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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I Highly recommended the Riu Guanacaste its first and for most the most beautiful place I've ever been for an amazing price . The food was top notch , the rooms were super clean and amazing view from the balcony we got " mountain view " every morning you could see the monkeys in the trees right in front of... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been to many resorts so I know what the norm is. My husband and I came along with 2 other couples. Based on our stay: Pros: Beautiful Resort. There are some updates that need to happen, but the resort is very clean and up kept very well. The staff is very friendly and always willing to help meet your... More 

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Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enjoyed my stay there, we had a group of 135 people there and I didn't hear many complaints....the biggest complaint was the bees, they are really bad at the pool and I even got stung once...They need someone to come around more often to pick up the drinks that people leave around the pool. But the pool was nice.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As a "Riu lover" I decided to try Riu Guanacaste and was I good decision; Although was one of the "less good" Riu I have been. Location- in the middle of nowhere. You will need a 40 minutes drive to get to Coco Beach or around 60 to Liberia. Taxi available at the hotel is a rip off. Try to... More 

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Pennsauken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place was amazing from the customer service from the reception area to the overall staff. we went through Delta vacations and have to recommend Mauricio as a person for tours and other plans. The Michael Jackson, Grease and international shows were great. The pool side bartender Hernier was the best and highly recommend. Ask for the premium drinks as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in the hotel in September. Many times we heard that it is not a good time to visit Costa-Rica in the wet season. But now we know that it is really a good time. Everything is blooming and green, the weather is not hot and also not very humid. In Boston every summer we have much more humid... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel was beautiful, the pool amazing, the staff were very friendly. Whilst the food was hit and miss, but i expect that anyway. The entertainment was disappointing, the only good show I saw in two weeks for the Michael Jackson show, it was fab. The snack bar was not good...compared to my experience at the Pestana in Cuba...and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have just checked out from this resort. The quality for a Riu Chain Hotel is very good as all the others I have stayed before. First day we got a room facing the forest area and we asked to change it for a pool/sea view if possible as hotel was completely full. The friendly front desk staff changed the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

From the restaurants to the bars, from the entertainment to the pools, this resort is fabulous!! I honestly can't say or think of anything that we had a problem with!! The 24 hour sports bar was a very nice feature, as we came in from a couple excursions very late. The staff was honestly, so helpful and friendly! The rooms... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I am currently in the hotel we leave tomorrow 25th sept . Costa Rica is an amazing country we booked 4 trips 2 with Eric pink shirt and 2 with Alex on the beach , all the trips were excellent and cheaper than Thomson maybe only £30 dollars cheaper per person per trip ,but we had individual trips for just... More 

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RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Guanacaste, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for choosing our resort for your stay in Costa Rica. We appreciate the opportunity to respond. Regarding your comments about local guests visiting our resort, we are sorry to read that you had the impression that the hotel was not as quiet and pleasant as it was during the week. As you mentioned, it... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Opening winter 2009/10. Situated in northern Costa Rica, in Guanacaste. Located on Playa de Matapalo beach. Complimentary sun loungers on the beach. 6-storey main building. Surrounded by 35,000 m2 / 41,86 sq. yards of lush gardens. Closest village: Nuevo Colon. 13 km / 8.1 miles from various shops. 33 km / 20.5 miles from Liberia airport. Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Riu Guanacaste

Address: | Playa Matapalo, Sardinal, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Gulf of Papagayo > Sardinal
Price Range: $199 - $476 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Guanacaste 4*
Number of rooms: 701
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