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    Hotel Riu Guanacaste

    Riu Guanacaste Boulevard | Carrillo - Guanacaste, Playa Matapalo 50503, Costa Rica
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    06/12/2017 06/13/2017
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          Overview
          • Excellent36%
          • Very good36%
          • Average17%
          • Poor5%
          • Terrible3%
          2 days ago
          “Great Resort, Very Disappointing Beach”
          2 days ago
          “Amazing wildlife”
          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
          Casino
          Private Balcony
          4.0 Star Hotel
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          My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Riu Guanacaste in May of 2017 for a week and loved it. We've stayed at an all-inclusive in the Caribbean each year for the past 7 years, and this year we decided to try the Pacific coast...More

          4  Thank TexAg2k8
          Reviewed 2 days ago

          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...More

          3  Thank happyservice
          Reviewed 2 days ago via 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...More

          5  Thank Caroline D
          Reviewed 2 days ago

          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...More

          3  Thank pendzifour
          Reviewed 2 days ago

          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...More

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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
          • Meeting Rooms
          • Laundry Service
          • Concierge
          • Banquet Room
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Conference Facilities
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          • Air Conditioning
          • Minibar
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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          • Casino and Gambling
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          • Hot Tub
          • Tennis Court
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          • $192 - $402 (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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          hcstiles
          Can anyone recommend the best excursions to do? Interested in the following - Def. ziplines not a tourist average one, I want like best of the best. Volcano trip - not picky Possibly - white water rafting and/or jetskis Is there companies that offer some of these grouped together, e.x. all in one day?
          May 26, 2017|
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          Response from Tim M | Reviewed this property |
          Pure Adrenaline was awesome! We really enjoyed it. You will not be disappointed!
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          How is the weather? Leaving for CR in 14 days and this weather is frightening!!!!!
          May 26, 2017|
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          Response from Mikedixon7 |
          Hot, sunny and very humid, 95% humidity and lots of rain at times...no sun at all today but no rain. Big storm last night, biggest in years... so very mixed.
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          "Pay the extra for an ocean view room on the higher floors!"
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          "some rooms butt up against a wildlife sanctuary and occasionally a howler monkey may be found resting on your..."
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          "bring LOTS of singles to tip. Stay on upper level floors that face the pool or the ocean."
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