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    Hotel Riu Guanacaste

    Riu Guanacaste Boulevard | Carrillo - Guanacaste, Playa Matapalo 50503, Costa Rica
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    2017-08-07 2017-08-08
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    Overview
    • Excellent39%
    • Very good36%
    • Average17%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible3%
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    Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Pool
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    Restaurant
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    Poolside Bar
    Fitness centre
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    Tennis Court
    Casino
    Private Balcony
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 5,355 reviews

    Reviewed yesterday

    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

    2  Thank Nigel A
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    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

    Thank jbabbo
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    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

    Thank newyorker56789
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    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

    4  Thank Sarah H
    Reviewed 4 days ago

    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

    8  Thank David M
    Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica
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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Beachfront
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Casino and Gambling
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hot Tub
    • Tennis Court
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$170 - US$773 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 701
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    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Guanacaste >
    • Playa Matapalo
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    Room & Suite (919)
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    Bathroom (36)
    Family and Play Areas (30)
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    giniEngland
    24 July 2017|
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    Response from MsMomo2U | Reviewed this property |
    Most of the restaurants are buffet style I do recall there being non-meat options. Other restaurants you may want to check their menu beforehand.
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    19 July 2017|
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    Response from jupiterem | Reviewed this property |
    Did you try Interbus? We traveled from San Jose on Interbus for less and it was 4 hours away.
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    18 July 2017|
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    Response from Jazmin R | Reviewed this property |
    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
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    "Ground-floor rooms 11 & 12 (& maybe others) are wheelchair-accessible: reasonable-sized room &..."
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