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Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa

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#7 of 12 Hotels in Uvita
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Costa Rica
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 a/c. The service was excellent. Helbert I think was our server/bartender's name. He was so...

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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.

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SergeAri, Director of Sales at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

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 at home with us while you enjoy the area attractions or just relax in our...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yikes! Where do I begin! My wife and I went here with another couple, and had a positively great time. The accommodations were just great. It was very hot the week we were there, and our AC could handle any outside temperature with ease, and with none of the aggravating noise associated with typical hotel rooms air conditioners. The rooms...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This stunning hotel and spa offers a special something for the discerning traveler. Pacific Trade Winds arranged this amazing trip and fortunately for us, Cristal Ballena was included. As you drive along the ocean's edge, you turn away from the water onto this beautiful hillside of scenic beauty. Surrounded by the rain forest, mountains and acres of stunning vegetation, all...

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Cristal Ballena for three nights after being in Maueul Antonio for three nights. The ocean view is spectacular and the pool is vey large and lovely. We ate dinner at the hotel the first night which was just ok, kind of old school eating. The second night we went to Uvita and ate at Carlitos which was...

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SergeAri, Director of Sales at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Hello Yvette, Thank you very much for staying with us in Costa Ballena as well for sharing a bit of your experience at our piece of paradise! Thank you for highlighting our stunning ocean view overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the National Park. Regarding our restaurant, it is always a favorite in the area, combining Costa Rican and international food,...

san rafael
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Feels like Hawaii in the 1980's. Rooms are small with lots of bamboo and muted colors. Beds are not updated. Fake bird of paradise in the rooms. It was overpriced for the accommodations.($200.00 US for suite) Breakfast was another $10.00 a piece. The view was nice and the pool too but you are near Ventanas Beach - one of the...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This is a very upscale hotel. Our room was enormous, with a similarly spacious bath, and the added benefit of A/C! Plenty of electrical outlets, good lighting, and good WiFi in room. Food here was OK, but not great, and the wines were vastly overpriced and not very good.The front desk wanted me to sign a blank credit card form...

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SergeAri, Director of Sales at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Steve! Thank you very much for the time with us in the South Pacific of Costa Rica! Our rooms were designed to provide the best comfort while you enjoy the sea and nature setting! We want to provide high quality service with the Costa Rican touch! :) Regarding the food, our restaurant is always one of the highlights of...

Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

A real gem in the middle of the rainforest. 19 large rooms and a gigantic swimming pool overlooking lush landscape, tree covered mountains and the Pacific Ocean! Sunsets spectacular! Very cool hiking trails behind resort! Exceptional employees from reception area (Jorge is amazing) to the waitstaff in restaurant which also overlooks the landscape, mountains and ocean! Transportation from San Jose...

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SergeAri, Director of Sales at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear guests! Thank you very much for the time you spend with us and the time for writing about your experience! We have the privilege of living in a gem of coast and forest, nature is our major treasure and highlight while you enjoy our facilities, breathtaking views, lotsa of birds and other wildlife roaming around the facilities and trails!...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Everything was truly outstanding. Our room was well appointed, clean and very comfortable. The staff was so personable it was like staying at a friend's house.....a really lovely, big, huge house. We cat wait to go back. Highly recommended.

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SergeAri, Director of Sales at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear friends! On behalf of our team we would like to thank you very much for your stay with us in Ballena Bay! Thank you very much for your comments regarding our large and cozy rooms, a combination of mediterranean and tropical design. Our property is a family style boutique hotel, so every guests is considered our family and friends....

Mount Vernon, Washington
Reviewed 23 February 2017

It's hard to imagine that off the main road in Costa Rica, up a little dirt road, you would find such a beautiful place. With about a 180 view of the Pacific Ocean, Cristal de Ballena Hotel and Spa is amazing. Stopping for lunch during one visit brought us back many times for lunch. The food, the drinks and the...

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SergeAri, Director of Sales at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Anita, Thank you very much for your visit! the visit of people like you and your comments are great reason to motivate our team to keep doing the great job they are doing to offer great experiences and neat quality and service to all the guests staying in our little piece of paradise overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the coastal...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel Resort Cristal Ballena is located in the midst of its own 12-hectare grounds, very close to the unique "Marino Ballena" Marine National Park and mountains covered in rainforest. The hotel features 14 Junior Suites, 3 Master Suites, along with 2 Family suites. Due to its excellent location, our guests can enjoy breathtaking ocean views from the big balcony. Our stylish, spacious Suites are equipped with four-poster bed, AC, ceiling fan, WLan, TV, telephone, minibar, safe, coffee maker and hairdryer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa

Address: Ballena Beach | 7 km (4 miles) al Sur de Uvita, Uvita, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Uvita
Price Range: $179 - $326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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Also Known As:
Hotel Cristal Ballena Osa Peninsula
Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa Costa Rica/Uvita
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Uvita
#6 Spa Hotel in Uvita
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“We had a room on the second floor with incredible views. I think the first floor does as well, but not sure. .”
kevinhM9122TC, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
“the master suite (room 10) is great.”
637stevek, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Master Suite is wonderful. It is a corner room, king bed, huge bathroom and a view to die for!”
AnitaM345, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“only 20 rooms in the entire place, all seemed to have a great view.”
566traceyd, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all rooms have an Ocean view”
Milagroscoromoto, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
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