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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2012

If there were other hotels in this area, this hotel would not rank nearly as highly. The setting is fantastic but when we stayed here on our honeymoon, it was by far the worst place we stayed out of four. The staff were really unhelpful, and really weren't bothered. The shower in our superior room did not work and they...

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

Thank you for taking the time in writing this review, this are the kind fo comments that we value in order to improve our operations, please accept our apologies on what happenned to you on your trip, it´s really not the norm, we feel sorry you did not found value on our services. I will personally go thorough this review...

Norfolk, VA
Reviewed 26 July 2012

Set in the Ricon de al Vieja National Park, the location great and the one day adventure tour seal the deal - relatively inexpensive, very safety conscious/run, and an adventure for all family members (who aren't couch potatoes). The rooms are nice with comfy beds, the grounds are immaculate (note: you're on a working ranch, so there are "odors"), and...

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

Thank you very much for all your nice comments , we are glad that you and your family enjoyed our hotel and adventure tours, we hope you can come back and visit us again soon. Regarding the food, sorry we couldn´t full fill your expectations, let me double check to see what we can improve.

Northridge, CA
Reviewed 24 July 2012

This is the place to stay for all your adventures. The rooms were great, and the food was good (especially the ceviche). Odinis and Filipe were outstanding tour guides for the ziplining and tubing (the absolute best adventure), and Cesar, our guide for the nature adventure, was extremely knowledgeable and intelligent. The front desk staff were very accommodating and ensured...

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

Thank you very much for your nice comments and for telling your experience, we feel very happy that you had such a good time with us and that you enjoyed our services and food.

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 24 July 2012

I just returned from a two-day stay at Hacienda Guachipelin and I have mixed feelings about my visit. The worst part of my stay was seeing the horrible condition of the horses used for horseback riding. The horses were so skinny that they looked like they were only skin and bones. The horses are used a lot and are obviously...

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

Hello, thank you very much for writing this review. It is needed to clear out how we treat our horses : They are checked by a Vet every 3 months, he treats every thing he sees in all of them. They are rotated giving them on day off very other day, if they go on a tour one day ,...

Stow, Ohio
Reviewed 22 July 2012

Our stay at Hacienda Guachipelin was outstanding. It is a little hidden, as it is surrounded by the national park, but once you get there, you never want to leave. The front desk was very helpful about helping us pack as many activities as possible into our two day stay. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful scenery from plants to...

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

Thank you very much for all your nice comments and for telling your experience with us. We feel very happy that you had a great time. We wiil be waiting for you when you decide to visit us again.

Mahwah, New Jersey
Reviewed 16 July 2012

If you are in the Libera area you should check out Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin for their one-day adventure pass. It's a full day of ziplining, tubing, horseback riding and thermal spas. It was an amazing time. The staff was nice and friendly. They took pride in their work.

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

Thank you very much for your nice comments, we feel glad you enjoyed our one day pass. We hope you can come back and visit us again.

Sf Bay Area
Reviewed 15 July 2012

This hotel is on the dirt road on the way to Rincon de La Vieja Park. It is not fancy, but very clean, safe and friendly. The rooms are clean and well-sized, and the grounds are very clean, well-lit, and safe, and the wildlife is surprising and exciting. We enjoyed the friendly dogs, donkey, and flocks of parrots in the...

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

Yes indeed , the location of the hotel is very convenient, close to the Rincón de la Vieja National Park and to the adventure activities. We feel happy that you enjoyed our facilities, food and activities. Thank you very much for taking the time in writing this review. Hopefully you can come back and visit us soon.

Canton, North Carolina
Reviewed 13 July 2012

Of all the places we stayed in Costa Rica, this was by far our favorite. We had two days planned here but wish we had planned at least 3 or 4. The adventure tour was very reasonable, $85 for horseback riding, ziplining and then on to the hot springs. Our only complaint about the ziplining is we all felt very...

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

Excellent, glad you enjoyed our hotel and activities, you are right , the home made tortillas and the farm cheese are the favorite of many. We feel honored that you want to come for more days at our hotel. Thank you very much for rating our hotel the best in Costa Rica.

Orangeburg
Reviewed 12 July 2012

Before heading to the coast for 7 days, my girlfriend and I wanted to see the mountains and do some adventure activities without camping...Hacienda Guachipelin is as good as it gets. Set in an isolated area right outside the front gates of the Rincon de la Vieja National Park this place is an all-in-one. Beautifully situated, so that it has...

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Management response:

Thanks a lot for your comments, glad that you and your girlfriend had a good time at the hotel and enjoyed all the activities we offer. We will be waiting for you when you come back. Pura Vida From Costa Rica and Rincón de la Vieja.

Santa Ana, Costa Rica
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Spent two nights and one day there with my lady recently. Large rooms with views of green and beauty. Close to Rincon de Vieja park which is great to hike and see some natural geothermal activity, dry forests, a river and waterfall.. Never had time to experience the other attractions at the hotel, but will return.

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Hello, thank you for writing this comment, glad that you took advantage of the proximity of the hotel to the park, it is really convenient, and we will be waiting for you to come back and enjoy our other atractions.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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: $108 - $252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hacienda Guachipelin 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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“There are rooms closer to reception that will allow you easy access to the swimming pool, the restaurant and parking lot.”
  • Canopy bridge
 of 5 bubbles ByronCR, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The ranch is spread out with rooms close to the restaurant or close to the barns or further. We walked but you can drive.”
 of 5 bubbles Sandie-NY, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have 2 double beds.”
 of 5 bubbles TheBlum, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in the 30s have the back end up against the corral.”
 of 5 bubbles dgree206, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Avoid the rooms by the stable.”
 of 5 bubbles scottg289, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
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