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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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    Reviewed today

    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 yesterday

    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 yesterday

    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 2 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
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    Food was horrible. Hotel lost power due to tropical storm Nate and hotel staff never communicated any updates. Restaurants were not open as scheduled which forced us to eat at the buffet. Many of the lights in the halls are not on so they are...More

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    • Top amenities
    • 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
    • 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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    • $195 - $485 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
    • 701
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    salty6543
    October 15, 2017|
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    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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    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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