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Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica

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Shreveport
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Let's start from the beginning. When we arrived at the hotel, we were not welcomed like some of the guests that had arrived with a bigger group. However, the check-in process went fairly well and we were able to get in our room fairly early. The room was neat and clean. The shower was very nice...The beds were ok, until... More 

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RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for choosing RIU Hotels & Resorts again for your vacations and for taking the time to write a comment about your stay. We regret that you did not enjoy your stay at our resort as much as you did at our other hotels. First of all we would like to apologise for the described... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Riu Palace, next door to Riu Guanacaste is great for: views, pools, staff (super friendly for the most part), all-inclusive (tips are NOT expected by the staff, but are appreciated), partying, and relaxing. While we thought the music was too loud, there were lots of people enjoying. And while we don't drink a lot, we did drink and lots of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my first time to Costa Rica and it was great. We came as a group for a wedding. Check in: There weren't a lot of people checking in when we arrived, so it was a very speedy and smooth process. The staff member checking us in was professional and we received a refreshing fruit juice drink as well.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have no idea where to start. My husband and I stayed here for one week for our honeymoon. It was unforgettable! We arrived and were greeted with a refreshing drink and warm smiles at the front desk. We weren't able to check in for a couple of hours since we got in before check-in, but that was not an... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my second trip to Costa Rica, first time to the province of Guanacaste, and first Riu Hotel experience. The hotel and grounds are very beautiful. They are constantly cleaning and maintaining the grounds/hotel, which I liked. The beach is very pretty and clean, but watch out for people trying to sell you massages and souveniers. It took us... More 

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RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for choosing our resort for your vacations to Costa Rica. We regret that your stay at our hotel did not fulfil your conception in general. Our policy is to make every attempt to please and keep our guests content. We were surprised to read your comments about the service. At RIU we take pride... More 

Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The service was incredible. The location was spectacular. The staff was superb. Check-In and Check-Out were flawless experiences. The food at the "Krystal" restaurant was delicious. The coffee at "Capuchino" was also delicious. The room was very nice, with a really comfortable bed and a great shower! Not to mention the mini-bar in the room as well as the stocked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with a group of people and we had a great time! The property is really pretty. Great pools. Beautiful views. A really nice beach. The service was really good. The drinks were amazing. The food was really good for the most part. Had a couple mediocre dishes in the Japanese restaurant but other than that everything was excellent.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just stayed here for 1 week with friends ,first thing I'll say is that the staff are all really nice and good at there job. Reception staff here were excellent. They charged my phone when the cable broke and glued my friends glasses to name a few things . The arenal buffet restaurant was the best In our opinion the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from our 2 week holiday in Rui palace and had an absolutely brill time. From gardeners to chefs everything was really good. The dine around restaurants were the best ever especially surf and turf steakhouse so a big thank you to everyone. 😎 The jungle trips were Awesome :- We saw 2 claw Hoffman sloth, the 3 claw... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spend 8 days in Costa Rica. We attended a destination wedding which turned out beautiful. This hotel was very modern. The rooms were beautiful and it was very clean. Some of the other guests had some issues which included mistakes with their rooms, room not clean etc. As for myself I had no such problem. The pools were beautiful... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • 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
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: $268 - $666 (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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