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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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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

My group of 4 stayed here this June and had a wonderful time. We all shared a double bed room and it was pretty small. Next time we go, we would probably get 2 rooms. The beach is just a short walk to the beach and it is beautiful! The restaurant at the Guilded Iguana has some of the best... More

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Carlsbad, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We were 200 m. from a surf beach. The restaurant was easy access. The people were always accommodating. The rooms were cleaned daily. The monkeys in the tree in back were so fun to watch. It was a truly enjoyable location. Between two families we had two rooms with A/C. We were there in beginning August and super happy we... More

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

The Gilded Iguana is a very social hotel, with an active bar scene and the rooms are OK - no TV or a/c but a ceiling fan, which I prefer. Only problem is that it's slightly overpriced and if you have a room near the restaurant it can be noisy if you go to bed early.

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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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