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Gilded Iguana Hotel

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#17 of 23 Hotels in Nosara
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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 23 March 2015

This was a great experience and exactly what we wanted. Perfect location near the beach and great hotel service. Didn't find the reception to be that warm or informative. Restaurants/bars are pricey but that was expected at the beach. The room was without AC but the fan was great. It was noisy at times but mostly okay! The live music...

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Tacoma, Washington
Reviewed 6 September 2014

My partner and I have stayed at the Iguana numerous times over the past few years. The rooms are clean, comfortable and provide all you need for a low key stay near the beach. (Don't expect tv in the room, you really don't need it). Housekeeping staff are lovely, trustworthy and clean the rooms daily. A/c rooms are definitely quieter...

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1Thank TravelGenie212
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We stayed here for two nights. Rooms are spacious and clean. The rooms above the restaurant are huge! but not so quiet. The rooms on the ground behind the pool are not as big, but much quieter. Restaurant is convenient and food is decent, if not inspired. Drinks (including batidos/naturales) are yummy. The grounds were very clean, and everyone was...

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Linden, New Jersey
Reviewed 24 July 2014

I stayed here for a full week the third week of May. My friend and I stayed in an AC double room, the first one behind the pool. I thought it was clean, quiet, safe and overall a great value. The restaurant/bar was also very good (try a "Tropical Storm") and one of the things I liked the most was...

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2Thank VeronicaPra
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Good lower-cost place to stay while surfing in Nosara. The restaurant is delicious throughout the day, and the pool is great for relaxing. Location works well, both a short walk from the beach as well as close to a market, surf shops, and several other good restaurants. We chose one of the inexpensive non-AC rooms, it was perfect for our...

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Thank Dan A
Florida
Reviewed 14 June 2014

My family has stayed here over the years because the folks are friendly and helpful; the location is fantastic; the food is tasty; and the overall value is great. We have only stayed in the AC rooms and plan to return when we head back to Costa Rica.

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2Thank FloridaKittygal
Huntington Station, New York
Reviewed 17 May 2014

This is a great place that is centrally located to happening part of town. Easy walk to food market and bank. Bring water and take the jungle path. straight walk to the beach to surf the north end to paddle down to the palm tree. Great food.

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
Reviewed 1 May 2014

The Gilded Iguana is an adorable little hotel, and we thoroughly enjoyed the 3 nights we stayed there. It looks even better in person than it does on the website! Our room was cozy, clean, and perfect for us. It was such a friendly atmosphere - Joellen and her staff really seem to do their best to make everyone feel...

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1Thank SoundTravelerBand
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Reviewed 8 April 2014

We stayed in an AC room It was nice no problems really aside from our fridge being unplugged while we were gone for the day.. but they do try to conserve as much energy here as possible eco friendly aka.. turn off your fan, ac, and lights when you leave or the room service will while youre gone.. They have...

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Granada, Nicaragua
Reviewed 6 April 2014

My fiancee and I stayed at the Gilded Iguana for one night. The rooms were decent, and our room had AC. There's a pool and a smoothie bar at the hotel, as well as a restaurant. There's live music there twice per week (Tues and Fri, I think); we weren't there for the live music, but I imagine that it...

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

Thanks for taking the time to review our hotel, we appreciate everyone's opinions and can only improve ourselves if we listen to what people have to say. I'm finding it difficult though to understand the rating you gave us given your comments. You describe the amenities we offer, and make a speculative comment on our music nights that you were...

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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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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • 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
  • Laundry Service
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: $71 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Nosara
#7 Family 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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