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Papagayo Resort & Spa

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Playa Arenilla, Costa Rica (Formerly Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

We stayed in a lovely bungalow in the 200s. The rooms are not brand new but they are clean and nicely decorated. We also spent some time in Puntarenas at the Doubletree Resort and would like to point out that this resort is much more peaceful. April is not so busy and we were told it is not high season.... More 

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BRDENTON,FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

They failed to notify us that it was "holy days" the Thurs & Fri we checked in and that alcohol was not available anywhere. Also that the area was experiencing Red Tide, so fishing was not good, which was the main reason we selected that area to visit. And that our bungalow did not have electricity. The Dive Shop kept... More 

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New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

There are plenty of helpful reviews on the hotel, so I will be brief and focus on activities. THE HOTEL: I stayed with my wife and two kids (7, 9) in 106 and it was great...view of the beach and cosy room. The rooms are not huge but are nice and clean...most have decks. We had parrots and iguanas near... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

My family of 4 (kids 11 & 13) spent 5 days at the Hilton Papagayo. The kids had all kinds of activities that kept them busy all day. They were in bed by 8 pm each night. My wife and I could relax by the pool or by the beach. The food was great, and the all-inclusive made things easy... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

I was reminded of how great this resort is after returning from a not-so-great all-inclusive in Jamaica last week. The grounds are absolutely stunning at the Hilton Papagayo. The jungle is right behind you and they have beautifully blended the resort into the landscape. There are howler monkeys, iguana and birds everywhere. The rooms are little self-contained cabins and very... More 

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Wisconsin
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Feb 25th @30 of us from Wisconsin and Texas stayed at the Hilton for a friends wedding. I did visit Costa Rica last January and stayed at the Paradisus (now the Westin Playa Conchal), in comparison the Westin was a much nicer hotel, and there is not a very large price difference either. I payed $2000 for air and hotel... More 

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Katonah
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Just returned from Costa Rica and we had a great vacation. My two children, ages 15 and 12 had a great time as did my husband and myself. The staff at the pool, restuarants and bars are wonderful . Request a room close to the pool if you don't want to take the shuttle every time you go back to... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

My girlfriend and I just returned from our trip to Costa Rica. The Hilton was very nice, checkin was easy and fast. We knew of the steep landscaping and the shuttle rides, so nothing unexpected here. The food and drinks were fabulous. I must say what made our trip especially memorable, was our new friend Abransick who owns JD Adventures.... More 

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San Diego, Ca
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

If you like waiting for a shuttle bus to take you around the resort instead of having things conveniently located via a short walk, this is your place! Although some units are close to the main activity area, others not so much. The pool area is nice but not anything special..no hot tub and pool closes rather early in the... More 

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New Milford, Connecticut, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

We spent our 4th anniversary at the Hilton Papagayo. There is not one bad thing I have to say about this resort. The service was amazing. The presentation incredible. The food and the spa - top notch. I will always remember this trip as one of my best. Make sure you get to the pool bar and ask Roy for... More 

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