The resort was beautiful but we had higher expectations for a Four Seasons. They had invited a corporate group for our entire stay which significantly disrupted our vacation. The group overtook all of the pools and got drunk and loud in them all day - it felt like we were at a Marriott in Miami, not a Four Seasons in Costa Rica. Then, each day the staff started preparing for the evening affairs starting at 2 p.m. which disrupted our view and enjoyment of the beach (golf carts carting beer back and forth and tables/chairs being set up etc). Then their awards ceremonies bellowed through all of the restaurants every night making it difficult to enjoy a relaxing , quiet dinner (which I think you are entitled to at the Four Seasons prices). To top it off, we were woken up at 4 a.m. one night by the drunken couple staying above us. They stumbled in and then got into a horrible fight - the man screamed obscenties while the woman sobbed loudly. We live in NYC with upstairs neighbors so I really look forward to NOT dealing with that on vacation. We eventually complained at 5:30 a.m.. We know many couples outside of the group complained as well this weekend because the atmosphere was so disappointing. One of the managers did help us out some but it isn't enough to help me forget the disappointment of the Four Seasons.
After the horrible night's sleep, my husband got horribly sick after eating the Tuna Toradito at the outdoor restaurant by the pool. That was the last straw for me and I was very excited to move forward in our trip. We travelled to Arenal and stayed at Hotel Nayara which was 1/4 of the price and did not disappoint. I will hesitate to stay at another Four Seasons after this experience. It was very nice but just not worth $675 a night plus 10% resort fees.
This place is completely Americanized and has little character. The attractions are all 2 hours away and inconvenient. The restaurants are decent, some better than others (Caracol was nice). The service was fantastic but it's like that everywhere in Costa Rica so you do not have to pay a premium for it - the Costa Ricans are awesome. The gym, golf course, spa are all beautiful.
The resort has a lot to offer but you have to be clear on your expectations and please just ask ahead if they are allowing a corporate group while you are there! We would have never gone while this group was there. Poor choice on Four Seasons' end.
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