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Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica

4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Playa Matapalo, Sardinal, Costa Rica
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Sardinal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014
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Madison, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The Riu Palace all inclusive hotel in Guanacaste Costa Rica is a superb resort. The hotel is beautifully designed, the individual suites are excellent, the food is very good and more than plentiful. There are multiple pools and all have comfortable lounges with a wide choice of shade or sun. The pool staff are extremely friendly and bring drinks directly... More

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CT, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I stayed in April 2013 for a week. It was a great stay. It wasn't very crowded, and we had plenty of space around the pools and the beaches. We had two boys 9 and 12. Overall very satisfied. The hotel was nice, so was the food every time. The rooms were large and clean. The place is very new,... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

After spending 5 days traveling and exploring Costa Rica, this was our last stop for 4 nights at the RIU Palace Guanacaste. OMG !!! It was my husbands birthday weekend so our front door was decorated with balloons as well as our fabulous Jacuzzi tub, over the bed had three balloon clusters and two towel swans were placed on the... More

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Auburn, Massachusetts
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5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

A very nice resort for out short 4 NT visit. Definitely not enough time spent in Costa Rica. This resort has a sister resort next door called Riu Guanacaste. We really enjoyed The Riu Palace. Because this resort is new the landscaping is not well established in terms of the palm trees being full and lush like they are next... More

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Clarenville, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We spent eight days at the Riu Palace, Costa Rica in January, 2014. We travelled as a family of six adults and two teenagers. We have travelled as a group every January for a number of years and this was by far the best resort yet. For my wife and I; we travel two or three times each year for... More

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Belleville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We really did enjoy our vacation and we really appreciate and thankful from the service of Gina Mora. She does a really good job. We thank her for her good service. Keep up the good work Bella :) . Nice people , always happy. The water is warm , the beach is awesome.

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Great hotel, great staff and the food was amazing! Loved this place. Check out my blog on it at http://costaricabest.wordpress.com/ I have pictures and reviews of their food. It is a must see and the all inclusive price is really good! Great time!

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Thornloe
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We travelled the week of feb. 17th till the 24th. Love this place from beginning to end. Service at airport was outstanding, friendly and quick service. Service at resort was excellent. Staff very helpful and friendly. Front desk very accommodating and fast service. This place is gorgeous with beautiful grounds to look at. Food very good and tasty in all... More

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Orillia, Canada
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

My first visit to Costa Rica was in the late winter/early spring of 2012, when I and my lady companion stayed for a week at the Riu Guanacaste, located right beside the Riu Palace which was under construction at the time. We enjoyed the facilities and the Riu so much that we came back the following March, but this time... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We stayed at the palace from 2/18-2/23/2014 and that wasn't enough time to enjoy this hotel. The wait staff and the nice women (Maria) who took care of our room were wonderful. We also enjoyed zip lining in arenal that was suggested by swiss travel located in the lobby. Very nice place and people. We will go again.

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Address: Playa Matapalo, Sardinal, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Gulf of Papagayo > Sardinal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica 4*
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Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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