"Great luxury hotel"
Beautifully designed spacious room, very friendly and helpful staff, excellent restaurant, nice pool with great view, excellent spaGenuine Expedia guest review
"Life can't get any better!"
We had a wonderful time at Gaia. Roy was extremely helpful in hooking us up with the zip line tour, restaurant and gave excellent suggestions. We really enjoy having Breakfast overlooking the breathtaking panoramic view. Relaxing foot massage.Genuine Expedia guest review
"So much to say in so little time."
Basically wonderful!!!! The property is situated on top of a hill between a jungle. I say that because you're in creatures natural habitat. It was not a bother though just something to keep in mind. The staff are very attentive and personal...shout out to Roy, both Alex's (driver especially) and concierge, Brian and Joshua for those great pool side […] drinks. Anything we desired the staff was more than happy to arrange for us. Did a lot of tours so did not get in a lot of hotel time. My wife and I also went to the spa and I have to say one of the best. The biggest treat was after this experience we were treated by the monkeys coming out and playing in the tree and roof tops. I mean I could go on and on and so fourth...Basically everything was well over my expectations. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Amazing place except to watch the World Cup games"
Great service! Only complaint .... The TV was literally a 17 Inch I wanted to watch one of their many free movies. Instead of laying in bed watching I had to sit on the couch to Get close enough.... And the World Cup was on .... Not a good place to watch the games..... The hotel is beautiful and the staff amAzing. !! Upgrade your TV s!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful Unique Hotel"
Loved our stay at Gaia. The hotel it's self is in a very unique setting. All of the employees were really nice, attentive and super helpful. The food was great (so were the cocktails!). Definitely take advantage of the infinity pool; we watched the sunset from the pool and it was spectacular!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We just loved the private top floor terrace that came with our room! The bed was extremely comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Views, Service"
Stayed at the Gaia Hotel & Reserve with my girlfriend for two nights. Service was top notch. We had a basic room which was great. No complaints there except after seeing the nicer/pricier rooms, I was a bit jealous. Free breakfast was a huge plus, so was the shuttle service to Manuel Antonio National Park. Pool setup is a bit odd, but offers great views […] and the best Mojito I've had in CR. Dining room atmosphere was awesome, offering a great views, weather permitting. They also have their own reserve on property and free guided tour. Overall great place, I would recommend and go back. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Only one night unfortunately....amazing place. Must go back!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Incredible Hotel with Amazing Staff"
I can't begin to tell you how far out of their way the staff at the GAIA went for me. I was going to propose to my girlfriend on this trip, and I had some pretty elaborate requests for the proposal, including horseback riding on the beach. Although this is not common in the area, they were able to find a local farmer who would help make my proposal […] everything I wanted. They also set up a beautiful dinner on the beach at sunset, something else that is very atypical. Bottom line, if you ask, they will make it happen. Many thanks to Boris, Sandy, Alex and staff for making this one of the best trips ever! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Service and a tasteful well designed resort"
Attention to detail and a kind, friendly staff.punctuate this stunning property - the open air restaurant is an experience not to be missed after a hot day exploring or driving. The rooms are large and comfortable, my son slept on the sofa bed and it was deluxe! The mattress was at least two feet thick. We enjoyed three tours while we stayed at the […] Gaia. One of their grounds, one of Manuel Antonio National park and a Mangrove boat tour. All were arranged by the resort and were wonderful. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"This resort takes it to a new height"
We were blown away by the view at GAIA. We loved the infinity pool, the customer service and the sunsets from the restaurant. The breakfast was included and it was 5 star all the way. We would consider staying at GAIA again on our next trip to Manuel Antonio.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Solid 5- Star"
One of the best experiences by far! From the moment I entered the property with my daughter, we were greeted by Roy. Eager to please and show us around this beautiful property. He gave us a tour, showing us all the amenities and answered all our questions. You could tell from the second we met him, that he loved what he does. We were then brought to […] the restaurant, room and finally the spa where we were given complimentary treatments.....fantastic! This hotel is one of the best I've ever been to....the staff, the rooms, the pool, the restaurant, the nature trail and, most importantly, the service! This is a solid 5 star....hats off to making our vacation extra special. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great multi-level infinity pool with nice view of the sunset. The studio room with sofa bed was fine for my son and I. Quality breakfast and very good customer service. Location works well for Manuel Antonio and day trips. Plenty of parking and convenient carts transport you up the hill to your room. We would definitely stay here again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A modern, luxury hotel."
We enjoyed our stay at Gaia very much. It is high above Manuel Antonio and has its own nature preserve.Genuine Expedia guest review
Gaia exceeded my expectations, and I have high expectations. The beauty, the staff, the food, it was all incredible.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A wonderful place to be"
We stayed two nights in a studio at the GAIA and loved pretty much everything about it. It is everything you would expect from a five star hotel -- with the benefit of also being a small boutique hotel (it has only 20 rooms). Spa = fantastic. Pool = beautiful and never crowded. Food = fantastic for all meals. Watching sunsets = possible from multiple […] locations. On site nature reserve = worth a visit. This hotel deserves its high reviews. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel in Manuel Antonio."
Our stay was very nice, the hotel staff was very friendly, the Luna Restaurant had very good food, close to the beach and national park, and the upgrade to an ocean view suite was a very pleasant surprise.Genuine Expedia guest review
Fantastic surprise. What a great hotel, and the food was outstanding. We had a wonderful stay!Genuine Expedia guest review
Our flight arrived very early but we didn't notice the wait as Josh kept the mixed fruit juices and drinks coming while we lounged at the pool which cascades down several levels and overlooks the jungle and ocean. The hotel is not located on a beach but the complimentary shuttle service took us back and forth whenever we wanted. We never had to wait […] more than 5 minutes for a ride. The ride to and from the airport is also complimentary, which we didn't realize, so be sure to set that up before you arrive. Of course, we had breakfast every morning in La Luna and each one was more delicious than the last. We also ate dinner at the hotel a couple of nights and were not disappointed in the least. The food was fabulous and the staff wonderful. Our zip lining excursion with Midworld and our guided trek through Manual Antonio were arranged by the hotel conciege and went without a hitch. Midworld is a very professional operation with a great crew that has safety as its top priority. And our guide through the park was phenomenal at spotting wildlife. We wouldn't have seen 1/4 of the things he pointed out to us. All in all, our stay at the Gaia was very relaxing thanks to the very competent, accommodating and friendly staff. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Classy place... super staff"
Gaia definitely lives up to its 5 stars. The staff here went out of there way to accommodate my father and I when we needed things outside of the designated times. We were able to eat breakfast early twice and get an early ride to Quepos Airport. That's what you expect, but not always get with a 5-star. The hotel is beautiful and conveniently locat […] ed. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We booked 8 days at the Gaia Hotel in Manuel Antonio at the last minute as we were planning a trip to Utah to visit the National Parks when the federal government shut down. It turned out to be a great experience mostly because the hotel was the nicest we've ever stayed at. It's a small hotel, considered a "boutique", nestled in the Manuel Antonio region […] on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The room was large and clean but the outstanding service, pool and restaurant made the trip one of our most memorable. The desk staff helped arrange all of our tours and a rental car, the food in the restaurant was excellent and the ambiance was very romantic (the best restaurant we found in the area), the infinity pool and swim-up bar made our time fun and stress free. This is my first review, although we've used Expedia a lot, but this hotel inspired my response. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We went to Costa Rica to visit our daughter who is studying abroad. A bit concerned at some reviews of other hotels, we decided to spend a little more than we originally intended in order to not have those issues (cleanliness, bugs) and was it ever worth it! Excellent in every way. The service was equivalent to our only other 5 star experience being […] the Disney Cruise. Dining was fabulous from the outstanding meals to the service and even the beautiful views. We don't speak Spanish but the staff spoke English very well and they were just delightful in every way. The grounds are gorgeous and we would love to return for obvious reasons as well as to see the soon-to-be established Scarlet Macaw habitat. We did enjoy the 7AM staff-guided nature hike on their grounds and we saw some neat things there. The very unique layout is hilly and accommodated perfectly with their on-the-spot golf carts, though if you are feeling like a little workout you can walk all the way up or down. The workout room was very nice, too. We enjoyed the pool even while it was raining a bit! Again, overall a perfectly wonderful stay and we wish we were back already! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great experience and superior service"
This hotel is IN the jungle and monkey's came by the bar/restaurant area one afternoon and greeted us by our room on another. The staff is very efficient and accommodating and everyone is always pleasant. The room was spacious and well appointed. Breakfasts (included) were excellent as were the inexpensive happy hour tapas and the restaurant was good. […] This could be a relaxing spa vacation with sunset drinks in the infinity pool overlooking the jungle and ocean (a couple of miles away) or an adventure weekend with jungle activities. Really a great time as it's also an adults only resort, so very quiet. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I found this hotel through trip advisor and could not be more happy. The service was excellent, the views are absolutely incredible, the rooms were very clean, the bed was comfortable, and the food was delicious. I can't wait to go back!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Best Hotel around Manuel Antonio"
Modern hotel with real AC, close to park, free shuttle to park, beaches, public beach, Quepos. Some rooms are showers only. But all rooms are very nice and new. Free breakfast was prepared for you personnally and dinner selection were plentiful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"One of the best hotels we have ever stayed in!"
Gaia was hands down one of the best travel experiences my husband and I have ever had. Every need was met at every moment. I would absolutely recommend this hotel to everyone. We hope to return to Costa Rica in the near future and Gaia will always be our first choice. La Luna restaurant was also incredible. A must even if you are not staying at the […] resort. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Flawless Customer Service"
Hotel and room were stunning. Staff were accommodating and friendly. Great service-- not stuffy and pretentious....perfect! Christian never tired of driving us around in the golf cart. Aldo and Joshua were a ton of fun in the restaurant. Front desk staff and concierge were always willing to make reservations and/or recommendations. Upon our return from […] an excursion multiple staff asked if we had fun...and remembered which excursion we were on! Towels were waiting at the gate when we left for the beach. Pools were beautiful. Had lunch there on several days which was very relaxing. Appetizers in the restaurant at sunset was spectacular. One of the most beautiful views imaginable. Close to beaches and Manual Antonio. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Boutique Charm meets jungle adventure"
My husband and I visit Costa Rica every year, but this was our first stay at Hotel Gaia. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The restaurant offers good food, including something on the menu for vegans and vegetarians. Their complimentary shuttle is ideal for those who don't have a car to get around. We loved their private reserve, where we spotted […] an Oso ( ant eater), and monkeys around the hotel. The pool is pleasant and drinks are both good quality and well priced. We will be back. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
A lovely hotel with the best service I have experienced anywhere. The food was wonderful and there was wildlife at every turn. The view from our room was not the best but from the restaurant it was fantastic.Genuine Expedia guest review
we only stayed a short time but the hotel was so pretty and the staff was so accommodating!!! the food in the restaurant was delicious!!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Best hotel ever"
The staff was incredible. The food was wonderful. The rooms were cool. They get the details and the service right. We stayed at La Mansion as well for one night in Manuel Antonio and it paled by comparison.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Intimate Luxury Hotel Great Stay"
Great 2 night stay at the Gaia. Spent most of the time at the hotel: eating lovely food in the restaurant with a great view, enjoying a massage at the spa, relaxing in the room. The staff were very friendly and our concierge Andres really helped us maximize our short stay by arranging 2 great activities near-by. All in all, probably the best hotel I've […] ever stayed in, and would stay there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Romantic Boutique Hotel"
Nice small hotel with 2 infinity pools and both are nicely heated (one to 32°C). Unfortunately we couldn't test the SPA (which looks nice) since it was booked the night we stayed. This hotel is suggested for couples.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Beautiful hotel located just outside Quepos. Property is well maintained with excellent pool area and lovely restaurant. they even offer complimentary mini spa treatments and breakfast!Genuine Expedia guest review
"5 Star Boutique Experience, Highly Recommend"
The best boutique hotel in Manuel Antonio. Exceptionally friendly staff, eco-conscious leadership with 12 of 14 acres dedicated to preserving the natural environment surrounding the hotel. Complimentary transportation to and from the beach and national park. Great dining.Genuine Expedia guest review
Amazing hotel with unbelievable views, great restaurant, and great reserve. Would have rated this 5's all across the board, but the staff is a little inexperienced and not always smooth in getting things done efficiently. Also, it seems that the staff is trained to act very seriously at all times. Although in many situations this is appropriate, it […] may help to allow the staff (which is generally made up of very young people) to show their personalities and help guests to relax and have fun. Also, the hotel upgraded us to a suite when our room was not ready, but left the couple we were traveling with in a studio. Any 5-star hotel will agree that that is a no-no! All in all, I would highly recommend Gaia although it can be a tiny bit rough around the edges. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Gaia offered the perfect combination of luxurious relaxation and responsive staff who made booking local activities a breeze. We were pampered from the moment of our arrival by the concierge staff who were always eager to assist, with mixed fruit drinks and a cool mint-scented towel delivered to us at check-in. Daily included breakfasts at the hotel […] restaurant La Luna were delicious and interesting (especially the authentic Costa Rican breakfast!), and we thoroughly enjoyed several dinners and tapas there as well. The hotel is seamlessly incorporated with the landscape, leading to beautiful views of the rainforest and Pacific, as well as up-close encounters with wildlife directly on the reserve itself. We even saw squirrel monkeys swinging through the rainforest canopy right next to the pool! Our concierge made great suggestions for local restaurants off the beaten path as well as fantastic guided tours and took care of all the reservations for us. Gaia even employs their own skilled guides - we couldn't believe all of the animals that Eric helped us spot and photograph in the national park! Our stay at Gaia was everything we could have hoped for in a honeymoon and more! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
First and foremost, the hospitality, friendliness and professionalism of the staff stands out as the Gaia's biggest asset and draw. The Gaia is a small boutique hotel, and the staff learn to recognize all the guests by sight and name. Our personal concierge, Andres, set up all our tours and activities, each of which was run professionally and a great […] experience. Gracias! There are many excellent restaurants in the area, all easily accessible by taxi for dinner or the free hotel shuttle during daytime. The best restaurant is the Gaia's own La Luna. The only two blemishes with our stay was the relative value of the spa service and wine compared to what we would get in California, for example, for those price points. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The owners and the staff were outstanding and so friendly. First class service all the way from the time we set foot on the premises. The restaurant food was OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!!!! We will definitely go back!!!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
I consider myself pretty well traveled and this place takes it- it is THE nicest place I've ever seen. The backdrop is unbeatable but is matched by the hospitality of the staff who is there to attend to your every possible whim. I cannot say enough about it they really thought of everything- and I can't wait to go back!!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A great place to stay near Manuel Antonio"
A great place to spend a few days. This is a small hotel in the middle of the forest. The main reason we came was to see the Manuel Antonio park. Aside from that there is not as much to do here as Arenal or Papagayo. This is more of an out of the way small eco resort. Decent food and would definitely recommend it if you are looking to stay in the a […] rea. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Gaia is a great hotel, and one I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to friends and family. The service, food and views all are spectacular. We had plans to explore other restaurants and hotel restaurants, but the food was so good, we, we ate most all of our meals at the hotel. We would definitely stay there again if we go back to Manuel Antonio N.P.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful stay at Gaia!"
We loved everything about this hotel. the friendly staff, the hotel grounds and room (on a nature preserve), the restaurant, the spa services. ALL FANTASTIC. I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else in Manuel Antonio. Bravo Gaia for a job well done, and to all your kind and helpful staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best customer service EVER!!!"
This hotel has by far the best customer service of anywhere I have ever been! The staff is not only extremely friendly and helpful but they really go above and beyond to make sure your stay is perfect. Some of the perks of this hotel also include: great happy hour 3-6 with 2 for 1 drinks and cheap tapas / free shuttle from anywhere between quepos to […] manuel antonio park / nature reserve on the property with free guided tour every morning / GREAT breakfast included w/ complimentary room service delivery / free 20min mini spa treatment during your stay (there was also a great spa special going on that I didn't see until the day we left and was really disappointed I didn't have time to book it!!) / live music every evening in the restaurant / great sunset views from the restaurant / multilevel pool with swim up bar that is open 24 hours / free dvd and book rentals for your room / free parking for your car / robes and slippers for your use. I could seriously go on and on it was such a great place. We booked the most basic room and we still had a huge king size bed with a pull out couch too! You won't regret staying here! The suites even have their own rooftop pools and cabanas. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect honeymoon destination"
Having spent many hours scouring the internet for the perfect hotel for our honeymoon, I settled on Gaia... and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made! Not being used to staying in nice hotels, i wasn't really sure what to look out for, but Gaia looked great and I wouldn't hesitate in wholeheartedly recommending it to anyone looking for a luxurious […] hotel. My new wife and I were blown away. The views from the pool and restaurant are breathtaking, well worth being a few more minutes up the hill away from the coastline for. The restaurant itself was incredible - some of the best food we've ever had, especially the included breakfasts. The staff are lovely and make you feel very welcome. Don't worry about not being right next to the beach. The hotel will happily take you there for free with 5 minutes notice and will arrange for you to get back again. They even have lockers and food/drink on the public beach which you can charge to your room should you so desire. Make sure you go to the beaches in the National Park (again, Gaia staff will take you). They are out of this world; like the kind of beaches you see in Bond movies! Also make sure to have a look round the reserve that the hotel is part of, it's pretty cool. There are lots of other tours and activities you can do nearby, but we mainly just relaxed in the pool/spa/on the beach. To sum up: Gaia is amazing. We absolutely loved it. It was the perfect place to spend the first 5 days of our honeymoon. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excelente servicio. El mejor restaurante de la zon"
Servicio muy atento. Las instalaciones están en buen estado. No está cerca de la playa pero hay servicio de transporte. El restaurante es el mejor de la zona.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
La pasamos super bien. Solo que el hotel nos parecio bastante caro para lo que es. El personal super amable, excelentes masajes complementarios, variedad en la comida, pero por USD281 la noche esperaba mas.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
De belles prestations pour cet hôtel moderne, mais je n'ai pas trouvé de charme particulier. Du moins rien qui ne puisse justifier son prix. Le restaurant est par contre excellent.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best service ever"
Best service we have experienced in all Costa Rica!!! Very much recommandedGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Das Waheacheiic Beste service In Costa Rica"
Unglaublich freundlches und aufmerksames personal Toller Blick auf die tropische Vegetation und das Meer , feines Bett fuer guten Schlaf Vorzügliches FRUEHSTUECK und Restaurant Sehr empfehlenswertGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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