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KayaSol Surf Hotel

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100 M Norte Hotel Guilded Iguana, Nosara, Costa Rica
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South Portland, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My 4th time to KayaSol - it fits my need for reasonable prices, great surf, good service from staff. Susie, the manager knows the importance of good service as do the staff. They continually are checking in to see how things are going, thanking guest for staying and seeing what needs we have. Diana and Melania were did a great... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in a private room with a/c kitchen and small living/dining area, upstairs, the view was great with just all what we need to make our stay great!, the front desk was super helpfull and the food simply delisious, the hotel is good priced in a good locations, the waves were amazing! I wuold love to comeback and stay... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at KayaSol for 2 nights and everything was great. We got the studio apt w private bathroom and it included a fridge and safe for your valuables. The studio was clean, comfortable, and the bathroom updated. The hotel has its own path to Guiones beach which is really nice. The hotel is in Guiones North, very central to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here three nights at the start of a trip around Costa Rica. It is in a great location in nosara - close to restaurants and near the beach. We picked it as one of the cheaper options but I got the feeling others may have been better value - the gilded iguana was across the road and I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 8 days. Nosara in general is an expensive area which impacts the cost of everything including accommodation. KayaSol is one of the less expensive on Guioness beach. The grounds and pool area are quite lovely. The staff are very helpful especially Susy whose English is excellent. The location is a 5 to 10 minute walk to... More 

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Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Reunion Island
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

The only reason you should go there if it's you're a 20ish surfer who doesn't care about comfort or privacy. I've tested 2 different rooms and I went from bad to worse. 83$ for the first one and 75$ for the second one without actually. I had to insist and ask twice for my room to be cleaned the first... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

First, let me say that we did not stay in other hotels in this area so I lack any way of comparing the KayaSol to other places. What I do know is the area is quite expensive: we are paying $85US a night (plus tax) for a non-AC, two room unit with a kitchenette. The fridge barely works and the... More 

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Davenport, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We really loved this hotel. The front desk and restaurant staff were very friendly and helpful. You could walk anywhere in Playa Guiones from the hotel. We enjoyed seeing iguanas and monkeys from our room. We were disappointed that during the week that we stayed at the hotel our room was only cleaned once. We thought that since it was... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

KayaSol is like a home for us. We love it. We traveled hear as a family and had the most amazing experience. My family consisted of my 61 year old mom, my 7 year old and 13 year old daughters, my boyfriend and I. We all loved this hotel. Everyone at the hotel welcomed us. The staff was amazing. The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

The hotel is in a good location only minutes walk from shops, restaurants & the beach. We stayed in their hostel-like dorm. I believe they have 2 available. Our one had 5 beds available which luckily we shared with lovely people which saved the experience. The cleanliness of the room wasn't great. The bathroom was even worse. Really grubby, rubbish... More 

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