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    Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica

    Playa Matapalo | Sardinal Carrillo - Guanacaste, Sardinal, Costa Rica
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    My wife and I visited this breath taking place the second week of July . First I would like to thank oscar from front desk for a memorable 7 days . The hotel the food and cleanliness is 5 *. We did a few tours...More

    1  Thank Norbert B
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Very nice all inclusive resort with multiple pools and 4 speciality restaurants with no wait. Beach is nice with waiter service and easy to see monkeys in the trees and whales swimming bye. Premium alcohol with many drink choices. If you are there durining the...More

    1  Thank Chris R
    Response from RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Palace Costa RicaResponded 1 week ago

    Dear guest, Thank you for choosing our hotel and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and highlighted the beauty of the beach as well as the quality of...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Fantastic all inclusive experience with great food, drinks and the pool/beach. The people were fantastic - right from check in through the 6 days we were at the resort. The food was great and the service was unbelievable. People smiling and willing to help.

    2  Thank TP00001
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    What an amazing place very friendly food so much choice room very comfortable everything u need towels changed every day very clean lots of sun beds waiters bring u drinks to pool or beach can't fault it at all beautiful place

    2  Thank yorkys
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This was my first time at a RIU resort and fist time in Costa Rica although I've stayed at plenty of All-Inclusive resorts over the years. This will be an honest review, with both the things I was happy about, and not so happy about:...More

    5  Thank NicoleW726
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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Free Internet
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Babysitting
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Casino and Gambling
    • Outdoor pool
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    • US$235 - US$553 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
    • 538
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    • Sardinal
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    23 September 2017|
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    Response from yorkys | Reviewed this property |
    Hi yes locals do come on a weekend but if get to loud are told they wasn't really a problem . The towels are cleaned every day if u want them to be not sure how often bedding is changed but everything is spotless toilets... More
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    Response from KirstyKelly | Reviewed this property |
    The sea was a little choppy when we were there so we didn't go in, but people did go snorkelling. The beach is huge. You can easily get an hour morning walk in. We came out of the hotel and went left down the beach, almost... More
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    Response from J0annab123 | Reviewed this property |
    Nov -April is peak season so should be good less rain then when we went in August, although we didn't have any rain !
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