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Hacienda Guachipelin
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

We stayed here for 2 nites, May 16, 17. We LOVED it, and had not a single complaint. Food was good, rooms clean, and spacious( we got the Superior room ) Horseback ride to waterfalls, mud baths, zip lines, and tubing the Rio Negro...all went smoothly. We live in Costa Rica and were prepared for the delays and complexities that are part of our life here in CR <:...but it never happened, the staff is excellent and everything is very well organized. Worth every penny, great place. Special thanks to Johnny Walker for a great horseback tour...Gracia amigo

Room Tip: We stayed in 59, but if you can, get the end room, 58.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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jose b, General Manager at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

Dear Shawnrat, Thank you for taking the time to write this review, it will be very helpful for all readers, our priority is to make happy our costumers, we are very glad that you enjoyed the stay at the hotel and you can share your incredible experience here, we definitely hope you can come back soon!
Hacienda will be waiting for you!

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Reviewed 17 May 2014

We had a bad experience at the Hacienda Guachipelin when we stayed there in March which completely coloured our view. On our first morning there, we enjoyed a nature tour organised by Adventure Tours, a subsidiary of the hotel. But our enjoyment was short-lived as we later heard that our guide that morning, a charming and enthusiastic young man called Hector, had been sacked by Adventure Tours on the basis of a completely fraudulent accusation by another couple. This couple accused Hector of shouting and screaming at them when they asked for advice about entering the national park (they were not part of our organised tour). This was categorically untrue as we were standing beside Hector and the couple when they spoke to him, and he never raised his voice or sounded anything but measured and calm.

When we heard what had transpired, we relayed our comments to the manager of the tour company but, despite our protestations, Hector remained sacked. He was also evicted from his staff accommodation at the hotel with immediate effect, after the last transport had left for the nearest town, some distance away.

We felt that this was a very shoddy and unjust way of treating staff and would therefore not be able to recommend this hotel to anyone. It's a real shame as it was a lovely relaxed setting and the service, food and accommodation were generally good, but this cast a cloud over the whole stay.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Dee A
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

This was the first hotel that we stayed in on our Adventure tour through Costa Rica Monkey Tours. There was so much to do at this hotel. We went zip lining, rock climbing, rappelling, river tubing, horseback riding, and we visited the hot springs. This hotel was a ranch style layout, there were dogs and other farms animals living on the resort. The people were extremely friendly (i found that all the people in Costa Rica were extremely friendly). The rooms were all spread out, and there is a big swimming pool in the central area of the resort. The rooms are very plain, but clean. There was no alarm clock, or tv in our room but that was ok because we were NEVER in our room, there is so much other stuff to do! There is a main restaurant on the upper level, and then a bar beneath it. The food seemed very fresh and was delicious. I only stayed at this hotel for one night, but we did so much stuff in that one day we were there. This place would be perfect for families who want to get out and do adventurous stuff and not be in a commercialized area. I had so much fun at this hotel and I would definitely go back in a heart beat.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Brianna B
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jose b, Manager at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2014

Dear Brianna, Thank you for taking the time to write this review, it will be very helpful for all readers, and above of all, we are very glad that you enjoyed the stay at the hotel and you can share your incredible experience here, we definitely hope you can come back soon!
Hacienda will be waiting for you!

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Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

Either you live in Costa Rica and need a place to relax and have adventure or you are coming from another country you will have the best time here! I went with my family and had an amazing time and the activities they offer are amazing! I need to go back right now!

  • Stayed: March 2014
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1  Thank Enrique C
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jose b, General Manager at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Thank you very much for taking the time in writing this nice review, it will be very helpful for all readers, we feel so happy that you enjoyed you stay here, that's our priority, that all our visitor have the best time possible with their families. You are welcome whenever you want, definitely Hacienda Guachipelin will be definitely waiting for you.

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

Took my husband, nine year old son and father-in-law here for first leg of our Costa Rican vacation. Our second leg was at the Westin so I wanted something different. We had a great time. We tubed, hiked, horse backed and took the best zipline tour I've ever been on. It is a working ranch so it is rustic, but the natural surroundings make it fabulous. Food was good, drinks good, service good, beds were not the best. We did find a scorpion on our curtain, but they aren't deadly and it was one more great story to tell. My family loved and want to return. Good for 3-5 day trip for us. We wanted beach time too.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank Allyson A
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jose b, Manager at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Dear Allyson,
Thank you for taking the time to write your review regarding your recent stay at Hacienda Guachipelin. We are happy to read that you had a great time full of good memories to tell and we would be very pleased to welcome you and your family again, next time you visit Costa Rica.

Best regards, Hacienda Guachipelin.

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