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Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa

4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Playa Arenilla, Costa Rica
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Ranked #5 of 16 hotels in Gulf of Papagayo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Buffalo Grove, IL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2011

This resort was spectacular. Don't let all the talk about being on a hill and having to ride trams all over scare you--that's what makes this place as nice as it is! We were in room 382 and the ride down was beautiful. We checked in and our room wasn't ready, but we changed into our suits and spent the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2011

We traveled to the Hilton Papagayo for a week of relaxation, snorkeling and outdoor sightseeing. We booked transportation from the airport to the hotel prior to leaving home (about $45 one way) and were happy to arrive to a beautiful resort set far away from the business of the city. Check in was pretty speedy and we were driven to... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2011

This was our first trip to Costa Rica, but it definitely won't be our last. I absolutely loved Costa Rica and the resort definitely exceeded my expectations. The resort property is beautiful, clean, and extremely well maintained. It is very spread out, so be prepared to walk or ride one of the complimentary shuttles. The staff was wonderful, very friendly... More

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Chicago
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6 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2011

This is long, but covers a lot... Room: Rooms pre-assigned, no choice of where you want to be. Changing rooms VERY difficult. Ended up in #423 at top of hill. Modern & clean, no bugs, smells, or mold. Some minor quirks with TV remote, lamp, & thermostat. Bed is super-comfy, nice view, & great wireless reception. Room cleaned daily by... More

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Montreal, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2011

The hotel is not a big building. It is little suites in hills. If you don't like too walk, you may think about that before making your reservation. The room is clean and very comfortable. However, there is only 2 restaurants a la carte and not a lot of variety. People are nice and very effective. The beach is nice... More

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New York
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2011

The hotel is situated 20 minutes from the Liberia airport. After a connecting flight from NYC ,to Miami then to Costa Rica, a short ride to our accomdation was the best thing we can hope for. All the rooms are apreadout throughout the hotel, and they have a ton of shuttles that will take you all around the resort, they... More

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mcallen
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2011

I thought that the service was okay but the beach itself is not nice. The sand is black and dirty looking and the water is not pretty. Food was poor and it is not for older people who cannot climb, since you have to climb anywhere in the hotel to get back to your rooms. they said there were little... More

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2011

The Hilton Papagayo is an absolutely beautiful property with the friendliest people & best service. Our room was immaculately clean when we arrived and our housekeeper kept it that way the entire week. The property is spread out with little bungalows all over the hillside. Our room was in the 400 block so we were pretty far from the pool/bar/restaurant... More

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Dallas, Texas
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256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2011

Hotel is great, we had a room facing the bay. The food is just ok, buffet seemed to be more consistant. They don't tell you but the restaurants do not take any walk ups, you have to reserve them right when you wake-up. Neither restaurant is great, service at the hotel is very poor. Bartenders and wait staff are slow... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2011

My wife and I wanted a special honeymoon last September, so we chose Hilton Papagayo as our destination. We also wanted to not get lost or miss the important sites. What we really wanted was a taste of Costa Rica. Papagayo is a wonderful hotel, great food, friendly staff, and nice rooms. This was our first trip using a tour... More

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Address: Playa Arenilla, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Gulf of Papagayo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa 4*
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Also Known As:
Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Hotel Gulf Of Papagayo
Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort And Spa
Fiesta Premier Costa Rica
Hilton Gulf Of Papagayo
Gulf Of Papagayo Hilton
Fiesta Resort Costa Rica
Fiesta Premier Resort Spa Costa Rica

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#3 Family Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo #3 Spa Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo #3 Top resorts Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo #4 Romantic Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo #5 Luxury Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo #5 On the Beach Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
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Nestled in a bay surrounded by the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Papagayo in Guanacaste, our resort is the perfect place to let your worries drift away. The magnificent view of the tranquil waters, the surrounding lush tropical gardens and abundant wildlife will make you experience the true Costa Rican feel.This magical all-inclusive resort also offers:- Convenient location, only 20 minutes from the Liberia International Airport- Large property but with an intimate atmosphere and feel- New all inclusive concept with boutique-style service without the need of bracelets or towel cards and no limit in à la carte dining. - Private beach feel with calm tides year round- Casita-style bungalows perched hillside overlooking the bay. - World-class Spa offering full range of traditional and exotic treatments in a Costa Rican – inspired natural ambiance- Unforgettable setting for Honeymoons and Weddings - Venues which add a local flair to your meetings, incentives and other social gatherings.- Just minutes away from major local attractions, National Parks and beaches ... more   less 
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