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    Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica

    Playa Matapalo | Sardinal Carrillo - Guanacaste, Sardinal, Costa Rica
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    Reviewed 6 March 2017

    My boyfriend and I just got back from an incredible week at the Riu Palace Guanacaste. I've stayed at other Riu locations and this by far has been my favorite. Our room was incredible, overlooking the ocean and conveniently located at the center of the...More

    3  Thank Samantha L
    Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

    The food is very good ,clean Area,pools not as clean as other places waiter very professional and courtesy, We came here for the scuba diving, from day one we was told water was to ruff, day 2 same thing day 3 same story, we call...More

    1  Thank Wyomings
    Response from RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Palace Costa RicaResponded 15 March 2017

    Dear guest, Many thanks for sharing your experience with us. We appreciate the opportunity to respond. Firstly, we appreciate your positive words regarding the variety of food. On the other hand, all our hotels fulfill the international hygienic norms, including the maintenance of the swimming...More

    Reviewed 5 March 2017

    Always make sure to eat mouth watering Pineapple, watermelon , pappaya, sweet melon & green grapes. In breakfast try assortment of breads, cereals, hash brown( potato patty) . For dinner try rice & beans, cheeze pizza, cheese & tomato pizza, dry peas, potatoes, onion rings....More

    1  Thank PeeyushGupta
    Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

    So first time visitors to Costa Rica. Resort is a 40 minute drive from resort. When you first walk in to the resort, your greeted with a welcome drink and friendly service. So I will break down my review of the hotel in different sections....More

    4  Thank AlbertoAM0614
    Reviewed 5 March 2017

    I read the trip advisors reviews before I booked holiday with Thomson/ The people who wrote it was awful must have stayed at a different hotel to me! The room was clean and tidy and the chambermaids excellent, the staff polite, friendly and nothing was...More

    3  Thank keith11harris
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    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Free Internet
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
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    • Pool
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    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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    • US$220 - US$567 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
    • 538
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    angiescherubs
    23 July 2017|
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    Here now. Weather is amazing. For the most accurate weather search for "Nuevo Colon". My guess is it will be partly cloudy during the day with a possible drizzle in the afternoon. We've had 1 really cloudy day and 2... More
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    Response from Anne C | Reviewed this property |
    They have a long dry season as it is an arid climate. You will notice that the hills are brown most of the year. It is only green during the short rainy season which is our summer, may to August. So if you go in august it... More
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    There is a lazy river tour which is an 1 h 30 m away where you see birds, crocodiles and other wildlife. There is also an animal sanctuary close by.
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    "We had a Forest View which was not so noisy as facing the pool."
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    "Ocean view and views of the mountains are both amazing because this hotel sits in a picturesque setting."
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    "Recommend the senior suite if it fits your budget. You won't regret it."
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    "appears all rooms have either a sea or rainforest view."
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