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The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
PREMIUM 2 QUEEN BEDS | Terrace/patio

Overview of The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel

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The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel

4.0 star property

4.9/5 Exceptional

Top rated for cleanliness (5.0/5)

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
Map
Playa Guiones, Nosara

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationFrog Pad1 min walk
  • Popular LocationNosara Beach4 min walk
  • Popular LocationPlaya Pelada11 min walk
  • AirportTamarindo (TNO)104 min drive

Room options

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 Playa Pelada. Be sure not to miss outdoor adventures like mountain biking and hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Frog Pad - 1 min walk
  • Nosara Beach - 4 min walk
  • Playa Pelada - 11 min walk
  • Safari Surf School - 12 min walk
  • Nosara Spanish Institute - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 122 min drive

Restaurants

  • Pacifico Azul Guiones - 2 min walk
  • 10 Pies - 2 min walk
  • Sushi mar - 4 min walk
  • Pacifico Azul - 5 min walk
  • El Local - 8 min walk

About this property

The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel

4-star hotel by the ocean, refurbished in 2018
You can look forward to free continental breakfast, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a poolside bar at The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a white sand beach, beach towels, and surfing. Indulge in a body scrub, aromatherapy, and reflexology at the onsite spa. Yoga classes are offered at the gym; other things to do include ecotours. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a terrace and a garden.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool and a children's pool, with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • Free bicycle rentals, an area shuttle, and an area shuttle
  • Concierge services, wedding services, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the pool, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All guestrooms at The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel have perks such as free international calls and premium bedding, as well as amenities like late night room service and free WiFi.
Extra amenities include:
  • Frette Italian sheets and rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Bathrooms with hydromassage showers and free toiletries
  • Electric kettles, ceiling fans, and daily housekeeping

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

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 on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 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
  • Room service available

Things to do

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

Family friendly

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

Conveniences

  • 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

Business services

  • Conference center
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

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

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Beach towels
  • Renovated entire property - March 2018
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

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

Bathroom

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

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Minibar

More

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

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Check-in

99% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

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
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 49.0 per day
Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 20.0 per night

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 100
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 50 (from 6 to 12 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 150.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 20.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 49.0 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 may be 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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property 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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Frequently asked questions

Does The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.

How much does it cost to stay at The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel?

As of Sep 28, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel on Oct 2, 2022 start from $191.52, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel?

Check-out is at noon.

Does The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 150.00 per vehicle applies.

Where is The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel located?

Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Nosara Beach and Playa Pelada. Garza Beach and Ostional National Wildlife Refuge are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Overall score and ratings

4.9

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 240 out of 255 reviews
5 - Excellent 94%
Rating 4 - Good. 12 out of 255 reviews
4 - Good 5%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 255 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 255 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 255 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5.0/5

Cleanliness

4.9/5

Staff & service

4.8/5

Amenities

4.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.9/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Patricia
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff was great. They were knowledgeable and friendly.
Stayed 6 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Byron
Stayed 10 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Chelsea
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Was truly a magical honeymoon. Thank you for everything.
Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

hailey, San Clemente
Traveled with group, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent boutique hotel. The place to stay in Nosara
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Trevor
Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Immaculate property and amenities. …Not inexpensive but they deliver on all fronts - rooms, restaurant, poolside vibe, surf club, gym, spa, bike rentals etc. Definitely will be back.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

2/5 Poor

Trevor
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

TJ
Stayed 6 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Quinn
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Daniel Wesley
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was an amazing property I would highly recommend anyone wanting to relax on the beach in a very nice modern hotel with excellent service and staff.
Stayed 4 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Jennifer
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
If you are looking for that Nosara experience please stay here. It is right in the heart of the hustle and bustle but behind closed doors it's calm and inviting. I enjoyed my stay and wish I could have stayed longer.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022