We spent two nights here and generally enjoyed our stay. The staff are super-helpful and attentive; even the owner seems to be frequently around and very warm. The service is very slick, especially in the restaurant, which had the most fantastic views out towards the ocean.
Whilst the hotel restaurant was slightly underwhelming for breakfast, the quality of the lunch and dinners was brilliant - and also good value. Not sure that the live music is either appreciated or required.
Rooms are good, with extremely comfortable beds. Only quibble? If we're paying upwards of $350 a night, we sort of expect some form of shower gel and not a cheap bar of soap.
Never made to it to the gym and whilst there is a pool complex on site (2 pools that are on top of one other), it is only for cooling-down in and not for hard-core swimming. The spa offers a complimentary 20-minute session, and other therapies were very good value.
If you're looking to stay in this area, this is a very safe and convenient place to stay. The views are spectacular from the hotel and the spa well worth using. Just bring your own shower gel(!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gaia Hotel, Manuel Antonio's only 5-star resort and dining. Bask in our infinity-edge pools, dash Aveda bath salts into your Jacuzzi and relax enjoying the jungle and ocean views. Rooms feature A/C, cable, flat screen TVs, portable phones, home entertainment units, internet connectivity, coffee-maker, mini-bar, safety box, hairdryer, 24/7 room service and full spa services. Your personal valet sees to your needs, and our Nature Guide hosts an exclusive tour of our 12-acre Nature Reserve. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gaia Hotel And Reserve
- Gaia Hotel & Reserve Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park