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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 2 days ago
Jym F Ohio City, Ohio
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Shawnee, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Do NOT even consider this hotel. This was the WORST experience. The hotel was so bad we got a full refund and left and went to another hotel. Things that went wrong: Lobby - not on the list upon arrival, the lobby was a zoo and were treated like cattle, cigarette burns on all lobby furniture, the up sale from... More

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Ohio City, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My GF and I visited this resort from July 19th to July 26th. We had a good time and loved the wildlife that are all over the resort. The restaruant staff, maids and entertainment staff were very nice to us. This was my 15th All Inclusive. I usually stay at an AM Star resort (Secrets, Now or Dreams). First of... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First off, we were told that everyone at the resort speaks english. At least two groups of employees did not speak english including the maintenance people as well as housekeeping. We had an issue with our refrigeration and asked that maintenance come and look at it. When maintenance did come I had to get someone on the phone at the... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful property with helpful staff overall. I'm not typically one to leave reviews, however I feel this hotel/resort was a bit misleading in that it is listed as an ADULTS ONLY 18 and UP facility. I stayed at the resort on July 11th-16th 2014, and noticed children (id say 10 years or younger) also staying here. Dont... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is super friendly, the activities and members of the fun club are great. The buffetShout out to Jania and Allandro. Great selection at the buffet, the areas kept squeeky clean. At night they offered trivia with prizes, karaoke to loosen up, live music and the disco here was good to dance the night away

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After spending 2 hours at the Allegro Papagayo we upgraded to the Grand. It was wonderful, the food was great, the staff was friendly. Everything was so clean and just wonderful. The views and beach were amazing. There was not one bad thing I could say about this place. We even went to the Spa for massages, they were great... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently traveled to the Occidental Grand Papagayo for our 30th Wedding Anniversary. We booked this resort through our travel agent. After reading all the reviews I could find about this destination, I was a little nervous about where we were staying. Upon arrival of this amazing place, our week just continued to get better and better. We had NO... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a short trip so it was indeed supposed to be a special one. We chose Grand Romance package which included Breakfast in bed and Romantic Dinner and a massage for two. The room was smaller than most average hotel rooms, the air conditioning unit was monitored by a sensor which meant anytime you opened the door it would... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great resort. Food was excellent. Staff wonderful!! They are still working on it some to make it a wonderful ADULTS ONLY resort but we really enjoyed it!!! Its a very "hilly" resort. No need to go to gym. Would like to recognize the "fun crew" which kept us entertained everyday at the pool and about the hotel. Thanks to Yendry,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Elegant meets exotic at this fantastic hotel. Within moments of arriving at the hotel we were greeted with charming smiles and delicious cocktails. The view of the gulf is gorgeous. Everyday different tropical animals surprised me by popping up in different places varying from the hotel to the beach. The hotel also does a great job of hosting various activities... 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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Also Known As:
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Occidental Grand Papagayo Gulf Of
Occidental Grand Papagayo Costa Rica
Grande Papagayo Costa Rica
Grand Papagayo Liberia

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#6 Spa Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo #6 Top resorts Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo #7 Luxury Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo #9 On the Beach Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
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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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