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Gaia Hotel & Reserve

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gaia is luxury at it's finest. This small hotel caters to your every need. From the onsite spa and phenomenal desk staff, to an infinity pool with in pool bar this hotel can't be beat. The property used to be a nature preserve so the rooms are tucked into a gorgeous landscape and attract lots of wildlife! The lounge where... More 

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Thomas F, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

We love the words "Gaia is luxury at it's finest". That about captures what we are all about...... Gaia is more than you expect and all that you deserve. Thank you for sharing on this TripAdvisor forum. More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for five nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. It truly is one of those places where you don't have to worry about a thing. Our villa was stunning, really spacious (two private balconies with loungers) room 211, rooms were large and very comfortable and with excellent bathrooms, our top bathroom even had a view! Great coffee on tap... More 

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Thomas F, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much for your very comprehensive 5 star review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. We are truly blessed with guests like yourselves and we look forward to once again spoiling you with service beyond your expectations. Thank you for sharing on this TripAdvisor forum. More 

Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Gaia Hotel was absolute bliss from the moment my best friend and I arrived. We choose Gaia as our home base while staying in Manual Antonio as a treat to ourselves, and that it was. The staff was tentative, warm and very kind...willing to genuinely help with any questions or requests we had. The rooms were clean, very spacious... More 

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Thomas F, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thanking our recent guests for their overwhelming 5 star review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. It appears you captured all the wonderful aspects which makes Gaia so much different than the other resorts/hotels in the area. We are truly a one of a kind small luxury boutique hotel in the middle of the lush rain forest overlooking the expansive... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Gaia Hotel & Reserve surpassed all of my expectations. My boyfriend and I stayed here for a quick weekend getaway and were greeted by the friendliest staff, experienced top notch personal service, enjoyed exceptional food at the resort restaurant and relaxed in the comfort of our beautiful studio. The rooms are clean and set up to make you feel... More 

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Thomas F, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

We are over the top thrilled that we could possible count you among our long list of repeat guests here at Gaia. We now have guests that come back year after year to get spoiled and to reacquaint themselves with nature and our peaceful environment. Exceeding your expectations is one of our goals and it appears we succeeded with you.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic place!! The staff goes above and beyond- Always!! I had several questions before I made my reservation, and they were all answered the same day via e-mail. You are greeted with a cold drink and a cool towel, then a tour of the property on the way to your room. The Amazing Nico started us off with an awesome... More 

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Thomas F, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thanking our recent guest for their overwhelming 5 star recommendation. We loved having you on the property and look forward to sharing once again the magic we have created here. We love to share this wonderful experience with great guests as yourselves......please come back and see us. And thank you for sharing your experience on this TripAdvisor forum. More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The property was great, room was excellent, staff were amazing, resident wildlife was exceptional. I recommend taking the Manuel Antonio National Park with GAIA's resident guide, Josue, who was really fantastic. We saw a mother and baby sloth, a green snake fighting a bird, and pretty much every other kind of wildlife you can imagine. Josue really made the park... More 

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Thomas F, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

It appears our recent guests had a 5 star experience at Gaia Hotel & Reserve. We certainly appreciate you taking your personal time to comment on all the wonderful aspects that made your visit to Gaia memorable. Your comment on the food for lunch and dinner is puzzling as your choices which we have extracted from the invoices were some... More 

Ellicott City, Maryland
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is lovely. We were greeted at check in by the owner, driven to the top of the hill to reception where a cold glass of fresh squeezed juice awaited us. After registering at the front desk we were shown to our beautiful room. We stayed in one of the club house suites. Our room had two levels, with... More 

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Thomas F, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thanking our recent guests for taking their personal timeto comment on their wonderful 5 star stay with us. We enjoyed serving you and are certainly delighted that you were able to take in all the glorious aspects of the Gaia experience. We appreciate you comments on the pool bar service and have spoken to the general manager in charge of... More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gaia made our first visit to Costa Rica extra special. The staff was always friendly and helpful. They made sure we knew what activities were available to us during our stay in the area and helped us book if necessary. When the bus we booked to take us to the airport didn't show up they helped us quickly book another... More 

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Thomas F, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

And we are thrilled that you indeed had a wonderful visit. Thank you so much for choosing us and thank you for sharing your wonderful experience on this TripAdvisor forum. We hope your first visit leads to a second visit as we would like to see you and share the magic we have created here once again. More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I absolutely loved staying at GAIA! From the very first contact, the service was exceptional. Everyone associated with GAIA went out of their way to make sure every question was answered and everything was perfect. Upon arrival, we were given a tropical drink and cool face towel. The room and grounds were beautiful. The food was delicious. I had the... More 

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Thomas F, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

What a wonderful review by such a wonderful guest. We thank you for choosing us and that we exceeded your expectations. Service is our business and it appears we succeeded here. Thank you for taking your personal time to write your story on this TripAdvisor forum. More 

Zürich
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are not a lot of hotels I visit twice, as there are so many new places to discover. But this hotel is one that I love to come back to. It's a great value for the money spent. The nature, the surrounding, the staff and the food are excellent!

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Thomas F, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

We love our repeat guests. Thank you so much for coming back to us and for sharing your experience on this TripAdvisor forum. I am certain you saw some changes since your last visit......namely our Scarlet Macaw project.......Now over 3 years, we are reestablishing these wonderful birds to the local area. And our newly hatched babies are the first to... More 

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Amenities

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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Gaia Hotel & Reserve

Address: Km 2.7 Carretera Quepos a Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: $215 - $528 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Gaia Hotel & Reserve 4.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
Gaia Hotel And Reserve
Gaia Hotel & Reserve Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
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#1 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#1 Green Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#2 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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