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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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As a solo female traveler, the most important quality in a resort is safety. Staying at the Riu Guanacaste from December 9 - 14, I never once felt uneasy or concerned for my safety. Arriving at the hotel at 8:15 in the morning, I was...More

Date of stay: December 2018
1  Thank Ashley Maria G
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of stay: November 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a hotel which is in a relatively remote corner of Costa Rica, it’s large so if you want something quiet and personal, this is not the place for you. The staff are friendly and helpful (although checking in and out is a little...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Booked via Tui in the UK, we were impressed by the Rui Guanacaste from the moment we arrived to the moment we departed for the airport. Officially a 5 star hotel, our view was it was a top end 4 star that is well worth...More

Date of stay: December 2018
2  Thank jasonk551
Reviewed 4 days ago

There a few things you need to know about this resort. The resort is mainly locals, nice people but not there for vacation, they are there to party. The weekends are absolutely crazy. You can't get near the bars or the pools. There are two...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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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$ 206 - US$ 457 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Matapalo
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Room types
Suites, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
701
Price range
US$ 206 - US$ 457 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Matapalo
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Ann B
14 December 2018|
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Response from cgil01 | Reviewed this property |
no but there is a bar that has plenty of alcohol in the room for free
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Stacebase
11 December 2018|
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Response from wishiniwasfishn | Reviewed this property |
The Guanacaste is mainly locals and the palace is not so I think this is a way of keeping locals out of the Palace. We tried to get a drink at the bar and they would not serve us. My understanding is the Palace is far... More
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Stacebase
11 December 2018|
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Response from SSIGD | Reviewed this property |
No, different coloured wristbands which will be checked on entering from beach
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Room Tips
"Jungle view room - you'll be able to watch monkeys right from your balcony!"
ashleygC7343NQ
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"Try to get a forest room"
wishiniwasfishn
4 days ago
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"rooms that overlook the jungle are quietest"
zigs123
1 week ago
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"Ocean View on 4th or 5th Floor"
camper81
2 weeks ago
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