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Before we went, we were a little concerned with the smattering of poor reviews about the Riu Guanacaste. We needn't have worried. Yes, the beach isn't Caribbean white (it's not in the Caribbean - doh!). The food was generally very acceptable, hot and well prepared....More
Amenities were nice, and well maintained. We booked a couple of excursions through the hotel tour companies and also an excursion from the local vendors on the beach (go see Jeiner for fishing or ATV rides!)
Beach has public access next to Riu Palace, so...More
We stayed at RIU Guanacaste from July 3-12, 2017, in a standard double room on the fourth floor, balcony facing ocean. Check in was not fun, large crowds of people, the front desk was unfriendly, impatient. Staff didn't explain anything about the hotel during check...More
Great hotel in an amazing country.
Our room (5155) was spacious, very clean and had a lovely sea and beach view, mini bar with 4 optics white rum, dark rum, vodka and gin was replenished every 2 days.
Food was delicious, loads of choice, something...More
Very nice hotel, in an amazing country: didn't meet anyone there who was disappointed.
Well-appointed clean rooms; good air-con; well-stocked & replenished mini-bar.
Food generally very tasty, fresh & varied (although not UK 5-star standard), & some food available nearly 24/7 for late arrivals/early starts;...More
US$170 - US$773 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hi! So my 10 year old brother loved it, he was able to roam around the pool and get himself burgers since it was security guarded. Also they have lots of activities for all aged! They have races in the pool, song alongs... More
Hi! So my 10 year old brother loved it, he was able to roam around the pool and get himself burgers since it was security guarded. Also they have lots of activities for all aged! They have races in the pool, song alongs, dance offs, and some shows at night. There's a club for 18 and over which is awesome and has great music! They have choices on the ice cream, I liked it because different flavors and you can get cup or cone. The channels are in spanish but I did find a music channel in English you just have to ask the hotel for the guide. You wont regret it because it's many different types of food and activites, and even if it rains they have a roof over where they do the shows and there's a club and casino indoors as well. You won't get bored 😊 also if you wanted to you could ask the concierge for tips on going zip lining and riding some bikes to the beach, it's a lot of fun!