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Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica

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Ajax, Canada
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I have been to more then a few all inclusive resorts in my day, and this one is average+ Food: I am the kinda traveler that likes to get dressed up for dinner with my wife and eat at the a-la-cart restaurants. Most resorts allow you to reserve your tables, at all the restaurants, at once for the whole week.... More 

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Marquette, Michigan
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I just stayed there for 8 days. We loved everything about this place besides the Japanese specialty restaurant (we both were under amazed) but the other restaurants were great and the buffet was above average.. The one thing that stood out to us is the kindness of the staff and how hard they worked to make you... More 

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Elko, mn
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful week long vacation (February 21-28)! The service was excellent and the people and staff so very friendly! See Freddie at the lobby bar 😀 Roy on the beach😉 We've stayed at another Riu and the service was again top notch! They were continually cleaning and meet all our needs beyond expectation. We will stay another vacation... More 

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ontario
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12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We spent a week there with another couple and found the resort to be very beautiful and everyone we came in contact with to be extremely friendly and helpful. Check in was very smooth. They had envelopes with our names on and information and room keys ready on our arrival. Luggage was taken to our rooms within minutes. We had... More 

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Sioux Falls
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We stayed at the Riu Palace Feb 14-21, 2015. It was a beautiful resort!!! We wanted to get away from the snow and cold and the Riu satisfied that wish. The grounds were beautiful and very well maintained. The pool area was very nice with lots of room. There was not a lot of tree shade but the awnings provided... More 

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Yorkville, Illinois
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This is one of the nicest resorts I have stayed. I travel internationally 1-2x/year for the last 10 years. This is a typical Riu resort (modern design and decorations). The grounds are beautiful and very clean. There are 4 pools which are all next to each other. There is one swim up bar which usually had 9 bar tenders working... More 

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Hornepayne, Canada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Just beautiful....nothing to complain about....great service...great food ...great vacation.. the staff went out of there way to make our stay fantastic...this is the third time we have stayed at a Riu and if you want great food you won't be disappointed....we stayed for 2 weeks...the weather in Costa Rica was hot...only suggestion put on a lot of sunscreen or you... More 

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2 Thank Rhonda D
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

My wife and i came for our honeymoon. Just to start things off... don't make the same mistake we did. The only reason I am giving it 2 stars is because the grounds were very nice and the hotel was for the most part clean. The overall experience was very displeasing. We had arrived at the hotel and had tried... More 

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

Dear guest, We would like to thank you for choosing the Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica for your holidays. First of all, thank you for your comments referring our nice grounds and the quality of the food offered in our breakfast buffet. However, we are sorry to read that the rest of the food provided was not up to the... More 

Hillsboro, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Riu Palace Costa Rica room 3026 Feb 16 - 21. Our overall experience was wonderful. Beautiful room and resort. We accidently left our Cannon camera in the room (at least we think that is where we left it). Our last picture was taken there. If anyone finds it please make a post. I... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Wedding - on the beach, beautiful flowers. You do have to walk from the hotel which is a trek wearing a wedding dress but other than that everything was awesome! The wedding planner was helpful and my day was worry free. The reception was awesome but had to end at midnight so we took the party elsewhere! Food - literally... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking

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: $275 - $622 (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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