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Hotel Riu Guanacaste

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Riu Guanacaste Boulevard Carrillo - Guanacaste, Playa Matapalo 50503 Costa Rica See on map
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AMENITIES
Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Restaurant
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My stay was almost perfect. Had no issues with my room this time around. I was most impressed by the couple calls to my room to make sure everything was ok. This location and experience was better than my last Riu. Didn’t have a chance...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

My wife and I travelled here in June 2018. The hotel is very big and has a sister hotel located just beside it, which is more modern looking but we preferred this one. The staff are normally very pleasant and the food is good. The...More

7  Thank Paul B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I am staying at the Riu in Guanacaste for the 3rd time now. First the good, the grounds are kept very clean and rooms are well taken care of on the house keeping end. Food is good and fresh, wait staff is good, (better if...More

1  Thank Stone H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Pool stinnks people urinating in bushes and pool some people 8n for hours without getting out !! Food at lunch time just 1 place open in a queue of 90 waiting to get a place in italuan no chance fpr riu very poor !!!!!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After reading so many negative reviews on here I actually went in to tui to try and change my holiday but luckily it was too late to change my Holiday to somewhere else. First of all ignore the weather. It was wonderful when we were...More

7  Thank MsophiaD
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About
Description
The 24h All Inclusive Hotel Riu Guanacaste opens all year round and is located directly on the beautiful, fine-sandy Matapalo beach, in the Playas del Coco region, next to the Riu Palace Costa Rica. The ...More location is ideal because of its proximity to Daniel Oduber Airport LIR (33 km) and Playa del Coco (18km) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel has 701 cosily furnished rooms with free Wi-Fi and offers many amenities. Relax in the Renova Spa, or get fit at the gym or on the tennis courts. 3 outdoor pools, 1 children's pool. For the youngest guests, there is the RiuLand Kids Club (for children from 4 to 7 years & 8 to 12 years old) and for adults, day and evening entertainment, as well as the Pacha Discotheque. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer live cooking stations at our main restaurant, various specialty restaurants with Asian and Italian cuisine, gourmet restaurant, Steakhouse, and 5 bars. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Beachfront
Restaurant
Spa
Bar/Lounge
Air Conditioning
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Casino and Gambling
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Tennis Court
Wheelchair Access
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Room types
Suites, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
701
Price range
US$ 171 - US$ 495 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Matapalo
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Traveller (7,636)
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Dining (526)
Amenities (53)
Family and Play Areas (33)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (6)
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Julie J
16 September 2018|
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Response from Lisa O | Reviewed this property |
not sure about the other place but the linen is not good here
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Julie J
16 September 2018|
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Response from Lisa O | Reviewed this property |
yes there is a disco and yes the drinks are very pricey 20.00 for bottom of the shelf liquor
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kimaroyer
16 September 2018|
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Response from Rahmat A | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure I think you have to call and ask them .
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