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Hotel Riu Guanacaste

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Norwich, Connecticut
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Stayed at RIU Guanacaste for a week. It was my first time staying at a resort this size, while the resort was clean at all times I must say my preference is to enjoy a smaller resort. Needless to say it was a great time over all. Food: Some days it was amazing some days not so much but I...

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Toronto, Canada
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The resort and grounds are truly beautiful and constantly maintained. The food is amazing. When I read the complaints about the food and the room towels I wonder if people think they eat gourmet at home and live in palaces because the food is awesome and the towels are wonderful. And towels, really? That's what you worry about? We had...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Trip from Airport to this hotel is about 45 minutes. Costa Rica can get very hot even in spring because it is located pretty much on the equator. You dont need to convert into local currency. USD is accepted everywhere. Hotel is really dated and still have to use the old fashioned keys rather than smart card. If you lose...

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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We traveled to the Riu Guanacaste in late April. I have been to a number of all-inclusive resorts - but none recently. Perhaps I forgot the atmosphere is pretty uniformly about excess (drinking, eating) which isn't really my thing. I can say that the staff are great, the grounds are amazing and Riu has purchase a large portion of land...

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Upon arrival we were greeted with a smile. All the staff was very friendly. The hotel was always cleaned. Our room was on the second floor over looking the courtyard. I read reviews before coming here and the one about ants in the room is correct. There were several by the refrigerator and a couple in the bathroom when we...

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Rutland, Vermont
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Weather was great, hot and sunny. Room was pleasant with an ocean view and the food was very eatable but not outstanding. There is room for improvement in the way the pools are managed. First, they should not allow children to be in the small pool in front of the bar that contains loud drunks and has a water quality...

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Monongahela, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This Place is very nice and Clean. It has beautiful gardening and excellent beach sunsets. The beach is on the pacific ocean side of country so don't expect pristine blue waters and white sand. The food is decent and plentiful you should be able to find something to eat. Personnel and staff are very friendly. The only complaint I have...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked for a holiday for myself and my 2 children, 11 and 14 for a magical holiday at Easter. What an amazing place Costa Rica is.. a little expensive but more on that later! On arrival, we had a reasonable check in, and we paid up for WiFi rather than using the paltry hour a day in the lobby. Prices...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Was extremely happy with the hotel, selection of restaurants, the beach was amazing!! And so very thankful for the air conditioned Rooms!! The staff were wonderful and helpful. My only issue was when they say things are included, like non motorized water sports, they mean for one hour of your entire trip... Not exactly what I would call included but...

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3Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Beautiful property. 30 minutes from Liberia airport on a gorgeous mile long vice beach. Food was good and staff was great...except the front desk which was remarkably rude. Check in was a nightmare. They never answered the phone and required us to check-in twice before giving us the keys. Tours took 2 hours to reach the rainforest and 4 to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • 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
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Liberia CR Airport Shuttle is locally owned and operated, representing over 10 years of transportation experience. We are the official transportation provider for the Liberia International Airport, providing door to door shared ride shuttle and private car service. We also provide point-to-point and chartered transportation services to/from any destination in Costa Rica & Nicaragua, including all other local seaports and airports. Whatever your ground transportation needs may be, we can handle them in a professional, friendly and cost effective manner. Our fleet of 50 late model sedans, SUV's and vans are well maintained, immaculately clean and properly licensed and insured to operate in the Costa Rica. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Riu Guanacaste

Address: Riu Guanacaste Boulevard, Playa Matapalo 50503, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Matapalo
Price Range: $197 - $390 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Guanacaste 4*
Number of rooms: 701
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“Ask for a higher floor facing the Diamante Park. It is quiet with beautiful views”
lovethebeachsand, yesterday | Read review
“We had a room with partial beach view.”
sp495, yesterday | Read review
“Apparently the rooms near the stage were loud. We had a room behind the front desk area and heard nothing.”
lotoole0968, yesterday | Read review
“ocean view room s away from the noise of the pool and night time entrainment”
Marine57383, yesterday | Read review
“Facebook the zip wire in the hills.”
302muss, 4 days ago | Read review
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