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Hotel Riu Guanacaste

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We have been to about 6 all-inclusive over the last 10 years and this is the best. The grounds were immaculate and the staff very friendly and accommodating for the few minor things we requested. The property has 4 themed restaurants and we ate at...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

We arrived early October along with tropical storm Nate. Day 1 we were joined by the Coati for breakfast, he loves water melon! Tropical storm Nate was an interesting experience, we were disgusted to hear people moaning about the reduced food offering, no electricity or...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our trip to Riu Guanacaste started bad. For one hour on the bus transferring us to the hotel, a representative of Nexus kept on hollering and urging us to buy various trips because he could not wait till the next day to present his offers...More

2  Thank radughita2018
Reviewed 2 days ago

Costa Rica is an incredible country. The scenery is amazing. The environment incredible and educational and the excursions are down right fun!!!! I loved the ease of the Riu Hotel and the grounds and pools were beautiful!! It was extremely easy to get great excursions...More

4  Thank kipflea
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is your average all-inclusive hotel. Nothing horrendous, but nothing over the top. It is well maintained and the common areas are pleasant. For a family of four, we needed a cot in our room as the second bed isn't a double bed. This wasn't...More

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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
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Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Minibar
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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$219 - US$416 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Price range
US$219 - US$416 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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147maryjanel
16 January 2018|
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Response from Copperpennies | Reviewed this property |
we stayed at the riu guanacaste and loved it. as far as the wine, i cant comment because I dont drink wine but I hear it's not good. I also didn't go into the beach (afraid of sharks) so we stayed at the pool....sorry
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Kazfaye
16 January 2018|
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Response from Trilobite2006 | Reviewed this property |
August is very humid and hot. It rains almost every day. However most of the time it's only a passing shower in the late afternoon/evening. We didn't mind the rain as it cooled us down. You can exchange $ at the front... More
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"Quieter rooms face the Diamante Higher floors to avoid hearing people walking on the tiles."
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"Fourth floor overlooking the forest."
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"If you want a quiet room specifically request overlooking the forest, definitely not the pool."
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"Rooms that overlook the forest are the best if you like looking at the wildlife"
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