Firstly i have to say how this hotel can get any bad reviews i do not know!! Must be very fussy people. This was probably the best hotel i have ever stayed and i have been to so many different countries and hotels.
The room was nice and spacious had great aircon, ceiling fan, fridge, coffee machine, nice bathroom, comfy bed and more, but best of all we had a terrace over looking the trees, pool, mountains and sea, it really did look like something from a magazine on the plane. Very clean and impressed with maids. Free Wifi throughout a little dodgy in room but worked by pool fine.
The location is perfect, its right in town but very peaceful could not hear a thing during the day or evening, its across the road from the beach, so only a 5 minute walk away.
The pools were stunning with the waterfalls and very peaceful, we went early/mid May so i know that is the quiet season so i dont know if it gets busier during the high season but there was never hardly anyone there, so we made the most of relaxing to the tranquil music by the pool, they have big shaded double beds to move to when it gets to hot too which you just reserve at reception.
The staff were amazing very helpful and friendly and very kind, just like all Costa Rican people. Breakfast was yum, fresh fruit buffet of bread croissants etc and then a menu for choice of cooked breakfast!
We saw lizards, humming birds, racoons and lovely wildlife around the hotel. I couldnt stop taking pictures of the place because it was all so beautiful.
As it was our honeymoon, we could not decide whether to go all inclusive or just BB as was reading all different reviews of whats best in CR, we decided to spend 5 days here and 7 nights all inc at the Westin Playa Conchal (very popular hotel and great reviews) I would 100% choose jardin over the Westin and would have stayed here the whole time if chose again, no need to be all inc as lovely restuarants all over tamarindo and Jardin did lovely dinner too, it was a little more expensive to eat and drink that outside the hotel but its a boutique hotel what do you expect! They were lovely drinks and maybe 1 dollar more but thats all! The hotel was great value for money.
Loved every second and really appreciate how welcome we felt by all of the staff! Thank you for an amazing honeymoon! I wil be recommending to anyone that goes to CR