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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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  • 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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nyc
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at the Harbor Reef Resort. There are many great things about this hotel. First, location: really close to the beach and town. There is a pretty good restaurant at the hotel, and we were always able to strike up a conversation with another interesting traveler. And if you don't like the hotel restaurant, you are... 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 post your thoughts in this forum for other travelers to read. We are delighted you enjoyed our convenient location to Playa Guiones and to many other great restaurants and stores in the area. We do live in quite a volatile area... More 

San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Besides being conveniently located close to the best break, it is also close to a handful of shops, restaurants, and board rentals. The back pool was small but great for the kids to play in, and our condo was spacious and had enough stuff to easily cook meals. It is a bit hard to find and pricey for what you... 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! We are delighted you enjoyed our convenient location to one of the best surf breaks in Costa Rica! Playa Guiones is definitely off the beaten path which is one of the most attractive qualities of the area. As you get closer to Guiones you will start to see big blue... More 

San Diego
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me start by saying that the staff was exceptional . Very attentive and fun. The food was also delicious . The hotel is located at the best spot at Playa Guiones, very short walk to the beach. Here are some of the issues: They didn't have the new pool open and the pool they have at the bar is... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review of Harbor Reef! We appreciate you taking the time to post your review here. Thank you very much for the kind words about our friendly staff, great location and the delicious food in our restaurant. We apologize if you thought the service was slow at times. During your stay the hotel was at... More 

Durango, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Harbor Reef is a great and convenient place to stay if you love surfing and touring, not to mention Yoga. Just a five minute walk to beach and about 15 mins to the Yoga Institute or town with a pretty good French bakery. Stayed in unit #16 which was on the end of the property and very quiet with a... 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 and restaurant! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our convenient beach location here in Playa Guiones. It's also nice to hear that you had a fun time in our restaurant and during Taco Tuesday which has become quite the hit here in town. We know you have choices... More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The resort may be a challenge to find, especially in the dark (in the rain), but you soon realize it is in the funky heart of Playa Guiones. Surrounded by surf schools and massage therapists (there is a good one on property) - with the beach building restrictions thia is one of the closest accommodations to the beach. Great breakfast,... 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 enjoyed having you as our guests! We know you have options when it comes to travel. We are delighted you enjoyed our close proximity to the beach and our friendly staff! We really appreciate the feedback and we hope you will think of us again when it... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Harbor Reef is a really lovely place to stay. I was in Costa Rica for surf camp with Surf Safari and it is about a five minute walk to Surf Safari and to the beach. Also within walking distance to restaurants, shops and yoga studios. I stayed in one of the little cabin-type places (#14). It was very clean but... 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 give us and your fellow travelers feedback on your experience. It was a pleasure to serve you during your stay! We apologize that our Surf City pool was closed during your stay. We are anxiously awaiting the proper authorities to officially... More 

Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I have just returned from a dream vacation. I traveled alone at 39 as a woman and I have to say that Harbor Reef made me feel safe and special. The staff was very friendly and professional and I would highly recommend anyone visiting Nosara to stay at the Harbor Reef. Outstanding customer service. In the middle of my stay... 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 was a pleasure getting to know you and serve you during your stay. Thank you so much for the kind words about our staff and the service your received. We really appreciate the feedback. Our goal is to make sure our guests are comfortable and relaxed during their stay.... More 

Down the Shore, Barnegat, NJ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Had a great 1 night stay. Tho our room was rather rustic, it was clean and comfortable, and the a.c. worked great. The staff was very helpful and will go out of their way to make sure you have an enjoyable stay. Continnental breakfast was a welcomed addition. Only disappointment was that wifi worked only at the main office area... 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 to serve you during your stay and we are delighted you had such a great vacation! We appreciate the words about our staff and service, its our goal to make sure your stay is enjoyable and that you receive the service you deserve. We are... More 

North Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I can't say enough about the staff of this hotel. Rolando, Sebastián, Brian, Nicki, Alan, Carlos, and others. Things don't always go right while travelling to far away lands, especially for a woman travelling solo! The friendly and accommodating people at Harbor Reef made my visit to Nosara truly my favorite vacation ever; I just can't say enough about them.... 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 Katherine! We really appreciate the kind words about our staff. Their goal is always to serve our clients first and foremost and to make sure their vacation is one that leaves them smiling and wanting more. We hope you will consider Harbor Reef again when your travel plans allow.... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My husband and I stayed in harbor reef at the tail end of our two month trip around south and Central America. We were meeting family there and stayed in the surf city suites. The rooms were big and nicely furnished and all around very comfortable. Wifi was ok, sometimes spotty, but this wasn't a big deal for us. Leading... 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! We really appreciate you taking the time to tell others about your experience. We have recently installed 10MB internet in the hotel. This is the fastest internet possible in Playa Guiones. We are currently also extending the network so that you can have a signal anywhere in the hotel.... 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 On the Beach Hotel in Nosara
#4 Romantic Hotel in Nosara
#5 Family Hotel in Nosara

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