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Norfolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Thankfully we had only booked here for one night as we found the whole atmosphere of the place very strange. The reception and restaurant staff were friendly but unlike other lodges that we stayed in, all the guests here seemed to want to keep themselves to themselves and not to converse with their fellow guests. We had cabin 17, the...

Thank Jill S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant service on the evening of our stay (2nd Jan 2017) reached a level most comedy capers only dream of. Table? No, I don't think so. Drinks? Only if you wait 45 mins. Wine? Nope sorry, fresh out of wine. Oops, just found some, in the freezer, but no glasses. Oh yes, true the tables are all covered with...

Thank Susie N
Ojochal, Costa Rica
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Quaint and comfortable eco hotel with bungalows set in a lush rainforest setting that is built in harmony with nature! The staff is super friendly and warm and inviting! Food is also very good! The nearby attractions include waterfalls, outstanding beaches, some with tourists, and many hidden secret gems. You will enjoy your stay if you want to experience the...

Thank Terraba2
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

For the price you pay this place is gorgeous. The rooms could use some upgrading if that matters to you. Me and my family spend most of our vacations outside the rooms so it didn't bother us. The food at the restaurant was very good. The pool and Cabana had the most amazing view of the jungle were you could...

Thank Lauren p
Rijswijk, The Netherlands
Reviewed 6 November 2016 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
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...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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.

2Thank Mauricio G
Yuma, Arizona
Reviewed 7 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

1Thank Charlie B
Akron, Ohio
Reviewed 21 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...

Thank Diane0405
Lisbon, Portugal
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...

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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...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • 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: RM375 - RM509 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villas Gaia 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Ask for one of the rooms closer to the pool if you must stay here”
 of 5 bubbles JillS3, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ours was OK but very noisy, major road outside.”
 of 5 bubbles susien2015, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
  • Bathroom
  • 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
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