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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica

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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the resort was great, the pool was amazing and generally it was very good. The food however was a little poor. I did complain and they did apologies but it was a real shame they got the food so wrong. There are 5 restaurants - the beach one was really good and the manager was a star. the steakhouse was... More 

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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Andrew N, It is great to know that you liked the resort and enjoyed the pool and room. However I regret that your stay was not completely satisfying in regards to the food and activities. I have addressed your comments to our F&B Director and Restaurant Managers in order to improve our service in this area and hopefully you... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I gave this hotel 3 stars not because it's bad, in fact the hotel is beautiful, amazing location. The views are stunning the staff are friendly and resort is definitely a must see. Even the iguanas that roam around while you eat by the ocean are harmless and friendly. This resort is almost perfect. Now the reason I say almost... More 

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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Ibro82; I am glad to know that our Resort was to your liking and that you enjoyed the facilities and service received during your stay. In regards to your feedback about AC and Birds, we have passed the information to the Engineering Department. First so they may check the settings in the AC system so that it may be... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here from the 15th- 20th of July for my birthday with my 5 y/o. We Flew into Liberia airport and it took about an hour to get to the hotel. Hotel felt secure. Each entrance was guarded by an attendant. The staff was so polite and attentive, self parking was less than a minutes walk away from establishment. Rooms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Traveling to costa rica with children ages 10 – 8 and 6. Perfect destination Itinerary Hotel JW Marriott: (1)Rooms: Well appointed. We had rooms with double beds. They were comfortable and had a porch furnished with a couch and small table that the kids would use sporadically to eat mangos or relax. Room service is on top of things. And... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful grounds. Super pool! Great walking trails where you can see monkeys and many birds and iguanas. Rooms are large and well appointed. Tiled bathrooms can be slippery so be careful. Buffet was hard to describe. Breakfast chili con carne in tortillas was unbeatable. Superior fitness center with ample equipment and well cared for which seems rare. Cold towels in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My 20 year old daughter had been doing volunteer work in a very basic and remote area of Costa Rica. I decided to fly down and meet her for a bit of fun after she was done. We chose the JW Marriott as it was located in an area that was accessible to her and I was flying into Liberia.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently, my brother and I traveled to Costa Rica on a last minute family trip to Costa Rica. We are Marriott Rewards members and I had never stayed at a JW Marriott before, so we decided on JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort. We were greeted by Paolo who recommended local spots where we could enjoy private beaches and great Costa Rican... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was fortunate to have this hotel available to me when I booked a corporate event. Basically we took 20 people (customers) on a performance reward trip. For most of them, it was their first time visiting CR. This was a perfect venue for 1st timers. to Cost Rica. The hotel was great. Staff was amazing. This is the service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This JW Marriott lived up to my expectations. Everyone was extremely helpful. We received a beautiful ocean view room overlooking the gorgeous pool. We were checked in by Paula when we arrived, she was excellent, she asked questions, confirmed and helped us with our other reservations for family members. Never once did she seem frustrated through our excessive questions. Upon... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two salads on the buffet had meat in them. One labeled "potato salad" the other, "vegetarian salad." We speak adequate Spanish; so accurate labeling on dishes would suffice. I am a vegetarian, and mistakenly ate ham in the potato salad and pollock in the "vegetarian salad." The ham was cut in very small pieces, quite easy to miss. Just saying,... More 

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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Ariel F; I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our Pizzas. I would like to let you know that we have vegetarian menus in all our restaurants and for guests with other special dietary requests we are happy to prepare the food that is needed. Hope to see you back here again at the JW Marriott Guanacaste. Sincerely,... More 

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