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The Retreat Costa Rica

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Certificate of Excellence


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The Retreat Costa Rica is the creation of Celebrity Chef, two-time best-selling author, and Health and Wellness Life-Coach Diana Stobo. This intimate boutique hotel follows her teachings and philosophy that 'stripping away the foods that weigh you down - aligns your body in perfect balance'. Surrounded by the stunning natural landscape and lush edible organic permaculture gardens, The Retreat provides repose from the daily grind in an artfully inspired luxury setting. We have lovely rooms overlooking the mountains and the Gulf of Nicoya, plus a relaxing pool, jacuzzi, spa, gym, sauna and a fine outdoor restaurant where you can taste our delicious dishes, organic wines and drinks with teas made in home.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room service
Breakfast included
Airport transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
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Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Mountain View
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This was my first visit to Costa Rica, but having travelled across the world, I can say that The Retreat is one of the best weeks I have spent in any setting. It would be hard to give enough praise to the entire staff - from the managers, to the kitchen, the spa, and the
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My first trip to The Retreat, but certainly not my last. The location is easy drive from SJO and such a beautiful location. Even during the rainy season in October 2018, it was gorgeous and magical. The room is super comfortable and spacious. I had a fabulous view! The food
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Response from Juan_Gabriel_Coto, Director of Sales at The Retreat Costa Rica
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Anna, We are so happy to hear about your visit to The Retreat. We love to hear and make us happy and proud to know that you received exactly what this place was built around. A home away from home, friendly, relaxing, nurturing and soulful...just what we all need to rejuvenate and heal. It is our greatest pleasure to be of service. Thank you for such review; we hope you come soon.
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This place is beautiful and everything I’ve dreamt of. Food is delicious and healthy with lots of vegan/ veggie options. The views are outstanding. The room are superbly decorated. You have a pool and a jacuzzi, a spa, yoga twice a day! Paradise to detox, unwind and relax. It’s
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Response from Juan_Gabriel_Coto, Director of Sales at The Retreat Costa Rica
Responded Feb. 11, 2019
Dear Blancart, Please receive our most sincere Healing and peaceful vibes from The Retreat Costa Rica! We are pleased to read and learn from you that your recent stay at our hotel has been beautiful and what you had dreamed, our guests cite our food as the highlight of their stay and we love to read that you were not the exception and that our kitchen team exceeded your expectations with delicious food. As we say Magic happens in our kitchen because we disprove the preconceived notion that healthy food is less appealing. Reading from you that our breakfast was the most wonderful one you have ever had makes us work harder every day to offer our guests a great gastronomy experience; I take advantage to let you know about our new Ayurvedic Healing Center that we are building and it would be ready by June 2019; you definitely will enjoy it during your next trip to The Retreat Costa Rica. I really regret any inconvenience you may have experienced during your stay at our facilities, especially with the insects and the room as you describe. On the behalf of my entire team I would like to offer you our most sincere apologies for any discomfort you may have been through. As you may understand, our number one priority is to satisfy our guests in all ways possible and make their vacations flawless, therefore we really regret to know that we couldn't exceed your expectations. In our country, there are different type of insects which are part of our nature and which we might not have total control of, however we do a great effort to exterminate any kind of insects and we guarantee you that the facts that you describe were an isolated situation due to the wind that we suffered last weekend which generated the visitation of insects. Rest assure that we have a fumigation prevention program, especially because our property its immersed in a mountain. Nevertheless, we do appreciate that you have brought to our attention this point and your valuable comments which will undoubtedly help us to improve, we have taken note of your recommendation about “mosquito nets” facility in the rooms and allow me to tell you that the measures have already been taken to place them soon. I have taken the liberty of sharing all your feedback with the relevant Heads of Department to ensure that your points are addressed, corrective actions have been taken especially with the front desk phone and the light outside the room. Our main aim is to offer a special treat to our visitors by providing them more focused services and playing our part to ensure that we will go beyond your expectations. Thanks once more for sharing your comments with us... We really hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. In Health and Love!
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I almost hate to write a review on this hotel for fear that I won't be able to come back due to it becoming so popular. I have traveled all over the world and have never experienced the understated luxury here. The food is absolutely incredible!! Green juice, watermelon
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Response from Diana S, Owner at The Retreat Costa Rica
Responded Jan. 3, 2019
Thank You Susan, On behalf of my staff and myself, it was a pleasure to host you here at The Retreat. We certainly hope you will return soon. In health and Love, Diana
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Beautiful property & location, phenomenal staff, delicious food, and relaxing ambience. Stayed here with family for several nights in December. What was most memorable for our family was how accommodating the kitchen staff was to our dietary needs. Sergio, Iwan, and the rest of
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Response from Diana S, Owner at The Retreat Costa Rica
Responded Jan. 3, 2019
Thank you so much for your review and we are very happy that you had a nice relaxing time here at The Retreat. We are also very grateful for your feedback. I am personally going to apologize for Tarzan and Jane (The Peacocks) They love to look in the mirror and the gym is surrounded by mirrors :) and, I am terribly embarrassed that you had to experience any 'void' of our mascots. We will attend to that immediately. Along with adding wipes to the gym (very helpful suggestion) Good news is our Gym will be expanding and moving to the New Ayurvedic Spa and Healing center in early April and there will be a lovely breeze with expansive views. As for the insects, we do take precautions and we will continue to improve. We use only organic non- invasive sprays to keep the health of our guests optimal, and sometimes it is not strong enough. We don't want to kill them, we just want to keep them at bay. Costa Rica is known for its 'close to nature' living, and unfortunately (or not) little critters live in nature. This time of years when the weather changes, they like to remind us that they are HERE. I do appreciate the feedback and we are constantly diligent on this matter and will continue to improve to make your stay the most comfortable. In health and Love, Diana
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Does this resort include all meals? Or is that an upgraded option?
Dear Bianca, We offer different options including full board and all inclusive rates. Please do not hesitate to send us your email adress so we can share with you more information about our packages and rates. Kind regards
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Do the rooms have A/C or ceiling fans?
Hello, Greetings from the Hotel The Retreat! Yes, our rooms have ceiling fans, and where we are located is an area with the best climate in Costa Rica. Please, let me know if you have other question or if you would like sent me an email Blessings
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Hello! We will more than glad to send you our menu. May you kind of give your email or send us an email to info and we will send you or menu. Best regards
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"Great views with amazing weather that combined with the superb service make for a wonderful experience."
"Ask for room with a view"
"The casitas are incredibly beautiful with a stunning view!"
"Enjoy the underused top deck for a drink and sunset! It is stunning!"
"All rooms are good - you can choose a 'casita' room that over looks the valley or a room closer to the Yoga room - all are good"
US$229 - US$420 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
The Retreat at Altos Del Monte
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaAtenas
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