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What We Love

  • Spacious rooms bathed in white and lots of sunlight
  • All-encompassing wellness and healing retreat that focuses on body and soul
  • Biogenic and organic meals available
  • A bevy of treatments from shiatsu to Scottish showers
  • Ionized swimming pool
  • Hammam pavilion with Arabic architecture
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What To Know

  • A 10 percent per room, per night, service charge will also be collected at check-out on Jetsetter
  • Closest beaches are 90 minutes away on the Pacific Coast
  • Children age 13 and under are not permitted
  • The menu is primarily vegetarian, with some chicken and fish
  • Smoking is not permitted

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Eco friendly
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

With a stay at Asclepios Wellness and Spa in Alajuela, you’ll be near the airport and close to Zoo Ave and Central Park. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Alajuela Cathedral and Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto.

Make yourself at home in one of the 12 individually decorated guestrooms. Partially open bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and bathrobes.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 4 outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, and a fitness center. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access and a television in the lobby. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge).

Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and a meeting room. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Asclepios Wellness and Spa
El Cacao
Alajuela, 00000 Costa Rica

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 130 Reviews
Relax break but...
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

PROs
Relax environment put you away from TV, Internet, music, etc
Asclepios massage is good: about one hour with good products and performance.
Small place means no crowds, no wait line and staff recognize you all the time
Parking
WiFi available on the social area.

CONs
Well...where to start. Imagine you are running a small hotel with limited budget. Is a good idea but poor execution: staff is always in a struggle about the food, bathrooms, pool temperature, gym, massage schedule, etc.
We had to order our food 90 min in advance to make sure it was available. It was good but overpriced.

FINAL
This is an option ONLY if you book using a promotion available on their Facebook or Yuplon. Plan for one night since there is nothing to do other than relax and a massage.

So overpriced it's unbelievable
Reviewed 5 months ago

We paid £700 for 3 nights here, and a massage each. It genuinely feels like we've been scammed.

I'll start with the positives: the rooms are very spacious and the views are amazing.

Now for the negatives: the staff is polite but incredible stretched/clueless, the breakfast is a joke, the service is slow, the pools are freezing and therefore unusable, half the machines in the gym are broken, the whole place is slightly worn out (the shower knob just fell off one day, the bath was stained..), the massage was incredibly disappointing. It also took 2 tries and 2 completely rescheduled days to get the massage booked in properly.

Save your money and your sanity, and stay down the road at the Villa San Ignacio - staff, food and drinks are way more appealing and wallet friendly than here.

Not 4 star quality!
Reviewed 6 months ago

I stayed here on my own for two nights and was deeply disappointed and quite frankly annoyed at how much I paid for the hotel. I have since stayed in 2 and 3 star hotels that have provided better amenities and activities.

I arrived late (~1am) and the security guard kindly showed me to my room (Aphrodite). The first thing I noticed were no locks on the balcony doors which meant my security (as a solo traveller) was compromised and I ended up placing a hair tie around the door handles. The safe had also run out of battery, so no where to store my passport or other valuables. The fan is set low with no means of changing the speed so it was permanently hot, there were chips in the bath, squashed bugs in the toilet, the dividing door between bath and shower was rusty, meaning it didn't open or close properly, only one of the two basins worked and there was no handsoap. The overall cleanliness was not good - they must have hired a VERY good photographer for the website!

The breakfast was extremely basic, albeit the food was generally tasty and the waiters were friendly. Coffee is not free after breakfast, they charge for it, which is crazy considering I have since stayed in a 2* hotel which provided it free all day. The receptionist wasn't particularly helpful when I was trying to find things to do, being on my own I was keen to try an excursion. There are no walking trails around the grounds or forest, so I booked a massage which was very expensive in comparison to other places I have since stayed in. Essentially the wellness and healing part of this hotel are at an additional expense, there are NO free activities provided by the hotel, not even a morning yoga session which many other 4* rated hotels offer. I would highly recommend staying somewhere for half the price, you will not get value for money here!

Hotel with a very strange concept..
Reviewed 6 months ago

Beautiful location, nice rooms but absolutely no customer orientation! As a guest you either have to accept the concept of the hotel or you better don't go there: no WLAN in the rooms, during the day you get nothing but water (no drinks or juices available), dirty and ice-cold pool, jacuzzi also ice cold (who on earth wants to use an ice cold jacuzzi??), Sauna costs extra but staff didn't even offer to turn it on, and the breakfast is a joke: no choices at all - you get what the hotel thinks you should have (one piece of toast but no butter or jam, some fruit, cranola but no joghurt or anything, no eggs, no cheese, 1 glas of juice (again the hotel decides what juice you will get and you can NOT have a second glas), and tea or coffee but without milk because the hotel doesn't serve milk.... I never experienced something like this!
Considering the price of the hotel this is unacceptable!

Relaxing get away for two
Reviewed 7 months ago

My husband and I spend the weekend in Asclepios. The place is beautiful, the gardens, main entrance and surroundings are just awesome. Nice swimming pool and jacuzzis. The Hammam (sauna) was energizing and relaxing.
The rooms are gorgeous, every room have a different personality, we stayed in Afrodita, with a cute bathtub and breath taking views.
Food was superb, dinner was delicious and well presented.
Braulio the manager and Christian the waiter/bellboy help us with every thing we need it! I super recommend this hotel!