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Harbor Reef Surf Resort

#9 of 22 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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Kill Devil Hills, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a favorite place for me. It's been a few years since I stayed at the hotel. I have used their services renting a house, but my last hotel stay was 4 years ago. Our last stay was disappointing, with the restaurant contracted out to a private vendor, beds and furniture in need of replacement, and the pools and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here at the end of our trip for a little beach time after seeing Arenal and Monteverde. It is our second trip to Nosara at this time of year so we thought we knew what to expect. The worst has been being without power for most of 2 days. It went in and out of power multiple times... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok. Let's focus on the good: Good proximity to the beach, friendly staff, very clean. Now, let's focus on the rest. In the building we stayed in, power was lost so many times, I can't count. Consequently, don't count on anything being kept in your fridge, or for the staff to develop a lasting solution beyond flipping a circuit breaker... More 

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Thank Aaron R
Fort Collins, Colorado
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in a Surf City Suite for 10 days in January. We have stayed in various room at HR, but the SC Suite is the best. I would give the other rooms I have stayed in fewer stars, but we were lucky enough to get one of the two SC Suites this trip. We spent a lot of time... More 

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Thank Sarah D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place. Nice rooms. Friendly, helpful staff. Clean. 2 different pools. One has a swim up bar next to the restaurant if you're into that sort of thing. I prefer to be dry when eating and drinking. We were there on business and unfortunately the only room left was a family suite near the restaurant bar which was... More 

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Thank BenCurtisNYC
Paris, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice hotel with 2 small pools in the middle of the forest and 5 min-walk from the beach. Nice room with outside showers as well. The staff was amazingly nice, especially Sébastien who helped us a lot with everything. Lizzi was also very arrangeant. They book us a taxi from the hotel to San José leaving at midnight (although... More 

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Thank Camille3101
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 4 days at the end of our trip. Wish we had started here! Was in Costa Rica for three weeks surfing. Great location to the beach break and board rental shop. Rooms are beautiful we shared a two bedroom unit in the new part of the hotel. Comfortable beds! Very clean. Breakfast included is wonderful after an... More 

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Thank Gracefullife
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We only spent one short night at Harbor Reef and it was not enough! The property is beautiful. Our room was perfect for two couples to share. Clean, cool, and enough separate space. We did the yoga in the morning for $10 and it was well worth it. Serene setting and very relaxing.

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ReefManagement, Gerente at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review about Harbor Reef Surf Resort! We would have liked you to stay longer! Definitely one night is a short time to enjoy everything that Harbor Reef has to offer. Our property has gardens around the rooms and pools which makes it very nice. We have yoga, quads and many other activities that our staff will... More 

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This is the 3rd time we have stayed at Harbor Reef and it is amazing! The service is excellent-especially, David-innkeeper extraordinaire! Coconut Harry's board rentals is a short walk and across the street is the beach path, a quick 5 minute walk. The Harbor Reef restaurant includes a continental breakfast which is perfect after a morning surf. The rooms are... More 

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Thank 48Carol
ReefManagement, Gerente at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review about Harbor Reef Surf Resort and Playa Guiones! We are very happy to know we have loyal guests that continue visiting us every time! Our rooms include a continental breakfast which offers fresh fruits, toast, and coffee or juice every morning! We also have available additional options in the Reef Restaurant menu for breakfast,... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful describes the resort best. It is a close walk to the beach. The surf city suites (#17 and #18) are the best rooms they offer. The restaurant staff are amazing , especially Carlos, Giordanni(sp.?) and Silvia. Johnny at the front desk was really fun, sweet and helpful. He went out of his way to make us feel at home.... More 

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ReefManagement, Gerente at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review about Harbor Reef Surf Resort! Surf City Suites are the newest rooms of our hotel. They are very nice rooms up to 6 people and with full kitchen. Thank you for your good comments about our staff. They are always aware of our client needs and welcome them with a friendly smile. Our... More 

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