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Giardino Tropicale

Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
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Ranked #4 of 19 hotels in Nosara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
LoriSid Ottawa, Canada
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely visit to Giardino Tropicale. The location is wonderful - like living in the midst of the rainforest. We had howler monkeys in the tree outside our room every morning. The owners are wonderful. There is a great pool immaculately maintained. Breakfast is available and there's a great Italian restaurant on site as well. We had a... More

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San Jose Metro, Costa Rica
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the last 15 years I have been visiting the wonderful Paradise of the Giardino Family and each time I stay I fall in love again and again - not only with the beauty, cleanliness, AMAZING FOOD and organic prestine gardens and rooms but with the warm love and kindness from the owners - Giardino Tropicale is a true tropical... More

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Berkeley, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

3 stays, each time a week, confirmed how comfortable and beautiful it is here. The pool is the best I know of in Nosara, as well as the excellent coffee anytime at no extra cost. The owners are warm and engaging, and very responsible in running a hotel with sustainable principles. The prices are very reasonable for the area, and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stay at Giardino almost every time we go to Playa Guiones in the Nosara area. Marcel and Myriam are the consummate hosts. Myriam is great at finding entertainment in the area for you. Every morning, a simple but filling breakfast is served to order near the pool. Great time to reflect about the rest of the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I don't normally write reviews, but I felt compelled because of the ongoing horrible experience I had with this hotel! I booked a room in advance (for a Monday+Tuesday stay in march) and let them know that I was not willing to give them my credit card number (based on some of the negative reviews I read). The room I... More

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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Such a relaxing spot with beautiful, lush gardens. I stayed here for a week with my 10 yr. old son. The owners were very friendly and helpful with arranging activities. The room was very clean and comfortable. I was very happy we stayed here. The beach is a short walk.

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29 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We recently spent one night here and it was awful. Those writing excellent reviews may travel much differently than we do. For example, there were scratchy bottom sheets on our beds and only one small scratchy odd cover thing. No top sheet. No blanket. Pillows were like balled up gym socks in a pillow case. The towels were all mismatched... More

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Telluride, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I have never stayed at the hotel, but in my search for the best pizza, was directed here. (Closed during off-season; we had to come back a year later!) Guests of the hotel say that it is very nice and it seemed; strolling through, like a summer-camp paradise! Having only dined there, I can say the service is professional, the... More

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Atenas, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

My daughter and I visited Giardino's and fell in love with this lovely place! The landscape with tropical plants and flowers was so lush, and, toward the evening, the lights come on just enough to make this an absolute magical experience! Words just can't describe it! The hosts, Marcel and Myriam are wonderful and welcoming, and we knew we were... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I was traveling alone, from Canada, with my 2 children for the first time. 8 and 11 years old. We stayed for 10 days at Giardino Tropicale and loved it. Myriam and Marcel were so welcoming and kind. We left feeling like family. Everyone associated with the hotel was kind and welcoming. It was very hard to leave. The rooms... More

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Address: Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
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