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Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica

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    4 of 5 stars
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Little Falls, New Jersey
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Riu Palace Costa Rica was a awesome place to stay. Poolside activities were great. The Riufun staff got everyone up playing games with a different game every hour. At night the shows were good the Riufun staff also performed I some of the shows. This was one of the best vacations I have had!!!!

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Midland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went with 10 others on this travel agent-planned, first time trip to Costa Rica. We had no idea what to expect, so were thrilled with the offerings of the all-inclusive Riu Palace. The hotel was spotlessly clean, inside and out, and it appeared the staff took great pride in the hotel, their jobs, and in servicing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 8 nights on our honeymoon and were extremely pleased with the food, accommodations, service, pools, and quiet beach. The dinners were amazing as was the buffet. There was always food or drink available, 24-7. The staff couldn't have been more friendly or accommodating. There were plenty of fun activities to do at the resort and you could... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a week here in late January 2015 - the resort itself is beautiful. Rooms are super modern, grounds are very well kept, and the pool area(s) were fantastic. There were tons of lounge chairs available - both in the shade and in full sun. Beach was a little windy and the water was rough, but that didn't stop... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

my family just got back from Riu Palace in Costa Rica...the hotel is nice , very clean, staff and entertainment crew is GREAT!! but the front desk is the worst!! first we had to wait 3 hours to be checked in to the room, when we finally got there, instead of 2 beds , there was 1 king bed. called... More 

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Panama City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took hours to reach from the airport to the Riu. For good reason, it's in the middle of no where!!! The beaches are terrible and the water ruff making it impossible to swim in. The hotel is great and the food excellent. We got bored after a few days and took a small plane to San Jose (the capital). That... More 

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Chico California, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited both RIU's in Cabo San Lucas and decided for our first trip to Costa Rica we might as well go someplace familiar. And familiar it was. The RIU hotels certainly use the same formula in all the resorts I've visited. They keep a very clean and well maintained facility on top of creating a very gorgeous setting.... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the RIU Palace. We ate at the buffet often. Always for breakfast and some time for dinner. We stayed for 2 weeks! We had a great server while we were there. Her name is Gina Mora she really does a great job making you feel welcome! Always checking to see if everything is great and if you... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at RIU Palace for 2 nights in August and it has been one of the most relaxing and fun holidays I have ever had! and it is true, I finished my trip getting engaged on the lovely beach... so I definitely have positive things to say about this place and my stay :) I will start with the... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family and friends recently stayed at the RIU Palace in Costa Rica. It was a wonderful vacation. The RIU exceeded our expectations. It is hard to imagine that travellers could not enjoy this resort. The staff was extremely friendly and provided great service. Anthony, Jose and Nicole provided wonderful bar service around the pool and Christina, our server for breakfast... More 

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