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Gilded Iguana Hotel

Playa Guiones, Nosara 5233, Costa Rica
Gilded Iguana Hotel
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gilded Iguana is simple but was perfect for us. One of the closest options to the beach, and on a quiet street. We will definitely recommend to friends. Loved the open air feel - waking up to birds & monkeys every morning. We saw several places that looked more modern, but we would definitely come back here because of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were not staying here however ate dinner and breakfast here over the course of our stay in Nosara. We visited this place towards the end of our stay in Costa Rica and by that stage I had my fill of rice, beans and plantains so I went for the hamburger and fries which really hit the spot. For breakfast... More 

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Roanoke, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not stay here but ate dinner and lunch at the restaurant. The prices were good. Pay with your debit card and you will get a better exchange rate than you do if you pay in dollars. Food was fresh. Desserts were delightful. And they had choices for picky kids. Don't be in a hurry - they are on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I spend 4 days in this hotel, 1 room for 2 near to the restaurant, and it was a nice experience. It's like 5 min away from a gas station and a bank, near to Guiones beach and 5 km away of Playa Pelada. The room was average, no AC but fans were alright, refrigerator, friendly environment, clean facilities. If... More 

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Los Osos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I booked this small old hotel for a few days before a retreat at a more posh resort and I'm so glad I did! My room, number 2, was behind the restaurant, and since I ate all my meals here, it was perfect. Not lavish, no air conditioning, but the fans were just right. Low key, kicked back staff made... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I stayed 5 days in the non-AC rooms which are quite spacious and clean. The people are friendly. The hotel is in front of a great surf school and 200m from the amazing Guiones beach break. Breakfast starts later than in other places (7h30) so I never tried and always went somewhere else (time is different there, you will see!).... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This was a great experience and exactly what we wanted. Perfect location near the beach and great hotel service. Didn't find the reception to be that warm or informative. Restaurants/bars are pricey but that was expected at the beach. The room was without AC but the fan was great. It was noisy at times but mostly okay! The live music... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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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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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
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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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