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Harbor Reef Surf Resort

#6 of 21 Hotels in Nosara
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Harbor Reef Surf Resort
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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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80 reviews 80 reviews
25 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our stay at Harbor Reef. Our room was exactly what I had anticipated - clean, comfortable, and everything in working order. We had the Mirabella Suite, which is immediately across from the pool bar and underneath the yoga studio. This place seems to have great security - which is important in Nosara. There is a guard who notes... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reef Hotel was great! There was a cleaner, a cook, and even a pool cleaner! You had private pool along with the beach conveniently located 2 minutes walking from the hotel. Everyone was super nice there and the jewelry was amazing!!! This is a MUST for a vacation home.

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

Thanks so much for your review of Harbor Reef! We are delighted you enjoyed our grounds, amenities and the short walk to Playa Guiones! We've definitely got everything you need for your vacation to Nosara! We hope you will consider us again when your travel plans allow. Until next time, Pura Vida! More 

Middletown, NJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, we stayed at Harbor Reef in April, at the very tail end of the dry season. As I give this review, as with any review, I am giving it in context of the surrounding area, and what else you may encounter. So, understand that Nosara is almost at the end of the road. Actually, there aren't really any good... 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 detailed review of Harbor Reef and the surrounding area. It's always nice to read about our area in detail from a first time visitor. Sorry you couldn't join us in July but we were delighted to be able to have you as our guests in early April. I see you joined us Easter... More 

River Vale, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved Harbor Reef for the great scene at the bar and restaurant (the pool bar is perfect). Staff were excellent and helpful and food and drink are great. Rooms are spare but all you need. Maybe a few less ants in the bathroom would have been nice... Great stay!

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

Thank you very much for your great review of our hotel! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We are happy you enjoyed our fun vibe in the restaurant and bar! We are constantly working on making the Reef the best spot in town to hang and enjoy some food and cold beverages. Sorry if you had some... More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Harbor Reef is amazing! Clean, comfortable and accomodating with friendly and helpful staff. I loved the pool bar, where my favourite bartender, Carlos, not only made the most heavenly mango margarita, but was also very knowledgeable about the area and local attractions. I would most certainly recommend Harbor Reef to anyone travelling to Nosara!

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

Thank you much for your great review of our hotel! We really appreciate the kind words about our staff - we are lucky to have such a great team here at Harbor Reef! Our goals remain the same - to ensure our guests leave here feeling refreshed and excited to return to Guiones and Harbor Reef. Thank so much for... More 

Evanston, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff is warm and wonderful. The location was tremendous. The connection with wildlife was appealing. In short, the Harbor Reef has much to offer. Would I stay there again? Yes. But, I would request a different room. Our room accommodated our family well but was by a noisy bar area. The bar didn't "rage" all night; but, it was... 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 really appreciate you taking the time to post in this forum for others to read. For your next visit please tell us of your needs and we will be happy to accommodate you in a room that it is best for your needs. With 23 rooms and 6... More 

Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed at Harbor Reef a half-dozen times or so in the past five years and its been great every time. This last was no exception. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms and facilities are well maintained. The location is great - I love walking the jungle trail to the beach with my surfboard.

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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! It's always great to get feedback from a longtime guest such as yourself! We really appreciate you choosing Harbor Reef year after year. We are honored that we are your favorite hotel in town. Thanks again for the great feedback and we hope to continue to serve you for years... More 

Sebastian
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been coming to this place for 10+ years now. They have been around in Nosara for at least that long - and are NOT one of the new pop up new restaurants. On top of the food, they have one of the best pool bars, maybe the only true one, in the area. The bartenders are top notch... 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 really appreciate you taking the time to write in this forum for others to read. It's always great to hear from a repeat guest to Harbor Reef and a frequent traveler like yourself. Having been around a bit you get to see a wide variety of hotels, restaurants... More 

San Diego, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Ever since I started traveling to Costa Rica, I make sure to spend at least a few nights at the Harbor Reef. Their staff is accommodating, the restaurant is delicious (complete with a swim up pool bar), and the rooms are comfortable. The Bombard family has been in Nosara for years and are very involved in the community. Make sure... 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 our resort! Its always nice to hear from a return guest. We are happy you were able to enjoy Taco Tuesday and the beach bonfire after, its definitely become quite the event here at the hotel. We hope you will continue to stop by for a visit whenever you return to... More 

San Diego, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

On our 2nd trip to Nosara we stayed at this hotel for 2 weeks with our two young daughters. Having a restaurant on site is really convenient. The staff here is friendly and courteous. From a friendly and helpful front desk to our energetic and adventurous bartenders we really enjoyed the whole team at Harbor Reef. We even met lots... 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. We really appreciate the kind words about our hard working staff - they definitely give this place the vibe our guests enjoy. We enjoy our jobs and it shows! We are glad you were able to enjoy our... More 

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