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Hotel Villas Gaia

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Akron, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Villas Gaia has some very good things going for it. It was the least expensive place I stayed in 10 days in Costa Rica and the only one with a pool and air conditioners. It is also comprised of individual casitas with nice patios. A cooked to order breakfast is served each morning by the pool, and the restaurant has... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

First point is that the location of Villas Gaia from the main hub of Manuel Antonio is over 70km (44 miles) away and is not easy to reach without a rental car. We didn't have one and realised fairly early that this would be impossible as there is very little to do/see in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. Highly... More 

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VillasGaia, Propietario at Hotel Villas Gaia, responded to this review

Thank you Magda for your opinion on Villas Gaia. Unfortunately we can not agree on our location as being difficult to reach. We have several alternatives published on our web site how to get to Gaia and they are fairly easy. As we are located outside a touristic town or area we always recommend a car as numerous beaches and... More 

Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed after reading some great reviews. Our room was at the top of the hill above the pool where we struggled to drag our own cases. We were the only clients staying here so we could have been closer to the restaurant and yes the heavy trucks did keep you awake at night. The room could have been a... More 

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VillasGaia, Gerente at Hotel Villas Gaia, responded to this review

Dear Sparky, Thank you for your opinion on Villas Gaia. Normally our guests prefer to stay in a hilltop room and we thought we would have pleased you with a villa in this location. It would have been no problem to relocate you to a villa closer to he restaurant if we would have been notified. We always recommend our... More 

florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We had a wonderful suite facing the pacific side, clean, spacious living and bedroom areas, plenty of closet space, nice bathroom (the spa tub/ shower was a bit awkward to enter, a stool is provided). New towels are in order, some of ours were very shabby.. A delicious breakfast is included. There is hotel transportation to the beach during the... More 

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london
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Our chalet room was excellent and we had a really comfortable bed. It was a National holiday, and the hotel was full, but I did feel some help with the suitcases might have been offered as our cabin was the furthest from reception and the path a bit steep. if there had been a cleanliness rating it could have been... More 

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Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Get your own cabina in the jungle. A lighted walking path leads you to restaurant, cabina's & up a small hill to beautiful pool area! Super nice pool, beautiful view of ocean (from pool area) & an amazing grounds keeper.

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Wiltshire, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We stayed here for three nights and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our Casita (no 17) was comfortable and private, located up the hill behind the restaurant. The traffic noise from the Pan American highway didn't worry us and as I wore earplugs at night, slept peacefully. We had dinner at the restaurant twice. The food was delicious and imaginatively cooked.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

We booked this on the recommendation from a friend. We were not aware of the tours they offered which are plenty. We only stayed one night so we did not take one. We stayed in one of the hilltop rooms, #10, and would recommend these rooms as they are next to the pool and breakfast. All the room as are... More 

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Leidschendam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

We booked far in advance 3 nights for February 2016 including 3 tours and 2 nights as package. Our room (no.12) did had a perfect veranda looking on the top of the threes with daily toucans and monkeys in it! It was a large room with a good AC above the bed. We had a lot of bug inside, partly... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Our three-generation family of 6 rented the "casita" for 8 nights. The room was perfect for us, although the arrival of a large group of American students that had to be booked into the same hotel caused us to be transferred into the neighbour Villas de Oros for 2 nights. While the owner was very gracious about the whole situation,... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Villas Gaia offers a home base to experience the wild beauty of Costa Rica's southwest Pacific coast. One of the most biologically diverse regions on the earth. Strategic location on the new scenic coastal road. Convenient access to Ballena Marine National Park, Cano Island Biological reserve, Corcovado National Park and the most extensive mangrove ecosystem of Central America. Hotel Villas Gaia is 14 colorful bungalows (casitas) separately nestled in a jungle setting offering privacy and comfort. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Villas Gaia

Address: Costanera Sur, Playa Tortuga, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Playa Tortuga
Price Range: $84 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villas Gaia 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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