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“Best pizza and wine in Guiones” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Giardino Tropicale

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Giardino Tropicale
Ranked #3 of 23 Hotels in Nosara
Certificate of Excellence
Telluride, Colorado
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8 reviews
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“Best pizza and wine in Guiones”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

I have never stayed at the hotel, but in my search for the best pizza, was directed here. (Closed during off-season; we had to come back a year later!) Guests of the hotel say that it is very nice and it seemed; strolling through, like a summer-camp paradise!
Having only dined there, I can say the service is professional, the wine is very good, and the pizza is some of the best I have ever had. We were celebrating our honey moon in 2013, and our first anniversary in 2014. The Malbec was very good and the pizza was melt in your mouth lovely, with a shared first course of salad, with chicken. Built on a hillside, in the traditional open style, you can enjoy the tropical night air. If you are in Guiones, it will require a short walk, which can be a treat, if the fireflys are out; or a bit of a challenge, if it is raining. Totally worth it! Very good! Romantic and special.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Michelle R
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Atenas, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

My daughter and I visited Giardino's and fell in love with this lovely place! The landscape with tropical plants and flowers was so lush, and, toward the evening, the lights come on just enough to make this an absolute magical experience! Words just can't describe it! The hosts, Marcel and Myriam are wonderful and welcoming, and we knew we were in good hands, as they are both very capable, well organised, and know what they're doing!! We hated to leave after only 3 days there...lucky for us, we live in Costa Rica, so make make the 3 hour drive there from time to time! The rooms were clean and inviting, and the food was quite good at the restaurant there..I hear the pizza is terrific, but did't try it! Coffee is hot, fresh and strong..perfection!
Thanks, Myriam and Marcel...we will be back!!!!

Room Tip: I recommend the second story..we stayed in "B" and enjoyed the beauty from the balcony!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

I was traveling alone, from Canada, with my 2 children for the first time. 8 and 11 years old. We stayed for 10 days at Giardino Tropicale and loved it. Myriam and Marcel were so welcoming and kind. We left feeling like family. Everyone associated with the hotel was kind and welcoming.
It was very hard to leave. The rooms are great, we had a kitchen and shopped at the local market as groceries were quite expensive in guiones.
We walked everywhere and felt completely safe at all times. The beach is very close.
We will return for another stay with Myriam and Marcel. They honestly took care of us like we were family. Our friends were staying at a (very expensive) yoga/healing resort near by and wished they would have stayed at Giardino Tropicale.
It was a tropical paradise and felt like home. We really did not want to leave and we are telling everyone to stay there. We miss waking up with our monkeys and all the birds !!! Thank you for making our first holiday perfect. Allison, Kelly and Andie

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Allison M
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Excelent place, very beautiful and well organized. The room is great, with air conditioning, frigobar and good space. The garden has cataloged species of plants.
The owners, Marcel & Myriam are lovely human beings, friendly and attentive.
The costs are fair, and the beach is 5 minutes distance walking.
Excelent waves for surfing around...

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

We just came back from a holiday in CR. Staying at Gardinio was one of the amazing highlights.
Everyone theres was SOOOO lovely and kind. Myriam and Marcel are amazing hots. Thank you so much for recommending the turtle watching and for trying to accomodate our friends when we arrived. The place is so beautiuful and we will plan a trip to be back one day. You have build a life project that is so lovely to enjoy, this place is AMAZING !!! Clean, beautiful and everything you need in a lovely town of Nosara.
We miss it already,
with love, Monika, Toby and the girls.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Springfield, Virginia
Level Contributor
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

A little pricey compared to other beach towns in Costa Rica but this is a pricier area in general. Cute grounds and the owners are nice and helpful. Rooms are basic w AC and fan though AC costs 15 more. Clean though ants on the floor but that comes w being on the beach
Be prepared to be woken up by monkeys howling and leaves/branches hitting your door. Beach nearby is great

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

Hosts Myriam and Marcel have created a lush and very peaceful home away from home for myself twice over the past years. My room was immaculate, as were the grounds planted with vibrant plants, and tended daily by the gardener. Even though I'm not a pool guy, the pool at Giardino invited me to cool off in the hot afternoons. There's always great coffee from the coffee espresso maker. And the on site restaurant has a full and diverse menu all in the same beautiful grounds. Everyone from surfers to yoga guys (I'm the latter) can come here for a great time while enjoying all the diverse treats Nosara has to offer. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Giardino Tropicale
Address: Playa Guiones, Nosara 5233, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Nosara
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Nosara
#3 Romantic Hotel in Nosara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 11
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