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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2013

Hotel is based around the activities and although the staff were friendly and helpful it was a busy hotel with a lot of day visitors. Room was nice and it was very quiet at night. Enjoyed the horse riding to the waterfall and visited the hot springs. We did a short hike in the National Park and saw the mud...

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

Hello Ann R, thanks for reviewing Guachipelin on TA. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the silent at night and the waterfalls and the horseback rides. The National park is the most visited in Guanacaste. We are noting the observation about activities, and we have activities for everyone, but it seems that need to inform a lot better...

Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Reviewed 9 January 2013

Fabulous place. Stayed 2 nights and could stay more. Nice retreat near the national park. The receptionist Anna was absolutely lovely and upgraded our room. The rooms were very clean and the shower was good! Great value for money. No options for dinner outside the hotel and the in-house restaurant is very simple.

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

IshayF thanks your your feedback on Guachipelin. We hope to see you soon at Guachipelin. Ana, she is very nice to our guests and she has lots of positive reviews. We are trying hard to inform our guests about the possibilities for eating outside of Guachipelin, but we will try harder. We have to options, more casual at Alberto's Bar...

Carlsbad, California
Reviewed 7 January 2013

We only had one full day to spend and opted to go on the canopy tour offered by Guachipelin Hacienda Adventure Tours. It was AWESOME! We also hiked into the Rincon de la Vieja National Park and that was short, but worthwhile! The accommodations at Guachipelin Hacienda were great and the food was good. Pura Vida!

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

Hola 808BarbE , thanks for writing on TA's Forum . Glad to know that the tours were "...awesome..." On your next trip to Rincon de la Vieja you should hike to Azufrales (the sulfur spring) and La Cangreja Waterfall (another rio celeste phenomenon) so you can enjoy other hikes and get more from the National Park. The main thing in...

Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 7 January 2013

I visited this place more than 10 years ago, I can truly say that what I found last week was just a natural paradise. The Hotel is extremely clean, the service and attention provided are excellent and the tours are amazing. The food is delicious and we ate a lot!!! I have no words to describe how happy I felt...

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

Thanks Mayra Loaiza for reviewing Guachipelin. We are glad to see you back after 10 years. We are happy to hear that you see lots of nice things after all this time. Thanks for recommending our property, and we are happy to see that you enjoyed the food too. We have guests who love our food or guests that simply...

San Jose
Reviewed 6 January 2013 via mobile

Located inside a National Park, give you the opportunity to enjoy the beatiful scenarios: volcanos, hot springs, waterfalls. My complain is about the food. There is only one place to have it and it is not close to good. It is expensive nor for the quality or taste.

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

Thanks for sending a review Dentagro . We are happy to hear that you found the location convenient , and that you found plenty of attractions in the area. About the food, most of the people love it and some hate it. There is no middle point here, just extremes. We are trying hard to inform people that there are...

Seattle, Washington, United States
Reviewed 1 January 2013

First, the rooms: The room we stayed in was cool (AC), had a small TV, and one of the only hot showers we took on our 1 month tour throughout Costa Rica and Nicaragua. It was clean. The only complaint is that WiFi wasn't very strong in our room but you could go outside for decent reception and rooms closer...

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

Thanks Josh P for reviewing Guachipelin. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Yes the $85 Day of Adventure package is a good value package, actually is very popular with our guests. Since guests have the hot springs included, in the package Simbiosis Mud springs is included instead. We are working on the internet, but...

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.

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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 

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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: ₹ 5,425 - ₹ 12,026 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hacienda Guachipelin 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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