The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa

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2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor spa tub
Terrace/patio

Overview of The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa

The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa

5.0 star property
Luxury hotel in Atenas with 2 restaurants and spa

10.0/10 Exceptional

42 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
The price is €561
Price available on 30/06/2022
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Barrio Jesús de Atenas, Altos del Monte, Atenas, Alajuela, 20502
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Premium bedding
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Zoo Ave - 34 min drive
  • City Mall - 40 min drive

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 25 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 36 min drive
  • San Antonio de Belen Station - 24 min drive
  • San Jose Pavas Station - 32 min drive
  • San Jose Sabana Station - 32 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa

The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 100 per vehicle one-way. Guests can visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, aromatherapy or hydrotherapy, and Boca Dulce, one of 2 restaurants, serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include 2 outdoor pools, a fitness centre and a sauna. Fellow travellers say good things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 19 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 16
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests will receive an email 7 days before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Children

  • Children (16 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 9 AM–10:30 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Water dispenser

What to do

  • Yoga classes
  • Ecotours
  • Shopping
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Zip-lining nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • Built in 2015
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Communal living room
  • Fitness centre
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar near toilet

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Bathrobes and slippers

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

Vida Mía Spa has 7 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, Swedish massages and Thai massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, a steam room and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

Boca Dulce – This poolside restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.
Gratitude Café – This restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 100 per vehicle (one-way)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Retreat Altos Monte Hotel Atenas
Retreat Altos Monte Hotel
Retreat Altos Monte Atenas
Retreat Altos Monte
The Retreat Costa Rica
The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa Hotel
The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa Atenas
The Retreat Costa Rica - Wellness Resort & Spa Hotel Atenas

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

10.0

Exceptional

9.8/10

Cleanliness

9.9/10

Staff & service

9.7/10

Amenities

9.9/10

Property conditions & facilities

10.0/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

This was the easiest vacation I've ever been on as far as the hotel having the most popular tours available and creating a personalized daily schedule. Hotel staff do take you on each tour so you become comfortable with every one you interact with. Meals were my biggest worry going in but they were all well seasoned with good portion sizes and 3 courses with every dinner-- we had fish most nights and beef once during our stay. If we visit again, we would choose a more inclusive package as it was very easy to spend $1000/day between tours, treatments, and meals for 2.
3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

It was a very relaxing stay.
3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I want to go back!
Amazing setting, spa (Laura was especially accommodating), restaurant (Jonathan was great) and incredible food. The front office, the driver from the airport were all very kind and attentive. Sofia, the yoga instructor was excellent. I can hardly wait to go back.
Stephanie, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Yolanda, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The Retreat is a short drive from the San Jose Airport. The property feels serene and welcoming. The rooms off the yoga studio are definitely for morning people. The spa is world class. The views and sunsets spectacular.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Wow.
Amazing stay and hospitality. Only place I’ll stay when returning to Costa Rica.
Michael, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Best place to stay near san jose
Amazing - beat our expectations by a mile and the photos don't do justice. The food is world class and we felt amazing after just one night stay.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Quick weekend break
Gorgeous stay at the Retreat! We ate well and relaxed - the place is done very, very well, with beautiful views and very comfortable rooms. The only complaint I have is that the mattresses could have been better (which is often the case in hotels). We didn’t get up to much on our short stay besides lounging by the pools and in the spa and working out in the perfectly well equipped gym, but we did do one yoga class which was lovely - the studio is beautiful. The wildlife on the property is fantastic - incredible flowers and landscaping and peacocks, other exotic birds, butterflies, iguana, fish. The property is new and the spaces are very well appointed and extremely comfortable. It was only a 1.5 hour drive from San Jose during rush hour and only took us 30 mins to get to the airport to leave (not during rush hour).
Thea, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It’s really hard to describe this property in a way that fairly captures its essence. It’s amazing. Decadent treat all the way around: food, service, views, spa and services and overall ambiance. Will be back.
kthooch, 1-night romance trip
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