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Samai Lodge Holistic Living

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Suite, 1 King Bed | Down duvets, pillow-top beds, individually decorated

Overview of Samai Lodge Holistic Living

Samai Lodge Holistic Living

3-star property
Mountain lodge in Manglaralto with spa and outdoor pool

8.0/10 Very good

17 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
Km 700 E15, Via del Espondylos, Manglaralto, Santa Elena

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Roadhouse Restaurant And Hostel - 7 min drive
  • Rasimar - 7 min drive
  • La Churreria - 7 min drive
  • Spondylus - 7 min drive
  • Cabaña Comedor Lolita - 7 min drive

About this property

Samai Lodge Holistic Living

A great choice for a stay in Manglaralto, Samai Lodge Holistic Living features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 80 per vehicle. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe and visit the spa to be pampered with massages, facials or body treatments. Other highlights include an outdoor pool, a bar/lounge and a hot tub. Fellow travellers like the location.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms


  • Check-in time from 11:30 AM until 8:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 12:30 PM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • Supervised childcare*


  • Pets allowed (1 per room)*
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle within 80.00 km*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs
  • Private dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's pool
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's games
  • Art supplies
  • Children's books
  • Musical instruments

What to do

  • Yoga classes
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Bike tour information
  • Beach nearby
  • Motor boating nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Hot springs nearby
  • Whale watching nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • 8 meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach towels


  • 9 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2002
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Hot tub


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Grab bar in shower
  • Roll-in shower
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Pool access ramp on site


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the lodge's full-service spa. Services include facials and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a spa tub.

The spa is open daily. Children under 7 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • All citizens of Ecuador will be charged the national value-added tax (12%) upon checkout. Non-residents on a tourist visa will not be required to pay this tax. The tax exemption does not apply for stays over 90 days.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 80 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge


  • Pet deposit: USD 5 per stay
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 5 per pet, per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa, and guests under 7 years old are only allowed with adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Samai Ocean Lodge Spa Montanita
Samai Ocean Lodge Spa
Samai Ocean Spa Montanita
Samai Ocean Lodge Spa Manglaralto
Samai Ocean Lodge Spa Comuna San Jose
Samai Ocean Spa Comuna San Jose
Samai Ocean Spa Manglaralto
Samai Ocean Spa
Samai Holistic Living
Samai Ocean Lodge Spa
Samai Lodge Holistic Living Lodge
Samai Lodge Holistic Living Manglaralto
Samai Lodge Holistic Living Lodge Manglaralto

Frequently asked questions

Does Samai Lodge Holistic Living offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Samai Lodge Holistic Living does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Samai Lodge Holistic Living?
As of 29 January 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Samai Lodge Holistic Living on 30 January 2023 start from NZ$315, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Samai Lodge Holistic Living?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Samai Lodge Holistic Living?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Samai Lodge Holistic Living?
Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room. There's a charge of USD 5 per pet, per night, and there's also a deposit of USD 5 per stay.
Is parking offered on site at Samai Lodge Holistic Living?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Samai Lodge Holistic Living?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 80 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Samai Lodge Holistic Living?
You can check in from 11:30 AM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 12:30 PM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Samai Lodge Holistic Living and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation on-site includes ecotours and yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the hot tub. Samai Lodge Holistic Living also has an outdoor pool and spa services, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Samai Lodge Holistic Living?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Roadhouse Restaurant And Hostel (3.2 mi), Rasimar (3.3 mi) and La Churreria (3.4 mi).



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Property conditions & facilities


4/10 Fair

Hostel quality resort pricing. The images present much better than the reality and pricing is not justified.
2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Mountain Top Retreat
Beautiful, natural area on top of a hill with view of the ocean and sunset. Fresh meals cooked daily, worth the wait. Owners Ed and Tania were friendly and helpful. Spacious room with king size bed. Nice getaway!
Byrdene, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Delightful stay. This is a little piece of heaven in the cold Equatorial forest. A peaceful place sorrounded by trees and hills. The sounds of the jungle at night were fantastic. Our meal at the hot tub by the end of the day was the best reward after almost a 3-hour drive from Guayaquil. Tania, the owner, was permanently available and interested in our comfort. Thank yoy, Tania! We missed not staying longer. It is evident that there is lot of effort and care in mantaining this eco-lodge charming as it was.
Enzo, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fabulous spot
This is a beautiful hotel in a serene location away from the traffic. The owners are very kind and knowledgeable. Food was great too. We had our own cabin overlooking the valley and sea. It is about a ten minute walk to the beach.
2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Mixed Reaction
Perched on a hill overlooking both beach and rain forest, the Lodge's setting was striking. Some side trips advertised were "not available" and the staff appeared rudderless with the owners off-site for the weekend. However, the staff was very friendly. The food was only so-so and service was slow.
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8/10 Very good

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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful setting even more excellent are the host
Great. beach and jungle setting. Tranquil with incredible views. A b love trees a with great flora and fauna. Great hosts.
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10/10 Exceptional

Relax and Enjoy Nature
My husband and I can't wait to return. The owners Ed and Tania are great and inspiring people. There is no need for TV so just unwind and connect with nature.You will truly be able to relax.I'd highĺy suggest to rent a car and explore nearby beaches. We ate in Montanita at Rocios and Marea. You can surf, take nature walks and do kayak. Do not expect to watch TV. You can rely on good wifi and surf the web without a problem.
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6/10 Good

Un hotel mas
En general bien, aunque no hay agua caliente en la habitación y el aire acondicionado no funcionaba bien hacia calor en la habitación.
Carlos, 1-night trip
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