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Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found this hotel by chance. The rooms are magical. They are perfectly maintained. For being a 5 star hotel, the price is very affordable. The rooms are huge and the on site restaurant in delicious. The location is very convenient to all the attractions. The landscaping in impeccable. You can’t go wrong staying here,

Room Tip: Casitas are excellent
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Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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JairoQuesadaNayara, Manager at Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear MoonTrek,

Thank you so much for describing Nayara as one of the most beautiful hotels in the world and saying that the rooms seem magical and very well maintained. We're glad that you thought the rooms were huge, the food delicious and overall very affordable. We appreciate your kind words about the location and the landscaping. It was a pleasure to host your vacation and we hope that you visit us again very soon.

Pura Vida,
Jairo Quesada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed six nights at Nayara Resort, and at every step along the way our needs appeared to be at the forefront of our hosts' attention. The front desk staff was knowledgeable and happy to help with any request we had. (I left some medication at home and they arranged a cab into town and identified a pharmacy that could help me.) The same friendly, attentive service extended through all departments: restaurant, housekeeping, pool, tour guides, etc.

We stayed in one of the Rainforest Villas, which were a little slice of heaven. Our room faced the volcano, as—I believe—all of these rooms do. We loved that each room was a separate building. There was never any reminder at all that other people might be nearby—we felt secluded. And those dual outdoor showers were pretty awesome.

The resort is located within a reasonable distance of everything we wanted to do—and many things we didn't get around to. We went to the hanging bridges, on volcano hikes, to the thermal hot springs, to a nature reserve, into town for lunch and shopping, and—our longest trip, just under two hours away—to the Caño Negro wildlife refuge. And we still had time to hang around the resort's pool and hike on the resort's two nature trails.

The standout attraction, though, was the staff. To a person they were cheery, helpful and attentive. They made us feel comfortable for our first trip to Costa Rica.

If there were one suggestion I would make, I would ask for more vegan choices on the menus.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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JairoQuesadaNayara, Manager at Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mr Trautman,

It was a true joy to read your review. We're so glad that you found the service to be excellent. At Nayara, we believe that the attention we offer to our guests should be one of the highlights of their trip and we don't usually meet a request we can't fulfill (especially when it has to do with the health of our guests). Thank you so much for your many compliments about the rooms and for telling us you found our location convenient for all the activities you wanted to participate in. We found your feedback about the vegan options very helpful. Gradually, we've been turning our attention to this very important aspect of our culinary options and we want to offer the very best. Thank you for your visit and please come back soon!

Pura Vida,
Jairo Quesada
Resident Manager

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were very few drawbacks of this place. We had a balcony with a volcano view. Food was great and everyone genuinely friendly. 4 out of 5 as we were a bit confused how billing worked for food. While we were told our card was only for incidental charges, we found out quickly that all food and drinks were immediately charged back to that card. For us traveling to this type of place for the first time, it was a bit confusing. Otherwise, a magical place.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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JairoQuesadaNayara, Manager at Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Bill,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We consider it an honor when our guests choose our hotel to help them celebrate such an amazing occasion as their honeymoon. We're so glad that you thought the food was great and the staff genuinely friendly. It's always a pleasure to hear back from our guests and that's the reason we appreciate feedback so much. It's one of our favorite ways to improve service.We would also like to let you know as well as future guests that we don't place holds on debit or credit cards upon arrival and that we take payments for food and services in whatever way is more comfortable to each particular person. We are reviewing the way in which this is explained at check in to make sure is as clear as possible. Thank you again for your visit! To hope to help you celebrate many more wonderful events in the future.

Pura Vida,
Jairo Quesada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is truly special and rivals some of the best hotels in the states. From the moment you step into the open air lobby, you are greeted by genuine and friendly staff. The bellmen are extremely helpful and help you get around easily. Jose was especially friendly, knowlegable, and genuine.

The rooms are amazing. We stayed in a Casita which is a one-of-a-kind accommodation. The huge bathroom was luxurious. The outdoor shower was private and fantastic. The patio overlooking the rainforest and volcano was unrivaled. The bed and sheets were super comfortable. Maid service was impeccably timed so that they never crossed our path in the mornings or evenings for turndown service.

The meals were also amazing. Each of the restaurants had fantastic food and even more fantastic wait staff. Mis Amore's was our favorite.

Overall, we will be returning. This place is special and they treat you like royalty.

Room Tip: All rooms have great views, but you can't beat volcano views.
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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JairoQuesadaNayara, Manager at Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Keith,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review of our hotel. We're glad that you thought the rooms were amazing, huge and comfortable, that the restaurants were fantastic and the waiting staff was wonderful. At Nayara, we believe that the service we offer to our guests should be one of the main aspects of your experience in the country. We especially loved your comment about being treated like royalty, because to us, all of our guests are our most important priority. We look forward to your next visit!

Pura Vida,
Jairo Quesada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are too many great things about this resort, beautiful landscaping, fabulous casitas, inside and outside showers, view of Arenal volcano from deck, jacuzzi on deck, great and varied restaurants, and wonderful service. This is a special place. Left some clothes in room and they shipped them home! 5 Star resort!

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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JairoQuesadaNayara, Manager at Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Craig,

We really appreciate you taking the time to leave such a great review of our hotel. Thank you for letting us know that you thought the landscape was beautiful and the casitas fabulous. We're so glad that you enjoyed the view from your deck and the restaurants and that you thought the service was wonderful. It was a pleasure to host your vacation and we hope that you think of us when planning your next trip to Costa Rica.

Pura Vida,
Jairo Quesada
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Additional Information about Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens

Address: 6 KM West la Fortuna Town, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica (Formerly Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens)
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#1 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#2 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#2 Luxury Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#3 Green Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#5 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: ₹ 27,685 - ₹ 81,518 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens 4.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arenal Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens is a five star luxury boutique hotel that is widely recognized for providing premium luxury amenities and ultra-personalized service at surprisingly affordable rates. Located on the outskirts of the amazing Arenal Volcano, Arenal Nayara is an oasis of tranquility, where guests can experience a profound and organic immersion with nature, while living in luxury at the same time. Surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, each one of our 50 spacious casitas (bungalows) provide an exclusive, ultra-luxurious retreat. Each expansive casita (ranging from 855 to 1905 square feet) includes a secluded garden with an outdoor shower and a beautiful terrace overlooking the volcano with a private, intimate Jacuzzi for two. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Arenal Nayara Hotel And Gardens
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