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Gaia Hotel & Reserve

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 22 June 2014

What an interesting hotel on a reserve on top of a hill with beautiful vistas. We upgraded from a small studio with no view to a 2 room Suite 232, which was beautiful, including its own balcony with fan and a view. Staff we're very helpful. The shuttles up and down the hill were convenient. The restaurant was excellent, including...

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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. Needless to say we are thrilled with their comments and look forward to their return visit. Rest assured, we are looking into the iprefer points as requested. Thank you for sharing on this TripAdvisor forum.

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 17 June 2014

What can I say but thank you to the staff at Gaia for a wonderful experience. Fabulous staff, wonderful and reasonably priced meals and my husband and I enjoyed our complimentary spa treatment. Beautiful pool and views! We will be back!

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

The entire staff thanks our recent guests for their wonderful review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. We are thrilled you enjoyed so many aspects of our resort and we welcome you back in the future with open arms. Let us once again share the magic we have created.

The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

Staff was going out of their way to make our stay as pleasant as possible. That could unfortunately not make up for the disappointing state of maintenance of the premises. Room had recently had a paintjob, nut linen was worn, bathroom is a bit of a DIY make-shift thing behind not so well sliding doors. Everything has a fatigued look,...

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

We are totally taken back by our recent guests posting here on this forum. During the stay, there was nothing but praise for our facility, staff, gardens, rooms, restaurant etc. A posting like this is quite out of the ordinary based upon countless reviews and we are mystified as to the reason it was written. I can say that the...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 16 June 2014

This is a lovely hotel. We enjoyed our room, the pool, The Spa, the included daily breakfast and the convenient shuttle to the beach. The service is very attentive and personal. We liked it, but if you like more privacy or feeling more anonymous at a bigger hotel then this might not be a great fit. While we thought overall...

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Thanking our recent guests for their wonderful review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. We are very glad you chose us and we are delighted that your stay with us met all of your expectations. We look forward to hosting you once again and thank you for sharing your experience with other readers of this TripAdvisor forum.

Oakdale, California, United States
Reviewed 12 June 2014

a beautiful and restful hotel..outstanding property and wonderful people. excellent spa as well. I would stay here again --great view also. the pools are very nice and not crowded. a good deal also for spa and food

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

We would like to thank our recent guests for their 5 star review of our hotel. We acknowledge that there are choices for accommodation in the Manuel Antonio area and we thank you for having chosen our 5 star Gaia Hotel & Reserve. We look forward to hosting you again sometime in the future. Thank you for sharing on this...

London, Canada
Reviewed 7 June 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Costa Rica. It was an adventure by day and then to return to our oasis called Gaia at night was just what we wanted. Clean, cool, luxurious and relaxing! The wildlife on site was great to see.

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

Thanking our recent guests for having choose us for their vacation in Costa Rica. We are leased that your experience with us was relaxing with a twist of luxury. We certainly pride ourselves on being able to accommodate all of our guests needs and desires and it appears we succeeded with you. thank you for taking the time to share...

Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 6 June 2014

This was an interesting hotel. The set up was a bit strange. You park at the bottom of the hill and the golf cart takes you up to the main entrance so you have to take the golf cart to and from your car every time. We were greeted with fresh fruit drinks and fruit kabobs, then given a full...

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

I would just have to say that our state of the art design for which we have won numerous awards is truly appreciated by the huge majority of our guests. Gaia Hotel & Reserve sits on top of Gaia Mountain and gold carts are the primary way to reach our resort......unless walking is to a guests liking which some indeed...

Reviewed 3 June 2014

Stayed at the Gaia Hotel & Reserve with my girlfriend for two nights. Service was top notch. We had a basic room which was great. No complaints there except after seeing the nicer/pricier rooms, I was a bit jealous. Free breakfast was a huge plus, so was the shuttle service to Manuel Antonio National Park. Pool setup is a bit...

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Our recent guests are among our favorite people. We thank you for choosing Gaia Hotel & Reserve for your holiday and enabling us to share the magic we have created here. Thank you for your kind recommendation and your 5 star review of our property. It means a lot to us.

Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

We were on our honey moon and made Gaia our second stop in Costa Rica! We loved it! The view was beautiful! The room was so intimate and modern! Love the Eco-logical and energy saving concepts used at the hotel! I think people should be sent to this hotel to see how service should be! They do it right! The...

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Thank you for sharing on this TripAdvisor forum and thank you for choosing Gaia Hotel & Reserve for your honeymoon. We loved having your on our intimate property and welcome you back again for another chance to spoil you.

South Florida
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We stayed in a 2 bedroom suite with our 2 adult children. When we arrived we were greeted with fresh delicious juice, cool towels, fresh fruit skewers, and a personal concierge who gave us a tour of the hotel. The suite was huge and comfortable with beautiful views. The staff is very helpful and friendly, and arranged wonderful tours for...

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

Thank you ever so much for your 5 star critique of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. We count you among our favorite guests now and welcome you back to once again share the magic that we have created here at Gaia. Thank you for sharing on 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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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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: $371 - $1,148 (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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Also Known As:
Gaia Hotel And Reserve
Gaia Hotel Reserve
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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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“Jungle view suite had excellent views, and the room itself was large.”
 of 5 bubbles chasem8941, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Just a heads up: the format of the hotel, built into a hill, means that certain rooms require a LOT of walking up steep inclines and/or steps, just to get from the room to the pool or the main building. In the heat and humidity it can be tedious, even for healthy people. If you have any mobility limitations, be sure to book a room that doesn't require as much walking around (which may limit your fare options).”
 of 5 bubbles es20082014, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are superior”
 of 5 bubbles jorgepU83ZB, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The suite was stunningly gorgeous!”
 of 5 bubbles mylesmck, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I believe all of the rooms are good. We did not ask for anything special, but we got a room with ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles 604jerryh, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
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