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Vista Ballena Hotel

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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free parking
Breakfast included
Air conditioning
Pool
Non-smoking hotel
Restaurant
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sunset perfect, drinks not so good. We tried pina colada and daiquiri , both of them really bad, with an aftertaste .. not recommend them . Swimming pool looks beautiful and you can pay 20 dollar to enjoy of it

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank cristiecas
Response from K5215MXinfo, Manager at Vista Ballena HotelResponded 4 days ago

Dear Cristiecas, Please come back and we will give you a free Piña Colada and daiquiri so you can try our great cocktails. Thank you Franco Bolivar Hotel Manager Vista Ballena Hotel

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this hotel for our last night in Costa Rica hoping for a nice night in a more luxury hotel. While the pool and bar area were lovely, with great views, the rooms were just meh. They were pretty outdated, and the wifi barely...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank hdhughes14
Response from K5215MXinfo, Manager at Vista Ballena HotelResponded 4 days ago

Dear hdhughes, We have one of the best views in Uvita, our wifi is for free and as you know, in the tropics we rely on our cable company, we try our best to give you a good free wifi service. Our rooms are very...More

Reviewed February 10, 2019

This is a beautiful hotel with incredible sunsets and views of the whales tail at Ballena. The restaurant and bar are very delightful and the staff wonderful. There are several 4+ star restaurant in the area.

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Randy L
Response from K5215MXinfo, Manager at Vista Ballena HotelResponded 4 days ago

Dear Randy, Thank you very much for your comments and please come back to enjoy our Costa Rican Hospitality. Franco Bolivar Hotel Manager Vista Ballena Hotel

Reviewed February 5, 2019

0 Stars. Horrible service. Stay away from this property. They run a scam. I booked this hotel in August 2018 for the Envision festival which occurs in February and they had 3 standard rooms available at that time. I booked and paid in full and...More

Date of stay: February 2019
2  Thank dhirajoberoi
Response from K5215MXinfo, Manager at Vista Ballena HotelResponded 4 days ago

Dear Dhirajoberoi, You never stay at Vista Ballena so you cannot measure our services and also we never charged you for any services. I am sorry you feel this way but Envision Festival contract the Whole hotel for a year before every year during the...More

Reviewed February 5, 2019

We had a nice stay at the Vista Ballena. The view from the pool was amazing. We spent the day just hanging out and taking in the view and playing in the pool. The staff was wonderful, especially John, Walter and Albin. They made our...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Bayou-Babies
Response from K5215MXinfo, Manager at Vista Ballena HotelResponded 4 days ago

Dear Bayou, Thank you very much for your comments, we appreciate that you enjoy our Costa Rican Hospitality. We say that it is worth it to drive a little bit up the hill on a paved road to enjoy the magnificent view and great sunsets....More

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About
Description
Vista Ballena hotel, perched in the hills of Costa Rica's wild southern coast, is more than a tropical resort. Here, in the world's most ecologically diverse setting, you will discover nature's hidden treasures More and sustenance for the soul. Our 20 room hotel is set high among the mountainous jungles of Costa Ballena. Enjoy exquisite views of the “Whale’s Tail” sandbar as it extends into the warm ocean waters and witness humpback whales cresting as they pass. Surrounded by lush rainforest and pristine coral-lined beaches, Vista Ballena is a place of solace and discovery in an otherwise untouched land. Paradise after all, is not just a destination, it is what stirs inside us when we set our eyes on the sublime wonders and wisdom of the natural world. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Room service
Spa
Air conditioning
Airport transportation
Breakfast Available
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Shuttle Bus Service
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-smoking rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-smoking rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
20
Price range
$162 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Hotel Whales and Dolphins
Also Known As
Whales & Dolphins Ecolodge Hotel Uvita
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Whales And Dolphins Ecolodge
,
Vista Ballena Hotel Costa Rica/Uvita
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Uvita
Hotel class
Room types
Non-smoking rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
20
Price range
$162 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Hotel Whales and Dolphins
Also Known As
Whales & Dolphins Ecolodge Hotel Uvita
,
Whales And Dolphins Ecolodge
,
Vista Ballena Hotel Costa Rica/Uvita
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Uvita

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Room & Suite (36)
Pool & Beach (35)
Dining (20)
Family and Play Areas (3)
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SuzieQ614
April 9, 2017|
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Response from K5215MXinfo | Property representative |
Dear Customer, Yes we will provide tranportations a a Cost from the international airport or one of our domestic airports in the country. Thank you Franco Bolivar Hotel Manager Vista Ballena Hotel
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jen f
January 10, 2016|
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Good afternoon! Don´t worry, the road is a little steep, but nothing to worry about at all.
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Room Tips

"don't stay here"
dhirajoberoi
Feb 5, 2019
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"All rooms have balconies with stellar views of the rainforest and ocean."
TruthRuth8
May 4, 2018
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"best views"
statenp
Apr 10, 2018
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"All rooms have a wonderful view"
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Jan 20, 2018
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