Ratings based on 39 Verified Reviews
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
Cold ReceptionPosted Apr 18, 2017 on Hotels
My wife and I used this retreat as a home base for 3 days for exploring the local area. We stayed in the "monkey house" which wax extremely basic. The rooms where small and hot and the monkey house had a shared bathroom which was worse than many bathrooms i've seen at campgrounds. If you stay here id recommend booking your own cabin and not taking the shared bathrooms. We were never told about the gate at the main road being locked and when we came back from having dinner in the local town we we're locked out. We panicked as we thought we had no place to stay for the night. We honked and eventually someone came out of the house by the gate and unlocked it for us but as they spoke no english we had no way to ask how the process should of worked. The next morning someone explained to us that if you're out in the evening to you need to ask for the gate key (never explained to us when we checked in) and when we asked what time the gate closed we were told "whenever we're done dinner".... When asked if we would be joining the morning yoga class we said we were going to the beach in town and from that point forward no a single person acknowledged we were even there. None of the staff or the guests even spoke to us over having breakfast in the main area for 3 days. I wouldn't recommend staying here unless you are specifically coming for a yoga retreat and paying the extra amount for your own cabin.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Boulder, CO
A Beautiful and Peaceful RetreatPosted Feb 8, 2017
After an arduous journey, this was an oasis in the jungle. Excellent service from all the staff, and a killer massage therapist.
by A verified traveler from California
Terrible room with misleading photosPosted Aug 19, 2016
Cons: Staff could be improved, cleanliness could be improved, and security
My friend and I had booked our room online for three nights thinking this place was going to be such an amazing retreat; it was the complete opposite. The two single beds, not the queen we booked, was given to us, the screen had holes in it allowing for bugs to get in, the front window lock was broken so anybody could easily climb through our window. Asked the employees for a new room, they couldn't do it. Asked them to fix the screen (told us someone would come the next day) AND THEY NEVER CAME. Ceiling fan in description...where was the ceiling fan??? Cockroaches in the toaster during the dinner that we paid for and bugs all over the free breakfast. I would never ever recommend this place to anybody and wish I could take back the time and money given to this establishment
by David from Colorado
Posted Aug 18, 2016 on Hotels
Not as the website shows in some regards as the rooms and buildings other then the main one are in somewhat disrepair, beds lumpy & uncomfortable and the road up quite rough as most are in more remote locations in Costa Rica- be sure to drive a 4wd to/from and have limited expectations of comfort beyond a roof over your head and screens from the bugs. Otherwise a very Zen place that does have its benefits if you are seeking solitude and quite meditation in the meditation building.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted May 3, 2016 on Orbitz
If you are looking for a hotel where you can clear your mind, indulge in healthy eating and have connect with new people through meaningful conversations and similar interest, then Samasati is the place for you!! Also, highly recommend taking a yoga class; you haven't done yoga until you've done yoga in the rainforest with the sound of nature and howler monkeys in the background
by A verified traveler
Posted Apr 3, 2016 on Hotels
by Alvaro from Las Vegas
5 stars experience.Posted Mar 6, 2016 on Hotels
There is none 5 stars Hotel in the province of Limon, but if you are looking for one, this is the closes you can get. The cabins or casitas, are totally independent from one to another. Privacy is total. The staff was extremely helpful and always ready to help with any needs, from arranging a tour or other transportation. The Hotel offer only a vegetarian menu, but if you want some fish or chicken you can order it for a few extra dollars and they will have it ready for you the next day. I am not a vegetarian but the food was so fresh and tasty that I really enjoyed it. The best part of this Hotel is the peace and tranquility that you will find and the feeling of been in the middle of the jungle. A unique experience like in no other place. I will recommend it to anyone and I will definitely comeback again.
by A verified traveler
Posted Dec 31, 2015 on Hotels
The location on this retreat is amazing! We stayed in a casita, which was basically a private cabin - complete with hammock and porch - off isolated bt ourselves. The staff was super helpful about making sure we got to and from our tours (you have to take a 4 ×4 to and from the resort, as it is so rustic and remote). It is definitely a rustic retreat - reclaimed water showers and no A/C, but that was part of the charm for us. Very romantic to hear the sounds of the rainforest on your "patio" under a full moon for Christmas. The only suggestion we'd give is that the food was somewhat underwhelming. There were some missed opportunities with the vegetarian food - like putting mushrooms in spaghetti sauce to make it have more depth of flavor, etc. Not a huge deal, but veggie food sometimes gets defaulted into "overly plain," and for the veggie among us, just upping that would make it a full 5-star experience. Even so, definitely a retreat we'll remember happily for a long time.
by A verified traveler
Not what we expected.Posted Dec 27, 2015
Expedia kind of miss led us with this hotel. We apparently booked a "dorm room" two single beds in a tiny room, with a shared bathroom. For the price this was not expected at all! I'd consider this camping. Lots of bugs and cob webs under my bed. The screens had major holes allowing bugs to come in. Hotel staff however was awesome! So helpful and accommodating. Breakfast was also very good. Just not what we expected. The photos were very misleading.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Knoxville
Beautiful Retreat that allows you to be in nature.Posted Aug 2, 2015
Pros: It was away from busy life. It allows you to detach and relax and choose when you engage with activities. The staff were very friendly as well.
Cons: They need to fix the seatbelts on the 4x4 transport vehicles :)
Location: It is located up a mountain, about a 20 minute drive from Puerto Viejo where many tours can be booked for activities or Cahuita National Forest
We needed a getaway that was near the sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica. This was the perfect place for us. If you want a resort, this is not for you. But if you want a magical retreat where you can be part of nature and be surrounded by friendly staff who will guide you to local adventures, then this is your place. We had our own bungalow with a porch looking out over the valley to the ocean. You could see parrots and toucans from our porch, and although we are not vegetarians, the chef made excellent vegetarian cuisines that everyone would love. I even talked my husband into yoga and it was so perfect when it rained and the animals chirped during yoga. I would recommend this place to all nature lovers.