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Gilded Iguana Hotel

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Playa Guiones, Nosara 5233, Costa Rica
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Gilded Iguana Hotel
Ranked #9 of 20 Hotels in Nosara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tacoma, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My partner and I have stayed at the Iguana numerous times over the past few years. The rooms are clean, comfortable and provide all you need for a low key stay near the beach. (Don't expect tv in the room, you really don't need it). Housekeeping staff are lovely, trustworthy and clean the rooms daily. A/c rooms are definitely quieter... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stayed here for two nights. Rooms are spacious and clean. The rooms above the restaurant are huge! but not so quiet. The rooms on the ground behind the pool are not as big, but much quieter. Restaurant is convenient and food is decent, if not inspired. Drinks (including batidos/naturales) are yummy. The grounds were very clean, and everyone was... More

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Linden, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I stayed here for a full week the third week of May. My friend and I stayed in an AC double room, the first one behind the pool. I thought it was clean, quiet, safe and overall a great value. The restaurant/bar was also very good (try a "Tropical Storm") and one of the things I liked the most was... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Good lower-cost place to stay while surfing in Nosara. The restaurant is delicious throughout the day, and the pool is great for relaxing. Location works well, both a short walk from the beach as well as close to a market, surf shops, and several other good restaurants. We chose one of the inexpensive non-AC rooms, it was perfect for our... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My family has stayed here over the years because the folks are friendly and helpful; the location is fantastic; the food is tasty; and the overall value is great. We have only stayed in the AC rooms and plan to return when we head back to Costa Rica.

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Huntington Station, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This is a great place that is centrally located to happening part of town. Easy walk to food market and bank. Bring water and take the jungle path. straight walk to the beach to surf the north end to paddle down to the palm tree. Great food.

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The Gilded Iguana is an adorable little hotel, and we thoroughly enjoyed the 3 nights we stayed there. It looks even better in person than it does on the website! Our room was cozy, clean, and perfect for us. It was such a friendly atmosphere - Joellen and her staff really seem to do their best to make everyone feel... More

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We stayed in an AC room It was nice no problems really aside from our fridge being unplugged while we were gone for the day.. but they do try to conserve as much energy here as possible eco friendly aka.. turn off your fan, ac, and lights when you leave or the room service will while youre gone.. They have... More

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Granada, Nicaragua
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My fiancee and I stayed at the Gilded Iguana for one night. The rooms were decent, and our room had AC. There's a pool and a smoothie bar at the hotel, as well as a restaurant. There's live music there twice per week (Tues and Fri, I think); we weren't there for the live music, but I imagine that it... More

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GildedIguanaNosara, Owner at Gilded Iguana Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review our hotel, we appreciate everyone's opinions and can only improve ourselves if we listen to what people have to say. I'm finding it difficult though to understand the rating you gave us given your comments. You describe the amenities we offer, and make a speculative comment on our music nights that you were... More

Brooklyn, New York, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The Iguana is at the center of all the 'action' in Nosara. I go with a group of 6 friends and we rent one of the suites above the bar/restaurant. It's a great value, I believe for a week we each end up paying $50-75 each in the fall season. The food is what you'd expect, and everything is fresh... More

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Address: Playa Guiones, Nosara 5233, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12

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