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“Mediocre”
Review of Allegro Papagayo

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Allegro Papagayo
Ranked #8 of 13 Hotels in Gulf of Papagayo
Reviewed July 31, 2013

The resort itself is cheaply priced and you get what you pay for. I'm not saying it's a bad place to stay, it's not. But you're not paying for a five star resort here.

It's very clean, the staff is enthusiastic, friendly, and attentive. The food is mediocre at best. We ended up sticking to the fried foods (the exact opposite of what you want to be eating on vacation) just because they tasted better. Your choices are very limited. The pool and swim-up bar were excellent.

If you're just looking to get away someplace warm to sit by the pool and don't want to spend a lot of money, this is your hotel. If you know you like to actually do things on vacation, especially at night, I suggest you stay elsewhere. Cocoa Beach is fun, however it's still a 45 minute and very expensive taxi ride away.

So again, it's a nice place to stay if you aren't expecting much. If you're looking for a 5* resort with lots of amenities and great food, search elsewhere.

Room Tip: All rooms had great views. If you have injuries/trouble walking/disabilities, I suggest you ask for...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Not a good located but the hotel is beautiful , the food is so good even the rooms are comfortable, the staff is friendly the beach area well is not the Caribbean but it is nice...Absolutely recommend this place ,everything was perfect from the food ,accommodation ...

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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4  Thank Chematbno
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Absolutely recommend this place ,everything was perfect from the food ,accommodation and the lovely region of this small unspoiled country ,very close to Liberia airport as well A1.Lovely beach on your door step and awsome sunset ,the bungalow type rooms are great Thanks to all the staff

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

I was travelling around Costa Rica in September 2012. This country is amaizing and I found very beautiful places to enjoy and relax, one of them was Papagayo gulf. I stayed in Allegro Papagayo and I found that it was a very nice resort with a good location and amazing views. The staff was very friendly and helpful (they provided me information not only about the area but the whole country as well). Cosy hotel with nice food and drinks. Entertainment was good too. Good value for money. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

I was there in September 2012 during the rainy season and there wasn´t many people around which was exactly what we wanted; a few days to relax and enjoy the views and the beautiful surroundings. Very friendly staff, excellent views over the sea, good food, clean and nice little beach to relax.
You can really get everything you want.
Good value for money!!!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

July 6,2013 Costa Rica is the most beautiful country to relaxt and Allegro Papagayo is a good resort to stay with ur family... We were 9 people and we enjoy everything on the resort, water games in the water and the food is excellent. We also enjoy the show are night for kids and adult they have games for kids in the water and intertainmet for kids and adullt. If you ever decided to go look for Hector his on the bar most of the time excellent guy. We enjoy this resort is worth it and not expensive and food and drinks are good and the people who work there. The view is amazing they even have cars that take u around the resort if u don't want to walk...My kids enjoy this trip stay for 8 days in the resort...

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

i was in Allegro Papagayo for 2 weeks in January 2013 (arrived New Year's Eve to the most spectacular fireworks ever ). I know there were negative reviews but I had a wonderful 2 weeks. The resort is showing its age but so are a lot of people who travel. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the food in the buffet restaurant was good and with lots of variety. The bar offerings were varied and plentiful. Entertainment was OK and there were lots of activities in the daytime. Lots of animal life around which was fun. Tourists completely ignore the "Do not feed the animals" signs
The trip to the White beach club was fun if a bit wet getting in and out of the boat..
The day trip to Nicaragua was very interesting and well worth the price.
I am not a picky traveler so am happy with a lot of things that other people are upset over. I just like being looked after ans well fed. All this I got at the Allegro and for the price was very happy with my stay there. It is amazing how well you are looked after by staff if you are friendly to them and don't expect more than you paid for. I would go back.

Room Tip: Most rooms offer a chance to exercise which is a good thing as there is lots of food available.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Allegro Papagayo

Address: Playa Manzanillo | P.O. Box 48-5000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Gulf of Papagayo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#7 Spa Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#7 Luxury Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
Price Range: $200 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Allegro Papagayo 4*
Number of rooms: 300
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