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Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica

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Greenwood, Mississippi
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had an absolutely WONDERFUL time! We were there to celebrate our 30th anniversary with 4 dear friends, and we can't wait for our next trip! The RIU Palace was clean, quiet, and very accommodating. (We were told a few weeks earlier during Christmas break was extremely crowded and getting in restaurants was hard, but we didn't did not experience...

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Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great welcome after a long flight and hotel was spectacular and spotlessly clean ( most of Costa Rica is actually ) . Staff happy to help and a true all inclusive package which allows all top shelf drinks , free room service , real cocktails, waiter service whether your around the pool or down the beach bought to your lounger...

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5Thank Wayne R
Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After a long flight,the arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel went very smoothly. This hotel is not to be missed, probably one of the best hotels stayed at. Nicest staff you will ever come across, facilities and food Excellant, ignore negative reviews. Must point out not suitable for young families, would suggest at least youngest age should...

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5Thank 99michael
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The 2 RIU hotels, which are next to each other, share a nice location. The beach is pretty but not bounty island like. The hotels do not seem to differ much, the Palace version seems a little bit more upscale but the difference is more in the architecture. The location is a 30minute drive away from Playa Coco the nearest...

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5Thank vinker
Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Extremely clean hotel and resort with very friendly staff. Restaurants were well managed and three were table service with good choice and quality. Bar waiters continually walking around the pool area to ensure you have the drinks you require.No shortage of sun beds.Beach is vocanic sand and is a public beach so nothing overly special,however still a good place to...

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5Thank Phil L
Elmwood Park, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I just returned from spending 8 days at the RIU Palace Costa Rica for an annual Spring Break trip with a group of 10....we have traveled together on Spring Break for the past 10 years, usually Mexico so thought we change it up this year and holiday in Costa Rica. The trip turned out better than we all expected. The...

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3Thank _wenmol0521
Basingstoke
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

The main reasons the hotel didn't score higher is down to the below.. The room service menu is just terrible, by far the worst I've seen in a 24 hour all inclusive.. Your restricted to poorly made sandwiches and stale crisps. There's only about half a dozen options on the menu it's all cold snacks. There are no hot dogs,...

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7Thank Andrew H
Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for Christmas and met up with another couple who were our friends. The rooms were spacious and comfortable and clean. There is a bathtub in the room which we never used - hung our wet clothes on it. Pools were nice and plenty of chairs. Bar on floor were lobby was awesome. The location is not near a...

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2Thank CAKWisconsin
East Islip, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

The day my family got there we were ecstatic, it was beautiful, spacious, and we were ready to vacation from the cold NY weather back at home. When checking in initially they couldn't find our reservation. After a few minutes the woman helping us had to call someone else over to help, it was then that they told us they...

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8Thank krystahenneborn
Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Riu Palace Costa Rica in January although the weather is really good hotel us definitely not 5 star. Too big and not enough staff especially around the pool. Food OK but nothing special. A la Carte restaurants not worth queuing for only the italian. There is no where to walk to of a night nearest town 25...

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Casino and Gambling
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica

Address: Playa Matapalo, Sardinal, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Gulf of Papagayo > Sardinal
Price Range: $370 - $689 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica 4*
Number of rooms: 538
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“We stayed in a 2 bedroom family suite. These rooms only offer garden views and they do not have a common area or sitting room.”
 of 5 bubbles timdY8132RY, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“jungle facing rooms on higher floors are nice and quiet”
 of 5 bubbles Choofie, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Obviously seaside is a better view but is more expensive and that decreases the value”
 of 5 bubbles 914billl, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in room No 1114 over looking the trees and vey quiet.”
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 of 5 bubbles timlayland, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had ocean view on the 4th floor above the main stage. Great views.”
 of 5 bubbles CKB1, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
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