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Samai Lodge Holistic Living

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Aerial view
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Suite, 1 King Bed | Down comforters, pillowtop beds, individually decorated

Overview of Samai Lodge Holistic Living

Samai Lodge Holistic Living

3.0 star property
Mountain lodge in Manglaralto with spa and outdoor pool
8.0 out of 10 Very good
8.0/10 Very good

17 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
Km 700 E15, Via del Espondylos, Manglaralto, Santa Elena
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Beach towels
  • Children's pool
  • Spa tub
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Childcare
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Jose Joaquin de Olmedo Intl. Airport (GYE) - 179 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Momo Restaurant - 7 min drive
  • La Churrería - 7 min drive
  • Restaurant El Buen Gusto - 7 min drive
  • Mali - Thaï And Sushi Resto Bar - 7 min drive
  • Roadhouse - 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 spa tub. Fellow travelers 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/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in 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 sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms


  • Check-in time from 11:30 AM - 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 onsite 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/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

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

Traveling with children

  • Children stay 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
  • Bicycle tour information
  • Beach nearby
  • Motor boating nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Hot springs nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • 8 meeting rooms


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


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


  • Accessible bathroom (select 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 center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Grab bar in shower
  • Roll-in shower
  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Pool access ramp on site

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk

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)
  • 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 sanitizer.

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


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette 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 elevators.
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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
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 sanitizer, 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 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 check-in 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 onsite includes ecotours and yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the spa 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 onsite restaurant.



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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.
Verified Expedia guest review

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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