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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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new york city
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Setting is nice, staff is lovely, great spa...but it's closer to a 2.5 than a three. The rooms are MUCH MUCH smaller than they appear and while nicely finished, are less than practical. There is no refrigerator other than the minibar, which is quite mini and charges a small fortune for water, which you have to buy. All the time.... More

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

We are quite surprised and disappointed in this guests review. And we question why it took 5 months to write the review. In any case, it is certainly a review that is questionable in it's overall subjective content. We can assure you that all of our vegetables are fresh and never canned. I disagree with the limited menu comment as... More

Victoria, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard that the hotel was nice and restaurant was good but imagine our surprise when we arrive for a family Christmas dinner to a lovely open air restaurant with a view and a small band playing soft music. The food and atmosphere was perfect. My best ever Christmas dinner memory. Thank you!

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

Gaia Hotel & Reserve and our La Luna Restaurant are what memories are all about and we are thrilled that we made your Christmas 2013 special and memorable. Thank you for your very kind words and thank you for sharing with others on this TripAdvisor forum. More

Indianapolis,IN
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am now on vacation in Belize and catching up on giving some reviews. I plan all our trips a large part on reviews so I know people appreciate it. What sticks out first for me at Gaii is the food. OMG! A buffet of all the most pleasurable flavors especially for an American. Breakfast was a real treat with... More

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

We love your recent review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve even though you stayed with us last year. Thank you so much for remembering us and recalling your wonderful experience with other readers on this TripAdvisor forum. Looking forward to a return visit on your side......we miss you!! More

Philadelphia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed for five nights on the second half of our trip. The hotel is perched on top of a steep hill with great views from multi-level pools and their restaurant. Overall experience was great and the staff is all very friendly and helpful. Our room was not one with a view (142?) but it was clean... More

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

Thank you for your wonderful review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and thankful you shared your experience with other readers on this TripAdvisor forum. Your room chosen provides views of the jungle. Other rooms on the property provide views of the mountains and Pacific Ocean. More

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  • Personal concierge(5)
  • Luna restaurant(3)

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
#2 Romantic 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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Also Known As:
Gaia Hotel And Reserve
Gaia Hotel Reserve
Gaia Hotel & Reserve Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park

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