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Sunset Shack Hotel

3.0 of 5
Playa Guiones, Nosara 50206, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed our stay at sunset shack, the staff (especially Norbert!) were always so helpful and friendly :) He really went out of his way to make it a great stay for us even when they accidentally double booked our first night. We barely even noticed as they were so accommodating and arranged for another room for us without any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Sunset Shack for a week in March 2015. The location is perfect for those that want to walk to everything - the beach, yoga, restaurants, shops. Although the hotel is so close to everything, the rooms are tucked away behind the restaurant and pool and are private, quiet and clean. The rooms are clean, comfortable and... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My wife and I brought our 2 year old son to Playa Guiones and stayed for 10 days at the Sunset Shack. The staff gets 5 stars for sure...they were absolutely wonderful. The rooms are priced well, and though in need of some upgrades, are kept quite clean. The restaurant on-site provides a great breakfast included with the room. The... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Clean and comfortable. Some rooms are older. Close to beach but not as nice as website looks. Staff friendly. Breakfast included but no cushions on pool chairs? Decent place. Bazzar shop at hotel is awesome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This was the very first place we are when we arrived - we got in late Sunday night. It was quiet but open - one of the only places at 7:30pm local time, so we gave it a shot. The tacos were so fresh the salpicon (fish) and braised short ribs were succulent and flavorful. The small green salad accompanying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My wife and I stayed here and loved it. The staff is super friendly and very helpful. They are very quick to respond to any questions via email. They helped us set up tours and rides and told us where the best values were. Amazing food at the restaurant. Only a few minute walk to the beach that has amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Loved it! I had the pork carnitas with chips and it was great. Also got an appetizer to start, Yucca sticks with some type of dip that was tasty. The staff was friendly and gave me some insight to some local surf spots. That's a big deal when you are a Tejano gringo and the locals welcome you like that.... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I spent 2 weeks in the dorm with 5 fellow pilates teachers in training. The room was extremely affordable and had all the basics I needed, towels, cleaning bedding, AC, fridge, lockers and free wifi. The only complaint I had was that the room was dark even with all the lights on. Additional lights would have been great. The front... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Mid-trip we switched hotels in Nosara to The Sunset Shack. This place is small, adorable, very clean, has many necessary amenities, and has a good staff. The attached restaurant (Al Chile is fantastic). We stayed in the private deluxe room. I recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to be close to the beach and centrally located near playa guiones... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had the absolute pleasure of living at The Sunset Shack for 5 weeks while we enjoyed the treasures of Playa Guiones. The Sunset provides clean, tidy, air conditioned rooms, nestled in its own little oasis 2 mins walk to the beach, and also has a lovely pool, restaurant and bar area where you can enjoy the company of other... More 

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Sunset S, Manager at Sunset Shack Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Lisa and Paul! It was an absolute pleasure to have you guys as guests at the Sunset Shack :). Hope you guys are having a blast in the South but we miss you! It was wonderful to spend many weeks with you guys and we hope to see you back here very soon! Such a beautiful wonderful couple thank... More 

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