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Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica

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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Sardinal
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Houston, Texas
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Long review because we were there for a LONG time: This hotel was kind of hit and miss for me for several reasons - I have stayed in all inclusive resorts in other areas (i.e. Cancun) and it was a very different experience. RESORT: it is beautiful and genuinely does feel like a palace. We stayed there for 2 weeks... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great staff, great food, great vibe. Costa Ricans are very friendly and sociable. You feel right at home at this resort. I've been to a few all inclusive resorts and I am extremely pleased with this one. Buffet style food better than average. Great entertainment, drinks and customer service. I recommend this resort to couples, groups and the resort next... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location for a romantic get away.Very picturesque.Many beautiful fountains & flowers throughout the property.Five beautiful well maintained pools.Rooms are very nice and spacious.Always request the upper floors and the rooms with the jacuzzi.There are seven restaurants total.(two are specialized)Ok here's my feedback.Food was good at the two buffets and the selections were good,but the food had little heat &... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful country. Hotel was good with great food. The rooms were beautiful with their liquor dispensers. Get oceanview rooms absolutely breathtaking At night, over run by months and geckos. Great stay.

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Managua, Nicaragua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just spent four days at Riu Palace in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Property: Nice, four stars. Large, modern, beautiful fountains and pool area. Room is large, clean, big bathroom, room refrigerator with beer, coke, water and other soft drinks. Refrigerator was on but did not cool the drinks. Warm beer or coke is not my thing. Odd bath tub smack... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this hotel! Beautiful! Clean! Fabulous food! We have been to many other resorts in Cuba,Dominican Republic and Mexico and this rates highly! Downside is the beach. It could use a few umbrellas although the beach is dark sand if you went further down the beach towards the Monky Bar the sand inthe water did not have as many... More 

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Houston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Rui Palace in June. I was in Costa Rica to celebrate a friend’s birthday (we were a party of 16). All inclusive is always the best choice when dealing with larger parties. Three years prior, I stayed at the Rui Guanacaste, the sister property next door and I enjoyed that property. The Rui Palace was under... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This resort is a very clean resort, overall I had no issues with the resort. The only comment I would make is to have shows that don't involve dancing, every show was the same in that regard. I like to see different stuff like magicians, acrobats, etc... The beach is black sand and a lot of people complain about it,... More 

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Trenton, Nj
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is beautiful!! It's very modern and tastefully decorated. It was also very clean which is very important to me. The food was good with lots of options at the Buffett. The only downside that I must say is that the adult beverages were not strong. However, you can always ask for a double or triple shots. The staff... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly all-inclusive resort in Guancaste Costa Rica. About 30-40 mins shuttle from Liberia airport. The staff doesn't wait for tips like they do at other all-inclusive resorts in Mexico. The pools and beaches are very nice. Good selection of food but could improve the room service menu to be equal or better than the all-inclusive resorts in Mexico. Wifi in... More 

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