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Costa Smeralda

Calle 18 Bis | Papagayo Gulf, 5000, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2005

Let me start of by saying that I was at the resort a year ago, it is possible that improvements have been made. I traveled to the resort with 2 other friends and when booking, we were under the impression that it was a 4 star. Honestly, it was far from it. I have stayed at a number of other... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2005

This resort was a disappointment. It wasn't well-run and there wasn't much to do. We stayed at the Costa Smerald in December 2004. It turned out that most of the staff had decided to take their vacations that week, so only one of the four restaurants was open, there were no night-time activities and cleaning was hit and miss. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2004

My husband and I went to Costa Rica in Dec. 2003. We stayed at the Grande Papagayo Resort. At that time it was Costa Smeralda. Since the ownership change I can't say anything about improvements as I don't know what if anything has changed. The rooms were very nice, the hotel property was beautiful and the staff very friendly. The... More 

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