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Refugio Del Sol
Ranked #14 of 19 Nosara B&B and Inns
New York
2 reviews
“restaurant very good”
Reviewed April 6, 2012

I cant speak to the hotel, but the restaurant was very good. We were made to feel very welcome and I felt as though we were dining in an authentic Italian home. Pasta Carbonara and the Iced Coffee were amazing!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed December 25, 2011

We stayed here for two nights with our 5 year old, and while we wanted to love it, the hotel certainly is for other clientele than families. Right off the top - there is no restaurant. They haven't removed this from their website or their literature, but there is tape over the sign out front and the kitchen has been turned into a sort of shared space. Rooms are small if nice - you are paying for a bed and and bathroom, and that is all. In our case we had three beds and they pretty much filled the space. There is a nice common area - if you're 20-something and smoke. Our room had a table and chairs directly outside and the cigarette fumes were overwhelming.

Jose is very nice and trusting, and was very nice to our child. It's a great place to crash if you're backpacking though or doing tours all day long, but as a place to relax, it's a bit close. It is near the beach - about a 5-10 minute walk. The grounds are beautiful but the road is very near and there was a lot of traffic noise late at night.

Overall, if I were 20 years younger and on a hike through Costa Rica, I would love this place. At 40-something with a child, I was underwhelmed.

Room Tip: The corner room with the frog on the door (there are no room numbers) is large and has a kitchenette...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 16, 2011

I stayed at Refugio del Sol for one night while travelling along the Costa Rican coast. Playa Pelada is a sleepy village that can only be reached through a dirt road. And it has one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. Refugio del Sol is a small and unusual hotel with just 5 rooms embedded in beautiful tropical nature and just 300m walking distance from the beach. My room was of good size, clean and nicely decorated, had a double and a single bed, no A/C but the ceiling fan proved to be suffcient. The bathroom shower had actual hot water and not just one of those costa rican electric "suicide showers". But what made the stay at Refugio del Sol so special was owner José's personal attention. He really made me feel not just like a guest, but a personal friend. He himself prepared breakfast and dinner, showed me his favourite spot on the beach and genereally was just delightful to be around. I understand Refugio del Sol is not open all year round. But I will definitely stay there again next time I am in Costa Rica.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Refugio Del Sol
Address: Across from Pancho's Resort | Playa Pelada, Nosara 50206, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Nosara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Refugio Del Sol, your tropical "refuge from the sun" located in Nosara, Costa Rica. Nestled in Playa Pelada, a serene, unspoiled area of Costa Rica, Refugio Del Sol is the area’s only Boutique Hotel, Restaurant and Bar. Our unique hotel features five (5), private rooms with a Costa Rica, "pura vida" atmosphere. While Refugio Del Sol is situated in a tropical, natural setting, our rooms feature 21st century amenities such as comfortable beds, private baths, hot running water and cool ceiling fans. Plus, you can relax on your very own hammock! We also have a spectacular, tropical garden with exotic orchids and other beautiful flowers, colorful birds and exquisite butterflies. Refugio Del Sol is only steps away from some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches. ... more   less 

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