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Hotel Riu Guanacaste

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  • Excellent38%
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  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
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Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Reviewed yesterday

The staff here are very friendly and work hard to ensure your stay is enjoyable. Everything is kept very clean. The food was amazing. Was very impressed that the lunch buffet was kept in an enclosed glass cooler Some of our favourites were Randall in...More

Thank Cheryl U
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Reviewed December 3, 2017

We arrived early October along with tropical storm Nate. Day 1 we were joined by the Coati for breakfast, he loves water melon! Tropical storm Nate was an interesting experience, we were disgusted to hear people moaning about the reduced food offering, no electricity or...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Me and my boyfriend visited the Riu Guancaste late June 2017 and spent 2 weeks here. Hotel is lovely. The hotel itself is located hidden away nicely and not too far away from the local town 'Coco Beach'. The rooms are slightly dated however not...More

Thank Jade D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our second year in a row to visit all was good and seamless as expected. the all inclusive aspect of it was great again. Staffing was more than helpful for our needs. The hotel grounds were clean. We can not wait to return

Thank JOHN P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Where to start....For context, we have stayed in about 20 All Inclusives previously, we have been to Costa Rica before, and we stayed at another Riu in Mexico last Christmas. This place was the worst resort we have been to out of all of them,...More

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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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Price range
$219 - $413 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
$219 - $413 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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January 21, 2018|
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Response from bjorn5555 | Reviewed this property |
Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. They do have a tour (Safe) that goes to Nicaragua too that people enjoyed. Not sure if advisable to go on your own?
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Nick M
January 21, 2018|
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Response from Tammy C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they rent jet skis at the resort. They have a jet ski tour that is guided and great. Takes you up the coast to a couple of beaches where you will see sting ray, turtles, possible whales, and Kodi's, the Costa Rica... More
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Nick M
January 20, 2018|
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Response from Mike K | Reviewed this property |
If there was a fee, it was included in the package.
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Room Tips
"The higher floors are the best, offering views of the mountains and the Pacific Ocean"
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"Ask for quiet room on far side of the hotel"
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"Stay away from the centre of the hotel. Outside rooms might be quieter."
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"Rooms away from Entertainment stage are quieter- facing the jungle."
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