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Hotel Whales and Dolphins

3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   17 Km. Sur de Playa Dominical, Jardines del Morete | Uvita de Osa 1 Puntarenas, Uvita 4030, Costa Rica
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Ranked #5 of 7 Uvita B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Madison, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Let me just begin by saying that I lived in the Dominical area of Costa Rica for a about a year and I have worked with MANY Costa Rican hotels, restaurants, and other companies and I have maybe never encountered one as WONDERFUL and EASY to work with as Whales & Dolphins. After scouring the region for the best place... More

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Cooperstown, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Not to be missed! Do please make sure that you have appropriate vehicle to get there and a designated driver to get you down the hill if you are not staying there but- the food, staff and especially the view will make you want to stay awhile! We had a wedding reception here that rocked- lots of people in the... More

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Weybridge, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We were recommended to go have lunch in this restaurant whilst visiting Uvita for the day and we are so pleased that we did. The hotel's elevated position offers spectacular views of the Whales Tail of Uvita beach. We had a lovely lunch which was very reasonably priced and we were looked after brilliantly by Marvin, our waiter. After lunch... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I have just returned from a 5 day stay at Whales and Dolphins and can genuinely say they have the best employees I have ever come across. Warm, friendly, helpful and so cheerful! Particular thanks to Jason and Raul for looking after me and making sure I had a wonderful stay. The rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious and all... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I was here last year for New Years and returned this year over Christmas and the owners just continue to improve on something that is hard to improve on. It's been a little over a year since they took over and they have made it a warm friendly place to stay and relax. The staff; Raul, Roger, Johnny, Jason they... More

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Rocky Mountain House
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Did not stay at the hotel. No one was available to seat us so we asked if we could sit anywhere. "No." was the answer. 12 minutes until someone brought a menu. 14 minutes before we received a glass of water and ordered beers. 15 minutes to take food order. 35 minutes to receive overcooked, unrecognizable fish dinner, cold side... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We did not stay at the hotel but experienced a wonderful time at the bar and restaurant. Johnny greeted us and introduced himself before he took our drink order. The kids played in the pool while we enjoyed the sunset and spectacular view of the Whale's Tail at Marine Ballena down below. We had such a great happy hour, we... More

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Memphis
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

While we did not stay at the hotel we sure did enjoy the restaurant and bar! Very nice people and superior service in the edge of a remote juggle. The property has recently and still is being renovated by own Tim Fenton and family. The property has the feel of luxury with a personal touch. The staff is beyond excellent,... More

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Charleston, SC
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We did not stay here because we prefer smaller resorts but we did go here 2 nights in a row for sunset cocktails. The view is incomparable! The staff was great. We were the only ones in the whole place because we were just before the busy season, but the staff nonetheless made us feel very welcomed. I loved that... More

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Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We had no trouble with the road/driveway,but it was dry during our stay. We liked the pool area the best. The view from the room,pool,and grounds was outstanding. The hotel grounds were beautifully landscaped. The nachos and breakfast were delicious (fried eggs a little overdone). The staff was friendly and very helpful. The room was great,everything worked well. We would... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Whales and Dolphins

Also Known As:
Whales & Dolphins Ecolodge Hotel
Whales And Dolphins Ecolodge
Whales & Dolphins Ecolodge Hotel Uvita
Hotel Whales And Dolphins Costa Rica/Uvita
Address: 17 Km. Sur de Playa Dominical, Jardines del Morete | Uvita de Osa 1 Puntarenas, Uvita 4030, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Uvita
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Uvita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Whales and Dolphins 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel is dramatically located on a bluff overlooking Ballena Marina Park, the pacific coast and Cano Island, This national park includes the largest coral reef on the pacific side of Costa Rica. This wildlife sanctuary protects different species of whales and dolphins together with other marine life. We can offer you the best of both worlds: rich rainforest combined with abundant marine life. Walk into the "green world" of immense biodiversity right on your doorstep. ... more   less 
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