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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

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Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This resort is amazing, and I can say that because we spent there 10 days and each day was really beautiful. With variety of restaurants and beaches, it's one of the most beautiful places I ever visited. The service is great, only the spa prices are too high, from my point of view. Food pretty good, breakfast fabulous!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is one of those rare places that i felt welcome the minute I arrived. It's a rather challenging jaunt to get here but oh soooo worth it...and we keep returning. The staff is happy, accommodating and kind, characteristics of Costarricenses. The property has a beautiful colonial rancher feel, nothing fussy nor fancy, but decidedly upscale. And very comfortable and...

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Boulder, CO
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a great 25th anniversary trip in December 2015. Incredible staff, very nice suites, beach and amenities. We were welcomed to the room with a couple of local beers, cheese and cracker tray. The charm of the hotel and people will stay with you. Friendly folks gave great advice on where to go and what to do (even though we...

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San Jose
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This property is beautiful and will provide some good R&R for the family. The rooms and pools are really nice. The beach is rocky but this augments the beauty of it. Food is average, not bad, but with room for improvement.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed this hotel. The accommodations were clean and pleasant enough. Nice pool area. Pros: clean, beach view and attentive staff. Nearby club house is a must visit. Kids club. Complimentary breakfast is nice. Cons: too far out, need shuttle for everything. Restaurant and activities prices are too high even for resort. Rocky beach not for swim.

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We brought our daughter here with a friend for her sweet sixteen birthday. Everything was spectacular: the room, the resort pool, the views, the staff, the restaurants and everything in between. The staff deserves extra mention as well. I lost my expensive prescription glasses in one of the shuttles. They recovered the glasses and had them delivered to our next...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

A few things to know that matter to families: 1. This is a formal hotel and the majority of restaurants require reservations and formal attire. They also have very few kids meals choices so if your kids are picky eaters you will have to plan accordingly. 2. The hotel beach is rocky and not the best beach around. Bring beach...

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Mansfield
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location with a nice beach. The facilities were great and staff were always friendly and helpful. I did not appreciate their "breakfast practices". There are 2 breakfast restaurants: Mansita and Sabanero. Mansita is superior in terms of variety; however, when one arrived at Mansita the host would tell us that the restaurant was full (not true), that we would...

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Dallas, Texas
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Food...excellent lots of options for both kids and adults. Amenities top notch from room to pool to fitness room Beach beautiful and you can walk foe a ways either way. Service excellent...all friendly and willing to make stay enjoyable. Room Service options excellent...24/ 7

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Ormond Beach, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a truly beautiful hotel. It's very open and has everything that anyone could want. They have the largest pool in Central America and it's a real beauty. It winds it's way through the property and is very clean. It has a bar with very attentive wait staff and is thoroughly relaxing. Great place for spending as much time...

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
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  • Golf Course
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Live an authentic Costa Rican experience in a luxury hacienda style resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The JW Marriott Guanacaste is surrounded by the splendors of Costa Rican rich biodiversity. This resort & spa sits oceanfront and is the only international branded hotel close to Tamarindo town. The resort is located right at Mansita beach and guests can choose from four other beaches within Hacienda Pinilla. Next to the resort you will find an equestrian center, tennis courts, and an 18-hole golf course with coastal layout. Off-site activities such as surfing lessons, zip lining, horseback riding, white water rafting, kayaking, bird & monkey watching and ATV tours can be arranged on site. You can also arrange tours to nearby locations such as Arenal Volcano, Rincon de la Vieja Volcano & National Park or Guachipelin thermal hot springs. Enjoy surf beaches with excellent year-round waves and warm water, visit turtle nesting sanctuaries or observe a great variety of wildlife. The hotel features the largest infinity pool in Central America, outdoor Jacuzzis, a fully equipped fitness center, biking and jogging trails and a Kids Club with professional care. Relax in our world class spa, ranked one of the top five spas in Latin America by Spa Magazine. Within the resort, guests will find an array of gastronomic options such as Azul Grill our beach front restaurant, Tamarine our Asian fusion cuisine restaurant, Sabanero is a genuine Guanacastecan Steakhouse or Mansita Restaurant. One of our guest's favorites is admiring Guanacaste's spectacular sunset while enjoying a handcrafted cocktail either at Nau Sushi Lounge or right in front of the beach at Aperitivo Lounge. All guestrooms have balconies either with garden, pool or ocean view. In-room amenities include LCD TVs, soundproof windows, alarm clock with mobile docks, streaming speed internet, total blackout curtains, plush pillow-top mattresses, 300 thread count Egyptian cotton linen sheets, rich woods, and marble bathtubs. The charming surf village of Tamarindo where you will find restaurants, bars, shops and souvenirs in a "Pura Vida" laid back atmosphere is just 10.6 miles away. It's easy to discover the essence of Costa Rica at the JW Marriott Guanacaste. ... more   less 

Additional Information about JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

Address: Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo > Playa Avellanas
Price Range: ₹ 17,394 - ₹ 69,442 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 310
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Also Known As:
Jw Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica Hotel Santa Cruz
Jw Marriott Guanacaste Resort And Spa Costa Rica
Jw Marriott Santa Cruz
Marriott Santa Cruz
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“of course, beach front if possible!”
 of 5 bubbles GigiBailey, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“When they tell you it's an ocean view room you need to specifically ask whether you can see the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles Shvartzim, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are excellent and beautifully appointed.”
 of 5 bubbles elderlygourmet, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Pool, beach view”
 of 5 bubbles travellingheals, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“garden view rooms are the best you have a huge terrace if you stay on third floor”
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