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Gaia Hotel & Reserve

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to Gaia for our anniversary and right from our arrival, service was amazing! A golf car drove us up to the hotel and our personal concierge welcomed us very warmly and professionally, with a welcome cocktail. To our delight and surprise, we were upgraded to a beautiful suite with a stunning view over the rainforest and the ocean!...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

My partner and I had two nights at Gaia and it was absolutely amazing. The staff was genuine and kind, making sure that we were taken care of including dinners and tours. We did the tour of the National Park with the guide at the hotel and it was fantastic. Saw so many animals including sloths, howler monkeys, white faced...

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Thomas F, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thanking our recent guests for their overwhelming 5 star review of our property. Thank you so much for choosing us for your January holiday and for taking your personal time to share with other readers on this TripAdvisor forum. It truly means a lot to the management and staff........

Parkland, Florida
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at the Gaia from Dec.28-31,2016 and from the moment we arrived we were made to feel so special by Andres our personal concierge. Octavio and Esteban were also extremely helpful in double checking arrangements,recommending restaurants, and even helping with a technical issue with my cell phone camera. Every one of the staff that we encountered...

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Thomas F, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Well, thank you so much for your exceptional review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. We truly enjoyed having you on our property and find ourselves privileged to have had you as guests. Please do come back and see us and let us continue sharing the magic we have created here.

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

My wife and I spent a week here on our honeymoon and absolutely loved every part of Gaia. From the moment we entered the property till the moment we left, we were surrounded by a staff that can only be described as dedicated, attentive, knowledgeable and kind. The quality of service was phenomenal. The resort itself was stunning and felt...

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Thomas F, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Memories that will last a lifetime! Thank you for choosing us for your honeymoon destination. Yes, we spoil our guests beyond their expectations........and we love doing it! Thank you for sharing on this TripAdvisor forum.

Wolfenbuttel, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect stay. Great organization of the Hotel. But the most Distinguishing Part compared to Other, also good hotels, is the Staff, who is more than just good! Every Person is Competent and friendly. Our Concierge called ANDRES did a very good job! Nice, friendly and helpful in a comfortable way. We will definetly come back. Philipp&Giulia Für unseren Deutschen Freunde:...

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Thomas F, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

We truly appreciate the wonderful 5 star review posted by our recent guests. Thank you so much for choosing us for your winter holiday and for recognizing the service that our staff provided to you. We look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future......We will have a room ready for you! Thanks for sharing on this...

Manchester
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 4 nights in January with my girlfriend and we both had a great time. The staff, as mentioned by other reviews, are extremely friendly, polite and courteous and clearly want to make sure your holiday runs as smoothly as possible. In particular, the service before actually staying at the hotel - i.e info about trips and booking...

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Thomas F, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

We would like to thank our recent guest for their very lovely and comprehensive review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. We are truly blessed to have guests such as yourselves and we would like to invite you back on our property in the not too distant future. Thank you for your high recommendation and for sharing on this TripAdvisor...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As I'm writing this review, I'm sitting in the airport lamenting the fact I have to go home! Staying at Gaia was a splurge for us & more than we typically spend on a hotel, but it was worth every penny. The property is gorgeous due to the surrounding reserve, and we regularly saw animals throughout the property (iguanas, spider...

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Thomas F, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Well, all we can say is that we miss you already! We are all so grateful that you chose us for your holiday in Costa Rica and that your time spent with us was totally enjoyable. And indeed, our staff are our best kept secret with genuinely flawless love and passion for what they do everyday for our guests. They...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a 2 room villa with wonderful views over the rainforest. Scarlet Macaws and turkey vultures flew past our window in the morning. Friendly and helpful staff - especially Octavio on the Front Desk and Esteban - nothing was too much trouble for either of them. The hotel has Iguanas, sloths and a Macaw Sanctuary in the grounds...

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Thomas F, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Our entire staff is completely pleased that your stay with us was all that you had hoped for .....and more. Teaming with wildlife, Gaia is dedicated to maintaining the natural corridor for migration that surrounds us. We are blessed with the birds, reptiles, monkey's, sloths etc. that inhabit our 15 acres and beyond into the rain forest. We hope to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had high expectations, and although it was very nice and the staff were brilliant, the property itself was a bit shabby, and a bit dated. The pool area was very nice and an amazing view, again staff here were great. We were also disappointed that the shuttle service into town finished at four, seemingly so you are at the...

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borism1, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

We thank you for your review but are very surprised at your evaluation taking into account that during your three day stay, your entire NOT FREE food consumption was a beef goulash and a seafood casserole. The rest of the food you consumed were the complementary breakfasts, tapas, fruits at the pool and cocktails. Other than that, you had a...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff and property are outstanding. Esteban, who greeted us as our personal concierge, was superb. And the food! Best meal of our 10-day trip. I suggest the mahi-mahi, which we ordered twice. If you are looking for an experience to remember, go to Gaia. We'll certainly be back.

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Thanking our recent guests for their wonderful 5 star review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. We truly loved having you on our property and hope to see you again in the not too distant future. We will have your room waiting for you. Thank you for participating in this TripAdvisor forum.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gaia Hotel, Manuel Antonio's only 5-star resort and dining. Bask in our infinity-edge pools, dash Aveda bath salts into your Jacuzzi and relax enjoying the jungle and ocean views. Rooms feature A/C, cable, flat screen TVs, portable phones, home entertainment units, internet connectivity, coffee-maker, mini-bar, safety box, hairdryer, 24/7 room service and full spa services. Your personal valet sees to your needs, and our Nature Guide hosts an exclusive tour of our 12-acre Nature Reserve. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gaia Hotel & Reserve

Address: Km 2.7 Carretera Quepos a Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: €214 - €561 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Gaia Hotel & Reserve 4.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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Gaia Hotel And Reserve
Gaia Hotel & Reserve Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
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#1 Green Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#1 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#2 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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“The 2 floor rooms with private pool are very nice indeed.”
 of 5 bubbles ianrossmanchester, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Villa Rooms are luxurious with own rooftop area”
 of 5 bubbles katieljtaylor, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We especially loved suite 321 facing the macaw feeding area”
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“Several types to choose from. I personally prefer a private pool.”
 of 5 bubbles ElMexicano2013, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
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