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Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica

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The 24-hour all-inclusive Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica opens all year round and is located directly on the beautiful Matapalo beach. Our guests may use the facilities in the sister Hotel Riu Guanacaste, except dinner meal. RIU Palace is the most elegant category in the RIU hotel chain, with hotels that meet the highest standards in terms of luxury, excellence and sophistication, creating a unique experience. The location is ideal due to its proximity to Daniel Oduber Airport LIR (33 km) and Playas del Coco (18 km) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel has 538 cozily furnished rooms with free Wi-Fi and offers many amenities. Relax in our spa, or get in shape at the fitness center. 4 outdoor pools, 1 children's pool. Day and evening entertainment, as well as our Pacha Discotheque. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer live cooking stations at our main restaurant, Japanese, Italian, Fusion restaurant and Steakhouse, as well as 6 bars and our Cappuccino patisserie & ice cream parlor.
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Free Parking
Airport Transportation
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Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Casino and Gambling
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
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Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Paid Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Normally I'm very sceptical about the negative reviews, especially when it comes to holidays as we're trying to focus on the better things and ignore some minor issues. However, today annoyed me to a point, when I could not ignore it anymore.. It was a special occasion and I
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Hotel's Favorite
This was the first time in the Riu Palace resort in Cost Rica and we loved it. Service, food , drink was good. All was well maintained . Pools are fun with all the activities . The pool activity crew was very nice . A shout out to Alfonzo @ the pool and shows. Thanks for the
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Response from RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear 64rock, Thank you so much for your outstanding review! We are thrilled to learn that you had a wonderful time during your stay at our Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica! It was a pleasure taking care of you! Please come visit us again in the near future for another lovely experience! Have a beautiful day! Greetings! Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica Online Reputation Manager
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Stayed 1 week and would never recommend because: - room was worn out, damp and smelled, broken bathroom door, cheap bedding, my son's bed constantly had ants in it - asked to get upgraded (would have even paid for better room) on option was to be given same room with same smell
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Beautiful location.... hotel staff lovely . Food is ok Steak house is excellent . Pools are nice although could be cleaner . Would rate it as 4 not 5 star . The pool bar is dominated by Americans who literally stay in there all day getting drunker and louder so you feel like
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Just kidding! My husband and I have just returned from one week at the RIu and to say we were impressed is an understatement. Both of us are well-traveled, and have stayed at various resort chains (mainly in the Caribbean), but the accommodations and service at the Riu
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Lovely big comfortable bed
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If you make a left at the Riu beach and walk around 15 minutes along a path, you’ll see a rocky section during low tide. This rocky section takes a few minutes to cross. There is a lovely yellow sand beach with shade after crossing the rocks. Went there twice and less than a dozen people were there. It’s great.
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Are there doctors available at the hotel?
Yes they is.
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Are Paddle Boards available on the Beach?
Yes
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Is their a iron and ironing board I. The room
The short answer is Yes (ours were right beside the hotel-supplied umbrella).
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"Garden view rooms are quieter - unless you take issue with howler monkeys waking you up in the morning."
"Rooms on the south side are quieter 4th floor ocean 4071 really good"
"3121 has view of the jungle and not to far to walk up if lift breaks and are away from entertainment."
"Go elsewhere"
"Jungle facing rooms have more privacy and quieter."
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PRICE RANGE
$269 - $612 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacasteGulf of PapagayoSardinal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
538
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