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Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica

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Playa Matapalo, Sardinal, Costa Rica
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Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica
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Port Orange, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked this all inclusive vacation through Delta Vacations. The booking agent was very helpful and put together a great package. We were met at the airport and transportation was provided to the hotel. Riu Palace was in the middle of nowhere and the countryside was dry. Once you entered the premises, it was amazingly beautiful with greenery everywhere! The... More 

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Northampton, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to Costa Rica in November of 2013. It was BEAUTIFUL with being on the Ocean and having the Jungle view behind you. I recommend requesting a jungle room because you can see the Monkeys :-). The hotel was very nice and always clean. The staff was ok/good- if you tip you got treated better. We got engaged our... More 

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Twain Harte, California
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited early Feb2014. Perfect weather. Extremely clean resort. Rooms were new and spacious with ocean front views. Also hot tub on balcony. Steak house on beach was my favorite for, lunch and dinner. Breakfast buffet had large variety of foods. Plenty of pools to swim in never felt crowded. The resort at night looks magical with the lights on the... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The resort is beautiful and modern. I've stayed at one other all-inclusive (Hard Rock) and this did not quite measure-up, but for our budget and the fact that we wanted an all-inclusive in costa rica, it wasn't terrible. FYI we are an early-thirties couple. <y BF really wanted an all-inclusive, while I'm generally not a fan of all-inclusives because I... More 

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West Hempstead, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my husband and my first experience in Costa Rica. We went from May 18th-23rd. The Riu Palace was a recommendation from the travel agent. All I can say is that the Riu Palace lived up to everything that my travel agent said it would be. Check in was easy. We had booked an ocean view room and was... More 

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New Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband & I and another couple where there for my husband's birthday. The room was decorated with balloons. When we went to dinner that evening there were balloons on the chair & after dinner they had a birthday cake. He was so surprised! The hotel staff went above & beyond for us. A special shout out Max at the... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful,clean,comfortable all inclusive hotel ! They have many restaurants,plenty of eating options...variety of food...each day and night fun and entertainment...nice beach with darker sand,very well organized transfer from the airport to the hotel and back in presence of Sunwing representative.I would come back to this place,one week was too short !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We checked into the RIU Palace in November 2014. The check in was smooth, we were quickly in our ocean view suite, that was clean and comfortable. The grounds are absolutely breathtaking and the beach was beautiful (Volcanic ash so dark, but amazing) The staff we met were all very friendly and genuinely seemed to enjoy their jobs. The housekeeping... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had booked a 2 bedroom suite many months in advance. We arrived late in the evening after a long day flying internationally and the check-in process seemed long. I didn't check the room details before leaving the front desk and after a long walk (the resort is big) to the room on the 3rd floor, found that they had... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everything about this hotel is great i loved it!! the entertainment staff are sooo fun and friendly... We received a welcome drink and even though we came a little early they told us put our bags down and go enjoy the bar look around for the next 45 mins which blew past.. The restaurants are really nice and have a... More 

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