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Giardino Tropicale

#6 of 21 Hotels in Nosara
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Playa Guiones, Nosara 50206, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night during our visit to Nosara, and we loved it. The property is set in a beautiful lush tropical garden, with a pool which we used. Our room at the second level was wonderful and airy, with plentiful natural light and open to a balcony porch where we relaxed in a hammock or having coffee.... More 

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We're so glad you got to enjoy the pool and restaurant here on your short stay! Your room is my favorite for hammock and coffee time! That porch has completed many perfect days over our years! Thanks for noting the parking. We have two separate lots, depending on where your room is located, which offer ample and monitored parking. We... More 

Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast, service fee and A/C are non included + a charge for paying by card. It cost us $300 for 2 nights, a surprising fee for a place we would have been happy to pay $60-70 a night. Worn out rooms, beds dressed with old orange sheets, unfixed toilet seat in bad plastic. The place is close to the main... More 

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MYM357, General Manager at Giardino Tropicale, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we always appreciate guest observations so that we may improve our offerings. Your deluxe room was $110/ night, our regular price listed on the third party booking engine where you made your reservation and exactly what you were charged. If you had made a reservation with us directly, we would have had flexibility on your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Costa Rica for our Honeymoon. Originally, we were renting a condo nearby. However, that didn't scream "romance", so we went to Giardino Tropicale. This place made our honeymoon complete. The grounds are beautiful and clean. With a quickly developing playa guiones, when you're in giardino tropicale, you feel so relaxed and comfortable. Enrique and Spacielle are extremely... More 

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We're overjoyed to have been able to participate in your honeymoon and pleased that our junior suite was available for the occasion! The wrap-around porch overlooking the pool is a fantastic feature for feeling especially relaxed. Thank you for mentioning Enrique's onsite surf school (Playa Guiones Surf School, find him here on Trip Advisor). We are enjoying the benefits of... More 

Burnsville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is awesome. Specialle and Enrique were wonderful hosts. We stayed in the Rancho. Clean, private, and wonderful. Food was amazing. 10 minute walk from the beach. Surf rentals on site. Great!

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Heyburn, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed in the casita and loved it. It's almost a treehouse (: Their Tico desayuno(breakfast) is fantastic made-to-order. Que'rico! Spacail is so helpful and Enrique finds the best fresh coconuts. We cracked one or two each day. Delish!!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The casual and trusting nature that this hotel is run by Special and her team is exactly what we needed after our long drive from Arenal. We were greeted by name and personally escorted to our junior suite. The rooms are kept in excellent condition, especially considering the wear and tear they must face from guests coming back from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Excellent place to stay in Nosara! I was there for 10 days, had a wonderful room (upper floor, mid-canopy level) so could easily see birds, monkeys, and squirrels, and hear the wonderful howler monkeys singing every day. Also had a lovely porch with a big hammock, perfect for reading in the late afternoon/early evening. Best pool, I think, of the... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We vacationed in Nosara for 10 days after having done considerable research into the perfect locale in Costa Rica to fit our needs. Our priority list included; relative seclusion from the typical tourist scene, organic food, great beaches, the convenience to walk everywhere, close proximity to nature, environmentally minded community, and high quality lodging. Nosara and Giardino Tropicale did not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

After booking a Yoga & Surf Retreat in Montezuma for 7 days, I did a lot of looking at hotels in Nosara. Trip Advisor totally lead me to the best place to stay! After reading all the wonderful reviews I was so excited to come to Nosara & stay @ Giardino Tropicale. Plus traveling solo I needed to feel safe... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

For the fourth time, we checked into Giardino Tropicale. In the heat of April, having the best lap pool in town made it the place to be. Bike & surfboard rentals, with lessons by Enrique, is a great new addition, along with Spacialle as the new manager. The layout and friendly staff makes it seem like a stay with extended... More 

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