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Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa

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GreenLeaders Platinum level
The Hotel Resort Cristal Ballena is located in the midst of its own 12-hectare grounds, very close to the unique "Marino Ballena" Marine National Park and mountains covered in rainforest. The hotel features 14 Junior Suites, 3 Master Suites, along with 2 Family suites. Due to its excellent location, our guests can enjoy breathtaking ocean views from the big balcony. Our stylish, spacious Suites are equipped with four-poster bed, AC, ceiling fan, WLan, TV, telephone, minibar, safe, coffee maker and hairdryer.
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Property amenities
Pool
Restaurant
Room Service
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wheelchair Access
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Breakfast Available
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Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Accessible rooms
Refrigerator in room
Minibar
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Bay View
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Juan Santamaria Intl Airport112 km
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What a lovely place. Huge beautiful rooms with air conditioning, toiletries, a great shower, safe and fridge. Also coffee maker but only coffee for one cup each a day. Lovely gardens to wander with much to see including howler monkeys and a sloth. The pool was wonderful. The food
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The rooms are dirty, buggy and old, the cleaning help has to be told to cleanup the bugs. We had to pay $200.00 extra to get a better room and that still had a lot to be desired. The food was terrible and we paid $50.00 for 2 pina colada's with1 extra shot of vodka!!! They are
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Incredible setting and very helpful staff that went above and beyond to make sure our stay was perfect. The pool is fantastic. I wish we had been able to stay longer!

Its a short cab ride into Uvita. I would recommend the walk / hike at the hotel.it goes right into the jungle an
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Response from SergeAri, Director of Sales at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa
Responded 24 Oct 2018
Dear guest, Many thanks for your time in our little haven in Uvita area, thank you for your comments and time to share your experience with us. Or team is always working hard to make you feel at home and we feel so proud that you loved the experience in out boutique hotel in the middle of the rainforest and the pristine beaches of the Southern Costa Rica. Our pool is always a highlight and one of the favorite places to cool down and relax after hiking our trails or visiting the local attractions. In our property is possible to find more than 300 bird species and a lot of other wildlife including monkeys and Sloths, lizards and frogs. Thank you again and we look forward to see you again. Pura Vida
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Cristal Ballena was founded by a couple from Austria and it follows the European model. Everything is spotless. Services are great. The views are breath taking and there is never a blade of grass out of place. The pool is huge. The restaurant is very good and its a hop,skip and j
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Response from SergeAri, Director of Sales at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa
Responded 9 Sep 2018
Dear guests, Thanks for your word, and you time to write about your experience in our boutique hotel, a retreat in the unique and breathtaking Uvita area. As founded by Europeans the hotel seek to offer a an upscale service to our guests while they enjoy the wonders of the area, including whale watching, birdwatching, even hikers and more. We are glad that you enjoy the music festival we had in our conference room during your stay. In the are of Uvita is hosted every year a famous hippie festival, and even we receive many of the visitors looking for a high standards place while they enjoy the festival activities. We are a property open to all visitors seeking comfort and wonderful gastronomy, while they enjoy their favorite attractions of the blessed by nature Bahia Ballena area.
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We arrived at Cristal Ballena after being in the jungle, so it was a nice change. The hotel is on a hill and has a nice view of the ocean. The room was big with a private terras. Good bed and nice bathroom.
We went on an excellent daytrip to Corcovado, so that day they gave us b
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Response from SergeAri, Director of Sales at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa
Responded 10 Sep 2018
Dear Anja, Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your experience and review our property. Our property is a boutique hotel with 19 large rooms, them all overlooking the sea with the best view of the area. The beds and amenities were place with the target to give the finest service while you discover the area. Amazing to know that you enjoy the wonderful trip to Corcovado from our hotel, a super highlight. Our breakfast is a huge buffet with plenty of choices from local rice and beans, bacon, eggs your style, cheeses, bacon, fresh fruits, cereals and more. Since we are in a natural setting some times some flies get attracted by our homemade jams and juices, son it is part of living and staying in the middle of nature. Our hotel is part of the birding route of Costa Rica, so we are one of the top places to explore the feathered wonders of the country, having more than 300 species in our facilities, very nice that you had the time to spot some of them from the balconies, restaurant and our hiking trail. Pura Vida
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Se puede accesar en automóvil o se ocupa 4x4
Cualquier tipo de vehículo entra.
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Hola, a qué distancia está de la playa?, se puede ir a pie?
Hola Playa ballena está a 500 metros de la propiedad, el hotel ofrece transporte gratis a esta playa cuando se solicita en la recepción. Igualmente la caminata es muy bonita, se pueden observar monos, perezosos y tucanes, entre otras aves.
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Es un todo incluido
Buenas tardes, No es un Hotel Todo incluído, pero tenemos el servicio de restaurante a su disposición.
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cual es el telefono
(+506) 2786 53 54
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"our room was perfect, there was also a fridge. The only thing, is that you could not make any tea."
"Get rooms with a king bed, they have some with doubles & twins"
"Our "Junior suite" was spacious w/ excellent view."
"We had a beautiful ocean view, very quiet. I believe they are all amazing!"
"We had a room on the second floor with incredible views. I think the first floor does as well, but not sure. ."
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 177 - US$ 281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hotel cristal ballena osa peninsula
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasUvita
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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