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Giardini di Papagayo Hotel

Playa Panama | Gulf of Papagayo, Liberia 26-1017, Costa Rica
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Giardini di Papagayo Hotel
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Ranked #16 of 17 Hotels in Liberia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012
Andrew L South Florida, Florida
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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South Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

I stayed there during my first trip to Costa Rica in April of 2008. It's located next to Hilton Papagayo resort (which is excellent in every respect) and thus much more expensive. The check-in took forever (they were cleaning our rooms?) but I got much better room than expected (with a private balcony and the view of both the bay... More 

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Linville VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

I was here in 2004 in Jan. I booked through Apple vacations as I've never traveled much. Loved this place, just rough enough to keep rich touristy types away. I asked for vegetarian food and got it. Fresh fruits and very good food. I took the van out every day to Monte Verde, Nicaragua, hot springs, volcanoes etc. I felt... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2009

The resort is close to Liberia airport... but too remote without a car rental. Accommodations are located on high hills while 'the' restaurant is at ground level. Shuttle van is sporadic. Howler monkeys screech all day & night. DO NOT plan your trip in late April...which is the beginning of rainy season with high humidity levels...it's a breeding and biting... More 

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Toronto
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2008

Our family was one of the unfortnate ones that stayed in that horrible place ,that should not be offerd as a resort,it's a dump!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2008

I am one of the unfortunate ones that ended up at this hotel. All the reviews that say: oh, this hotel was excellent, or perfect. Well guess what, they don't know what they are saying. If you booked for this hotel, unbook it before it is too late. At this time i would start talking about how my experiance was.... More 

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Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2008

My husband and I, along with another couple, stayed at the Giardini di Papagayo June 14-21. Unlike some of the earlier reviews, we had no problems at check-in and were even allowed to check in a bit early. The room was small but adequate for us as we were gone a lot of the time on tours. The view was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2008

It was a beautiful resort. The staff seemed friendly, aswell as all the guests. The food was great and the service was awesome. It could be much better if there was some night entertainment or a disco. After dinner there really isnt much to do, not even music. If you go you have to do some of the daily activites... More 

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Mississauga, ON
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2008

If you are looking for a relaxing, clean, and friendly vacation this "resort" is NOT for you. We booked into this resort for seven nights and managed to actually stay for only two. We ended up spending way more money on alternate accomodation. When we arrived at the hotel we waited for a room for three hours (even though we... More 

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Toronto
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2008

After reading mixed reviews for this hotel, I wasn't sure what to expect. It was my first time at an all-inclusive hotel and my plan to to take advantage of all Costa Rica had to offer regardless of the hotel. I never thought that this hotel would be amazing! The reviews fail to mention that it is nothing short of... More 

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Monroe, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2008

This hotel could be great, but like many humans it finds a way to keep shooting itself in the foot. Apparently the owner is trying to sell the hotel and therefore she is stinting on maintenance and also quite possibly on paychecks. Our unit had the private pool but it took us three days to get the staff to have... More 

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