Ratings based on 124 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Beverly Hills, CA USA

An Oasis Near San Jose

Posted Jul 24, 2015
Pros: Reasonable prices, good restaurant, beautiful surroundings, relaxing. Felt very unique and authentic.
Location: We walked the trails down to waterfalls, walked through the botanical garden and orchard, watched the sunset in the jacuzzi, dined, relaxed.
We had a day at the end of our Costa Rica trip and stayed here instead of in the city of San Jose or by the airport. What a tranquil oasis. Trails to 5 different waterfalls, botanical gardens, 3 different pools orchards. Secluded and beautiful, feels miles away from the city but only took us 15 minutes to get their from the airport. Lovely large rooms, beautiful views of the valley and mountains beyond from the rooms, pools and restaurant. Lush grounds. Perfect way to start or end an adventure in Costa Rica if you have 1/2 - 2 days at the beginning or end of your trip.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Los Angeles, CA

Beautiful View of the City

Posted May 25, 2015
Pros: Hidden up in the hills with great views. Very nice rooms. Great Staff.
Cons: Service in the restaurant was slow sometimes.
Location: Great location. Close to San Jose and the Poas Volcano.
Very nice luxury hotel. Each room has a beautiful view of the city below. Rooms were nicely furnished and clean. We enjoyed the trails and waterfalls. Staff was excellent. Restaurant reasonably priced for upscale hotel. We had a great couples massage from the spa.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 2, 2015 by Marcela Arias, Hotel Management
Dear Gary, nice to hear you had an enjoyable stay at Xandari including our unique Spa Village. We always show these comments to our staff so they could keep doing their great job. Thank you for taking your time to write this review.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from New York

Great place near the airport.

Posted Apr 30, 2015
Pros: Everything was excellent!
Cons: They forgot to give me a long handled spoon to for my "Tower of Health" breakfast the first day. They must have forgotten... honestly the only thing!
Location: If you are looking in this area, you already know...
Great place to start or end a trip to Costa Rica! Great food, spotless rooms and lots of walking trails with waterfalls. It is not cheap, but if you want to totally relax at the end of your trip and be near the airport for the flight home, this is the place.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 5, 2015 by Hotel Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Karl, We are glad to hear you had a good time at Xandari. Looking forward for your next visit.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Durango, Colorado

Last day in Costa Rica

Posted Apr 23, 2015
Wow, one would never expect this beautiful location/hotel just around the corner from the San Jose Airport!
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 27, 2015 by Hotel Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Cris, Thank you your comment about the Xandari Resort & Spa. Although we´re just 20 minutes from the San Jose Airport, Xandari is a destination by itself, not an overnight airport hotel. I hope you had the time to hike on site to waterfalls or through our lush gardens, spend a full day in our beautiful spa, enjoy our orchid collection or our 3 heated pools, sit in your villa overlooking the Central Valley mountains/coffee plantations.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Colorado

One of our favorites!

Posted Apr 15, 2015
Pros: Room Pools Hiking Staff Proximity to airport
Cons: Nothing
Xandari is so beautiful. We hiked to the incredible waterfall after a delicious breakfast with a view of the Central Valley. The pool was warm and had beautiful grounds and flowers all around. The room with patio and view is unique. This was our 2nd time here and we will always stay here anytime we are in Costa Rica. Love it!
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 21, 2015 by Hotel Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Lisa, Thank you very much for sharing with us your comments, we do appreciate your time. On behalf of all of our staff it is a real pleasure for us to have the opportunity to host you and to be able to have you again at this your home. We certain want to make your stay as much pleasant each time.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from San José, Costa Rica

Good hotel, one of the best spas in the country

Posted Mar 30, 2015
Pros: The spa is the best part of this hotel.
Cons: We stayed at a room with two double beds. The bed was good, but it could have been bigger.
Location: The hotel has a nice trail you can hike through. You see some waterfalls. There are many similar places in the area, and also good restaurants.
Xandari is a very nice hotel, near the city and airport, and it's a great place for a quick trip out of the city. What makes it really exceptional, though, is its spa. They have a diverse treatment menu and lots of multi-hour packages that are really fantastic.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 21, 2015 by Hotel Manager, Hotel Management
We are glad to hear you had a wonderful stay at Xandari and that you especially enjoyed our Spa Village, definitely an unique setting with private palm–roofed jalapas with jacuzzis and a picturesque view of the Central Valley. Thank you for sharing your comments.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Unique hotel

Posted Mar 28, 2015
We spent extended our two day stay at Xandari because it is such a unique and lovely hotel. The rooms are large and colorful with a terrace overlooking the Central Valley. The hotel has three large, clean pools including an infinity pool where the sun sets (awesome). The staff is attentive and anticipates your needs before you do (offered us breakfast to go when we had an early flight). The food is delicious and reasonably priced and the wait staff is excellent. My only complaint is the lack of a fitness center. Fortunately there are lovely grounds and trails to walk but no place to really exercise.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 21, 2015 by Hotel Manager, Hotel Management
On behalf of the Xandari Staff we will like to express our sincere gratitude for the time spend in sharing with us your comments. Each day we feel more committed to our guests. We will much like to become the hotel that our guests love. It will be a great pleasure to host you in our Resort in the future.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Highly recommend!!!

Posted Mar 13, 2015
Loved this hotel. Perfect place to start or end your trip. 20 minutes to airport. The grounds and trails were incredible. Don't miss out on hiking to the waterfalls on th property. Also great place to bird watch. Love love love!
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 28, 2015 by Hotel Manager, Hotel Management
We are glad you enjoyed the beauty of our trails and had a good hike. We offer guided bird watching tours, they guide help to point out the best place to look for. Looking forward for your next visit.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Winnipeg Canada

Great way to end costa rican trip

Posted Mar 8, 2015
Pros: its uniqueness
Cons: this is a general beef I have about expedia, instead of giving the address and the distance from the airport etc..., why not give driving directions
stayed there one night after a month of touring. great views, great food and the spa was fastastic.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 28, 2015 by Hotel Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Parker, we are happy to read you had a wonderful time at Xandari. Certainly the Spa is one of our highlights and glad to hear you had the opportunity to enjoyed it. We hope you will have the opportunity to stay longer in your next visit so you also explore our beautiful trails, swimming pools, organic plantation and other facilities.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Posted Feb 20, 2015
Hotel is ideal for a couple gateway, beautiful and well kept gardens. Main pool is very unique, and you also have other pools closer to the rooms if you like it better. Room is spacious and has a nice view.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 28, 2015 by Hotel Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for sharing with us your comments, we do appreciate your time. It is good to hear you enjoyed our little paradise. We hope to have the opportunity to host you in the future.