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The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel

Star Rating
3 out of 5
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Reviews

5.0 / 5Exceptional
63 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Frog Pad
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Nosara Beach
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Safari Surf School
    12 min walk
  • Airport
    Tamarindo (TNO)
    110 min drive

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1-844-709-7928
  • PREMIUM 1 KING BED

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • PREMIUM 2 QUEEN BEDS

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
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About this area

Nosara

Located in Nosara, The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel is near the airport and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Nosara Beach and San Juanillo Beach. Safari Surf School and Nosara Wildlife Rescue are also worth visiting.

4.9/5 guest location rating

Guests like it for

  • Good eats (30 reviews)
  • Walkable (29 reviews)
  • Safe (26 reviews)

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Frog Pad - 1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Nosara Beach - 4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Playa Pelada - 11 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Safari Surf School - 12 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Nosara Spanish Institute - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.) - 133 min drive

About this property

The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel

3-star hotel near the beach
At The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel, spend the day relaxing on the nearby beach or pampering yourself at the hotel's full-service spa. All 29 soundproofed rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet, and minibars. Guests will also find balconies or patios, room service, and Frette Italian sheets.
The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel offers 29 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Beds feature Frette Italian sheets and premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access.
Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads and hydromassage showerheads, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; local and international calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.
In addition to a full-service spa, The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant and a snack bar/deli. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning as well as a complimentary manager's reception. A computer station is located on site and wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.
This beach hotel also offers a children's pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. For a surcharge, the property provides an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle. Complimentary self parking is available on site. A total renovation of this property was completed in March 2018.
The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel is a smoke-free property.
An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
The onsite spa has 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include facials, body wraps, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.
The spa is open daily.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 20.0 per night.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Property payment types

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Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 150.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 20.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

  • Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel Nosara
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  • Gilded Iguana Surf
  • The Gilded Iguana Surf
  • The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel Hotel
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  • The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel Hotel Nosara

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 6 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Ecotours
  • Fitness center
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Computer station
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 2 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Reflexology
  • Spa open daily

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

More

  • Beach towels
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Frette Italian sheets
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free international calls
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing

Nearby things to do

Activities

  • Beach access
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Mountain biking

Frequently asked questions

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4.9
Cleanliness
4.9
Service and Staff
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Amenities
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Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Beautiful hotel, every employee works to make your stay enjoyable; Management has done a great job training the staff on service and customer experience

Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

I've never stayed somewhere I love as much as here. We moved from a local Airbnb to the Gilded Iguana, and I wish I had thought of it sooner. So many things to love about it, but most of all, the staff! They are wonderful, so helpful, and make you feel welcomed immediately. I interacted most with Irene and Loren (who are angels), but honestly EVERYONE was fantastic. The restaurant staff is amazing, especially JC and another woman who works there who I wish I asked for the name of. Other things to love are just how spacious and beautiful the rooms are (the downside is that we faced the construction of the yoga studio during our stay), the saltwater pool (my favorite, for sure!), and the food at the restaurant, which was mostly spot-on. Down the street is the juice bar, which we visited and which has really tasty bowls and refreshing drinks (tied to the Surf Club). The location is also more than perfect as it's about a 200 meter walk from the beach. As well, it's super close to a tons of places to eat, etc. I had a facial at the spa with Karen (and Nela was the wonderful manager), and it was sublime. Just a gem of a place!

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The service was the best I Have ever received at any of the finest hotels in the world! Irene was amazing at the desk !

Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

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