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“Fantastic staff and location” 5 of 5 stars
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Harmony Hotel Nosara
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Guiones Beach, Nosara 5233, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #5 of 18 hotels in Nosara
California
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“Fantastic staff and location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2009

Seven guys, all 40+ went to Nosara for a Surf vacation. Nosara was experiencing its poorest quality waves in 10 years.

We had the best surf vacation of our lives, thanks to the staff and location.

  • Liked — Staff
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2009

My wife and I spent 3 nights at the Harmony Hotel. We found the hotel grounds to be in immaculate condition. From the Rooms to the pool to the restaurant area it was perfect.

The hotel is not cheap but you get what you pay for. Breakfast is included and they have several options not just some buffet with a bunch of fruit. The on site restaurant in my opinion was the best in town. You don't even have to leave the property if you don't want to.

The pool was very relaxing and probably one of the most refreshing pools Iv been in. Its a combination of salt and fresh water. Im not extremely familiar with the technical terms but It was very unique.

The beach is just a 2 minute walk down a sandy path. The surfing is great in front of the hotel and you can rent a board at a surf shop just outside the hotel property.

The parking lot has 24 hour security which I found very comforting since we parked a car there during our stay and left several belongings in the car so we didn't have to drag everything to our room.

Overall I give this hotel a 5 out of 5. I had no complaints. The staff was also very friendly and helpful.

  • Liked — The Friendly Staff and amazing pool
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Stayed June 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Westlake Village, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2008

The Harmony Hotel is located in a quiet beautiful Pacific region of the Nicoya Peninsula where consistent surf and natural beauty bring surfers and travelers who enjoy tranquility. The hotel is designed and operated to offer a peaceful, ecologically responsible comfortable retreat from the world at large. They are very successful in doing this, by the lovely comfortable tropical feel of the buildings and through their excellent staff. Rooms are spacious, the location is excellent and the amenities will spoil you from wireless access in the comfy lounge area where you can sip on fresh fruit smoothies, to the top notch Wellness Center with massage, yoga and a juice bar. The restaurant serves healthy fresh meals, delicious seafood, great breakfasts and surfboard racks near the beach are guarded twenty four hours a day. This is a home away from home that will have you longing to return again and again.

  • Liked — Very comfortable king beds, outdoor shower in private patio, large rooms, great atmosphere
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2008

We booked a yoga and surf holiday with Vajrasol http://www.vajrasoltravel.com and it was perfect.

We surfed in the morning and did yoga in the afternoon.

Hotel was so quiet, unspoilt and relaxing and great menu for vegetarians.

I would recommend this for anyone who wants to get away from city and breathe a little of the jungle/sea air.

Beautiful.

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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San Francisco, California
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18 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2008

This is a Costa Rican version of that classic international formula: a coconut beach with a hotel built around a pool and a bar. It is nice. The gardens are beautiful, the rooms are well appointed and comfortable, the pool is well sited with outdoor showers hidden across the property, the store actually stocks excellent books, the staff are generally helpful . . . plus it's the only hotel I have ever been to that has a dedicated surf board concierge. It seems to work for all groups - parents with teenagers, families with younger kids, honeymooners, singles. Everyone finds their place and no one dominates. We were happy. My only negative comment is that the restaurant is very marginal. They sell basically the same food as most everywhere else around there only they charge a lot more money for it. The menu never changes and they rarely even have all of the very limited items on it. Fortunately, you can easily go out, but it would be nice to just hang without feeling like you are being ripped off. The Harmony Hotel would be five stars in my book if they just fixed the restaurant by at least improving the atmosphere at night and making the menu better. But even so, this is a nice hotel and I will look forward to returning.

  • Liked — The location and the gardens.
  • Disliked — The restaurant.
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2008

We spent 16 days in Costa Rica, the first week at the Harmony.
It was beautiful. The staff were kind, helpful and genuinely wanted the guests to have a wonderful time.
The Harmony is pricey, but worth it. We were traveling with a 14 yr old, and felt totally comfortable letting him explore on his own, GREAT security.
Rooms were comfy and cozy, howler monkeys greated us with a "wake up call" every morning.
Pool area was great. Beach was great, grounds were beautiful. There were lots of dining options close by.
They do not serve any soda type beverages, so I found myself bringing my own Diet Coke to the bar.
Breakfast was included and was good. They could expand the menu a little. That goes for lunch and dinner too.
Must do in Nosara is Miss Sky Canopy tour, AWESOME
Check out the Gilded Iguana for some nightlife

  • Liked — Great security, beautiful grouns, friendly staff
  • Disliked — Menu was limited
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Golden, Colorado
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2008

The Harmony is definitely the nicest hotel in town. It's in the best location in Nosara and perfect for surfers because they have a guard who stands guard over the surfboards 24/7!!! They also have another shack on the beach with someone to watch your shoes/wallet, etc. which is really nice. The breakfast was included and was full breakfast (pancakes, french toast, omelettes, smoothies, etc) so that was amazing. The Coco rooms are pretty small but nice and although they are off the pool next to the restaurant they close around 9 and turn off the lights outside your door. We did end up moving to a bungalow because we like the extra space to lay our wet clothes out. The yoga is nice and the Healing Center was great as well. We suggest having a car in this area because everything is so spread out. Even though you are really in the heart of Nosara, we drove to all the restaurants because there are no street lights so it's pitch black at night. Be sure to go to La Dolce Vita for an incredible Italian meal (owner straight from Italy) with tons of atmosphere and a big menu with homemade everything. We like the fish at Marlin Bills but the atmosphere is super casual and the service isn't overly friendly. Great experience overall.

  • Liked — The people it attracted were great!
  • Disliked — The rooms were on the small side
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Guiones Beach, Nosara 5233, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 18 hotels in Nosara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Harmony Hotel Nosara 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Harmony Hotel is the perfect combination of low-key luxury, nature, wellness and sustainability. Situated on Guiones Beach in Nosara, Costa Rica, a spot well renowned for its beautiful surroundings and impressive surf, this is an excellent place to unwind, relax and get in tune with your natural rhythm. ... more   less 
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