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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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Air Conditioning
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When we first arrived at the Riu Guanacaste, we couldn't help but compare it to other Riu's that we visited in the past. At first, the differences between this Resort and others were very apparent. This Resort is clearly an older Riu, but after being...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for 2 weeks and had a great time. The food was very good, lots of quantity and choice, all good quality. The steak restaurant was really nice, as was the the Asian restaurant, although it's Chinese more than Asian. We...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just returned from a 7 night stay in the Riu Guanacaste and we had the most fantastic time!! Great location to be able to get out and explore, friendly staff, good entertainment throughout the day and the evening shows were good fun! We enjoyed the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our 2 stay here in October. We are beach people so didn't spend much time around the pool, other than to go and get a drink now and again. If you need a trip, go and see Erik on...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just got back from 1 week at Riu.This was our first time at a Riu and first visit for Costa Rica. We went as a couple had a great experience.Everything was great from the airport pickup to the airport drop off.Our sunwing rep Gilbert was...More

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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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Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Air Conditioning
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Casino and Gambling
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
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Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Tennis Court
Wheelchair Access
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US$ 214 - US$ 480 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Matapalo
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US$ 214 - US$ 480 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Matapalo
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17 November 2018|
Response from mistersabz | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn’t advise Guanacaste in July. You’ll get a LOT of rain. As for the beaches near the hotel - during rainy season, it looks a grey and dull mess. The beach on a dry nice day... isn’t the biggest nor nicest or well... More
14 November 2018|
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Response from Kandis K | Reviewed this property |
It is my understanding that yes at the resort but not in the towns as that is the biggest holiday for them
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"I would suggest that jungle views are best for wildlife watching."
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"Get the "forest/jungle" view if you want a quieter room."
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"rooms 2/3/4/5(floor}101-108 have full sea view without pool noise.2nd floor have bigger balconies than..."
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"Rooms with a view to the forest"
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