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    Gilded Iguana Hotel

    Playa Guiones, Nosara 5233, Costa Rica
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    Overview
    • Excellent65%
    • Very good26%
    • Average5%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible2%
    Travellers talk about
    “playa guiones” (19 reviews)
    “coffee pot” (3 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Suites
    Bar/Lounge
    Multilingual Staff
    Wheelchair Access
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    Olas Verdes Hotel
    100 reviews
    #2 of 22 hotels in Nosara
     
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    39 reviews
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    296 reviews
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    #10 of 22 hotels in Nosara
     
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    61 - 65 of 128 reviews

    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...More

    Thank Northerns43323
    Reviewed 7 January 2013

    We really enjoyed our stay here. The room was basic but we felt very safe. The pool was great for the children and we were just a few minutes walk to the beach. Nosara Surf Academy was just on site also and the Instructers were...More

    Thank SurfFamilyTravel
    Reviewed 21 December 2012

    The hotel was very relaxed, the room large and clean, the pool small but sufficient for what we needed, but the main pluses of the hotel were the people we met, the staff and the food. We stayed at the Gilded Iguana for 3 nights...More

    Thank ikebobike
    Reviewed 6 December 2012

    Excellent food, the beverage selection is incredible, great staff, fun times. The music nights are excellent as well. An awesome place centrally located with a staff that really cares. During the high season make sure you book early. Food is always fresh and tasty.More

    Thank Bruce K
    Response from GildedIguanaNosara, Owner at Gilded Iguana HotelResponded 7 February 2013

    Hi Bruce, Thank you for the great review, we aim to ensure our guests an enjoyable holiday, so it's always nice to have the hard work everyone puts in recognized. I noticed your very kind comments on our food and drinks as well and wanted...More

    Reviewed 27 November 2012

    So, The Gilded Iguana. Been around since 1989. Staff is very pleasant & professional, esp those that work in the bar / restaurant & housekeeping area. Rooms are varied. There are the 2nd story rooms over the restaurant with nice balconies. There are rooms in...More

    Thank fawlcon
    Response from GildedIguanaNosara, Owner at Gilded Iguana HotelResponded 13 February 2013

    HI There, Thank you so much for your kind review and for alerting us to the noise issue in room 7. Having not stayed in the room myself, I had no idea! We have trimmed back the trees and are thinking of a solution for...More

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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$50 - US$100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel Style
    • #7 Romantic Hotel in Nosara
    • #7 Family Hotel in Nosara
    • #15 On the Beach Hotel in Nosara
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 12
    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Guanacaste >
    • Nosara
    • Also Known As
    • Gilded Iguana Hotel Costa Rica/Nosara
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    Traveller (63)
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    wendy1218purple
    6 July 2017|
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    Response from jgross123 | Property representative |
    Probably feb 1 2018.
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    riva9129
    10 January 2017|
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    Response from jgross123 | Property representative |
    Hotel feb 1 2018. Restaurant possibly earlier.
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    Room Tips
    "We had a large suite above the restaurant. Nice balcony off the room."
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    "Bring ear plugs if you get a room without a/c and windows"
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    "Other rooms were bungalows in the back, probably more private. We enjoyed the fridge and coffee pot in our..."
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    "The A/C room was nice to have, though I'm not certain it was necessary."
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