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    Hotel Riu Guanacaste

    Riu Guanacaste Boulevard | Carrillo - Guanacaste, Playa Matapalo 50503, Costa Rica
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    I had no idea of where to go in Costa Rica. There was only 2 restaurants that were any good. Alot of unknown alcohol so be careful. Try to go top shelf if you can. The night shows were entertaining and the near by attractions...More

    Thank toohuge
    Reviewed yesterday

    Overall great vacation. Grounds and facilities well maintained and overall good repair. Staff is super friendly. For those "foodies" who always complain about the food, if you can't find something you like at the Riu, then maybe you should stay home. Food was good, but...More

    Thank Jimmy M
    Reviewed yesterday

    This was an absolutely amazing holiday. The hotel was beautiful and well maintained, all the staff very helpful and friendly. I booked with Thomson (now TUI), the reps are very helpful and had lots of holiday advice. The "swap box" was a good idea as...More

    2  Thank holudayreport
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    We visited the 1st week of September 2017 during the rainy season. Upon arrival at the RIU, we were greeted with a refreshing drink. The staff was very helpful and friendly answering all of our questions. The Lobby was open and airy, very inviting. It...More

    2  Thank JaneDoe59
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    9/07-9/14/2017 Very upset and in pain entire vacation. Please read my e mail to the hotel that I wrote to them while we were still there. No reply and no help This was a terrible experience ----- Forwarded Message ----- From:To: "reception.guanacaste@riu.com" <reception.guanacaste@riu.com> Sent: Monday,...More

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    • 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
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Minibar
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    • Pool
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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    • Casino and Gambling
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Tennis Court
    • Outdoor pool
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    • USD 192 - USD 485 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
    • 701
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    Riley021
    20 September 2017|
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    Response from holudayreport | Reviewed this property |
    There was an ATM by the casino opposite the hotel. I didn't use it so I can't confirm if it would work with currency cards. Sorry!
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    19 September 2017|
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    Response from Yvonne M | Reviewed this property |
    Hi We went to Costa Rica in May for our wedding, it was classed as rainy season but we only had a couple of tropical storms, the rest of the time it was very hot. I don't know about October, but one of the locals told us... More
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    We went with a friend who smokes an e-cig. We were warned by the rep during our transfer that there is a strict no smoking policy and risk of a fine if not observed. She went to the designated smoking areas for the whole two... More
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    "Our room was on the 4th floor for great oceanview"
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    "We paid $185 extra to get a ocean view Room 5103 was very nice and as expected"
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    "Top floor, facing south towards Riu Palace - heard the howler monkeys in evening but otherwise removed from..."
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    "Jungle view sunnier and nicer than sea view"
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