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Xandari Resort & Spa

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is not some 1 day stop-over joint. Learn from my mistake and book at least 3 days to be spoiled and pampered. If you're a fan of contemporary art and decor you will be in heaven. We literally did not want to leave our rooms. Imagine awaking to the beautiful skyline of San Jose each morning. The sliding glass...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is beautiful nature at its best...Service and food are all great... a little bit expensive for what they offer...but its ok...sometimes you just have to spend more to enjoy life..!!!! First time in Costa Rica will come back again...

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Inchelium, United States
Reviewed October 30, 2016

I think I have a new favorite hotel. We stayed at Xandari just one night, but if I'd known how nice it was, I would have angled for more days. The room itself was spacious and well-appointed and stocked each day with complimentary water and various soft drinks, juices, and snacks. The private patio offered a breathtaking view of San...

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3Thank Janet E
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed October 29, 2016

I stayed in this hotel for one night before flying out of the San Jose airport. The hotel is located about 20 minutes away from the airport, up in the hills of Alajuela. From the restaurant and rooms, you had a gorgeous view of the twinkling lights of San Jose. The room was very spacious and clean. I had wanted...

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Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful setting in the hills of Alajuela. The property and view were gorgeous, even with rain and fog rolling through. The staff was exceptional and went above and beyond to make us comfortable there. The food in the restaurant was excellent at well. We definitely plan on coming back here on our next visit to Costa Rica!

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1Thank Beth L
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed October 23, 2016

We spent our last night in Costa Rica at the Xandari resort, and wished we could have stayed much longer to have time to do more of what the resort has to offer. We didn't have enough time to walk to the waterfalls on the property, or tour the gardens, or plant trees or have spa treatments. There was a...

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Sawyer, Michigan
Reviewed October 22, 2016

If it had not been for the big discount we got, we would have never stayed here. It is probably the most high end place I've ever stayed. Everything was great, the food, the property, the staff, the spa, and most off all the room. It was so spacious with a large private balcony. An extra big thank you to...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We stayed there after we arrived from a long flight to San Jose and it was great. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the food was very good. The breakfast is super tasty. The rooms are very spacious and clean. The surroundings are gorgeous and there is a walking trail with a few waterfalls that I recommend. The...

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southhport
Reviewed October 12, 2016

San José Costa Rica Xandari Coffee Plantation, The hotel is approximately 20min drive from the airport. This is a beautiful boutique hotel with an expanse of Jungle areas and water falls. When you walk around the paths through the jungle you see all types of birds, butterflies and insects with the odd sightings of squirrels. The water falls are a...

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2Thank Ian C
Managua, Nicaragua
Reviewed October 7, 2016

Stunning place to stay. Very high quality spacious villas, set in gorgeous grounds, enabling you to walk around and explore the beautiful area, jump in a waterfall (all within the Xandari grounds) and swim in a beautiful infinity pool, with stunning views overlooking the Central Valley. Great food at the restaurant and very friendly staff. This is one of the...

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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, 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 

Additional Information about Xandari Resort & Spa

Address: 1 km northwest of El Diamante Bar | Tacacori, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range: $206 - $530 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Xandari Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Xandari Resort And Spa
Xandari Hotel Alajuela
Xandari Resort & Spa Costa Rica/Alajuela
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Alajuela
#1 Spa Hotel in Alajuela
#1 Family Hotel in Alajuela
#6 Business Hotel in Alajuela
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“The views from Villa 18 were amazing from the veranda. It is bright and cheerful.”
 of 5 bubbles MelissaJeff2015, Oct 23, 2016 | Read review
“Close to sunset pool”
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“A room near reception”
 of 5 bubbles philipt274, Sep 22, 2016 | Read review
“My travel agent asked for a room close to the main reception as I was on my own.”
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 of 5 bubbles idesouza, Sep 17, 2016 | Read review
“Avoid villa 20. I don’t know about the other rooms”
 of 5 bubbles thetravelerNYC, Aug 21, 2016 | Read review
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