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Xandari Resort & Spa

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1 km northwest of El Diamante Bar | Tacacori, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
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Ranked #2 of 29 hotels in Alajuela
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed one night. The windows in our unit were left open with no screens. We came home from dinner to fly beetles and others on the floor and bed. The staff was great. Bad way to finish a wonderful trip to Costa Rica.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 4 nights at Xandari and had a great time. We loved the sunset pool that overlooks the city. The tree planting was a special touch- a must for families! A very good variety of birds on the many trails on this beautiful property. Very close to the airport which was helpful when our flight was delayed. A superb... More

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Canton, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We started our trip to Costa Rica here. The architecture of this hotel and the grounds are so beautiful it brought me to tears. The blending of the man-made with the beauty of the natural surroundings is incredible. The service was outstanding and the restaurant has an incredible view of the city. And, it's only a short drive from the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Will definitely return. Lovely rooms, very good service, excellent spa. All sorts of activities; I didn't have nearly enough time to do what I would like to (see: excellent spa). There was fresh fruit and drink waiting in the room when we arrived; it was low-key but everyone was that great balance between friendly but not intrusively so. You can... More

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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really wanted to give this place great accolades, why not? It was to be a wonderful end to a beautiful trip. It was a mixed bag of a resort; I will try to be helpful in my review so will break it down in good and not so: The good: Grounds are beautiful! To fully enjoy, hike down to... More

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

Thank you for taking time to write this review. We are glad you enjoyed the Xandari grounds, but sorry to hear we did not fulfill all your expectations. The lack of proper customer service during your stay is surprising, and embarrassing, since usually the service of our staff is consider one of our highlights. None of our villas have AC... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two nights at the Xandari at the start of a 15 day trip round Costa rica. One of our suitcases (with all my husbands things in) didn't arrive until 5 o'clock the next day. I would like to thank Jose in reception for all his help in retrieving this suitcase. The villa (18) was spacious with a fantastic... More

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Houston, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great staff.....we are repeat visitors......the staff all greeted us and we recognized many of them from previous visits........Always so kind and caring........we travel with two boys ages 8 and 11 and they are very attentive to them.......Christian brought them blankets on a cool afternoon at dinner......We did a hike with Jose and it was wonderful....so patient with boys and knowledgeable... More

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Cayman Islands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I spent an amazing week at Xandari with 20 other people visiting Costa Rica for a wedding. From pre-arrival assistance with excursion selection to welcome impromptu property tours; from soulful spa experiences to fresh and delicious meals every single day, my time at Xandari was memorable in every way. The employees provided service that was consistently five star: Jose, Alex,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The first two nights of our Costa Rican holiday started at this lovely Hotel and what a place to start. set in the hills above San Jose. Very friendly staff, delicious food served in a dining area with open views to the surrounding countryside beautiful at night.. Lovely comfortable villas set in beautiful grounds. A lovely Spa area and several... More

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Toronto, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We spent 3 nights at the Xandari and it was glorious. The villas are stunning, the food lovely, the staff fantastic,the swimming pool fabulous and the grounds amazing!! The view overlooking the central region was so beautiful and we hope one day to return. After our stay there, we headed south to the Manuel Antonio area and although our hotel... More

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Also Known As:
Xandari Resort And Spa
Xandari Hotel Alajuela
Xandari Hotel
Xandari Resort & Spa Costa Rica/Alajuela
Address: 1 km northwest of El Diamante Bar | Tacacori, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Alajuela
#1 Romantic Hotel in Alajuela
#5 Business Hotel in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Xandari Resort & Spa 3.5*
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 & healthy 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 
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