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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Altos, California
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Boulder, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great location in Nosara. Close to the beach and walkable to great restaurants. The staff are all attentive, and very helpful. Staff assisted with transportation, dining arrangements, fishing tours and anything else we desired. Hotel bar area was always clean and very well staffed. Can't wait to return. Thank you!

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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 are always happy to help you make your stay in Guiones that much better! There are such a large variety of activities in the area and we are excited to share them all with you, our valued guests. We... More 

USA
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112 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sweet meeting spot in Guiones. Both my surf instructor and zip line guides recommend I come here for "Taco Tuesday". The space is convenient and comfortable for meeting friends and grabbing a drink in the swim up bar. Fish tacos were not my fav but others enjoyed the burger and chicken wrap. Fun staff and great margaritas.

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

Thank you very much checking out Taco Tuesday! We are happy to hear you had such a great experience. Tuesdays have become the staple spot in Guiones for fun vibes, great drink specials and delicious tacos! We hope next time you are in town you will come stay with us in the jungle by the sea. Pura Vida! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for a week while learning to surf. Pool bar is a LOT of fun. Great people (Jordanny, Angie, Irvin, Carlos and the rest of the crew) made for a great stay. Quote of the trip: "we want to make sure you are happy." that's what you want to hear. Cheers!

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

Thanks so much for your great review! Our goal is definitely to make sure you are happy! Great quote! Our staff definitely enjoys what they do and it shows! We really appreciate your patronage and are delighted your trip with us was so much fun! We hope you will consider us again for a future vacation. Until next time, Pura... More 

Broomfield, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location, staff and property. Relaxing, comfortable and the staff goes out of there way to make sure everything is perfect. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The grounds are beautiful and the location is perfect with easy access to the beach. We will be back!

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel - we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us! We do hope you will remember us when it comes time to plan your next vacation. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Costa Rica. Until next time, Pura Vida! More 

Calgary
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in my personal cabin here ... was absolutely a great value. The grounds are very clean, and it is like staying in the jungle. Add that in with a great and honest front desk staff, and a great and hardworking bar/restaurant staff and you have a perfect place to stay. By honest, I mean they will tell you 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! It was a pleasure serving you during you stay. We appreciate the kind words about our staff. Our goal is definitely to ensure you have the best possible experience in Nosara. Our area is rich with activities and great cuisine and we are happy to share that knowledge with you,... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived on Taco Tuesday. Not sure about what we had walked into... only to realize that this was "THE SPOT". At least on a Tuesday night. Harbor Reef opens their restaurant door to any Taco lover - however the tacos were not very good. At least coming from So-Cal standards. But i don't think that is why the whole... 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! It was a pleasure getting to know your family during your stay. Everyone was so upbeat and stoked to battle the waves, was great to see! Glad you had a great time at Taco Tuesday but sorry you didn't like the Tacos! We usually get great feedback on the Tacos... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Costa Rica. My husband is an avid surfer, so his goal was to arrange a fabulous vacation where he could surf and I could relax in order to "get me hooked" on the country. We had a wonderful stay here! It was, by far, the most relaxing vacation we have taken together consisting of... 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 you had such a relaxing stay with us and enjoyed your first trip to Costa Rica. Thanks so much for the kind words about our staff! We really appreciate it. We know you have choices when it comes to travel and we hope you will consider Harbor... More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful grounds and both the waterfall pool and pool bar were fun! The staff were all super helpful and friendly, especially to our teenage children. Very safe atmosphere with a guard and good lighting. One of our best vacations ever and hope to come back next year- great surfing all the time. Our room(number 14) was also far enough from... 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 really appreciate the kind words about our staff - our goal is to ensure you have the best vacation possible! We hope you will consider us again when your travel plans allow. Until next time, Pura Vida! More 

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