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“Excellent place to stay in Santa Teresa” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nautilus Boutique Hotel- Wellness Retreat

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Nautilus Boutique Hotel- Wellness Retreat
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   75 M East Of Brunellas, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #6 of 30 Santa Teresa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Canada
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent place to stay in Santa Teresa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Nautilus is a wonderful little hotel situated 3-5 minutes (by foot) from the beach. The location is excellent for those who want a quiet place to stay in the sleepy surf town of Santa Teresa.

The hotel is very clean and each bungalow has it's own kitchen area, living room and separate bedroom. Note that AC is only available in the kitchen/living area, and that a ceiling fan is in the bedroom. Breakfast is included in the cost of your stay and there are many delicious and nutritious choices, including an amazing full breakfast with small smoothie and wonderful gluten-free pancakes. Karla the cook, is lovely and everything is prepared fresh for each order.

A couple peculiarities include - no food being served in the hotel restaurant on Saturdays and no housekeeping on Sundays. This isn't a big deal, since there are many places to eat within a short walking distance, including my favorite local-run cafe, Soda Tiquicia. There are many food options in Santa Teresa that offer burgers/pasta/etc, but Soda Tiquicia offers authentic Costa Rican food at very reasonable prices. I would highly recommend the Casado con pollo or seafood soup. This little gem is located about 400 metres from Nautilus - turn right once you hit the main road after you exit the hotel.

The owners of Nautilus also live on the property and are lovely people who seem to genuinely care about the guests. I can't say enough about this place and hope to return in the future. It really is a paradise.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hotelnautlius, Owner at Nautilus Boutique Hotel- Wellness Retreat, responded to this review, September 15, 2012
Thanks for a great stay we had a great pleasure having you here, hope you will come back and stay again !
Arik
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

My husband and I stayed with Nautilus over the New Year and absolutely fell in love.... The accommodations could not have been better! Best location in Santa Teresa! Loved the amazing food... Perfect for a wellness retreat! Sad we didn't get to experience the new yoga deck that wasn't complete when we were there.... And the lovely owners coordinated yoga for us elsewhere. Along with dinner recomendations and surf lessons!!! We will be back!!! We heart Nautilus and all that it embodies!!!

  • Stayed January 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, September 15, 2012
Pura Vida guys for your lovely stay, it was much fun having you here, it was our pleasure , we Enjoyed much as well and wish you will come back once more!!!

Adi & Arik
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Nautilus was the perfect choice for a week long vacation with my sister. The hotel was a quick walk to the beach but also has a beautiful pool area for relaxing. The location was great in Santa Theresa, the restaurant on site was excellent (had breakfast here everyday) there are many great restaurants within walking distance as well. Yoga classes are offered daily, I participated in 3 classes with two different instructors which I would highly recommend. Adi (one of the owners) is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met! Always making sure we were comfortable and that we were having a good stay, she made reservations for us for horseback riding, renting an ATV to drive to Montezuma and the Cabo Blanco Nature Preserve and wrote out directions so we wouldn’t get lost along the way! She was also great with restaurant suggestions in the area.

Would definitely recommend Nautilus and hope to visit again sometime!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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 yo ladies for your kind wand warm words hope to see you here once more !

Pura Vida
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

My wife and I spent 4 days here on our honeymoon, and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. From the time that we arrived, Adi and Arik treated us like family and went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Whether it was just mentioning an interest in a surf lesson or ATV rental, they volunteered suggestions and set up appointments to assist in our relaxing, stress free vacation. They made the trip exponentially better. My wife was not feeling good on our last day, and the level of concern from Adi and Arik were beyond comforting. Adi checked in on her several times, offering coconut water and advice for a quick turnaround. My wife noted that during a routine housekeeping trip, a staff member brought her a blanket, unsolicited, when seeing she was huddled on the couch in fetal position.
The amenties were fantastic as well. The pool was pristine on every trip and the on-premise restaurant was superb. There wasn't a dish that we didn't rave about. The open air yoga studio above the restaurant provided the ideal forum for a tranquil session that sits seemingly on a mountainside.
When we return to Santa Teresa, one thing that know for sure is that we will return to the Nautilus to try and duplicate this previous stay (besides my wife's sickness).

Fondly,

Patrick & Laura

  • 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
THanks guys for a wonderful stay with us appreciate you warm and kind words , and happy you had such a good time with us looking forward for yet another visit !PURA VIDA

Arik & Adi
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

We stayed at the Nautilus the first week of May 2012. We read the reviews and, believe me, this place lives up to it's excellent reputation. Small intimate hotel with spacious and airy rooms, clean, well equipped kitchen and a nice porch to enjoy that morning cup of coffee, fresh smoothie prepared in their restaurant, or bottle of wine. Loved the swimming pool, so refreshing after a day at the beach or exploring the area with an ATV. The cafe serves really good fresh, healthy food and smoothies (not open after 4:00PM). The hotel is a short walk from town with several very good restaurants, as well as a beautiful beach. Had a wonderful massage arranged by Adi. The owners are the nicest people and so accommodating. This was the last destination on our trip to Costa Rica and were looking for R&R, after hiking the rain forests, zip lining, and traveling within the country. It was the pefect ending to our 2 week trip to Costa Rica and we loved this area, it's beaches, and people. This area is a surfing haven for a very young crowd. We, on the other hand, are a couple 64 and 70 years old. It was great fun to "do nothing", enjoy the big waves, the surfers, and explore stunning, isolated beaches with our ATV rental (arranged by Adi).

  • 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
!000 thanks for the kind and warm words , it is our pleasure to be able to host guests like you guys !
Much love from the Nautilus !

Adi & Arik
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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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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Additional Information about Nautilus Boutique Hotel- Wellness Retreat

Address: 75 M East Of Brunellas, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 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*
Number of rooms: 8
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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