Whale Tail Hotel

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Superior Shared Dormitory, Women only | Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Whale Tail Hotel

Whale Tail Hotel

2.5-star property
Riverfront hostel in Ballena with 2 bars/lounges and outdoor pool

8,0/10 Very good

1 verified Hotels.com guest review

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
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Uvita, 750 East From BCR, Laureles Rd., Ballena, Provincia de Puntarenas, 60504
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry service
  • Concierge services
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Lockers available
Feel at home
  • Yard
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free self parking
  • Outdoor swimming pools
  • Snack bar/deli

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About this area

Restaurants

  • Soda Ranchito Dona Maria - 5 min walk
  • La Casona Restaurant - 7 min walk
  • Maracuyá - 7 min walk
  • El Toro Loco - 7 min walk
  • Sibu - 7 min walk

About this property

Whale Tail Hotel

Hostel by the river
Free continental breakfast, a free daily manager's reception, and a coffee shop/cafe are just a few of the amenities provided at Whale Tail Hotel. The onsite American cuisine restaurant, Whale Tail Brewery, features happy hour. In addition to dry cleaning/laundry services and 2 bars, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi, with speed of 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices).
Additional perks include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Bike rentals, smoke-free premises, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby and concierge services
Room features
All guestrooms at Whale Tail Hotel feature comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi.
Other amenities include:
  • Private yards and housekeeping

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 40 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only, 1 per room, up to 22 lbs)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Pets must be supervised

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms (speed: 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))

Parking

  • Free secured, uncovered onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–9:00 AM
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Free daily reception
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Whale-watching nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Bicycle rentals

Facilities

  • An outdoor pool

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Yard

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi (speed of 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))

More

  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Mobile key entry

Special features

Dining

Whale Tail Brewery - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.
Whale Tail Hotel Lobby - This bar serves breakfast only. Open daily.
Whale Tail Brewery - This gastropub serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.
Tagua Cafe Vivo - Onsite café. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late check-in between 9:00 PM and 7:00 AM can be arranged for an extra charge (amount varies)

Pets

  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 15 per pet, per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Frequently asked questions

Does Whale Tail Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Whale Tail Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Whale Tail Hotel?
As of 06 October 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Whale Tail Hotel on 14 October 2022 start from R630, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Whale Tail Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Whale Tail Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Whale Tail Hotel?
Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 22 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 15 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Whale Tail Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Whale Tail Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Whale Tail Hotel and nearby?
Whale Tail Hotel has 2 bars and an outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Whale Tail Hotel?
Yes, Whale Tail Brewery offers American cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Soda Ranchito Dona Maria (5-min walk), La Casona Restaurant (7-min walk), and Maracuyá (7-min walk).
Does Whale Tail Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio and a yard.
What's the area around Whale Tail Hotel like?
Whale Tail Hotel is located by the river, a short 11-minute walk from Catarata uvita.

Overall score and ratings

8,0

Very good

8,0/10

Cleanliness

10,0/10

Staff & service

10,0/10

Amenities

8,0/10

Property conditions & facilities

10,0/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Very good

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