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Hotel Iguanazul

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Playa Junquillal, Santa Cruz 130-5150, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Another happy accident. We stayed at a neighboring "B&B" the previous night...that did not serve breakfast so we walked down the beach to Hotel Iguanazul and had a delightful breakfast; liked the grounds and when we had to stay over another night for car repairs we checked in here. Upon arrival my spouse tripped and went splat...no serious injury but... More 

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IguanazulHotel, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Iguanazul, responded to this review

Hi "Quackerspices". Thanks so much for your wonderful review of the Hotel Iguanazul. While I'm sorry to hear of your spouses spill, I'm delighted that you were so well cared for and that our excellent staff left such a pleasant impression. We, very much, appreciate your patience with the renos. They are, indeed, coming along nicely and we're always interested... More 

Hartford, CT
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Beautiful view of the ocean. Nice pool with a bridge over it. Nice landscaping. Fairly cordial staff. Limited access to transportation (only uses a few vans that charge per person US $30; 1 hr from airport). Great breakfast, lunch, and lots of tasty natural juices (sour sop, passion fruit, mango, and papaya). I didn't like having a meal and seeing... More 

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IguanazulHotel, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Iguanazul, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We really appreciate any and all feedback. As you know, the hotel has recently changed ownership and we appreciate your patience while we work through the last, remaining re-touches. We're very pleased with the way the hotel has taken shape during our re-design and are always... More 

Armstrong, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Hey are you looking for paradise. If you go south on HWY 21 from Liberia airport and make a right just outside of Santa Cruz then you're almost there. A half hour down this road brings you to the Hotel Iguanazul. My girlfriend and I visited what Frommers refers to as the second best view in all of Costa Rica... More 

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IguanazulHotel, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Iguanazul, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your wonderful review! The views are really quite stunning aren't they? We're really glad to hear you had a great time and are planning on visiting us again in November. Hey, maybe in November you can try surfing?! Just ask the front desk staff to find you the best surf instructor in town and hang 10... More 

Medford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The Iggy has a million dollar view that won't break your budget! I discovered the Iguanazul in 1993 and have been back every year thereafter. There is no better place to see a sun-set than on the cliffs of the Iguanazul. Hence why their Happy Hour is the place to be! Pura Vida.

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IguanazulHotel, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Iguanazul, responded to this review

Hi Rosalie, Thanks so much for your kind words! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay this year and look forward to seeing you again next year! Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We're trying to post photos and menus daily so that you can feel like you're there, even when you're not. Cheers and thanks again,... More 

tamarindo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I'm a business owner in Guanacaste and have lived here since 2003 and was compelled to advise people that this is by far the best getaway for everyone. Set on a palm covered cliff side over looking a open ocean reef, and Playa blanca, a small secluded white sand beach. The rooms are spacious, the restaurant was excellent, and service... More 

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IguanazulHotel, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Iguanazul, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your wonderful recommendation! We're really excited to be a part of the Guanacaste community. Don loves having locals drop in for a drink, an event or just to watch the beautiful sunset. If you haven't already please check out our website, we're always looking for local businesses to reciprocate with. Pura Vida! More 

Glenwood, MD
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Iquanazul hotel in February. We've stayed at this hotel off and on (mostly on) since 1998. I guess it's obvious that we love the place. It is under new ownership now and the new owner, Donny, is very personable and friendly. All the other reviews seemed to cover the new bedding etc. so... More 

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IguanazulHotel, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Iguanazul, responded to this review

We're so glad you love the NEW Hotel Iguanazul! You can always refer to the new website at hoteliguanazul.com and our Facebook and Twitter pages to find out what's going on at the hotel. Can't wait to see you back! More 

Gig Harbor, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We started off by staying at the JW Marriott in Playa Manzita. The hotel was very nice and the staff was outstanding. After a few days we fell upon a small hotel on Playa Blanca beach. The hotel has 25 rooms and has the best beach in Costa Rica and view. The rooms are a little rustic but the bed... More 

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IguanazulHotel, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Iguanazul, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review Staci! We're delighted that you enjoyed our little paradise by the sea and we look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Costa Rica! Pura Vide! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My brother and I had the pleasure of staying at the Hotel Iguanazul for one night during our one week trip to explore Costa Rica. I was not expecting such a beautiful spot directly in the ocean. The pictures were deceiving on there website. The beaches were beautiful and the local kids were out chasing schools of fish in the... More 

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IguanazulHotel, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Iguanazul, responded to this review

Hi Ian, Thanks so much for your review! We're delighted that you had a wonderful time at the Hotel Iguanazul and hope that you'll come back and visit us soon! More 

Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

While I was on vacation in January, we stayed at Hotel Iguanazul. We woke one more to find that a large part of a tree had fallen on top of our car in the hotel parking lot. We didn't notice any damage at that time but on checkout we found two large dents. We promptly let front desk know and... More 

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HotelIguanazul, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Iguanazul, responded to this review

Hi Catherine, I am so sorry to hear that you had a negative experience at the Hotel Iguanazul. I was not informed of your incident and only discovered it upon reading this review. Again, I sincerely apologize. We've just taken over the hotel and are training the staff. This is my fault for not having a process in place to... More 

Clarkston, Washington
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We would not return. Spiders and ants in room, terrible dinner, overpriced, pool dirty, BUT the sunset was beautiful.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!#.

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HotelIguanazul, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Iguanazul, responded to this review

Hi Linda, I'm so sorry to hear that you had a negative experience at the Hotel Iguanazul. I apologize. We're just in the process of re-training all of the staff and I suspect that the process of doing so is not yet complete. Can you please email me with the details? I'd like to bring it to the attention of... More 

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