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    Vista Ballena Hotel

    Jardines del Morete | 17 Km. Sur de Playa Dominical, Uvita de Osa 1 Puntarenas, Uvita 60504, Costa Rica
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    • Excellent53%
    • Very good25%
    • Average8%
    • Poor6%
    • Terrible8%
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    “whales tail” (12 reviews)
    “poolside bar” (3 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
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    Private Balcony
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed yesterday

    I would highly recommend this hotel for its view but also its peacefulness, cleanliness, great food, and service. The visiting tucans add to the charm. The only downside would be the long flight of stairs to access the rooms. Other than that, it is absolutely...More

    Thank 707SuzyQ
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I went to Costa Rica to heal after my dad passed, and Vista Ballena was the perfect place to do this! I travel on a weekly basis for work, and have stayed in hotels of all types. This place has something special. The view from...More

    Thank Jeff G
    Reviewed December 3, 2017

    Where should I start? This is not a boutique hotel... and really not 4 stars... maybe 2 stars with a small + due to the view. The location up on the hill is good if you are not planing to walk to the "city" of...More

    Thank RosenbobFFM
    Response from K5215MXinfo, Manager at Vista Ballena HotelResponded December 5, 2017

    Dear Mr Rosenbob, We like to say the last 1km of country pave road up to the mountain provide the natural decompression between the hotel and the fast lane we escape from. From the hotel there´s a great hiking down to the beach that one...More

    Reviewed September 11, 2017

    The place was great, hidden in the middle of the jungle you would be glad you drove all the way up just to get the most fantastic view in Uvita. The rooms were nice, clean and confy. The kids loved the pool, the staff was...More

    Thank Eduardo T
    Response from K5215MXinfo, Manager at Vista Ballena HotelResponded October 9, 2017

    Dear Eduardo, Thank you for your great comments, we work hard to give our customers the best service our goal is the our guest have fun at Vista Ballena. Thank you Franco Bolivar Hotel manager Vista Ballena Hotel

    Reviewed August 24, 2017

    Vista Ballena had a wonderful view of the ocean... but the hill to get to that view was brutal. Parking down by the rooms was nearly nonexistent, and the wifi didn't reach all the rooms. For such a nice looking place, you would think the...More

    Thank CostGirl
    Response from K5215MXinfo, Manager at Vista Ballena HotelResponded September 4, 2017

    Dear CostGirl, We like to say the last 1km of country pave road up to the mountain provide the natural decompression between the hotel and the fast lane we escape from. Thank you for the outstanding rating and for taking the time to mention the...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room Service
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Breakfast Available
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Outdoor pool
    • Price range
    • $158 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 20
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    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Puntarenas >
    • Uvita
    • Also Known As
    • Whales And Dolphins Ecolodge ,
    • Whales & Dolphins Ecolodge Hotel Uvita ,
    • Vista Ballena Hotel Costa Rica/Uvita
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    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
    jen f
    January 10, 2016|
    Response from Kiki C |
    Good afternoon! Don´t worry, the road is a little steep, but nothing to worry about at all.
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    "All rooms have a wonderful view"
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    "View from every room! Nice firm beds"
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    "DO not book this hotel except you want to learn what you should NOT do when running a hotel - Superior Room..."
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    "Request an ocean view!"
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