We visited Nayara on the last leg of our honeymoon and after leaving the beautiful Harmony Hotel in Nosara (with amazing staff and incredible food) Nayara was a bit of a let down.
As beautiful as the rooms and views are, it has a very American, Cruise-Ship feel to it. It's almost as if they are catering to Americans a little too much - not sure about the rest of you, but if I'm going out of the country to a beautiful place like Costa Rica, I want an authentic experience. They played horrible early 90s music at breakfast/lunch/dinner which it made it all even worse!
The menu was boring, the food was average and we felt (more than once) that we were ignored by the staff. We had a much better experience by going into La Fortuna and eating locally.
One thing that was lovely was the spa - amazing massages and a very serene atmosphere.
All in all, again, stunning views of the volano and beautiful rooms, but definitely not worth the money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Arenal Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens is a five star luxury boutique hotel that is widely recognized for providing premium luxury amenities and ultra-personalized service at surprisingly affordable rates. Located on the outskirts of the amazing Arenal Volcano, Arenal Nayara is an oasis of tranquility, where guests can experience a profound and organic immersion with nature, while living in luxury at the same time. Surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, each one of our 50 spacious casitas (bungalows) provide an exclusive, ultra-luxurious retreat. Each expansive casita (ranging from 855 to 1905 square feet) includes a secluded garden with an outdoor shower and a beautiful terrace overlooking the volcano with a private, intimate Jacuzzi for two. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arenal Nayara Hotel And Gardens
- Arenal Nayara Hotel Gardens
- Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park