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Xandari Resort & Spa

4.3 km from Alajuela centre
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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1 km northwest of El Diamante Bar | Tacacori, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
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glasgow
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was the first hotel we stayed in during our visit to Costa Rica. We booked for 3 nights after a long flight from the uk. There are 21 villa spread throughout the grounds each with a little garden at the front and patio at the back The room we had was huge and beautifully furnished. The bathroom was ensuite...

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

Dear chloeglasgow traveler...What a wonderfully nice review! I am going to share this with our staff as they will be thrilled to hear that you enjoyed them so much. Thanks for letting us know how you felt about our wonderful staff. We hope to have the opportunity to offer you our hospitality in the near future. Best regards, Marcela

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Looks better in pictures. Large room but facilities are minimal. Small, non-atmospheric lobby bar. Hotel is seriously understaffed. Bartender was simultaneously making drinks, busing plates and trying to fix the wifi. Food in restaurant only average. Expensive for what you get.

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

Dear Stephen...Thank you so much in taking your time to share with us your experience. We are sorry to hear that we did not fulfill your expectations. We will follow up with your highlights in order to make a better performance, each and every day that is our goal. If you ever come back our way, please let me know...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

Relaxation is the order of the day at this beautiful hotel. We were at the hotel for a single night only but were impressed with the cleanliness, quiet, competent and courteous staff and delicious food. There is intentionally a lack of on grounds activities outside of walking the trails and swimming in the 3 pools. The hotel was designed and...

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

Dear ephphit traveler...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. Each day we feel more committed to our guests. It is gratifying to hear that you appreciate all the effort that we put every day...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Xandari Resort for seven days in September 2016 during their rainy season. It rained everyday around midday for about an hour. It was just enough time to take a siesta. The resort was an unbelievable paradise and way exceeded my expectations. Upon arrival, I was greeted in the rain with an umbrella and a passion fruit juice....

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

Dear Tina...We are happy to read such a nice review. 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, we will be looking forward to your next visit. Best regards, Marcela

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Close to San Jose (actually 30min from the SJO airport), a good option, the villas are beautiful and spacious, all with a nice view, the food is good at the restaurant (all dishes proved approved), there is a trail that one can walk for one or two hours within the property where you can be in contact with the nature...

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

Dear Marlon...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. It is good to hear you enjoyed our Spa, the private Jalapas are really stunning and the setting itself make this facility very special. We hope...

Weybridge
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2 nights here after the long flight from London. It is just 20 minutes for the airport but very peaceful and quiet. Lovely grounds in which to walk and spot birds, butterflies etc. Lovely infinity pool (2 others too) and an excellent breakfast - lots of homemade goodies and beautifully ripe fruit. The rooms are spacious and have...

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

Dear j59Surrey traveler...Thank you very much for sharing with us your comments, we do appreciate your time. We are glad to hear you had an enjoyable time at Xandari. Looking forward for your next visit. Best regards, Marcela

Worcestershire
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like most people, we only stayed one night after flying in to San Jose. Big mistake! This beautiful hotel with its spectacular rooms, lovely gardens and excellent service deserves at least two or three. There is lots to do locally in the Central Valley and this deserves just as much time as some of the other more exotic locations. Special...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is situated inside a park with beautiful plantings, amazing buildings, elaborate walkways through trees, bushes and flowers and incredible vistas overlooking the San Jose valley and the mountains beyond. Sunsets here were spectacular. Dinner Food was great with open air dining overlooking the view. The breakfast buffet was OK but not as good as most of the other...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After travelling through Costa Rica for 4 weeks with our 3 little kids (5, 3, 1 yrs.), we decided to finish our wonderful journey with a special place and spontaneously booked 2 nights at Xandari. Our expectations were exceeded! Our Prima Plus Villa was wonderfully designed and decorated (reminded me a bit of Gaudi in Barcelona), very spacious, comfy beds...

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

Dear Dr_KO traveler...Thank you so much for your kindness in taking your time to share with us your experience. We are glad to hear you had an enjoyable stay with us and that you appreciate every aspect of the hotel. We keep working with our cooks to improve the quality of the food but we have noticed that most of...

Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The property was amazing. Beautiful views, amazing trails. The staff was incredibly attentive. There was an issue with my one day trip and the staff was there waiting when I came back to apologize for the mix up and offered me a credit. The rooms were very spacious and well appointed. One issue, the blinds in the rooms are the...

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Dear Matthew...On behalf of the Xandari Staff we will like to express our sincere gratitude for the time spend in sharing with us your comments. We are glad our staff handle well the issue with your day trip and will check and/or replace the broken slats. The cooks will be happy to hear your comments on food and restaurant. We...

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
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: RM711 - RM1,959 (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
Xandari Resort & Spa Costa Rica/Alajuela
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Alajuela
#1 Spa Hotel in Alajuela
#1 Family Hotel in Alajuela
#6 Business Hotel in Alajuela
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“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
“All rooms have good views and are spacious”
 of 5 bubbles mfranks911, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Not a semi-detached”
 of 5 bubbles mickw952, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Xandari has about two dozen rooms, so make reservations early.”
 of 5 bubbles Jacaranda45, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Villa 16 was fine for us, and close to the reception/restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles travellingman51, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
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