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Grass Valley, California
Reviewed 2 November 2013

Stayed at Hacienda Guachipelin with Monkey Tours, a working ranch in beautiful setting with an excellent restaurant. Lots of adventures in nearby river canyon; zip line, horseback riding and tubing. What a blast! Also great hikes in Rincon de La Vieja National Park nearby, not to mention the natural hot mineral springs and mud bath we enjoyed to end a...

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jose b, General Manager at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thank you very much for writing this nice comments, they will be very helpful for all the readers, we always feel very happy when guests enjoy every single aspect of the Hacienda : food, location, tours, activities, service, gardens, etc..and it looks you were one of them. Please come back and visit us again.

Playa Ocotal
Reviewed 2 November 2013

My wife and I spent a weekend getaway here. We got a standard room which was comfortable but basic. The grounds were very nice and the area is beautiful. The food is where this place is lacking. As you are quite a ways from other dining options, the hotel restaurant is your only option . The breakfast buffet was pretty...

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jose b, General Manager at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we feel happy that you liked our breakfast, also that you enjoyed our gardens and location. Regarding food, we put a lot of effort in putting up a nice buffet with varied options, also we offer the possibility to order from the menú. I really don´t understand what happenned with the pizza, it has been...

Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 31 October 2013

We stayed for three nights in late September 2013. Our room was one of the simple rooms that apparently date from the original lodgings. Not surprisingly, it was somewhat rustic … one double plus a twin bed along with a tiled bath, and a couch/futon and table. These rooms do not have television (other, newer rooms do), but the hotel's...

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jose b, General Manager at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Hello, thank you very much for your comments, we feel glad that you enjoyed our Hacienda. Thank you for pointing out some of the áreas that we need to improve, this comments are the ones that helps us improve our service, we pay a lot of attention to costumer service, therfore your comments are very important.

Wausau, Wisconsin
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Nice place. No extras, no tv, limited internet some times hot water, but great location for Adventure Tours. Good food. plan on $15. dinner, which is really good. Nice bar, $3. plus a beer. Expensive for mixed. Tours nice but overbooked and not enough workers. Still gorgeous setting. you will hear EVERYTHING due to thin walls, but gorgeous setting

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jose b, General Manager at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice review and we are glad that you liked the setting of the hotel, defenetely the best option if you want to be close to the adventure activities or the Rincón de la Vieja National Park.

Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Reviewed 9 October 2013

We absolutely loved our stay at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin. It was the perfect start to our Costa Rican vacation because it was quiet, not extravagant, and close to the part of the country that we wanted to see (we stayed for three days and then went to the coast for 1 week). The adventure tours are at the hotel so...

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jose b, Manager at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Hii ! I am soo glad you LOVE IT !!! Thank you very much for your nice comments, it will be very helpfull for all readers. As you mention, yes, all the adventure activities are very close to the hotel, all the nature related activites, like the serpentarium, butterfly garden and also very close to Rincón de la Vieja National...

Reviewed 6 October 2013

The nightly rate here is a good value. The rooms are nice and clean, and the grounds beautiful. Meals, however, are not included and are very expensive. And you can't get out without a cab. We got used to the Pizza, which was the only thing close to reasonable. You have excellent access to the park. You can see the...

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jose b, General Manager at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time in writing this review, your comments will help to improve and get better. We are sorry that you did not enjoyed our food, we really work hard in providing nice buffetts, with varied local dishes, most of the people like them very much, sorry for not fullfilling your expectations. Breakfast, it is included with...

London, UK
Reviewed 2 October 2013

We got an excellent deal (3 nights for 2) and stayed here whilst travelling round CR and would highly recommend staying here. Just to mention a few things that other traveler's may not have mentioned..... -Breakfast was great (for Costa Rican standards)-try the homemade cheese and freshly pressed tortillas,,,a lovely touch! -The Hacienda is in a rural location so there...

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jose b, General Manager at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thank you very much for all your good advice, yes breakfast is great with homemade fresh cheese and tortillas Guanacaste style. I am glad you enjoyed the bar, in the nearby town just 5 minutes from the hotel there are some local cantinas and places to eat. Regarding the prices in other áreas of the country, the canopy tour at...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2013

This is the perfect place to those people whom enjoy practicing adventure rides at the same time that is sourrounded by nature. Personally I would come back this place and do all the rides again. The rooms are clean, quiet and the staff is very nice.

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jose b, General Manager at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thank you very much for all the nice comments, I am glad you had such a great time and that you want to come back, please do, we will be wating. I will tell the staff your nice comments about them.

Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 27 September 2013

My first visit to Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, I made it through Hacienda Guachipelin. This is the main place to get to the area but also, a beautiful natural park offering great adventures to enjoy. The hotel is basic but very nice decorated as an old hacienda and food is really good, specially the breakfast and the Casados in...

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jose b, General Manager at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time in writing this nice review, we are happy that you enjoyed many aspects of Hacienda Guachipelin, specially the food, we work hard on giving good quality to our costumers. And yes, we are surrounded by beautiful nature, and full of activities as you mention. Also proximity to Rincón de la Vieja National Park,...

Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 24 September 2013

Awsome place to rest, and sorounded by nature, the staff very warm, everything is so simple, but awsome, has that "traditional" touch on everything. I woke up a couple of times at 3am because of the cows, and that is gonna make you feel peaceful. I also met "Orejas" one of the oxen they had there. Lovely and warm place...

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jose b, General Manager at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thank you very much for writing this review, we feel so happy that you enjoyed the things we work hard for, specially tradition, it is very important for us to keep the traditions of Guanacaste, and make you feel in a real Hacienda.. glad you noticed that. I will tell the staff your nice comments about them.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hacienda Guachipelin is a comfortable hotel with 54 rooms, each with private bathroom and hot water. The best Costa Rican ecotourism lodge for adventure travel and nature lovers, located at the entrance of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park. This is the most visited National Park in Guanacaste. For the adventurer, there are many activities like horseback riding, the Canyon canopy tour, Rio Negro Tubing, canyoneering, bird watching, as well as trekking to the crater of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Free transportation to the National Park and the hot springs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hacienda Guachipelin

Address: Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja, Rincon de La Vieja 208-5010, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Rincon de La Vieja
Price Range: ₹ 5,432 - ₹ 11,976 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hacienda Guachipelin 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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