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Playa Guiones, Nosara 5233 Costa Rica
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#12 of 23 hotels in Nosara
Travellers' Choice
We are a small, eco sustainable resort located just steps from the surf in Playa Guiones and centrally located to neighborhood attractions. Each room is among lush, tropical mature gardens, giving you the feeling of being lost in nature all over our expansive flora filled property. We have a lounge area, lap pool, jacuzzi, kids pool and serve breakfast onsite.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Kids pool
Car hire
Pool / beach towels
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Jon D wrote a review Jan 2021
West Hollywood, California18 contributions2 helpful votes
The Gardens Hotel checks all the boxes: tropical paradise, clean, beautiful, lovely rooms, lap pool, on-site restaurant with delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks (EL Local has a top chef and the best food in the area – we tried many restaurants), 10 minute walk to the beach, complimentary bikes and surf boards, welcoming staff. The concierges were extremely helpful answering questions and meeting all our needs, including transportation and recommendations for yoga, surf spots, etc. Fantastic experience all around. I recommend it highly.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Joanna G wrote a review Dec 2020
Toronto, Canada22 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed at the Gardens for a month to escape the pandemic in the US and it was an incredible place to be for an extended stay! If you are being mindful of Covid restrictions and concerns, the Gardens accommodations are spread out from one another, so it is easy to be isolated or maintain distance from others if you’d like, while still being able to meet people in their open-air common spaces. The staff are amazing, and all wear masks strictly. The restaurant onsite is one of the best spots to eat in the whole town — GREAT spicy margaritas!! I stayed in the suite, which had a beautifully equipped kitchen for cooking, and was bigger than many NY studio apartments; the wrap-around porch made for a peaceful spot to enjoy freshly brewed coffee in the mornings, while watching monkeys and iguanas move through the palm trees overhead — I was there in an extended rainy season, and could comfortably spend hours on the covered porch swing while it poured without getting a drop on me. Heaven. They are the only spot with a saltwater lap pool, which only guests can use... I used it every day!! Spacialle and Elisabeth went above and beyond for me during my stay — I don’t think I’ve ever encountered such thoughtful and hard working people, you are in the best hands there! An easy 6-minute walk to the beach, you are walking distance to everything in Nosara while feeling like you are outside the busy tourist areas. Cannot recommend enough — I’ll definitely be back!!!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Adriana C wrote a review Aug 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
A very nice place to stay, very comfortable, friendly staff, fully acknowledged of Nosara and pleaces to visit around Nosara. The restaurant, The Local, is espectacular. Very, very recomended 👌👌 . . .
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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tammyg493 wrote a review Mar 2020
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While in Costa Rica I stayed in two locations. I had been to Nosara/Playa Guinos before and wanted to return. It had been many years and the previous place I stayed was unavailable. I was thrilled I found The Garden Hotel. What an amazing restaurant, that felt like a tree house, with it's various levels one could choose and a beautiful bar with great beer selections and awesome food. I really loved the pool area with a stocked refrigerator of snacks, beer and water. The hanging chairs and shaded area near the pool made it a space for everyone to enjoy. The rooms were cozy and very tastefully decorated in white and ocean blues with an adorable porch for morning enjoyment before we headed to the beach or evenings when we sat outside in the warm evenings. I could seriously live here! There is also a cute gift shop with locally well-made jewelry and other fun stuff to buy. Above all, the employees really know the meaning of Pura Vida! Every one of them greeted us with a smile and wanted to make sure we were having a great time. If I had to describe them in one word, it would be AUTHENTIC! Thank you so much, Spacial, Enrique and all of you beautiful people. I can't wait to come back!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Guillermo R wrote a review Mar 2020
Montevideo, Uruguay11 contributions
A fantastic hotel in a very beautiful place! The rooms were clean and cousy, the garden incredible and the hosts were very friendly and helpful. Playa Guiones sunsets are very nice and the surfing was great.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
US$123 - US$271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Gardens Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Gardens Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Nosara Escape (0.5 km), Nosara Kids Camp (0.2 km), and Nativa Gallery (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Gardens Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Gardens Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Gardens Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Gardens Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Gardens Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rosi's Soda Tica, Cafe de Paris Restaurant & Bakery, and Robin's Cafe & Ice Cream.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Gardens Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Gardens Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is The Gardens Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.