Asclepios Wellness & Spa

El Cacao, Costa Rica

Action Bar

17.5
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms18
  • Public Spaces18
  • Service17.5
  • Overall17.5
5
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

We booked only because it was a Tablet property and were disappointed.

What the hotel could do better:

The Asclepios does not qualify for the following reasons:

1. My flight was delayed and I reached the hotel at around 10.30 pm. We understand if the main entrance is closed, but we had to walk over the lawn with the security and one torch, down a flight of stairs and up 2 flights with bags, to reach our room.

2. One sink was broken and the water did not run properly. For 2 sinks there was only one liquid soap in one corner of the bathroom, not in the middle.

3. The Shower sprayed all over

4. On night of arrival hand towels were dirty and stained

5. Bed side lamp had European plug but sockets in wall are all for US appliances

6. French windows in room do not close properly so that with every gust of wind they rattle.

7. Hygiene at breakfast was missing as the table runners were dirty and not replaced, from dinner the night before.

10. Last but not least, the breakfast was actually a bowl of cut fruits, 2 slices of bread, a glass of juice, tea and coffee. Anything else outside of this is to be paid for.

For us, at USD 242/- per night, this service with the room & breakfast is over priced, giving no value in return for the price.

The hotel entrance, dining area, pool side is all well designed and personnel are kind and helpful. During our stay for 2 days, we saw only 2 other couples and on our last night there were 5.

We confirmed with the staff, who informed us that the hotel was not really full and business was slow.

Hence we do not really understand the quality of the room that was given to us as a more functional room could have been organized.

Smita

Stayed February 2015

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Hotel Description

If your idea of a Costa Rican getaway involves a zip line and bottomless mojitos by the poolside, this might be a bit of a curveball. This isn’t the typical beach resort, where overindulgence is a rule: Asclepios is a green refuge, situated almost in the shadow of Alajuela’s Poás volcano, a wellness and healing retreat featuring medical spa treatments, organic lunches, and eco-friendly construction. More Deepak Chopra than Tara Reid.

But really it’s more Asklēpiós than Chopra anyway, named as it is for the Greek god of healing. The star attraction is the Wellness Center, a solar-powered structure constructed with sustainable materials, and its immediate surroundings, which include a yoga and meditation pavilion, ionized swimming pool, treatment lodges, a striking hammam and Vichy shower, a relaxation room, and an organic eatery supported by the on-site farm.

Visitors aren’t encouraged to spend much time in their rooms (or online, for that matter, though there are two computers for guest use), but guest rooms are nonetheless wonderfully inviting. Peaceful, all white, and filled with natural light, they look out over rolling hills and lush foliage. Despite their simple appearance, the rooms offer a pleasantly quirky mix of décor: a funky engraved silver mirror in the bathroom, a claw-foot bathtub, a single potted orchid on a bedside table.

Asclepios isn’t about style, at the end of the day, but spiritual rejuvenation; it’s a place to try out Capoeira, or acupuncture, or lesser-known treatments like the Kneipp baths, a hydrotherapy technique invented by a Bavarian priest. A few days of that — and a few dinners of ginger-glazed tofu and mango slices — and you’re practically guaranteed to leave Costa Rica with a healthy glow.

Please note: Asclepios Wellness & Spa can only accommodate guests over the age of 12.

How to get there:

Asclepios is located 20 min from the International Juan Santamaria Airport. Transfers to/from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) are approximately $25 each way, per person and can be arranged through the property. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance with airport transfers.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 12 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed. Wi-Fi is available in public areas (charges may apply). Free public parking is available on site.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

Hotel Booking Widget

Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed. Wi-Fi is available in public areas (charges may apply). Free public parking is available on site.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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