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Hotel Iguanazul

3.0 of 5 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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Gig Harbor, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The new owners have transformed this boutique hotel into the spot to be. The expat community congregate daily to enjoy one of the best sunsets in the world. The sun disappears into the Pacific directly in front of the hotel. Look at the website or Google Iguanazul sunsets to get a sneak peak of what you'll see. Once you experience... More 

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The new owner of the Hotel has done an excellent job of sprucing the place up in a short time. He said there is more to come. Stayed there for the last two nights with a room overlooking the ocean. Brand new beds and linens, very clean. The restaurant menu was inventive, taking advantage of the great local foods available.... More 

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We have wonderful memories from this great place! We stayed here twice over a year ago but are in the area right now, in Playa Negra. We drove over to see Iguanazul, 2 days ago. There's a new owner that's really dolling the place up with improvements. We love the location, service and food. The Mango Margaritas are to die... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

From the time of check-in this place was a disaster. The first room they had us in the air conditioner was not working, the second one we walked into the toilet was over-flowing (without even using it!). Not to mention the ants that we're crawling everywhere! Even on the pillows! When notifying the front desk they said "oh they're just... More 

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Southern Shores, North Carolina
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Hotel overlooks the Pacific Ocean with beautiful views. Restaurant has excellent food and a well stocked bar. Service is great. One downside is several expats and the owner hang out in the bar daily,drinking and are often loud and rude.

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San Diego, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

The food was great, good attention and service. I love the view its magical! The manager really went out of his way to make us feel welcomed and gave us advice on fun activities to plan on our visit. I will definitely be coming back..

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Address: Playa Junquillal, Santa Cruz 130-5150, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Iguanazul 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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