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Gaia Hotel & Reserve

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Km 2.7 Carretera Quepos a Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is superb. The location is amazing. The pool is very nice. The food is also excellent. On the minus side, the studio rooms are not great, but we were fortunate to get an upgrade to a suite during our last night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This has to be one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever stayed. The pool overlooks the rainforest and the beach. There are monkeys, parrots, and iguanas within reach of each room. We stayed in a two bedroom bungalow and it was perfect. Traveling with my fiancé and his mother it was ideal for our stay. There was a... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The relationship between guests and the staff of GAIA Hotel and Reserve is literally the definition of hospitality. Gaia was our 'home' for five nights. Thank you. After experiencing the beauty of the rainforest and tropical wildlife while overlooking the sea and the sunsets, you begin to realize the dream that is Gaia. And finally, the culinary expertise executed daily... More

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

Thanking our recent guests for their very kind words on their stay with us. We truly enjoyed having hosted you and we welcome you back with open arms. Our staff are still raving about your excitement and happiness. We are thrilled that we exceeded your expectations and look forward to your return visit in the not too distant future. More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived after a 5 hour drive from La Fortuna. Was cool to have a golf buggy drive to the reception of the hotel. We're were taken to the reception were the staff were very welcoming. Very informative. Kind. The hotel located slightly further from the each bit gives you amazing views of the reserve as well as the ocean. The... More

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

We are thrilled that our recent guests had such a wonderful experience here at our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. Guests come to Gaia for relaxation and service. And our staff are only too happy to accommodate every need. Thank you for choosing us and thank you for sharing your experience on this TripAdvisor forum. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cannot rave enough about the quality of this hotel. The staff knew our entire party by our names. The location is intimate, and the views from our room, the pool, and the restaurant were amazing. Scheduling daytime/nighttime activities was a breeze with the helpful people at reception. Definitely going back.

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

The "wow" factor has come into play here. Our recent guests are truly remarkable and we thank them for having chosen Gaia. Our staff are remarkable when it comes to our guests needs and desires. Nothing to too complicated or cumbersome..... Thank you for your very kind words on this TripAdvisor forum. More

San Francisco
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

GAIA gets a huge thumbs up for creating an amazing week-long experience for a group of 14 travelers, many of whom had never been to Costa Rica before. The accommodations were stellar, the food was excellent, and the service was above and beyond our expectations. The friendly GAIA staff worked with us to create special experiences that made our trip... More

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

We set out to create magic for our guests and it appears we succeeded. Every experience at Gaia is full of wonder and surprise. We truly thank you for giving us the opportunity to exceed your expectations. Thank you for sharing your experience on this TripAdvisor forum. More

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Costa Rica is known for its friendly people and natural beauty, but not necessarily for a really high standard of service. This is not the case at Gaia. We were in a party of 14 people and we threw the concierge a new challenge almost daily, beach party and fire under the full moon, fancy private dinner with live music,... More

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

Thank you so much for posting such a wonderful review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. The entire staff miss you and your party already.......Having you on our property gave us an excuse to go overboard in the "spoiling" department. We love to spoil our guests with experiences that are totally unexpected and look forward to the warm aftermath of... More

Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read review after review. Spent hours looking at all the different beach options. Waffled back and forth for days. Booked Gaia and never looked back! This little hotel absolutely lives up to the reviews, and every expectation we had. I cannot say enough nice things about the grounds, the rooms, and the staff. If you want to know what... More

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

Thanking our recent guests for posting such a wonderful review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. Your comments mean a lot to us and our staff as well as the owners recognize that you took your personal time to share with others on this TripAdvisor forum. Hoping to see you again so we can spoil you once again in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel gets a million thumbs up! Our concierge, Alex, was amazing and very helpful for all we were looking for in the hotel and excursions we were interested in. The food was amazing, all staff were very friendly and inviting; attentive would be an understatement. The room and private roof top were incredible, however there doesn't appear to be... More

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On behalf of the entire staff, we can't wait for your return visit. We are so pleased that your entire experience was beyond your expectations and our staff succeeded in spoiling you during your stay. Our staff are our best kept secret and we can not create the magic that Gaia is all about without them. Thank you so much... More

San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we were picked up at the airport we were treated like family. I cannot say enough about how wonderful the staff treated my wife and me, and the hotel is beautiful. It is also convenient to get to the most popular park in Costa Rica as well as to the beach with the free shuttle service. I... More

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The entire staff is certainly humbled by your excellent review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. We are thrilled you choose us and we got the chance to spoil you with surprises and a degree of luxury that is truly exceptional. I hope to see you once again on our property and give us a chance once more to share... More

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Address: Km 2.7 Carretera Quepos a Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Gaia Hotel & Reserve 4.5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park #1 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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Gaia Hotel, Manuel Antonio's only 5-star resort and dining. Bask in our infinity-edge pools, dash Aveda bath salts into your Jacuzzi and relax enjoying the jungle and ocean views. Rooms feature A/C, cable, flat screen TVs, portable phones, home entertainment units, internet connectivity, coffee-maker, mini-bar, safety box, hairdryer, 24/7 room service and full spa services. Your personal valet sees to your needs, and our Nature Guide hosts an exclusive tour of our 12-acre Nature Reserve. ... more   less 
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