This was a unique experience for us and a wonderful get away from the usual busy life. Each villa is self contained with a balcony and garden and a view to the Central Valley. They promote sustainability and offer fresh fruits and vegetables from their farm. The staff is friendly and courteous!
Xandari Resort and Spa is inspired by a vision of healing, beauty and inner peace. Our approach to enhance health is based on …More
This hotel was perfect for the one night i stayed on my way home from Pavones. The room was affordable, really big, the air conditioning was cold and the staff/owners (?) were really nice. They had transportation to the airport that could accommodate my coffin size board bag. The location was close to the airport, but off the beaten path, so it was quiet, but nothing really around the hotel itself in terms of places to walk to. The grounds were very nice and I felt comfortable and safe. I would definitely recommend this hotel and will stay here again next time I am traveling through San Jose.
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Just like an old country house, with all its wood ancestral charming, ornamental plants, white walls of an ancient big house …More
Large group was in the restaurant so clients were advised to walk to another resturant nearby. It was downhill all the way and a hike. Other than that the clients were very pleased with this hotel, location and view.
Didnt have time to really enjoy it. Chose it for proximity to airport for San Jose. Surprised by the nice grounds tucked away in a not so nice neighborhood. Safe enough feeling vicinity that I walked back from the airport after returning my rental car. Should only cost 3,000 colones for the cab but I was quoted $10 or 5000 colones by a cabbie. I didn't have it on me and didn't want ATM charge for so little need of money. Note that I am getting no charge from Banco Nacional using my CapitalOne card but didn't see that Banco Nacional had an ATM there.
"Wonderfully maintained, great garden, room pleasa"
We had difficulty finding the hotel. The GPS took us to it but we could not see the name. It should be on both sides of the hotel. We saw the name of the restaurant but not the hotel. We speak no Spanish but two friendly neighbors helped us. They were just across the street but did not know it was there. All help is needed getting around in that city!
All staff, esp. Wait person Were very accommodating and helpful, hArdworking.
Asclepios is a good get away with friendly staff, a pretty location, well maintained grounds. The spa services are reasonably priced (relative to the US) and the food is ok (although the menu is somewhat limited). The included breakfast is a fruit plate, bread (some good whole grain breads), and nice teas... if you're typically hungry in the mornings, they do offer an extended menu, but expect to pay extra for breakfast.
Location wise, you should understand that this hotel isn't centrally located for most of the tourist stops... so if you want to head over to Poa (Volcano), Doka (Coffe), Downtown San Jose (Museums), etc... anticipate some expenses related to transportation (ask the front desk to call Milton - excellent taxi driver - tell em' Anthony and Silvia said hi). There really isn't much around the hotel in walking distance (this includes ATMs, Grocery stores, etc...)... so also plan accordingly.
Our room was nice and spacious, with a pretty view, a water carafe w/ mint every day... overall pretty good. It should be noted that the walls are pretty thin and sound travels (though most people are pretty quiet). Our room (Weng Ching) had one oddity... the switch for the fan/ light, also operated the light in the adjacent room... which lead to a few late night surprises... part of the adventure.
The staff are charming, and very helpful. When we arrived (after 1 am in the morning) the man who let us in took great pains to be sure we understood what time breakfast was to be served, and our transportation to/from the airport was great. They drove us to SJO @ 6 am so we could catch Southwest Airline's 7:50 am flight out.
The city of Alajuela is in Alajuela province, 20 km (13 mi) northwest of San Jose and just 3 km (2 mi) north of Juan Santamaria International Airport. Many visitors to Costa Rica stay here on their way in and out the country. Colonial architecture is still evident in the city center. The central market, covering an entire city block, is a great place to buy souvenirs.
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