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Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa

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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“huge pool”(7 reviews)
“owners live”(4 reviews)
“costa rica”(37 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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2.5 Star Hotel
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All reviewshuge poolowners livecosta ricabalconies overlookingrooms are fairly basicsteiner familyaustrian germanwonderful hoteljunior suitegreat roomsschnitzelnice hikerooms are bighotel is situatedlush forestwould highly recommend this hotelpacific ocean
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This hotel is about 500 meters from the highway up a steep hill, but the views once you get there are outstanding. We watched sunsets every night over the huge pool. The rooms are spacious, clean with good beds and have large private patios or...More

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Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

A beautiful location and a lovely, clean comfortable, quiet, sunny room. Once you check in, you may never want to leave! We checked in for 1 night and extended our stay every day for 4 days. Highly recommended.More

1  Thank Ronyc423
Response from SergeAri, Director of Sales at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & SpaResponded April 4, 2017

Hola Rony! Thank you for making of Cristal Ballena one of your favorite places during your holiday in the Souther Region of Costa Rica (The land of Pura Vida). We are a specialized small family style boutique hotel, with charming staff to make you feel...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very well situated and extremely well managed hotel. The room was spacious and well furnished. The garden magnificent with lots of birds and swimming was enormous. Food was excellent with a very extensive menu with home made bread! We could feel the family atmosphere....More

Thank Fredhugins
Response from SergeAri, Director of Sales at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & SpaResponded 1 week ago

Dear Fred, Thank you very much for staying with us and you time for recommending us and writing about your experience in our facilities. Our team together with the Steiner family work hard to make you feel at home and keep the standards of quality...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful 4-star hotel with prices to match. Our "Junior suite" had a breathtaking ocean view, was clean and comfortable but the bathroom sink barely drained, the shower was a little funky and it could have used a little attention. The restaurant was...More

Thank trout04
Response from SergeAri, Director of Sales at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & SpaResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear guest! Thank you very much for your review and the time with us! thank you for highlighting our view and facilities including the pool. Regarding the bathrooms in general, we are working on getting them updated, however our design is combination of classic mediterranean...More

Reviewed December 11, 2017 via mobile

I really cannot put into words how much my husband and I loved staying at Cristal Ballena, it’s just an absolutely beautiful location and the service and staff are beyond amazing! We set up a day trip to Corcovado National Park through the hotel and...More

1  Thank Lindsay B
Response from SergeAri, Director Comercial at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & SpaResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Lindsay, Thank you very much for staying with us, feeling our passion and also loving our little piece of heaven in the Southern Pacific of Costa Rica. We do appreciate a lot the time you took for writing about your experience with us and...More

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Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Restaurant
Room Service
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet Room
Conference Facilities
Breakfast Available
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Minibar
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Outdoor pool
Details
Price range
$177 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#3 Green Hotel in Uvita
#5 Spa Hotel in Uvita
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
$177 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#3 Green Hotel in Uvita
#5 Spa Hotel in Uvita
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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"Get rooms with a king bed, they have some with doubles & twins"
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"Our "Junior suite" was spacious w/ excellent view."
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"We had a beautiful ocean view, very quiet. I believe they are all amazing!"
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"We had a room on the second floor with incredible views. I think the first floor does as well, but not sure..."
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