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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
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Nosara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our experience at the Harbor Reef Hotel was great. Since it was out first time to Costa Rica I had lots of questions. Jon, Sebastian and Angie were very knowledgable and helped us book many activities for the kids. Every person we encountered was kind and very friendly. Nosara was a wonderful place to visit. Came home very relaxed. So... More 

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

Thank you for your great review of Harbor Reef! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. It was our pleasure to serve you during your vacation. We hope you will consider us again when your travel plans allow. We also appreciate the kind words about our staff, we are lucky to have such dedicated people. Until next time,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the time I booked my trip, arrived at Harbor Reef, and departed for Jaco, everything was perfect and fluid. Jon and Randy provided the best experience. The hotel is very accommodating and provides you a real feel for Nosara. Already looking forward to my next visit! Pura Vida!

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Jon C, 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 really appreciate you taking the time to post your experience here for others to read. We hope you will consider Harbor Reef for your next vacation when time allows. Until next time, Pura Vida! More 

Brookfield, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just returned from a week plus stay at Harbor Reef - It was perfect! Upgraded after the first nite to the Guiones Suite upstairs near the restaurant, room 1- great to sit out on the porch, hear the music from the restaurant and watch the palms sway (music is over at 10pm). Be prepared to hear monkeys and birds from... More 

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

Thank you so much for your great review of our hotel Tina and Lina! It was great getting to know you during your vacation. It was also our pleasure serving you during your stay. You truly maximized your time in Nosara and it was great to hear how much fun you had on each adventure. In one week you did... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Harbour Reef short of a week and had a great experience, as the hotel has very friendly employees and a beautiful garden, but the rooms are average at best, and for the price one would expect a bit more. The hotel is very close to the beach and has a beautiful peaceful garden.

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

Thank you so much for your great review of your stay at Harbor Reef! We really appreciate you taking the time to tell others about your experience. We apologize if your room wasn't what you were hoping. You stayed in our Marbella Suite which happens to be one of our most popular suites. We do realize its close to the... More 

Santa Cruz, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the two adjoining Guiones Suites upstairs next to the restaurant/swim-up bar for the 6 of us in the family. The place was very nice in regard to space, bedding, bathroom and air conditioning. The place was just noisy as you walked along the floorboards and we were constantly waking people up on mid-night trips to the bathroom and... More 

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

Thanks so much for your great detailed review of Harbor Reef! We are delighted you enjoyed your family vacation with us! The suites you stayed in are actually called the Pelada Suites which sit just behind our restaurant on the second floor. The difference between the Pelada and the Guiones is the Pelada Suites do not have a kitchen. However... More 

Crystal River, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were just back at Harbor Reef Surf Resort last December for our thirteenth year there and had another great year. This time we shared the Surf City Suite with my son and his wife for a full week. The two bedroom, two bath and full kitchen made for excellent accommodations. The beach and surfing were fantastic as usual. There... More 

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

Thanks for the great review KC! It's always nice to hear from such a long time guest of Harbor Reef! 13 years in a row and we are stoked you will be coming back again this year for your 14th visit! Thanks for noticing the improvements we have been making. We have been working hard in the off seasons to... More 

Lomita, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I planed a surf trip, 4 nights here and then to Tamarindo for 3 nights. Although we did enjoy our stay in Tamarindo, Nosara & Tamarindo are like night and day. Actually when we left everyone was saying, we'll see you back here tomorrow! haha And that would have been the case but our flight was early... More 

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

Thank you so much for you great review of Harbor Reef! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your boyfriend during your stay with us. Thanks for your comments about our Marbella Suite which has become quite the popular room here! It's the perfect spot for a couple or a single traveler looking for a little more comfort.... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff was amazing, room was fine, food was great. Right in the middle of the action for surfing fun and the other pleasures of Nosara. Would definitely go back. There are some bugs and the touchy septic systems means you cannot flush TP, but you get over that pretty fast.

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

Thank you for your great review of Harbor Reef! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us - it was definitely a pleasure getting to know you and your family. We are glad you enjoyed our convenient location in Guiones - just next to the surf! We hope you will consider staying with us again in the near future.... More 

Santa Barbara, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing three days here. Pool side bar and restaurant made our stay!! Surf shop right around the corner that took care of us and we were set with a 5 minute walk to the beach and perfect waves. Nikki, the manager set us up with an amazing room and even took me out for an atv ride!!... More 

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

Thanks so much for your great review of Harbor Reef! It sounds like you had a super fun and relaxing stay with us. Nikki heads up our new yoga studio and thats great that she took you on a quad ride as well! Our friendly staff is what makes Harbor Reef so much fun! We enjoy our jobs and enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a week at Harbor Reef over Christmas. We loved the location, as it was just a short walk to the beach and town. The grounds are lovely, the staff is super friendly and very helpful and we enjoyed the drinks and food at the restaurant. We also felt very safe there, and we did appreciate the small safe... More 

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

Thank you so much for your great review of Harbor Reef! It was a pleasure serving your stay. We really appreciate you taking the time to let others know about your experience. Thank you for the kind words about our grounds, staff and close proximity to Playa Guiones. We are glad you also enjoyed the included breakfast - the fruit... More 

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Address: Del Hotel Cafe De Paris 400 Suroeste y 150 al Este, Nosara, Costa Rica (Formerly Harbor Reef Lodge)
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Harbor Reef Hotel Nosara
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Nosara
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Nosara
#5 Family Hotel in Nosara

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