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Vista Ballena Hotel

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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“whales tail”(12 reviews)
“poolside bar”(3 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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4.0 Star Hotel
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All reviewswhales tailpoolside barplate presentationthe rooms were nicerestaurant and bar areaincredible beachescosta ricainfinity poolawesome viewfew beersclose to the hotelwinding roadprivate deckair conditionergreat poolplaya hermosafresh fruit
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I would highly recommend this hotel for its view but also its peacefulness, cleanliness, great food, and service. The visiting tucans add to the charm. The only downside would be the long flight of stairs to access the rooms. Other than that, it is absolutely...More

Thank 707SuzyQ
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Costa Rica to heal after my dad passed, and Vista Ballena was the perfect place to do this! I travel on a weekly basis for work, and have stayed in hotels of all types. This place has something special. The view from...More

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Where should I start? This is not a boutique hotel... and really not 4 stars... maybe 2 stars with a small + due to the view. The location up on the hill is good if you are not planing to walk to the "city" of...More

Thank RosenbobFFM
Response from K5215MXinfo, Manager at Vista Ballena HotelResponded 5 December 2017

Dear Mr Rosenbob, We like to say the last 1km of country pave road up to the mountain provide the natural decompression between the hotel and the fast lane we escape from. From the hotel there´s a great hiking down to the beach that one...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017

The place was great, hidden in the middle of the jungle you would be glad you drove all the way up just to get the most fantastic view in Uvita. The rooms were nice, clean and confy. The kids loved the pool, the staff was...More

Thank Eduardo T
Response from K5215MXinfo, Manager at Vista Ballena HotelResponded 9 October 2017

Dear Eduardo, Thank you for your great comments, we work hard to give our customers the best service our goal is the our guest have fun at Vista Ballena. Thank you Franco Bolivar Hotel manager Vista Ballena Hotel

Reviewed 25 August 2017

Vista Ballena had a wonderful view of the ocean... but the hill to get to that view was brutal. Parking down by the rooms was nearly nonexistent, and the wifi didn't reach all the rooms. For such a nice looking place, you would think the...More

Thank CostGirl
Response from K5215MXinfo, Manager at Vista Ballena HotelResponded 4 September 2017

Dear CostGirl, We like to say the last 1km of country pave road up to the mountain provide the natural decompression between the hotel and the fast lane we escape from. Thank you for the outstanding rating and for taking the time to mention the...More

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
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Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
Room Service
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Room Service
Laundry Service
Concierge
Breakfast Available
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
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Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Outdoor pool
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Price range
US$158 - US$191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$158 - US$191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Suzie44224
10 April 2017|
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Response from K5215MXinfo | Property representative |
Dear Customer, Yes we will provide tranportations a a Cost from the international airport or one of our domestic airports in the country. Thank you Franco Bolivar Hotel Manager Vista Ballena Hotel
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jen f
10 January 2016|
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Good afternoon! Don´t worry, the road is a little steep, but nothing to worry about at all.
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"All rooms have a wonderful view"
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"View from every room! Nice firm beds"
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"DO not book this hotel except you want to learn what you should NOT do when running a hotel - Superior Room..."
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"Request an ocean view!"
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