip Feb 2024
Des Moines, Iowa36 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Location is the best - close to the beach, shops, grocery store and restaurants! "
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Jonas B wrote a tip Jan 2023
17 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very popular so you have to book in advance"
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Cardine09 wrote a tip Dec 2022
Little Rock, Arkansas360 contributions153 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Short walk to beautiful beach loaded with restaurants and bars"
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1Cisco wrote a tip Mar 2020
Toronto, Canada19 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All 6 rooms equally great."
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C$130 - C$164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Good Life Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Good Life Lodge?
Nearby attractions include dondeJavitours (0.3 km), Feria de Sámara (0.4 km), and Monkey Point Playa Samara (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Good Life Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Is parking available at Good Life Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Good Life Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sweeties By Celia, Bohemia Café, and Roots Bakery & Cafe.
Does Good Life Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Good Life Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Good Life Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Playa Samara.
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