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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

This is an incredible place to stay if you just want to get away from it all and enjoy what Costa Rica really has to offer. The view from the hotel is magnificent the food at the restaurant is fabulous and the house drinks are amazing (you have to try the Seahorse!). The staff and the owners are incredibly friendly... More 

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Barnsley
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13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We came across this hotel by accident whilst looking for somehwere to have lunch. A bit of a hairy drive up a steep road but once at the top we were very happy with the location. Brilliant view over the countryside and coast below with tables to suit to enjoy this.The food was not expensive at all compared to the... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

First off made reservations explaining I am traveling with a service dog.. When I arrive I am informed the dog cannot enter the resturant or bar area and must sleep on the balcony. I asked for this in writing to then be told it was all right for my dog to be with me at all times. Then once checked... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

The whales and dolphins resort in Costa Rica has been by far my best experience travelling. With the new owners, things have been the complete opposite from the negative reviews posted here. The resort is out on the beaten path but 100% worth the trip. The view is outstanding and easily the best in the Country and the new owners... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

My son is in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica. I went to visit him and we stayed here for a few days and we could not have been happier with our choice. The view is stunning and the service was excellent. Everyone spoke English and was very helpful. They helped us set up tours and found a bar for... More 

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Ojochal,
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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
70 helpful votes 70 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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