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Xandari Resort And Spa

3.5 out of 5.0
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and ...
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Recent guest reviews

This property is beautiful!!! About 40 minutes away from downtown San Jose and doesn’t even feel like it!! The hike to the waterfalls on site was so awesome!! Loved the sunset pool! Staff was amazing from the minute we drove into the property!!

Great place to connect with nature in the city, lots of waterfall, hiking trail within the property

We stayed in the Star Villa which basically is a palatial villa overlooking the magnificent valley and mountains. WHAT A VIEW. The property is gorgeous beyond expectations. The private waterfall hike in the resort was great exercise (67 flights climbed) but lovely. A must stay resort for 1-2 nights of relaxation and spa if you're in the San Jose area.

Rooms and views are gorgeous. Grounds are great too. They’re very stingy with towels...told no if you ask for an extra one...didn’t leave any in the room after cleaning it. Once you get the towel it’s really fluffy and cozy. Biggest problem is in food service. We were the only people in the restaurant at lunch and it took almost an hour to get...servers would disappear. Regardless of issues, I would likely come back!

Beautiful hotel with gorgeous rooms and spectacular view. Restaurant staff could have been more knowledgeable about the dishes offered...specifically portion sizes. My dish could have fed two people ...heard same comment from other guests

Great resort. Fabulous food, beautiful grounds and friendly helpful staff.

An amazing resort,peaceful, calm and tranquil. Excellent food. Courteous and friendly staff. Love the location and the closeness to airport.

Great place in Costa Rica. The grounds were awesome, walking their assorted trails to the waterfalls amongst great landscaping and sculptures felt magical. Friendly staff, great pool, convenience of location for our last night in Costa Rica.

This is one of the most unique hotel/resort complexes I have ever stayed in. The brilliant and inspired architectural finishes of the rooms and all buildings are brought out to their fullest by the special interior design elements. This is then further enhanced by the outstanding gardens and views. However, the most striking feature is the sheer passion and exuberance of the staff. This hotel captures the beauty, elegance and uniqueness that is Costa Rica. May it continue to thrive.

I enjoyed a recent stay at this lovely hotel. The morning breakfast was divine, the spa services are excellent, and the staff are friendly, courteous and professional. It was especially nice to not have television services in the room, enabling visitors to really relax in nature.

Sad to say I had some challenges with my room, meals and spa treatments. However, once brought to the attention of the staff, they went over and above to make things right even if it meant pricing consideration. Everyone from the manager, front desk staff, restaurant staff and spa staff were fabulous. I would definitely stay here again and recommend everyone with an interest in exceptional service do the same.

What a relaxing stay in a beautiful setting! We enjoyed every moment at this hotel, from our reception by Julianna to our last morning walking, swimming, breakfasting (love that breakfast-the fruits, the muffins, the starfruit juice!) The grounds here are phenomenal; very well kept. It felt like we were in a lovely garden as well as really trekking through the jungle on our hike to see the gorgeous waterfalls. We loved the fresh foods they grow on site. We loved the kindness and helpfulness of the staff-thank you Jimmy, Karen, Julianna, Lucy and Luis! As well as all the restaurant staff! We appreciate the kindness, the attention to the customer, and the beauty of this resort. A real retreat away from the insanity and bustle of the city! The only thing more we could have asked was to stay longer!

Everything was excellent, our only complaint is that we were a little cold in our room. But when we used the blankets we were ok. Beautiful garden to explore.

Xandari is a peaceful and relaxing place. What we enjoyed the most was waking up to the sound of the birds singing and the breathtaking view from our private courtyard. The villa is spacious and spotless It has a mini bar with complimentary soft drinks and a coffee maker. There is a hiking trail with beautiful plants and flowers. The staff is very and helpful. If you love nature this is the place be. You won't regret it!

The Xandari is without a doubt, one of the best places you can stay in Costa Rica. Sure you can choose to stay at an all-inclusive beachfront Resort, but you'd be missing out on what Costa Rica is really known for, their rainforests. The Xandari has multiple hiking trails starting right outside your room with 5 different waterfalls you can visit, and a separate trail for a picnic area (which you can arrange through their restaurant). The whole property itself is surrounded by well-maintained plants and flowers. The rooms are huge and spacious which lends to a relaxing and mellow feel. They do lack a TV which may be odd at first, but they do it for good reason. Not only does it further add to that relaxation that they aim for, it also saves energy for the entire place (a core practice of theirs). Instead, they have a TV room in their lobby that anyone is free to use. It has a sliding glass door for some privacy for you and your companions. If that still bothers you, the view will make up for it all, I promise. All the rooms overlook Alajuela and it's beautiful at night. The rooms also lack an AC which scared me at first, but they all have a ceiling fan and a floor fan for you to use. Which, honestly, is more than enough. While you're there, check out their Day Trips! They are far cheaper than anything I could find online elsewhere. The driver is priced in groups from 1-3 and 4-6/8. So keep that in mind. And if you can, request William from Ruta Verde!

The landscaping is stunning and there is great attention to detail, with a very luxurious feel. I only dishw we had a longer stay (we we only there overnight) to make more use of the facilities. The villa was lovely, though the beds are quite hard. We loved the soaps/products, the included breakfast, views and also had a delicious dinner. Highly recommend.

I stayed overnight at the Xandari resort with my wife and daughter. After driving through a questionable part of town, we finally reached this beautiful hidden resort. The staff welcomed us with a complimentary drink and gave us a tour of the property. The room was beautiful and spacious with a breathtaking view of the city up from the hill. Top amenities, modern comforts, beautiful bathroom. The room has no AC, which is not really needed due to the elevation. The property itself is gorgeous with waterfall filled nature trails and several pools through out the resort. My favorite part was the dinner we had at their only restaurant. The clouds were out that night and we were seated outside which made it a magical ambiance. The food is delicious and fresh, even the included continental breakfast. Customer service is outstanding and all of the people are very friendly. You have complimentary juices and snacks at the minibar in the room. Overall it was a great experience and I will defenitly be back. When staying here it feels like you are not really in San Jose but somewhere hidden in a mountain.

1 Km Ne Del Salon El Diamante San Isidro Alajuela

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Xandari Resort And Spa places you within a 10-minute drive of Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto and Alajuela Cathedral. This 3.5-star resort has 24 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a balcony or patio, a refrigerator, and a minibar.


Property features

Guests staying at Xandari Resort And Spa enjoy access to a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 28 per person one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this ski resort include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room.

Room options

Prima plus1 king bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Star Villa

Full 2 | Sleeps 6

Ultra Villa 2 Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Prima Plus 2 Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Xandari Resort And Spa

Everyone (16) Family (3)
5
Families

This property is beautiful!!! About 40 minutes away from downtown San Jose and doesn’t even feel like it!! The hike to the waterfalls on site was so awesome!! Loved the sunset pool! Staff was amazing from the minute we drove into the property!!

By on Aug 7, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 9, 2019

Thank you for your visit and for your comment. It makes us very happy!

5
Everyone

By on Jul 16, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 16, 2019

Thank you for your score!

4
Everyone

Great place to connect with nature in the city, lots of waterfall, hiking trail within the property

By on Jul 11, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 12, 2019

Thank you for your visit and your your nice comment.

5
Families

We stayed in the Star Villa which basically is a palatial villa overlooking the magnificent valley and mountains. WHAT A VIEW. The property is gorgeous beyond expectations. The private waterfall hike in the resort was great exercise (67 flights climbed) but lovely. A must stay resort for 1-2 nights of relaxation and spa if you're in the San Jose area.

By , from Madison NJ on May 12, 2019

Review comment responded on May 13, 2019

Thank you for your visit and for your comment. We hope to see you again in the future.

4
Families

Rooms and views are gorgeous. Grounds are great too. They’re very stingy with towels...told no if you ask for an extra one...didn’t leave any in the room after cleaning it. Once you get the towel it’s really fluffy and cozy. Biggest problem is in food service. We were the only people in the restaurant at lunch and it took almost an hour to get...servers would disappear. Regardless of issues, I would likely come back!

By on Mar 16, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 17, 2019

Dear guests, Thank you for your visit and for your honest comment. It helps us improving our services. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again in our resort in the future.

5
Everyone

Beautiful hotel with gorgeous rooms and spectacular view. Restaurant staff could have been more knowledgeable about the dishes offered...specifically portion sizes. My dish could have fed two people ...heard same comment from other guests

By on Jan 23, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 23, 2019

Thank you for your visit! and your comment, it helps us to improve our services.

5
Everyone

Great resort. Fabulous food, beautiful grounds and friendly helpful staff.

By on Dec 23, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 24, 2018

Thank you for your comment and staying with us.

2
Everyone

By on Nov 11, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 12, 2018

Thank you for your comment and staying with us.

5
Everyone

An amazing resort,peaceful, calm and tranquil. Excellent food. Courteous and friendly staff. Love the location and the closeness to airport.

By , from New Jersey on Aug 12, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 13, 2018

Thank you for your comment and staying with us.

5
Everyone

Great place in Costa Rica. The grounds were awesome, walking their assorted trails to the waterfalls amongst great landscaping and sculptures felt magical. Friendly staff, great pool, convenience of location for our last night in Costa Rica.

By on Jun 23, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 23, 2018

Thank you for your comment and staying with us!

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