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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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  • 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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Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent 5 nights at Gaia in the 3 story villa and it was an absolutely flawless experience. Every detail was perfectly executed, from the transportation from San Jose (Francisco Soto-excellent!) to the check-in, tours, meals, spa, etc. We have never experienced better service. The room rate included breakfast, which was delicious and beautifully presented. We never ate off property,... More

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a great experience at Gaia. The staff provided such great service! The shuttle service to the beach was always on time. The concierge staff were always friendly and willing to provide information about attractions. The breakfast food was ok, not great, but good to fill your tummy for the day ahead. In general, a great stay!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel was very majestic, its situated in a wildlife reserve so you feel as if you're in the middle of a rainforest! The service is impeccable, our personal concierge was extremely helpful in arranging any activities we desired and the resort provided transportation to any location we desired. Our room was a jungle view and we loved eating breakfast... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was a little hesitant at first booking this hotel because it looked ultra modern and I thought it would take away from the natural charm of Manuel Antonio. Boy was I wrong. We loved everything about this hotel. The friendly staff, the hotel grounds and room (on a nature preserve), the restaurant, the pool, the spa services. ALL FANTASTIC.... More

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new york city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are not many hotels I'd go back to just for the experience of the hotel itself, but the Gaia has entered that select group. From the moment we drove to the gates, to the moment we left, three days later, we were transported to a level of service that is truly incomparable. We parked our car at the base... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Costa Rica for the first time during the last week in March and stayed the entire week at the Gaia Hotel and Reserve. As previous reviewers have mentioned, the service at the Gaia is what makes the hotel so special. We were assigned Alexander as our personal concierge and he truly went beyond the call of duty for... More

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

We are certainly thrilled and humbled by our recent guests review of our hotel. We are thrilled that we satisfied all of your expectations and indeed went beyond. Thank you so much for choosing Gaia Hotel & Reserve and we look forward to your return visit sometime in the future. Sharing your wonderful experience on this TripAdvisor forum means a... More

London UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two nights here and generally enjoyed our stay. The staff are super-helpful and attentive; even the owner seems to be frequently around and very warm. The service is very slick, especially in the restaurant, which had the most fantastic views out towards the ocean. Whilst the hotel restaurant was slightly underwhelming for breakfast, the quality of the lunch... More

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

Thanking our recent guests for taking the time to write a review on this TripAdvisor forum. We would like to make mention that the choice of bathroom amenities whether it be bar soap or shower gel is purely a subjective choice. We provide the highest quality bath brand amenities from England and it seems to suit the majority of our... More

Princeton, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed there in July 2013, beginning of the rainy season (it only rained in the morning and at night). The property is beautiful, and the service was outstanding! They go above and beyond to satisfy the customer. My husband is very difficult to please, but he had no complaints at all! The staff was very friendly and professional, they... More

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

Thanking our guests from last year for having taken the time to share with others on this TripAdvisor forum. Indeed, the Green Season which is from May 1 to Dec. 15 is a bit overrated in term of the amount of "rain" we get....... It is a great value season in terms of price and all the features and amenities... More

Norwalk, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently returned from an amazing vacation in Costa Rica. We were so pleasantly surprised by our stay at Gaia that I was inspired to write my first ever Trip Advisor review. We actually booked Gaia after reading so many other wonderful reviews, and I am pleased to say that Gaia exceeded our expectations. The hotel is... More

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

Wonderful review of our hotel by wonderful guests. Thank you so much for sharing your incredible experience with others on this TripAdvisor forum. We look forward to your return visit so we can once again share the magic that we have created here at Gaia Hotel & Reserve. More

New York City, New York
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked this hotel a lot and are giving it a 5 because of the beautiful grounds, the good service, and the excellent food (the breakfasts - which are included - are ridiculously good). Definitely take advantage of the private jungle (we hiked it every day and saw amazing wildlife; definitely better than going to the national park). Also take... More

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

Thanking our recent guests for their 5 star review of our hotel. We have noted your comments on suggestions and have brought them to the attention of the proper departments. We are thrilled your overall stay at our resort was to your liking. Thank you for having chosen Gaia Hotel & Reserve. More

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Additional Information about Gaia Hotel & Reserve

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
Amenities:
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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Gaia Hotel & Reserve 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Gaia Hotel And Reserve
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Gaia Hotel & Reserve Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park

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