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|Distance to city centre||1,0 km|
|Nearest airport||San José Juan Santamaria Intl|
|Distance to airport||64,3 km|
|"Amazing place to stay!!!"||(in 16 reviews)|
|"The shuttle bus into the beach."||(in 14 reviews)|
|"The staff is excellent."||(in 33 reviews)|
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|beautiful hotel||in 5 reviews|
|beautiful views||in 16 reviews|
|costa rica||in 10 reviews|
|food good||in 13 reviews|
|great place||in 19 reviews|
|help at anytime||in 7 reviews|
|manuel antonio||in 12 reviews|
|pool area||in 24 reviews|
|shuttle bus||in 21 reviews|
|sloths||in 15 reviews|
|staff service||in 60 reviews|
|well-rounded||in 3 reviews|
The property is stunning - up a steep hill that requires a ride in their golf carts - with gorgeous views. The first room we had felt small and not a place to hang out, but after having issues with our A/C we were moved to a better loft room with much more space to relax. The multiple pools are amazing and the open air restaurant/lounge area stayed cool with overhead fans despite the hot weather. Free hourly shuttle service to the national park made it easy without having a car. The staff are extra friendly - maybe a bit too friendly at times - but trying very hard to help make every stay 5*. Dinner was very good, breakfast OK, and drinks at the bar excellent (though why the tip jar in the pool bar?). Treats to take with you when you check out are a smart touch. Would book again depending upon the nightly rate.
Our initial room was a bit warm and stuffy - the thermostat read 74-75F - and it was not cooling down quickly as expected. After discussing this with staff and requesting prompt action, we were given fans and a promise of a room upgrade the next day. The second room was cooler and much more spacious and comfortable so perhaps try to avoid the Jungle Studio. The biggest disappointment was the scarlet macaw tour offered to hotel guests. A large number of people showed up (some didn't book) and it turned out to be a strenuous hike inside the reserve. I thought it was a tour of the breeding and release program. We saw the birds from a viewing platform first (you can't do this at any other time) then hiked a fair bit down and up in the sweaty heat (no birds). Make sure to bring good shoes and lots of water. Hopefully they'll improve this tour to be more educational by focusing on these incredible birds as it was one of the reasons I booked this hotel.
Breakfast was ok but not great. For an included breakfast, it could not be beat. And the service was great. Costa Rican food is filling but not very flavorful. As long as you know that, you will be ok. Get filled up at breakfast then enjoy your day exploring food elsewhere. We found the best food in the town of Quepos.
Coffee was absolutely awful. The only acceptable coffee was when you forced them to make an espresso drink instead of the filter coffee. I would NOT recommend the pancakes as they were bland and had a strange consistency.
Stunning views, excellent hotel and impeccable customer service. Triple threat hotel.
Overpriced for the facilities.
Gaia is located on a hill with incredible views from the bar/ restaurant. Highly recommend watching the sunset from the restaurant. It was amazing! Also, the private reserve is incredible. We did the free tour run by Juan and it was honestly better than any of the paid tours we did in the national parks. The story behind the reserve and the owner Boris, who very kindly greeted us, is also very inspiring. Couldn’t recommend it more. Last but not least, the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful and made us feel so welcome. Sirit and Nancy at reception are the best. They made our stay so comfortable by sorting out all our requests/ questions and even had a little package of food ready for us when we left to drive to our next destination. The buggy staff were also so helpful taking us around the property and providing towels when we went to the beach. An added bonus is the free shuttle to Manuel Antonio.
There was some machinery like a generator running near the room at night so it was a bit noisy. Would be nice to have a kettle in the room as the room had tea bags but no hot water for the tea.
The Gaia Hotel and Reserve-Adults Only hotel offers 4-star accommodations with three outdoor pools, close to ADR Adventure Park in Puntarenas. Biesanz Beach is also nearby, as is Manuel Antonio Beach and Manuel Antonio National Park. Quepos Airport is less than 15 minutes from the hotel, which offers a chargeable airport shuttle and free beach shuttles for guests.
Guests can choose from a variety of double rooms, suites, studios, and two-bedroom villas, with a total of 20 guest rooms available. This is a smoke-free resort that caters to adults. Pet-friendly accommodations and free parking are provided for guests. The hotel also has a full-service spa and wellness center, along with a 24-hour fitness center and a business center.
The hotel front desk is open 24 hours and daily housekeeping is provided. The hotel offers complimentary WiFi in all guest rooms and public areas, along with a made-to-order breakfast each day. 24-hour room service is available. The hotel also offers a poolside swim-up bar and guest laundry facilities. There is a hair salon, as well. Wedding services, tours and ticket assistance, concierge services, and laundry and dry cleaning service are available.
The hotel also offers guest laundry facilities and a free grocery shopping service. The hotel staff speaks English and Spanish. All of the premium guest rooms include a minibar, coffee and tea service, premium beds and bedding, blackout curtains, a separate sitting area, mp3 docking station, premium TV channels, and a phone with free international calls. Hypoallergenic bedding is available.
based on 313 reviews
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- Spacious rooms
- Friendly service
- Great view
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FAQs when booking at Gaia Hotel And Reserve - Adults Only
Where is Gaia Hotel And Reserve - Adults Only located?
Gaia Hotel And Reserve - Adults Only is located at Km 27 Carretera De Quepos, 1 km from the centre of Manuel Antonio. ADR Adventure Park is the closest landmark to Gaia Hotel And Reserve - Adults Only.
When is check-in time and check-out time at Gaia Hotel And Reserve - Adults Only?
Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Gaia Hotel And Reserve - Adults Only.
Does Gaia Hotel And Reserve - Adults Only offer free Wi-Fi?
Yes, Gaia Hotel And Reserve - Adults Only offers free Wi-Fi.
Does Gaia Hotel And Reserve - Adults Only offer free parking?
Yes, Gaia Hotel And Reserve - Adults Only offers free parking.
Does Gaia Hotel And Reserve - Adults Only offer free airport shuttle service?
No, Gaia Hotel And Reserve - Adults Only does not offer free airport shuttle service.
How far is Gaia Hotel And Reserve - Adults Only from the airport?
Gaia Hotel And Reserve - Adults Only is 4,1 km from Quepos. Gaia Hotel And Reserve - Adults Only is 60 km from San José Tobias Bolanos Intl.
Can you bring pets to Gaia Hotel And Reserve - Adults Only?
Yes, Gaia Hotel And Reserve - Adults Only is a pet-friendly hotel.
Does Gaia Hotel And Reserve - Adults Only have a pool?
Yes, Gaia Hotel And Reserve - Adults Only has a pool on-site.
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Most popular landmarks
- ADR Adventure Park 0,8 km
- Finca Naturales Wildlife Refuge 1,5 km
- Manuel Antonio National Park 2,1 km
- Manuel Antonio Beach 4,3 km
- Naranjo River 4,5 km
- Savegre River 12,5 km
|San José Tobias Bolanos Intl||60 km|