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Hotel Riu Guanacaste

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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
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4 Star Hotel
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Reviewed today

I have to start off by saying, that Thank God I didn't listen to all the negative comments about this resort. We are repeat guests of the Riu's and love every one we've been to (3 of them so far). If you listen to all...More

1  Thank Jackie V
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Stayed for a week in the run up to Xmas, hotel not at capacity, rooms clean and spacious and all inclusive optics in the room for G&Ts on the balcony overlooking the pacific! Raced dolphins on the catamaran, saw leatherbacks (and new hatched released on...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

I am currently on my fifth night here and it has been amazing!!! There are plenty of good reviews on this website but I’d like to address some of the bad reviews 1. The food. It’s great and is not hard to get to. Its...More

1  Thank mbsmith0254
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A wonderful week here at the Riu Guanacaste. I had like many others read some reviews, people maybe are a bit fussy. We as a normal hard working family with 2 teenagers who like things nice have no complaints from our stay here. Check in...More

2  Thank Lolrux
Reviewed yesterday

This is the only all inclusive holiday i've been on so I don't have much to compare. However this was a very nice hotel. It is very big so there is a bit of a walk to get anywhere if you are right at the...More

2  Thank Janette1970
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Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Beachfront
Restaurant
Spa
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Breakfast Available
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Minibar
Things to do
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Spa
Casino and Gambling
Bar/Lounge
Hot Tub
Tennis Court
Outdoor pool
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Price range
US$ 198 - US$ 398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Suites, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$ 198 - US$ 398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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lindsaycorsini
19 April 2018|
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Response from megancantwait2travel | Reviewed this property |
I think you should try and look else where. I had a 4 & 6 year old and we were very unhappy with our stay at this hotel. I feel bad telling you this since you may have already pre-paid .I don't know of any excursions you... More
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smbraggs
19 April 2018|
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Response from 999DarD999 | Reviewed this property |
the sand is very very hot. you need shoes on the sand at all times, but sandals or flipflops work. yes, there is a bit of rounded rock when you enter the water to swim. if you go further down the beach, no rocks at entrance... More
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WelshJa1948
15 April 2018|
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Response from scutting | Reviewed this property |
For the zip lining, you are transported in a open truck vehicle up the side of the mountain on a dirt road. The road does have a decent angle to it but seems to be relatively safe. We stayed at the Riu and watched people... More
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Room Tips
"get an oceanview room, it's worth it!"
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"Ask for one overlooking the forest/nature reserve."
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"If you want to see the monkeys try the back of the hotel"
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"rooms with a sea view may be noisier due to the pool bar and entertainment"
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