My husband and I stayed at Giardini di Papagayo Hotel for our honeymoon. What a disaster!!! The food was constantly recycled, from breakfast to lunch to dinner. There was butter floating freely in water and melting. Not a very good dining experience at all. Because the "restaurant" is outside, everyone was constantly being attacked by mosquitos, and every meal is buffet style.
We were also ripped off by our maid. We had a camera charger and battery taken from our room. We ended up switching rooms because there was mold all over the walls inside the room and all over the balcony, which we took plenty of video of (could not lean on balcony for fear of falling off, railing not bolted down) not to mention blood and other unknown fluids on the walls inside the room. My husband ended up becoming very ill after being forced to spend three nights in the room due to the mold in the ventilation - blowing out through the air conditioning - before we could finally be switched to another room. Also, every time we would take a shower, the bathroom flooded because there was no shower curtain.
The person who ended up with our old room also was ripped off by the maid. We approached management, there was no interest on their part and consequently nothing was ever done about the maid.
Our next room was a little better, although we overlooked massive construction that was going on right outside our room, that started at 6:00 a.m. every morning (so sleeping in was impossible) and stopped at dark.
They are very chincy with the towels and you will never see a washcloth in your room.
Don't plan on laying on the beach with a lawn chair, as there is only SIX beach chairs for the whole resort. There were plenty around the pool, but they were not allowed on the beach.
The only positives: the wait staff were wonderful, very accommodating and very friendly, and the view was spectacular.
We would never recommend this place to anyone.
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- Also Known As:
- Giardini Di Papagayo Liberia
- Giardini Di Papagayo Resort
- Hotel Giardini Di Papagayo
- Giardini Di Papagayo Costa Rica
- Giardini Di Papagayo Hotel Costa Rica/Liberia