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Nautilus Boutique Hotel - Wellness Retreats
Ranked #5 of 32 Santa Teresa B&B and Inns
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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

The resort is beautiful and well built. I loved the spaciousness of the one bedroom villa and small community feel in the grounds. Adi and Arik are extremely welcoming and are like your Mama Tica or Padre Tico while there :). I was more of an adventurous tourist of wanting to find some things on my own. So I didn't use them for any activities. But, did take part of the yoga offered there. The instructors were great - and it was a first time for Yoga. I felt balanced and actually lost weight - I had a lot of stress leading up to visiting and the instructors really worked with me to let those things go. It worked :)

I used the kitchen quite a bit because I love to cook. It is one of the few resorts with a full kitchen. That was great for me.

The resort is perfect for couples, and/or friends.

The only things for me was that it was kind of out of the main things, and I had wanted something closer to the beach. The walk is short (5 min walk across the street to the beach) if you don't mind. I think a lot of people liked the location... but, I wasn't into the jungle and bugs , some of the noise from animals. That was my only dislike and I really think it's a preference of area.

Many Thanks Adi and Arik for the stay and being so cool w/ me :). Little Gaia is the cutest.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Lauren P
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hotelnautlius, Owner at Nautilus Boutique Hotel - Wellness Retreats, responded to this review, September 15, 2012
Thank lauren for your warm words and beautiful stay, wishing that you return soon to stay once more!
kindly
Arik
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

My boyfriend and I just returned from a 7 night stay at Nautilus. Everything the previous reviewers stated was spot on. Adi and Arik are wonderful. Sweet and helpful and accomodating. Anything we requested was arranged within minutes. 5 star service from them the entire time. The suite was spacious, clean and comfortable. We made a lot of use of the patio. The hotel was so tranquil. Open air restaurant and pool were so pretty. It was definitely the most relaxing vacation either of us had ever had.
Olam, the restaurant was nothing short of fabulous and quite inexpensive. The food was delicious - we generally ate there twice a day despite all the other options available in town. It was healthy,clean,wholesome food that was full of flavor. The staff were so sweet and Adi did a wonderful job arranging the menu.
The daily yoga in the new, open air studio was very much appreciated and enjoyed. The instructor was a very gentle girl from Australia who took it easy on us beginners.
The hotel also has an ideal, central location. Walking distance to the beach, many restaurants, the great surf school, a wonderful pilates studio, and the grocery store. We did rent an ATV to get around as well, arranged by Adi, and it was useful for exploring all the pristine beaches in the area.
My only advice would be to bring ear plugs if you are a ight sleeper. The roosters and howler monkeys could be a little loud at times. It made the experience of being in the jungle that much more authentic for us, but this could be a problem for some.
Santa Theresa is amazing - everything about it - including the Nautlius Hotel , Adi and Arik, the instrucotrs they arranged for us from surfing to pilates, and we cannot wait to go back

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank docbart
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hotelnautlius, Owner at Nautilus Boutique Hotel - Wellness Retreats, responded to this review, September 15, 2012
You guys were so wonderful thanks for all the complements we wish a great happy new year and Would like you to come back and stay with once more , PURA VIDA !!!!
Many blessings
Arik & Adi
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Lake Mills, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

We booked here based on reviews and we were really happy. We were a bit hesitant driving into Santa Teresa wondering where these beautiful beaches were and wondered about our accomodations. We were pleasantly surprised and happy how this little gem was tucked into the hillside. Our room was nice and clean and super spacious. We stayed over our anniversary and the owner was warm and gracious towards us. She really went out of her way to make us feel loved and special. She also invited us to the yoga class and it was our first time and we ended up loving it. Had one expensive breakfast there and it was very good. 4 minute walk to the beach. Lots of restaurants close by within walking distance. We would definately recommend this place to others.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Dan H
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hotelnautlius, Owner at Nautilus Boutique Hotel - Wellness Retreats, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Thank you guys for your kind and warm words hope to see you here once more !

Pura Vida
Arik
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Nautilus is a wonderful little hotel situated 3-5 minutes (by foot) from the beach. The location is excellent for those who want a quiet place to stay in the sleepy surf town of Santa Teresa.

The hotel is very clean and each bungalow has it's own kitchen area, living room and separate bedroom. Note that AC is only available in the kitchen/living area, and that a ceiling fan is in the bedroom. Breakfast is included in the cost of your stay and there are many delicious and nutritious choices, including an amazing full breakfast with small smoothie and wonderful gluten-free pancakes. Karla the cook, is lovely and everything is prepared fresh for each order.

A couple peculiarities include - no food being served in the hotel restaurant on Saturdays and no housekeeping on Sundays. This isn't a big deal, since there are many places to eat within a short walking distance, including my favorite local-run cafe, Soda Tiquicia. There are many food options in Santa Teresa that offer burgers/pasta/etc, but Soda Tiquicia offers authentic Costa Rican food at very reasonable prices. I would highly recommend the Casado con pollo or seafood soup. This little gem is located about 400 metres from Nautilus - turn right once you hit the main road after you exit the hotel.

The owners of Nautilus also live on the property and are lovely people who seem to genuinely care about the guests. I can't say enough about this place and hope to return in the future. It really is a paradise.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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hotelnautlius, Owner at Nautilus Boutique Hotel - Wellness Retreats, responded to this review, September 15, 2012
Thanks for a great stay we had a great pleasure having you here, hope you will come back and stay again !
Arik
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

My husband and I stayed with Nautilus over the New Year and absolutely fell in love.... The accommodations could not have been better! Best location in Santa Teresa! Loved the amazing food... Perfect for a wellness retreat! Sad we didn't get to experience the new yoga deck that wasn't complete when we were there.... And the lovely owners coordinated yoga for us elsewhere. Along with dinner recomendations and surf lessons!!! We will be back!!! We heart Nautilus and all that it embodies!!!

  • Stayed January 2012
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Thank TravelingWilkies
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hotelnautlius, Owner at Nautilus Boutique Hotel - Wellness Retreats, responded to this review, September 15, 2012
Pura Vida guys for your lovely stay, it was much fun having you here, it was our pleasure , we Enjoyed much as well and wish you will come back once more!!!

Adi & Arik
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Nautilus was the perfect choice for a week long vacation with my sister. The hotel was a quick walk to the beach but also has a beautiful pool area for relaxing. The location was great in Santa Theresa, the restaurant on site was excellent (had breakfast here everyday) there are many great restaurants within walking distance as well. Yoga classes are offered daily, I participated in 3 classes with two different instructors which I would highly recommend. Adi (one of the owners) is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met! Always making sure we were comfortable and that we were having a good stay, she made reservations for us for horseback riding, renting an ATV to drive to Montezuma and the Cabo Blanco Nature Preserve and wrote out directions so we wouldn’t get lost along the way! She was also great with restaurant suggestions in the area.

Would definitely recommend Nautilus and hope to visit again sometime!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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hotelnautlius, Owner at Nautilus Boutique Hotel - Wellness Retreats, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Thank yo ladies for your kind wand warm words hope to see you here once more !

Pura Vida
Arik
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

My wife and I spent 4 days here on our honeymoon, and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. From the time that we arrived, Adi and Arik treated us like family and went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Whether it was just mentioning an interest in a surf lesson or ATV rental, they volunteered suggestions and set up appointments to assist in our relaxing, stress free vacation. They made the trip exponentially better. My wife was not feeling good on our last day, and the level of concern from Adi and Arik were beyond comforting. Adi checked in on her several times, offering coconut water and advice for a quick turnaround. My wife noted that during a routine housekeeping trip, a staff member brought her a blanket, unsolicited, when seeing she was huddled on the couch in fetal position.
The amenties were fantastic as well. The pool was pristine on every trip and the on-premise restaurant was superb. There wasn't a dish that we didn't rave about. The open air yoga studio above the restaurant provided the ideal forum for a tranquil session that sits seemingly on a mountainside.
When we return to Santa Teresa, one thing that know for sure is that we will return to the Nautilus to try and duplicate this previous stay (besides my wife's sickness).

Fondly,

Patrick & Laura

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Laura Z
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hotelnautlius, Owner at Nautilus Boutique Hotel - Wellness Retreats, responded to this review, September 15, 2012
THanks guys for a wonderful stay with us appreciate you warm and kind words , and happy you had such a good time with us looking forward for yet another visit !PURA VIDA

Arik & Adi
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Property: Nautilus Boutique Hotel - Wellness Retreats
Address: East Of Brunellas 75 M | 75 meters east of Brunella Hostel, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nautilus Boutique Hotel - Wellness Retreats 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Nautilus Boutique Hotel - Wellness Retreat Yoga Deck - Healthy restaurant - Surf & yoga Retreats. Our villas capture the exotic character of Costa Rica, surrounded by lush tropical jungle, seamlessly blends into beautiful open-air terraces. Fully equipped kitchen. Large bedrooms, spoiling showers. Flat screen with Cable TV. King size mattress. 100% organic bath amenities. Daily housekeeping service. Refrigerator. Personal safe. Air conditioning. ... more   less 
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