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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 #3 of 8 Uvita B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

rainy season is a challenge if you want stay in this hotel. it takes a while to get up to the hotel on a slippery road. it was a good hotel but we tought the price was a bit high if you looked at condition the room was in (just some extra look at detail in bath and bedroom)...the view... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We stayed 2 nights and were totally impressed with everything this hotel had to offer. The food was amazing as well as the staff. Johnny is a very attentive member of the truly sincere staff members. The owners Tim and Tiffany are so accommodating and we will be back.

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Columbus, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We have stayed in this area a few times, this was our first visit to Whales and Dolphins. We were pleasantly surprised by the amenities,cleanliness, comfort, value, hospitality, as well as the incredible view of Whales Tail. Johnny was especially accommodating, making sure we had an early breakfast ( due to departure flight in San Jose) well before the regular... More 

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Maryland
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51 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

We met Johnny (a worker at this restaurant) in the super market. He told us about the all you can eat tues buffet ( just in June) , so we decided to check it out. It's a steep drive, but possible to do without four wheel drive. The views are stunning, we sat at the bar and had a few... More 

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Whales and Dolphins 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Whales & Dolphins Ecolodge Hotel Uvita
Whales And Dolphins Ecolodge
Hotel Whales And Dolphins Costa Rica/Uvita

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