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“Very noisy and not clean” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of KayaSol Surf Hotel

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KayaSol Surf Hotel
Ranked #8 of 23 Hotels in Nosara
Ventura
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Very noisy and not clean”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

Stayed with my girlfriend at Kaya for a week. Super noisy, terrible beds and absolutely no comfort. You feel like you have been scammed for your money. I would not recommend this place to anybody, except you are going only for partying.

Overall a terrible place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Olafur P
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Sohan K, Owner at KayaSol Surf Hotel, responded to this review, 14 March 2012
Dear Oli P,

We are sorry to hear that your expectations were not met. Thank you for all of your helpful insight as we will be sure to use them to make improvements in the future. We would like to remedy this situation and would appreciate an email from you. Please contact us at info@kayasol.com
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

Close to the beach, beautiful atmosphere, great restaurant, simple and clean rooms!

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Sunnymango
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Sohan K, Owner at KayaSol Surf Hotel, responded to this review, 14 March 2012
Dear Sunnymango,

We are honored that you chose KayaSol to spend your vacation with and stoked to hear of your beautiful and simple experience. Thanks for sharing! We'll see you next time!
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Dunfanaghy, Ireland
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138 reviews
91 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

A hotel with a good location with an easy walk to a wonderful stretch of beach and surf. The restaurant and bar area, which also has a small pool, is well laid out and a place for social interaction. The food is reasonably priced and good. Some of it very good and if you are staying there you get a further 10% discount on food. The only issues were a little noise past the time when quiet should be the norm and my room was not as clean as it could have been and in fact wasn't cleaned or made up for the second night I was there! Bar staff and reception staff were very helpful and friendly and overall it was a good place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank trevcole
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Sohan K, Owner at KayaSol Surf Hotel, responded to this review, 14 March 2012
Glad you enjoyed our location close to the beach with all of the amenities. We at KayaSol are constantly striving to help make a more sustainable planet by incorporating a green cleaning schedule. All of our rooms are supplied with cleaning cards to be used when our clients feel they would like an extra cleaning within the 48 hour rotation. We enjoyed having you as part of our KayaSol family.
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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

I only stayed for one night. This hotel is in a great location, easy walk to the beach and the bar. The rooms are clean and secure. The beds were comfortable. Hot water in the showers! This is a great deal at this price.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank GringoVagando
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Sohan K, Owner at KayaSol Surf Hotel, responded to this review, 14 March 2012
So glad to hear you had a wonderful stay. Look forward to seeing you again next time for a longer visit!
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Missoula, Montana
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2011

Let me start with the fact that the rooms, staff, and restaurant were Great! Had a fabulous stay, felt very comfortable and safe the 6 nights I stayed. The restaurant food is absolutely Amazing!
Only problem was their Credit Card system...At first I was apparently over-charged for the private room the first 2 nights. I then moved to a different private room and was once again scrambled around for the charges. When I asked for a receipt of the credit card charges, I was at first told I couldn't have one, then I was given a simple hand-written receipt once I pressed the issue for proof. Now that I am looking at my Credit Card statement, they over-charged my rooms by 30%!!
Definitely be careful with the room charges!!!!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Zeke M
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Sohan K, Owner at KayaSol Surf Hotel, responded to this review, 28 January 2012
I am happy to hear that you had such a wonderful, comfortable visit and that you enjoyed the amazing food at our restaurant. During your visit we were in the 3 day process of upgrading to the most advanced credit card processing center and on-line booking engine available on the market today. During these 3 days of integrating into a seamless system, there was some over-lapping of charges. The printer needed to be programmed separately to connect to this new system and therefore our receptionist was not able to print a formal receipt. All extra charges however have been refunded in full. I apologize for any inconveniences this caused you.
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Boulder, Colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2011

My husband and I stayed at Kaya Sol for our honeymoon we couldn't have asked for a better place. The staff was beyond helpful and personable we really felt like part of their family. The food was delicious courtesy of Jorge. We looked forward to socializing with him at dinner every night. Also the beach was maybe a 3 min walk from the hotel. Any excursions we wanted to go on or had questions about Judy was there to answer. We were BEYOND SATISFIED and will be returning for another stay at KayaSol.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank HIllary B
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Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

One of the nicer looking hostels I've stayed in, probably because it is a hotel with hostel/dorm-style options. The pool with the waterfall was great if you wanted to get some sand off or just get tired of the beach for whatever reason. Bathrooms were clean except when the sink got clogged one day, but that was fixed quickly. I think it is better for families and people traveling together rather than solo travelers though but it's a great for the price (and there aren't many hostel options in Playa Guiones, especially in the low season).

Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
Helpful?
2 Thank alda8
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Sohan K, Owner at KayaSol Surf Hotel, responded to this review, 8 November 2011
Thank you for your review. Happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you back again next year!
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Additional Information about KayaSol Surf Hotel

Property: KayaSol Surf Hotel
Address: Norte Hotel Guilded Iguana 100 M, Nosara, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Nosara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — KayaSol Surf Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our quaint family owned and operated hotel is located on the 200M Maritime Protected Zone. A 2 minute walk takes you to the best surf Guiones has to offer. We boast great prices & location; clean, comfortable, simple rooms; and our service is excellent. We are located on the non-commercialized end of the beach which gives you the tranquility you deserve yet puts you within walking distance to shops, restaurants & yoga. Come and enjoy the good life. Pura Vida! ... more   less 
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