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    JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

    Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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    Free Internet
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    Breakfast Buffet
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    Reviewed June 8, 2014

    This place was beautiful. One of the biggest pools I've ever seen.It is rather expensive though. $ 4.50 for a cup of coffee. There is a shuttle which will take you to a more swimming -friendly beach next door. ( a beach club ) I...More

    1  Thank Don900
    Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded June 11, 2014

    Dear Don900, I am pleased to know that you liked the resort and enjoyed your time at the pool. Avellanas is a great beach for swimming and also to start learning surf. Our location is 20 minutes away from Tamarindo as you experienced and the...More

    Reviewed June 2, 2014

    I just returned home last night from 8 fabulous days at the JW Marriott Guanacaste. Not only is the hotel gorgeous and immaculate, the service was 5 Star all the way! The staff was very friendly, always remembered our names and even our food/drink preferences....More

    3  Thank Kara S
    Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded June 10, 2014

    Dear Kara S, Your satisfaction and your comments fill us of happiness since our goal is create these experiences in our guest. I hope we have make you feel like at home during your stay. We appreciate you have shared your experienced with us. Please...More

    Reviewed May 30, 2014

    The 10% service charge and 13% tax puts 23 cent charge on every dollor spent. The employee's work really hard for you and we felt quilty not tipping rhem 15% which means you are now adding 38 cents on each dollar you spend. Their buffet...More

    1  Thank lanej213
    Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded June 10, 2014

    Dear Lanej213, It is gratifying for me to know that you have enjoyed our Sabanero Restaurant and our Buffet at the Mansita Main Restaurant. We are working in all our menus to bring always the best food and service. As you have mention the taxes...More

    Reviewed May 29, 2014

    stayed at the resort for a work event and extended visit. The service was nothing less than spectacular. In particular, Jonathan Cortez took care of us at the pool, at the breakfast buffet and at dinner. He won accolades from our entire group!! He said...More

    1  Thank jane k
    Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded June 10, 2014

    Dear Jane K, Your review is great. Thank you so mucho for taking the time to share this wonderful comments with all of us. Jonathan and Roberto were grateful for you have mention their names is your review. I am pleased you have enjoyed that...More

    Reviewed May 28, 2014

    We stayed at the JW Marriott for 2 days while on a Caravan Tour this spring. After a drive through very small towns and then a drive on rough road with various plantations of mango, guavas, etc., we approach the beautiful entrance to the Marriott!...More

    2  Thank Melinda T
    Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded May 29, 2014

    Dear Melinda T, Monkeys are very common in this area and is great to have them here at the Hacienda since we really enjoyed the wildlife. You can also can see a lot of birds, raccoons, skunks, coatimundi, rabbits, and a lot more. I am...More

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    Yes you can, I even saw one family with a giant flamingo!
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    I can understand your concern! We landed October 8, 2017 and we had the same concern before departing for Costa Rica. We continued with our trip after receiving information that the hotel was okay and that most roads were... More
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