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Harbor Reef Surf Resort

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Wilmington, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Room was CRAZY hot. Fully understand your in the tropics in CR, however, don't advertise A/C if it's not A/C. Restaurant was convenient, however, the service was terrible and food sub-par — go to the Beach Dog cafe 100 feet down the street. Well worth the walk. Lastly, no, those aren't 3 Baby Ruth candy bars floating in the pool....

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ReefManagement, Gerente at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review about Harbor Reef Surf Resort. We apologize that your expectation were not met during your family stay. The summer is just starting and it gets pretty hot here. Your room presented an inconvenient with the A/C and once you reported to the reception, we prepare everything to fix it as soon as possible. Our restaurant...

Willow Spring, North Carolina
Reviewed 30 November 2015

The Web site for this "resort" were certainly misleading. Result was a barely satisfactory stay at the resort. If you are a surfer that has low expectations of rooms and amenities then this may be a place for you. Our room was a tired version of what was expected from their web site. Our son's room that was supposed to...

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ReefManagement, Gerente at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review about Harbor Reef Surf Resort. We apologize that your expectations were not met. Our website is being updated constantly to show our visitors the unity of our hotel, environment, and Guiones Beach beauty. We always ask our clients to let us know about anything they need during the stay. And unfortunately the A/C of your...

San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 25 November 2015

The place is OK. Our room, second floor, was also OK. The stairways could be difficult for elders. A little bit noise with our neighbors. You could hear them walk / talk. It was very noisy when it rained. The bed is fine. It`s a kind of dark because it's surrounded by trees and bushes. Fells like jungle. Good for...

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ReefManagement, Gerente at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of Harbor Reef! We have lots of vegetation around our rooms that makes it feel a very natural environment. We always ask our guests their needs to accommodate them in the best room we considered for them, for example second floor. November is the last month of the rainy season and these past...

Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

My wife and I just returned from a great week in Nosara. The staff was excellent as well as the hotel room and grounds. The best thing about the hotel was the location. A short walk to the beach, restaurants and shopping. The reef restaurant in the hotel served good food that we enjoyed several times. There were two pools...

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ReefManagement, Gerente at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for review of Harbor Reef Surf Resort! The hotel definitely has a priviledge location just minutes away from Playa Guiones. Thanks for your good comments about our staff. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you soon again! Pura Vida!

Sattel, Switzerland
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Thank you Habour Reef Team for your great work. I can only recomend staying there. The staff is very friendly and profesional. You get treated like a Queen/King and they put in the extra mile to Keep you happy. The room was great, very clean and well maintaned. The Food was the best I ate in Nosara. The beach is...

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ReefManagement, Gerente at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of Harbor Reef Surf Resort and Reef Restaurant! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your good comments about our staff, rooms and food! Playa Guiones is a delightful beach and we are privileged to be just minutes away from it. We hope to have you again soon...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 7 November 2015

This was an amazing trip and could not have been better if we stayed anywhere else other than the Harbor Reef. The grounds of the hotel are beautiful and very well maintained. There are two pools, both amazing (one has a swim up bar). The staff was excellent and very accommodating. Two of the staff members (David and Sebastian) go...

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ReefManagement, Gerente at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review about Harbor Reef Surf Resort! It was once again a great pleasure serving you. Our staff is always very helpfull in assisting every client on what they need of the area. We appreciate your comments of David and Sebastian. It will be a pleasure to have you back at Harbor Reef! Pura Vida!

Reviewed 6 November 2015

After a long day of work, I got to HR and went to the reception desk to find out they didn't have my reservation. Fortunately they realized it was their fault and managed to get me a room for that night. This is definitely not a luxury hotel but I think it is a nice, clean and safe place to...

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Muchas gracias por su opinión acerca de Harbor Reef Surf Resort! Realizamos nuestro mayor esfuerzo para solucionar la situación lo...

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 24 October 2015

This is a great hotel if you are looking for something near the beach, is walking distance from Guiones Beach, the service is very good, however, the same-price rooms are not exactly the same, for example: we went 4 for a trip, so we get 2 rooms, 2 of us got a nice 2 beds-bedroom with a nice bathroom but...

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ReefManagement, Gerente at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of Harbor Reef Surf Resort! We definitely have a good location as we are very close to Playa Guiones. Even though you and your friends reserved the same room category, they have different types of beds and some are in different buildings too. The rate is according to the capacity, in this case two in each...

Reviewed 12 September 2015

We've stayed at the Harbor Reef many times because of its incredible staff and Costa Rican flair. It continues to be a very enjoyable experience. The Reef has added a new Yoga area above the main pool which is a hit for many women while the guys are surfing. It also seems to be drawing a more international clientele. We...

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ReefManagement, General Manager at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review of Harbor Reef! We are delighted you continue to enjoy our hotel year after year. It's always great to hear from our long time clients how we improve and grow over the years and each year we definitely bring something new the table. Thanks for the great words about our Surf City rooms...

Culver City, California
Reviewed 12 September 2015

My husband and I decided to visit Costa Rica for our 1-year wedding anniversary. We've been to Panama and Nicaragua in the past, so we're big fans of Central America. We had the most amazing time in Nosara and Playa Guiones and at Harbor Reef. It was exactly the experience I was looking for. After doing extensive research of all...

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ReefManagement, General Manager at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great detailed review of Harbor Reef! It was a pleasure serving you and your husband during your stay. It's nice to hear how we compare to other trips you've taken in Central America. Its become such a huge destination for traveling surfers and we are happy to hear we made it to the top...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a 22 room hotel nestled in the jungle by the sea. Our rooms are surrounded by lush gardens and offer a tranquil setting for our guests to relax after a fun day surfing and exploring the beautiful area of Nosara. Our restaurant offers a swim up pool bar, great music, delicious food and cold cervezas. It's a great place to kick back in the evenings and mingle with our friendly and hospitable staff. Paradise awaits you. Pura Vida! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Harbor Reef Surf Resort

Address: Del Hotel Cafe De Paris 400 Suroeste y 150 al Este, Nosara, Costa Rica (Formerly Harbor Reef Lodge)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Harbor Reef Surf Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Harbor Reef Hotel Nosara
Harbor Reef Surf Resort Costa Rica/Nosara
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Nosara
#4 Family Hotel in Nosara
#4 Romantic Hotel in Nosara
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Near the restaurant/bar will have loud music.”
 of 5 bubbles jeffreym632, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in Surf City buildings are in the back by 2nd pool and quiet!”
 of 5 bubbles davidpI7124AJ, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the newer rooms away from the bar, preferably on the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles TLCWorld, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Do not choose Reef Suite (above the restaurant) if you are traveling with children or go to bed early.”
 of 5 bubbles Jax4of4, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Rooms away from the Reef restaurant quieter. Small market walking distance from hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles sns60750, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
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