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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Flagstaff, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

My wife and I have nothing but great things to say about the Gaia!! The owners and staff stopped at nothing to ensure all of our needs were met. we are so grateful for everything they did for us. I traveled from Afghanistan to spend a relaxing 2 weeks with my wife in Costa Rica, we decided to stay in... More 

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

As a response to this review I only want to say that I was our extreme pleasure to host you and your wife here for two weeks during your leave from activities in Afghanistan. And we are humbled that you chose Gaia to reconnect with each other. Be safe and you are welcome back to the Gaia family in your... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

This hotel is a very modern oasis on the top of this hillside with incredible views of the ocean. The restaurant on the top floor is a must. We sat watching the sunset every night we were there... The pool is great and the service and amenities are excellent. I don't have much experience with the spa scene but it... More 

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

Thanking our guests from Philadelphia for taking their personal time to share their experience on this Tripadvisor forum. We are all that you wrote. And yes, even our most economical rooms are spacious and all have the same beds, linens, services and amenities. We skimp on nothing here at Gaia. The experience is more than you expect and all that... More 

Haverford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

I have stayed in many hotels in my 62 years and this is absolutely one of the very best!!! I could find nothing to complain about!! Nada!! The staff is amazing- they all speak great English and are not only helpful, they make you feel so welcome and secure. I have never been to a place where one of the... More 

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

We are very pleased we were able to spoil you on your recent visit to Gaia Hotel & Reserve. Although our nature reserve is only on 13 acres, we do feel that the amount of wild life including birds and monkeys and the massive variety of plants and trees does in fact rival the local National Park. Thank you for... More 

Chicago
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47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

We recently went and stayed at this place in December 2011. Talk about service! We were really impressed about their service from the moment that the driver came and picked us up at the Quepos Airport. Jonathan, the driver, showed us around Quepos before taking us back to the hotel. And after we got to the hotel, the person who... More 

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

Gaia is everything they claim!! Beautiful rooms, excellent service, wonderful food and wine, (loved the breakfast delived to our room every morning - amazing menu!) The staff was so friendly and accommidating. Our trips into town, and to the reserve, were scheduled by the staff. All we had to do was show up! We spent every evening, after a day... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Absolutely great hotel. Service: Amazing. One of the owners was the first person to greet us as soon as we arrived at the main entrance of the hotel. We were provided with wet refreshing towels at the reception and one of the employees gave us a tour of the whole hotel as soon as we checked in. Transportation to and... More 

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

Amazing review from amazing guests. We miss you already and thank you for spending time with us at Gaia and sharing the magic we have created here. Your acknowledgement of our service as amazing counts as one of our strongest attributes. And our food in La Luna Restaurant.....really, really, really good pretty much sums it up. All in all Gaia... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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113 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Gaia is a beautiful place with excellent (EXCELLENT!) staff, amazing food and drinks, but also very American prices. The facility is beautiful, spotless, well designed and very modern. Frankly, the very modern feel may be a little too much. Other than the workers, there's not much of a "Costa Rican" feel about Gaia. Our room was very nicely appointed and... More 

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

Our recent guest highlights the best of Gaia....EXCELLENT staff, amazing food and drink, spotless facility, well designed, amazing pool and crazy attentive staff. I especially like the last comment! I do need to point out however several points regarding the comments on the price of the New Years dinner. Please note that this dinner went from 7 PM until 3:30... More 

maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Recently returned from a stay at Gaia in the 2-BR suite. The suite was very nice but could use some touchup, especially in the master bathroom and rooftop deck areas. That being said, I want to second the other reviewers' praise, especially regarding the service the Gaia personnel provide. What is especially impressive is that Gaia provided this incredible level... More 

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

Excellent!! Thank you so much!! We enjoyed having you on our property and having the chance to spoil you here in Paradise. Our staff and their service is second to none in the Manuel Antonio area and we thank you for praising them. Each one gives a particular level of service starting way before you enter the grounds of Gaia... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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60 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

There is not enough I can say about this hotel! The grounds were breathtaking, the rooms were beyond comfortable (we had a 2 bedroom suite), the food was delicious, the pool area was comfortable and the service was second to none! My family of 6 (4 children 19, 20, 21 and 22) were relaxed, wowed and catered to daily. New... More 

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

Yes, indeed, we all had fun! Thank you for taking the time to write your personal comments here on Tripadvisor. Your family was delightful and we will welcome you all back in a heartbeat. I do believe we had one of the busiest and happiest New Years Eve celebrations. And we thank you for being part of that and the... More 

princeton,nj
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

This was our first trip to Costa Rica. My wife and I were traveling with our three teens. What a wonderful place! Yes it beautiful, the rooms are great, the food was outstanding and Spa was super. But what put the Gaia in our top all time travel experiences was the quality of the staff. They did three things really... More 

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

Wow....wonderful! Thank you so much for your fantastic review of Gaia! Indeed, our staff are second to no one in the entire Manuel Antonio area. They are all family to us and they each have a very unique approach to our guests' wishes and desires. They anticipate the needs of our guests and follow through seamlessly. When a guest comes... More 

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