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Gilded Iguana Hotel

Playa Guiones, Nosara 5233, Costa Rica
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Ranked #9 of 18 hotels in Nosara
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Malmuck Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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Rating summary
  • 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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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 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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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This is a very cool a nice hotel/restaurang 5 minutes by foot from the surf beach in Playa Guiones. We stayed here with twi Children (8 and 11 yrs) and they loved both the pool and the food. The price was also affordable, eventhough peak season. We also appreciated the environmental friendly approach. We will come back!

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here after booking by phone the day before. Our first night was spent in a room above the bar area - the room was huge for the two of us but was the only one available so we decided to take it. Unfortunately if you stay above the bar you can hear noise all night... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We stayed in the non-AC rooms and with plenty of breeze there's really no worry about it being too warm. The service here was top notch. Better yet, the proximity to the beach and other bars/restaurants makes this a great place to stay on budget. We opted to eat mostly at other places to explore the area, and we found... More

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

My boyfriend and I went on a spur of the moment beach trip throughout Guanacaste and the Gilded Iguana Hotel was definitely one of our favorite spots! It is a great budget price, you get so much at such a great price. We love Playa Guiones and this hotel will be our go-to for our future visits. The location is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Very nice set up in the quieter more laid back north end up Guiones. Food is top notch and seems to be very well thought out to incorporate both local and international fare. Rooms are comfortable with options close to restaurant or away from the hive. Would recommend for anyone from the solo surfer to family groups looking to stay... More

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Venice, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Overall this is a great spot if you're looking for what I was recently... Short walk to beach / surf Clean, open, light filled rooms (w/ fans) Stocked with soap, shampoos, and cleaned daily. Nice helpful managment and staff Bar / resturaunt is a popular local hang with live music twice a week and good food.

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Keystone Heights, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

What a fun place to have Sunday brunch! The kids loved the pancakes and running in the garden. The parents were overjoyed with the Eggs Benny and the best Bloody Caesars outside if Canada. The staff were amazing and gave us great ideas of places to see around Nosara and surrounding beach towns. It was nice to see a lot... More

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Additional Information about Gilded Iguana Hotel

Address: Playa Guiones, Nosara 5233, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 18 hotels in Nosara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A landmark at the beaches of Nosara, Costa Rica, The Gilded Iguana Hotel brings casual relaxation, comfort and excellent service to the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. One of the most famous and well loved vacation destination hotels in Nosara for surfers, expats, families and adventure holidayers. ... more   less 
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