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71.0% Based on 267 reviews TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 out of 5

Hotel Description

Family-friendly 3-star hotel near Tortuga Beach

Seaside stay

Within a 15-minute walk of the hotel, you'll find Playa Ballena and Pinuela Beach. Tortuga Beach and Arco Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

2 outdoor pools

This Art Deco hotel features 2 outdoor pools and 2 bars/lounges. Families will appreciate the children's pool, onsite laundry facilities, and supervised childcare. Enjoy a meal from the restaurant and perks like free breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 14 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and comfy beds. Furnished balconies, sitting areas, and room service are also available.

Standard Villa, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$75 per night

Superior Villa, Garden View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Villa

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

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71.0% of guests recommend out of 267 reviews

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Property Features

Hotel Villas Gaia offers its guests 2 outdoor swimming pools and a children's pool. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. Spa services, a library, and a terrace are also featured at the family-friendly Hotel Villas Gaia. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a beach shuttle are available for a fee. Free self parking is available. This Art Deco Ballena hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 14 guestrooms or units
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1996
  • Local cuisine breakfast (free)
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) (217.7 km / 135.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and beach shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Hotel Villas Gaia offers 14 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and complimentary toiletries. Rooms open to furnished balconies. These individually decorated accommodations have separate sitting areas. Select Comfort beds feature premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested. Cribs/infant beds (complimentary) and rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available.

  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Sitting area
  • Select Comfort beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served free local cuisine breakfast daily from 7 AM to 9 AM.

Hotel Villas Gaia has a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Ecotours on site
  • Rafting nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

This property does not have a front desk. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for CRC 7000.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets are welcome and stay free

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Pets allowed (no fees)

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: CRC 120000 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: CRC 120000 (roundtrip)
  • Rollaway bed fee: CRC 7000.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.