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“Choose the Guanacaste Hotel if you stay on this side of Costa Rica,,,,,,, Loved. It” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Guanacaste Hotel
Ranked #10 of 16 Hotels in Liberia
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Choose the Guanacaste Hotel if you stay on this side of Costa Rica,,,,,,, Loved. It”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

The Guanacadte Hotel is a well maintained and exceptionally clean property.
Select the Guanacaste Hotel if you like gardens/courtyards with nice walk ways and picturesque views.
the staff are very nice and friendly.
The property is self contained with everything you need\restaurants, gift shops, pools,bars,club, casino, and a magnificent lobby with a great entrance that beckons return visits everyday just to lounge. (Very spacious with large ceiling fans that offer cooling breezes--nice spacious seating areas)
Very happy I stayed at the Guanacaste Hotel vs. Its sister property, the Palace
because the Palace Guanacste(when I went next door one day ) seemed nice but very sterile cement modern and a bit conservative without the warmth from the regular Guanacaste Hotel. Stay at The Guanacaste Hotel .....,I loved it

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank overjo
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Staffordshire
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

Riu are an amazing chain of hotels. We have stayed in quite a few around the world but this one really is a 5 star hotel.
The animation team work really hard all day long from 10;00 am right up until well after midnight.
The bar staff are all excellent especially Yenory Gomez Leal. She remembered our drinks every night and gave us really good service. Thank you Yenory for making our holiday!! ( We were always served international Gin and Vodka.) I would also like to mention Heiner Gallo Abarca what fantastic service we had rom this waiter. Thank you Heiner. (If the management get to read this please ensure that these staff either recieve the day off with pay that was mentioned or give them a big pay rise!!
The food was very good although I felt that the Italian restaurant was the weakest link.
All in all a Fabulous holiday. I would really recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Dinky1960
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saugerties, NY
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

This choice was by need not choice. Room was fairly clean, no hot water and I have a closet that is bigger than the room I was given. We got in late at night and were leaving early by bus and this hotel was only a block from the terminal, so no cab was needed. There is a bar with this place and it was loud with music but able to sleep after 11pm. The best you can say is that it was affordable.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank skibob_7
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Wellington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

Convenient location and adequate room at a very good price for Costa Rica suitable for a single night stay. Staff were actually helpful but it does feel like a bit of a motel. Very cheap though for an acceptable room.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

I stayed in Hotel Liberia before, and it was nice, clean and affordable. i didnt reserve unfortunately so i had to look for an alternative as there was no room there, i came across hotel guanacaste. This place is a hole, the staff was unfriendly, and the room extremely tiny and overpriced. The only benefit was that it was close to the public bus terminal. Also,I'm canadian, I had 2 tico friends with me, and the staff was rude to them and would not let them into the hotel to visit me, even though i was a paying customer.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank James-Ian M
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Brussels, Belgium
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

This hotel is more an hostel than an hotel. the cleanliness is poor and the room looks like a prison and you have the feeling to sleep on the floor cause the mattress are so thin... Moreover, i could not sleep because of the noise of the karaoké party at the restaurant of the hotel and we were thursday and friday !But... the hotel is well situated, near to the bus station, some fast food and other shops and supermarket !

So, it's nice to sleep there for one night, no more !

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lau_be1987
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Jamison, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

Would not recommend this place. Shabby decor and maintenance, horrible hill and many steps to the pool and restaurant, no immediate beach access from hotel and lacking security.

Nice people & nice view from upper level rooms but that's not nearly enough. Better to pay more and get more.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Family Tr T
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Property: Guanacaste Hotel
Address: Liberia, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Liberia
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Ranked #10 of 16 Hotels in Liberia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Guanacaste Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 68
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