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Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens
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Austin, Texas
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7 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful!”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

We were there 2 nights with a Backroads cycling trip. The hotel was the most luxurious of the trip, and we all loved the outdoor showers, private patios overlooking the volcano, and comfortable beds! Great pool with swim-up bar. Wine bar had fine wine "vending machine" which was fun. Great staff. We enjoyed Carlota, the resident scarlet macaw.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

This is my most favorite hotel now. We were sad to leave after 4 days in heaven. Customer service is outstanding! All the staff members were very friendly and go out of the way to make sure you have everything you need. They are the ones who made the experience so special. The grounds are beautiful and lush. The property was built in to blend into the surroundings. Staying in the middle of the rainforest with all the comforts of the modern world, can't beat that!! The casita is wonderful with views of Arenal from the bed and patio. Listening to the rain and the birds while sleeping and waking up to the views is out of the world. The hammock and Jacuzzi on the deck were great. There are 3 Jacuzzis with lots of humming birds around. The pool is small but great. Our kids, ages 11 and 7, had a great time as well! We loved having both indoor and outdoor showers. Breakfast buffet is excellent with lots of choices and fresh fruits. We enjoyed all the restaurants but Sushi Amor is our most favorite. The seating there is very relaxing after a day of activities. You could stretch out and enjoy the drinks and the meal. Banana flambe at Altamira was great entertainment. I'll go back to this hotel in a heart beat! Housekeeping did a great job. My only regret is I didn't have time to try the spa. We went to Ecoglide ziplining, La Fortuna Waterfalls and Club Rio while staying here.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Irvine, California
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

My family just stayed here for four wonderful days, and although it is very easy to see why it is considered a very romantic hotel (private jacuzzis hidden in the lush gardens, private walkways, a swim up bar, 3 gorgeous pools, a private tub and hammock on your balcony overlooking the rainforest and the volcano) our family had so much fun. Our boys are 5 and 7, and they loved the hotel grounds, the hilarious "pet" macaw named Carlota, the little towel animals the cleaning staff would place around the room at night, and the buffet breakfast. But the best part was the staff, who were so incredibly friendly, gracious and helpful in every way. From the moment they picked us up in San Jose (the driver pulled over to show us poison frogs and monkeys on the side of the road) to the second we left (they packed us a bag of bottled water and candy for the trip) every single person there was smiling and friendly. I was so overwhelmed when trying to select where to stay near Arenal, and I am so glad we stayed at Nayara. It is a very, very, special place.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Sylva, North Carolina
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Great property. Enjoyed our three nights--excellent service from friendly staff. Good breakfast, sushi, and dinner. Nice view of Arenal (when the clouds cooperate!). Loved the outdoor shower and feeling of privacy in the room.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

We stayed at Nayara over xmas. The staff at the resort was great, the Villa's were perfect. plenty of room to move around. The hot spring pool on the patio was great, They had an indoor and out door shower. Great!. One call to the front desk and the golf carts are there to get you. I did you the gym while I was there and it was fine. the main restaurant had some issues. The service was good if there were not alot of people in the restaurant. We had to send food back 2 nights in a row because they were not cook all the way or the meal was cold. We did speak with the manager of the restaurant and he did seemed concerned. I am sure he will handle the issues. overall get place overall.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jairo Q, Manager at Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Nayara.
We want to personally apologize that our food did not meet your expectations. We take our guests feedback very seriously and please know that our Food & Beverage Director took care about your candid feedback. We are so glad that you still had a good time, and enjoyed your room accommodations as well as our team quality service.
On behalf of the entire Nayara family we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

Sincerely,

Jairo Quesada
Director of Services
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for three nights in December. The accommodations were second to none. We had one of the deluxe rooms (which is the base model) and we could not have been more impressed. The amenities were great (shaving kits, reasonably priced mini-bar, excellent in-room coffee), but the room itself was the wow-factor. We had a Jacuzzi tub on our balcony, as well as a hammock. My husband loved the rain shower head on the indoor shower, but I preferred the outdoor one.

We both loved the pool - warm, but comfortable. The secluded hot tubs are incredibly romantic, too.

The staff was warm and friendly, and the service was excellent.

Truly, I cannot say enough good things about this hotel. Stop reading reviews and book now!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

We spent 3 nights at this beautiful hotel. The staff are very friendly and helpful and service was excellent. The hotel food was very good, and the included breakfasts were hearty, especially the local fare. The views of the volcano are awesome when it's not cloudy and the grounds are lush and verdant. We took the 4-in-1 tour of the Hanging bridges and Tabacon Hot springs arranged through Anywhere CostaRica (our entire trip, too). Enjoyed a great lunch at Don Rufino's.
Highly recommend it!

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  • Stayed November 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 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#1 Romantic 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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