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Blue River Resort & Hot Springs

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Prescott, Arizona
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Free internet is bad at best the last three days were totally unable to connect--no wonder it is free. Power keeps going down, water in room stops working , ants are very plentiful in the bathroom Food is average but differently nothing to writ home about Would not recommend this resort unless U want to be off the grid cause...

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Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hola! Though upset to read such dissatisfaction a couple things ring true. Having high speed WiFi is not possible and the connection points are at the restaurant and faster, beside the office. Alternatively, many guests add a Costa Rica cellular plan that works. Though 90 minutes from Liberia, the walk to El Gavilan is about 1 mile where there is...

Coupeville, Washington
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We flew into Liberia, CR and were driven (don't drive at night in rural CR) to our mountain resort - the last 12 miles on a very bumpy gravel road. There are no other towns nearby. We were in the foothills of the Rincon volcano (semi-active). Our large cabin home was very clean and restful. Excellent beds. Our shower didn't...

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Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hola! All of us - the staff and owners - appreciate knowing about your experience and overjoyed that it was positive. Indeed, we consider our awe-inspiring nature experience to be authentically Costa Rican, offering the ultimate combination of relaxation and adventure. Thank you and we hope you return soon. Yours truly, Kevin

Reviewed 2 March 2017

We stayed three nights at the Blue River Resort and had a wonderful experience there! It was a beautiful place. We enjoyed the botanical gardens, the butterfly garden, and we even saw the resident sloth who lives in the huge tree at the entrance to the gardens. The staff there couldn't have been nicer or more welcoming! They gave us...

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Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hola! All of us are pleased to know you enjoyed your time at our special paradise. The staff are always uplifted by such positive experiences. We hope to welcome your return soon. Yours truly, Kevin

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We flew into Liberia and were excited that hot springs were nearby so we booked two nights at this hotel. The room was great! Big with a nice little porch. Big shower. Good lighting. But that was the best of it. The pools were sketchy. I have been in natural pools elsewhere and these were not appealing. The food was...

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Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hola – from Blue River Resort & Hot Springs staff and owners. Our natural hot springs are our jewel. So, when someone doesn’t appreciate the special mineral content in the water, the pools and our blue river, we all feel great sadness because we have not done our job. 3 of the distinct pools contain natural, mineral “green” hot springs,...

Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

It was A very nice getaway great rooms and lots to do and see staff could not have been more helpful sauna and mud bath was a nice surprise the only downfall was the wifi limited and slow could only get it by tbe ofice

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Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hola! All of us, staff and owners share and discuss reviews, taking them to heart. We very much appreciate taking the time to review us and are truly pleased to know you had a such a good time. We hope you return soon. Yours truly, Kevin

Owen Sound, Canada
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The Grounds and staff are wonderful All the activities are very close so you do not spend all day away from the resort but they are a bit pricey The pools and springs are very relaxing and surronded by lovely gardens There is an abundance of birds and even a sloth in the gardens. Across the street there is a...

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Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hola – the staff and owners of Blue River Resort & Hot Springs all read reviews and we appreciate your comments. This includes the restaurant manager and staff. We are so very happy you had a good time. All of us take great pride in our service and in the facilities. We hope you return soon. Yours truly, Kevin

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

You're really kind of held captive at this resort so take this with a grain of salt. The pros: - grounds are beautiful with lots of unique things to do (butterfly garden, mud spring, water slide) - easy to book adventures - cute casitas with hammocks and a view of the Rincon volcano - food was reasonably priced and fine...

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Arroyo Seco, New Mexico
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This place is a bit of a sham. We arrived at 3:30 (yes, it's a long drive out there!) we were told our room wouldn't be available until 5pm. We were encouraged to relax at the hot spring pools - which we tried to do, but unfortunately they were tepid at best, definitely not hot. They also had copious amounts...

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Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hola from the staff and owners at the resort. We feel awful about the things mentioned. Most have to do with personal taste and other parts, like what was mentioned about the babies and men’s showers are being investigated. Though we are certainly considering the comment about the pools, please know that our natural hot springs are a jewel of...

Waterloo
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We planned a hiking trip to Costa Rica. Blue River Resort's website noted that it was 2km from the Caribbean side of the Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Its website stated that access to the park and its hiking trails was available from the resort. When we arrived, we were immediately disappointed. Nothing about this location qualifies it to...

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Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hola from Blue River Resort & Hot Springs. Obviously, there was some sort of miscommunication between the goals of your trip and what is offered. Please permit me points of clarification regarding the hiking. I’ll let other reviews speak to the other points. Though the closest distance between the resort and Rincon de la Vieja National Park is about 2...

North Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We rented a car to get to this resort and were very pleased to find signs all along the way to guide us there. We used a Groupon for this resort and it was great value. We stayed 4 nights. It is generally a quiet place but during the daytime groups of tourists come on tour for a few hours....

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Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hola! Such a great detailed review – thank you. We are so pleased to learn from another satisfied customer. All reviews are shared with the staff and we all feel gratified and energized from this. Indeed, the nature and the nature activities here are awe-inspiring. Yours truly, Kevin

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Blue River Resort and Hot Springs is an authentic Costa Rica experience in the rainforests of Rincon de la Vieja. Our jewel is the spectacular natural mineral "green" hot spring pools – but that’s just the beginning. There is a large fresh water pool & bullet slide, the spa, botanical gardens, butterfly farm, iguana and frog pond and much more. Set out on several authentic eco Costa Rica adventure tours, all nearby. Eco-tours include visits to gorgeous blue volcanic rivers and waterfalls by horseback, nature walks, volcano hike, zip-lining across waterfalls and much more. The breadth of eco-nature tours will amaze you. Blue River Resort & Hot Springs offers luxury accommodation in new, spacious 720 square foot cabanas. Book your dream Costa Rica vacation! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue River Resort & Hot Springs

Address: | 600 m West of la Puente and Rio Azul, Rincon de La Vieja 21306, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Rincon de La Vieja
Price Range: $146 - $246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue River Resort & Hot Springs 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Blue River Resort And Hot Springs
Blue River Resort & Hot Springs Hotel Rincon De La Vieja
Blue River Resort & Hot Springs Costa Rica/Rincon De La Vieja
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“The rooms farthest from reception are also farthest from horses and donkeys that occasionally make noise.”
Justin1243, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Prepare for cool, damp mornings because of humidity and dew unless you use the A/C”
P8018SQmarks, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All good - cabins are huge!”
Q2457KOjessicaj, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Queen beds are better Bring your own snacks cause there none and meals are only available during specific times”
AZBob1devildog1, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms were good. If you rent a car in Liberia, come in the day light hours. The road is difficult at night.”
DrTFJ, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
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