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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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    11/9/2017 11/10/2017
    Traveler (6590)
    Pool & Beach (1374)
    Room & Suite (936)
    Overview
    • Excellent38%
    • Very good36%
    • Average17%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible4%
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    “coco beach” (585 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
    Kids Club
    Casino
    Private Balcony
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 5,543 reviews

    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    Having just returned from my wonderful stay at the ROY Guanacaste hotel, i thought id jot down my experience, positives and negatives to anyone who could potentially be staying here. Location - The hotel couldn't be set in a more beautiful location. It is located...More

    Thank Scott R
    Reviewed yesterday

    First, I love the open air architectural style. High arches open through the structure. Lush courtyards and fountains. The food was amazing. Staff was friendly courteous and professional. The grounds were stunning. All the normal praises. All this happened during tropical storm Nate. The storm...More

    Thank Robert S
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    What to say about this hotel? My husband and I chose this hotel for our honeymoon as it was VERY reasonably priced ( people should remember this when writing their reviews) and it was, for us in the perfect location for everything we wanted to...More

    5  Thank carried1
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    I am going to start this review with the biggest thank you ever awarded to everyone who works so hard in this hotel, My husband and i stayed here sep 26th for 2 weeks unfortunately the hotel got badly hit by the tropical storm/hurricane Nate...More

    4  Thank tessa s
    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    We stayed at Riu Guanacaste for two weeks from 26th September. I would start by saying that we were in Costa Rica when it was hit by Tropical Storm Nate which was apparently the worst storm they have seen for 50 years. The power and...More

    6  Thank Katie S
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    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Beachfront
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
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    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Business Center with Internet Access
    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
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    • Concierge
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    • Multilingual Staff
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    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
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    • Pool
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hot Tub
    • Tennis Court
    • Outdoor pool
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    • $195 - $485 (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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    Traveler (6590)
    Pool & Beach (1374)
    Room & Suite (936)
    Dining (481)
    Hotel & Grounds (4261)
    Bathroom (37)
    Family and Play Areas (30)
    Business Center & Event Rooms (5)
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    salty6543
    October 15, 2017|
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    Response from Lee G |
    I totally agree with everything you've said.. I was there from 26th sept for 2 weeks.. staff were amazing helpful and ever friendly...
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    oceanbreezes7
    Hi, Has anyone been fortunate enough to be assigned Pablo as a guide and driver that they used through Alex on the beach? We know all the tour guides are awesome, but we met Pablo on our last trip in April '17 and promised him we would stop and say hello to him when we return this fall. Unfortunately we didn't get his contact info and prefer not to go through tour co. to get it. We had such a wonderful time with Pablo and he went above and beyond for us. He made our private tour the best day ever and threw in some extras. He made us loyal Alex on the beach customers! We wont be taking any excursions off property this time except maybe the local zipline, but we wanted to see him when he's on the Riu beach picking up tours/people so we can say hello as we told him we would. Love it if someone happens to get his card or something. Thanks!
    October 14, 2017|
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    Response from Amber E | Reviewed this property |
    Ah yes also had pablo as a tour guide when we visited in August and he was extremely nice, we didn’t ever see him in the beach but we often saw Sergio from Alex on the beach who could probably point you in the right... More
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    "Floors 1 thru 4 have railings on decks. The fifth floor decks have a four foot wall that blocks the view when..."
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    "ask for a room on the forest side"
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    "weekends are manic as it gets invaded by locals who probably get a cheap rate"
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    "if you go during rainy season/off peak season (September), the rooms are probably the cheapest all year."
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