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Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa

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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed January 2, 2013

I stayed here one weekend with a friend and we shared a suite with two queen beds and a lovely balcony. The weather that weekend was not conducive to going whale watching, which was what we'd hoped to do, but the hotel and the large pool proved to be a nice place to simply relax. Our room was large and...

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Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed December 31, 2012

The lovely grounds make a great first impression! Expanses of grass, beautiful trees, classy white Mediterranean style buildings, brilliant turquoise pool. Elegant is a good word to describe it. The staff were extremely friendly, and helped arrange tours and a rental car. Pretty standard breakfast buffet, but everything tastes better gazing out over the ocean. Fantastic pool. We stayed in...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed December 19, 2012

LOVE this region of Costa Rica and have stayed here a couple of times now..5 stars all the way around . Beautifully maintained grounds, tucked away on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Whale Bay. The Service is impeccable. Friendly attentive, hard working staff with a clear priority of making you feel at home -Bed and Breakfast style, but...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed July 10, 2012

We stayed here in June 2012 for 4 nights. The owner and the entire staff of this resort were super firendly. the location is beautiful, each room is a suite with unbelievable view and the restaurant is simply great! We enjoued ourselves very much (after a very unpleasant experience with another hotel in the area). We can highly recommend this...

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Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed March 19, 2012

I stayed here for 2 nights on a recent visit to Costa Rica. My only complaint was how hard the bed was. It was like sleeping on box springs. The location was beautiful. We enjoyed the trail on the hotel property and were joined by Bonita, the sweet dog on property. Unfortunately, I probably wouldn't stay here again because of...

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Thank Amy S
Cape Cod MA
Reviewed March 18, 2012

We stayed here March 2011 (slow to join TA!). If you like all of the amenities of a "resort" and yet be removed from the guest traffic that you would usually encounter ... book the Adventure Lodge. I would absolutely return and book the Lodge again. Beautiful setting just down the hill from the main Hotel and pool (you will...

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1Thank LifesAnAdventure216
Reviewed March 18, 2012

The hotel is beautiful and the pool is fantastic. It is close to the beach, a couple of miles, but you have to pay to get into the park, which I didn't realize when I booked the hotel. We chose to go to Dominical and watch the surfers. The staff is very friendly and the room was very clean and...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed February 23, 2012

We reserved one of the "Adventure Lodges" at the Cristal Ballena this February. They are really just cabins that are down the mountain a bit from the main hotel. They don't have AC but really don't need it with the cool mountain breezes and fans. We don't spend much time in the room during the day. I was actually slightly...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed February 1, 2012

The Hotel Cristal Ballena is a very attractive hotel with clean and comfortable rooms. It is located on a hillside well above the beach and it has very nice views. The grounds are spacious and beautifully landscaped. It has a good restaurant and a large swimming pool on the grounds. I respectfully disagree with those reviewers who downgraded the restaurant....

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed January 3, 2012

We spent a day here tacked on to a previously booked trip to Dominicalito. So a very quick stay. This hotel and the accomodations were delightful. The staff (esp Evelyn) was amazing. Very accomodating. The rooms, and all over the hotel, show wonderful little touches by the owners. From the art around the hotel, to the mini bar, to the...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel Resort Cristal Ballena is located in the midst of its own 12-hectare grounds, very close to the unique "Marino Ballena" Marine National Park and mountains covered in rainforest. The hotel features 14 Junior Suites, 3 Master Suites, along with 2 Family suites. Due to its excellent location, our guests can enjoy breathtaking ocean views from the big balcony. Our stylish, spacious Suites are equipped with four-poster bed, AC, ceiling fan, WLan, TV, telephone, minibar, safe, coffee maker and hairdryer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa

Address: Ballena Beach | 7 km (4 miles) al Sur de Uvita, Uvita, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Uvita
Price Range: $137 - $238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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Also Known As:
Hotel Cristal Ballena Osa Peninsula
Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa Costa Rica/Uvita
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Uvita
#6 Spa Hotel in Uvita
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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. .”
kevinhM9122TC, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“the master suite (room 10) is great.”
637stevek, Mar 17, 2017 | Read review
“The Master Suite is wonderful. It is a corner room, king bed, huge bathroom and a view to die for!”
AnitaM345, Feb 22, 2017 | Read review
“only 20 rooms in the entire place, all seemed to have a great view.”
566traceyd, Oct 28, 2016 | Read review
“all rooms have an Ocean view”
Milagroscoromoto, Sep 13, 2016 | Read review
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