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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent our first two nights in Costa Rica here and are so glad we did. The friendly & helpful staff and the level of service were extraordinary -- golf cart transportation within the complex, free shuttle to the beach (with towels provided), and a wonderful early morning naturalist-led free tour of the hotel's reserve which specializes in rehabilitating colorful... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this hotel have great services, tropical food, and fresh fruits, beauty places and pools very nice experience walk in the morning see the birds, professional employs easy talk to the people, comfortable bedroom and excellent temperature

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New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing hotel, but the service is truly what makes it excellent. Best experience out of 5 different hotels we stayed in CR during our 2 week honeymoon. We will definitely be back to this property. The restaurant is also excellent.

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

Thank you for your very kind comments on our service and staff. We are so proud to have provided you the very best experience on your honeymoon while here in Costa Rica. Honeymooners are our specialty with intimate relaxation and pampering constantly at your disposal. Thank you for sharing your outstanding experience on this TripAdvisor forum. More 

Medford, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading plenty of reviews from other travelers we decided to book our stay at Gaia and are glad we did. From the pickup at the airport from Alex to the tour of Manuel Antonio park by Saul everything was perfect. High above the road in the jungle sits a small paradise. Taking the golf cart everyday was great. Ring... More 

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

Thanking our recent guests very much for taking their personal time to review us here at Gaia Hotel & Reserve. We are so happy we did not disappoint you and fulfilled your every expectation. Hoping see you both again in the near future. We would love to spoil you once again. Thank you for sharing on this TripAdvisor forum. More 

Canyon Lake, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We could not have been more pleased with our stay. The rooms, the grounds and the restaurant are exceptional on all levels. don't be discouraged by the route that leads you to this sanctuary! The staff was very friendly and accomdating.

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

Our entire staff want to thank our recent guests for their 5 star review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. We thoroughly enjoyed having you on our property and look forward to your return visit. Your kind words make our venture here at Gaia so worthwhile. Thank you for sharing your experience on this TripAdvisor forum. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of our best hotels we've ever stayed at. Alex was just fabulous, we had an amazing room they where on top of everything. I had my laundry done at 11pm it was top notch all the way can't wait to go back.

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

As a 5 star rated hotel here in Manuel Antonio, you can always expect 5 star service and attention to detail. If it is within our power to fulfill a request for a guest, no matter what hour of the day, we will do it as part of our service to you. Thank you for choosing us and thank you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gaia lives up to all of the great reviews! The staff is absolutely the best! So kind and willing to help in any way possible. The hotel is tucked away on a beautiful reserve with a stunning view. The restaurant was the best one that we ate at on our entire trip in Costa Rica. We went on a hike... More 

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

What a wonderful review by some very wonderful guests. We are so pleased that our service and our dedication to your expectations were fulfilled. Gaia is a magical place full of the adventure and beauty that attracts guests to the country of Costa Rica. Our private reserve as pointed out is just full with natural wildlife. Thank you for sharing... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow. What I'm about to say, doesn't do justice. We've been in C.R. For 14 days (our 2nd time visiting the country). This is our last night/ my birthday/ our honeymoon. Such a beautiful venue, AMAZING staff and service, food was impeccable. I can't say enough great things. We watched a lightening storm From our table, the staff surprised me... More 

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

We here at Gaia Hotel & Reserve were certainly pleased that we provided you with a memorable experience. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to create magic on your very special day. We look forward to hosting you once again here in our little slice of Paradise. Sharing your experience on this TripAdvisor forum means a lot to us. More 

New Paris, Indiana, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We absolutely loved our experience in Manuel Antonio at Gaia. The hotel is so nice that we rarely left. The food and the views at La Luna are some of the best in the area. Also, don't miss out on the guided nature tour. It is exhausting, but allows you to see so many animals in their natural habitat. After... More 

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

We are so thrilled your stay with us was truly 5 star. It's true.....our private reserve is truly special. Se have all the wildlife at our doorstep. Many have commented as yourselves that the National Park is a bit disappointing after touring the Gaia Reserve. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience on this TripAdvisor forum. More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love Gaia hotel and reserve! From the moment we arrived, everyone was so friendly and accommodating. They helped us book our fishing trip right when we got there and we couldn't have felt more welcome. The reserve is beautiful. Take the nature walk tour, we learned so much and saw monkeys!! We loved the big iguanas that hung out by... More 

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

Thank you very much for your very kind 5 star review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. You were truly special guests and we hope to see you back in the very near future. Thank you for sharing on this TripAdvisor forum. More 

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