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    Hotel Riu Guanacaste

    Riu Guanacaste Boulevard | Carrillo - Guanacaste, Playa Matapalo 50503, Costa Rica
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    Traveler (6438)
    Pool & Beach (1356)
    Room & Suite (921)
    Overview
    • Excellent39%
    • Very good36%
    • Average17%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible3%
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    “costa rica” (1,786 reviews)
    “riu guanacaste” (1,245 reviews)
    “coco beach” (578 reviews)
    Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Suites
    Poolside Bar
    Fitness center
    Concierge
    Spa
    Wheelchair access
    Business Center
    Dry Cleaning
    Tennis Court
    Casino
    Private Balcony
    4.0 Star Hotel
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      1 - 5 of 5,408 reviews

      Reviewed yesterday via mobile

      Just returned from our two week holiday and we had a wonderful time. Dreamliner was OK, movies not as good as I had hoped and an issue with gum on the floor... But this is not for this review.. Please note, at the airport, there...More

      2  Thank sellis44
      Reviewed yesterday via mobile

      The walls are very thin, you can hear everything in the halls, in your neighbor's room and outside. It is 6:00am and they have decided to fire up the chainsaws outside! The sound really carries. Every night's entertainment sounds like it is happening in the...More

      Thank Tilly9191
      Reviewed yesterday via mobile

      Just returned from a two week holiday booked through Thomson. I read a lot of reviews on TripAdvisor before we travelled out and had low expectations of the hotel. I shouldn't have believed what I read. The hotel is huge, with another huge hotel next...More

      1  Thank KateGreenwood
      Reviewed 3 days ago

      My first impression was good till I walked to the beach August 10 2017. It stinked wit black dirty puffer fish floating in the water dead and washed up on the beach. It smelled so bad. Let instantly. Had to wait till the exact time...More

      3  Thank Judy b B
      Reviewed 3 days ago

      We had an amazing time while we were in the Riu Hotel. The staff: Alejandro, Daniela were amazing. (Reception) The chef and everyone else made us feel welcome. I only eat vegan food and every day the service from breakfast, lunch and diner was spectacular....More

      3  Thank Lola2014
      Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica
      3,868 reviews
      #1 of 2 hotels in Sardinal
       
      Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica
      1,843 reviews
      #3 of 13 hotels in Gulf of Papagayo
       
      Bahia del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel
      772 reviews
      #1 of 5 hotels in Playa Potrero
       
      Occidental Papagayo - Adults only
      3,264 reviews
      #7 of 13 hotels in Gulf of Papagayo
       
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      Amenities
      • Top amenities
      • Pool
      • Free Parking
      • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
      • Beachfront
      • Restaurant
      • Spa
      • Bar/Lounge
      • Breakfast included
      • Hotel Amenities
      • Free Parking
      • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
      • Business Center with Internet Access
      • Breakfast included
      • Dry Cleaning
      • Meeting Rooms
      • Laundry Service
      • Concierge
      • Banquet Room
      • Multilingual Staff
      • Conference Facilities
      • Room amenities
      • Air Conditioning
      • Minibar
      • Things to do
      • Pool
      • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
      • Restaurant
      • Spa
      • Casino and Gambling
      • Bar/Lounge
      • Hot Tub
      • Tennis Court
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      • $163 - $480 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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      • Number of rooms
      • 701
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      • Location
      • Costa Rica >
      • Province of Guanacaste >
      • Playa Matapalo
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      Traveler (6438)
      Pool & Beach (1356)
      Room & Suite (921)
      Dining (457)
      Hotel & Grounds (4166)
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      Tammy C
      August 19, 2017|
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      Response from Angelica W | Reviewed this property |
      In the front lobby they have a few different excursion desk for different companies and they can help set it up
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      Sandy7331
      August 19, 2017|
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      Response from Angelica W | Reviewed this property |
      Yes there's plenty to use as far as kayaks and paddle boards. On hire bicycles I didn't see.
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      Tom M
      August 18, 2017|
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      Response from Philippa63 | Reviewed this property |
      It does depend where you're from. The people from USA seemed to tip excessively. We don't tip so much at home, (English) so we used to leave a bit for the chambermaid each day. We tipped the bar staff etc every day but not... More
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      "upgraded when I got there for an additional 50 a night - received enormous 2 bedroom suite."
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      "The rooms next to the Sanctuary are great if you enjoy wildlife!!"
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      "our room offered a view of the building next door"
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      "Garden view, much quieter"
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