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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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hotel was good. We were a younger couple on our honeymoon. It was a great experience. The hotel was a little boring for our liking but everything was great. The food was good, the drinks were good and the staff was extremely friendly. Steven in the bar was fantastic, great young man. We stayed for 6 nights and if we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just returned from 2 weeks in paradise- August 29 to Sept 12 2014. After a small hiccup at check in (we had upgraded to the luxury club and the hotel advised they were unaware) we had a fabulous stay. We can't say enough about the staff who go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and answer any questions... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

my vacation was lovely. the hotel and my room was beautiful. beautiful beachs. animals everywhere. the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. food was not so good at buffett however at restaurants it was good. It was very intimate, a couples resort. lots to do. we rented a car and ventured out on our own. it was cheaper then doing... More

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Roberto B, Guest Relations Manager at Occidental Grand Papagayo, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for having stayed with us. We do really apreciate your good comments and recomendations in regards to our food service. We wish you the best and look forward to hosting you again. Kindest Regards! Roberto Bustos Guest Services Manager Occidental Grand Papagayo More

Saskatoon, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the opportunity to stay at the Occidental Grand Papagayo in Guanacaste Costa Rica recently, and it was a wonderful experience. Despite it being early in the rainy season, we had excellent weather with very little rain fall, which allowed us to explore the property and surrounding area. We flew to the area through Air Canada vacations, and they did... More

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Irvine, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I spent 6 nights at this resort. Overall, it was nice to get away to this peaceful place. We spent 3 nights at the resort and 3 nights driving around the city and checking out the beautiful waterfalls around the country. My suggestion, rent a car from the resort and adventure off because activities are expensive if... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grounds are very nice. The staff is extremely helpful and go out of their way for you. The food is ok. The only thing that made us give this a 4 instead of a five was the annoyance cause by the sales staff ts check in. The prevented us from checking in until we hear their time share spiel.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall we had a good time at this hotel. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The food was ok , it could use more variety. The best part of our stay was spending at the beach right by this hotel. The view was great and very intimate for couples . The view from the lobby was great. The downside was... More

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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a week at the Occidental Grand Hotel and it was absolutely amazing! The food was unreal, the service was non-stop throughout the whole day, we had amazing weather as well. The hotel tended to our every need! The wifi was a little slow, but you're away on vacation, you shouldn't be needing wifi anyways. The view from the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff is very friendly and helpful. The views are amazing and we had a great vacation. We booked through Bookit.com and there was a mixed up with one of the rooms. The staff at Occidental Grand Papagayo cleared it up and gave our friends the correct room. We were very grateful for that. The rooms are nice and clean... More

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the stay here, staff is very friendly and responsive. Food is good and common areas are quite good. The grounds by the beach are not well maintained. Rooms need real modernizing to get the hotel to a real 5* The pool is also kind of old fashioned. wifi is extremely slow and intermittent. Snorkeling in the beach was... More

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  • Costa rica(35)
  • Italian restaurant(11)
  • Snack bar(10)
  • Very good(8)
  • Hot springs(7)
  • Royal club(7)
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  • Coco Beach(5)
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Additional Information about Occidental Grand Papagayo

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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