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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 28 July 2013

We were totally stunned by this property. Rooms were great, staff friendly and helpfull. Make sure you take the sunset/or cloud jacuzzi in the spa. Food is great. Pools quiet. East to see the area from this hotel. We will stay here again!

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Novato, CA
Reviewed 25 July 2013

Xandari was our 1st and 6th stop in this trip to Costa Rica, our first return since our first visit 5 years ago. The grounds and facilities are even more stunning than they were at that time. This time, we arrived at around 7 am after a red eye flight. Since we've been here before, we picked up our rental...

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Washington, D.C.
Reviewed 22 July 2013

Xandari is one of the most beautiful hotels where we've ever been. Our room was spacious and provided a fantastic view of the town of Alajuela in the valley below. Xandari has an organic farm on-site and the produce is used at their amazing restaurant. Take advantage of the free tour they offer with their grounds horticulturist of their organic...

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Lakemary, FL
Reviewed 21 July 2013

We recently made our second family trip to Costa Rica. On our first visit, we had an excellent stay at the Xandari Resort and decided to visit again for the first and last nights of our trip. During our last visit, the bakery staff made an AMAZING cake for my wife's birthday and I dearly hoped they could help us...

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Vancouver
Reviewed 17 July 2013

This is the most beautiful hotel in the whole world- stunning views down the valley, gorgeous grounds to walk with waterfalls, lush vegetation and gorgeous sculpture. Designed with an artist's eye. Wonderful fresh food. Woke up to watch hummingbirds in the flowers next to our room. Though it's lovely to stay for a few days or more, it is also...

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1Thank LoveWailea
London
Reviewed 5 July 2013

Spent only 1 night, but wished we could have spent longer. First location in Costa Rica after a very long trip from Europe, and it was as clean, calm, welcoming and relaxing a place as we could have wished for. The property is perched on a ridge, so you look out over wonderful views. The rooms are spacious and well-appointed,...

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1Thank Ned S
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 20 June 2013

We spent 3 nights at Xandari after purchasing a Luxury Link Auction package. We were in an Ultra Villa Plus, and absolutely loved everything about this beautiful spa resort. Especially notable: --the beautifully decorated and spacious room, complimentary items in mini-bar --fabulous spa, great spa staff --wait staff in dining room outstanding, personable, helpful --wifi available in rooms --beautiful views...

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Brookline, New Hampshire
Reviewed 14 June 2013

The suites at Xandari are memorable & comfortable. The views are unbeatable and the food is fresh and well prepared. This was our second time we stayed at thus hotel......and the second time that the guy with the weed whacker stayed within 20 feet of the pool the entire time we tried to swim------I know it takes work to maintain...

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Truro, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 June 2013

We stayed here as a stopping off point whilst travelling through Costa Rica. What I really liked was the food and the staff. It was probably the only place we stayed where the food wasn't dominated by catering products out of the freezer - and what a difference it made! In combination with the genuinely friendly and helpful staff, as...

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1Thank Richard N
Reviewed 1 June 2013

This hotel is something else. Amazing staff, breathtaking gardens, luxurious and stylish rooms and a spa to die for. I actually made two trips in May as I couldn't bear to stay anywhere else on the night before I flew out of San Jose home! When I came back for that night (on my own) I was welcomed back like...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Xandari is a 40-acre plantation with botanical gardens, orchid house and over 5 kms of nature trails including five waterfalls. Xandari is the creation of an architect-artist couple, with 24 spacious villas overlooking the Central Valley. Only 20 minutes from Juan Santamaria International Airport. In addition, three fabulous swimming pools, including the new 125 ft. Long Sunset Pool with a stunning view, and two outdoor jacuzzis. The restaurant serves fresh, continental and Costa Rican menu, featuring many organic fruits and vegetables from our own gardens. Xandari Spa Village is harmoniously integrated with nature and consists of a Yoga Room and five private palm-roofed jalapas with jacuzzi perched on a mountain ridge, where natural ingredients are used in massages and body treatments. ... more   less 

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
Price Range: $276 - $709 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Xandari Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Xandari Resort And Spa
Xandari Hotel Alajuela
Xandari Resort & Spa Costa Rica/Alajuela
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Alajuela
#1 Romantic Hotel in Alajuela
#1 Spa Hotel in Alajuela
#6 Business Hotel in Alajuela
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