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Occidental Grand Papagayo

4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Playa Buena, 485000, Costa Rica
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Ranked #9 of 16 hotels in Gulf of Papagayo
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a good time, but it is what you make of it. The hotel is old even though renovations have been done. If you have a problem they are quick to say they will help, but don't hold your breath. The food was good. Really Good. the entertainment group was great Bryan, Javier, (who got my husband to sing... More

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location is Beautiful, the hotel is cut into a side of a mountain. But other than that it was one of the worst hotels we stayed at. We stayed on the 3d floor building 5. The water pressure from the shower was non existant. The food at the hotel was really bad. Nothing typical to the Costa Rican cuisine.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just got back from vacation with friends and we all enjoyed our stay. The resort staff was attentive and very friendly. The food for the most part was very good. I myself, didn't care for any of the pork dishes but everything else was good. We did our own excursions outside of the hotel which was less expensive. I would... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I just returned from a week stay at the hotel and it was an incredible experience! Forget those horrific reviews. I was very apprehensive about going there but we said let's go and make the most of it. We arrived on an early flight and our room was not immediately available but were greeted with a cocktail and told we... More

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San Diego
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start by saying NEVER use Bookit.com. Screwed us heavy and if you can find anyone you can understand, you're doing great (although they still wont fix your issue). Anyway....... I will begin with the statement that I understand a three star resort is just that. I have stayed at many of them and put it in perspective. This... More

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I purchased a 3 night stay through Groupon for this hotel. When I bought it, the reviews were mostly positive, so I thought I'd gotten a good deal. Then, right before my boyfriend and I were to come, the reviews got negative, and I got scared! We both decided if it really was that bad, we would just find another... More

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Richmond hill new york
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and 2 other friends spent 6 days at this resort and overall I thought it was great. The rooms were clean and the staff was very hospitable...but do note, if you plan to eat at the restaurants, men must bring long pants! Anyhow, this trip will forever be memorable to me because the excursions were amazing. I did... More

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Detroit, Michigan
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned form a week long stay celebrating our 17th anniversary at this adults only all inclusive resort. When we arrived at the resort the room was ready and check in was a breeze. We were greeted with champagne, explained he hotel layouts and was driven to our rooms via small shuttle of sorts. We were very displeased with our... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at multiple all-inclusive resorts at varying levels of service in Mexico, Dominican Republic and Jamaica. The Occidental falls squarely in the middle as far as all-inclusive resorts go. Since you might not care about everything in this review, I will break it down into areas of interest. Skim as you please and feel free to contact me... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I never write reviews, but I read and rely on them religiously. That is how great my stay was. I stayed 4 nights/5 days in mid May and I wish I never left. Occidental Grand Papagayo is a gorgeous hotel, and the service was impeccable. The resort is huge, our room was relatively close to the lobby and pool while... More

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Address: Playa Buena, 485000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Gulf of Papagayo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Occidental Grand Papagayo 4*
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Occidental Grand Papagayo Gulf Of
Occidental Grand Papagayo Costa Rica
Grande Papagayo Costa Rica
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On the unspoiled northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica(home to wild parrots and endagered sea turtles), striking volcanic cliffs dramatically descend to powdery sand beaches and crystalline coves. Elegant and respectfully situaded within this breathtaking haven in the five-star Occidental Grand papagayo. Reverently aligned with its majestic surroundings, the resort offers a new kind of luxury all inclusive vacation. It is nothing short of extraordinary.Couples, families and friends who visit experience premiun service, discover gourmand dining and select from an impressive gamut of activities and sports. The resor´s natural setting and luxury amenities also make it the ideal locale for an incomparable wedding or honeymoon. In short, the Occidental Grand Papagayo is a perfect vacation spot for anyone and any reason. ... more   less 
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