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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed there for 4 nights and had a memorable experience. The facilities were spotless, food in all 3 restaurants that we visited was fantastic and the details and care of our room were perfect. Each night had a live music show. Most were awesome. Guy singing Bob Marley did an awesome job. Landscaping was very good. Great vistas and awesome...

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Bend, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived on 12/10/16 and stayed for 7 nights. The resort is beautiful and was decorated for Christmas. We arrived before the peak time so often felt like we had the resort to ourselves. Room: Very clean, well-decorated, well-appointed and had a spacious lanai. Espresso machine in room. We had a garden view room on the 4th floor and saw...

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Clinton, Tennessee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This JW is accessed through a gated road. It sits inside a ranch area with a 15 minute ride to go from the main road to the resort. The rooms are wonderful. The pool is entirely satisfactory. The bar service at the pool is incredibly slow if not nonexistent at times. All food and drinks are extremely expensive to the...

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GM_JWGuanacaste, Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Hover, We appreciate your comments, which are very important to improve day by day. We will take actions focused on the quality of the service, minimizing that it does not return to pass a situation like this and guaranteeing the best stay.

Harper Woods, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The huge pool with an infinity edge overlooking the beach/ocean, and the spa are fantastic. Room was a good size with comfy beds but we needed to have maintenance up to repair the plumbing twice in a week. We ate breakfast in the hotel a couple of times, lunch & drinks by the pool, and dinner two nights. The food...

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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Jenjentoo; Thank you very much for your comments and feedback. We are pleased to know that your experience at the SPA was amazing. As you know breakfast is a benefit that not apply in Resorts but we offer other benefits that we have implemented. Kindest regards; General Manager Miguel Belloni

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buenos Diaz! I am currently at the Marriott and what a nice warm day outside. The hotel location is aptly reviewed and is frustrating. The property and the pools are excellent. I just had dinner yesterday at the Tamarin and the food was pretty substandard. We ordered the crab cake salad which was very good and a sushi roll that...

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GM_JWGuanacaste, Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Doctor Ray I truly regret to know that we did not meet your expectations with the food in our Asian Restaurant.We have shared your feedback with the Food and beverage team to ensure that this was an isolated situation that is corrected moving forward. Again thank you very much for your comments since it would help us to...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently had the opportunity to spend 4 days and 3 nights at this resort. From the moment we arrived until we left, the staff treated us with the highest regards and were always happy to answer questions or point us in the right direction. The beach here is lovely ...but the POOL! The pool is amazing! We were able...

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have arrived to the Marriott after 6 hours drive and Guillermo welcomed us at the entrance. His sympathy and prompt response to help us for the check in made our arrival already great. He led us to our room and made us feel at home. Laura at the check in was amazing. We got an upgrade since we are...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about this hotel was great! The resort itself is beautiful. It's very private and is located on a beautiful beach! The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The restaurants were wonderful and had so much variety! The sushi and steak houses were especially wonderful! If you're looking for a hotel to lounge by the pool and watch an amazing...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again, this resort and its wonderful staff delivers! We chose this hotel one more time for a family event, to celebrate our daughter's 15 birthday; the staff made her and us feel very special, like we were at home. Since the beginning of our planning David Nuñez, Chief Concierge, went the extra mile to arrange our intimate celebration dinner...

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here 4 years ago and loved the property! Although the hotel was much busier this time around, the service did not disappoint! I love the spacious rooms and the peaceful environment of the property. The rooms are nicely appointed with large bathrooms that include both an oversized bathtub and separate shower. William at the Azul Grill quickly became our...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 

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Address: Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo > Playa Avellanas
Price Range: ₹ 13,316 - ₹ 39,108 (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 And Spa Costa Rica
Jw Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica Hotel Santa Cruz
Jw Marriott Santa Cruz
Marriott Santa Cruz
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“Ask for beach front rooms, they look perfect!”
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“ask for one with a view of the ocean”
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“Garden rooms are just as good as any other!”
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“Garden views are wonderful and practical, don´t be afraid not to get an ocean view room.”
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“Use the 5th floor”
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