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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent our first two nights in Costa Rica after flying into SJO, the resort itself is beautiful! The plants are stunning, the view from our room was breathtaking both during the day and at night. We made a trip out to the hot tub which overlooked the mountains and more greenery, definitely a must do, especially in the rain!... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We recently spent four nights here and we were delighted to realize how much this resort had to offer. There are pools, walking trails through the jungle, waterfalls, a beautiful botanical garden walk, not to mention the spa, which is out of this world. Even after this length of time at the resort, I don't think we saw it all.... More 

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Foothill Ranch, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were happy to arrive here after a long travel day, but unfortunately, as many have elaborated, this hotel has seen better days. We stayed 1 night before heading to the airport. The architecture and grounds were gorgeous. We did have a wonderful hike and swim in the infinity pool. But ... the rooms lacked screen doors and even though... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 

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