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    JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

    Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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    • Very good25%
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    Free Internet
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    Breakfast Buffet
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    This was our third year in a row to visit JW's Guanacaste resort and it didn't fail us once again. We love this place and plan to return annually. The ocean-view rooms are unbelievable, in-room toiletries are the best, pool area is top-notch, restaurants are...More

    Thank carlawordsmith
    Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded 2 weeks ago

    WOW what a honor for us to have you here every year. Thank you so much for your loyalty carlawordsmith! we truly appreciate it. I am glad to know that you spend a wonderful time once again. We will review your feedback in order to...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Really relaxing something to suit everyone the beach club was especially nice. Pool area was huge bar staff a little slow but very pleasant. The breakfast catered for all tastes and the choice of restaurants was really good and reasonably priced

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    Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded 2 weeks ago

    If you are happy we are happy too Dorian C. Thank you for sharing your experience and I am glad to know that you liked the Resort. Kindest regards, Jose Miguel Belloni General Manager

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The service here is impeccable. Every hotel employee greets you with a smile and "Buenos Dias" every time. The rooms are clean and filled with amenities. I highly recommend an ocean view or ocean front room and check back on the prices. I originally booked...More

    2  Thank Allison Z
    Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Allison Z, Really good advices. There is a lot of activities that our guest can do during their stay with us. Of course cooking class is really good and I placed you have liked. The Hacienda is huge and is perfect to walk or...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    The resort was very nice. The help went out of their way to make you feel at home and welcome. The rooms were very nice and comfortable and the bathrooms were better than average. The pool was awesome and the view of the Pacific was...More

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    Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Roycer847; Is pleasant to know that you liked the Resort and that everything that you have encountered was of your liking. Since we are 20 minutes away from Tamarind Town is good to have a car is you are planning to get out several...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Absolutely fantastic!! Best hotel I have ever stayed at, this was our second time at this Marriott with our two small children and we loved absolutely everything, location is paradise!!! the pool is great for adults and children, it is just steps from the beach...More

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    Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded 2 weeks ago

    "Best Hotel" WOW thank you Ticanba for name your review like that. It means a lot to us and we are more than pleased to know that you liked everything during your stay. For us is going to be a pleasure to welcome you back,...More

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    Yes you can, I even saw one family with a giant flamingo!
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    Response from Kevin O | Reviewed this property |
    I can understand your concern! We landed October 8, 2017 and we had the same concern before departing for Costa Rica. We continued with our trip after receiving information that the hotel was okay and that most roads were... More
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