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Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This resort is absolutely fabulous. The food at the restaurant. La Luna, is excellent. Our concierge, Andres, gave us exceptional service. Also make sure you get the free tour of the property. They have a program to help preserve the macaws. You will see many macaws fairly close. Our photos of them are exceptional. Josue was our guide and he...

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

Such a wonderful review by some very wonderful guests. Thank you so much for all your very kind words and for sharing your extraordinary experience with the readers of this TripAdvisor forum.

Long Branch, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Gaia for three nights. Everything was perfect from the moment we arrived. The hotel itself is beyond beautiful, but it was the employees (Andres, Daniel, Joshua, Louis, and Aldo just to name a few) that made this hotel so special. Their hard work, personalities, and politeness made our stay one to remember! Thank you guys! We hope...

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

Indeed, our employees are our best kept secret. Thank you so much for enabling us to make your vacation time here at Gaia a memorable experience that will last a lifetime. We would love to see you again in the not too distant future. You are now an official member of the Gaia Family!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for three nights. I can only say that the staff was amazing and tried their best to make sure that we had a great time. The private tour of the reserve was informative and a "must see". They provided us with a guide for the National Park and he was great. I have to say that if...

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

We are all humbled here at Gaia for all your wonderful words. We thank you for having chosen us for your holiday and hope we can see you again in the near future to again share the magic we have created here.

Kinston, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service from a caring, professional and accommodating staff that aided in making arrangements and access to places in and around Manuel Antonio. The rooms were clean and neat with ease of access to the restaurant and pool set on a beautiful piece of property. We were centrally located to the beaches of Manuel Antonio and the fishing from Marina...

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

Thank you so much for having said such wonderful words on your TripAdvisor review of our Gaia Hotel & Revere. And thank you for your high recommendation to the readers here. We truly hope to see you again.

Therwil, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my cousin had an amazing time at the Gaia Hotel in Manuel Antonio. We enjoyed the beautiful surroundigs and the stunning view from the pool. Our hotelroom was very stylish, we even had Netflix! The breakfast which is served every morning was delicious as was the dinner at the restaurant la luna. The staff members were all very...

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

We want to thank our recent guests for their wonderful 5 star review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. We are thrilled that your experience met your expectations and that you are happy to recommend our little slice of Paradise to family and friends.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ended up switching this this hotel at the last moment, when I decided the other hotel was overpriced. We got a room, without a view for $200 per night. But what a great find! They have an on-site conservation area for scarlet macaws. What a beautiful sight. They offered a free conservationist-lead tour daily. The guide was awesome. The...

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

Thank you very much for all your kind words and for sharing your experience on this TripAdvisor forum. We are thrilled you were able to experience Costa Rica in it's natural form here on our 14.5 acre reserve.

Naperville, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall, this hotel and property was absolutely beautiful. Almost every time we walked out of our room we saw some cool animal/bird/amphibian. The staff was very helpful. Our personal concierge, Octavio, was very helpful. They have an hourly shuttle to the beach, which is very nice. The restaurant serves excellent food and has an amazing view. Pool is very nice...

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

Thank you very much for your overall 5 star review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. All of our packages are geared to the individual desires of our guests. And all activities are chosen in that respect. I am sure your personal concierge would have been more than accommodating in explaining and giving direction for each planned activity. We are...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel was nice but $600/ night for a room under the restaurant section of the hotel with no view was too much. Make sure you don't stay in rooms under restaurant as noise from above goes late into the night. Staff was super helpful.

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

We are happy your thoughts of our staff were kind and that they were super helpful. But we are sad your thoughts on the Clubhouse Suite was not satisfactory. We have intensified the infrastructure of the insulation between the room and the restaurant so there is no longer any issues regarding any noise. Thank you for your comments.

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic Hotel & Reserve, wonderful staff nothing is too much. From poolside service, La Luna restaurant, room maid service. Great rooms, large & spacious, nice decor. We spent 4 nights and wished we could have stayed longer....maybe next year.! If you're visiting Stunning Manuel Antonio, look no further, just stay here, you won't regret it. BIG thank you's to the...

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

Thanking our recent guests for their onderful 5 star review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. Thank you for acknowledging our staff and for choosing us for your holiday celebration! We hope to see you next year!!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We spent one day and had a perfect stay there! The service and people are frendly and very helpful! Very nice room - don't miss the restaurant in which the food is just excellent... The location and view are fantastic and surrounded by beautiful animals! Hope we will comeback again!

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

Thank you so much for choosing us for your short stay in Manuel Antonio. Please come back and stay longer as we have so many more wonderful things to show you and share with you. Thank you for sharing your experience 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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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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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: $372 - $1,167 (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 Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
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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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