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Hotel Riu Guanacaste

05/09/2017 05/10/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic hotel, friendly staff, great food. Local trips through Thompson bit of rip-off be careful. Local market along beach, worth a visit. Monkeys come down from trees to shouts of local 'monkey lady' at 0615 every morning. You can hand feed them.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel was gigantic and had many dining options , either buffet style or themed restaurants. The grounds, the shops, the pool, and the casino were nice. There was entertainment available every night (shows) or the disco for dancing. They also had a 24 hour sports bar with food available after hours if you got hungry. The rooms were stocked...

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1Thank Pam B
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We returned to Costa Rica another time because we love it so much last time. It was our first time at the RIU. It was great and we loved it. The food was great and the staff very warm and friendly. The menu was well varied. We booked a few tours but not via the tours offered in the hotel...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We traveled the first week of April with 6 families including teenagers over spring break. Riu Guanacaste was a comfortable destination for us all. The grounds were gorgeous- much more mature and welcoming than the Palace next door. We found the food to be average, and the no reservation system was clunky- it was clear that it was only started...

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RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Guanacaste, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are glad to that you are recommending our hotel in your comments and to read that you enjoyed that you enjoyed our place, the grounds, the pool areas and the monkey bar. We regret to read you were not satisfied with the new specialty restaurant system. This new policy...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was an extremely fun vacation! The hotel has great activities to keep everyone active. I did stretching classes on the beach every morning with the entertainment staff and it felt great. The beach was a little rocky but once you get passed the rocks you find sand and it is very clear. There is no seaweed. In April, the...

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2Thank dina_seremet
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We booked this through Thomson/ Tui which I cannot recommend but there are plenty of positives to this hotel. The rooms are large, with massive beds, and everything you need to be comfortable. Although the decor was not to my taste, the hotel was clean and staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We had some lovely food, including a very...

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Before we visited this hotel we read many of the reviews posted here and were slightly concerned by some of them! Having spent the last two weeks at this hotel I can say it is brilliant! Everywhere is very clean and most of the staff smiling and friendly (although one or two in the Filadelfia Bar were a bit grumpy!)....

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5Thank janj11-02
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Upon arrival staff were very pleasant and helpful, the reception area is beautiful and open. We showed ourselves to our rooms only to find that the lift was broken, with 20kg suitcases you can imagine this was a struggle to get up to the 5th floor of the hotel. This stayed broken for the 2 weeks we were at the...

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5Thank chubbymonkey12
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent 2weeks in this piece of paradise, 27/3-11/4 and can honestly say it was truly amazing ,everywhere someone is cleaning and maintaining to such a high standard, a big mention to the gardeners and ladies keeping the toilets spotless and always with a smile x. As for the behaviour of the other guests we never witnessed anything mentioned and we...

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5Thank Pmg1965
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Went to Costa Rica for our Anniversary booked directly through the hotel and got a better offer, no time share vultures at the airport or hotel which was fabulous... the Rui resort is beautiful very relaxing, road to get there is interesting, don't book your transportation from the airport to the hotel with "Costa Rica for everyone" or any other...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • 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: $199 - $389 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Guanacaste 4*
Number of rooms: 701
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“The sand is very very hot! Be sure to take your flip flops with you when you go to the beach!”
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“Ask for a room facing the animal sanctuary and you will be able to see monkeys and other animals from your room.”
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