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Xandari Resort & Spa

Northwest of El Diamante Bar 1 km, Alajuela Alajuela, Alajuela 21001 Costa Rica
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#2 of 33 hotels in Alajuela
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.7
Value
4.4
2023 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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
Airport transportation
Spa
24-hour security
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
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Head massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Desk
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Green
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Raphael S wrote a review Yesterday
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My stay at this hotel was a dream come true! Colorful rooms, nice people. The location of this place is truly breathtaking, awesome views from my room. It is a perfect destination for solo travelers, if you are looking for a good service and tranquility, this is the place.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Charles F wrote a review Yesterday
Houston, Texas2 contributions
One of the highlights of our trip was dining at this hotel. Each meal was a culinary delight, showcasing the freshest local ingredients and flavors from Costa Rico. The hotel staff exceeded all our needs and expectations. The only thing is the early flights that make some noise.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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johnsuggestions wrote a review Apr 5
London, United Kingdom332 contributions191 helpful votes
The good: the setting is on a hill overlooking the San Jose valley; the art & buildings are fascinating and interesting (original owners did them); walk to the waterfalls is pleasantly demanding and pretty; pools nice; massage therapy good. The bad: our room (like another review) had no hot water and they were unable to fix and had to move us to another room at 9pm. This room had a broken coffee machine that they also fixed. On top of it we had emailed in advance to book a visit to Poas and a bird watching tour but they had not read their emails so nothing booked. Managed to book a later Poas trip but the park closed just before we arrived (due to too much volcanic activity). If they had read their emails we would have got there over an hour earlier and got in and out safely! This suggests lax maintenance and poor back-office function. The staff were very apologetic and gave us the second night free of charge so they recognised their error - but unfortunate. The location is circa 30 minutes from the airport and there is very occasional aircraft noise and some background road noise. Use this place on arrival in country before you go to 'real' jungle and rainforest which is also never quiet but only with the noise of the animals or rain?
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
Hello Mr. John, we are very happy to know that you and your wife have arrived safely in your country. As we commented at the hotel, we regret the inconveniences that were successfully resolved in all aspects. From the first moment, measures were taken to improve all the necessary aspects. Best regards!
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Sarah R wrote a review Apr 1
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We arrived at this hotel to stay for one night at the beggining of our trip but we decided to stay 2 more nights because one night is not enough. The service is good, the food is amazing, the cleaning lady is very friendly. We could not go to the spa because it was always full but looks great.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from David Alvarado, Owner at Xandari Resort & Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Sarah, We remember your stay and are very happy to hear from you. Thank you very much for your contribution, we will share it with the entire team. How sorry we are not to be able to pamper you with the Spa services. We hope to see you in the near future, it will surely be a beautiful experience again!
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Will S wrote a review Apr 1
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This a nice hotel located near to the Costa Rica Airport. Beautiful views, the food is decent. The reception guys helped us booking some tours and transportation. There are trails and some waterfalls where you can see birds. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hola Will, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Xandari and also for staying with us! Xandari, as you indicate, is ideal for people who do not want to travel a lot from the airport to the place of accommodation, but at the same time, want to enjoy every moment of nature, walks and sunsets in Costa Rica. At Xandari we can offer it since we have the location, height and nature reserve for nature lovers. We hope to see you very soon in Costa Rica, we have a small country but full of a lot of nature. At Xandari we will always wait for you!
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shawnbrody wrote a review Apr 1
Brooklyn, New York6 contributions20 helpful votes
We had very high hopes for this hotel. The property is cool that it has its own waterfalls (but you have to prepared for the strenuous hike to get to them). We did enjoy being the only ones there. Now I would of given this hotel higher ratings but first the people working there seemed uninterested to help and a bit clueless (gave us the wrong keys, couldn't figure out how to have breakfast for us early, trouble checking in, weird greeting when we entered). Also they don't mention that NONE of the rooms have air conditioning. There was a nice breeze but we needed air conditioning. Also one of our rooms (we had 2) - had NO hot water at all. I wouldn't stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Good afternoon, thank you for taking the time to share this comment! It is true, in Xandari we have more than 4 km of trails, each step shows the biodiversity and animals of Costa Rica (different types of birds and butterflies). We have different types of walking levels, some are intermediate level and others are advanced level and also the basic walks. Additionally, we are pleased to mention that we also offer guided walks at no additional cost, they are accompanied by different activities, we have had clients of different ages. As you mention, the villas in Xndari are designed so that fresh air enters through their large windows that overlook the main balcony. We regret the incident with the hot water, we have the information that we will solve it immediately. We hope to see you soon to meet your expectations! Best regards from Xandari !
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johns34098 wrote a review Mar 2024
Norwell, Massachusetts2 contributions
The staff was all very caring and helpful, taking care of all arrangements from transportation to room service. The restaurant was exceptional. The grounds are magnificent, including the waterfall trails. Our villa was beautiful and spacious. We can't wait to come back!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Johon, thank you for allowing us to share your beautiful review with all the Xandari staff, it is always a great joy for us to know that we managed to leave a nice memory on your vacation. You say that you hope to return soon, well we hope to see you again, it will be a great pleasure to receive you.
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María Laura A wrote a review Mar 2024
Alajuela, Costa Rica33 contributions
We visited this hotel on the recommention of other friends who were in Costa Rica last year. Amazing food with local vegetables. Mario at the front desk was great. We love the colors of the room and the local decoration. The spa was great! Irene was great.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Mrs. Maria, thank you for letting us live your Xandari experience with you! We will inform the Ayura spa girls about your pleasant experience with them. We hope to see you soon so we can continue serving you in the best way possible. Pur vida from Xandari !
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Charlie L wrote a review Mar 2024
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Best place close to the airport. We stayed only 1 night. Nice views and the staff are amazing. 1 pool with an amazing view of the city, plus some waterfalls. You must visit this place. In the morning you can see some birds. Need some more options for vegans.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Mr. Charlie, thank you very much for staying at Xandari and also for sharing your beautiful experience with us! The restaurant's menu has many options, vegetarian, gluten-free, and what is not on the menu our chef can work on in a very special way, we have already done it! But thanks to your contribution we will surely think about more additions to our options. We wish you the best from the country of peace and nature. We hope to see you soon at Xandari Costa Rica!
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Excursion55618483896 wrote a review Mar 2024
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Not worth the money. No AC. Pool 1 was slimey and the hot tub water was grey. Our bathroom was dirty - sink looks like it hasn't been clean in ages. Bathroom didn't have a door and you could see someone showering from the patio. For the two meals, neither meal we were able to sit outside on the awesome patio.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you very much for the time you took to leave us your opinion! For us it is very important and we appreciate it. We are very sorry for your feelings. At Xandari, as in any service establishment, we understand that the operation is in constant movement, fixing any situation , among many other situations that occur every day... We regret not having a history of these cases during your stay, generally everything is resolved immediately. our idea is that the client enjoys and is resolved before leaving. I would like to refer to your comment about the bathrooms, at Xandari the bathrooms have a view of a private garden, this view is protected with glass, this architectural idea gives us the feeling of an outdoor shower, but we do not want to miss the opportunity to Make it clear to clients that people can't see them in the shower. Access is private, and the entrance to this garden is located within the villa area and only the guest has the key. It is impossible to see anything. Best regards from Xndari !
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$215 - $389 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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, Spaghetti Factory, City Mall, Alajuela, and Taj Mahal - An Ethnic Indian Restaurant.
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.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Xandari Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Xandari Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.