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The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel

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Ratings and reviews
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good12%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Suites
Poolside Bar
Concierge
Wheelchair Access
Business Centre
Laundry Service
3 Star Hotel
The landmark at the beaches of Nosara, Costa Rica. The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel & Restaurant is a historic town icon; over the last 40 years it has served as a gathering point where travelers and locals come together to share awesome stories, music, drinks, waves, and good times. The...
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Playa Guiones, Nosara 5233, Costa Rica
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22.2 km to Nosara Beach Airport
22 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
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Reviewed yesterday

I love this place. Recently stayed there with a client and I continue to refer people. The food is amazing. The rooms are beautifully appointed. The people that work there are the best! They have a super fun bar and live music. The pool is...More

Thank Eisa B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beautiful design of this hotel is only matched by the attentive cheerfulness of the staff. We loved the restaurant, it's very safe, and in a great location. Only negative for us is it's very popular with families and wasn't the peaceful couples experience we...More

Thank Tom K
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely spot - the remodeled hotel feels like Costa Rican paradise, whether you are a surfer or not (we were not). Decor feels like it's out of a decorating magazine, lovely pool and restaurant, close to the beach, and quite mosquito/fly free due to...More

Thank Tamar K
Response from Donovan G, Manager at The Gilded Iguana Surf HotelResponded 1 week ago

Tuesday night is when the whole town meets at The Gilded Iguana. It has been a tradition since long time ago. Thank you very much for your nice comments. We are happy you liked our bug mist repellant. We will be looking forward to welcome...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been in Costa Rica for 2 weeks now. We were renting a home but wound up getting “stuck” here when our son came down with a double inner ear infection. Not a bad place to ah e to get stuck. We searched Nosara for...More

Thank Harold L
Response from Donovan G, Manager at The Gilded Iguana Surf HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your sincere comments. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and also because of the good impression you took back home. We will be happy to welcome you again very soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place blows away all the other hotels in Nosara in all aspects- the room, the amenities, the service, the design. We went with our 4 year old and newborn because Harmony was booked the first nights we were there. We fell in love with...More

Thank nycwanderlustgrl
Response from Donovan G, Manager at The Gilded Iguana Surf HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Our goal is to make you happy and hopefully welcome you back in Nosara and The Gilded Iguana. Thank you for your comments.

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The landmark at the beaches of Nosara, Costa Rica. The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel & Restaurant is a historic town icon; over the last 40 years it has served as a gathering point where travelers and locals come ...More together to share awesome stories, music, drinks, waves, and good times. The Iguana is located right in front of the main acces to Playa Guiones, one of the most consistent surf breaks in the world. The Hotel and all of the new rooms and facilities have been designed with surfers and outdoor lovers in mind. One of the most famous and well loved vacation destination hotels in Nosara the hotel for surfers, families, expats, and experiential travellers. **NEWS** - Gilded Iguana has been totally renovated and relaunch open March 15th, 2018 . Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beachfront
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair Access
Room Service
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Style
Family
,
Romantic
,
On the Beach
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Family
,
Romantic
,
On the Beach
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Contact Information
Hotel class
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Family
,
Romantic
,
On the Beach
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Accessible rooms
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Dining (6)
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wendy1218purple
7 July 2017|
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Response from jgross123 | Property representative |
Probably feb 1 2018.
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riva9129
11 January 2017|
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Response from jgross123 | Property representative |
Hotel feb 1 2018. Restaurant possibly earlier.
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Room Tips
"The double beds were a bit small, pick a king bed if you can."
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"We like Jungle Rooms."
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"Pool / surfer room"
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"In my Opinion the rooms in the secund floor pool front are better. Has a nice and large balcony with pool..."
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