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Gilded Iguana Hotel

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#18 of 23 Hotels in Nosara
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Fort Collins
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Very nice staff and comfortable rooms. They have great food and drink. Live entertainment a couple of nights a week. Just a short walk to the beach. Friendly people in the surrounding area very helpful. Great place for surfers.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 23 April 2013

I just returned from a stay at the Gilded Iguana from April 11 thru April 17th 2013. We opted for the air conditioned rooms at a rate of $80 a night plus taxes. First if you plan on going to this area of Costa Rica it makes way more sense to fly into Liberia International Airport. We fly Delta with...

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Thank riva9129
Chicago,IL
Reviewed 7 April 2013

I chose Gilded Iguana for my stay in Costa Rica because of all of the great reviews and I am so glad I did. The rooms are great, the staff is wonderful, live music, and close to the beach. Hands down the best place in Nosara

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 27 March 2013

We expected more given the consistently outstanding reviews. Stayed in room 10. Room was fine but very noisy at night - maybe due to the water pump and/or large A/C unit in back. Definitely not a luxurious stay - towels were ripped and soft as sandpaper, pool was small and cloudy (although people seemed to be enjoying it just fine),...

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GildedIguanaNosara, Owner at Gilded Iguana Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us, both compliments and critique help make businesses better themselves. The a/c rooms are considered by most of our guests to be the quieter rooms of the two types that we have, generally the white noise of an a/c unit is preferable to the noise of the restaurant. There is no water...

East Meadow, New York
Reviewed 13 March 2013

I have stayed at The Gilded Iguana Hotel 3 times. On each occasion, my friends and I have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The primary purpose of our trip is to surf. The hotel is in a great location as it is a short walk to the beach. The rooms are not luxurious but are extremely comfortable and they are very...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 March 2013 via mobile

Our family stayed here for 7 nights last month and had a very pleasant, memorable stay. The rooms and grounds are simple and well-kept. The location (about two walking blocks down a dirt road to Playa Guiones) is fantastic. We felt safe and secure at all times and there's even a security guard who stays outside watching the buildings throughout...

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Grand Bend, Canada
Reviewed 18 February 2013

We've just returned from our second stay at the Gilded Iguana and we're going through withdrawal...missing our morning routine...(free) coffee by the pool, long beach walks (minutes away) with Ellie, the lovable resident black border collie who acts as the surrogate pet for anyone missing their own pup back home, then an amazing breakfast in the hotel restaurant. Again, we...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 31 January 2013

I stayed with a couple of friends at the hotel and enjoyed it very very much. To start with, the beach is literally at a 2 minute walk straight up, also the price we got charged for the room was more tan reasonable for what it had to offer to us... The pool area is somehow small but enough to...

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los angeles, ca
Reviewed 28 January 2013

This hotel was really great. The staff is super nice and welcoming. Prices were totally fair. Nice clean rooms, spacious and comfortable. the grounds are pretty and the pool is just the right size, very close to the beach. Good food and drinks. Overall awesome

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 27 January 2013

Fodor's review was accurate. Welcoming place, whether you're staying there or stopping by for drink. Central location, close to beach. Basic pool, but hit the spot during the heat of the day. Staff was helpful. We did the less expensive $50 no A/C room. Great bargain. Gilded Iguana clearly warned that these rooms were close to the action, so could...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A landmark at the beaches of Nosara, Costa Rica, The Gilded Iguana Hotel brings casual relaxation, comfort and excellent service to the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. One of the most famous and well loved vacation destination hotels in Nosara for surfers, expats, families and adventure holidayers. **NEWS** - Gilded Iguana has been sold to new owners - but is sure to be better than ever for open Nov 2014. All reservations still valid! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gilded Iguana Hotel

Address: Playa Guiones, Nosara 5233, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Price Range: €47 - €94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Gilded Iguana Hotel Costa Rica/Nosara
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Nosara
#7 Romantic Hotel in Nosara
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Nosara
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“Bring ear plugs if you get a room without a/c and windows”
 of 5 bubbles suentony2016, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Other rooms were bungalows in the back, probably more private. We enjoyed the fridge and coffee pot in our room.”
 of 5 bubbles aliciachristopher, 1 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The A/C room was nice to have, though I'm not certain it was necessary.”
 of 5 bubbles johndX6379RL, 16 Nov 2015 | Read review
“I stayed upstairs for more breeze and was very comfortable without AC”
 of 5 bubbles 816marke, 29 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Rooms away of the pool are less noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles marymO663TB, 20 Apr 2015 | Read review
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