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Harbor Reef Surf Resort

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Reviewed 26 August 2016

I have stayed at the Harbor Reef twice, and had issues with the rooms both times. I will start off the review with the positive. The staff are INCREDIBLY accommodating, helpful, and friendly. The breakfast in the restaurant is quite nice, especially to get energy before surfing. The location is incredibly convenient to the beach, the nearby Beach Dog Cafe,...

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high springs fl
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

I have stayed here many time and the value and location are second to none. The staff is friendly, honest and helpful, especially sebastian and carlos. There is always great surfing in nosara but the kyle burger and location of harbor reef keep me coming back. You can't stay any closer to the beach than harbor reef, less than 5...

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1Thank sabastianunf
Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 June 2016

I've just stayed in their cheapest single room, and it was great value for money. No frills furnishing, but very comfortable, clean. Large and lush tropical plants throughout the grounds, and great swimming pool which is perfect for a post-surf dip. Great food and super friendly staff to boot. And it's really close to the beach!

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Reviewed 1 June 2016

We stayed there for a week, and had a little trouble on check-in with varying internet and a loud AC unit. Once we got to a room where both worked, it was a nice stay, clean rooms, and 2 GREAT POOLS. Many families were there for a surf championship on the weekend, taxing the restaurant crew a tad but overall...

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Grand Cayman
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

It almost got 4 stars because the front desk staff was amazingly pleasant and helpful. The grounds are lovely also. But we tried 2 different single rooms and they were a bit dingy or dreary (see pics). Plus everyday we told them that the shower had no hot water. The maintenance guy came at least once but the sink had...

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1Thank JCCayman
Encinitas, California
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Harbor Reef was a great experience. It has everything you'd want in Costa Rica. The rooms have good AC and are clean, and they stock your fridge with drinks daily if you desire. The staff is really the standout at this place, as everyone is extremely friendly and helpful. The front desk, the restaurant, etc; everyone is great. Two pools...

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Jaco
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We just returned from Harbor Reef and had a great weekend! The staff in reception was super friendly and very responsive to everything we asked! The room was great! Cold AC, great Mini refrigerator, coffee maker and even a wet bar sink, which made it great to keep some snack food in the room for the kids! We have been...

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Pasadena, California, United States
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Location, swim up bar, staff were all good. Rooms need to be updated and de bugged. Lots of ants. It was an invasion. I know they are everywhere but they shouldn't be out of control in the rooms. Shower head was replaced at our request. Spray was everywhere but on your body! Missing cabinet knobs left sharp nalis in the...

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Reviewed 19 April 2016

This was my sixth year in a row visiting Harbor Reef and the wonderful town of Nosara. Every year noticeable improvements/changes happen at HR. This year was the installation of their own water storage tanks, which in the dry season, means no more water rationing when the city turns off the spickets. Needless to say my wife was more than...

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Truckee, California
Reviewed 13 April 2016

The staff at Harbor Reef were wonderful. They helped us with all of our needs with a smile and good advice. The restaurant and bar; location, ambiance and staff were all excellent. Our room was comfortable, clean and safe. The location is perfect for a wide variety of activities within walking distance.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a 22 room hotel nestled in the jungle by the sea. Our rooms are surrounded by lush gardens and offer a tranquil setting for our guests to relax after a fun day surfing and exploring the beautiful area of Nosara. Our restaurant offers a swim up pool bar, great music, delicious food and cold cervezas. It's a great place to kick back in the evenings and mingle with our friendly and hospitable staff. Paradise awaits you. Pura Vida! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Harbor Reef Surf Resort

Address: Del Hotel Cafe De Paris 400 Suroeste y 150 al Este, Nosara, Costa Rica (Formerly Harbor Reef Lodge)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Harbor Reef Surf Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Harbor Reef Hotel Nosara
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#4 Romantic Hotel in Nosara
#4 Family Hotel in Nosara
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Nosara
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“Near the restaurant/bar will have loud music.”
 of 5 bubbles jeffreym632, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in Surf City buildings are in the back by 2nd pool and quiet!”
 of 5 bubbles davidpI7124AJ, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the newer rooms away from the bar, preferably on the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles TLCWorld, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Do not choose Reef Suite (above the restaurant) if you are traveling with children or go to bed early.”
 of 5 bubbles Jax4of4, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Rooms away from the Reef restaurant quieter. Small market walking distance from hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles sns60750, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
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