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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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Saint Johns, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

The food and view from the resturaunt were excellent. We really enjoyed the live music played at dinner. The free massge was very nice. The transportation to and from the airport was a very nice feature. We spent a lot of money on taxis at other hotels and this was never an issue at Gaia. Even though our flight came... More 

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Houston, Texas
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47 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

We traveled throughout Costa Rica and our travel agent suggested this hotel for our few days in Manuel Antonio. This more than met our expectations. It was the best hotel we stayed in, in the country. The rooms/suites are fabulous. We had a Deluxe Suite with the rooftop lounge and reflection pool. The hotel pool only a few steps away.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

This was a truly beautiful hotel. The views were unreal, and the grounds were incredible. The only reason I did not give this hotel 5 stars was because of the rooms. My bf and I stayed in one of the standard rooms at it was just ok. I guess we're used to having nice views, great balconies, and beautifully furnished... More 

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

Thank you Tracy L for your mostly wonderful review. You are quite right in the comments on our fantastic staff and the service they provide our guests. They go the extra mile to ensure each guest is pampered and spoiled while here at Gaia. Our world class spa services are well known here locally as being the best around. Besides... More 

Boyds, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

when we got to the hotel we were greeting with cool fruit drinks and got a tour of the grounds. we stayed in a jungle room studio. it was very pretty. we went to their happy hour they have daily from 4-6 and had some amazing tapas. we met thomas, who is one of the owners and told him we... More 

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

We would like to thank our guests from Boyds, Maryland for giving us the opportunity to show them what Gaia is all about.....service, warm smiles, helpful advice and our ability to sense the need to spoil our guests. Thank you for sharing your adventure here at Gaia on this Tripadvisor forum......and we want you to come back and do it... More 

Weatherford, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

We found ourselves back at the restaurant every night for the 3 nights we spent in Quepos for happy hour, tapas, the view, and the company. The owners were both absolutely fantastic and personable, and the staff recognized us and were all incredibly helpful even though they knew we were merely enjoying the cheap drinks and great location (Good lord... More 

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

Hello again to our new friends from Texas.......we truly enjoyed your visits with us recently for tapas and cocktails and sunsets. Thank you for your kind comments here on Tripadvisor. Our staff do indeed go out of their to help our guests. But for them , it comes naturally.....no pretense and always with a smile. It is simply the nature... More 

Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

We had made a mistake booking at the SUU. After eating dinner at laLauna, the restuarant at the Gaia, we knew we had to spend the rest of our time at this magnificient resort. From the moment we entered the property, my fmaily knew this is where we had to stay in Manual Antonio. The property sits on its own... More 

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

Our recent guests from Maryland are very kind in expressing their overall experience here on the Tripadvisor forum. We do indeed treat every guest as family and provide them with the 5 star service they deserve. And we take our responsibility of preserving the lush surroundings of the rain forest in which Gaia rests very seriously. We have recently been... More 

Lake Bluff, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

We stayed at Gaia for our 6 day, 5 night honeymoon in mid-June. It was amazing. The service was wonderful. The first night we checked in seamlessly, went to our room and up to dinner. We noticed a slight issue with the water flow in our toilet and let the front desk know first thing in the morning, it was... More 

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

Our recent honeymoon couple from Lake Bluff, Illinois did indeed capture the magic of Gaia. You were provided with all the pampering and spoiling that you truly deserved. Every guest at Gaia is treated like a member of our personal family and the entire staff welcomes every chance to help and assist them in their every need. Pointing out the... More 

New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

Coming from New York City where there are a number of 5 star hotels, I must admit I was skeptical if Gaia would meet my expectations. In one word one the hotel was "amazing". My husband and I were in Costa Rica for our wedding anniversary and only spent two nights towards the end of our trip at Gaia and... More 

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

Thank you for your kind comments here on Tripadvisor. Your review was nothing short of a mirror of our amazing service that we provide our guests. Each of our staff do go out of their way to make every guests experience truly memorable. And we do love to share our recipes with our guests by providing complimentary cooking classes in... More 

Los Angeles
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for 4 days and had a wonderful time.... Thomas , one of the owners, greeted us when we first arrived and we knew right then that we were going to have an amazing time. We were given a refreshing drink and had a tour of the hotel and grounds. What more can I say... More 

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

You are certainly very welcome on behalf of myself and our entire staff. And so happy you enjoyed our quite and peaceful atmosphere. And privacy is key here at Gaia. We achieve this by our unique design of the common buildings along with the unique design of our suites and studios. Thank you for taking the time to post your... More 

Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

My wife and I stayed here for three days of our honeymoon, and it did not dissappoint. The rooms were lovely, the grounds were gorgeous and clean, and the service was friendly and top notch across the board. The owner even made time to personally come greet us upon arrival. Also, the food at their restaurant is absolutely fabulous, and... More 

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

Our honeymoon guests from Los Angeles were totally engaged in the Gaia experience. We are proud to be adults only and happy to cater to honeymooners and other adults who can enjoy our tranquil and serene ambiance. You are welcome back any time indeed!! More 

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