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Hacienda Guachipelin

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja, Rincon de La Vieja 11782-1000, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hacienda Guachipelin has everything. You can just be there to relax or you can fill up your day with activities. We did the one day activity tour: horse riding to the waterfall, Tubing through Rio negro, hotsprings and mud bath and canopy. Canopy was my favorite as you go through the forest, there are short lines, there is an optional... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started our vacation in Manuel Antonio the week before, drove up the coast the second week, had a 7 night stay at Condovac and became bored on day two. so we decided to drive up to Rincon de LaVieja, for a hike around the volcano. The drive was beautiful, weather cooler, the hike amazing, it was great getting out... More

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights and it was just the right amount of time. Arrived later on a Saturday and explored the short walk to las charrarras waterfall . You can walk to it directly from the hotel grounds. The next day we went into the park and hiked LA congreja trail. Hike was very nice but my son lost his... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location at the entry of s great park, the Rincon de La Vieja. Great access to activities right there. Rooms pretty basic, they try hard but needs updating especially in terms of quality of towels and sheets. Service staff ok but overall not too friendly. Food mostly questionable, only a few things were actually good.

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New York, New York, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is basically a basic logde type hotel. It was clean with your basic toiletries and AC thank GOD. The hot water didnt work one night but it was working fine the other day we stayed. There is no TV and some ants in the room which is expected since you are in the forest, jungle. There is lovely nature... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lots of fun here. They have tons of activities if that's what your interested in or the pool and hotel grounds are very relaxing. The food was amazing and was always fresh. Staff is hands down the best! Don't pass on staying here and you won't regret it.

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jose b, Gerente at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Dear costumer, thanks a lot for your nice comment!!!, we're more than glad to read it, this kind of comments really motivate us to keep up the good work and yes we have being improving all the activities in order to make this an unforgettable time, we are very glad that you enjoyed the stay at the hotel and you... More

Glen Allen, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's very nice being so close to the volcano area. Driving up to this area is a bit difficult since the roads are steep and rocky. So being closer so as only to have to make one trip is nice. The grounds are kept up well with great views. We got the "superior" room. Really nothing special about it other... More

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Brisbane, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here four nights and it was heavenly. It is so easy to experience the Rincon from here and enjoy the surrounding natural beauty. This place had great value for a "Deluxe" room that cost $98 and included an awesome breakfast. We did the all-day adventure pass -- zip-lining, horseback riding and river tubing -- and it was amazing... More

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jose b, Gerente at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review
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Hola sherrygood, De antemano queremos agradecerte por tomarte el tiempo de escribirnos un comentario tan motivante, nos gusta saber que... More

Algonquin, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is location is more of a working ranch per se... not a hotel destination... at least not yet. the rooms are more set up like a motel arrangement and more european than american for the over all feel for the place. It has a pool area but it is mostly for looks and the local farm dogs to come... More

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jose b, Gerente at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Dear Tim, first of all, thank you for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate when our guests do that, this is so important for all the users as much as it is for us to improve all the details you mentioned, we're looking forward to start fixing most of the things you have said in order... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We stayed here while we visited El Rincon de la Vieja. The grounds were beautiful, clean, tranquil, and quite authentic. The rooms were minimal and the sleep quality was just ok...perfect for a night or two. The food was average; however, the service was exceptional across the board. Loved how you could wake up early and milk the cows.

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jose b, Manager at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Dear GCooper4462, Thank you for your nice comment, it will be very helpful for all readers, our priority is to make happy our costumers, we are very glad that you enjoyed the stay at the hotel and you can share your incredible experience here, we will be looking for ways to improve ourselves in order to avoid bad experiences from... More

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Address: Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja, Rincon de La Vieja 11782-1000, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Rincon de La Vieja
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hacienda Guachipelin 3*
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Hacienda Guachipelin Hotel Rincon De La Vieja
Hacienda Guachipelin Costa Rica/Rincon De La Vieja

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Hacienda Guachipelin is a comfortable hotel with 54 rooms, each with private bathroom and hot water. The best Costa Rican ecotourism lodge for adventure travel and nature lovers, located at the entrance of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park. This is the most visited National Park in Guanacaste. For the adventurer, there are many activities like horseback riding, the Canyon canopy tour, Rio Negro Tubing, canyoneering, bird watching, as well as trekking to the crater of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Free transportation to the National Park and the hot springs. ... more   less 
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