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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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've seen a lot of nice hotels in my travels but this one deserves top rating for service in my book. The staff as well as the beauty of the property make this hotel amazing and a must stay. Nice touch having a golf cart escort us to the hotel entrance.

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Florida
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Amazing staff. Thank you Roy, Gary, David, Daniel, Jose, Fernando and everyone else for incredible service and accommodations. They are really there to help make your visit most comfortable. We had a jungle studio and were very comfortable, fantastic bed, beautiful shower, great waking up to hearing wildlife outside our door. Daily breakfast was excellent - go for the costa... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Gaia was absolutely amazing. From the moment we arrived thr staff knew us on a first name basis and everyone was eager to help us. Our concierge Fernando was noteworthy for sure. He personally helped us get some set up on excursions and even typed up an itinerary for us. Nicest guy and perfect in his role. Special thanks to... More 

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

We here at Gaia Hotel & Reserve are truly thankful for such a wonderful review. Thank you first of all for choosing us and allowing us to spoil you in various ways. You were truly amazing guests!! Thank you for sharing on this TripAdvisor forum. Please come back and see us.......... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I weren't sure where to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. After searching top resorts across South and Central America I came across Gaia. The reviews seemed too good to be true, but we booked our trip anyway because even if half of the accolades were right we knew it would be a great trip. I am happy... More 

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

We are incredibly humbled by our guests' through and overwhelmingly positive review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. It's is reviews like this that make our mission here in Costa Rica so worthwhile. We employ staff of 65 individuals which means we support 65 families in the local area. And they are truly our best kept secret. Thank you for... More 

Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is clear why this hotel sits among the top hotels of the Manuel Antonio area. Service. Service. Service. Amid the crowded field of hotel offerings, Gaia distinctly provides excellent hospitality and quality service. We were whisked up to the hotel via their signature white golf carts. We were charmed by the staff, clad in gleaming white polo shirts and... More 

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

The entire staff at Gaia Hotel & Reserve are thrilled with your very kind 5 star review. We are so happy we were able to share in your very special occasion and look forward to your return visit where we can once again spoil you at every turn. Thankingyou so much for posting on this TripAdvisor forum. More 

Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I just got home from spending 8 days at the Gaia Hotel. We had a better time than I could have even anticipated at the hotel. The staff was incredible and the actual hotel was perfect. It is a bit scary traveling far away and not knowing what to actually expect when you show up. The staff... More 

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

Thank you so very much for your 5 star review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. We truly appreciate your kind words and definitely look forward to your return visit. You will be among our regulars you come back year after year. Thank you for sharing on this TripAdvisor forum. More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am typing this review on our last night here at Gaia, so it is all fresh in my mind. We found Gaia on TripAdvisor and it exceeded our expectations. I will break my review into four parts: 1. Property itself 2. Rooms 3. Food 4. Hospitality. 5. Manuel Antonio Area 1. The property itself is breathtaking. It has its... More 

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

We are completely overwhelmed with our recent guests review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. Needless to say we are quite humbled and thank you very much for taking your time to write such a through and comprehensive review. We thank you for posting on this TripAdvisor forum. More 

New York City, New York
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29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of staying at this beautiful boutique property last week and it was amazing. Not to mention the spectatular views! The staff as others have mentioned are very friendly. The wifi connection is GREAT which is very important to me as a business traveler that likes to stay "connected". Though on a girls getaway its a great... More 

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

Believe us, it was our pleasure having you as our guest here at Gaia Hotel & Reserve. Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for referring our hotel to your clients. Your posting here on this TripAdvisor forum means a lot to us and we are grateful for your patronage and support. More 

South San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gaia was great. Convenient shuttle service, very helpful concierge, excellent room (get the one with the rooftop terrace- it's worth it) and good food. Great food for hotel food. If I were the kind of person that goes to the same place more than once, I would definitely go back. I can't really think of anything that was disappointing. I... More 

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

Terrific! Our recent guests seemed to enjoy all that Gaia has to offer. We are thrilled that me exceeded your expectations. We certainly have a lot to offer and you appear to have enjoyed it all. Thank you for choosing us and thank you for sharing your experience on this TripAdvisor forum. More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't think I had expectations prior to staying here but it definitely exceeded them! all the staff were tripping over each other to help open the door, to make sure our experience was the best and we even met the owner Boris,who was so endearing and what a wonderful man. This was our favorite hotel during our entire 12... More 

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

Thank you for posting such a wonderful 5 star review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. We are thrilled that we exceeded your expectations. That is our goal. And we would very much love to see you back on our property. Thank you for sharing your experience on this TripAdvisor forum. It truly means a lot to us. More 

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