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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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Ranked #4 of 9 Uvita B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014
Marcia M South Bend, Indiana, United States
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We just went here for dinner and it was pretty good but very expensive for the area (American city prices). The service was great (they seem to have been trained by some fancy American servers and have some funny over-formal moments). I would recommend going while it's still light out so you can enjoy the view and maybe see the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Our first night at Whales and Dolphins we arrived quite late and the sun had set hours before we reached the hotel. We were all greeted by the staff immediately upon our arrival. They fed us dinner and even stayed open late just for us. The next morning I awoke to the most beautiful view of the rainforest and the... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

First off the view is pretty phenomenal, I will give them that. The rooms need some work, especially if this hotel sees a lot of guests from temperate climates who will need A/C to actually work (it didn't work in our first room, when I complained they tried to make it like I was imagining things). The food was pretty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The staff, the service, the view, the food, the pool, the atmosphere- all 5 out of 5!!! I've traveled the world and consider this a prized gem, in a unique exquisite location. To view OSA peninsula "Whales Tail" (google it) from above the rainforest in an Infiniti pool with a Guanabana daiquiri amongst iguanas and toucans was one of the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The view is this places best feature, the food was good but nothing special, service was attentive and friendly. You can't get there without a 4 wheel drive vehicle. I'd go again if with others but wouldn't make a special trip to go there on my own.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Great views abound of the Pacific, once you make it up the hill... We are driving thru central america in our Jeep and this place was indeed quite a steep crawl to get to. Once there, we enjoyed the great pool, great room and quiet stay with a restaurant that overlooks the setting sun. Pricing is fair for Costa Rica,... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 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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