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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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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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River Vale, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

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 2 weeks ago

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 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I stayed with another family at Harbor Reef for 4 days. It is a lovely hotel with a great staff. It was clean, everyone was friendly, and there are many nice touches (beach towels, laundry service, good restaurant). If I went back to Nosara, I would not even bother looking at other hotels.

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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. Thanks for the kind words about our staff and we are honored we would be your hotel of choice should you return to Nosara! Thanks again for taking the time to post your review and we look forward... More 

Palo Alto, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had one of the best vacations ever in Nosara at Harbor Reef Hotel. My 21 year old daughter, her friend and I stayed at Harbor Reef for a week in March. What made it so special was the warm and friendly environment. We got to know many of the other guests staying there, including the previous reviewer, Bridge, and... 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 at our hotel. Thanks so much for the kind words about our staff, we really appreciate the feedback. We are also happy you were able to enjoy Taco Tuesday! It really has become one of the must do's here in town -... More 

Harrington Park
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Harbor Reef is a wonderful hotel, with a laid back environment, comfortable, beautifully blended with the jungle surroundings, clean, lush property, two very cool well maintained pools, one with a swim up bar and the scenery and wildlife abounding. Our hotel room was ample space for four (two adult daughters and my husband and myself) nice comfortable rustic room,... 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! We really appreciate you taking the time to write in this forum for others to read about your experience. Thank you so much for the kind words about our hard working staff - our staff is always available to help make your stay more comfortable and your time in... More 

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