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Gaia Hotel & Reserve

4.5 of 5 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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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Gaia is the perfect escape due to its prime location, stellar amenities and 5-star staff. Costa Rica in general is a great vacation destination because of its warm climates and diverse wild-life. The Gaia, located in the middle of the Manuel Antonio National Reserve and 5 minutes from the beach allows you to stay minutes away from great hikes,... More

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

We are so very pleased that your stay with us here at Gaia was memorable. We pride ourselves in keeping Gaia as pristine and sustainable as humanely possible. Starting with our lovely staff, all members of the Gaia family create a unique and magical experience for our guests with plenty of genuine smiles to go around. Your stay with us... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at Gaia hotel. The entire staff was kind and welcoming and went out of their way to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. The hotel is outside of town a little but they provide a complimentary shuttle to and from the park and the beach. The restaurant is very good and the staff even... More

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

The entire staff at Gaia Hotel & Reserve is thrilled that our recent guests enjoyed themselves during their stay. We love to create magic and exceed our guests expectations and it appears we succeeded in this case. We look forward to seeing you again and are so happy you want to come back to us. You are officially part of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant definitely hired the right staff! Everyone was super friendly and accommodating! We had Brian as our personal concierge . We met a few young staff that was handling the golf cart and they were so sweet to us! Housekeeping was excellent! They cleaned your room twice! Food at La Luna was pretty good as well. I love their... More

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

Our recent guests should have mentioned the long walk to their personal concierge and we would have more than gladly changed their room. We are very happy they liked the service and the complimentary breakfast. Our hotel has won numerous awards for it's design and sustainable attributes. And we take personal pride in it's accolades........ Thank you for choosing Gaia... More

Washington, DC
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful room with private rooftop deck. Hotel restaurant has delicious food and it's the best around; we tried others restaurants but found the hotels to have the best breakfast (request a papaya smoothie) and dinner. Service here is amazing. Don't pass up a tour of their grounds.

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

Thanking our guests for their wonderful words written about our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. We are so pleased our restaurant, hotel and service was beyond your expectations. Looking forward to seeing you again and thank you for posting your wonderful words on this TripAdvisor forum. More

Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here during the rainy season for six nights in August. After hearing wonderful things about Costa Rica and searching for months to find the perfect place to stay I finally stumbled upon this gem, with great reviews and pictures. We normally do not stay at resort style hotels so I was a little nervous that we would not... More

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

We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us here at Gaia Hotel & Reserve. You chose a great month to come....but actually, every month is a great month with various attributes that make the experience special. Our project to reintroduce the beautiful scarlet macaws back into the local area is now a year old and we have approximately 20... More

Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of this hotel is amazing... fabulous views, wonderful reserve with a free tour (very informative and interesting)... This property is peaceful and relaxing. The food was great - amazingly fresh fruit! The tiered pools were our favorite, especially when the fantastic bartender, Joshua, was serving up tropical drinks (which was usually the case! :). We went on the... More

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

What a wonderful review by wonderful guests. Thank you so much for sharing with others on this TripAdvisor forum. Gaia is truly a quiet oasis with calm and tranquility surrounding us as we sit high on top of Gaia Mountain. The sounds of water, birds, frogs, reptiles and gentle breezes make for an extremely peaceful stay. Our numerous guests can... More

new jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed for 5 nights. This was perhaps the nicest hotel at which we have ever stayed. The location is unbelievable - on a hilltop overlooking the Pacific. Our room looked onto the preserve, not the ocean; we watched the sunsets either in the pool (the pool itself) or the pool bar) or from the balcony of... More

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

Wonderful review of of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve by some very wonderful guests. We thank you profusely for choosing to stay with us and enabling us to spoil you both while on our property. We are thrilled you found the peace and happiness you were seeking for your 5 day stay. Gaia kind of has that effect on our... More

San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in Costa Rica for over three weeks. This was by far the nicest and most luxurious place I stayed at during the trip. The amenities are plentiful: gym, spa, leveled pools, bar, restaurant, fast internet, and they even have their own nature reserve. While hanging out at the restaurant, you can occassionally see beautiful, colorful parrots flying by.... More

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Thank you so much for taking your personal time to write a review on this TripAdvisor forum. We are truly lucky to have guests like you and we are so excited that your overall experience was 5 star! As for the lights, yes, we are environmentally conscious of our surroundings as we are located right in the middle of the... More

Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very Nice, but it needs some work on the Reserve part (better trail markers, better maintenance of the trails). Restaurant is pretty and clean and serves excellent food. Pool could be heated more. I wish it had direct access to the beach - then it would be 5*

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

Thanking our recent guests for choosing Gaia Hotel & Reserve and staying with us this month. We truly enjoyed having you on our property. I just want to let you know that at this time of year with the very strong winds at night that pass by very quickly, maintaining the trails in a clean fashion is almost impossible. Likewise,... More

Heredia, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and me decided to spend 2 days at Gaia Hotel after hearing wonderful references from our travel agent. To be honest it was the most memorable hotel experience in Costa Rica ever. From the moment you arrive the staff makes you feel at home and I really mean it. They don’t seem to be acting or trying to... More

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

We are beyond thrilled that your experience at our Gaia Hotel & Reserve was over the top wonderful...!!! Thank you so much for recognizing all the amenities and special treats in store for each of our guests. Gaia is truly more than you expect and all that you deserve. We love to spoil our guests and you were no exception.... 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*
Number of rooms: 20
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