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Hotel Riu Guanacaste

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The 24h All Inclusive Hotel Riu Guanacaste opens all year round and is located directly on the beautiful, fine-sandy Matapalo beach, in the Playas del Coco region, next to the Riu Palace Costa Rica. The location is ideal because of its proximity to Daniel Oduber Airport LIR (33 km) and Playa del Coco (18km) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel has 701 cosily furnished rooms with free Wi-Fi and offers many amenities. Relax in the Renova Spa, or get fit at the gym or on the tennis courts. 3 outdoor pools, 1 children's pool. For the youngest guests, there is the RiuLand Kids Club (for children from 4 to 7 years & 8 to 12 years old) and for adults, day and evening entertainment, as well as the Pacha Discotheque. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer live cooking stations at our main restaurant, various specialty restaurants with Asian and Italian cuisine, gourmet restaurant, Steakhouse, and 5 bars.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Casino and Gambling
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Tennis Court
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
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We went to Riu Guanacaste in June, 2019. The location of the resort is amazing. The resort is clean and well-maintained. The ocean is so warm. My first impression of the beach was not the best, because of the black volcano sand but then I changed my mind. Beaches are very
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We stayed here early March for two weeks and we had a really great time. Yes the hotel is a bit dated but we understand a refurbishment is due. However the room was very adequate and was really comfortable and was kept spotlessly clean every day. The drinks were topped up every
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Response from RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Guanacaste
Responded Apr 16, 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent visit at Hotel Riu Guanacaste and excellent review! We could not be happier with your experience and that you enjoyed our property so much! Your compliments will be shared with Richard and of course we will share your thoughts to our General Manager so that it can be taken into account when deciding which system we will be kept in the near future. The actual changes have been made due to previous comments and suggestions received from other guests. Again, thank you again for the feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! With our best wishes we remain, Hotel Riu Guanacaste Online Reputation Manager
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What a lovely relaxing hotel in the beautiful country of Costa Rica. The food was delicious, we didn’t get bored of the offerings from the buffet and I would highly recommend visiting the steak restaurant and Tucan. The hotel is spotless and the bedrooms spacious. Lovely seeing
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Booked through TUI and came to Costa Rica for the first time and for the price we payed for the holiday I wasn't expecting much but I was very surprised! Big spacious room with a balcony and air con as standard, plenty of towels in the room, big bathroom. The food was brilliant
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Overrated. Dated hotel rooms. We took a Uber here with no issues but oddly there were no cars available for pickup upon departure. It’s like the hotel refuses to allow you to take advantage of any outside transportation option and literally blocks any outside vendors from doing
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$181 - $408 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacastePlaya Matapalo
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