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Xandari Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 27 Hotels in Alajuela
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Over 20 years, (and 30 to 40 room-nights per year) of vacationing in Costa Rica, I have not found a finer hotel than Xandari. It is exquisite. Xandari has become my home away from while on business in the Central Valley and simply replentishing my soul with Pura Vida.

Room Tip: The west hill villas have a better sunset view than the east hill
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled on business
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1  Thank GotoDengo
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XGerente, General Manager at Xandari Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Muchas gracias for your preference and we are looking forward to improving our experiences everyday so you can always come and find something new and unique at Xandari Costa Rica.

Pura vida!

Eugenia Solano

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

When I searched for a Hotel near to San Jose I found Xandari what impressed me was the contemporary art and gardens combined. I have to say the experience of walking the numerous paths lined with exotic flowers and plants transported me to the islands of Hawaii. This is what you will experience....When you arrive you smell the sweet scent of Jasmine. The villa we stayed in #18 was beautiful with beautiful unique curved wood ceilings and amazing stained glass windows the villa was very spacious with a separate living room. The shower was beautiful with its glass wall looking out to our own private garden. The bed was very nice and comfortable. Our meals were 5 star. Don’t miss the Apple Pie with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. Breakfast was included with our stay and consisted of cereal,tropical fruits, yogurt, fresh juice, homemade breads, homemade jam and amazing granola bars, hard boiled eggs fresh from their nearby farm. What a great way to start the day. When I travel to Costa Rica I plan to include Xandari in my travel itinerary. Amazing!!!

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Mariann O
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XGerente, General Manager at Xandari Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Dear Mariam: Muchas gracias for staying with us and I am glad to hear that you experienced our oasis during your recent stay, we are always trying to improve to provide repeat guests different experiences because it is what we understand is the main prurpose when you travel, so we will be more than happy to have you back soon.

Pura vida!

Eugenia Solano

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

This was a lovely respite for two weary travellers who wanted to recover from the flight, jet lag, immigration lag and road rage lag. From the moment the gates opened we were transported to a wonderful oasis of calm and comfort. We loved the view from both the room and restaurant which showed San Jose with a backdrop of mountains. The food was excellent if a little expensive - watch out for the additional taxes which amount to 23%. Staff were amazing as was our villa which was very comfortable and clean. The beds were especially a joy as I have a bad back and a cheap bed will leave me like Quasimodo in the morning. We had 2 nights and we're sorry to leave. For everything that mattered to us this was perfect. I loved the fresh fruit and home made granola bars for breakfast and the coffee was excellent. Lovely place to stay.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Susan B
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XGerente, Gerente at Xandari Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Dear Susan:

We are glad to know that you experienced Xandari during your visit to Costa Rica and we look forward to having you back in the near future and share all the new experiences we are designing for our dear guests.

Pura vida!

Eugenia Solano

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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

I’m a profesional photographer of Nature, and I travel around Costa Rica looking for unique places like this!!! Incredible.
The food is delicious!!! and the customer service it’s really friendly!!

Stayed: November 2017, travelled on business
Thank Juan K G
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XGerente, Gerente at Xandari Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Muchas gracias for you recent stay with us and we look forward to having you back at Xandari Costa Rica to continue sharing with you all our experiences.

Pura Vida!

Eugenia Solano

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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

The hotel was our first stop after arriving in Costa Rica. The rooms were spacious and had a beautiful view. Twin beds was a tad strange but after a long flight not an issue!
Breakfast was disappointing as it was extra for hot food.
Superb grounds with long walks. Shame it was so wet.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Nigel L
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XGerente, Gerente at Xandari Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Thank you for your comments, all our rooms have include our extended continental breakfast which has: three different kind of fresh fruit juices including kale super food drink, four different types of fresh fruits, plain yogurt, hearty granola and corn flakes with milk, fresh baked artisan white bread and wholewheat bread, muffins, banana cake, granola bars, hard boiled eggs, chicken ham, beef ham, fresh cheese, cheddar cheese, tomato slides, homemade jams and butter, coffee or tea. All our breads and cakes are prepared in-house. Our idea is to provide a healthy first start and any additional it will have a cost according to a la carte specialities.

We look forward to having you back at Xandari.

Pura vida!

Eugenia


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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

The arrival is lacking in that there is one small desk to sit at directly in the entrance so very cramped, the rooms are very spacious. The view is stunning and the walks to the waterfalls definitely worth doing both trails. The breakfast is disappointing in that although the continental breakfast is 'complimentary' we had booked bed and breakfast and found we had to pay for anything else, white or brown sliced bread, 2 types of cheese and 2 types of sliced meat , fruit and cake was not great, we opted for breakfast burritos which were so good just a shame you have to pay extra, our travel company imagine travel should have highlighted that

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Karenwade
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XGerente, Gerente at Xandari Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Thank you for your comments, our breakfast includes a bit more of what you describe, we offer four different kind of fresh fruits, hearty granola and corn flakes, plain yogurt, 3 different kind of fruit juices including a super food kale drink, muffins and granola bars, hard boiled eggs, slides of fresh tomatoes. All additional can be selected at our a La Carte Specialties.

We look forward to have you back at Xandari in the near future.

Pura vida!

Eugenia Solano

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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

The only thing bad about that his hotel was the intermittent WiFi. Otherwise the property is beautiful, the rooms were airy and spacious. The food on property was delicious. The staff was friendly. Transportation to sights was easily arranged.
It was probably the most restful three days I have had in years.
The huge room patio was private with a breathtaking view. The desk even called to let us know there would be workers on the grounds near the room.
The trails were well maintained and the waterfalls were amazing.
If I ever return to Costa Rica, this is the only place I will stay.

Stayed: November 2017
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XGerente, Gerente at Xandari Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Thank you for your recent stay with us and we would like to share with you that we have been working on improving our internet signal and by the first week of December all our rooms will have a better and stable signal having an access point in each room guaranting a much better connection.

We look forward to having the opportunity to have you back at Xandari.

Pura vida!

Eugenia

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Additional Information about Xandari Resort & Spa

Address: 1 km northwest of El Diamante Bar | Tacacori, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Alajuela
#1 Romantic Hotel in Alajuela
#1 Family Hotel in Alajuela
#6 Business Hotel in Alajuela
Price Range: $179 - $518 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Xandari Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Xandari Resort & Spa offers the quintessential Costa Rica experience. The property’s forest reserve, with five waterfalls and miles of trails for bird-watching, provides the nature guests expect from a visit to Costa Rica. The landscaped gardens, the orchid house, and the farm all provide an additional abundance of tropical goodness. The Spa provides ample opportunity to unwind, to relax, to absorb the surrounding nature. All 24 villas, each uniquely designed and set within lush foliage, have spectacular views. And three times a day, our restaurant demonstrates the role of local cuisine in giving visitors an authentic sense of place. ... more   less 
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Xandari Resort And Spa
Xandari Hotel Alajuela
Xandari Resort & Spa Costa Rica/Alajuela

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