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Gilded Iguana Hotel

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#16 of 23 Hotels in Nosara
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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 17 November 2015

The hotel is in a great location, just a short stroll down the street to the north end of the beach. The room we stayed in was on the small side, but had everything we needed. The rooms and grounds are very well kept. The staff is friendly and helpful. The restaurant and bar are worth checking out, particularly for...

2Thank John D
Panama city beach
Reviewed 13 October 2015

This is for people who get costa rica! Rooms with and without a/c. New restaurant is very good. Exceptional pool and bar. Now again rooms are a little rustic but that is the real costa rica if you want silk sheets vacation somewhere else your to uptight. That is the real secret of Costa Rica/ Pura Vida...RELAX, don't sweat the...

4Thank Kac3697
Fort Lauderdale
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

I have stayed in plenty of hotels all around the world, different styles and sizes. This hotel was great. The level of cleanliness of the hotel was the same as any 5 star hotel. The food at the restaurant was amazing. My favorite was the Curry Snapper, Ceviche, Tuna Tartare, and the Mahi Steak. The location in Nosara was right...

2Thank polygirl55
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 31 July 2015

We checked into the Gilded Iguana after the house we had been renting in Nosara was robbed. Despite the difficult circumstances that we were going through, the people there made us feel welcome and facilitated things we needed to do such as calling our credit card companies and the embassy. The rooms were large and impeccably clean. It's a small...

2Thank Kikunia M
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This is a great budget hotel. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the food good and the bar interesting. A short walk to Giones beach, surfboard rentals right down the street, I left my car parked the whole time I was there and walked to everything.

1Thank Mark E
Reviewed 7 May 2015

The Gilded Iguana is simple but was perfect for us. One of the closest options to the beach, and on a quiet street. We will definitely recommend to friends. Loved the open air feel - waking up to birds & monkeys every morning. We saw several places that looked more modern, but we would definitely come back here because of...

2Thank Brian B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 April 2015

We were not staying here however ate dinner and breakfast here over the course of our stay in Nosara. We visited this place towards the end of our stay in Costa Rica and by that stage I had my fill of rice, beans and plantains so I went for the hamburger and fries which really hit the spot. For breakfast...

1Thank Don1989
Roanoke, VA
Reviewed 22 April 2015

We did not stay here but ate dinner and lunch at the restaurant. The prices were good. Pay with your debit card and you will get a better exchange rate than you do if you pay in dollars. Food was fresh. Desserts were delightful. And they had choices for picky kids. Don't be in a hurry - they are on...

1Thank Gertsen
Reviewed 20 April 2015

I spend 4 days in this hotel, 1 room for 2 near to the restaurant, and it was a nice experience. It's like 5 min away from a gas station and a bank, near to Guiones beach and 5 km away of Playa Pelada. The room was average, no AC but fans were alright, refrigerator, friendly environment, clean facilities. If...

1Thank Mary M
Los Osos, California
Reviewed 28 March 2015

I booked this small old hotel for a few days before a retreat at a more posh resort and I'm so glad I did! My room, number 2, was behind the restaurant, and since I ate all my meals here, it was perfect. Not lavish, no air conditioning, but the fans were just right. Low key, kicked back staff made...

2Thank BeMorningstar

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: RM220 - RM440 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Gilded Iguana Hotel Costa Rica/Nosara
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Nosara
#6 Family Hotel in Nosara
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Nosara
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“We had a large suite above the restaurant. Nice balcony off the room.”
tjavascott, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Bring ear plugs if you get a room without a/c and windows”
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.”
aliciachristopher, 1 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The A/C room was nice to have, though I'm not certain it was necessary.”
johndX6379RL, 16 Nov 2015 | Read review
“I stayed upstairs for more breeze and was very comfortable without AC”
816marke, 29 Jun 2015 | Read review
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