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    Gilded Iguana Hotel

    Playa Guiones, Nosara 5233, Costa Rica
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    Traveller (63)
    Pool & Beach (10)
    Room & Suite (7)
    • Excellent65%
    • Very good26%
    • Average5%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible2%
    14 Feb 2017
    “Fantastic Stay”
    9 Jun 2016
    “Close to the beach, nice, clean, large room!”
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Multilingual Staff
    Wheelchair Access
    Laundry Service
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    1 - 5 of 128 reviews

    Reviewed 14 February 2017

    We loved this hotel. The restaurant is great as well. My family and I stayed for nearly a week. We woke each morning to the noise of the howler monkeys. The hotel has a nice pool which is refreshing after spending time at the beach.

    Thank tjavascott
    Response from jgross123, Owner at Gilded Iguana HotelResponded 13 April 2017

    Thanks for your patronage the new hotel will open early 2018 we will have discounts for any past guest who re-book. Details coming soon

    Reviewed 9 June 2016

    Room was very clean, comfortable, large! and affordable for Nosara. No a/c, but didn't miss it with screened windows open and fans on. Restaurant and bar onsite - very good food! Although a bit expensive, which is to be expected for Nosara.

    Thank Lucki_Traveler
    Response from jgross123, Owner at Gilded Iguana HotelResponded 13 April 2017

    Thank you. We are currently under renovation and construction and will reopen early 2018. We will offer discounts for past guests to stay at the hotel once re-opened.

    Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

    The gilded iguana was a great place to visit Costa Rica and enjoy it's jungles, be close to the beach and have a laid-back atmosphere. If nosara had historical sites to go to, the gilded iguana would be one of them, being built in the...More

    Thank Courtney S
    Reviewed 3 March 2016

    We stayed for 10 nights in January and never did get a good night of sleep during our stay. We stayed in unit 4 where we had stayed in years past. Since our stay years ago this unit has seen little, if anything, in terms...More

    1  Thank suentony2016
    Reviewed 2 March 2016

    We had a room over the restaurant (#6), not at all noisy at night. The windows do not have glass (just wire mesh) and there is no air conditioning, but we had a nice breeze and our room temp was good. We had a coffee...More

    Thank aliciachristopher
    • 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
    • Outdoor pool
    • Price range
    • US$50 - US$100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel Style
    • #5 Family Hotel in Nosara
    • #7 Romantic Hotel in Nosara
    • #16 On the Beach Hotel in Nosara
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites ,
    • Smoking rooms available ,
    • 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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    7 July 2017|
    Response from jgross123 | Property representative |
    Probably feb 1 2018.
    11 January 2017|
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    Response from jgross123 | Property representative |
    Hotel feb 1 2018. Restaurant possibly earlier.
    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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