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Xandari Resort & Spa

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1 km northwest of El Diamante Bar | Tacacori, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
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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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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Given the number of first-class reviews of the Xandari Resort, I wonder what has happened to this facility. Several of those giving less than stellar reviews have speculated that there might be new owners who do not want to invest in updating and maintaining the property, in training staff, and in developing a menu/kitchen service of a hotel that bills... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at Xandari for the last two days of what had been up until that point an amazing holiday in the fascinating country that is Costa Rica. Much has been written on trip advisor about the gardens that surround the hotel. They are stunning and I dare say that should the hotel ever cease business that the gardens could... More 

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AmigoCostaRica, Gerente at Xandari Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings from Xandari, We extend our thanks to you for your positive comments, as well as for your shared concerns. Most of our villas have curtains on their large windows, but some do not, and in our promotion of the property we show photographs of some rooms with curtains, and also those without. There is no question that the design... More 

Ooltewah
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This breathtakingly beautiful resort defies description! Originally we had booked 2 rooms at the Airport Hampton Inn for my husband, young adult daughter, and myself for the night of arrival and the night before departure -- I am so glad that I discovered Xandari; and using their promotional of the 3rd night free, we paid a bit more for two... More 

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

Dear SunnieOoltewah 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. This type of reviews is always an incentive and motivation to continue working hard and with love. We happy you appreciate every aspect of the hotel facilities. Looking forward for your... More 

Syracuse, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided to take it much easier this time. We spent more time at Xandari, enjoying the beautiful grounds, the pools & spa, lingering over incredible breakfasts in the open-air restaurant, hiking to the waterfalls, hanging out on our large private patio. For more detail on rooms/amenities/friendly, attentive service, please read our October 25, 2013 review. It still holds up!

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

Dear Mark & Lisa...Thank you very much for sharing with us your comments, we do appreciate your time. On behalf of all of our staff it is a real pleasure for us to have the opportunity to host you and to be able to have you again at this your home. The photos you share are very nice mainly the... More 

London, UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Such a great hotel. The pools are wonderful, the gardens quite stunning and the rooms have fabulous views. The staff are gracious and helpful, the food fantastic - I can't fault it. Only wish we'd stayed for more than one night.

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

Dear garthur8 traveler...How nice to hear you had a wonderful stay even though it was to short. You probably miss our unique Spa and a lot activities in the surrounding areas. We hope you will have the opportunity to stay longer in your next visit. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have traveled around the world and Xandari may be the most breathtakingly beautiful places I have ever been. The creation of an architect and an artist, Xandari is a visual feast. Every space, both exterior and interior has been thought out. I have stayed in four different villas over the course of three years and I am not sure... More 

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

Dear Sofiama traveler, Thank you very much for sharing with us your nice comments, we do appreciate your time. On behalf of all of our staff it is a real pleasure for us to have the opportunity to host you and to be able to have you again at this your home. We certain want to make your stay as... More 

Saratoga Springs, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Xandari is easily the most beautiful resort/hotel/spa that I've visited. Check their web site for a glimpse of the architecture and art that is found everywhere. The villas are well designed, clean, and provide beautiful views of the Central Valley of Costa Rica. The weather is temperate year round, with soft breezes coming up the mountain. Gorgeous gardens. The staff... More 

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

Dear Paul, 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. You are completely right Xandari is a destination itself. It was a pleasure to host you for almost a week. Once again, thank you very much, we will be looking forward... More 

Westborough, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived after a full day of traveling to a beautiful, lush, oasis up on the hill overlooking san jose. Couldn't have been happier that we bypassed the usual holiday inn-type airport hotels. Just a 20 minute drive from the airport. We were greeted with delicious fresh squeezed juice and brought via golf cart to our large, private villa with... More 

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

Dear C3sully traveler, We are happy to hear you had an enjoyable stay and that Xandari exceeded your expectations. We are committed to our guests, develops only very good experiences, passion to our daily work is what we really feel. We hope to have the opportunity to host in the future. More 

UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After travelling for 23 hours it was a welcome 15/20 mins from the airport. We arrived at midnight. What can you expect:- Pro's Huge Rooms with large bueatiful bathrooms, excellent beds, well stocked tea coffee and minibar and we had a wonderful large balcony with uninterrupted views over San Jose - when we arrived the cty shimmered and glittered -... More 

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

Dear UkShorty traveler, on behalf of the Xandari Staff we will like to express our sincere gratitude for the time spend in sharing with us your comments. Each day we feel more committed to our guests. Definitely, 1 night is not enough because although we´re just 20 minutes from the San Jose Airport, Xandari is a destination by itself, not... More 

South East London
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229 reviews 229 reviews
90 hotel reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent our first night in Costa Rica here before going out to the Osa Peninsular. We had had a gruelling journey from London because of the French air traffic controller's strike and the hotel was a haven of rest and relaxation. There were some beautiful grounds to walk in and a very pretty pool to swim in. Our room... More 

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

Dear Stephanie058 traveler, Thank you so much for your kindness in taking your time to share with us your experience in our little piece of paradise. It is our goal that every guest will be able to feel the magic of Xandari including the contact with the nature in our trails and waterfalls, impressive views to the Central Valley and... More 

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