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Occidental Grand Papagayo by Barcelo

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Playa Buena, 485000, Costa Rica
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first time in Costa Rica and I picked this place based on the reviews here on TripAdvisor. We went Feb 6-10 and the weather was perfect, hot and some days windy. The staff is friendly (left my purse in the main buffet area and one of the hostesses tracked me down to give it back to me!).... More 

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I took a trip for our 15 year anniversary from Jan 21-27. We stayed at the Grand Papagayo and had an amazing time! The resort itself was beautiful. I loved the views from our room and the flora and fauna around the whole resort was extremely inviting and relaxing. The birds were incredible! I have never seen... More 

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Boston, Ma.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a wonderful trip! With the exceptions of airline problems (United) everything went well. It was our first time to Costa Rica and we were overwhelmed by the geography, the Eco- tourism and the beauty of their country. Most of all - my wife and I were so impressed by the Costa Rican people. We travel a lot and we... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The resort is located about 30 minutes from the airport. The rooms can be located a bit of a walk up hill from the restaurants and bars though they do have a regular shuttle to bring you up to the rooms. The check in process is efficient though they have a guy to chat to you about signing up for... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The wife and I went there for our honeymoon and were pretty disappointed. The resort is in disrepair. There are outdoor jacuzzi tubs which are broken and are full of leaves and debris. Broken chairs can be seen lying around through out the resort. The pool is grand in appearance but upon a closer look could be cleaner. We had... More 

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Shoreline
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very relaxed environment. Friendly staff, could use some more lively nightly entertainment. Drink variety was excellent, maybe more drink accessibility at the pool would be good. Gift shop could also use a little more variety. Beautiful views!!

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Lynda Anne W, Guest Experience Manager at Occidental Grand Papagayo by Barcelo, responded to this review

Dear alxb122, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience here at Occidental Grand Papagayo. We appreciate your valuable feedback and have taken on board your excellent suggestions. We are pleased you had a lovely time and we do hope we may have an opportunity to welcome you back here in the future. Kind regards and best... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Let me start by saying that the hotel is beautiful as are the grounds, the staff is friendly ( with the exception of the man taking dinner reservations) and the food is quite good.There is also much wildlife to be seen at this resort. If you are the type of traveler that is happy to sit around the pool day... More 

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Lynda Anne W, Guest Experience Manager at Occidental Grand Papagayo by Barcelo, responded to this review

Dear Puppiesluvme, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent vacation experience here at Occidental Grand Papagayo. We are pleased that you enjoyed yourselves overall and appreciate your recognition of all our staff`s friendliness and efforts. We are grateful for the points you highlight in your review and the information you have provided our future guests. With regard... More 

kitchener ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our first time to Costa Rica. We went with another couple, all of us late 40's to late 50's in age. Our first impression of the resort was stairs...lots and lots of stairs!! At first it was similar to negotiating a maze but once you got used to the layout of the resort it was fine. However, I... More 

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Lynda Anne W, Guest Experience Manager at Occidental Grand Papagayo by Barcelo, responded to this review

Dear sandralyn, 5. Thank you for taking the time to share your recent vacation experience at Occidental Grand Papagayo. We are so pleased to read that you had a great time and appreciate all of your feedback. We would also like to say how grateful we are to you for your extensive and descriptive review, highlighting important features of the... More 

Truro, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I chose Occidental Grand Papagayo after reviewing several comments on Trip Advisor. I stayed in the all inclusive resort for 7 nights (8 days). It was an awesome experience in Costa Rica. The resort was amazing, the staff was wonderful and very courteous. The bar attendants were fantastic. Only thing I noticed that they did not make Mojitos, but that... More 

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Lynda Anne W, Guest Experience Manager at Occidental Grand Papagayo by Barcelo, responded to this review

Dear Kmydean, Thank you very much for sharing your review of your vacation at Occidental Grand Papagayo with us all. It pleases us very much that you considered our resort amazing and our staff wonderful and courteous. We especially appreciate you sharing your story regarding your wonderful and thrilling experience on the zip line. As you mention, it is a... More 

Maybee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The grounds were very beautiful and well maintained. Our rooms were also very clean and nice. The staff made the whole trip very enjoyable. Steven the bartender at the tiki bar was a lot of fun. I also loved the breakfast omelet cook at the main buffet. When she would give you your made to order omelet she would give... More 

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Lynda Anne W, Guest Experience Manager at Occidental Grand Papagayo by Barcelo, responded to this review

Dear 59patrick, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent vacation experience at Occidental Grand Papagayo. We are so pleased to read you enjoyed the intimacy and friendliness of our “Adults Only” resort, that you met so many like minded travelers. Its very gratifying to see that our staff contributed so much to your stay. Offering... More 

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