$179 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 28, 2014 Check-out: Oct 29, 2014

Gaia Hotel and Reserve - Adults Oriented

5 stars
Carretera Quepos - Manuel Antonio, Antiguo Jardin Gaia, Manuel Antonio,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.9
out of 5
16 reviews
Great budget hotel

Nice rooms, good price, helpfull staff. Good value for the money. See full review

  • Ofeks
  • Jul 26, 2014
Amazing hotel

Great small hotel with good service and good restaurant. See full review

  • Ofeks
  • Jul 26, 2014
2010 World Travel Awards Winner

Gaia Hotel and Reserve is Located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, is an Adults Only Luxury Boutique Beach.
5 star hotel and resort and a member of "Small Luxury Hotels of the World".

Imagine a tropical getaway that offers sublime luxury in a spectacularly exotic locale. The Gaia Hotel achieves an ideal blend of modern amenities and natural scenery.

Nestled in the magnificent coastal forests of Costa Rica, the hotel's well-appointed, terraced suites and villas offer views of lush and pristine wild surroundings that are beyond compare. Gaia also offers more conveniences than the guest could need, including an on-site restaurant, room service 24/7, spa, gym, and pool, plus the availability of a myriad of personal services.

Gaia presents to the guest all that is desirable in an eco-friendly environment.

Hotel Map

9.4177 -84.1568
Area served
Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Costa Rica.
Nearby airports
Juan Santamaria International Airport.(SJO)
Area description
Gaia Hotel & Reserve is located on the main road from Quepos to Manuel Antonio. Once you have reached Quepos, by either plane, boat or car, proceed 2.7 kilometers or 1.7 miles on the Manuel Antonio road and you will have arrived.

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Gaia Hotel and Reserve - Adults Oriented Rooms

DELUXE SUITE
A luxurious 700 square feets unit. The special touches include top of the line king size bed with 500 thread count linens.

In Room Amenities

* One Bedroom with Bathroom
* Living and Dining Room Area
* Beautiful Balcony with Private Rooftop Terrace and Reflection Pool, Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Tropical Rain Forest
* LCD Flat Screen TV Unit with Cable
* Home entertainment Center
* Jacuzzi for Two Persons
* One Sofa Bed
* Natural Wood and Tone Floors
* Minibar
*Central Air Conditioning
* Internet Connectivity
* Wireless Telephone
* Top of the Line Toiletries

All reservations include one 20 minute treatment per guest per stay available at Terra Spa from 10am to 3:40pm daily.
SUITE
A luxurious 700 square feets unit.The special touches include top of the line king size bed with 500 thread count linens.

In Room Amenities

* One Bedroom with Bathroom* Living and Dining Room Area* Beautiful Private Balcony Overlooking the Tropical Rain Forest
* LCD Flat Screen TV Unit with Cable
* Home entertainment Center
* Jacuzzi for Two Persons
* One Sofa Bed
* Minibar
* Natural Wood and Tone Floors
*Central Air Conditioning
* Internet Connectivity
* Wireless Telephone
* Top of the Line Toiletries

All reservations include one 20 minute treatment per guest per stay available at Terra Spa from 10am to 3:40pm daily.
JUNGLE VIEW SUITE
A luxurious 700 square feets unit, located in the Clubhouse Building. The special touches include top of the line king size bed with 500 thread count linens.

In Room Amenities

* One Bedroom with Bathroom
* Sitting Area
* LCD Flat Screen TV Unit with Cable
* Home entertainment Center
* One Sofa Bed
* Natural Wood and Tone Floors
*Central Air Conditioning
* Internet Connectivity
* Wireless Telephone
* Top of the Line Toiletries
* Tropical Rain Forest View

All reservations include one 20 minute treatment per guest per stay available at Terra Spa from 10am to 3:40pm daily.
STUDIO
A luxurious 350 square feets unit. The special touches include top of the line king size bed with 500 thread count linens

In Room Amenities

*One Bedroom with Bathroom
*Sitting Area
* LCD Flat Screen TV Unit with Cable
* Home entertainment Center
* One Sofa Bed
* Natural Wood and Tone Floors
* Mini Bar
*Central Air Conditioning
* Internet Connectivity
* Wireless Telephone
* Top of the Line Toiletries
Shared Patio with Table and Chairs Overlooking the Rain Forest

All reservations include one 20 minute treatment per guest per stay available at Terra Spa from 10am to 3:40pm daily.
JUNGLE VIEW STUDIO
A luxurious 350 square feets unit, located in the Clubhouse Building . The special touches include top of the line king size bed with 500 thread count linens.

In Room Amenities

*One Bedroom with Bathroom
*Sitting Area
* LCD Flat Screen TV Unit with Cable
* Home entertainment Center
* One Sofa Bed
* Natural Wood and Tone Floors
*Central Air Conditioning
* Internet Connectivity
* Wireless Telephone
* Top of the Line Toiletries
* Tropical Rain Forest View

All reservations include one 20 minute treatment per guest per stay available at Terra Spa from 10am to 3:40pm daily.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking

Dining

LA LUNA RESTAURANT
"La Luna" features both international and local cuisine and welcomes special dietary need selections. Sample specialties such as:

* Costa Rican breakfast with Gallo Pinto (rice & beans), fried plantains, eggs and tortillas
* Fresh filet of Costa Rican Tuna, pan-seared rare, crusted with fresh ginger & panko, served with a vegetable and orange-scented risotto & toasted sesame vinaigrette
* The Gorgonzola & Sun-Dried Tomato Tart is a great starter and the best way to finish is with our Vanilla Bean Crme Brulee.
THE AMBAR LOUNGE
"The Ambar Lounge" offers a succulent array of tapas including Coconut Macadamia Shrimp with wild berry coulis, Thai Spring Roll and many others.

- All breakfasts are included in your room rate with your choice of setting, in the privacy of your room or in La Luna Restaurant.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (16)

Ratings and reviews for Gaia Hotel and Reserve - Adults Oriented

Overall score

4.9 / 5
5.01.0
16 out of 16
Amenities:
4.7
Room cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4.8
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.7

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mila s
maryland
Mar 3, 2013

The best luxury hotel to stay in Manuel Antonio

Hotel is located in the touristy part - in the tourist oriented upscale part of Manuel Antonio. Very beautiful view and exceptional breakfast - i think those were the best eggs Benedict i ever ate. However food is pricey and if you want more local flavor you can go down to the city (hotel has free shuttle there) and try much cheaper local restaurants. Hotel has free shuttle to the beach as well. Rooms are comfortable, however bathroom is small and little weird - located on the side of the room with the sliding door like in a closet. Hotel has gorgeous infinity pool that overlooks the forest and the ocean. Stuff was very polite and helpful. Overall I think this is the best upscale experience you can have in Manuel Antonio.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
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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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room 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.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Fareed
Business
Denver, CO
Nov 2, 2011

A wonderful expeirence at Gaia!!

I'm still not all that clear on the proper pronunciation of Gaia Hotel and reserve-- that aside it was truly an unmatched hotel experience. The service is not five stars-- it's six! The staff are friendly, helpful, and most importantly they adapt comfortably to their guests. You never feel like they are giving you five star service because they are paid to do so-- they do it because they are well versed in their personal skills and profession. The hotel itself is beautiful-- the views are amazing! The pool(s) are even more amazing! The location is also great, a bit off of the beaten path (although we were there doing the low season). All that said, the bathroom was a little on the small/ awkward size for a five star hotel. There were details that were missed, and given the extreme tropical climate things like paint, calking, hardware, et cetera, needed some attention. We will be back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room 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.

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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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

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

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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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

manuel antonio beach is beautiful! check it out.

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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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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