Ratings based on 32 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 out of 5
81% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Miami, FL

An Excellent Quiet Retreat.

Posted Apr 6, 2015
Pros: We loved the staff, food and the service. Everyone was very friendly and knowledgable. The grounds were kept in amazing condition.
Cons: The beds could be softer. The doors to the shower were kind of odd, you could either close the bathroom or close the shower but not both.
Location: Asclepios is 20 minutes north west of San Jose. It is an excellent middle point with most attractions about 1 hour and 30 minutes away by car.
We had a wonderful experience at Asclepios. The grounds were amazingly well kept and clean. They grow some of their own food and herbs there. The pool has an amazing view of a large mountainside. It is exceptionally quiet (Except the Crickets at dusk and dawn). Everything is green, organic, and solar powered including the pool which is always kept warm. The food is a little expensive but honestly it was the BEST food we found in all of Costa Rica, they have an amazing chef and staff in general. Everyone is very knowledgeable about the country. Breakfast usually includes a fruit bowl (custom prepared), some bread with a wonderful fruit spread and some tea or infusion. It was perfect to start our day but do NOT expect a continental breakfast, eggs, pancakes, etc. Everything in this restaurant is low carb, high protein, or vegan. There is no coffee on the grounds, no vending machines, nothing of the traditional hotel here, this is a Spa and place of peace and meditation. There is no air conditioning, so it can get hot mid to late day, but the rooms are very open with tall ceilings and many doors and windows. They have a huge array of amazing Spa services from flotation therapy to massage and body wraps. It is an EXCELLENT destination to just come and relax without ever leaving the grounds, or to come back to when you are out adventuring. Just be prepared to have a generous budget with you! Perfect for Couples and worth every penny! Enjoy your Stay!
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

ASCLEPIOS

Posted Mar 23, 2015
Pros: Su naturaleza
Cons: Limpieza, instalaciones. Que funcione todo.
El hotel está muy lindo, y tiene un increible concepto. El problema es que no hay señalamientos para llegar, y la zona o lugar donde se encuentra está difícil de encontrar. Llegando lo ves hermoso, pero las habitaciones están llenas de polvo, y tiene esos detalles descuidados. La alberca está fría, en ese momento nos tocó la suerte que no servía el jacuzzi, no pudimos entrar ni al vapor porque algo estaban haciendo. En general no pudimos gozar de las instalaciones porque nada funcionaba. La gente por el contrario muy amable. Desgraciadamente el hotel es el que no funcionaba.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom San Francisco

Beautiful Oasis

Posted Jan 14, 2015
It's funny to escape into a mediterranean-themed oasis in the middle of one of Costa Rica's town centers, but alas, Asclepios is a beautiful little oasis in the midst of Alujuela's bustling activity. This hotel is a true gem. The grounds are exquisitely designed and the staff is friendly. My partner and I stayed here after a few days of "roughing it" on cloud forest hikes, canopy excursions, and other outdoor adventures. Asclepios provided a much-needed respite.
3 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom lyon

bien situee

Posted Jan 7, 2015
Cons: le petit dejeuner
hotel specialise pour les cures donc la nourriture et surtout le petit dejeuner sont dietetiques , que du thé et 3 fois rien à manger.La carte pour les repas sont assez chers.Par contre l hotel est tres bien mais je ne le recommande pas pour des familles
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by A verified traveler

Excelente opción!

Posted Dec 9, 2014 on Hotels
Hermoso lugar... solamente que quisieron asignar una habitación diferente a la ofrecida en Hoteles.com
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom London

Beautiful, relaxing spot

Posted Dec 8, 2014
Pros: The location, the rooms, the pool & hot tub, the views, the treatments, the staff, our four poster bed and roll top bath, the peace, the salads...
Cons: A little more thought to presentation of food & portions, a few details such as the toiletries being full & the mould in the shower door.
Location: The location is ideal for your last night(s) - in the quiet hills yet 20 minutes by taxi to Santamaría airport. Vulcan Poas also on the doorstep.
We spent our last night in Costa Rica here, which it was ideal for. Our room - Afrodite - was one of the most lovely we've stayed in. The views, location, lovely swimming pool & sweet patio where we enjoyed lunch, made our stay really special. The healthy soups and salads were delicious, as was the organic wine we enjoyed as we soaked up the sun. Before my excellent facial in one of the fully equipped treatment rooms, we watched the sunset from the hot tub, which they will heat for you on request (same goes for the hammam). We shared a peaceful dinner on the terrace. The staff are attentive, even going so far as to overhear my boyfriend mention he fancied a crumble and making him one especially. We were there before peak season, so a few improvements were in progress during our stay, but it seems the hotel was set up to be busier and slightly more high-end than it has turned out, so, while we felt it was great value, there are some hints of a little faded glory about the place. We also felt that there are a few unnecessary restrictions - we weren't allowed to have our lunch by the pool but had to eat at the restaurant, and in some cases the food was a little tight (my breakfast portion of avocado was one small slice looking a bit sorry for itself on a saucer & the fruit salad wasn't very fresh). That said, we feel Asclepios is an overlooked gem that we loved and would definitely recommend.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Alexanderfrom New York

Accommodations that even Zeus would've loved!

Posted Nov 28, 2014 on Hotels
The lady who built this heaven on Earth, knew something that a lot of us don't. We are New Yorkers, impossible to please, right? Well, it is possible! 6 days without coffee, we'very never had a better sleep. Gym opens when the sun comes up and your room is full of bird signing due to floor to ceiling windows/doors. You see a Volcano from your balcony and can't fully comprehend how mesmerizing the nature is! we have had counless massages and even a facial that beat the one I pay hundreds for in NY. The grounds are so grand that staff grow veggies there that we ate for lunch or dinner. Which were super healthy and our tummies couldn't thank us enough.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by scotfrom san rafael

Wellness

Posted Nov 26, 2014 on Hotels
A lovely setting. The hotel caters to a "wellness" type of guest. Interesting that they do not serve coffee!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Paulfrom Sacramento, ca

Great facility but isolated

Posted Nov 19, 2014 on Hotels
2 nights. Simple rooms, extensive spa service, good restaurant, excellent staff. No coffee or beer available though, which seemed weird cosidering the country. Excursions seemed overpriced. Definitely need a car, out in the miidle of nowhere.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Peaceful setting

Posted Aug 24, 2014
Pros: Peaceful setting
Location: The location was remote and there was nothing else within walking distance.
The hotel and property setting was really peaceful. The staff were all very nice. The wireless internet was only available in the lobby area. The room did not have a television, which was o.k., but the website did not state this. The buffet breakfast consisted of juice, toast and a bowl of fruit. The food menu was very limited and over priced. There was only one other guest in the entire hotel.