If you want to be pampered beyond your wildest dreams, the Andaz in Costa Rica is the place to go. From the architect to the waitstaff, the effort to meet and exceed your expectations is beyond words. The first two people we met at the front desk - Manuel and Brenda - were knowledgeable, friendly and delightful. The rooms and the view were outstanding, with unbelievable little touches that define the whole experience (including flip flops and straw hats!), a well-stocked fridge and mini-snack bar, beach bag carry-all and even extra towels down on the beach. And what could be said about the infinity pool other than absolutely marvelous! The pool waitstaff was friendly and attentive; they brought us fruit-infused water which was a delightful thirst quencher. We also ate at their restaurant several times, and were delighted with the freshness of the ingredients and the preparation, especially the prepared-to-order ceviche. I hope they add a more extensive breakfast menu or breakfast buffet, but other than that, you are made to feel as if you are a celebrity. Room cleanliness and attention to detail matched the rest of the experience. We even found ice cold bottled water and glasses near our bed after a long, luxuriously lazy day between the beach, pool and dining out. It was so hard to leave; we would return in a hearbeat! I can only imagine what the Andaz in Maui is like - it is now officially on my wish list, along with a return trip to the Andaz in Costa Rica.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Andaz Peninsula Papagayo stands quietly among the trees, overlooking the sapphire blue waters of Culebra Bay. With spectacular design, the first Latin American Andaz, was inspired by the organic forms and shapes of the native flora and fauna, using the shapes of cocoons and shells for the hotel's facilities, stimulating the senses of guests in new and refreshing ways. Each of the 153 rooms balance modern design with touches of character that blend into the natural surroundings, with woven textiles, solid woods and carved artifacts highlighting the rich Costa Rican aesthetic. Guestrooms and suites offer a spacious balcony with breathtaking bay and forest views. Four of the 21 suites feature plunge pools, and the Presidential Suite offer a private, full-sized pool. The unique gastronomic experience of the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo s Cuisine features three themed restaurants. Each one tells a story about our culture. Chao Pescao, a casual dining enclave nestled within the lush Guanacaste landscape offering a small plates menu and the mixologists' specialties, is our neighborhood place. Rio Bhongo, the meeting point, a place for everyone, a culinary "paseo"... Just like a farmer's market. Ostra is our signature restaurant, elegant, discreet and romantic, offering all kind of delicacies from the sea, carefully prepared using the most sophisticated culinary techniques. Totally open kitchens allow a distinctive interaction with chefs, making guests feel like if they were visiting family or the home of a friend. Onda Spa is a respite of energy, touch and evolution. Elevated into the trees of Costa Rica's rich tropical forest, guests at Onda set out on a journey to envigorate both body and soul. Blending Papagayo's culture, senses, smells and touches, treatments are individually tailored for each guest, directly addressing specific needs, goals and desires. Andaz Peninsula Papagayo has a free-flowing environment that means no desks, no processes, no formality and thus, no stress. The home-feel experience allows you to enjoy complimentary a health-minded mini bar, complimentary wi-fi through out the resort and a complimentary kids program. Hotels in this collection reflect the unique cultural scene and spirit of the surrounding neighborhood through their Andaz Salon program and are dedicated to creating natural and vibrant living spaces where travellers can indulge in their own personal sense of comfort and style. Andaz meaning personal style in Hindi, is infused with character and weaves itself into the fabric of its locale. Every detail is an opportunity to explore the uniqueness of the destination and every moment is a chance to discover something new. True to the Andaz brand, Andaz Peninsula Papagayo will reflect Costa Rica's Pura Vida philosophy, creating locally-inspired experiences and engaging guests in the local culture in a comfortable, unique atmosphere for which Andaz is known. ... more less
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