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Hotel Villas Gaia, Ballena

3 stars
35KM al Sur de DominicalEn playa de Osa, BallenaPuntarenasCosta Rica, ‏‎800-491-6126
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Excellent4.0 / 5
Pool
Great pool
Amenities
Great amenities
Breakfast
Tasty breakfast
Food
Delicious food
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Hotel Villas Gaia, Ballena

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

from $80
  • Family Villa
  • Superior Villa, Garden View
  • Standard Villa, 1 Bedroom

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 14 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor

Arriving/leaving

  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is noon
Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others

Children

  • Babysitting/childcare *

Pets

  • Pets stay free

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *

Parking

  • Free self parking

Offsite

  • Beach shuttle *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Also known as

  • Hotel Villas Gaia
  • Hotel Villas Gaia Ballena
  • Villas Gaia Ballena

Policies

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for CRC 7000 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 120000 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free breakfast daily
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Spa services on site
Services
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • Year Built 1996
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Separate sitting area
  • Furnished balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Recreation

On Site

  • Ecotours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site

Nearby

  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Hotel Villas Gaia, Ballena’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Villas Gaia
  • Hotel Villas Gaia Ballena
  • Villas Gaia Ballena

Policies

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for CRC 7000 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 120000 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Recent reviews

Excellent 4.0 /5 from 54 reviews

Hotel Villas Gaia, Ballena
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Great family friendly location.
We have a wonderful time here. The owner, Ana, was very helpful and gracious. She offered personalized suggestions for things to do. The restaurant onsite was wonderful. We would absolutely go here again! One tip to travelers going: get up early and go see the monkeys at breakfast (the monkeys are wild and eat in the trees onsite, but leave and don't return until the next morning).
1 night family trip
Hotel Villas Gaia, Ballena
Excellent4.0 / 5
Our family trip to Ojochal.
Very nice. Lots of wildlife. The pool was wonderful.
3 night family trip
Hotel Villas Gaia, Ballena
Excellent4.0 / 5
Fantastic Location but some First World Problems!
The positives: This hotel is in a truly beautiful location with fantastic views from the pool area. The attached restaurant offers great food and service. The rooms (cabins are a better description) are pleasantly different than the normal, "Lets just put a bunch of beds in this small room!" There was a sense of privacy even with shared accommodations. The breakfast was the best we had on our trip. The negatives: More than half the resort is fed off one 40 amp circuit breaker. The power went out 3 times in an hour and was off for the entire night. It was stifling - even with the windows open. Between the heat, the howler monkeys, and the exotic birds, we didn't get much sleep! There also was a problem with the booking but I'm waiting to see how it is resolved by Hotels.com before complaining. Would I recommend this hotel? Absolutely! If you are planning a dolphin/snorkeling tour, this is a great place to be. Warning - Google Waze and our GPS did not know where this hotel was. It is decently signed and does look like a resort. We just relied on technology and it took us more than a mile away from the hotel.
1 night family trip
Hotel Villas Gaia, Ballena
Good3.0 / 5
In the jungle, nice experience in the morning, noises etc:) but room was not isolated well, so you never know what kind of insects can visit you:( uncomfortable feeling... Very good food in the restaurant-big plus:)
1 night romance trip
Hotel Villas Gaia, Ballena
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Welcoming jungle retreat!
Excelent service and cute bungalows. We loved the breakfast area/bar, which had views of the jungle and the ocean. This was a great first stop on our Costa Rican road trip!
2 night romance trip

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Hotel Villas Gaia, Ballena

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