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    Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa

    Ballena Beach | 7 km (4 miles) al Sur de Uvita, Uvita, Costa Rica
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    30/07/2017 31/07/2017
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    Overview
    • Excellent62%
    • Very good29%
    • Average6%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Restaurant
    Airport Transportation
    Room Service
    Family Rooms
    Poolside Bar
    Concierge
    Spa
    Wheelchair Access
    Business Centre
    Dry Cleaning
    Private Balcony
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 146 reviews

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Very nice hotel in the middle of the jungle. Superbe view, fantastic hosts (owner family and stuff). We were impressed how everyone is treated here (employees and guests). Fantastic beaches arround (within 10km we found two of our vafourit beaches after 5 weeks in CR)....More

    Thank matthiask0ller
    Response from SergeAri, Director of Sales at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & SpaResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hola Matthias, Muchas gracias for staying with us during your Costa Rican trip. Our boutique hotel is family run by the Steiners, originally from Austria but in love with Costa Rica. Our team and the family are always around to make you feel at home...More

    Hotel's Favourite
    Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

    A beautiful location and a lovely, clean comfortable, quiet, sunny room. Once you check in, you may never want to leave! We checked in for 1 night and extended our stay every day for 4 days. Highly recommended.More

    Thank Ronyc423
    Response from SergeAri, Director of Sales at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & SpaResponded 4 April 2017

    Hola Rony! Thank you for making of Cristal Ballena one of your favorite places during your holiday in the Souther Region of Costa Rica (The land of Pura Vida). We are a specialized small family style boutique hotel, with charming staff to make you feel...More

    Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

    I enjoyed staying here for a few nights. The hotel is proudly run by the Steiner family from Austria who make an effort to engage with their guests which is welcome personal touch. The hotel is well laid out and enjoys spectacular views of the...More

    Thank CamelToeZye
    Response from SergeAri, Director of Sales at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & SpaResponded 3 weeks ago

    Many thanks for your stay with us. Our hotel is proudly run by the Steiner family, who are always around to make you feel at home with the Austrian touch combined with the Costa Rican charming personality of our team. Regarding the bathroom issue with...More

    Reviewed 4 June 2017

    The view from the hotel and the pool area is amazing. The room is spacious with the sitting area. Nicely decorated. The light went off more than a few times and we didn't have hot shower one night. But friendly and helpful staff compensates the...More

    Thank Bosanovalover222
    Response from SergeAri, Director of Sales at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & SpaResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear guests, thank you very much for choosing us to be part of your Costa Rican adventure. We do apologize for the inconvenient regarding the light, we do have a generator for emergencies and our staff did compensate the issue with you as well. May...More

    Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

    We stayed for one night because we were in the area and didn't want to drive back to the city. Wow! The views of the ocean and the surroundings were gorgeous from our conner room. The room was clean, spacious and very comfortable and had...More

    Thank AlexGainesville
    Response from SergeAri, Director of Sales at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & SpaResponded 31 May 2017

    Hola Alex, Thank you very much for your time with us in our little paradise in Costa Ballena. Amazing that you discover us to overnight before returning to the city. Our view between the mountain and the pacific ocean is always a highlight for our...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Conference Facilities
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hot Tub
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$151 - US$691 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #3 Green Hotel in Uvita
    • #6 Spa Hotel in Uvita
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 19
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    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Puntarenas >
    • Uvita
    • Also Known As
    • Hotel Cristal Ballena Osa Peninsula ,
    • Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa Costa Rica/Uvita
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    Traveller (195)
    Room & Suite (46)
    Pool & Beach (39)
    Dining (26)
    Hotel & Grounds (123)
    Family and Play Areas (3)
    Bathroom (2)
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    Room Tips
    "We had a room on the second floor with incredible views. I think the first floor does as well, but not sure..."
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    "the master suite (room 10) is great."
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    "The Master Suite is wonderful. It is a corner room, king bed, huge bathroom and a view to die for!"
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    "only 20 rooms in the entire place, all seemed to have a great view."
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