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Hotel Whales and Dolphins

17 Km. Sur de Playa Dominical, Jardines del Morete | Uvita de Osa 1 Puntarenas, Uvita 4030, Costa Rica
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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Richmond, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We ate dinner at the hotel restaurant and had an amazing meal. The food was as amazing as the surroundings. The restaurant is under roof, but open to the outside, so you can oversee the ocean from the mountainside and hear the birds as the sun sets and the temperature cools. Just follow the sign up the mountain, and when... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were staying in a rental close to the hotel, so didn't sleep in their facilities, but the pool, the bar and the view were amazing. We watched the sun set from the bar/pool area a couple of times because it was so beautiful. The bar staff was amazingly friendly and make a good solid drink. They went out of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My husband and I wanted a place to see the Ballena "Whale Tail" and this was the only place we could find with a good view. It took a little digging to figure out that the "Vista Ballena" signs we'd been seeing were actually for this hotel. Anyway, you have to drive up the hillside on a small but "paved"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The hotel staff was amazing. It's not a Ritz Carlton, but for the price the view and staff are incredible. One night we got back late and it was well pass the time they serve food and they went and cooked us food. Just a really great bunch of people working there. From reading other reviews I was questioning whether... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We weren't even staying at the hotel, but got help with our car which was stuck from the friendly staff and help with finding our place to stay (which we couldn't find in the first place). Thank you so much, Whales & Dolphines!! That was our lucky day!!!!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

To call it a boutique hotel is wrong. Its more like a rundown charter hotel with a fantastic view. Mosqitonets broken, had to fix it with my own ducttape. The soap dispencer was empty. Have a beer and enjoy the view, but find another hotel.

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winnipeg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

we didnt stay here but were told the hotel was incredible as far as views and attitude goes. well whoever "they" are they were right. you dont have to be a hotel guest to stay the day and use their incredible pool view of the whales tails config of uvita beach or the gorgeous sunsets. and we came for lunch... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Really nice views over the jungle and distant sea. Interesting drive up from the main road to Uvita. We found the service both friendly and efficient. The food was good but a bit pricey for Costa Rica.

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Eaton, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Came here for dinner with friends from Uvita. The view was great but the service poor!!! I had Arroz con Pollo which was tasty. My husband and another friend both ordered French Pasta with chicken added; but only one came with the chicken. So we ordered a side of chicken and also some cheese to sprinkle on the pasta. Both... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This boutique resort is wonderful! Restaurant is great - and so is the bar at the amazing Infiniti pool! However....sitting in your balcony looking at the ocean down below - and whales - with trees full of toucans!!!!! Awesome! Up an interesting road to mountain top and worth it!!!!

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