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Gilded Iguana Hotel

#17 of 23 Hotels in Nosara
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 27 January 2013

Fodor's review was accurate. Welcoming place, whether you're staying there or stopping by for drink. Central location, close to beach. Basic pool, but hit the spot during the heat of the day. Staff was helpful. We did the less expensive $50 no A/C room. Great bargain. Gilded Iguana clearly warned that these rooms were close to the action, so could...

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Ennis, Ireland
Reviewed 7 January 2013

We really enjoyed our stay here. The room was basic but we felt very safe. The pool was great for the children and we were just a few minutes walk to the beach. Nosara Surf Academy was just on site also and the Instructers were very professional and nice. The restaurant was great with a big menu to choose from....

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Vienna, Virginia
Reviewed 21 December 2012

The hotel was very relaxed, the room large and clean, the pool small but sufficient for what we needed, but the main pluses of the hotel were the people we met, the staff and the food. We stayed at the Gilded Iguana for 3 nights after a rather adventurous and active stay in the Arenal area and we were just...

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Golden, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 6 December 2012

Excellent food, the beverage selection is incredible, great staff, fun times. The music nights are excellent as well. An awesome place centrally located with a staff that really cares. During the high season make sure you book early. Food is always fresh and tasty.

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

Hi Bruce, Thank you for the great review, we aim to ensure our guests an enjoyable holiday, so it's always nice to have the hard work everyone puts in recognized. I noticed your very kind comments on our food and drinks as well and wanted to let you know that there is a separate site that you can share your...

Arlington, VA
Reviewed 27 November 2012

So, The Gilded Iguana. Been around since 1989. Staff is very pleasant & professional, esp those that work in the bar / restaurant & housekeeping area. Rooms are varied. There are the 2nd story rooms over the restaurant with nice balconies. There are rooms in a 2-story bldg over to the right of the restaurant. There are the rooms behind...

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

HI There, Thank you so much for your kind review and for alerting us to the noise issue in room 7. Having not stayed in the room myself, I had no idea! We have trimmed back the trees and are thinking of a solution for the drain pipe chain. This has been a great example of how Trip Advisor can...

Nosara, Costa Rica
Reviewed 19 November 2012

We live in Nosara so can't comment on the guest rooms but the food is always really really good. Best casado plate in Nosara. Great veggie burgers. Everything always fresh. Excellent service. Be sure to make a reservation during busy season. A great place for lunch or dinner; we are there frequently.

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Claremont, California, United States
Reviewed 13 October 2012

My girlfriend and I both recently became vegetarians and being health conscious and traveling usually are hard to mix. After arriving at the Gilded Iguana, we felt right at home with the clean/comfortable stay, the happy go lucky staff, the Sublime/Marley influenced ipod mix, and most importantly for us the excellent and high quality menu items that we couldn't get...

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

Hi Craig, Thanks for the great review! Our staff are our biggest asset at the Iguana and it's nice to see them get the recognition they deserve. Our restaurant also has it's own trip advisor page if you want to share your rave reviews there! Thanks again and hope to see you back again in the future.

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 29 August 2012

My husband and I just returned from a 9-day trip to Guiones Beach, Costa Rica. The Gilded Iguana was the perfect place for us to stay. We were comfortable and very well taken care of. Our room was great, and we loved the surfboard racks in the room and clothesline right outside. The Gilded Iguana is centrally located and surfboard...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2012

I have never written a review before but my time at the Gilded Iguana was so good I thought it only fair to write one! We stayed for 5 days in early August and loved it. The food is fantastic, (especially the salads, and the tuna, and the chimichanga!). The service was great in a friendly make you feel at...

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Jackson, Wyoming
Reviewed 21 August 2012

Wonderful accommodations in a perfectly remote spot. We have spent many weeks at the Gilded Iguana and love the location. It is central to everything, the beach, great food and lots of jungle walks. There is live music a couple nights a week depending on the time of season. The rooms are great, although we were partial to the air...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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: $67 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Gilded Iguana Hotel Costa Rica/Nosara
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Nosara
#7 Family Hotel in Nosara
#14 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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