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Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens

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6 KM West la Fortuna Town, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica (Formerly Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens)
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I could get into all kinds of details about our stay at the Nayara, but all that really needs to be said is they gave us the perfect honeymoon and we couldn't be happier with our experience there. Every restaurant had great food, the live music was fantastic, service was impeccable at the restaurants, bars, front desk, and everywhere else... More 

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the most amazing resort we have ever been to! Our family of six (including 3 children ages 9, 14 and 17 and my husband's mother) just left the hotel after staying for four nights. We are Amex platinum members so we were upgraded from a Casita deluxe room to a Nayara deluxe room which was a pleasant surprise,... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I loved the 3 nights of our honeymoon spent at Nayara (the other 4 nights were in the Gulf of Papagayo). The property is small and intimate, and staff knows your name, and wants to please you. We loved the bar tender at the swimming pool! When we arrived there were rose petals on the bed. We... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My in-laws spent a few days at Nayara in 2013 and once they returned they encouraged us to consider it when we were planning our vacation. I'm so happy they did! We originally booked a Casita with the Discover Our Best package. Upon check-in we were told that we were upgraded (with no extra charge) to a larger room...I believe... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The room was amazing with two sinks, a double indoor shower and double outdoor shower. Outside it had a hammock and a jacuzzi, which we had to get fixed. The grounds and lush. We felt the need to use insect repellent and I saw grounds staff moving a big snake. Staff were extremely friendly, especially José who showed us around... More 

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Jairo Q, Manager at Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for your thoughtful review of our hotel. We’re so happy to hear that during your stay at Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens you were able to experience so much of the resort, especially our stars Jose and Isaac. We’re so sorry that we did not exceed your expectations with our culinary offerings. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We came here for our honeymoon in 2013 and I am just now figuring out we never left a review... But this hotel was so good I felt compelled to give them some kudos 2 years later. The rooms are amazing. We stayed in a suite and it was incredible. The views, decor, deck, outdoor showers, etc. all combine to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My favorite vacation/hotel ever. Food was amazing, resort was beautiful, our room was top notch (and we got the cheapest one), morning yoga was bliss....I wish I could move in 😁. My husband and I chose the "Discover our Best" package and it was perfect. We added on one night too. I highly recommend this resort for romance and honeymoon... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I agree with what others have said about this property. It is gorgeous, amazing, breathtaking, etc. etc. As we were celebrating a major anniversary the husband splurged for a suite, and it was in a word, sweet! The room was massive (way bigger than my first apartment...). Loved the enviro-friendly idea of putting the soap, shampoo, etc, in large containers,... More 

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Jairo Q, Manager at Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We’re so glad you chose to stay with us for your anniversary! Thank you so much for the kind words about our hotel. I also wanted to take this opportunity to personally apologize for not meeting all of your expectations. Please know that we strive to deliver impeccable service and memorable experiences to our guests and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm very picky about pretty much everything and this place exceeded my expectations. We stayed in a Nayara Suite and the room was massive. The whole suite was a large round "hut" layout with massive vaulted thatched ceilings. All in all it reminded me of a luxe safari hut in Africa. That's definitely the look they were going for and... More 

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Rutherford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here last month for a few nights for our honeymoon, and it was incredible! The staff was fantastic- when we first got there, they offered us cool towels and welcome drinks. They were so friendly, very accommodating and helpful when we needed to book taxis, and extremely service-oriented. The accommodations were absolutely incredible. The grounds... More 

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