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Giardino Tropicale

#5 of 21 Hotels in Nosara
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Playa Guiones, Nosara, 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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New York, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having JUST returned from Costa Rica and still reeling through our stay at Gioradano Tropicale, I wanted to leave a note and keep it simple for future travelers on the hunt for a place to stay. First and foremost our time at Giordano Tropicale was amazing! Notes: - The property is great, surrounded by trees and wildlife you feel like... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I can't say enough about Giardino Trapicale. It is amazing, and a breath of fresh air. If you want to feel like you are in Hawaii at a 5 star resort, this is not your place, but neither is Nosara. The roads are rough, but look at it as an adventure - you four-wheel to lunch! The is getting back... More 

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Northern Cal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family stayed here for a week in March/April 2015. The caretakers were friendly, and always available to answer questions about places to eat, things to do, directions, etc. Our room was clean and comfortable, but very small for 4 people (Room C). The hotel grounds were pretty, well maintained and private, but I would point out that this hotel... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my second year in a row visiting the Tropicale and hard to believe that it was even better than the last time. Our stay was wonderful. This year we had the pleasure of having Spacialle and Enrique as our guides. Wow are they great. Spacialle was awesome. When I needed something she magically had it, from homemade goodies,... More 

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

Thank you so much for your nice words, Rod! Those kinds of observations definitely motivate us to continue sharing and serving in the complete way we do! We definitely strive to make it feel like everyone's home here! And thanks for sharing about our surf school's offerings, it's true, we have a new building full of rentable surfboards and bicycles... More 

New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is a little hidden gem. While the hotel is simple and clean, what makes it really special is the people who run it. Incredible Customer service with the Costa Rican smile on is simply woven in the fiber of this dedicated staff . I promise that you will come back with sunshine in your heart !

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

Thank you for noticing our dedicated staff, Naheima! Their happy work vibe and our personalized customer service is a source of pride here at Giardino Tropicale. How sweet to think we send people with sunshine in their hearts! Offering up more for your next trip, come back soon! More 

California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Guardino Tropicale is a colorful, charming place to stay. It is in a great location for walking around the town of Nosara and discovering it's beauty. Thank you Spacialle and Enrique for making my stay at your hotel a lovely and relaxing one. Your homemade chocolates are the best!!!

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

Thank you so much for stopping in and staying with us! We loved your visit and appreciate your taking the time to share your observations here. Many people enjoy that they can easily walk or bike to all they wish to see here in Playa Guiones from the hotel. Our location is very central. Homemade chocolates and more are always... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Giardino Tropicale is not your typical beach hotel. It's a little old world, very tropical feel with rooms that feel more like bungalows. Very, very clean, comfy beds, nice, updated bathrooms, very good breakfast offerings including swiss yogurt made at the hotel, very helpful managers, excellent service all around, a real family feel to it. The only drawbacks were that... More 

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MYM357, Manager at Giardino Tropicale, responded to this review

Hi Mike! Thanks so much for sharing your observations, and for bringing up the yogurt! One of Marcel's traditions brought in from Switzerland, we always have a freshly made batch of yogurt, just 6 individual jars each batch. We are working on our mid-day snack offerings, and hoping to have lunch service by your next trip. We're glad that part... More 

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Giardino Tropicale has just the right easy going vibe that this weary traveler was seeking: great coffee available all day at no charge, wonderful breakfast options, phenomenally yummy chocolates (for purchase) and baked goodies made by Spacialle, the hotel manager, a fridge stocked with delicious healthy drinks (for purchase), rooms that are comfy, clean and spacious with an adjoining outdoor... More 

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MYM357, Manager at Giardino Tropicale, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and for book-ending your trip with us! We are so delighted that Enrique got you into the water and added surf stoke to your life! Warning: you will now see all beaches through the eyes of a surfer, checking the waves. And thank you for your compliments on the sweets and food! Working... More 

Silver City, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel and destination were not a good match. My husband and I are not surfers and we are on the older side. Most people here were young and were surfers. But putting that aside, the room was okay. Not fancy but clean and comfortable. The a/c was nice. about a 10 minute walk to the beach. We probably would... More 

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MYM357, Manager at Giardino Tropicale, responded to this review

We think you fit in wonderfully here! There was a group of surfers the same time you were staying with us and a bit of bustle around the morning surf session, but we do hope you found some peace and calm among our jungle surroundings, at least on your private patio. For a little fancier surroundings we do have deluxe... More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're a surfer -- and we aren't-- this is a perfect place. Instead we were there for a destination wedding. The setting of the hotel is exquisite, the rooms excellent and the staff exemplary and helpful. All of which made our visit very comfortable, particularly when the staff helped solve the little kinks that arose in our plans.

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MYM357, Manager at Giardino Tropicale, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind observations! We are grateful you happened upon us and hope you'll be back for longer next time! It is our pleasure to make sure your travels go as smoothly as possible. Nosara is a well-known surf destination and with our onsite surf school we do have many surfers around, however even if there... More 

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