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Nautilus Boutique Hotel- Wellness Retreat
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   75 M East Of Brunellas, Santa Teresa 12112, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #2 of 30 Santa Teresa B&B and Inns
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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“My home away from home..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Adi, Arik and their beutifull daughter Gaia have created a magical and an amazing peacefull and loving space in Santa Teresa.
When my husband and I come to Santa Teresa we only stay at Natuilus!
Adi's food is all organic and full of LOVE.. you must come and try her food at Olam.

Room Tip: All the villas are equiped wtih the essentials and very comfortable Our Villa #4 close to the swimm...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotelnautlius, Owner at Nautilus Boutique Hotel- Wellness Retreat, responded to this review, September 15, 2012
You guys are one amazing couple we have so much fun seeing you every time you stay with us , Hope we see you soon thank again for all your blessings !

Arik & Adi
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Hotel Nautilus was beautiful. Adi and Arik are so relaxed and the atmosphere at the Nautilus was the same. From the time we arrived to the time we left, Adi was always around for advice and assistance. The accomodation was perfect and the pool was very relaxing. Olam (the cafe) has amazing food. Olam was closed on Saturday, so we were forced to eat out. If Costa Rica wasn't so far away from Australia, we would make this trip often. We had a great time there and will remember it fondly. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotelnautlius, Owner at Nautilus Boutique Hotel- Wellness Retreat, responded to this review, September 15, 2012
Sam it was much fun having you here, you did long ways to get to us , and we are happy you had such a good time see you guys soon !

Adi & ARIK
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

The Hotel Nautilus is simply paradise run by the nicest couple, Adi & Arik. While it is a bit of an adventure to get there (a ~6-hour drive from Liberia), you are really getting away from crowded, touristy parts of Costa Rica. From the howler monkeys in the trees behind the hotel to the goat next door to the mangoes growing outside your window, this is a tropical piece of heaven. Do not miss the delicious, organic, vegetarian meals in the lovely open-air restaurant. The fruit and vegetable smoothies are sublime! Arik was so helpful in arranging surfing lessons, ziplining and horseback riding trips, ATV rentals, dinner reservations and more. The healthy food turned our teenaged daughter into a vegetarian; she is working very hard to earn a trip next spring back to Hotel Nautilus with a friend. Santa Teresa is so safe that we feel comfortable sending them back to stay with Adi & Arik. A magnificent place to visit...wish we lived there.

Room Tip: Only seven apartment-type rooms in the entire complex--you can't go wrong.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotelnautlius, Owner at Nautilus Boutique Hotel- Wellness Retreat, responded to this review, September 15, 2012
Thanks Hilda for a wonderful stay, it was our pleasure to host your beautiful family , and hope that Your daughter will come back for a longer stay!

Pura Vida
ADI & ARIK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

From the moment we arrived and were greeted with a hug from Adi (the owner) we knew we were in a unique spot.

Nautilus is situated just off the main road in Santa Teresa, directly across from the entrance to the beach and is ideal for beach/sun/surf-seekers. All of the rooms are spacious and come equipped with a separate bedroom and living room area with a kitchen and a beautiful bathroom. The furnishings and decorations are stylish and the beds are comfortable. The pool is somewhat small, but more than adequate as the hotel does not accomodate very many guests.

The restaurant on-site offers delicious vegetarian meals for breakfast and lunch. For dinner, Adi is able to offer great recommendations and even call you a cab (if needed).

Apart from the hotel itself what really won us over was Adi and Arik and their genuine hospitality. You really feel like you are staying with friends instead of at a hotel owned by strangers. They are available to assist with anything and want to ensure you are enjoying yourself. We were sad to leave them and hope to return sometime soon!

Elyse & Jon

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotelnautlius, Owner at Nautilus Boutique Hotel- Wellness Retreat, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Thank you Guys for your kind and warm words hope to see you here once more !

Pura Vida
Arik
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Tel Aviv
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

It was such a plaesure staying in this wonderful place. The hospitality, the atmosphere made it so hard to leave. Adi & Aric are amazing, so nice and easy going. Thank you guys for making Santa Teresa a place to remember.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotelnautlius, Owner at Nautilus Boutique Hotel- Wellness Retreat, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Thank you guys for your kind and warm words hope to see you here once more !

Pura Vida
Arik
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We were a large group looking for a relaxing vacation with lots of healthy food, yoga but also fun for the grandparents and kids. It took us about a day to really drop our "NY attitude" and get into the relaxed state of mind of Santa Teresa.

The owners, Adi & Arik are the sweetest people and graciously made every request possible and never once complained when we canceled plans in the last minute. Their hotel feels like a home. Although you have a full kitchen and fridge in your room, the restaurant is really the central part of the experience. The simple, healthy and delicious foods and drinks (i am seriously craving the savory pancakes and the baraka sandwich right now!!) make you feel light, energetic and ready to go out there and explore the place. I am not vegetarian, but I had no problem with the menu choices and always enjoyed every meal.

The beach is gorgeous and sunset watching is a must!

We have been back for about a week now and I can't stop talking about this place....

TIPS: Look for Marina - the most incredible, talented, loving, massage therapist on earth! And Sandra from Vajrasol for yoga classes.

But truly trust Adi or Arik to help you find the best of the best!

Room Tip: They have an amazing "house-like" room with two bedrooms and incredible glass ceiling show...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotelnautlius, Owner at Nautilus Boutique Hotel- Wellness Retreat, responded to this review, April 27, 2012
Cristina and your lovely family thank for your warm and kind words , it was our pleasure to have your family reunion / Sunny's birthday in our place.

We had so much fun !

Arik
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012 via mobile

This is one of the best places we have stayed in. Arik & Adi know exactly what to suggest you and they will pleasantly provide you all information needed about Santa Teresa such as attractions, resturants etc. Thank you guys for making our honeymoon adventurous and unforgetable.

Maya & Adi

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotelnautlius, Owner at Nautilus Boutique Hotel- Wellness Retreat, responded to this review, April 27, 2012
Thank you Maya & Adi, we will wait for your next visit ...this time with a larger family we hope !
Arik
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Address: 75 M East Of Brunellas, Santa Teresa 12112, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nautilus Boutique Hotel- Wellness Retreat 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Nautilus Boutique Hotel - Wellnes Retreat Yoga Deck - Healthy restaurant - Surf & yoga Retreats. Our villas capture the exotic character of Costa Rica, surrounded by lush tropical jungle, seamlessly blends into beautiful open-air terraces. Fully equipped kitchen. Large bedrooms Spoiling showers. Flat screen with Cable TV. King size mattress. 100% organic bath amenities. Daily housekeeping service. Refrigerator. Personal safe. Air conditioning. ... more   less 
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