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    Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa

    Ballena Beach | 7 km (4 miles) al Sur de Uvita, Uvita, Costa Rica
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    1 room
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      2 adults
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        0 children
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          $193
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          Overview
          • Excellent63%
          • Very good28%
          • Average6%
          • Poor2%
          • Terrible1%
          Travelers talk about
          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Air Conditioning
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Hotel
          Restaurant
          Airport Transportation
          Room Service
          Family Rooms
          Poolside Bar
          Concierge
          Spa
          Wheelchair access
          Business Center
          Dry Cleaning
          Private Balcony
          3.0 Star Hotel
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          Reviewed 4 days ago

          Very nice hotel in the middle of the jungle. Superbe view, fantastic hosts (owner family and stuff). We were impressed how everyone is treated here (employees and guests). Fantastic beaches arround (within 10km we found two of our vafourit beaches after 5 weeks in CR)....More

          Thank matthiask0ller
          Hotel's Favorite
          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

          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 2 weeks ago via mobile

          I enjoyed staying here for a few nights. The hotel is proudly run by the Steiner family from Austria who make an effort to engage with their guests which is welcome personal touch. The hotel is well laid out and enjoys spectacular views of the...More

          Thank CamelToeZye
          Reviewed 3 weeks ago

          The view from the hotel and the pool area is amazing. The room is spacious with the sitting area. Nicely decorated. The light went off more than a few times and we didn't have hot shower one night. But friendly and helpful staff compensates the...More

          Thank Bosanovalover222
          Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

          We stayed for one night because we were in the area and didn't want to drive back to the city. Wow! The views of the ocean and the surroundings were gorgeous from our conner room. The room was clean, spacious and very comfortable and had...More

          Thank AlexGainesville
          Response from SergeAri, Director of Sales at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & SpaResponded 3 weeks ago

          Hola Alex, Thank you very much for your time with us in our little paradise in Costa Ballena. Amazing that you discover us to overnight before returning to the city. Our view between the mountain and the pacific ocean is always a highlight for our...More

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          About
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          GreenLeadersPlatinum level
          Certificate of Excellence
          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Free Parking
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Breakfast included
          • Room Service
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Breakfast included
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Laundry Service
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Room Service
          • Airport Transportation
          • Meeting Rooms
          • Business Center with Internet Access
          • Concierge
          • Banquet Room
          • Conference Facilities
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Minibar
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Hot Tub
          Details
          • Price range
          • $124 - $459 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Hotel Style
          • #3 Green Hotel in Uvita
          • #6 Spa Hotel in Uvita
          • Room types
          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Family Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 19
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          • Location
          • Costa Rica >
          • Province of Puntarenas >
          • Uvita
          • Also Known As
          • Hotel Cristal Ballena Osa Peninsula ,
          • Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa Costa Rica/Uvita
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          Traveler (195)
          Room & Suite (46)
          Pool & Beach (39)
          Dining (26)
          Hotel & Grounds (123)
          Family and Play Areas (3)
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          Room Tips
          "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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          "the master suite (room 10) is great."
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          "The Master Suite is wonderful. It is a corner room, king bed, huge bathroom and a view to die for!"
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          "only 20 rooms in the entire place, all seemed to have a great view."
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