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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a lovely, wonderful resort! And so close to the airport in San Jose! If I had known it was only 25 minutes away I would have stayed here when we fly into San Jose as well! The rooms are spotless. The beds very comfortable. The scenery beautiful. The view fantastic-- from the rooms, from the restaurant, and from the...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is beautiful and perfect last stop rather than San Jose capital. The villas are huge as are the grounds with lovely hikes. I walked one of the routes and ended up at the infinity pool which I had completely to myself. Views are stunning and I absolutely loved the architecture and art. I found the staff and service...

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Chicago
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My spouse and I have stayed at Xandari 10+ times over the last 15 years and wanted to put the complaints of the prior reviewer in perspective. Yes there is some noise in the morning from roosters, dogs on the adjacent properties and traffic but have had no problem with the shower or the windows. Given the many exceptional aspects...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This property is very fancy. The "villas" are quite specious and private, with secluded patio areas. There is no A/C, and some of the jalousie windows didn't close completely, so ear plugs are helpful to keep out the noise of motorbikes. The bath was surprisingly small relative to the bedroom and sofa area, and the shower was ill-conceived. Specifically, the...

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Chicago, Il
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I very seldom have i submitted negative reviews. The property landscape is beautiful, the walking paths to the waterfalls should not be missed. From the farthest pool enjoy beautiful sunsets with a glass of your favorite drink or from your private patio. The rooms are what I call America sized, huge. The cons for me was there really is not...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried Xandari again, this time with the whole family. Management has changed (we discovered this in India when we happened upon a hotel in Cochi by the same name!), but from our perspective not much has changed at this Costa Rican gem. The grounds are spectacular, the rooms so spacious, quirky and beautiful, the staff fantastic. We sat in the...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved everything about Xandari. The villas are spacious, beautiful, and filled with interesting art. The grounds are beautiful - great hiking to the waterfalls and through the bamboo. As a gardener, I loved all the tropical plants and appreciated the name tags. The food was very good and looked beautiful. (I rarely take pictures of my meals but I...

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1Thank wrbvvf
United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for our final night in Costa Rica and it proved to be a very comfortable and a very convenient hotel for the airport. Our villa was roomy with a good bathroom and great view from the balcony. The grounds are spacious and well maintained with a botanical garden and walks to a number of waterfalls, plus three...

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

Dear Ocho_Pinos traveler...thank you for taking your time to let us know about your experience during your stay. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed most of the hotel facilities in your final night in our country. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Marcela

Brielle, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a "girls weekend" get-a-way. I cannnot say enough wonderful things about this place. Where to begin? The attention to detail is stellar. There was nothing that was missed, even on the hiking paths. The place is absolutely gorgeous, from the rooms, to the restaurant, spa and surroundings. The staff was the BEST! They were super friendly...

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

Dear Lsnyd traveler...what a wonderful review. On behalf of the Xandari staff we would like to thank you for this. I will share this with them and am sure they will be thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed them and also how much you appreciate every aspect of the hotel. Looking forward to seeing again. Best regards, Marcela

Managua, Nicaragua
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having stayed at Xandari for a second time, this time for three nights, I wanted to review again as this place really is amazing. The extraordinary grounds, waterfalls, three lush swimming pools, excellent friendly staff, great restaurant and wonderful villas make this one of my favourite places in the world. Without a doubt, Xandari is the place I will always...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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: RM705 - RM1,928 (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 Spa Hotel in Alajuela
#1 Family Hotel in Alajuela
#1 Romantic 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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