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Gaia Hotel & Reserve

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Batavia, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

My husband and I planned a short, first-time trip to Costa Rica for the purpose of visiting our daughter who is studying abroad there for fifteen weeks, the first half in Quepos. Upon reading reviews of various hotels I was a bit concerned reading about some with bugs in beds and other issues. We decided to spend a bit more... More 

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Thank Jamieandpaul
Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

We are all very pleased your experience at our Gaia was to your complete satisfaction. You did indeed choose the perfect place and for that we are very grateful. It is guests like yourself who get what Gaia is all about that makes our decision to build our luxury resort 7 years ago so very justified. Thank you for taking... More 

San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Stayed at the Gaia for five days while attending a friend's wedding that was happening nearby. After an exhausting trip in from the States, and lost luggage, it was great to be welcomed with a cold drink, warm greetings, and very professional service. SInce I was traveling alone, having a staff that were so friendly really made the Gaia feel... More 

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1 Thank tphinsf
Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. Our staff miss you already and are so glad you choose our Gaia Hotel & Reserve while visiting Manuel Antonio. Thank you for taking the time to post on this TripAdvisor forum and sharing your experience with other readers. It means a lot to us. Please consider coming back to Gaia... More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

After doing a few weeks of research - it seemed like a no-brainer to choose the Gaia Hotel & Reserve. My boyfriend and I are so glad we did. First class service all around. Arrival We were picked up at the airport (very nice). We flew Sansa Air from SJO to Quepos (highly recommended). It provides great views and takes... More 

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thanking our recent guests for their very comprehensive review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. We are thrilled we exceeded your expectations and our renowned 5 star service suited your every need. Every aspect of our guests stay is always met with genuine responsiveness from our staff and we are so very happy to have shared the magic we created... More 

Los Angeles, California, USA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

My husband and I stayed at this property back in Aug 2012. We were blown away by the beautiful property, delicious food, and most importantly amazing customer service. They have it all! I highly recommend this hotel for your stay in Costa Rica.

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thanking our guests for having taken their personal time to write a wonderful review of our hotel.....Gaia Hotel & Reserve. We are thrilled we exceeded your expectations and truly hope we get the chance to spoil you once again. Gaia sets itself apart from other hotels in the Manuel Antonio area and are proud to have guests like yourself experience... More 

Hollywood, Florida
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113 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Everything about Gaia is excellent. First the service is impeccable with EVERY employee helpful and always cheerful. Touches like a 24 hour bar at the infinity pool manned by the wonderful Joshua are fantastic as is the fact that the staff does expend the effort to learn who you are during your stay. The hotel is in the jungle and... More 

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Well, we miss you already and can't wait for your return visit. Our staff enjoyed spoiling you and giving you everything you expected and more. Spectacular setting indeed and our staff is the very best around ,most having spent many years with us at Gaia. Thank you very much for sharing your experience on this TripAdvisor forum. More 

Hendersonville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This property is the best! The staff was friendly and accomodating for our every need. The rooms, which all had breathtaking views, were appointed for the guests every need. The sunsets in the restaurant were lovely. The food was superior-tuna melted in your mouth. I can't say enough nice things about the property as a whole--they tried to make you... More 

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Thank Marcia K
Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thanking our recent guests for all their wonderful comments on our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. Yes, many guests do feel that Gaia is their second home and is the reason many return year after year to experience this once again. We would love to welcome you back and look forward to spoiling you once again. Thank you for posting your... More 

Tampa, Florida, United States
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at Gaia Hotel from October 4 thru Sunday October 6th. We had just come from a breathtaking hotel in La Fortuna, and Gaia had high expectations to meet, and they did! We arrived before check in and were greeted with a cold towel and a drink and MANY friendly smiles. The gentleman at the front... More 

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Thank Amanda M
Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

What a wonderful review. It is guests like you that we thank ourselves for having created Gaia Hotel & Reserve. The entire staff is still smiling and we welcome your very extensive review of our hotel and reserve. A more magical experience could not be duplicated in the Manuel Antonio area. In face, we are amongst the very small number... More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We visited the Gaia Hotel & Reserve for our Honeymoon in September 2013. We absolutely cannot say enough about the amazing service we were provided throughout our entire stay. The staff bent over backwards to make sure we had a great stay. We flew into SJO from the US, where our friendly driver Alex awaited us with a sign. He... More 

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thanking our recent guests for their wonderful review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. They are the type of guests that fully appreciate what we have created here and we welcome them back for many more returns. Our entire staff are grateful for having been able to serve them while on our property. Service is our best kept secret and... More 

Mableton, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I'm a 60 yr old female from Ga, stayed for a week at Gaia with my 20something daughter on our first trip to Costa Rica. We were traveling with friends, husband, wife, and daughter, who stayed at a nearby resort. Our group had several meals and cocktails at the restaurant in Gaia. For reasons we can't fathom, on the 6th... More 

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Booking a room for two and attempting to squeeze in 5 individuals is unacceptable. We do not tolerate such behavior at our hotel. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This place has the best service ever and most beautiful views! Words can't describe how great the place is! Everyone was so nice and they give you complimentary massages and food throughout the day! Seriously amazing!!

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Thank Ajcoh1984
Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Wonderful guests and we thank you for your wonderful review. It was our pleasure to spoil you and give you all that you expected and then some. At Gaia, it is not the ordinary resort with the routine expectations. We provide you with what you expect and so much more. Extra added values are yours to enjoy and it is... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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 )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
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  • 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: $211 - $531 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#1 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#2 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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