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Las Terrazas de Ballena

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1 km up road across from the Gas station, Uvita, Costa Rica
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

5 stars does not mean this is a five star hotel it means that I had a 5 star experience with 5 star service. If you are looking for a Marriott do yourself and a favor and stay in the states. I can't say enough to about the staff, as I was writing this Carla made my wife a wonderful... More 

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colchester essex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here recently but our visit was cut short due to personal reasons. Carla is unbelievably generous with her time and recommendations. She advised us on so many things . The breakfast was lovely as was Gris the cat . Stunning location with a real jungle feel . The pool is also beautiful . The road up is interesting and... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This is the place to be for a family in Uvita. Kids loved the pool. Very friendly and caring staff. Very good breakfast . Getting there is a little adventure by itself. Trains your 4x4 skills. There is a little outdoor kitchen.

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Heiloo, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Our stay here was the last stop before flying back home. The hotel (or cabanas) are really really good and the view is amazing! The staff will do anything to help you and will make sure that you have everything you need. A four-wheel drive is mandatory, it was quite a climb. But when you arrive, you won't remember that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed 5 nights and were so incredibly pleased with the accommodations with such a friendly, helpful staff. We stayed in the Mariposa bungalow and had a breathtaking view of the ocean while also feeling immersed in the forest. It was a wonderful place to unwind and rest after long days hiking or spent at the nearby... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful views, outstanding service and gorgeous weather made our trip to Las Terrazas perfect. We stayed in the Mariposa Suite which has a wonderful view overlooking the property and the ocean in the distance. Along with the tremendous view, the staff was the BEST I've come across travelling. They were always very friendly and went out of their way to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

One of the best places we stayed in Costa Rica, gorgeous views and very nice room with air-condition! Drive up to the property is challenging, especially if arriving in dark. Excellent breakfast. Owner, Jonathan, very nice and helpful to visit the beach, tips and gave us beach towels. I wish we had stayed there longer.

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We spent a fantastic week at Terrazas de Ballena in April 2015. At first, the unmade road up the terrazas got us really worried. After the long trip we had just had from Arenal, that last kilometer was hard, even with a little 4x4. However, as soon as we arrived, we realized it had been well worth the effort !... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We said in the Mono suite and loved everything about Las Tarrazas - it is even a fun adventure driving up to the place! We had a lovely view off our balcony - in fact each bungalow has a great view. You feel nestled in the jungle with just the sounds of birds, frogs, cicadas, and of course, the loud... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

First thing first: you need a 4x4 to get up the driveway into this hotel. The road leading to it is very bumpy and a bit steep, and the final driveway is a bit challenging to navigate. With that said, once you arrive, wonderful views down to the ocean and whale's tale at Marino Ballena park will greet you. The... More 

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