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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We ventured to Whales and Dolfins for a coffee and stayed for lunch. Food was good and price reasonable. This property has recently changed owners. Tim and Tiffany a Canadian couple from Ontario have purchased it and are making many improvements; upgrading the rooms, pool area, gardens etc. They are friendly and hospitable and want their guests to have a... More 

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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24 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

I've been in Costa for a year now. Once you live here you find that friends love to come and visit. Well, during one such visit, we rented a car and drove south. Decided to venture up the road and visit Whales & Dolphins to see what it was about. Really must have a 4 wheel drive to get there.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Without a doubt, the view from the Wales and Dolphins is the best I have ever experienced. The monkeys, Tucans, and butterflies were a wonderful sight, and I could have spent my entire trip sitting by the pool and looking out over the wale's tail at the ocean. Dolphins were abundant, and the ocean was warm and inviting.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

The hotel has a awesome view, the restaurantt is not quite good, and the rooms not so fancy I really love the view though, so prefer it than other hotels in the area

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Canton, CT
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

I always read review & think "get a grip people" but this place was tired , in poor shape and the manager was a joke. The staff was great & deserved a better manager. We arrived to a room that was like a blast furnace when we opened the door. The lamp shade was ripped & hanging off. Picture frames... More 

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Orotina, Costa Rica
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2011

Having stayed at Cusinga Eco Lodge nearby this was considerably different. This is not particularly "Eco", it's a hotel with great views, but don't expect nature trails or much in the way of and "Eco" message. There are birds and animals galore but that's because of where they are rather than any special effort on their part. The rooms are... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2011

Indeed, the view is spectacular, the room was very satisfactory, the staff is very friendly (but also very slow), but the manager really ruined our stay! She does not speak one word of English so the receptionist had to translate our (very serious) complaint but she didn't seem to bother at all, very annoying. The food is average. And although... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2011

The views from the pool and bar are spectacular, The rooms were very average and overpriced over the Christmas period. The food was very poor and there was a smell of poor sanitation in the restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2010

I thought I'd reviewed this place last year when I came back from my trip, but I can't seem to find the review anywhere. Anyway. I find the other reviews very harsh and I hope my experience will encourage people to stay there as it's really a great place. There are two downsides according to me : the road to... More 

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2010

We stayed two nights in this hotel in July 2010. Our first feeling was good. Beautiful view on the ocean, nice swimming pool. However, considering the price, this place needs to be refurbished. The room is large but old, traces on the walls, musty smell, old decoration. We found several insects in the room and a cockroach in the bathroom.... 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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