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Ontario, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

3 couples, all family, various ages. We all found fantastic elements at this resort. Good food, lots of space to walk, fun poolside activities. Lots of pool swimming space. I highly recommend this resort.

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Hanover, Canada
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We loved this vacation!! We travelled to this RIU in October. The weather was gorgeous (sunny and hot) and the grounds are stunning. The resort is very well cared for, the staff are helpful and courteous. Some of the staff didn't speak English but they were always courteous and would grab other staff members to help. Rooms: Our room was...

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Acton, Canada
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Every Riu that I visit is always a nice experience. This is the first time that I visited a regular Riu resort vs. The Riu Palace and there are a number of differences, but you get what you pay for! The resort was clean, well taken care of. Staff were friendly and courteous. Shows were good, cute and always fun....

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2Thank Carsan C
Central Texas
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Not first time at a RIU property, but first at this one. Resort was beautiful and spotless, as at all the RIU properties we have stayed at. Place was full (1/5-1/11), but accommodations were not compromised at the resort. Not a long wait for the specialty restaurants if you got there early enough, and the buffet was always available and...

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Just come back from the Riu. Excellent value for money !!! Rooms are cleaned daily, staff were excellent, food was very good quality and the best evening entertainment I have seen in a very long time. Weather was amazing too. Swim up bar, nice pool, clean pool towels daily. Trips are expensive so book them from the beach tours, Alex...

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Newmarket, Canada
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I went here for a wedding back in may 2016 and we had a blast! The resort is really clean and they do a good job of keeping the whole grounds in good condition. The beach is dark sand and really hot!! I would bring water shoes if you plan on waking on the sand. The rooms were clean and...

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london
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Clean rooms with proper amenities. The pools and pool area are always. CLean and well serviced. The buffet restaurants are consistent with lots of variety. We ate two specialty restaurants both were bland. No longer do u reserve in these restaurants it's first come first serve. The late night bar is a good option that other resorts don't have. The...

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Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is nothing really that I could say in a negative way as our holiday was outstanding. The range of food was great, staff were attentive and couldn't do enough for you. Although a large hotel it felt so friendly. The pool area is outstanding with the option of the beach. The entertainment team were wonderful and really wanted you...

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Hortonville, Wisconsin
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Very nice Resort! Clean rooms and Hotel. Staff very friendly and bar guys fun. Didn't really care for the children in the pool bar area, They would throw balls and knock drinks off tables. There are very nice areas for kids to play, they don't need to be in there playing. Have to give Coghi in the sports bar credit!...

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Toronto, Canada
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Went with 13 family ages from 7-67 and this was the best family vacation I have been on including cruise. Food nothing like Mexican all inclusive. From steak to lobster and everything in between. Staff excellent. Side trips fun. One note - the children's programming didn't seem really great for preschoolers but we didn't use it so not sure.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
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  • Laundry Service
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Opening winter 2009/10. Situated in northern Costa Rica, in Guanacaste. Located on Playa de Matapalo beach. Complimentary sun loungers on the beach. 6-storey main building. Surrounded by 35,000 m2 / 41,86 sq. yards of lush gardens. Closest village: Nuevo Colon. 13 km / 8.1 miles from various shops. 33 km / 20.5 miles from Liberia airport. Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa ... more   less 

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Address: | Playa Matapalo, Sardinal, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Gulf of Papagayo > Sardinal
Price Range: ₹ 14,618 - ₹ 26,702 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Guanacaste 4*
Number of rooms: 701
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“I wouldn't bother paying extra for a rom with a view as quite noisy with the evening bars. 3rd floor overlooking gardens was lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles U661RHannec, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a sea view well worth it”
 of 5 bubbles sharon_farmer, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“lower floor are moldy”
 of 5 bubbles C7815VLbobm, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms had a nice balcony. Rooms on the outside are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles IowaBike, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“For quiet and possibility of seeing wildlife side of hotel/jungle view. Center garden gets loud from performances until 10pm Thurs-Sat”
 of 5 bubbles Emsephs, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
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