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Occidental Grand Papagayo by Barcelo

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Wellington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We were at the Grand for a week in mid March for our daughter's wedding and we were not disappointed. Some of the reviews I read prior to leaving made me wonder - but after being there I can't imagine that those people stayed at the same place. There is lots of walking and up and down stairs - so... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We recently came to this resort and did a week long vacation with another couple. We had a blast. They were part of the occidental rewards program and highly recommended this place to us. We were hesitant about the food as the ratings online definitely had mixed reviews about the food. Overall, the food was great. Yes, it is buffet... More 

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Winnipeg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Good value for your money. Older well established hotel ---could use some upgrading, but clean and well maintained. Beachfront is black sand, so not your usual Carabian dream beach -- but interesting. Could use some daily maintenance. Pool is nice and water warm with adaquate loungers,etc. Reasonable good bar service. Restaurants good food and good coffee. Italian restaurante is best... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

This place is unbelievably over priced for the value you get out of it. Went for a destination wedding, which was very lovely, but the service at the resort was terrible. We got locked out of our room for 4 hours due to a dead battery in the key reader. After telling us to go away for an hour and... More 

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Sandra Alcázar U, Social Media Coordinator at Occidental Grand Papagayo by Barcelo, responded to this review

Dear atrevelyan, I sincerely apologize for the experience you had during your stay. Our goal is to provide guests with exceptional service throughout every aspect of our property, and it appears we fell short on this during your visit. Our housekeeping and maintenance teams typically work very hard to ensure our rooms are in perfect condition and properly inspected before... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We went to the Occidental Grand with 50 people for our destination wedding. I have nothing negative to say about the hotel or our experience there. It was AMAZING!! The staff that helped us with the wedding was wonderful. They set up everything and took it down and gave us everything we asked for. They gave us the oriental restaurant... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

The Costa Rican people are the nicest, most respectful and honest people in Central and South America. The Hotel's ambiance and ammenities were not great however, the service staff made up for it. Everyone was very nice. Our breakfast waiter Geovanny was just outstanding!!! Both restaurants, the Oriental and Italian were again nice but not great. Overall it was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

This is an awesome resort. Totally enjoyed our stay there. Food was awesome. Staff was awesome and very friendly. Great service. This resort is under rated. It is a 5-star resort in my books!! Would definitely go back!!

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North Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Stayed March 21 - 28 2013 (dry and hot in Guanacaste), the Occidental Grand Papagayo is a place to enjoy nature. The grounds are well kept and host to a variety of wildlife with a beach view; the beach is nice with shade and offers: tidal pools, swimming, snorkelling, and kayaking. We are a family with two teenage boys and... More 

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Brimfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We went end of March and it was 94 degrees at 7am and stayed that way all day. They tell you there are a lot of stairs at this resort and they are not kidding...just to get to the pool OR the lobby at least 75...then another 75 to the beach...since it was so hot we did not move much....stayed... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

The Occidental Grand Papagayo is a place where you can feel relax and comfortable. The staff was Outstanding. Special I want to thanks Josue Herrera, Jafet Garcia, Wilmer. They were so nice and respectful. The room very clean, The Italian restaurant delicious great service Enrique & Ruben they make you feel happy and feel like you're home, professional as well.... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in Guanacaste on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica,The Adults Only Occidental Grand Papagayo is only at 25 minutes from the Liberia International Airport. This Resort surrounded by nature, boast lush tropical lanscape with scenic views of Bahía Culebra in Papagayo Golf.Ideal for couples, honeymooners and adult guest seeking a relaxing getaway. The Occidental Grand Papagayo offers a highly persolized five star all- inclusive experience delivered by an attentive and dedicated staff. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Occidental Grand Papagayo by Barcelo

Address: Playa Buena, 485000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Gulf of Papagayo
Price Range: $177 - $471 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Occidental Grand Papagayo by Barcelo 4*
Number of rooms: 163
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Also Known As:
Occidental Grand Papagayo Hotel Gulf Of Papagayo
Occidental Grand Papagayo Gulf Of
Occidental Grand Papagayo Costa Rica
Grande Papagayo Costa Rica
Grand Papagayo Liberia
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#5 Spa Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#6 Luxury Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
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