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Hotel Cristal Ballena Resort

3.0 of 5 Ballena Beach | 7 km (4 miles) al Sur de Uvita, Uvita, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Very big and very comfortable rooms with terrace on the ocean. Swimming pool and a restaurant where you may eat very good food while tucans fly from one tree to the other. Quiet and peceful place to stay.

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257 reviews 257 reviews
96 hotel reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My wife and I visited in August 2014. My wife and I stopped here one day for lunch. My wife had chicken fajitas. I had a cheese quesedilla. The menu is large and the service is wonderful. The setting is really great outdoors under a covered veranda overlooking the pool and the forest. The pool is beautiful and huge. I... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

We spent six nights in this extremely nice and luxurious resort - we had planned only to stay three but found the place so relaxing and nice that we staid longer. We had a junior suite which is spacious and comfortable but where upgraded later to a master suite at no extra cost with an even more marvellous view of... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

beautiful hotel, huge rooms, great food, nice pool, close to the national whale tail park. Our kids really liked the hotel. The negative part was that the trip to cano islands was different in price on the website then when you asked for it. They asked USD100 more for the trip, which we declined unhappily. Also the kids were both... More 

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265 reviews 265 reviews
36 hotel reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We were renting a cottage in the area for a week. With this stay, we had access to this resort. We enjoyed relaxing on the reclining chairs near the pool. The pool was amazing. I would have to say that this pool was one of my favourites that I have swan in during a trip. It was clean and the... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This beautiful hill-top resort was one of the finest stops on our trip through Costa Rica. The food was gourmet quality and the service was most friendly. We discovered the owner Mr. Steiner, was from Austria, and was pleased to welcome his guests. Much to my wives surprise, a resident black cat named Mitzzy was a frequent visitor. Where else... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

This hotel has a good location, it's a few minutes from Marino Ballena park. We had the opportunity to see tucans from the restaurant in the morning and several types of birds. The hotel has several flowers and fruit trees in its garden. The pool was clean and nice. The service was excellent and the owners were very kind. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

this was an excellent experience for us. We stayed in one of the cabins below the main hotel and really enjoyed it. Cabins were very rustic but that's what we were expecting. So very isolated and definitely had a jungle experience. President of Costa Rica visit at the hotel our first night there. We saw a fer de lance snake... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The hotel is nice and the location awesome. The swimming pool is also beautiful. The rooms are very old and the sheets crappy. We actually did not sleep "alone" if you see what I mean! The price is high ~ $200 per night. Too bad the owners are not refreshing the place to bring it to a better standard. I... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We enjoyed ever day in this great hotel.it has an amazing view and you can see tucans and a lot of other animals.the food is great and the pool is just great.if you are looking for an intimate place up on a hill in a marvelous garden - this is the place.we loved it.

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Address: Ballena Beach | 7 km (4 miles) al Sur de Uvita, Uvita, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Uvita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Cristal Ballena Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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Also Known As:
Hotel Cristal Ballena Osa Peninsula
Hotel Cristal Ballena Resort Costa Rica/Uvita
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Uvita

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