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Reviewed 20 April 2018

The Gardens has been our home away from home for many years in Costa Rica after staying many other places first. We landed there and never left! Spacialle and Enrique are wonderful, they are warm and welcoming and treat their guests as family, so when you stay here it's cozy and feels like home. The rooms are fresh and airy, gardens are beautiful, breakfast is delicious, you will be greeted by the furbabies that live at the hotel everyday, and spending time in the salt water pool during the hot afternoons as well as meeting new people makes staying here wonderful!

Room Tip: All rooms are great depending on what you are looking for and the number of people in your group.
Stayed: February 2018, travelled with friends
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Thank dancerkim1977
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

We had an all around wonderful experience staying at The Gardens. The coffee in the room was most excellent. The entire facility was kept clean and pristine. The grounds and rooms are beautiful. We had easy walks to just about everything in the village. Delicious morning meals at the poolside cabana.

  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank islandpetmobiles2018
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

The website almost seems too lovely to be true, but The Gardens proved to be much more than a pretty face on a computer screen. I was in Nosara for a Yoga Teacher Certification at Nexus Yoga Institute and had my sons booked at The Gardens for my younger son's spring break. I decided immediately upon checking them in to forgo my bunk bed at Nexus to stay with them for part of my trip here in this little bit of paradise. Everywhere we went on the grounds, almost immediately, people called us by name. Spacialle, Kate, Mari and entire, housekeeping, grounds and El Local restaurant staff were beyond kind and accommodating. From the beautifully appointed rooms (each with its own charming outdoor space), the pool and breakfast area, the delicious and included breakfasts, bikes available for use, surfboards available to rent, the beautiful onsite gift shop, and the fun, delectable offerings at El Local onsite restaurant, there is not a thing missing. The lushly landscaped grounds are well thought out, and no one needs an elliptical machine for exercise with the steps up and down the hillside.

If you like the idea of waking to the primal call of howler monkeys and rising to make delicious freshly roasted, organic Costa Rican coffee in your room before you tackle another perfect day of surf, yoga, mountain biking, horseback riding, ziplining across the jungle treetops or simply relaxing by the pool, The Gardens Hotel has access to whatever your Pura Vida heart desires.

Don't hesitate. Book this delightful destination now ... before I beat you to it. Namaste.

Stayed: April 2018
Thank jenny n
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

The hotel was just recently remodeled with all new furniture and bedding in each room. I have stayed here several times over the past years and the Management is one of the things that keeps me coming back. Spacielle, the GM, treats you like family and she will do everything in her power to make sure your stay 5 stars.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled with family
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Thank JefffromVB
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

This was or second time back to this hotel, and we love the welcoming and relaxed vibe it offers.The hotel is set back from the road and just far enough away from the busier 'downtown' area of Guiones, but close enough to feel like you are right in the middle of it all- just a few minutes walk to the best spots in the area. My kids loved the pool - and it was nice to have a pool that you can actually swim in. The included breakfast was always big enough for us, but there were lots of low cost add-ons if still hungry. The hotel managers are super friendly- Spacialle has lots of great suggestions on places to eat and things to do. The hotel restaurant has live music some nights too. Highly recommend!

Stayed: March 2018, travelled with family
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Thank mjoregan
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