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    Hotel Riu Guanacaste

    Riu Guanacaste Boulevard | Carrillo - Guanacaste, Playa Matapalo 50503, Costa Rica
    +1 855-383-8047
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    Me and my partner went on holiday at the beginning of November for two weeks, booked as a package holiday through TUI. Airport: This is nothing to do with the hotel but thought this would be worth a mention for anyone flying into Liberia to...More

    1  Thank Andrew B
    Reviewed 4 days ago

    I review everything - Hotel, Location, Room, Cleanliness, Entertainment, Tours and most importantly Food as my kid has allergies to dairy, peanuts, shelfish, etc. My opinions are my opinions only! Don't care if you don't agree and I don't judge others. We are the family...More

    6  Thank Trotsky999
    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    RIU Guanacaste exceeded our expectations, quality clean comfortable room, good food and friendly staff. Beach is very welcoming and the included water sports are a frat plus. We used the Coco beach water taxi, awesome trip, sea turtles and manta rays were seen on the...More

    Thank 61rogerk
    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    we are here at the moment coming up to our last couple of days, the hotel has been amazing from the moment we arrived, reception staff very friendly and let us know what we needed to know throughout our stay so far. We have tried...More

    5  Thank kellydavies210
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    This hotel is situated on the beach with the most beautiful scenery. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and will do their vey best to make sure you have a good holiday. Everything was very clean and our room was very comfortable. The only...More

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    Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica
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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
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Casino and Gambling
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hot Tub
    • Tennis Court
    • Outdoor pool
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    • $220 - $482 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
    • 701
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    • Province of Guanacaste >
    • Playa Matapalo
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    hgranatelli
    November 17, 2017|
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    Response from JojoSoloTravel | Reviewed this property |
    You can book a water taxi at the hotel or at the scuba center on the beach They leave every hour and cost 20 dollar . It's only stop is coco beach and then returns
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    November 16, 2017|
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    Response from Trotsky999 | Reviewed this property |
    No idea, but we are going back in March as well
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    November 14, 2017|
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    Response from mjt1963 | Reviewed this property |
    Do excursions with Eric on the beach . We did all ours with him. He does a day trip where you go on a small dingy there was 4 in ours plus the driver . Beautiful and the wildlife unbelievable . In the afternoon we went to a... More
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    "Try and get a view looking out over the forest if possible, its spectacular!"
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    "Best views are at the front but the quietest are at the side."
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