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Gaia Hotel & Reserve

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Km 2.7 Carretera Quepos a Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
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Naalehu, Hawaii, United States
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If your vacation goal is private luxury with pura vida, look no further than the Gaia resort. A boutique, 22-room gem of a small hotel, you are in the middle of a private reserve controlled by Gaia. They are in the midst of a Macaw rescue program than features these magnificent birds in flight usually every morning and evening. Say... More 

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los angeles
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110 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What makes Gaia special are the people who work there, from the front desk/concierge guys, who were helpful with any request and question, to the dining room staff who remembered our names and even our coffee preferences (thanks, Manfred!). The rooms are lovely, and there's an infinity pool. The room came with free and ample breakfast (including hot dishes), free... More 

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Interesting review. We are indeed located outside the main "drag" and that is what makes Gaia unique. Located on 15 acres of pristine natural wildlife with our own private nature reserve, we set ourselves apart from other resorts. Thank you for your comments. And thank you for sharing your thoughts on this TripAdvisor forum. More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our deluxe suite was heavenly, with views for miles. The cheerful staff were gracious from the start and made our stay seem effortless. Scarlet Macaws, breeding at Gaia's private reserve, greeted us each day. It was such a relaxing setting that we mainly recharged in the private alcoves around the infinity pools. It feels like you are in a tropical... More 

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thanking our recent guests for their most wonderful review. We appreciate your very kind words and for sharing on this TripAdvisor forum. We look forward to seeing you again and perhaps you will give us 5 stars. More 

Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very comfortable resort close to the entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park. Excellent service. High quality tasty food in the restaurant perched looking out over the rainforest towards the ocean. Three levels of pools with waterfalls and pool bar. We stayed in a loft room overlooking the top pool. Great design and very comfortable with lots of space to spread... More 

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments and for giving us a 5 star review. Indeed, we are all about nature with our own vast nature reserve with complimentary tours for our guests every day. Perched high atop Gaia Mountain, the views of the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding rain forest and mountains are simply breathtaking! Thank you for sharing on... More 

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiance and I stayed here for a couple days before going down to Mal Pais. Let me tell you, this place is awesome! We were expecting nice, but this place exceeded all of our expectations. The staff were exceptionally nice, accommodating and so friendly! The room was so comfortable, clean and even had Netflix. Fast WiFi too It was... More 

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

And Thank You for choosing us to celebrate your special holiday! We loved having you on our property and so thrilled we exceeded your expectations. Thank you for your wonderful story on this TripAdvisor forum. More 

Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was amazed by this hotel. I travel a lot and from the first moment I entered the hotel the service was outstanding. My jungle view suite was huge and the bed was very comfortable. The food in the hotel and the view was great. The staff got to know you and delivered outstanding service. What stood out that how... More 

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

We are also very glad you picked us. We know there are a number of hotels in the Manuel Antonio area but you chose Gaia.......the Adults only 5 Star Resort Without the Attitude...... Thank you for sharing on this TripAdvisor forum. More 

Pacifica, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very Hip and chic rooms. Super friendly staff. Very clean. The food is the best food found in Costa Rica. Monkeys are up close and personal. Lots of Macaws to see. Minutes from the beach and national park.

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your Excellent review. We truly appreciate you taking your personal time to share with others on this TripAdvisor forum. Please come and see us again soon. We miss you!! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel was so amazing. So beautiful. The location was perfect, and the hotel itself was amazing. Literally on top of a cliff! This place definitely puts service first. All employees are outstanding, especially Alex (concierge) and Guillermo. They went out of their way to make our stay wonderful and make sure we had everything we needed. Every single employee... More 

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your Amazing review of our boutique hotel. Our staff are our best kept secret and they miss you already. Come back and see us so we can once again create some magic! Thank you for sharing your amazing experience on this TripAdvisor forum. More 

Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here for our 10th anniversary and it was INCREDIBLE! I have never encountered such gracious and genuine hospitality as we received at Gaia. The property & facilities are flawless, and the food amazing. We actually extended our stay by two days because we enjoyed this hotel so much. (Thanks Roy!) This is the best hotel... More 

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are pleased your stay exceeded your expectations and we look forward to seeing you again in the very near future. Thank you for sharing on this TripAdvisor forum. More 

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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is quite a small but nice resort. With less than 30 rooms you are not waiting in lines for anything. 80% of the resort is Adults only, including a beautiful leveled pool. Location is great as well, 5 minutes to downtown Quepos and 5 minutes to downtown Manuel Antonio. The staff is super helpful and quite professional. We had... More 

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write of your experience at our boutique hotel. We are pleased your stay was enhanced by our very professional and friendly staff. That is what we do best. We have reverted back to an adults only hotel with an ambiance of peacefulness and privacy. More 

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