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
Terrace/Patio

Overview of The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel

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The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel

4 out of 5

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Playa Guiones, Nosara

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNosara Beach4 min walk
  • Popular LocationPlaya Pelada11 min walk
  • Popular LocationSamara Beach54 min drive
  • AirportTamarindo (TNO)104 min drive

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About this area

Nosara

Located in Nosara, The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel is near the airport and near the beach. Nosara Wildlife Rescue is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Nosara Beach and Playa Pelada. Be sure not to miss outdoor adventures like hiking/biking trails and mountain biking.

What's nearby

  • Frog Pad - 1 min walk
  • Nosara Beach - 4 min walk
  • Playa Pelada - 11 min walk
  • Safari Surf School - 12 min walk
  • Samara Beach - 54 min drive

Getting around

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

Restaurants

  • Pura Pizza — 2 min walk
  • Cafe Fiore — 2 min walk
  • 10 Pies — 2 min walk
  • Bagel House — 10 min walk
  • Café de Paris — 11 min walk

About this property

The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel

4-star beach hotel with a full-service spa
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 room service, Frette Italian sheets, and rainfall showerheads.
The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel offers 29 accommodations with minibars and safes. 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.

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.

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/boogie boarding
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

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

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No elevators
  • 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

  • Conference center
  • Meeting rooms

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 contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • 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
  • 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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Policies

Check-in

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

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 21 2021 to September 30 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Swimming pool
The property will be renovating from September 21 2021 to September 30 2021 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Dining venue
  • Swimming pool
During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.
The following facilities are closed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday:
  • Restaurant

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

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 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 Visa and Mastercard; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

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

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Overall score and ratings

4.9

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 180 out of 191 reviews
5 - Excellent 94%
Rating 4 - Good. 10 out of 191 reviews
4 - Good 5%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 191 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 191 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 191 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5.0/5

Cleanliness

4.9/5

Staff & service

4.9/5

Amenities

4.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great place to stay! Wonderful hotel 2 minutes walking distance from the beach and surfing club. The facility is stunning well designed, the garden area outside the room , the pool area and our room, everything just looks so good. The place is spacious, quiet, clean, with good vibes. We got Excellent service from everyone onsite. The restaurant has very good food we had breakfasts and dinners. Good WIFI coverage all over the area. Safe and minibar in the room. It is possible to rent bikes and same with surfing boars at the surfing club. There is a high awareness to prevent Covid and it was nice to the staff following the procedures to keep us safe. We decided extend our stay. Highly recommended hotel.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group, Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing staff and amazing property
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great hotel! Staff excellent! Breakfast was great. Location spot on.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Great
Stayed 8 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel itself was beautifully designed. The restaurant was excellent between the staff and food. The pool was a highlight. Beds super comfy. Only criticism was they didn't provide any water in the rooms.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2021