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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 1 January 2013

I agree with the previous reviewers: the location is perfect, next to the Volcan Rincon de la Vieja, this hacienda has a great Adventure package which includes horse riding, canopy, rappell, tarzan swings, rock climbing (this was the only thing that scared me a bit) and the best: a 60 minutes white rafting in tubes along the Rio Negro. The...

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

Hello fercho29 , thanks for your review and thanks for your thoughts about our tours. Our guides try really hard to give the sense of safety , and of course hotel guests have priority. Our springs are natural, and so is the volcanic mud, which comes from Simbisis, the other hot springs at Guachipelin. The volcanic activity is the main...

na
Reviewed 31 December 2012

Fantastic location, decent/nice and clean rooms, personnel do not understand english with exception of the barkeeper, dinner was disgusting (worst we had in Costa Rica), but bar was good; in addition waitress in restaurant was extremely impolite and grumpy.

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

Christoph O thanks for the review and thanks for noting that the waitress was not polite. That is against our policies. On the language, we are working with our staff so they can learn some English. About the food , we will see what happened that day. We would appreciate a little feedback on the exact dates that you stayed...

Medford, New Jersey
Reviewed 31 December 2012

It is obvious by the title that the food here is the worst I have ever had. The Hacienda caters to tourist groups bused in and out. The food is "Americanized buffet." If you like salad and rice pudding you won't starve. All of this for $18 a person! The best deal is pizza in the bar. If the hotel...

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

Sorry to hear that the food was the worst you had james_wert . We try to do our best, some people love it and some people simply don't. We try to serve Costarrican food (fish, beef, chicken, rice, beans, vegetables, pasta), but you will never find french fries or fried chicken in our buffet, so we feel it is not...

Trollhättan Sweden
Reviewed 29 December 2012

Close to the Vulcano and National Park this is a perfect place to stay a few days! Especially I recommend a guided tour to the forest, and if you are lucky to get the very initiated and cunning guide Cesar Guell, I know that you will have a very interesting couple of hours! Leif Sweden

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

Thanks Leif505 for letting the TA your thoughts. Happy to know that Cesar was good guide in your tour. He is good pointing large mammals birds and monkeys. He knows a lot about all of the volcanic activity too. We are happy to know that you like horses, we do too. We hope to see you again soon.

Gettysburg
Reviewed 28 December 2012

Our stay at the Hacienda Guachipelin was less than 24 hours but we managed to eat lunch, dinner and breakfast there and found the food to be just fine. The lunch and breakfast buffet were very nice. The a la carte menu was small but satisfactory. Beware that not all servers speak English but the manager was happy to help...

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

Thanks for your review gettysburggal35 , We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and the food and the massage at Guachipelin. Just to let you know we are sponsoring an english course for our staff, to make it easier for everybody. We hope to see you again.

San Pedro, Belize
Reviewed 23 December 2012

My husband and I were looking for a quick get away and really dislike the all inclusive gringo resorts. We wanted to see and feel some of the country and we were not disappointed. We enjoyed a day of "adventure tour". My husband has a back injury so we opted out of white water rafting. The staff very generously customized...

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

Thanks for sharing your thoughts GussieH1996. We are happy to hear that the staff was able to give you a bit of "see and feel some of the country". We will let our staff know that you liked the way that the adventure was "very generously customized". They like to know that their work is appreciated. We are also happy...

Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 16 December 2012

Thought this place would be nice considering the location and price. We got in around 6 pm and this being near the end of the road we went to the restaurant for dinner. My friend and I are vegetarians, this has not been a problem for us in Costa Rica, the only thing besides the buffet they had on the...

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

Thanks for writing rallig002 and for sharing your thoughts with the TA community. My wife is vegetarian and she eats at the restaurant always, actually she chooses the buffet. The buffet always has soup, (sometimes vegetarian and some times chicken) pasta, rice , beans, vegetables, fruit and some pastry as desert. I forgot the salad bar that has many options...

Rotterdam
Reviewed 13 December 2012

Admittedly we were surprised by the quality of the room. We had airconditioning, it seemed well taken care of, the room was clean and the bathroom possibly renovated. We expected a seccluded ranch providing tourists with a lot of tours and excursions and we were not dissapointed; yelling at the pool and in the restaurant and overpriced meals. We fled...

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

Hello jolanda k , thanks for writing and sharing your thoughts with the forum readers. We are happy to know that you liked the room and that the tours were up to your expectation. About the prices of the food, we are sorry that you find them expensive..... $15 plus taxes and tips ($18) for a full all you can...

MD
Reviewed 7 December 2012

We spent three days at the property. Pros: Location--easy to get to. we rented a car and I have to say that driving in and around Liberia is easy. The property is located far enough outside Liberia to be in the mountains but not so far that you can't get into the city if you choose. It's only five minutes...

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

Thanks Sharron C for the review. We like the way that you review Guachipelin. Actually with the new road, we we not aware of how close to Liberia we are and still up the mountains. Yes we do have shuttles to the park and to the hot springs and the mud springs. From your comments on the food "better than...

Portland, Maine
Reviewed 5 December 2012

It was fun to be a cowboy during our 2 night stay after arriving in Liberia by air. Horse rides and hikes are easily accomplished. Comfortable and very clean rooms with a great staff. Excellent hot breakfast included and a fun bar. Pura Vida!

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

Thanks for writing MaineDayTrip . We are glad to know that you enjoyed our horses and our rides. We also like to hear that the staff did a good job and that the Bar was fun . We hope to see you again soon. Pura Vida !!!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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: ₹ 5,564 - ₹ 13,071 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hacienda Guachipelin 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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“There are rooms closer to reception that will allow you easy access to the swimming pool, the restaurant and parking lot.”
  • Canopy bridge
 of 5 bubbles ByronCR, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The ranch is spread out with rooms close to the restaurant or close to the barns or further. We walked but you can drive.”
 of 5 bubbles Sandie-NY, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have 2 double beds.”
 of 5 bubbles TheBlum, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in the 30s have the back end up against the corral.”
 of 5 bubbles dgree206, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Avoid the rooms by the stable.”
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