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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 #4 of 9 Uvita B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012
LillyLaFleur Canton, CT
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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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Canton, CT
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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Belgique
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2010

This hotel had been recommended to us and after entering the room itself we wondered why... The room smelled, the floor hadn't been cleaned and there was no hot water. I'm not sure how this hotel got its 4 stars! The only positive aspect was the service: the restaurant and bar staff were particularly nice.

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Montreal
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2010

The hotel is very nice with a crazy view and a very nice bar. The staff is wonderful, super nice, very cordial and they did their best to make our stay great. The reality of the hotel however is that they call themselves a 4 star when they should be a 2 star. Objectively speaking: 1. There was no hot... More

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Mooresville
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2010

We drove up to this lodge without a reservation to check out the hotel and after looking at a room and the amazing view we decided to stay. Christian offered us a nice package which included the evening dinner and breakfast the following morning and we were well pleased with everything. The dinner was very nice and the owners from... More

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phila
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2010

I found refuge here on my solo trip. Everything feels nice here, like home - if you could afford one like this. The food is not the best...I cannot recommend anywhere in Uvita because I did not want to leave this slice of heaven. The rooms are lovely. From what I read of other reviews, negotiate your price.

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Additional Information about Hotel Whales and Dolphins

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 And Dolphins Ecolodge
Whales & Dolphins Ecolodge Hotel Uvita
Hotel Whales And Dolphins Costa Rica/Uvita

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