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Occidental Grand Papagayo

4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Playa Buena, 485000, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Grande Prairie, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed at this lovely resort in May , we were told it was Rainey season so we kind of worried about that but once we arrived our worries were gone when it does rain it's for 20 minutes and then it's beautiful again. Our check in was quick and the escorted us to our rooms when they were ready. The... More

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Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just returned from Costa Rica with a two week stay at this hotel...loved it! Staff was warm and helpful...food was pretty good, lots of choice and fresh salad/fruit, grounds are beautiful and although you walk (if you choose not to take the shuttle which was readily available) the resort is full of interesting wildlife to experience while you make your... More

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Fall River
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So, the hotel itself was pretty nice, the pool was fine and the food was pretty good, especially the Italian restaurant. But the reason I'm writing this is to worn people to not go in late March or April because it is extremely hot, it got up to 38 degrees C. I think January would have been much more enjoyable.... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is fine but it showcases itself as luxury. Its far from it. Good-Staff is friendly, grounds are pretty, wildlife is everywhere and the bed was super comfortable, close to airport Not acceptable- no toiletries! just a kimberly-clark soap dispencer like at the YMCA. Fresh towels were hard to come by, our neighbors dirty glasses sat outside out room... More

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Toronto, ON
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there from March 23 - 30 2014. Stayed in building 4. Did three tours/trips. RESORT FACILITIES Once you walk into the lobby, you get to see a panoramic view with the buildings to the the left, steps down to the pool area below, and in the distance the water and hills. Very pleasant view all hours of the... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this hotel through hotels.com and paid almost $500 for 2 nights. We arrive there and they tell us that Hotels.com only gave them half of what we paid, and we would need to pay another $250. Showed them our confirmation and credit card payment, made no difference. Got hotels.com on the phone and they claimed what we paid... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Where to begin....this country is beautiful. The people in this country are great, and I definitley will want to return to Costa Rica. In the beginning, before coming on this trip, my girlfriend and i read a lot of mixed reviews and were very concerned. We resided in Building 1 and it was nothing short of disappointing. But in reality,... More

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just returned from this beautiful hotel and very beautiful country! The only problem is that I got deceived by the maid . The first day , close to the room , I have ask if we could smoke in the room. She gives me an ashtray and said yes . So for five days my wife and I smoked... More

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60 reviews 60 reviews
7 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: - wildlife: lots of birds, howler monkey family passed through for 2 days of our 10 day stay - maid service: room is clean, the bed is made with a different design each day. For example, the comforter is fashioned as a bow, swans made of towels to decorate - pool staff (ESP Brian) gets people moving and playing... More

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Terrace, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 weeks at the Occidental Grand Papagayo, I was very impressed with the hotel staff. The girls at the front desk were amazing, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The food was great as were the drinks. We found the lack of internet inconvenient as my husband needed to e-mail and had work issues to deal with! The pool staff... More

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  • Costa rica(35)
  • Italian restaurant(11)
  • Snack bar(10)
  • Very good(8)
  • Hot springs(7)
  • Royal club(7)
  • Grounds were beautiful(5)
  • 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
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#5 Luxury Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Occidental Grand Papagayo 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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