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Harbor Reef Surf Resort

#7 of 21 Hotels in Nosara
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Del Hotel Cafe De Paris 400 Suroeste y 150 al Este, Nosara, Costa Rica (Formerly Harbor Reef Lodge)
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  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed in a Junior Nosara room. Nothing too fancy, but it suited all of my needs. Staff was friendly and helpful, food was good (especially Taco Tuesday), and I felt safe and welcome the whole time I was there. Wifi worked well throughout the whole resort. The power went out at random times but it quickly came back on... More 

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Jon C, General Manager at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review of Harbor Reef! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for the great comments on our friendly staff and restaurant environment. We look forward to your next return with the family! Until next time, Pura Vida! More 

Delray Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed every thing about the hotel. It's 5 minutes walk to the beach. My room was very clean and the housekeepers were very sweet. Cable TV. I did not turn it on. Great yoga deck and I had a great morning practice one on one with the teacher. I enjoyed the yoga. Staff was super friendly and arranged a... More 

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Jon C, General Manager at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review of Harbor Reef Brad! It was great to meet you and we are really glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We are glad you enjoy the Marbella Suite and our friendly hotel staff. We definitely hope you will return again in the near future with the family. We look forward to the opportunity to... More 

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff here was delightful and so sweet. The included breakfast is fantastic (loads of yummy fruit). We had a termite infestation each night but the staff sprayed as soon as I told them. The location is a five minute walk from Guiones beach and a quick walk from the town. The onsite pool was a perfect cool down each... More 

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Jon C, General Manager at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review of Harbor Reef! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us! We are happy you enjoyed our convenient location to the beach and the town. We hope you will consider us again when your travel plans allow! Pura Vida! More 

Costa Mesa, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the resort last week with my family. The restaurant had good food and the Taco Tuesday was great with inexpensive prices. The location was a very short walk to the surf. Great beach break when the waves are small to medium. With a large swell it did close out for the one large day. 24 hour security... More 

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Jon C, General Manager at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review of Harbor Reef Surf Resort! It was a pleasure serving you during your stay. Thanks for the great words about our signature night, Taco Tuesday! With 1000 colone tacos and 2 for 1 margaritas its hard to go wrong! We do receive our biggest swells from March/April till October - our peak south swell season... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my stay here, the staff were very friendly and accommodating. They have fun things planned a few nights of the week that you can attend, my favourite was taco Tuesday followed by a small bomb on the beach. My time here has been unfortunateable, I wasn't ready to leave after 6 days and so I extended my... More 

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Jon C, General Manager at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review of Harbor Reef Amy! It was a pleasure serving you during your day. Extending your stay for as long as you did definitely says a lot and we are absolutely delighted you decided to continue to stay with us for as long as you did. We hope you will consider Harbor Reef... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Harbor Reef Surf Resort is not the most modern hotel in Guiones. However, the rooms are clean, the pool is peaceful, the grounds are beautiful and the staff is very helpful. The hotel has events during several nights of the week that make the environment very relaxed and family-friendly. Add that to the fact that Harbor Reef is the... More 

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Jon C, General Manager at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review of Harbor Reef! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our close proximity to Playa Guiones and the most consistent surf in the world. Harbor Reef is indeed the closest option to the surf being just a few minute walk thru the jungle. One of the best things about Playa Guiones is that... More 

Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I, with kids 14, 12, and 10, spent four nights at the Harbor Reef. The staff and service were exceptional. The food at restaraunt was excellent. This is not a real fancy place, but very clean and well kept. The grounds are beautiful. Very good value for the price. Be advised...Costa Rica, and especially Nosara, are hot.... More 

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Jon C, General Manager at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review of Harbor Reef! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the kind words about our staff and restaurant! Our goals remain the same - to make sure our guests have the best possible experience while staying in Playa Guiones. We love it here and we love sharing our... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I, along with our two teenaged boys, stayed at the Harbor Reef the last week of July and had a wonderful time. We stayed in the Surf City Suite, which is on the second floor of a building in the back of the property. It was perfect for our family of 4 with 2 air-conditioned bedrooms with... More 

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Jon C, General Manager at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review of Harbor Reef Surf Resort! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us in the Surf City Suite. This suite is one of the most popular in the hotel due to its spaciousness and location. Thank you as well for the kind words about our restaurant food and vibe. Taco Tuesday... More 

Los Altos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My son and I stayed here as part of a package with Safari Surf School and had the Surf City room, which had two double beds separated by a partial wall. There was a mini-fridge, small dining area and a single sink, which was for both the bathroom and the kitchenette. It was about what I expected - fairly clean,... More 

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Jon C, General Manager at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of Harbor Reef Surf Resort! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for the kind words about our friendly staff and our tropical setting in the jungle. You can always ask our staff if you need anything extra such as more towels, soap, extra pillows, etc. We are happy to provide... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The staff was really wonderful . Our room was so run down . From the paint to the bathroom . It was just in poor condition. Our safe in our room was not working . The refrigerator made a odd beep sound every 10 minutes or so . It was a 65 dollar a night place and nothing more.

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Jon C, General Manager at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and the kind words about our friendly staff. We are sorry to hear the room was not what you were hoping for. The Junior Nosara rooms are our most economical option available. We apologize about the safe. The issue was internal which we were able to fix after you reported it the same day -... More 

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