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Xandari Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 27 Hotels in Alajuela
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here at the end of our trip and i would highly recommend you spend 2 nights here. The rooms are very pretty, especially if you love colourful and spacious but the views over San Jose especially at night are amazing! There are trails to walk on the propery which are seriously long. Garden are extensive with pools of all sorts (4 in total). Finally there is a restaurant which serves al fresco with a view over the city......wow.......highly recommended and our new favorite in San Jose!

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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1  Thank hansNetherlands
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XGerente, General Manager at Xandari Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Muchas gracias for staying with us and we are really happy that you appreciated the beauty of our grounds. We look forward to having you back in the near future!

Pura vida

Eugenia

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed twice on recent family holiday in Costa Rica. The best food we encountered of the four (5*) hotels we stayed in. Xandari is really a collection of generously-proportioned rooms set in beautiful grounds, with a restaurant and a couple of pools (plus a small spa). The star attraction is the five short hikes in the grounds, each to a different waterfall; these alone are well worth the price of a stay at Xandari.
Very few negatives. Given its proximity (25 mins) to San Jose airport, many travelers stay for a single night on arrival or pre-departure - so it's a shame it doesn't have a gym to help people recover after the flight. Rooms lack airconditioning, although at this altitude this was not a major drawback (staying in August). Breakfast service in the restaurant is sloppy and very slow.
Otherwise a great place. Recommended.

Stayed: August 2017
Thank GeorgeGordon
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XGerente, Manager at Xandari Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear George

We are so happy for your stay with us and we really appreciate your comments so we will make sure we will put up to speed our kitchen for breakfast time.

Just for you information we had a Gym but we had to close it since none was using it.

We look forward to having you back soon at Xandari.

Pura vida!

Eugenia

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I travel to Costa Rica frequently for business and needed a room for one night when a friend was in town, so booked this after finding it on Trip Advisor. We fell in love with the grounds, the staff, and the amazing serene waterfall hikes on the property. Their laundry services were reasonable, and the highlight of our stay there was the fact we got to plant a tree as part of their sustainability initiative! HIGHLY recommend this property and can't wait to return to see how big the tree has grown next year :)

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Summer Rose S
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XGerente, Manager at Xandari Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We are very happy you stayed with us and that you gave us the opportunity to create memories together with you, we look forward to having you back soon.

Pura Vida!

Eugenia

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is my second stay at Xandari, this time with some friends, and it didn't fail to amaze everyone.
This hotel is so close to the city and the airport, however, once you're there it seems you're in another place. It is very calm, surrounded by nature and fresh air. There are some trails that are nice to explore the grounds and a nearby river. The property is huge, even going from your room to the main pool may require some driving (internal road) or a 10-min walk if you're located at the other side of the hotel, but even that is enjoyable.
The rooms are very original and spacious, all of them have a great view of the central valley. The restaurant is excellent as well with good variety of options.
Finally, the main pool is big and never crowded, again, with a geourgeous view of the central valley and if you're lucky you may see one of the great sunsets at the end of the day. Overall, I would recommend this to anyone looking for a stay near the city, but in a relaxing and beautiful place.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank DiMurillo
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XGerente, Manager at Xandari Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Muchas gracias for gave us the opportunity to have you back at Xandari and we look forward to your next visit with us.

Pura vida!

Eugenia

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Xandari Resort exceeded our expectations. Our only regret is that we were there only one night and did not have a chance to experience all that the 4 acres of resort has to offer. Our room was a King Villa Ultra Plus. We had an amazing view, peace & quiet, fabulous bathroom with garden view & deep soak tub, private balcony overlooking the rain forest grounds & mountains during the day & the city lights at night, a huge room with kitchen, dining area, lounging area & comfortable king bed. The staff is outstanding from concierge to maid service to dining room team to transportation. They have 3 pools of which the Infinity Pool was our favorite due to the amazing view. The grounds, the room & the pool areas were very clean & well maintained. I highly recommend, if you are planning to stay in San Jose, even if only for one night, Xandari Resort is a MUST!
The property grounds are beautiful. The tropical flora & fauna are fantastic. The staff is amazingly helpful.
Communication was not easy. Not sure why but it took time to get a return service request call & for transportation to & from the room to lobby.
The resort has 4 acres of grounds with beautiful gardens & 4 waterfalls to hike to. Also has 3 pools, one which is an infinity with a great view.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a deluxe king room. It's worth the extra space & the view!
  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Airma L
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XGerente, Manager at Xandari Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Dear Airma: We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at XCR and we look forward to having you back soon to explore the rest of the property which is amazing.

See you soon and Pura Vida!

Eugenia Solano

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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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Alajuela
#1 Spa Hotel in Alajuela
#1 Romantic Hotel in Alajuela
#6 Business Hotel in Alajuela
Price Range: ₹ 8,416 - ₹ 26,339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Xandari Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Xandari Resort & Spa offers the quintessential Costa Rica experience. The property’s forest reserve, with five waterfalls and miles of trails for bird-watching, provides the nature guests expect from a visit to Costa Rica. The landscaped gardens, the orchid house, and the farm all provide an additional abundance of tropical goodness. The Spa provides ample opportunity to unwind, to relax, to absorb the surrounding nature. All 24 villas, each uniquely designed and set within lush foliage, have spectacular views. And three times a day, our restaurant demonstrates the role of local cuisine in giving visitors an authentic sense of place. ... more   less 
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