We visited over holiday time and the price seemed almost too good to be true for that time period. Additionally, I was concerned after reading reviews about people missing things from their room. However, we did not experience any of those issues with housekeeping whatsoever and felt they did a great job. Our room was always clean and they never interrupted us during our 6 night stay.
The staff was very friendly and the grounds were very well kept up. We found the food during breakfast and dinner to be good, while lunch lacked new options and became monotonous after 3 days at the hotel. The property was very nice (beach and pool grounds) and that alone is worth staying at the Riu. The only reason I hesitate giving it 5 stars is because of the restaurant reservation policy and wifi being down several days at a time. Restaurant reservations need to be done in person during certain hours and could eat up an hour or more of your day (not to mention an early wake up). Who wants to do that on vacation?
All in all, we felt that this was a great hotel and would definitely come back. This is also a great multi-purpose hotel and is good traveling as either a family, couple, solo, or friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opening winter 2009/10. Situated in northern Costa Rica, in Guanacaste. Located on Playa de Matapalo beach. Complimentary sun loungers on the beach. 6-storey main building. Surrounded by 35,000 m2 / 41,86 sq. yards of lush gardens. Closest village: Nuevo Colon. 13 km / 8.1 miles from various shops. 33 km / 20.5 miles from Liberia airport. Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Riu Guanacaste Costa Rica