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    Hotel Riu Guanacaste

    Riu Guanacaste Boulevard | Carrillo - Guanacaste, Playa Matapalo 50503, Costa Rica
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    Overview
    • Excellent39%
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    • Average17%
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    Wifi
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    4.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed yesterday

    My first impression was good till I walked to the beach August 10 2017. It stinked wit black dirty puffer fish floating in the water dead and washed up on the beach. It smelled so bad. Let instantly. Had to wait till the exact time...More

    2  Thank Judy b B
    Reviewed yesterday

    We had an amazing time while we were in the Riu Hotel. The staff: Alejandro, Daniela were amazing. (Reception) The chef and everyone else made us feel welcome. I only eat vegan food and every day the service from breakfast, lunch and diner was spectacular....More

    1  Thank Lola2014
    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    My family of four spent five days at the hotel Riu Guanacaste and the amenities were fabulous. The rooms were spacious and the buffet had enough variety that eating was always enjoyable. The $45 zip line excursion was great and the $25, one hour horse...More

    Thank George T
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    We booked this hotel as we were invited to a wedding within the same location. We pre-book a cab to the hotel for roughly $50 usd. It took us about 30 minutes to get to the hotel; which for $50 usd I thought it was...More

    1  Thank Ivette C
    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    We brought 36 people from Texas to enjoy my wife's birthday and have a good time. In that 36 we had 17 kiddos. This resort is good for the kids. The pool area is nice and the main buffet has everything a kid could want....More

    3  Thank Victor Q
    Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Beachfront
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
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    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Casino and Gambling
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hot Tub
    • Tennis Court
    Details
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    • USD 163 - USD 480 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 701
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    • Province of Guanacaste >
    • Playa Matapalo
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    dgrimshaw254
    17 August 2017|
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    Response from Doreen P | Reviewed this property |
    Yes but better if you bring your own toiletries. We went during raining season it does this for about an hour in the afternoon. Yes do bring g your own bug spray we forgot it cost us just about $20 for a small can
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    16 August 2017|
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    Response from Melissa S | Reviewed this property |
    We always used US currency it's mainly what they use
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    15 August 2017|
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    Response from Lynne A | Reviewed this property |
    They have no weight restrictions on zip line, they just put a double strap(1500 lbs) Best to buy excursions at the hotel They discount if you do more The best excursion was the one with the zip line, water slide and horse... More
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