After reading the Andrew Harpers gold list we decided to save Xandari for the last stop of our Costa Rica vacation. For the rate we paid and all of the glowing reviews we had read we were so disappointed! We arrived hoping to relax in our room - not possible as we could hear every word of the staff meeting that went on for 2 hours next to us in the lounge. We went to the pool (not heated as advertised), too cold to swim and no lounge chairs available in the shade. We made a reservation months in advance for dinner, we were never told everyone sat together at 1 table. Not my idea of romantic! Dinner was ok - not great, not terrible. The next morning we had to leave for the airport by 6:30 - they offered an early continental breakfast which we accepted. Breakfast was not ready as promised and the icing on the cake was the additional currency exchange fees they tack on the bill. On a high note we loved the area, we loved the rainforest park, the people are so friendly we will definately go back, but not to Xandari!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Xandari Resort And Spa
- Xandari Hotel Alajuela
- Xandari Resort & Spa Costa Rica/Alajuela