$217 Avg/night
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Gaia Hotel and Reserve - Adults Oriented

5 stars
View map of Carretera Quepos - Manuel Antonio, Antiguo Jardin Gaia, Manuel Antonio,

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Ratings and reviews for Gaia Hotel and Reserve - Adults Oriented

Overall score

4.9 / 5
5.01.0
15 out of 15
Amenities:
4.7
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4.8
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.7

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Gaia Hotel and Reserve - Adults Oriented

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
suzieintheoldpueblo
Business
Tucson, AZ, USA
Feb 21, 2012

Magical and Enchanting

This resort is Heaven on Earth. Where else are you personally greeted by one of the owners, and like Cheers, everybody knows your name? It is like lifestyles of the rich and famous without the yachts and private jets. The views are spectacular, and you have a private concierge assigned to schedule your tours and spa treatments. My room had been upgraded to a deluxe suite, with a living room, dining room, huge bedroom with a gigantic bed, and a jacuzzi tub in the bathroom. Watch the sun set form the restaurant while you sip on happy hour priced cocktails and some of the tapas (my favorite was the ceviche). If you can get up early, don't miss the nature reserve tour (complimentary) on the property. Danny has such great ojos (eyes) that see everything, and he'll help you take photos your friends will envy. If you only have time for a couple of tours, I recommend the Canopy ziplining tour and the Manuel Antonio National Park Tour. We saw a variety of monkeys, a Toucan, bats and sloths. Breakfasts are amazing, with the best coffee, fresh fruits and breads, and choices like the Costa Rican Breakfast: A delicious dome of local carmelized plantain strips, stuffed with steaming Costa Rican Gallo Pinto (black beans and rice in a blend of sauteed onions, sweet peppers and cilantro). It includes 2 eggs any style, with sour cream and corn tortilla wedges. You must be 16 or older to stay here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Ask your concierge to schedule a cooking class at 11 or 4. For the price of your meal, you can learn how to cook, and actually assist in cooking an entree in the restaurant of the kitchen.

Review of Gaia Hotel and Reserve - Adults Oriented

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JoLa
Business
New York, NY, USA
Sep 10, 2011

A complete luxury hotel

Gaia hotel provided an amazing week long vacation experience. Their concierge team booked and arranged transportation for a wide range of high quality tours - all at our request. They booked a Zipline tour, Surfing lessons, and even a local market tour for us. The reserve is a fantastic asset to the hotel, as it attracts a wide range of wild life. At the hotel we were able to see iguanas and Capuchin monkeys, right outside our room! Their free breakfast was amazing - I highly recommend the Italian Egg White fritatas. Be aware how ever that since they actually prepare the food for you, a quick breakfast is not usually an option. Near the end of our trip, we told the concierge we were looking for whole vanilla beans. They told us they weren't sure where to get them, and we thought that would be the end of it - but that same evening, they called our room to tell us that not only had they tracked the beans down, but they would send a car out to purchase them for us and bring them back to the hotel! Gaia is definitely a more expensive hotel, but the luxurious setting, the free transportation, the attention to detail, and the willingness of every member of the staff to go the extra mile, really make it a fantastic vacation choice!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Gaia's restaurant is amazing, but quite expensive. There are several decent eateries right outside the hotel, including La Hacienda and Marco's both of which aren't so pricey.

Review of Gaia Hotel and Reserve - Adults Oriented

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago, IL
Aug 5, 2011

rainforest paradise

Excellent staff including tours of the on site nature reserve. Food and views at the La Luna restaurant are the best in town.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

La Luna is an amazing restaurant that should not be missed.

Review of Gaia Hotel and Reserve - Adults Oriented

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Jose, CA
Oct 14, 2010

wonderful hotel!

wonderful location, staff, and overall experience. my only gripe is that the water bottle served with dinner at the hotel restaurant cost $6 USD, which is a ripoff by any standards.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

manuel antonio beach is beautiful! check it out.

Review of Gaia Hotel and Reserve - Adults Oriented

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Francisco, CA
Feb 9, 2010

Excellent Hotel and the best of Cosat Ri

Very nice place with great service! They took care of everyting and did not miss a step along the way. They were always on time to pick us up and it made the trip so brain dead- which is what I wanted. I love Manuel Antonio!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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