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Harbor Reef Hotel

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Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

friendly and fun tiki bar at the resort . I didn't stay there, but had a fun time having a few Imperial Beers with some surfing buddies A fun night out in Nosara! Very close to the beach! Full of surfers looking for waves

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Jon C, General Manager at Harbor Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review of our restaurant/bar! We appreciate you taking the time and we are delighted you enjoyed our fun atmosphere. We hope you will stay with us next time your travels bring you to Nosara. Until next time, Pura Vida!

Reviewed 1 June 2015

We had a great stay with Harbor Reef. The staff goes out of their way to help you with your travel/entertainment plans. The food, bar, and rooms are all great. They do a great job making you feel like you're home away from home. Thanks again, especially to the reception staff! See you guys again.

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Jon C, General Manager at Harbor Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Harbor Reef! We appreciate you taking the time to write in this forum for others to read. Thanks so much on the kind words about our staff. We really appreciate it! We hope you will consider Harbor Reef again when your travel plans allow. Until next time, Pura Vida!

The O.C.
Reviewed 26 May 2015

This was my fifth or sixth stay at Harbor Reef and it has never disappointed. I came down from my home in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica to visit friends staying at HR. They wanted a "comfortable, laid back place with sun and surf" and nothing fits that description better than HR. Friendly, attentive staff, clean comfortable rooms, just the right...

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Jon C, General Manager at Harbor Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Once again thank you so much for your great review of Harbor Reef! We thank you for your continued patronage to our hotel. Thanks a lot as well for inviting your friends to see what makes Harbor Reef and Playa Guiones so special. We hope you will continue to think of us again when your travel plans allow. Until next...

south florida
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Really enjoyed our stay at Harbor Reef. Our room was exactly what I had anticipated - clean, comfortable, and everything in working order. We had the Mirabella Suite, which is immediately across from the pool bar and underneath the yoga studio. This place seems to have great security - which is important in Nosara. There is a guard who notes...

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Jon C, General Manager at Harbor Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review of Harbor Reef! Its always nice to hear from such a seasoned traveler as yourself. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for the compliments to our hard working, friendly staff. We take pride in our work and love interacting with our guests. Our goal is to ensure you...

Reviewed 29 April 2015

Reef Hotel was great! There was a cleaner, a cook, and even a pool cleaner! You had private pool along with the beach conveniently located 2 minutes walking from the hotel. Everyone was super nice there and the jewelry was amazing!!! This is a MUST for a vacation home.

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Jon C, General Manager at Harbor Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review of Harbor Reef! We are delighted you enjoyed our grounds, amenities and the short walk to Playa Guiones! We've definitely got everything you need for your vacation to Nosara! We hope you will consider us again when your travel plans allow. Until next time, Pura Vida!

Middletown, NJ
Reviewed 27 April 2015

So, we stayed at Harbor Reef in April, at the very tail end of the dry season. As I give this review, as with any review, I am giving it in context of the surrounding area, and what else you may encounter. So, understand that Nosara is almost at the end of the road. Actually, there aren't really any good...

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Jon C, General Manager at Harbor Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great detailed review of Harbor Reef and the surrounding area. It's always nice to read about our area in detail from a first time visitor. Sorry you couldn't join us in July but we were delighted to be able to have you as our guests in early April. I see you joined us Easter...

River Vale, New Jersey
Reviewed 23 April 2015

We loved Harbor Reef for the great scene at the bar and restaurant (the pool bar is perfect). Staff were excellent and helpful and food and drink are great. Rooms are spare but all you need. Maybe a few less ants in the bathroom would have been nice... Great stay!

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Jon C, General Manager at Harbor Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review of our hotel! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We are happy you enjoyed our fun vibe in the restaurant and bar! We are constantly working on making the Reef the best spot in town to hang and enjoy some food and cold beverages. Sorry if you had some...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Harbor Reef is amazing! Clean, comfortable and accomodating with friendly and helpful staff. I loved the pool bar, where my favourite bartender, Carlos, not only made the most heavenly mango margarita, but was also very knowledgeable about the area and local attractions. I would most certainly recommend Harbor Reef to anyone travelling to Nosara!

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Jon C, General Manager at Harbor Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you much for your great review of our hotel! We really appreciate the kind words about our staff - we are lucky to have such a great team here at Harbor Reef! Our goals remain the same - to ensure our guests leave here feeling refreshed and excited to return to Guiones and Harbor Reef. Thank so much for...

Evanston, Illinois
Reviewed 23 April 2015

The staff is warm and wonderful. The location was tremendous. The connection with wildlife was appealing. In short, the Harbor Reef has much to offer. Would I stay there again? Yes. But, I would request a different room. Our room accommodated our family well but was by a noisy bar area. The bar didn't "rage" all night; but, it was...

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Jon C, General Manager at Harbor Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review of Harbor Reef! We really appreciate you taking the time to post in this forum for others to read. For your next visit please tell us of your needs and we will be happy to accommodate you in a room that it is best for your needs. With 23 rooms and 6...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 22 April 2015

I've stayed at Harbor Reef a half-dozen times or so in the past five years and its been great every time. This last was no exception. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms and facilities are well maintained. The location is great - I love walking the jungle trail to the beach with my surfboard.

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Jon C, General Manager at Harbor Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review of Harbor Reef! It's always great to get feedback from a longtime guest such as yourself! We really appreciate you choosing Harbor Reef year after year. We are honored that we are your favorite hotel in town. Thanks again for the great feedback and we hope to continue to serve you for years...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
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 Hotel

Address: | 400 Meters West and 200 Meters South Café de Paris, Nosara, Costa Rica (Formerly Harbor Reef Lodge)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Price Range: $241 - $356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Harbor Reef Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Harbor Reef Hotel Nosara
Harbor Reef Hotel Costa Rica/Nosara
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#4 Romantic Hotel in Nosara
#4 Family Hotel in Nosara
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Nosara
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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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