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New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 January 2014

Stayed one night at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin as part of Monkey Tours package. When we arrived, it was a full day adventure tour on the property - starting with tubing for an hour, then lunch, ziplining (with rappelling, tarzan swings, rock climbing, traversing and climbing, and a swinging bridge at the end to complete the zipline portion), followed by horseback...

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jose b, Gerente at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time in writing this review. First of all , we feel glad that you liked the adventure activities that we offer, and that you had such a great time with us. We feel sorry for the inconveniences you found at your room, we have other categories of rooms that are more spacious, with...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 January 2014

We stayed for two nights at the hotel. We enjoyed the manicured and well kept gardens, our room which was clean and nice, the food, the mud bath until we found out that we were robbed of our two debit cards by the very people who were supposed to serve us. It happened the first evening at dinner time. Four...

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jose b, Gerente at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Dear client, we thank you for all the good comments about the hotel, we feel happy that you liked the hotel and at the same time we feel sorry for what you say happenned to you with your debit cards, however, you can´t be sure it happened at our hotel. First of all, asking for your room number at the...

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

The best "comida tipica" of our trip. Casados were delicious - beef, fish and chicken. Burger was fantastic too - curry spiced. Mojitos were great too. Hotel has a funky ranch feel and is in the middle of nowhere. Looks like the extreme adventure options were nice too.

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jose b, Gerente at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we feel very happy that you liked our food in every aspect, we put a lot of attention to that and try to satisfy every costumer, also we put a lot of effort to keep it "típica" (traditional), so our guests will taste the real Costa Rican gastronomy. And the adventure activities, they...

long island
Reviewed 20 December 2013

I really loved this place. We just stayed one night and rode horses, swam in a waterfall, took mud baths and soaked in hot springs. Really wish we had stayed 2 nights. All of the staff were great and I loved the horses and cattle. The price is inexpensive and breakfast is included.

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jose b, Gerente at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Hi, it is great to hear that you enjoyed the Hacienda, and that you did everything we offer, waterfalls, hot springs, horses, mud baths, that is what the Hacienda is all about... thank you for your comments, and it will be a pleasure to see you back with us soon.

California, USA
Reviewed 12 December 2013

We drove our 4 wheel drive and followed the signs towards the park from liberia. Big mistake. We drove 20 miles on rock and dirt roads. Had to pay a private road fee per person or turn around! We arrived and the hotel had us stay in the ..horse section... rooms. We requested another room and got lucky ... room...

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jose b, Gerente at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time in writing this review, we feel glad that you enjoyed the food that we offer. I am not sure of what road you took, the road to the hotel from Liberia is almost 100% paved and any car can come. Also we feel glad that you enjoyed the room you were in...

Seattle
Reviewed 3 December 2013

Senic hikes, waterfalls big enough to swim in, a really inviting natural riverside hot springs where you have the option of slathering yourself with mud, letting it dry and showering off, quiet nights and a helpful staff make this a destination experience. Free shuttles to the national park a bonus. You have one dining choice here: the hotel restaurant in...

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jose b, Gerente at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such a nice description of the hotel, it really seems that you enjoyed everything that we offer and we feel very happy for that. It is great that you shared the making of a real tortilla with our staff, one of our main porpuses is to offer excellent costumer service, and this experiences are part...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Stayed here a few days and had a blast. If you choose to go, the adventure tour is a must!! The food, namely the buffet, was excellent and the service was great. The only downfall is the distance from the nearest town. But unless you plan on going to get gas or something, there is no reason to go into...

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jose b, Gerente at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time in writing your comments, we feel glad that you enjoyed every aspect of the hotel: the location, the service and specially the food, we make a big effort to offer quality and at the same time keep the gastronomic traditioins of Costa Rica and Guanacastte. Please come back and visit us again...

Grass Valley, California
Reviewed 2 November 2013

Stayed at Hacienda Guachipelin with Monkey Tours, a working ranch in beautiful setting with an excellent restaurant. Lots of adventures in nearby river canyon; zip line, horseback riding and tubing. What a blast! Also great hikes in Rincon de La Vieja National Park nearby, not to mention the natural hot mineral springs and mud bath we enjoyed to end a...

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jose b, General Manager at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thank you very much for writing this nice comments, they will be very helpful for all the readers, we always feel very happy when guests enjoy every single aspect of the Hacienda : food, location, tours, activities, service, gardens, etc..and it looks you were one of them. Please come back and visit us again.

Playa Ocotal
Reviewed 2 November 2013

My wife and I spent a weekend getaway here. We got a standard room which was comfortable but basic. The grounds were very nice and the area is beautiful. The food is where this place is lacking. As you are quite a ways from other dining options, the hotel restaurant is your only option . The breakfast buffet was pretty...

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jose b, General Manager at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we feel happy that you liked our breakfast, also that you enjoyed our gardens and location. Regarding food, we put a lot of effort in putting up a nice buffet with varied options, also we offer the possibility to order from the menú. I really don´t understand what happenned with the pizza, it has been...

Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 31 October 2013

We stayed for three nights in late September 2013. Our room was one of the simple rooms that apparently date from the original lodgings. Not surprisingly, it was somewhat rustic … one double plus a twin bed along with a tiled bath, and a couch/futon and table. These rooms do not have television (other, newer rooms do), but the hotel's...

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jose b, General Manager at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Hello, thank you very much for your comments, we feel glad that you enjoyed our Hacienda. Thank you for pointing out some of the áreas that we need to improve, this comments are the ones that helps us improve our service, we pay a lot of attention to costumer service, therfore your comments are very important.

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  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hacienda Guachipelin is a comfortable hotel with 54 rooms, each with private bathroom and hot water. The best Costa Rican ecotourism lodge for adventure travel and nature lovers, located at the entrance of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park. This is the most visited National Park in Guanacaste. For the adventurer, there are many activities like horseback riding, the Canyon canopy tour, Rio Negro Tubing, canyoneering, bird watching, as well as trekking to the crater of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Free transportation to the National Park and the hot springs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hacienda Guachipelin

Address: Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja, Rincon de La Vieja 208-5010, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Rincon de La Vieja
Price Range: $106 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hacienda Guachipelin 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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