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Xandari Resort & Spa

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Reviewed 16 January 2017

My wife and I stayed at Xandari Resort & Spa in Alajuela after returning from the Osa peninsula. Two years ago we promised ourselves that we would explore the grounds more the next time and are very glad that we did. We had a wonderful stay. Xandari boasts several kilometers of trails through the grounds and forest below. Most is...

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XGerente, Manager at Xandari Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Jacaranda45 traveler...Thank you very much for sharing with us your comments, we do appreciate your time. On behalf of all of our staff it is a real pleasure for us to have the opportunity to host you and to be able to have you again at this your home . We certain want to make your stay as much...

New York
Reviewed 15 January 2017

If you are looking for a place to begin or end your trip to Costa Rica and are flying in or out of San Jose Airport, look no further. The view is spectacular, the trails to the waterfalls are some of the best of our trip and the food...the best guacamole ever! The breakfast was delicious and included with the...

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XGerente, Manager at Xandari Resort & Spa, responded to this review

On behalf of all the Staff of the Hotel, we will like to thank you very much for the time that you have spent in sharing with us your experience at our hotel. We are committed to our guests, develops only very good experiences, passion to our daily work is what we really feel. Once again, thank you very much,...

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Stunning grounds, beautiful lodge, great food, excellent service, good wine, fantastic walks, a perfect end to a holiday. Stayed here for three nights before the long flight back to the UK. Stayed in a Prima Plus Villa (no. 19), with stunning views over San Jose (which Xandari makes looks like fairy town at night). Good sized terrace with space for...

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XGerente, Manager at Xandari Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Deb2010orah traveler, thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you had a wonderful time at Xandari. Villa#19 is one of our ultra villas and it is very spacious as you mentioned. The Prima Plus are a bit smaller in size. Thank you for sharing such a nice pictures. We hope to see you again at Xandari....

Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I love this hotel, its.gardens, pool and room are just a piece of art. Very detailed in every corner. The food in the restaurant is just as fine as the entire hotel. Beautiful property, amazing gardens, astonishing view and a wow room!

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XGerente, Manager at Xandari Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Kathleen, Thank you for taking your time to write about your stay with us. We are happy to hear you had a great time with us. We look forward to seeing back at Xandari. Best regards, Marcela

Minneapolis, MN
Reviewed 2 January 2017

After a long flight I knew we would not want to continue on to another destination but I wanted a beautiful resort to start our trip. Xandari did not disappoint! About 20 minutes from San Jose airport with beautiful villas that made you feel like you were staying in a peaceful paradise by yourself with beautiful views. There were hiking...

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XGerente, Manager at Xandari Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Daniel, we are delightful to hear your nice comments about your experience at Xandari and that you appreciate every aspect of the hotel. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future. Best regards, Marcela

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Hotel is stunning and the view over San Jose is beautiful - which is particularly surprising given how 'not-beautiful' San Jose itself is! It was a welcome rest at the end of of our travelling holiday around Costa Rica. We only stayed one night before flying back to the UK. The restaurant is amazing and the pool area is stunning,...

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XGerente, Manager at Xandari Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear No1Rach traveler, On behalf of Xandari staff we will would like to express our gratitude for the time you took to write this review. We are glad to hear you had a good time in our Resort. We look forward to seeing again. Best regards, Marcela

Terrace Park, Ohio
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We have spent one night in the phenomenal hotel and resort and we were really impressed. The hotel itself is overall relatively small and this allows an incredible attention to detail every in the estate, from how the rooms are decorated to the gardens. The hotel is at the center of an enormous estate that includes several waterfalls (one 70...

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We only stayed one short night here and I wished it could have been longer. Rooms are lovely with great outside area. The dinner was lovely although restaurant is on small side. Would recommend having at least s full day here.

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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Three generations stayed here for our holiday. This unique resort has expansive grounds which include hikes, waterfalls, gardens, greenhouse, an art studio, multiple pools, and a farm-to-table restaurant including food grown on the property. There is an emphasis on the ecology of the area and each room is unique and different. Each room is huge; with sitting areas, decks, and...

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england north
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We stayed 3 nights at Xandari at the end of November at the very beginning of our Costa Rica tour. It is a beautiful hotel - very colourful and attractive in fantastic grounds, with a strong emphasis on environmental conservation. We were allocated Villa 16, and we couldn't fault it - ample space, well appointed and spotlessly clean, with a...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Xandari is a 40-acre plantation with botanical gardens, orchid house and over 5 kms of nature trails including five waterfalls. Xandari is the creation of an architect-artist couple, with 24 spacious villas overlooking the Central Valley. Only 20 minutes from Juan Santamaria International Airport. In addition, three fabulous swimming pools, including the new 125 ft. Long Sunset Pool with a stunning view, and two outdoor jacuzzis. The restaurant serves fresh, continental and Costa Rican menu, featuring many organic fruits and vegetables from our own gardens. Xandari Spa Village is harmoniously integrated with nature and consists of a Yoga Room and five private palm-roofed jalapas with jacuzzi perched on a mountain ridge, where natural ingredients are used in massages and body treatments. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Xandari Resort & Spa

Address: 1 km northwest of El Diamante Bar | Tacacori, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range: ₹ 10,471 - ₹ 27,749 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Xandari Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Xandari Resort And Spa
Xandari Hotel Alajuela
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Alajuela
#1 Family Hotel in Alajuela
#1 Spa Hotel in Alajuela
#6 Business Hotel in Alajuela
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“We have stayed in all of the different room types and find the prima plus to be the best value.”
 of 5 bubbles 160824, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All great view private views of city”
 of 5 bubbles glacierbaywhale, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Villas offer incredible privacy and spectacular views (No.24)”
 of 5 bubbles KenElborn, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We were in room number 8 but honestly any room would be great. Unlike some places the rooms are proximate to everything you need.”
  • This is the small patio you see from your ceiling to floor shower window.
  • Other Villas and hillside gardens.
  • Patio at sundown.
  • This is the view from your shower. A small and private patio. Loved it.
 of 5 bubbles paulinec217, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Proximity to the sunset pool would be best if you like to bask in the pool. The other pools were cooler and designed for lap swimming.”
 of 5 bubbles simonwK4452RB, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
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