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Hotel Villas Gaia

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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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41 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice bed. Bungalow looks old. Breakfast basic for the price you pay. Not much to do in the area accept to go whalewatching or go to a beach. You need a car to go to a swim friendly beach. Playa tortuga is to rough for swimming. Beautifull for a walk tho. Pool was nice.

Thank maartennig
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2016

My husband and I stayed here 10 years ago and have been wanted to go back ever since. It was a tropical paradise! We loved our room in the lush rainforest, watching the monkeys play in the trees, encountering a sloth hanging out in a tree on our way to breakfast in the open air restaurant. I'll never forget the... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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51 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Im traveling with our jetski group, and i booked this hotel by our group recommendation, it is a very good hotel in the area, rooms are like boungalows and nice, old style, AC, good sleeping, but the best point is its restaurant, good amount of choices and the quality is great. I can recomend this hotel in the area.

2 Thank Mauricio G
Yuma, Arizona
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This was best value in our multiple trips to CR. Clean spacious cabins, pristine pool, ocean view, and friendly staff. Good food. A grocery store nearby - turtle reserve easy walk.. Fantastic gardens, monkeys, iguanas butterflies, and numerous birds

1 Thank Charlie B
Akron, Ohio
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54 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Villas Gaia has some very good things going for it. It was the least expensive place I stayed in 10 days in Costa Rica and the only one with a pool and air conditioners. It is also comprised of individual casitas with nice patios. A cooked to order breakfast is served each morning by the pool, and the restaurant has... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

First point is that the location of Villas Gaia from the main hub of Manuel Antonio is over 70km (44 miles) away and is not easy to reach without a rental car. We didn't have one and realised fairly early that this would be impossible as there is very little to do/see in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. Highly... More 

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VillasGaia, Propietario at Hotel Villas Gaia, responded to this review

Thank you Magda for your opinion on Villas Gaia. Unfortunately we can not agree on our location as being difficult to reach. We have several alternatives published on our web site how to get to Gaia and they are fairly easy. As we are located outside a touristic town or area we always recommend a car as numerous beaches and... More 

Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed after reading some great reviews. Our room was at the top of the hill above the pool where we struggled to drag our own cases. We were the only clients staying here so we could have been closer to the restaurant and yes the heavy trucks did keep you awake at night. The room could have been a... More 

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VillasGaia, Gerente at Hotel Villas Gaia, responded to this review

Dear Sparky, Thank you for your opinion on Villas Gaia. Normally our guests prefer to stay in a hilltop room and we thought we would have pleased you with a villa in this location. It would have been no problem to relocate you to a villa closer to he restaurant if we would have been notified. We always recommend our... More 

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58 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We had a wonderful suite facing the pacific side, clean, spacious living and bedroom areas, plenty of closet space, nice bathroom (the spa tub/ shower was a bit awkward to enter, a stool is provided). New towels are in order, some of ours were very shabby.. A delicious breakfast is included. There is hotel transportation to the beach during the... More 

Thank jfranji
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Our chalet room was excellent and we had a really comfortable bed. It was a National holiday, and the hotel was full, but I did feel some help with the suitcases might have been offered as our cabin was the furthest from reception and the path a bit steep. if there had been a cleanliness rating it could have been... More 

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Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Get your own cabina in the jungle. A lighted walking path leads you to restaurant, cabina's & up a small hill to beautiful pool area! Super nice pool, beautiful view of ocean (from pool area) & an amazing grounds keeper.

Thank Nicole G

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Villas Gaia offers a home base to experience the wild beauty of Costa Rica's southwest Pacific coast. One of the most biologically diverse regions on the earth. Strategic location on the new scenic coastal road. Convenient access to Ballena Marine National Park, Cano Island Biological reserve, Corcovado National Park and the most extensive mangrove ecosystem of Central America. Hotel Villas Gaia is 14 colorful bungalows (casitas) separately nestled in a jungle setting offering privacy and comfort. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Villas Gaia

Address: Costanera Sur, Playa Tortuga, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Playa Tortuga
Price Range: £61 - £68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villas Gaia 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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“12 furthest away and very private”
 of 5 bubbles brillandhen, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
“No.12 is away from the road, past the pool, and have a great veranda with view into the tree tops.”
  • Verande room 12
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  • Toucan from the veranda
 of 5 bubbles 341JanT, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“bungalow 12 is the only one with seaview.”
 of 5 bubbles schliek, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Rooms near the pool are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles douglasp741, 3 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Casita #12 is best, or at least one of the upper level casitas (closest to the pool area)”
 of 5 bubbles trippou, 16 Jan 2016 | Read review
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