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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 #9 of 30 Santa Teresa B&B and Inns
New York City, New York
2 reviews
“one of a kind!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Our friend strongly recommended Nautilus to us and he was right on the spot!!
This place is simply amazing, Adi and Gal (the owners) will go out of their way to make you feel like home, the food, the facility , the staff ,the location and basically everything was perfect.
Couldn't ask for better vacation, they made our whole experience much more unique!
Will definitely go back again and again...
Karin&Eyal

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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Old Chelsea, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Simply put; I fell in love with this little town called santa-Teresa. The Nautilus rooms, restaurants, location, atmosphere and especially the people make this place one of my favorite destinations. Charming, friendly, inviting...

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I had such a wonderful time at Nautilus and hope to return very soon!! The owners, Arik and Adi are such warm and welcoming people, and they really made me feel at home. At the same time they were super professional and booked surf lessons, massages, kayaking, and transportation for me, so I didn't have to worry about anything.

The villa was very comfortable and spacious, (bigger than my NYC pod!), had a great bed and sufficiently equipped kitchen, and was cleaned daily. The pool was refreshing both in early mornings and late nights, and the grounds are lush and well kept. The yoga classes (twice a day at $10) taught by Karen and Sandra were a bliss.

Every morning I enjoyed the amazing and healthy smoothies from the on-site restaurant Olam, and their super yummy raspberry/apple and chocolate muffins made me beg for the recipe!

Santa Teresa itself is a friendly little surfer town with a great vibe, and there are plenty of activities to choose from. I visited at the beginning of the rainy season, and we had some refreshing and much welcomed showers a few nights.

Overall, my two-week stay at Nautilus was wonderful,and I definitely recommend the hotel to others!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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East Lansing, Michigan
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We didn't stay at the hotel, but the food at the cafe was so amazing. The smoothies were big enough to have as a meal, and the food was superb. Plus, the owner was there and he was very friendly, just like the staff. Next visit to Sta Teresa we will definitely stay there!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Words cannot describe our incredible experience at Nautilus! Arik and Adi were the most gracious hosts and made us feel like family...they are truly the salt of the earth! As soon as we arrived, we knew we picked the best place and felt right at home! We were warmly welcomed with a delicious smoothie, and they were more than accommodating when we arrived several hours before check-in.

We were extremely pleased with our room--it was so beautiful, modern and immaculate! The hotel grounds were stunning...Nautilus is paradise! The pool was wonderful, and we were usually the only ones in it. So relaxing and peaceful. Also, we loved having a room right next to the AMAZING hotel restaurant Olam (see separate review).

What sets the hotel apart the most are the owners behind it. We fell in love with Arik, Adi and their passion for this place! Their service is truly unbeatable, and we just loved being around them. Not only did they recommend the best activities and restaurants Santa Teresa has to offer, they didn't hesitate to book reservations for us. We never had to worry about a thing...I know our trip wouldn't have been the same if we had stayed somewhere else.

To say we highly recommend Nautilus would be an understatement! We've told just about anyone who will listen that they should book a trip here as soon as possible. This trip to Santa Teresa was the most amazing vacation we've ever been on, in large part thanks to Arik and Adi! We came as guests and left as friends. We can't say enough about them and their beautiful hotel...we are already planning our next trip back!

Kelsey & Ryer

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Everything about this place is amazing !!! Eddy & Gal were the best hosts we could imagine. They organized our transfer from Tambor airport straight to the door & were very welcoming when we arrived. Nothing was out of the question they organising our surfing school, fishing charter,daily taxis, restaurant bookings, dirt bike hire everything you could imagine to take the stress out of your holiday. We originally booked for 7 nights but felt so looked after we booked in for longer. !!! The food each morning,coffee & service was just the best!! Its the best place in Santa Teresa & all the staff there are brilliant!
Highly recommended.
Loved it !
Thanks
Rodd,Jessica,Polly,Jessie

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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, June 3, 2013
Thank you guys so much for being here with us , it was a pleasure to have you .

We never forget you

Hope to see you soon

Take care

The Nautlius Team
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Durand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

My wife Tina and I spent a very refreshing 9 days at Hotel Nautilus. Eddie And his wife Gayle were very accomodating. They made us feel like family. Later, we met his brother Eric and his wife with their new baby. The rooms are large. There was a full kitchen with pots, pans, & everything you need to make your own meals. Also, a fullsize refridgerator. It is just a 5 minute walk to the beach, and what a beautiful beach it is. We aren't surfers, but I could see why they flock to Santa Teresa. Big enough waves to get a workout. Also, on the hotels site is a fantastic natural foods restaurant called Olam. The best smoothies, breakfast, & lunch entrees. Above the restaurant is their yoga retreat. Once again, if you wish to have a relaxing or stimulating stay I would recomend Nautilus.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, May 23, 2013
Thanks Mike thanks Tina we had So muhc fun having you here with us, please do spread the word, Now that you know that Santa Teresa is much fun !

Wishing you a great year we will be in touch for sure !
Best regards
Arik
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Address: 75 M East Of Brunellas, Santa Teresa 12112, 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 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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