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Hotel Villas Gaia

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Costanera Sur, Playa Tortuga, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This hotel has a beautiful garden, a nice pool. The rooms are somewhat outdated, service was at one time poor, disappointing lunch. Lots of rocky beaches in the area. Ojochal seems culinair challenged, I can recommend Citrus.

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maas en waal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

My husband and me spend four days this winter in Villas Gaia. These were fantastic days! The hotel consists of several 'casitas' located in the 'jungle'. The 'jungle' is a landscaped park with beautiful flowers and trees and if you are lucky, and we were, you can see monkeys, tucans and other tropical birds. When the sun sets there is... More 

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Rideau Lakes, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

Three of us, with somewhat jaded tastes, were delighted by the excellent meals, the ambience, and the service. The coffee, in a country noted for great coffee, was the best I've had anywhere. A visit and a chat with the owner, Anna Scheepsma, capped off a memorable meal.

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Only superlatives here, with one exception: Beautiful rooms, clean, nicely appointed, and in a gorgeous, tropical setting. Beds are very comfortable. Staff are friendly and speak both English and Spanish. For us, an added attraction is that the hotel management and staff are truly committed to "green" practices. There is some street noise, which quiets down at night. To be... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Stayed here Sept. 8 & 9 to go whale watching in Uvita. While the hotel is clean and the staff are very accommodating it is unfortunately quite close to the highway and C.R. truckers have a very bad habit of using their jake brakes. The newly paved highway causes these morons in their trucks to travel a little fast and... More 

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

After two horrible days for us we arrived at Villas Gaia which was just a paradise for us. Everyone was so nice to us and anything we asked for could be arranged. Also they had a lot of information about trips you could go on and would help you arrange them. If you are looking for a very luxurious hotel,... More 

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VillasGaia, Propietario at Hotel Villas Gaia, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your nice comment. We are happy to hear that we made your stay a nice one and that you could leave your previous 2 horrible days behind enjoying Villas Gaia and its surroundings More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Though it has been a while since we visited Villas Gaia, I still would like to leave a recommendation for travellors who are seeking some tranquility and who love the Pacific but find Manuel Antonio too crowded.. We spend our honeymoon in Costa Rica travelling the country by 4W drive and when we arrived at Villas Gaia and Tortuga Beach... More 

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VillasGaia, Propietario at Hotel Villas Gaia, responded to this review

We are glad that you remember us after almost a year and took the time to write a nice comment. We hope that with your next anniversary you will come to Costa Rica and visit us again!! The Villas Gaia team More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have had the good fortune of staying at Villas Gaia several times before and was happy to do so again for six nights. Our villa #5 was visited every day by lots of White Face monkeys. They came by for early breakfast and lunch. The monkeys and iguanas like to show up around the pool late afternoon. You will... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Easy to reach, as it is next to the main road along the Pacific. Quite charming as well and most of the staff is friendly and helpful. The restaurant is good, but the breakfast is a bit disappointing (except for the home made marmalade) and not very well organized. Just hope not too many people want to have breakfast at... More 

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VillasGaia, Propietario at Hotel Villas Gaia, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Lamote, Thank you very much for your comment. Since a couple of weeks we decided to offer breakfast for our guests in our hilltop rancho bar overlooking the Pacific ocean. Before this we offered breakfast in our restaurant. We are adjusting to this new situation with new furniture and space. Except for the homemade marmalade we offer the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Villas Gaia is beautifully situated on a hilltop above a forest filled with life. We saw Scarlet Macaws, Toucans, and countless hummingbirds from the pool deck. Howler monkeys climbed in the trees above and around our charming bungalow (#12, very private) as we watched post-card sunsets from the porch. Unfortunately, the path to the beach was not open so we... More 

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VillasGaia, Owner at Hotel Villas Gaia, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your beautiful comment. We are pleased to announce that we have a private trail going to the beach from the pool area since last week. We hope we can welcome you again some day so you can enjoy this beautiful hike to Playa Tortuga. The Villas Gaia team More 

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