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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 19 January 2016

We stayed at KayaSol for 2 nights and everything was great. We got the studio apt w private bathroom and it included a fridge and safe for your valuables. The studio was clean, comfortable, and the bathroom updated. The hotel has its own path to Guiones beach which is really nice. The hotel is in Guiones North, very central to... More 

Thank Lorena J
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed here three nights at the start of a trip around Costa Rica. It is in a great location in nosara - close to restaurants and near the beach. We picked it as one of the cheaper options but I got the feeling others may have been better value - the gilded iguana was across the road and I... More 

Thank PigRap
SOL27, Public Relations Manager at KayaSol Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed the comfy beds and clean sheets. Pura Vida More 

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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 8 days. Nosara in general is an expensive area which impacts the cost of everything including accommodation. KayaSol is one of the less expensive on Guioness beach. The grounds and pool area are quite lovely. The staff are very helpful especially Susy whose English is excellent. The location is a 5 to 10 minute walk to... More 

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SOL27, Front Office Manager at KayaSol Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have used your feedback to update those room. Your input was very helpful and we have repaired many of those issues. Come back and see us and you will be amazed. Pura Vida More 

Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Reunion Island
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Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

The only reason you should go there if it's you're a 20ish surfer who doesn't care about comfort or privacy. I've tested 2 different rooms and I went from bad to worse. 83$ for the first one and 75$ for the second one without actually. I had to insist and ask twice for my room to be cleaned the first... More 

1 Thank FL610
SOL27, General Manager at KayaSol Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. You will be happy to know that our rooms now have new windows and A/C. We have also add more privacy landscaping and private hammock areas to chill away from the noise and heat. You will have to come back and have a new experience. Pura Vida More 

Victoria, Canada
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33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 November 2015

First, let me say that we did not stay in other hotels in this area so I lack any way of comparing the KayaSol to other places. What I do know is the area is quite expensive: we are paying $85US a night (plus tax) for a non-AC, two room unit with a kitchenette. The fridge barely works and the... More 

Thank Michael2029
Davenport, California
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2015

We really loved this hotel. The front desk and restaurant staff were very friendly and helpful. You could walk anywhere in Playa Guiones from the hotel. We enjoyed seeing iguanas and monkeys from our room. We were disappointed that during the week that we stayed at the hotel our room was only cleaned once. We thought that since it was... More 

Thank Melissa W
Pensacola, Florida
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

KayaSol is like a home for us. We love it. We traveled hear as a family and had the most amazing experience. My family consisted of my 61 year old mom, my 7 year old and 13 year old daughters, my boyfriend and I. We all loved this hotel. Everyone at the hotel welcomed us. The staff was amazing. The... More 

Thank beckiekayamalia
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

The hotel is in a good location only minutes walk from shops, restaurants & the beach. We stayed in their hostel-like dorm. I believe they have 2 available. Our one had 5 beds available which luckily we shared with lovely people which saved the experience. The cleanliness of the room wasn't great. The bathroom was even worse. Really grubby, rubbish... More 

Thank alicebignell
Montreal, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 June 2015

This is our 2nd time at the Kaya Sol Surf Hotel, and we are planning to go back next year once again! This place is amazing. The people working there are nice, the food is great and only 3 minutes of walk from the beach with awesome waves. We had some trouble with sink once, and 5 minutes after telling... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2015

We booked our reservation at KayaSol after it was recommended to us by two different friends. We had heard GREAT things. We arrived and were reluctantly placed in a private room that was the other half of the hut that the reception desk is located in. We would have preferred to be placed away from the road and check-in area.... More 

Thank AliDonny
Sohan K, Owner at KayaSol Surf Hotel, responded to this review

We are so happy that you visited us! Our business thrives on word of mouth referrals like you! Cabina Fria which you stayed in is our "economy" room which we are proud to be able to offer for budget travelers. Having a wide array of travelers is one of the qualities that make our hotel unique because everyone has something... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our quaint family owned and operated hotel is located on the 200M Maritime Protected Zone. A 2 minute walk takes you to the best surf Guiones has to offer. We boast great prices & location; clean, comfortable, simple rooms; and our service is excellent. We are located on the non-commercialized end of the beach which gives you the tranquility you deserve yet puts you within walking distance to shops, restaurants & yoga. Come and enjoy the good life. Pura Vida! ... more   less 

Additional Information about KayaSol Surf Hotel

Address: 100 M Norte Hotel Guilded Iguana, Nosara, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Price Range: €52 - €126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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KayaSol Surf Hotel Costa Rica/Nosara
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#9 On the Beach Hotel in Nosara
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