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Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica

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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Extremely clean hotel and resort with very friendly staff. Restaurants were well managed and three were table service with good choice and quality. Bar waiters continually walking around the pool area to ensure you have the drinks you require.No shortage of sun beds.Beach is vocanic sand and is a public beach so nothing overly special,however still a good place to...

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Elmwood Park, Illinois
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I just returned from spending 8 days at the RIU Palace Costa Rica for an annual Spring Break trip with a group of 10....we have traveled together on Spring Break for the past 10 years, usually Mexico so thought we change it up this year and holiday in Costa Rica. The trip turned out better than we all expected. The...

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Basingstoke
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The main reasons the hotel didn't score higher is down to the below.. The room service menu is just terrible, by far the worst I've seen in a 24 hour all inclusive.. Your restricted to poorly made sandwiches and stale crisps. There's only about half a dozen options on the menu it's all cold snacks. There are no hot dogs,...

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3Thank Andrew H
Wisconsin
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went for Christmas and met up with another couple who were our friends. The rooms were spacious and comfortable and clean. There is a bathtub in the room which we never used - hung our wet clothes on it. Pools were nice and plenty of chairs. Bar on floor were lobby was awesome. The location is not near a...

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East Islip, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The day my family got there we were ecstatic, it was beautiful, spacious, and we were ready to vacation from the cold NY weather back at home. When checking in initially they couldn't find our reservation. After a few minutes the woman helping us had to call someone else over to help, it was then that they told us they...

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to Riu Palace Costa Rica in January although the weather is really good hotel us definitely not 5 star. Too big and not enough staff especially around the pool. Food OK but nothing special. A la Carte restaurants not worth queuing for only the italian. There is no where to walk to of a night nearest town 25...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely no complains with this resort! The hotel was very nice and staff friendly. Check in was a breeze with no hiccups. Room was quite nice, lots of room with a nice private balcony that I really enjoyed sitting on late at night. Always had lots of towels and toiletries, and if I didn't have enough I just asked and...

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New Jersey
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The greatest compliments I can give to this establishment are towards to the general staff and the organizers of the day trips from the resort. That is about all I can say about this resort. First, there are four non buffet options for dinner none of which take reservations which as a result creates pandemonium among guests when it comes...

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Wausau, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our family winter get away. The Riu Palace exceeded our expectations. Our family of five loved the location, food and service. We had plenty to do and didn't feel crowded. The staff is spectacular and very accommodating. This is so rare in the US these days, so good customer service is refreshing. Food was very good, but to...

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Ashford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is just too big. It echoes all round and is very noisy. The food however is fabulous unless you are very fussy. There are several themed restaurants within the hotel. The Krystal restaurant is very self important and did not offer a good dining experience. Food was fine but we felt we were being rushed out in order...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Casino and Gambling
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica

Address: Playa Matapalo, Sardinal, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Gulf of Papagayo > Sardinal
Price Range: $282 - $518 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica 4*
Number of rooms: 538
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“jacuzzi is in the middle of the bedroom, no bathroom.if room on the gardenside not much of a view has sun in afternoon too hot to sit out on”
 of 5 bubbles Marg5281, 2 days ago | Read review
“Garden view was good for us!”
 of 5 bubbles Agingtravellor, 3 days ago | Read review
“all the rooms have a view of the ocean, not close those”
 of 5 bubbles hellokatgurl316, 3 days ago | Read review
“We were on the fourth floor, with an ocean view...right over pools. Was excellent and quiet.”
  • Taken from our balcony on fourth floor...picture doesn't do it justice!
 of 5 bubbles 749SueW, 3 days ago | Read review
“Rooms on the south side are quieter" "Corner suites are large and sunny" "Higher floors have less A/C unit noise”
 of 5 bubbles whitby13, 5 days ago | Read review
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