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    Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica

    Playa Matapalo | Sardinal Carrillo - Guanacaste, Sardinal, Costa Rica
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    13/07/2017 14/07/2017
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          Reviewed yesterday

          I stayed at the Riu Palace at the end of May for 8 days. I had a good time here but boy was it HOT. I was picked up from the airport by Swiss Travel Tours and driven to the resort which was a nice...More

          1  Thank candygirl70
          Reviewed 2 days ago

          So much to do. Everything was enchanting and mysterious. It was living in a dream. Beauty everywhere you went. Water, Jungles, Volcanoes, Rivers, Flora, you name it. We toured with 'Alex on the Beach' Tours and it was incredible to venture through this country and...More

          2  Thank Reggie H
          Reviewed 2 days ago

          We totally enjoyed this hotel. Our first time in Costa Rica. No regrets. We love the beach at Matapalo and the staff at the hotel. We booked two tours directly emails with Costour ... one to Palo Verde where we saved about 20$ per person...More

          3  Thank nancymark3000
          Reviewed 2 days ago

          This destination is definitely for nature buffs! The hotel is located away from the hustle and bustle of usual tourist attractions. Located in beautiful lush mountains, this resort is tucked away in its own rain forest. We just got back 2 days ago. The staff...More

          5  Thank toasty00
          Reviewed 3 days ago

          We planned a trip after my youngest daughter finished teaching for the year and we had a great time. we had a garden/mountain view and the room was very nice and the cleaning ladies were very very good. the resort ground were beautiful and very...More

          6  Thank David S
          Hotel Riu Guanacaste
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Beachfront
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Room Service
          • Free Parking
          • Breakfast included
          • Free Internet
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
          • Room Service
          • Free Parking
          • Airport Transportation
          • Breakfast included
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Meeting Rooms
          • Business Centre with Internet Access
          • Laundry Service
          • Concierge
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Conference Facilities
          • Babysitting
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          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Casino and Gambling
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          • US$ 251 - US$ 544 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Number of rooms
          • 538
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          wendiewalt
          Hi How was your weather?
          23 June 2017|
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          Response from byram1014 | Reviewed this property |
          Really good weather from early morning until late afternoon which was 30-37 degrees and then it thunder stormed for a couple hours late afternoon. Which is what you would expect staying in a rainforest! 🤙
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          Bonnie R
          Should I go in October? I had mixed opinions. I don't want rainy all time, but want lush. Thx
          23 June 2017|
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          Response from ralphm754 | Reviewed this property |
          When we booked we looked at the rainy season part of it being October, she if you do not want rain throughout your stay I would suggest to avoid this period. Bearing in mind if/when you do trip into the Rain and Cloud forest... More
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          what's the weather like in October as i am going in the first 2 weeks and and the explosions very expensive.
          21 June 2017|
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          Response from Lauracorrinne | Reviewed this property |
          Sunny quite hot with showers drys very quick you can go in pool bar and restaurant till it stops we were there two weeks not much rain
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          "Any room is good I am sure"
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          "Try not to get the ocean view, the nightly entertainment is a bit loud!"
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          "On the garden side of the resort we could see monkeys in the trees"
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          "For quiet rooms, request something away from the pools."
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