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Gaia Hotel & Reserve

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Delray Beach, Florida
Reviewed 15 November 2014

View and service are unbelievable. Get the penthouse. You won't regret. The food isn't the best, so eat at Quepos downtown. And alcohol is extremely expensive, buy your own bottle of whatever cranks your tractor lol If get a chance when you are in Quepos downtown, find and eat at Mexican Cantina. Amazing food. Don't do zip lining/canopy tour in...

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thanking our recent guests comments on our Staff and Views..... They are indeed unbelievable. We have both the best service in the local area as well as vistas of both the surrounding mountains and the vast Pacific Ocean. We are glad you found suitable cuisine in the local town that suited your taste.

Juneau, Alaska
Reviewed 14 November 2014

This boutique hotel was an oasis during our 2 week romp through Costa Rica. The location was very secluded and jungle feeling even though we could be in town or Manuel Antonio Park in minutes. The service at Gaia is amazing - the entire staff was super friendly and helpful. My favorite part of the resort was the infinity pool...

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

We are truly looking forward to our recent guests return to us. They captured the very essence of what Gaia is all about.....a magical experience in a jungle oasis setting. You are not alone in your experience as so many guests claim we have exceeded their expectations. Well, Gaia is more than you expect and all that you deserve. Thank...

Destin, Florida
Reviewed 12 November 2014 via mobile

Heaven on earth!! The staff is bar none top notch....I can't find 1 improvement that I could possibly recommend. We will definitely be back! The food is delicious. Easy listening wonderful band in the restaurant every night. Housekeeping has done a fabulous job. The grounds here look like a post card...

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Ok......our recent guest has succeeded to bring a tear to my eye. Thank you so much for your extraordinary short and very sweet review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. Nothing more to say. Please come back to the family who has now adopted you.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 11 November 2014

My husband and I just returned from 7 nights at Gaia and overall had a wonderful time. The hotels location is excellent with an amazing view and lots of nature and wildlife - a world a way from NYC where we live. The service on arrival and departure, at breakfast and dinner and at the pool was wonderful, they only...

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thanking our recent guests for choosing our Gaia Hotel & Reserve and taking the time to write a review on this TripAdvisor forum. We take all comments seriously and we query what exactly was meant about the maid service. They do more than just make the beds and empty the trash. All private areas ie. toilet and showers and floors...

Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 9 November 2014

This resort was haven in the jungle. The staff worked so hard and accomodated our every need; so much so, that we felt guilty. Housekeeping was 2x a day and the rooms were impeccably clean. We loved every minute of our stay. The food was really very good and the free breakfast every morning was great. I would highly reccomend...

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

We just loved having these recent guests on our property. We know you had a choice of hotels in the area from which to choose and we thank you for choosing us. As a five star resort with only 22 rooms, the quality of service we provide is unmatched in the area. Yes, we provide twice daily maid service and...

Richfield, Ohio
Reviewed 8 November 2014

My wife and I travel frequently and are blessed to be able to stay at 5 star properties and leading boutique hotels regularly. We have many great memories from many great hotels and resorts. Our stay at Gaia was a very special experience, in the best ways. It takes a bit of travel to get there but worth it in...

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

We here at Gaia are so thrilled that your experience was everything you dreamed for.....and more. Thank you for choosing us. As you well pointed out, the staff and atmosphere are an experience. Not just a hotel, Gaia is in every respect all that you deserve. When we opened 8 years ago, the Minister of Tourism who gave us our...

Encinitas, California, United States
Reviewed 8 November 2014

I stayed at Gaia for a week in November and it was one of the best experiences I've ever had. Not only is the actual hotel very peaceful and lovely but the staff are some of the best I've ever dealt with. Alex and Joshua especially were absolute all stars and made my trip one of the best experiences I've...

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thanking our recent guests for their very kind and gracious review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. Taking your personal time to tell us what you thought of the Gaia experience means a lot to us and it certainly helps others on this TripAdvisor forum. We know you had other choices here in the Manuel Antonio area and we are...

Reviewed 8 November 2014

Staying at Gaia is what a vacation is supposed to feel like. The hotel is on its own beautiful reserve, which you can hike and see wildlife (we saw a few lizards, sloths and there's a group of macaws that fly around the property). The rooms are bright and spacious. We stayed in a studio room with shared balcony, prefect...

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Such a wonderful review by some very wonderful guests. Thank you for your praises of our staff. Stress free is the key and that is just why we are here. Your vacation should be as restful and peaceful as possible and our staff are here to assist you in whatever dreams you may wish to fulfill. Gaia is a magical...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 November 2014

Our stay was very relaxing & amazing. The staff from the security station all the way to the concierge were all very hospitable, friendly & accomodating. They made us feel very special & important. The resort was very well taken cared of. Clean surroundings & the rooms were gorgeous. Loved the view of the ocean & mountain from the restaurant....

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Thanking our recent guests for acknowledging what we do at Gaia. Our fundamental goal is to create and experience for our guests and not just a place to stay for a few days or a few weeks. Gaia is magical in every sense of the word and we love when our wonderful guests can take their personal time to share...

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 November 2014

We just came back home after a couple of days in Gaia. The hotel is beautiful, designed to blend with its sorroundings, everything there evokes peace and relaxation, we loved the place. But no matter how beautiful a place is if the service is not good enough and Gaia deserves nothing but a perfect score. Everybody in the hotel works...

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Thank you so much for your kind praise of our staff. Each one is a family member to the owners and we are so very glad they project that into fantastic service to our guests. Service is above all the paramount reason for our mission at Gaia. And we truly appreciate guests like yourselves acknowledging this. Thank you for sharing...

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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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: €180 - €488 (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 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#1 Green Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#2 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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“Ask for a room with a view. Check the hotel site photos.”
nolagrimes, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“pay for the better view”
gle1786, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Every room is different but I expect all are nice. Our studio room was very comfortable, modern, clean and well designed.”
EllenBelles, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Only 17 rooms, so no bad rooms here. All nestled in the rainforest with ocean views. You can't go wrong. We slept 2 in a studio comfortably.”
cp802017, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Small and quaint, children over the age of 13 only”
RVDHouston, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
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