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Asclepios Wellness & Healing Retreat

4.0 of 5 Specialty Resort   |   El Cacao | 750 mts Norte del Hotel Las Orquídeas, camino a San Pedro de Poas, Alajuela, Alajuela 0000, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014
Mike_Waller London, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

A world away from San Jose but less than half an hours drive. Spectacular property overlooking a stunning forested valley; feels remote as its so quiet with no light pollution. Calm, clean, harmonious design reflects the setting. Undoubtedly this place will cleanse your soul. Breakfast was simple with fresh fruit and seeds….warming to caffeine addicts - no coffee here. No... More

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

This is white, chic place, very quiet indeed. We stayed two nights, just arrived from Europe, so that we went to bed early and got up early again, so we didn't miss TV or entertainment. The dinner was marvellous, with choice between 5-6 different dishes (no red meat), tasty white organic wine. Rooms were in good shape, however no Kleenex... More

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We are glad to know you enjoy your stay with us, as a Wellness Retreat Property we aimed to offer well balance organic cuisine, promoting healthy eating habits. With our room rate, a continental breakfast is included, base on Fresh organic fruit, press raw juice (no chemical ingredients or additives). The reason behind this, is that the body system during... More

2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

My friend and I chose Asclepios for a quick, one-night stay on our way from Arenal to San Jose airport. Rather than try to make the 2.5 hour drive from Arenal early in the morning to catch our flights, we booked Asclepios through Jetsetter, believing that it would be a tranquil place to rest and cap off a great trip.... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

“Eco” is the prefix for the words that will best describe this property, ecological and economical. The best asset for this Spa is that it is situated away from the city providing a pleasant grounds to enjoy. Beyond that it offers very little. Upon our evening arrival, we were greeted by a consistently pleasant night receptionist. Make sure you arrive... More

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With reference to this, we would like to comment that ASCLEPIOS WELLNESS & HEALING RETREAT is not a Hotel, we are a Healing Retreat Center, seeking to strengthen the well-being of people, inner peace and joy of living in a world where tension and stress take an increasingly areas of our existence, restoring the equilibrium, affected by diverse parameters as... More

Huntington Beach, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I came here for my Honey moon, "luna de miel". My husband chose this place to end our honeymoon on the right foot with massages and a nice peaceful retreat before heading back to California where we reside. We checked in Sunday and had booked until Wednesday am. We checked in late Sunday evening-The building was beautiful and tranquil. The... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

I just checked out of Asclepios with a heavy heart. I will remember my time there (4 nights) for the rest of my life, and I do hope to go back someday. Where to begin? I arrived at Asclepios completely frazzled and stressed from months of hard work and lack of sleep, not to mention a serious Cancer scare that... More

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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for one night. The hotel doesn't overly look like a hotel, more like a hospital or institute! The staff are nice, the decor is white and chic, the rooms I thought were stunning. A few creepies get in your room at night, but nothing a bit of spray won't sort! We didn't use any of the facilities... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

At first you may question the location of Asclepios, but you will soon be surprised by the private tranquility that they provide at this boutique hotel/spa. You may initially be turned off by the idea of no coffee or alcohol (although they do have organic wine which was excellent!), but you will be pleasantly surprised by the amenities available to... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Stayed at Asclepios for one night on our way back to San Jose. The hotel was as described and has a very tranquil feel. Unfortunately it poured the entire time we were there so we didn't get a chance to explore the area or hotel facilities much. The pool does feel smaller than the pictures. The big drawback for me... More

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Laurel, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I just got back from a four day/three night stay at Asclepios through a Groupon offer. I went with a friend who lives in Costa Rica, and everything was as described in the promotional material. We only had breakfast, so we can't review the other meals, but the service at breakfast was wonderful. Our room was a delight, with doors... More

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Additional Information about Asclepios Wellness & Healing Retreat

Also Known As:
Asclepios Wellness & Healing Retreat Hotel Alajuela
Asclepios Wellness & Healing Retreat Hotel
Asclepios Wellness And Healing Retreat
Asclepios Wellness & Healing Retreat Costa Rica/Alajuela
Address: El Cacao | 750 mts Norte del Hotel Las Orquídeas, camino a San Pedro de Poas, Alajuela, Alajuela 0000, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 22 Specialty lodging in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Asclepios Wellness & Healing Retreat 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Asclepios (honoring the Greek God of Health) is located in Alajuela, Costa Rica and offers its guests 12 rooms which evoke the most important medical traditions of the world, together with a regulated ionized swimming pool, amphitheatre, fitness center, exercise pavilion, sauna, hammam, nature paths, 6 treatment lodges, a relaxation room and a Conference room.We are located on the edge of a tropical forest with views of the surrounding sugar cane and coffee plantations, mountains and volcanoes.We work with a team of selected holistic practitioners and highly skilled spa therapists. We have put together a great understanding and passion for physical, emotional and spiritual health resulting in great wellbeing.Asclepios also seeks to educate in environmental appreciation and conservation. It is built in siding and brick, two sustainable materials. We use thermal solar collectors and take advantage of natural ventilation and natural lighting. Wild life has been preserved and our primary and secondary forests have been untouched. Our quest is to restore the person’s whole being to its natural state of balance, by correcting such diverse factors as improper diet, sedentary lifestyle, lack of a correct oxygenation, negative thought patterns and their emotional impact, and the lack of rest or restorative sleep, among others.We do this by five Special Wellness Programs that include Detoxification and Revitalization Programs, Stress and Weight Management and the Spa Experience Program.A la carte: Naturopathy, Meditation, Pranayamas, Acupuntura, Floral Therapy, Vichy and Scottish Showers; Kneipp, Shiatsu, Shirodhara, Yoga, Reiki, Tai chi…And, as health also includes your palate: bioenergetic gastronomy, where you can rediscover the original flavors of vegetables, fruits and fish. ... more   less 
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