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1 km northwest of El Diamante Bar Tacacori, Alajuela 4050 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#3 of 37 hotels in Alajuela
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.7
Value
4.4
Travelers' Choice
Xandari Resort & Spa offers the quintessential Costa Rica experience. The property’s forest reserve, with five waterfalls and miles of trails for bird-watching, provides the nature guests expect from a visit to Costa Rica. The landscaped gardens, the orchid house, and the farm all provide an additional abundance of tropical goodness. The Spa provides ample opportunity to unwind, to relax, to absorb the surrounding nature. All 24 villas, each uniquely designed and set within lush foliage, have spectacular views. And three times a day, our restaurant demonstrates the role of local cuisine in giving visitors an authentic sense of place.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Spa
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Taxi service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Head massage
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Desk
Private balcony
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Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Susie C wrote a review Sep 6
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This place is gorgeous. We had room 11 near reception. The room is huge & the arched wood ceiling is incredible & makes it feel very expansive. I adored the art, architecture &the style of this place with its colorful mosaics, stained glass, & modern yet whimsical decor. There is something interesting to look at everywhere you turn. Shower area is indoor/outdoor but with privacy. The beds were very comfortable & the sheets high quality. So comfortable and truly is like an apartment since it is equipped with a small kitchenette. There is plenty of seating with a sofa & chairs. Outdoor patio is so lovely with a view over San Jose. It was really special to watch nightfall with the lights of the city glittering in the background. The clouds roll in and out and its truly a sight. The grounds are gorgeous-all the pools pristine & well designed. The waterfall hikes are invigorating. Wish I had more time to explore but we just stayed 1 night prior to departing from San Jose. The greenhouse & animals are such a treat. I think they have two of the happiest & cleanest goats I have ever seen. Then again, all of the animals I encountered in Costa Rica seem so content! The restaurant is great-food is delicious & the setting can't be beat as it also overlooks the city. Breakfast buffet was beautiful-granola bars being a highlight (never thought I'd say that)! I wish we had more time to stay at this enchanting place & I would gladly live there! Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Susie. Thank you so much for this wonderful review. Much of the art on the walls comes from one of the founders of Xandari, a prolific artist in several media, including oil painting, textiles, and sculpture. We always try to give the best maintenance to the resort, and of course to care the animals, our aim is to make a happy place for all. Regards from Xandari. Pura vida.
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Amanda S wrote a review Sep 1
Prineville, Oregon18 contributions
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Hotel's Favorite
This was the end of our vacation, we left another hotel in the middle of San Jose & were looking for some tranquility - we found it here. The room was clean with great amenities (mini bar, large shower, nice linens) & a great city view. It was very peaceful with pools/hot tubs & trails with animal watching. The staff seemed accommodating & helpful and the property was very secure. Breakfast was fantastic with a buffet as well as typical option.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Mario Donaire, Owner at Xandari Resort & Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Good afternoon Ramandas , thank you for the message, we are glad to know that in Xandari you found the peace and tranquility you were looking for. Best regards.
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CTC wrote a review Sep 4
New Orleans, Louisiana2 contributions
Great experience. They have an on-site hiking trail and waterfalls that are amazing. You actually don't have to leave the premises. Their customer service is superb! There was free breakfast when we went, and it was delicious. Definitely a good experience. Definitely recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: No ac or TV in the room we were in but it wasn't needed. The hotel is in high elevation so it was...
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Response from Mario Donaire, Owner at Xandari Resort & Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you very much for expressing your feelings, we are glad to know that your experience was pleasant. In fact the property is very large and sometimes the time is short to enjoy it, however the facilities of the city and the airport are also very close. Best regards from Xandari Costa Rica !
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Sylvia J wrote a review Aug 2022
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Second trip to Zandari and can’t wait to come back! So close to the city yet right in a forest. The attention to detail is spectacular! Strongly recommend!! Special thanks to Evelyn at the restaurant ☺️
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Mario Donaire, Owner at Xandari Resort & Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Josephy, thanks for taking a minute to comment. Soon we will be able to show you the new botanical gardens and the new spa services that we are working on. We have already communicated to Evelyn your beautiful comments. Pura Vida from Xandari Costa Rica!
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stacy558 wrote a review Aug 2022
New York City, New York82 contributions69 helpful votes
We spent our last weekend in Costa Rica here. The setting and service in the hotel were outstanding especially the restaurant staff. The pools were large and typically were we the only people in the pool which was a bonus. We had an issue with cleaning in one of our rooms but the staff was very attentive to it after we brought it yo their attention.The hotel was about 25 minutes from SJO airport.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Mario Donaire, Owner at Xandari Resort & Spa
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Stacy, thank you for your comment. We are indeed very close to the airport and other city facilities, but we do not lose our completely natural environment. Our goal is your comfort, we are very happy that you enjoyed it. Greetings from Xandari Costa Rica, Pura vida!
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Vicky G wrote a review Aug 2022
7 contributions
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The perfect end to our honeymoon! The staff go above and beyond to welcome and look after you throughout your stay. The rooms are spacious and offer a private relaxing outdoor space too. The range of pools is really fantastic and ensures a quiet and relaxing spot is always available. We took advantage of the hike trails, visiting the beautiful waterfalls and even went for a dip at the bottom of fall 5! We also took advantage of their plant a tree scheme which was a unique and lovely experience. The spa is wonderful. The relaxing combo involving jacuzzi and a massage was incredible, perfect end to our trip.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The staff are very helpful organising transfers to and from the airport, get in touch with them...
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello Vicky, thanks for the time you dedicate to this beautiful comment. We are glad you enjoyed our trails, spa, and waterfalls. We have a natural environment as the main characteristic of Costa Rica. Pura Vida from Xandari Costa Rica.
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Sami C wrote a review Aug 2022
Boulder, Colorado52 contributions15 helpful votes
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There was nothing that wasn't anticipated during our incredible stay at Xandari in June 2022. My extended family - 13 of us - were treated like royalty and were so disappointed that our itinerary only allowed for one night! The food, drinks, rooms, hospitality, views, artwork - Everything was exceptional. We cannot recommend Xandari high enough. We will definitely be back! THANK YOU!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Each of our seven rooms had a different feature - Be sure to ask if you want a bathtub, shower,...
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Response from Mario Donaire, Owner at Xandari Resort & Spa
Responded Aug 17, 2022
Hello Sami, thank you very much for your beautiful comment. We are happy that one night was enough to want to return to the hotel. Sometimes you need more than a day to enjoy the beauty of the trails in our primary forest and all of the natural waterfalls. It will be a pleasure to see you again. Greetings from Xandari Costa Rica!!
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Rod F wrote a review Aug 2022
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This place is amazing!! Staff is very nice and profesional! The service is great! Oscar who was the waitress for my table was professional, friendly and very knowledgeable. He recommended “plato Caribeño” which tasted amazing. This place is recommended 💯 if you go to the restaurant to have dinner ask for Oscar he is Great! I love it!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Aug 9, 2022
Thank you very much for your comment. We will inform Oscar of your beautiful feeling with his service. At Xandari we are interested in showing you different culinary options for food in Costa Rica, the ¨Plato Caribeño¨ is part of the Caribbean food in the country. Thank you and we hope to see you again. Regards from Xandari Costa Rica, Pura vida!!
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brittney c wrote a review Aug 2022
1 contribution
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This place is a hidden gem!!!! The service. The grounds. The waterfalls. The FOOD!! Wow A+++ From the moment you walk in you feel like you stepped into another realm. Very welcomed, secluded and BEAUTIFUL!! And it’s only our first day!! Will def be back!!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Maria Fernanda Montoya Mora, Otro at Xandari Resort & Spa
Responded Aug 9, 2022
Dear Brittney Thank you so much for taking the time to write this beautiful review. Part of the xandari culture is to maintain direct contact with nature and art in all the spaces where you walk. Warm regards from all the staff.
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hardingaspen wrote a review Jul 2022
5 contributions
The views from the room, restaurant, spa, and main pool are incredible! This a perfect stop near the airport before you head home or travel to another part of the country. The food was INCREDIBLE - a little pricy - but we were on our honeymoon, so we were prepared. The service was amazing (shoutout to Erika, Nancy, Evelyn, Alexander, and Oscar)! The onsite waterfall hike and botanical gardens were beautiful. Overall, I would highly recommend!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Mario Donaire, Owner at Xandari Resort & Spa
Responded Jul 29, 2022
Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your experience with us. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed all the hotel facilities on your honeymoon. We will communicate your good comments to all the reception and restaurant staff and we hope to see you soon and show you new attractions such as the coffee plantation and more botanical gardens. Pure life of Xandari!!
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PRICE RANGE
$154 - $271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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xandari resort and spa, xandari hotel alajuela
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaAlajuela
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Xandari Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Xandari Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Hacienda Alsacia Starbucks Coffee Farm (3.2 miles), Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral (2.8 miles), and Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum (2.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Xandari Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Xandari Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Xandari Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Xandari Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Xandari Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ragu, Taj Mahal - An Ethnic Indian Restaurant, and Pesqueria da Limonta.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Xandari Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Xandari Resort & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Xandari Resort & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Xandari Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Xandari Resort & Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Xandari Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.