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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I, who are from San José, Costa Rica, decided to go one weekend because we got a pretty good deal. It was all you can eat and drink but since we were only there for two nights we were not allowed to go to any of the restaurants, only the buffet, which was not disclosed to us... More 

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New Egypt, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here for a week in mid November, and overall the experience was great. We were in building 19 and our room had an amazing view of Papagayo bay with stunning sunsets. The room overall was nice, the bed was big and comfortable, there was kind of a funny smell, but it wasn't very noticeable after... More 

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michigan
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a review in progress which I will update as I go along. I am part of a large group staying here. We started off with the ride from the airport which was fine. All of our luggage was immediately handled. On the bus ride we were given info about the resort from Mario. Information on tours from Owen... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I am very happy to say our weekend get away here was wonderful. Let's get the negatives out first - toilet was broken, ac didn't work and tv remote was unreliable, now positives - all those minor issues were fixed with in an hour, end of issues!! The location is beautiful, grounds well kept and clean, the beach is nice... More 

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Jean Marie P, Director General at Occidental Grand Papagayo by Barcelo, responded to this review

Dear Scott A; We always find it nice to read that our guests went home with great holiday memories and we are very grateful for the time and effort you spent to share your personal experience at our Occidental Papagayo hotel with us and Tripadvisor readers. Kind Regards; Jean Marie P General Manager More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met my husband's brother and sister-in-law over Thanksgiving week. The resort was quiet and the staff superb. Fabio and Alonzo were supremely helpful and attentive. Carolina in activities was great fun to do archery, ping pong, Jenga, etc. with. The beach is great and interesting to walk up and down on low tide to see marine shore life. The... More 

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Jean Marie P, Director General at Occidental Grand Papagayo by Barcelo, responded to this review

Dear Jenifer; Thank you very much for leaving these wonderful comments on Tripadvisor, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind Regards Jean Marie P General Manager More 

Kelowna, Canada
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at this quiet resort Nov 4 to Nov 17, 2016 and had an amazing vacation. Being a smaller resort it was a very relaxing holiday, which was just what we needed. I can not say enough about how well we were treated by all staff. Outstanding !!!! Will definitely go back. Did excursions which were well planned and allowed... More 

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Jean Marie P, Director General at Occidental Grand Papagayo by Barcelo, responded to this review

Dear 675Lisa; Thank you very much for sharing this great review of your recent stay at our Occidental Papagayo. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your stay and certainly agree that our dedicated staff plays a key role to our guests' overall experience. The entire team works very hard to ensure that we deliver a high standard of service... More 

Las Vegas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at occidental grand puerto Vallarta last year and the service was amazing! They did anything and everything for us, here it was minimal. Almost like we were a burden at times or being a pest with simple requests. Still loved the hotel and all around experience

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Jean Marie P, Director General at Occidental Grand Papagayo by Barcelo, responded to this review

Dear Joshua R W; We greatly appreciate the time you spent to review your recent experience in our hotel, at Occidental Papagayo; we always strive to exceed guests' expectations and your comments will help our teams reaching that goal. Kind Regards; Mr. Jean Marie P More 

San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived, the staff was awesome.😊 The staff at First Club went above & beyond the call of duty. Kudos to the following staff: Alonso, Mauricio, Alejandro & Fabian. The staff at the other bars & restaurants were great as well. Thanks to the following: Olman, Marlon, Ingrid, Abigail & many others. Thanks for the great service... More 

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Jean Marie P, Director General at Occidental Grand Papagayo by Barcelo, responded to this review

Dear David G; Thank you for the great feedback of your recent holiday experience at our Occidental Papagayo; guest satisfaction is our number one goal and there is nothing better than achieving that, we are happy our hotel and staff were able to meet all your needs during your stay. Kind Regards; Mr. Jean Marie P General Manager More 

Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from a week at this resort. Was off to a bad start upon arrival into Liberia. We are first club members that were promised (by the resort)a ride from the airport to the resort. Didn't happen.. we sourced our own taxi which was fine. Check in was a little slow... but it's vacation.. If you are not a... More 

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Jean Marie P, Gerente at Occidental Grand Papagayo by Barcelo, responded to this review

Dear Dusty0007 We are sincerely grateful for the time you spent to share your comments on your recent stay in our Occidental Papagayo, your detailed review will certainly assist in order to keep on improving the quality of our services for our valued guests. We are pleased you enjoyed your vacation and that our staff contributes so much to your... More 

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33 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First good things. Easy check in. Paolo is great making all your reservations. Staff at every restaurant, bar and entire property are very happy to serve and assist you. They accommodated our special dietary needs at all the restaurants. Property is huge but grounds are well maintained. They have shuttle to take you everywhere on the property. Views are great... More 

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Jean Marie P, Director General at Occidental Grand Papagayo by Barcelo, responded to this review

Dear Papppuu; We would like to thank you for your preference in selecting our Occidental Papagayo for your vacation, as well as for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience with us. Kind Regards, Mr. Jean Marie P General Manager More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in Guanacaste on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica,The Adults Only Occidental Grand Papagayo is only at 25 minutes from the Liberia International Airport. This Resort surrounded by nature, boast lush tropical lanscape with scenic views of Bahía Culebra in Papagayo Golf.Ideal for couples, honeymooners and adult guest seeking a relaxing getaway. The Occidental Grand Papagayo offers a highly persolized five star all- inclusive experience delivered by an attentive and dedicated staff. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Occidental Grand Papagayo by Barcelo

Address: Playa Buena, 485000, Costa Rica (Formerly Occidental Grand Papagayo by Barceló)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Gulf of Papagayo
Price Range: $288 - $578 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Occidental Grand Papagayo by Barcelo 4*
Number of rooms: 163
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Also Known As:
Occidental Grand Papagayo Hotel Gulf Of Papagayo
Occidental Grand Papagayo Gulf Of
Occidental Grand Papagayo Costa Rica
Grande Papagayo Costa Rica
Grand Papagayo Liberia
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#5 Spa Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#6 Luxury Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
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“Ocean view was amazing in building 19”
 of 5 bubbles 978aks, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ocean view is nice, however a bit far from main lobby. Rides available by calling front desk.”
 of 5 bubbles 675Lisa, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you get a room closest to all of the amenities. There are 100 stairs you have to climb daily”
 of 5 bubbles l0littah, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
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