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Gaia Hotel & Reserve

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We stayed at GAIA for 6 nights and had the best experience - Costa Rica is a beautiful country and staying at GAIA can only enhance your visit! Octavio checked us in and was super friendly and helpful - our clubhouse suite was very spacious and immaculately clean. Krishne was very welcoming also and made an effort to come and...

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

And we hope to see you in the not too distant future........ We love return guests and would be proud to see you again and allow us to provide you with more than you expect and all that you deserve. Thank you for sharing on this TripAdvisor forum.

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a wonderful experience it was to stay at Gaia. Krishne, our concierge, took care of every request and more. We felt like family. The room was squeaky clean, quiet and spacious. We will definitely return to this little bit of paradise.

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

And we look forward to seeing you once again on our Gaia property. Indeed we have guests return to us 2 or 3 times a year to escape the sometimes madness of the outside world. Here at Gaia on experiences tranquility and as much or little adventure one wishes to have. Thank you for sharing on this TripAdvisor forum.

Long Beach, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I don't even know where to begin, but we almost did not book this hotel based on other hotels having "better pictures," but on our travel agent recommendation (and seeing the amazing reviews), we took a chance. OMG--Perfection. From the location, the beauty of the reserve, the AMAZING staff (every single person), and to the over the top/unexpected service of...

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

We are certainly thrilled you chose us and we hope to see you again in the not too distant future. All of your kind words mean a lot to us and we have noted these to our staff who miss you already. Please come back and allow us to once again share the magic we have created!

Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I planned a romantic getaway to celebrate my fiance's birthday and was blown away by Gaia from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Everything was perfect- the staff was friendly, knowledgeable, welcoming, and accommodating- they went above and beyond in every single thing that they did. From the moment that we arrived and had a welcome drink...

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

Wonderful review by some wonderful guests. We thank you ever so much for choosing us for your special occasion and you are certainly welcome back whenever you wish. We will always have a room for you. Thank you for sharing on this TripAdvisor forum.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From check-in to check-out, the staff took great care of us! We loved our time at Gaia - the sunset views were unforgettable, the food (breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner) was amazing and the excursions through the hotel were perfect. I highly recommend doing the Macaw tour with Josue, as well as the tour of the national park with...

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

Your very kind words mean a lot to us. Thanking you ever so much for recognizing all we do here at Gaia Hotel & Reserve. And thank you for sharing on this TripAdvisor forum.

Seabrook, New Hampshire
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having a great stay, highly recommend, staff is super friendly, clean, beautiful reservation on site. On site tour guide was the best, had lots of local trips with transport available. We had lots of rain... which was great because we got to stay in and enjoy the spa, king size bed and jungle view and wildlife sounds from our room.

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

We truly appreciate your very kind review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. Rain happens and we were glad we were still able to show you a good time.... The rain is gone now as we approach our high season so we welcome you back with open arms.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

I only had three nights at Gaia prior to heading to San Jose for business but the staff at the hotel was exceptional. Andres was my concierge and, from our first interaction to our very last, simply could not have been more attentive and helpful. Guillermo was also super friendly and be sure to spend some time with Josue as...

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

Thanking our recent guest for their very kind words. Our staff loved serving you and we were delighted that me met all of your expectations as expressed by your friends who have stayed with us previously. We hope to see you again and thank you for sharing on this TripAdvisor forum.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We planned a last-minute trip to Gaia based on the glowing reviews and ratings it had received on TripAdvisor. Needless to say, we weren't disappointed! It began with our bilingual driver, Alex, who picked us up at San Jose airport. We called ahead to arrange for pickup vs catching a puddle jumper flight. It was an extra fee for my...

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

Thanking our recent and wonderful guests for their spectacular 5 star review. Your comprehensive comments about says it all. We thank you for sharing your experience with other readers on this TripAdvisor forum. Please come back to see us again so we can continue the magic!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to the Gaia after spending 3 nights at arenas Del Mar and differences are more than apparent. Gaia is a nice resort on a mountaintop but the facilities and interiors are dated and don't warrant more than a 3 star rating. However, the staff is uber friendly and the food was great. The Costa Rican breakfast is a...

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

Well, unfortunately, your design tastes and ours are at different polar extremes. In fact, the room that you occupied is one of our newer units opened only one year ago, and has won numerous accolades and awards for it's unique design features by several leading travel magazines. We are sorry that you did not appreciate what other guests have called...

mt clemens, mi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel & the grounds are absolutely beautiful. There is a sanctuary with tons of wildlife. We saw tons of spider monkeys, Macaws, and sloths. The views are breathtaking!! Guillermo and Krishen are absolutely wonderful. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome and at home every day! We will definitely be back!!

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

Well, we miss you already and we too look forward to your return visit to us. Our staff loved serving you and seeing that your experience was nothing short of 5 star. It appears we succeeded here. 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
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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: ₹ 16,063 - ₹ 52,546 (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
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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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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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