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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2011
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2011

for the BAD PART.. The service is pretty horrible, im not saying that many of the employees do not go out of their way because we did have some awesome bartenders waiters etc. but apparently management cannot weed out the bad apples.. or their themselves are the bad apples. 1. Waited 20 minutes for coffee in the morning while the... More

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2011

We just got back from 5 days at the Hilton Papagayo. The reviews we have read were correct. The food and drinks were very good and the staff goes out of their way to make you happy. You stay in bungalows and can walk or take a shuttle to the pool and resturants. We met a young man named Diego... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2011

I'll start off this review by saying that my husband and I are frequent business travelers and used Hilton points to stay here for three nights before heading to Tamarindo. We are from Boston, flew into Liberia, and took a taxi to the hotel, about $50 USD. Food: Totally average if not below average. The all-inclusive concept is convenient, however... More

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Delta Junction, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2011

We loved the food, beverages and service. We had a small room key issue that was taken care of within minutes of us calling the front desk. The rooms were cleaned and stocked daily. The maids left cute little designs of various animals on the beds every day. There was a tiny ant issue our 3rd day there and the... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Hilton Papagayo for a week, we absolutely loved it. The food was great, they had some type of entertainment each day. The staff there were very friendly and worked hard to please all of the guest. We booked our tour with tours your way.com, Marlin was our guide, he also was our airport... More

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

We recently returned from a week at the Hilton Papagayo, staying during the Christmas break. My family, including two teenagers had a great time at the Hilton. The food was wonderful, there was plenty to do in terms of activities and the service was outstanding. We arranged to use J and C tours for our airport transfer and we also... More

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Saint Clair, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Hilton Papagayo for 6 nights from just after Christmas til after New Years. Upon entering the front gate, the front desk area looked very nice, and check in was very quick and easy, and we were quickly shuttled over to our room. The rooms at this hotel are decentralized into duplex villas throughout... 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 Top resorts Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo #3 Family Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo #3 Spa Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo #4 Romantic Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo #5 On the Beach Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo #5 Luxury 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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