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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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Costa Mesa, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were really excited for our stay at the Gaia Hotel & Reserve. We got a great deal through Jetsetter for a Deluxe Suite. The staff was super friendly and helpful - no complaints there. However, the room was just average. The bathroom was awkwardly designed - the shower was also the jacuzzi tub. You had to climb up steps... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

That's what happens when there are 20 rooms and the owners live on the property. Everyone at Gaia seems to understand they were instrumental in our vacation's success. The rooms are terrific, the food as well prepared as the finest restaurants, and the attention to detail is impressive! The excursion companies which Gaia associates also have the same mentality. Our... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Gaia was simply the best! The staff was very friendly, polite and helpful. Everything I asked for was readily available. The hotel has one of the best views - beautiful and breathtaking ocean view, fresh air and peaceful environment. They kept the room clean and provided a personal conceirge at night. Fresh fruits and juices in the morning, and the... More

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

Such wonderful guests for taking their personal time to write such a great review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. Thank you for recognizing our staff. They truly love to spoil our guests. And they are our best kept secret. Indeed many of our guests say our reserve has more going on than the local national park. We are very... More

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gaia was amazing. The service at the hotel was incredible, from bar, restaurant, concierge to the spa. Joshua and Alex made our stay there unbelievable, Alex arrange anything that we wanted to do and Joshua went out of his way at the bar. The hotel is beautiful and the view was amazing. The only thing that I would like to... More

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

We are thrilled here at Gaia that our recent guests had such a wonderful time with us. Thank you for recognizing our impeccable staff and the work they do for our guests. They all love to spoil our guests with imaginative tours and ingenious activities while on the property. We recognize you had a choice here in Manuel Antonio and... More

Dana Point, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stayed for two nights, but enjoyed every minute of it. The hotel is really lovely, the rooms are modern and exceptionally clean. The pool is small but beautiful with an unbelievable view into the forest. We were in the pool looking out and we had a clear view of two sloths in the trees nearby with the occasional... More

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

Thanking our recent guests for reviewing our Gaia Hotel & Resort. We are indeed away from the busyness of the Manuel Antonio area with the myriad of restaurants and hotels. Gaia is unique and sets itself apart from the other hotels in the area. During the day our complimentary shuttle service is happy to take our guests in the local... More

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We so very much enjoyed our stay at Gaia. As soon as we arrived, we were warmly greeted by the owner and given a tour of the property. We were with another family and we both had 3-floor suites which were very reasonably priced and beautiful and roomy - great value which is something I think is very important in... 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 5 star resort. We love guests like you and that fact that you took your personal time to review us means a lot. You are most welcome back to our little slice of paradise here in beautiful Costa Rica. We want to spoil you again!! Thank you for sharing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Gaia for 6 nights during the end of July/beginning of Aug timeframe and had an amazing stay. It was luxurious, clean and modern. Very comfortable in our room, nothing ever out of place or odd. Just really, really attentive and caring staff who wanted to help you whenever they could and genuinely seemed like it. We ate... More

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

What a wonderful review by some wonderful guests. We thank you for your very kind and comprehensive review of our resort. Gaia is indeed special and unique. We are one of only a few 5 star resorts in Costa Rica and work each day very hard to maintain that status. Thank you for sharing with others on this TripAdvisor forum. More

Lisbon, Portugal
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It comes as a surprise that there is such a peaceful hotel in such a busy place as Manuel Antonio but this hotel is absolutely perfect. The views from the balconies both from the rooms and the restaurant are amazing and the food is great. The bedrooms are very comfortable and the staff really friendly.

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Our entire staff wishes to thank our recent guests for their wonderful review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. We are thrilled that your enjoyed your stay and thank you for the kindness expressed. Thank you for using this TripAdvisor forum and sharing your experience with others. More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I loved our stay at the Gaia Hotel and Reserve in Manuel Antonio. The room was luxurious and every window looked out at the most fantastic views of the national park. We saw so many different types of birds and had a visit from one of the cute little squirrel (Saimiri oerstedii) monkeys that are characteristic of... More

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

How wonderful that your experience at Gaia Hotel & Reserve was nothing short of 5 stars. We are thrilled that you had an extraordinary experience. Yes, our "Green Season" is the perfect time to come with temps in the mid-80's and the water temp. a constant 82 deg. Showers come late in the afternoon which is the perfect time to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very clean and comfortable rooms. Built in too a mountain so a little difficult for us old timers to get around. Golf carts come very quiclkly to take you to the bottom. Some stairs to negotiate to get to the pool. All in all very nice hotel with excellent service. The view from the restaurant, la luna, is breathtaking, but... More

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

We are so grateful to our recent guests for noting our excellent service by our wonderful staff. The comments on our complimentary breakfast came as a surprise as we prepare each and every order to our guests wishes. This includes fresh squeezed juices, coffee, numerous fruits of the season, fresh baked breads and pastries and of course the menu breakfast.... 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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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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