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Hotel Riu Guanacaste

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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“costa rica”(1,919 reviews)
“riu guanacaste”(1,358 reviews)
“zip lining”(622 reviews)
Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Restaurant
4 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This resort has the most perfect view of the Matapalo Beach and also the beautifull landscape in the hotel, is a very huge complex with two hotels in the property, the Riu Palace and all the stores (expensives) along the main road. RideOnTrailsCr

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my husband stayed at the Riu Guanacaste in Costa Rica in September 2017 and what a holiday!! We went with a lot of spending money as we planned to do a lot of excursions. We booked all of them with Jenier on the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful location and pool, food was decent. Staff was helpful. The room was the worst I’ve ever stayed in. My kids had to sleep on wooden cots all week. Major renovations needed throughout the building. Elevators didn’t work most of the week so we had...More

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Response from RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu GuanacasteResponded 1 week ago

Dear guest, Thank you for choosing our hotel and for taking the time to share your experience with us. Firstly, we are pleased that you received a positive impression of the location of our hotel, because at RIU, we carefully select the locations where our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at the Riu Giunacasye late afternoon which probably left me initially with a bit of uncertainty about whether I liked it . At that time of day the pool bar and swim up bar is rammed with very loud people and it all felt...More

2  Thank susan h
Response from RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu GuanacasteResponded 1 week ago

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to give us a valued feedback following your recent stay with us. We are very grateful for your comment, which is such a rewarding source of information for our company, regardless of whether it is positive or...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel Riu Guanacaste is an all inclusive hotel rated 5 stars. We (3 of us) stayed in a standard room; facilities are in a very good condition, including green areas, swimming pools and restaurants. Rooms are comfortable and have a good size. They provide no...More

1  Thank emi_cespedes
Response from RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu GuanacasteResponded 1 week ago

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to give us a valued feedback following your recent stay at our hotel. As a service-oriented hotel chain, we are proud that you have rated our staff very well and since for RIU gastronomy is a very...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
Breakfast Available
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
$199 - $396 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
$199 - $396 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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lindsaycorsini
April 18, 2018|
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Response from megancantwait2travel | Reviewed this property |
I think you should try and look else where. I had a 4 & 6 year old and we were very unhappy with our stay at this hotel. I feel bad telling you this since you may have already pre-paid .I don't know of any excursions you... More
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smbraggs
April 18, 2018|
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Response from 999DarD999 | Reviewed this property |
the sand is very very hot. you need shoes on the sand at all times, but sandals or flipflops work. yes, there is a bit of rounded rock when you enter the water to swim. if you go further down the beach, no rocks at entrance... More
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WelshJa1948
April 15, 2018|
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Response from scutting | Reviewed this property |
For the zip lining, you are transported in a open truck vehicle up the side of the mountain on a dirt road. The road does have a decent angle to it but seems to be relatively safe. We stayed at the Riu and watched people... More
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Room Tips
"We were located above the show area and was noisy, if you walk to be wakened by the monkeys, request the..."
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"We had an ocean view room, with deck doors open there was lots of outside noise from people to birds. Closed..."
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"Jungle view floor five was extremely quiet."
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"Avoid room near the entertainment stage as it could be noisy. Entertainment shuts down early so not likely a..."
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