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    Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica

    Playa Matapalo | Sardinal Carrillo - Guanacaste, Sardinal, Costa Rica
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The Oceanview Suite we reservered was overlooking the pool and the ocean. The huge balcony also overlooked the jungle to our right. Staff promptly took care of the only issue we had which was one of the patio chair wouldn't lock into position. Rooms were...More

    3  Thank Jerry_Lin_Reynolds
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I was totally disappointed but somewhat relieved that I didn't feel the need to fall in love with Costa Rica. There were so many negatives, where do I begin? The beach at the resort- the water was brown and uninviting. And at night, creatures would...More

    8  Thank Katrina S
    Response from RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Palace Costa RicaResponded 3 days ago

    Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and for expressing your concerns. We regret to read that the holiday destination Costa Rica did not fulfill your expectation. We are committed to provide excellent quality of our products and services...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My girlfriend and I stayed at the Riu Palace resort for ten days in June 2017, and we both had a wonderful time. I haven't traveled for years, and this was my first experience with an all-inclusive, while my girlfriend had been to one in...More

    7  Thank theshanebear
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We visited this hotel on a two week break from the UK. At first sight, it looks very beautiful (and don't get me wrong, it is lovely), however when you look closer it's actually in need of a re-vamp. Anyway, that aside, this is what...More

    8  Thank Alison M
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Spent a week here with my wife. We actually booked at the Riu Guanacaste, but were upgraded to the Riu Palace on arrival (the hotels are right next to each other on the beach - biggest difference between the two for us is probably the...More

    3  Thank Billy W
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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Room Service
    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • 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
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    • Pool
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    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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    • $233 - $629 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
    • 538
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    Helene-Louise
    July 26, 2017|
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    Response from Helder R | Reviewed this property |
    the area of guanacaste is the driest region. having said that Sept and Oct are during the rainy season. If you are going to other parts of costa rica you will get a lot of rain. Speaking to the staff I also asked them... More
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    July 26, 2017|
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    Response from loutsia | Reviewed this property |
    It's the rainy season although weather world wide changing all time rain heavy at times on Pacific coast although tends to rain afternoon/evening quite sunny in mornings personally I would not go then
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    July 23, 2017|
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    Here now. Weather is amazing. For the most accurate weather search for "Nuevo Colon". My guess is it will be partly cloudy during the day with a possible drizzle in the afternoon. We've had 1 really cloudy day and 2... More
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    "Jacuzzi suite with your very own Jacuzzi overlooking the ocean"
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    "We had a Forest View which was not so noisy as facing the pool."
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    "Ocean view and views of the mountains are both amazing because this hotel sits in a picturesque setting."
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    "Recommend the senior suite if it fits your budget. You won't regret it."
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