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Hotel Riu Guanacaste

06/05/2017 06/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our first trip to Costa Rica and we absolutely loved it, we will definitely be returning to this beautiful country! If you are looking for a great all inclusive resort experience then the RIU Guanacaste should be perfect for you! If you are a beach person, then I would suggest you do your research on all the different...

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I have just returned from 2 weeks at this hotel and loved it. The hotel itself is clean and well maintained with beautiful grounds. The rooms are a decent size with large bathroom with a double sink, and a huge bed, there is also a mini bar with optics which are replenished every 2nd day, there is no kettle in...

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Oxford, Connecticut
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Riu Guanacaste was marvelous! Just like being on a cruise! Everything included. Frig in our room was kept stocked with soda, beer, mixers, some alcoholic drinks, etc. Property was clean and gorgeous! The pool meandered with waterfalls, bridges, fountains, etc. But the water was like bath water because it was so very hot! You didn't even have to get out...

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Lincoln, Nebraska
Reviewed yesterday NEW

so just returned from this hotel and had a nice stay but wasn't overly impressed. the good was the clean rooms, comfortable bed, usually friendly staff, and well maintained grounds. from there however it goes downhill. the food was mediocre at best which was a topic of frequent discussion with other guests, even the ones from the adjoining RIU property....

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NYC
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I could write a pamphlet. But let's keep it short and sweet. All Inclusive resorts are all about the value. This place has value, but don't expect any extras. If it comes, think of it as a treat and a bonus. And nothing here moves fast--PURAVIDA! I don't agree with the 4 star rating. I believe it to be a...

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2Thank rsoulstar
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very nice property. Very large. Lobby is welcoming. Food was good in all restaurants. Make sure you make reservations early for specialty restaurants as they go quick and be on time. Beach is just ok, not great. Casino and night club is a walks hike away from the rooms. Sport bar lounge is great. Night shows could be better. The...

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Thank Herman M
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Had an all inclusive vacation that was awesome Play in the ocean, play in the pool. Amazing food selections with several different venues. 24 hr bar that has good if you are hungry late. Nightly entertainment that was fun to watch and listen to. Took a river tour with #lovingcostarica. Many tours available for additional price.

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Wallington, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed on the 5th floor. As soon as we entered the room there was an order that defiantly was coming from the bathroom/plumbing we could clearly tell. I was ok with trying to make the best of it however my spouse wasn't happy and suggested we should request another room. This is where poor customer service starts. In short...

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RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Guanacaste, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and for expressing your concerns. We are committed to provide excellent quality of our products and services to our guests. We regret to read that you have left our hotel with an opposite idea in your mind. We appreciate our guests’ comments since they help us improve...

Birmingham UK
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great hotel, and Costa Rica is also great, a must go, lots of things to see and do, tried the zip lining at Diamante Eco Park, went out on a few trips which is recommended, wildlife, wildlife wildlife, great if you like birds, & monkeys, went on a river trip seen crocodiles, birds, monkeys, iguanas.

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1Thank maggs21
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My mother and I stayed at the Riu Palace for 4 days. The food was so disappointing. There was no flavor to anything we ate. The fruit, and the ice cream was good. The staff was ok, seemed to be jaded by the tourists they come in contact with. There are a TON of pools, and they are all kept...

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RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Guanacaste, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and for expressing your concerns. We are committed to provide excellent quality of our products and services to our guests. We regret to read that you have left our hotel with an opposite idea in your mind. We appreciate our guests’ comments since they help us improve...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • 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
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Liberia CR Airport Shuttle is locally owned and operated, representing over 10 years of transportation experience. We are the official transportation provider for the Liberia International Airport, providing door to door shared ride shuttle and private car service. We also provide point-to-point and chartered transportation services to/from any destination in Costa Rica & Nicaragua, including all other local seaports and airports. Whatever your ground transportation needs may be, we can handle them in a professional, friendly and cost effective manner. Our fleet of 50 late model sedans, SUV's and vans are well maintained, immaculately clean and properly licensed and insured to operate in the Costa Rica. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Riu Guanacaste

Address: Riu Guanacaste Boulevard | Carrillo - Guanacaste, Playa Matapalo 50503, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Matapalo
Price Range: $192 - $402 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Guanacaste 4*
Number of rooms: 701
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“Pay the extra for an ocean view room on the higher floors!”
happyservice, yesterday | Read review
“All rooms seemed OK to us! But we didn't check them out.....”
pendzifour, yesterday | Read review
“some rooms butt up against a wildlife sanctuary and occasionally a howler monkey may be found resting on your balcony in the morning.”
nesparky, yesterday | Read review
“bring LOTS of singles to tip. Stay on upper level floors that face the pool or the ocean.”
rsoulstar, 2 days ago | Read review
“Higher floor will give you better view of the ocean of the mountains”
184Jenny, 2 days ago | Read review
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