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Hotel Riu Guanacaste

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Gosport, United Kingdom
Reviewed today NEW

arrived late on the 6th March after a 4 hour delay at gatwick however we were determined not to let this spoil our holiday. The hotel is lovely, the gardens were immaculate and the food was good. We booked a few trips with Scott the tui rep, he was extremely helpful and an asset to this hotel, nothing was too...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just got back from a nice 2 week holiday to Costa Rica, staying at the Riu Guanacaste. Unfortunately, because i don't smoke, but my wife does, i felt like i was on my own for a large part of it. This is down to the smoking policy at the hotel. On arrival, the check in staff hand you a copy...

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3Thank flattopsteve
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We visited from 6th march- 20th March. We had a lovely holiday met some really lovely people. All the staff were very friendly& helpful. Lovely gardens and huge pool. Buffet restaurant really good plenty of choice. Steakhouse we went to twice excellent. However the Italian was awful I had fillet steak which trust me was not like any fillet I...

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3Thank Susan E
Albany, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel was nice. For an all inclusive, there was a lot to offer. Buffet was very basic. Not up to expectations, but still had a lot of variety. Pool wss great. Bars were great. Atmosphere was definitely for the younger crowd

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2Thank Krystal S
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I will be very honest and say it in exact order. We got to the hotel checked in and went to our room. I notixed there was a double bed which i was not goinf to share with my friend. We went back to reception and explained the situation to them and they immediately changed our room to 2 beds...

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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited the Riu with family - mother-in-law, sister-in-laws, stepson. We all booked ocean view rooms, 4th floor. When we arrived, we were each given ocean-view on 4th floor, but not two beds per room, as requested. Very awkward if you expected my stepson to sleep with his aunt! Next hiccup - room key given to my stepson was for a...

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8Thank Recall-Walker
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Myself and my friend stayed here for a week at the beginning of March and had a fab time. The flight from London is fairly long (10+ hours) and we did wonder whether it might be a little far to go for a week but it was totally worth it. Our flight was delayed so we didn't arrive until 9pm,...

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4Thank CMorris89
Tredegar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just recently come back from this hotel on a two week stay in Costa Rica, nice hotel with beautiful kept grounds, were all inclusive and booked with Thompson the hotel is in an isolated spot with only its sister hotel next to it and is quiet a trek to get to other resorts ok if you want to stay at...

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3Thank Rob R
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

1, Beautiful resort with big hall way was clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. 2,The ground garden is very beautiful with many palm trees. 3, Lots of wonderful pools with much fun activity to choose from. 4, The food in the main restaurant was wonderful except the sushi! Varied choices and presented so beautifully! The "specialty" restaurants...

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2Thank Chelsea26710
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a room with balcony overlooking part sea and part forest.(on the 5th floor) This place was spotless and I mean spotless clean. Plenty of Restaurants/bars in the hotel with a good choice of meals and drinks. Our room was large and of a very good standard with all the usual essentials,this room also had his and hers sinks,optics...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Opening winter 2009/10. Situated in northern Costa Rica, in Guanacaste. Located on Playa de Matapalo beach. Complimentary sun loungers on the beach. 6-storey main building. Surrounded by 35,000 m2 / 41,86 sq. yards of lush gardens. Closest village: Nuevo Colon. 13 km / 8.1 miles from various shops. 33 km / 20.5 miles from Liberia airport. Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Riu Guanacaste

Address: | Playa Matapalo, Sardinal, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Gulf of Papagayo > Sardinal
Price Range: $282 - $519 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Guanacaste 4*
Number of rooms: 701
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“Room 2129 was nice and quiet”
 of 5 bubbles flattopsteve, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Best view was 2nd floor to 4th floor, 5th the balconies of the balcony block the scenery. can not see”
 of 5 bubbles Chelsea26710, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Go for a room on a high floor”
 of 5 bubbles Rod-Oxfordshire, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Al rooms are wonderful, upgrade to room with lounge etc. but at an additional £75 per day if booked from the UK and expensive option to add”
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“A high floor courtyard location is my personal preference.”
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