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Occidental Grand Papagayo by Barcelo

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Playa Buena, 485000, Costa Rica
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Meopham, Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2009

We loved Costa Rica and this hotel, definitely impressed with the resort. It was beautiful and very well maintained, the food for an AI was great. You not only had the buffett restuarant, but also 3 other restaurants, our favourite was the Oriental. The Staff were very friendly, as were the Costa Rican people. We upgraded to a deluxe room... More 

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Mamou
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2009

Went on a Senior Class Trip to Costa Rica. Cant say enough about the staff!!! Edwin the Bartendar (God Bless Him) was awesome (he does smile anyway he's very serious) Marcos - Smiles all the Time Kenny Kenny the D.J. (God Bless Him too) was so nice to our kids Deago awesome guy Henry - just a nice and great... More 

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Alberta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2009

I just returned from a week at this resort and it was fantastic. Out of the nine people in the group I went with, no one had a single bad thing to say. The staff was great, the food was great, the location was great, etc. Yes, as some people stated, there were a few small details that could be... More 

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WHITBY ONTARIO
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2009

We just got back from a week at the Grand Papagayo May 16-23. We had a fantastic time the resort was clean well maintained & staffed by frendly enthusiastic hard working staff. We were in building 1 beside the main lobby overlooking the pool, or in our case the tree between us & the pool that was a bird condominium.... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2009

We just got back from a 7 day stay at the Occidental Grand Papagayo. (May 9-16, 2009)We loved it and will definitely go back. The resort is gorgeous and well maintained. We only ate at the buffet so I can't review the other restaurants. The buffet is typical AI food. Absolutely no complaint on our part. The food was tasty... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2009

I really enjoyed staying in this hotel. I traveled with my boyfriend, his brother, and sister-in-law. The three of them did not really enjoy the stay as much as I did. We did request and pay for a partial ocean view room, and did not receive it. I thought the food was great and the atmosphere was nice. I have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2009

I’m not very good with writing reviews but I figured since people have shared their stories, which helped me greatly, I could only be so kind to return the favor. My husband and I just returned from Occidental Grand Papagayo. Our exact travel dates were 5-9-09 to 5-14-09. This trip was originally planned for Mexico but due to the wonderful... More 

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Louisiana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2009

My husband and I stayed at the resort Sunday May 10th-15th, 2009. Our travel agent referred us after the swine flu hit Mexico (we were suppose to go to Cozumel..the last 2 years we have vacationed in Cancun). We arrived from Houston to Liberia around 9:00 pm Costa Rican time. The hotel lobby is open..different but nice since there is... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2009

First the good points..... OGP had a great beach with lots of shade & we never had to fight for chairs. The food was pretty good, (not spectacular) we loved making our own nachos everyday at the grill restaurant. We ate at both the Asian & Italian restaurants & they were okay. The buffet breakfasts were great, lots of fruit... More 

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San Diego
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2009

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Grand Papagayo for a week in April 2009. We booked it through his travel agent, and we were definitely impressed with the resort. It was beautiful and very well maintained, and we loved the food and the amenities that were included with the price. The only problems we experienced were that our air... More 

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