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Gaia Hotel & Reserve

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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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San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I hope that anyone that visits Manuel Antonio has an opportunity to stay here, and if not, I hope they are at least able to check out their restaurant and breathtaking sunset view. My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights which was definitely not long enough! Every staff member was attentive, helpful and just plain nice. Our room... More 

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

Thank you so much for staying with us and being part of the Gaia Family for 4 nights. We look forward to seeing you again. And we are so happy that you were not bothered by our "Family Friendly" section of our hotel that we opened recently. Families have their own separate section and pool. Both luxurious in every respect.... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A friend had recommend as a must do and they were right. The hotel sits up high overlooking the pacific . The resort backs up to a wildlife preserve with daily tours offered by the resort. The accommodation were first class, all the furniture handmade locally, beautiful appointments and very comfortable. THe pool was spectacular and the views breathtaking. Excellent... More 

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

Please do come back! We miss you and we thank you for sharing your wonderful experience on this TripAdvisor forum. Guests like you make our mission here at Gaia so worthwhile. More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The service is what makes this hotel outstanding. They have a great group of employees that are genuinely friendly and eager to please. We took advantage of the 20 min spa credit... The massage was very good and I was disappointed to not have time to go back for more. The food at La Luna is very good.. But definitely... More 

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

We are so happy you loved our service and hospitality. Thank you for sharing your experience with other readers here on this TripAdvisor forum. Your mention of our staff means a lot to them and to the owners. They are our best kept secret and very much part of the Gaia Family......... Please come back and see us.....we want to... More 

Swansea, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I have been fortunate to travel to many areas. The Gaia was the best hotel experience we've ever had. There are not enough superlatives to describe the staff. Every staff member that we encountered greeted us warmly. They were not "fake" friendly. They are genuinely nice people. They are very proud of their country and the Gaia.... More 

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

Our entire staff loved your review. Thank you so much for all the wonderful things you have said. Gaia is indeed a refuge in the middle of the rainforest with the kindest of staff who are so genuine as you have stated. The beaches are a short 7 minute drive from our front door and our pools are adjacent to... More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Everything about this property met or exceeded our expectations. There's clearly a reason for ALL the over-the-top reviews. For starters, the setting is unbelievable. We wondered if we might miss being on the ocean, but once you look over the forest canopy with the water in the distance, you'll forget the beach even exists. The staff were amazing...always so friendly... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent one of the best days in Costa Rica thanks to the good time in this beautiful hotel. Everything was ok except small details, but in general we were happy and we want to thank all the staff for their nice accomodation.

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

Thank you for your comments. We also thank you for your visit. Choosing us means a lot. Thank you for sharing on this TripAdvisor forum. More 

Bend, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ended up staying here on our last night in Costa Rica after a horrible experience at the Shana hotel. It was a last minute reservation and only one night but the staff was wonderful. The staff was extremely accommodating from accidentally leaving our passports, to laundry service and the spa. The restaurant has amazing views (especially at sunset), I... More 

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

We are so happy we were able to salvage your vacation in the Manuel Antonio area. Thank you for allowing us to spoil you with our service and hospitality. Please come back and allow us to share our magic here at Gaia. More 

Hackensack, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning view, warm welcoming staff, fabulous experience. I saw more wildlife sitting by the pool than after a day spent wandering through the Parque Nationale. I travel often and am normally ready to be home. Not this time! I am dreaming of my return and am wishing I was still floating in the main pool, sipping a Punta Catedral as... More 

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

The entire staff hated to see our recent guests leave us. Thank you so much for your wonderful review....... We love having you on our property. We hope a return visit is in order. Thank you for sharing on this TripAdvisor forum. More 

Evansville, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a beautiful setting for our Costa Rican beach vacation. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful, often calling us by name. The rooms are very nice and the upstairs patio made for a romantic setting to finish a bottle of wine and watch the stars. The pool area has a waterfall and different areas for lounge chairs. It... More 

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

The entire staff is so thrilled we gave you a vacation filled with beauty and peace. Gaia Hotel & Reserve is indeed a magical place with everything around you that speaks of Costa Rica. Abundant natural wildlife are all around coupled with the vast scenery both day and night. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience on this TripAdvisor forum. More 

Schenectady, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Built into the hills overlooking Quespos, this beautiful setting has incredible sunsets. The pool is small and is not for swimming, rather hanging in. Place is quite romantic. Suites come with an exceptional balcony or rooftop. Take the golf cart from the main gate to the hotel; the hill is brutal! As for their nature trails-- u better be in... More 

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

Thanking our recent guests for taking their personal time to write such a wonderful 5 star review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. Our staff is indeed the very best around. Genuine, warm and knowledgeable of various unknown secrets in the Manuel Antonio area. And they are happy to share. And thank YOU for sharing your wonderful thoughts on this... More 

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