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Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica

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12/06/2017 13/06/2017
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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Returned on 24th January from two thoroughly enjoyable 2 weeks at the Riu Palace. We arrived late afternoon, to be greeted by a choice of beer, sparkling wine or fruit cocktail, and a dedicated check in area that was both friendly and efficient. The luggage was taken promptly to our room, which had a jungle view as requested, and was...

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12Thank Ted L
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We just returned from our trip to the Riu Palace in Costa Rica. We have stayed at lots of all inclusive hotels before, but this was our first time with Riu. Our experience was top notch! First of all the hotel is very clean. The grounds are very well kept. Someone is always cleaning something or maintaining something around the...

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2Thank Cindylu5
Toms River, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Just spent the last 2 weeks of Jan at the Riu Palace. Awesome property. Entire property is incredibly clean, shrubbery, trees, flowers and all landscaping work manicured to perfection! Pool was super clean every morning and kept that way throughout the day. Service at the pool by Nichol was second to none. We highly recommend the lunchtime barbecue by the...

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4Thank Joe H
Saint Thomas, Canada
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Second trip back to the Riu Palace. Awesome! Great hotel, very spacious. Very very clean! Staff is very accommodating. Rooms are great and very clean and always well stocked with towels, water, etc. Buffet has a wide selection of food, although sometimes not always hot. They do need a better selection of better brands of Scotch, my husband was disappointed...

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1Thank gcleakey
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Just spent two weeks here for my birthday everything about the hotel is perfect. Thomson rep. Susie the best we've ever had. Had a suite with Jacuzzi on the balcony facing the ocean amazing, if you can afford it defiantly upgrade. Food in all restaurants was really good . Staff we're amazing special thanks to Andrea in buffet and Roman...

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7Thank loutsia
Luton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I had really high hopes for this hotel and I wasn't disappointed. The hotel is about 40 minutes drive from Liberia airport and it sits alongside the Riu Guanacaste along a stretch of beach about 3/4 mile long. This hotel is very middle of nowhere, but there is a small selection of shops between the 2 hotels. The shops are...

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7Thank Sam_on_hols
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We had a great time here. The staff were so sweet and very accommodating. We will definitely go back to visit again in the future. Our room was beautiful and the food options were endless. Our favorite part of the trip was the pool side BBQ and drinks which took place every afternoon. We had a ball!

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I stayed here for a business meeting. So, I did not choose to stay here and generally if given a choice, I would not stay at an all-inclusive. And my experience here confirmed my inclinations to avoid these types of properties. Large, loud, excessiveness at it's best/worse. I grew tired of it after three days. First, a major positive: The...

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RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear guest, Many thanks for taking the time to give us such honest and detailed feedback. We can assure you that we treat guest comments very seriously and take decisive actions to correct any shortcomings. It is only through feedback like yours that we can monitor our levels and standards of service. We hope you will choose to visit us...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This hotel is lovely but needs updating.There are plenty of beds but if you want one around the pool with some cover then you have to be early risers. I was travelling as part of 2 couples and thankfully I am an early riser and was always around the pool by 7 am. The food was mostly amazing. I would...

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3Thank Lorraine C
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Had a wonderful time in Costa Rica. For an all inclusive resort, the Palace is the place to be. It may be a little worn, but the service is excellent. We had a oceanview room junior suite. The first room wasn't the greatest for a 12 day stay but we were changed to another room the next day. Given the...

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Casino and Gambling
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hotel lies directly on the beautiful, fine-sandy Matapalo beach, next to the hotel Riu Guanacaste. * The guest of Riu Palace Costa Rica may use the facilities in sister hotel Riu Guanacaste, except dinner meal * Main Building 6 floors 538 rooms * Next City Liberia 42.0 km approx. * Airport Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) 33.0 km approx. * Next ATM / Bank: 200 m * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica

Address: Playa Matapalo | Sardinal Carrillo - Guanacaste, Sardinal, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Gulf of Papagayo > Sardinal
Price Range: ₹ 17,503 - ₹ 37,073 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica 4*
Number of rooms: 538
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“All rooms are junior suites”
jonclapham, 25 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are comfortable, clean & large with mini bar & drinks stocked daily. 24 hour snack lounge in the lobby & room service available also”
katherinef928, 24 May 2017 | Read review
“High floors with ocean view are worth the upgrade”
franciscog751, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms closer to the ends of the halls have better views”
Jesslynn4686, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“Get the ocean view over garden view”
8christophers, 23 May 2017 | Read review
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