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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
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Georgia
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I have only posted one other review but I had to post about this place. First we went during the wet season and I thought that I was going to not enjoy it because of the rain,but I did. It rained only one day but it was so quick that the sun was back out in 1 hour. Things to...

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I go to a beach resort mainly for the beach and I will focus my review on the beach. Everything else was satisfactory. The resort is good-nice accommodations, pretty good food and friendly staff. However, I was very disappointed with the beach, its access and cleanliness. The beach which is public (as all beaches are) is across a dirt road...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

WOW- absolutely amazing resort!!! Location, food, drinks, spectacular ocean views!!!! Santos, our poolside waiter was amazing. Extremely attentive and so personable. Thanks Santos for making our experience top notch. Highly recommend the couples Seas and Stars sunset massage on the beach. Also, we recommend a beach walk to Lola's for lunch. We went 3 times while here.

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Luxury, World-Class service and Premium food & beverage. Our experience was 5 star + thanks to the JW Marriott staff special thanks to German Medina (incredible service!!), Chef Lombardo & Douglas!!! The hotel is about 1 hour away from Liberia airport. You can take a cab for about $100 USD to Hacienda Pinilla, where the JW Marriott is located. Once...

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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you Pepscastrol for such a great review! German, Douglas and Lombardo will be very happy to read your wonderful comments about them and how special they make you feel during your stay with us. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with all of us. It means a lot to know that we meet your expectations and we...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

fantastic hotel in every possible way. The location (as for other similar hotels) is a bit "out of the way", but this is the price to pay to be in a quiet/safe environment, with private beach (beautiful), etc. We rented a car and that would be really hepful. By the way they have AVIS inside the hotel itself in case...

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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, responded to this review

WOW thank you Pasquale_uk for your wonderful comments. For us was a privilege been your host and we truly hope to have the opportunity to welcome you and your wife back. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed every minute here. Kindest regards; Jose Miguel Belloni General Manager

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok maybe the food prices :) The hotel is great, people who work there are awesome, super friendly, the room was big enough. We paid for an ocean view room and ok I was able to see the ocean, but i had to try hard to do so. The beach is private which is great. Food is pricey, but it's...

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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Is good to know that you liked everything DmejiaCR. I am sure you had the time to enjoy our mojitos by the pool just having a peaceful time. Thank you for your great comments and we truly hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Sincerely; Jose Miguel Belloni General Manager

Frederick, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago

The thing that set this resort apart from others was the staff. Olger and Katarine at Nau were two people who made the resort feel like a home away from home. They provided superb customer service and treated us like old friends. Their willingness to go above and beyond (including helping me practice my Spanish), was a welcomed extra. The...

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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much Hawklady8 for this excellent review! I am glad to know that you had a terrific time with us. I will let know Katherine and Olger about your comments. I am sure they will be happy and pleased. Remember Hawklady8 that you are family and that is why we will make you feel like at home. Kindest...

Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Location of the hotel is the main disadvantage and eliminates all positive sides. Hotel does not have any beach to swim unfortunately. When you go to beach there is a warning sign which says "no swimming"! Sea is extremely wavy and bottom is rocky. Therefore you can only spend time around the swimming pool which is attractive. During my 5...

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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Murat S; I am pleased to know that you liked your room and the service provide by our team but I regret to know that we did not meet your expectations because our location. I do want to let you know that there are activities inside the Hacienda like Canopy, horseback riding, surf lessons, ATV, Golf and Tennis. It...

Essen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really liked the hotel, the rooms were spacious and clean. The staff was always helpful and friendly. The pool is very large and a few hot tubs are located around the pool. The breakfast buffet is a little expensive with $30 per person but offers a great variety and good quality. We had dinner at the Azul Grill and the...

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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear MimaE; I am glad to know that you liked the variety that we offer at Breakfast Buffet, I love it too. We truly appreciate your positive comments, for us the most important is your satisfaction. Kindest regards; Jose Miguel Belloni General Manager

New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a truly wonderful stay here - not only was the resort beautiful and relaxing, but the people here were tremendous. Though I could list so many names, I would like to highlight the 2 people who really stood out and made this trip even more special for my family. We first met Xiomara in the JW Adventure center when...

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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Cate_The_Traveller we will be waiting for you and your lovely family. I am sure Xiomara and Andres will remember you. Thank you very much for sharing your experience with all of us, it feels gratifying to know that you and your kids spend a great time during your stay. That is the most valuable for us. Next time you can...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Live an authentic Costa Rican experience in a luxury hacienda style resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The JW Marriott Guanacaste is surrounded by the splendors of Costa Rican rich biodiversity. This resort & spa sits oceanfront and is the only international branded hotel close to Tamarindo town. The resort is located right at Mansita beach and guests can choose from four other beaches within Hacienda Pinilla. Next to the resort you will find an equestrian center, tennis courts, and an 18-hole golf course with coastal layout. Off-site activities such as surfing lessons, zip lining, horseback riding, white water rafting, kayaking, bird & monkey watching and ATV tours can be arranged on site. You can also arrange tours to nearby locations such as Arenal Volcano, Rincon de la Vieja Volcano & National Park or Guachipelin thermal hot springs. Enjoy surf beaches with excellent year-round waves and warm water, visit turtle nesting sanctuaries or observe a great variety of wildlife. The hotel features the largest infinity pool in Central America, outdoor Jacuzzis, a fully equipped fitness center, biking and jogging trails and a Kids Club with professional care. Relax in our world class spa, ranked one of the top five spas in Latin America by Spa Magazine. Within the resort, guests will find an array of gastronomic options such as Azul Grill our beach front restaurant, Tamarine our Asian fusion cuisine restaurant, Sabanero is a genuine Guanacastecan Steakhouse or Mansita Restaurant. One of our guest's favorites is admiring Guanacaste's spectacular sunset while enjoying a handcrafted cocktail either at Nau Sushi Lounge or right in front of the beach at Aperitivo Lounge. All guestrooms have balconies either with garden, pool or ocean view. In-room amenities include LCD TVs, soundproof windows, alarm clock with mobile docks, streaming speed internet, total blackout curtains, plush pillow-top mattresses, 300 thread count Egyptian cotton linen sheets, rich woods, and marble bathtubs. The charming surf village of Tamarindo where you will find restaurants, bars, shops and souvenirs in a "Pura Vida" laid back atmosphere is just 10.6 miles away. It's easy to discover the essence of Costa Rica at the JW Marriott Guanacaste. ... more   less 

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Address: Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo > Playa Avellanas
Price Range: $190 - $592 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 310
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Also Known As:
Jw Marriott Guanacaste Resort And Spa Costa Rica
Jw Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica Hotel Santa Cruz
Jw Marriott Santa Cruz
Marriott Santa Cruz
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica/Playa Avellanas
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“The rooms around the outside of the building will be quieter. No pool or limited ocean view.”
HawkLady8, 1 week ago | Read review
“Likely that all rooms have a nice view”
Cate_The_Traveller, 1 week ago | Read review
“choose a room facing the beach and east to see the sunrise at the beach”
Jariya, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Room facing the ocean”
Blispaki, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“The suite was amazing! Pool and ocean view!”
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  • Bathroom in the suite was outstanding
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