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Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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“Best hotel ever!!!”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Simply wonderful--in every way. No comparison. Could not have been better!!! We only stayed for two nights, but I wish we had spent the entire vacation at The Nayara. This place is wonderful! We were made to feel very welcome and very special. The staff knew our names upon arrival and were very accommodating throughout the entire stay. The food at the restaurant was also very good. Great place!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

Everything about the Nayara Hotel is amazing. The resort is truly deserving of all the accolades and recognition it has received. Congratulations on T&L’s most recent award. From the time we booked the stay until the time we were delivered back to the airport to end our vacation, service was second to none. I would recommend the resort to anyone. Dinner was a great value for how tasty the restaurant is. Nayara makes it easy to book great activities and transportation literally throughout the country. Enough good things can’t be said about the Nayara. It’s hard to pick the best thing about Nayara. Customer service, accommodations, on-site dining, Spa, grounds, garden, view and activities are all worth it. The best review doesn’t do it justice. Book early & enjoy.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hong Kong
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

What an amazing place! We are very lucky to have spent 3 nights of our honeymoon here. However, nowhere else will ever compare!

From check-in to check-out the staff couldn't do enough for us. They were friendly, interesting and helpful. A truly special honeymoon experience, despite evening downpours! The manager was very visible and checked on us throughout.

The welcome drinks, sushi reception, bar games and different cuisines in the main restaurant - I really struggle to fault this place at all. It is totally worth the expense!! A slight, slight downside is having to settle the bill at the end. Budget and it will be fine, or just go with it like we did ;-) The pool is small but big enough as all you want to do is sit in the pool bar or in a Jacuzzi.

We left at 3am for a flight in San Jose and were provided with a packed breakfast. Amazing service. The tours were also well organised.

Thank you to all staff for making our stay so memorable. (Other hotels will despise you!!!)

Room Tip: The honeymoon suite was AMAZING! Turned down beds with rose petals, notes from the cleaner and lovel...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2013

From the moment you arrive the staff is there to make sure that your every need is met and they really go way above and beyond to make sure your stay is enjoyable. With its beautiful gardens, wonderfully comfortable rooms and its five star services it is with much pleasure to recommend Naraya.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Nayara is absolutely an incredible place. I would highly recommend it for honeymooners. We were looking for a smaller resort, without much partying and drinking (we are non-drinkers and really were looking for something quiet and romantic). This place exceeded all of our expectations. It is designed for couples, with a couple of hidden jacuzzi's on the grounds and hot tubs on the porches. We stayed for 5 nights and that didn't seem long enough. The location is beautiful with so much in the surrounding area to enjoy. Best vacation we have ever been on and can't wait to go back.

Service: Exceptional. I have never had better service anywhere. Sometimes we felt as if we were the most important people in the entire resort, just because of the way we were treated. I am not sure where they find their workers, but it shows that they respect their customers and care about what they do. Outstanding.
Location: Excellent. There is so much to do, and with just 5 days it still didn't seem enough. We were on our honeymoon and knew we didn't have much time in Costa Rica, so we opted for the Fortuna area based on recommendations and reviews. So glad we did! We got the romantic package and added zip lining and airport transportation. Definitely worth it. We went on the hanging bridges, had a couples massage, dinners included, hot springs (recommend Ecotermales - not many people), and the safari on a raft (which we thought was going to be on a boat! Don't be fooled!)
Food: We are vegetarians, but made a couple of exceptions and tried the fish. They seemed to have enough variety of food to try on the menu for vegetarians, and I am hoping they are also expanding their vegetarian menu. I tried the "Casado" on the last night and so glad I did - it was the biggest dinner they had yet, and so delicious! You cannot go wrong with the breakfast buffets - so much to choose from, and it is all fresh and delicious. I also never got sick (which I have been to mexico 3 times and Peru once, and got sick every time even with being extremely careful). Not at Nayara though, so that was a plus for me. They also provide sandwiches at the breakfast buffet for you to take with you as lunch. We never had to pay for any meals until we left Nayara. I highly recommend that, with the variety and great food. We also had a romantic dinner, and Johana our server was so cute and made it a very special night for us. :)
Room: OMG. So beautiful. The pictures do not do it justice.
Transportation: We had everything booked from Nayara as far as activities and also transportation. The driver was waiting for us at the airport and gave us cold water and juice when we arrived. So refreshing to have everything taken care of, especially on a honeymoon.

We highly, highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet get away. There aren't a lot of children, which we actually really enjoyed being on our honeymoon. It's not that they don't accommodate for children, it just seems like this place is meant to truly be a romantic getaway - might want to leave the kiddos at home for this one.

Room Tip: We had room 34- great view of the volcano.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vermont
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

If you like resorts, this is the best. The suite was fantastic. There are double shower heads in both indoor and outdoor showers. There's a towel warmer in the room. The beds are incredibly comfortable with plenty of pillows. The staff is very accommodating. The grounds are beautiful.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Great hotel! they really know how to make a guest feel special. Love it!!!!!!!!! The service is great, all the staff is really friendly. The hotel is very romantic, the buffet is great, the people is nice. My comment can be said in 3 words AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL and LOVELY!

Room Tip: We were at a casita deluxe and it is a really beautiful room, well decorated, very clean and very ro...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens
Address: 6 KM West la Fortuna Town, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica (Formerly Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens)
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#1 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#2 Luxury Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#2 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#3 Green Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#5 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens 4.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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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