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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014
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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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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Like many hotels in Costa Rica, you arrive through a security gate. They should call the guard St. Peter because this hotel is heavenly. It is situated on a hill with acres of landscaped tropical grounds with trails throughout. There are 3 swimming pools, one called the sunset pool where you can sit and watch the sun set. There are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We arrived somewhat frazzled in the dark after a 15 hour journey and a 20 minute drive from the airport and were taken to a villa with a vast room with attached bath shower and toilet area, huge bed and lots of lounging space. Bright Californian style decor, works of art by one of the owners Picture window overlooking the... More

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21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Hard to explain how superb this place is. It was our second visit and was even better than the first, which we found hard to believe. Our villa (23) was paradise. The courtyard, the balcony, the view down to the lights of San Jose, the colorful interior, well, just everything, was perfection. The gardens on the property are just exquisite... More

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Deltaville, Virginia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

After a week on the Star Flyer we stayed at the Xandari for two nights to recover our land legs. It's hard to enumerate the many fabulous aspects of this resort. The villas (mostly duplex) with private balconies are staggered amidst a botanical garden of delights: wild orchids, exotic plants and hundreds of fruit trees are everywhere you turn. The... More

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72 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Driving up to the main building through exotic flowering trees and shrubs creates a wonderful first impression. This continues. The whole hotel has been beautifully thought out and designed. It is an art-lovers dream, mosaics, carvings, wall hangings and paintings everywhere. Lots of lovely architectural touches in the beautiful rooms. The restaurant has excellent food and very friendly staff. There... More

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Bodden Town, Grand Cayman
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My husband and I chose Xandari to get married this month and it was the best joint decision we have made thus far. Firstly, the grounds are gorgeous. There is literally no reason to leave. There are pools, orchards, waterfalls, and if that isn't enough, they will arrange off site tours for you as well. Second, the food is impeccable.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We actually thought we were staying closer to San Jose, but chose this place based on our friend's recommendation. It is just beautiful. We were given room 20 which at first glance seemed okay, but it had no wifi,no curtain, a small bathroom and a very chilly feeling. We asked for another room and got a room closer to the... More

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We stopped here for our last night in Costa Rica on our way back to the airport in San Juan. Facility was outstanding and the spa was incredible! The architecture was wonderful, even IN the rooms, and the grounds are amazing. Treatments we received at the spa were first class luxury in private little cabana style huts open to the... More

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79 hotel reviews
351 helpful votes 351 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

So this year would be the third time we have begun and ended our Costa Rica vacation at Xandari. It is that perfect. I always phone reservations and speak with Lucy who handles the booking so efficiently and emails the confirmation. Seems like each time we get a different type of villa but honestly they are all private and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This resort and spa located within a half hour of San Juan airport and is a great way to start or end a trip to Costa Rica. We ended our trip to the Osa Peninsula with three relaxing days at Xandari. We enjoyed hiking to the waterfalls on the beautifully, manicured grounds. The gardens captured the diversity of flora in... 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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