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“Great staff, decent place for the money”
Review of Allegro Papagayo

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Allegro Papagayo
Ranked #8 of 13 Hotels in Gulf of Papagayo
Reviewed 25 July 2014

I stayed here during march break and it was wonderful! The staff were all amazing and very gracious whether you tipped them or not.
It was about $50CAD one-way from the LIB airport (about 30 min), too bad there wasn't a shuttle :(
The property could use a facelift as it appeared out dated as well as our room. However, for what we paid, it was okay.
The food was really good, always fresh fruit and vegetables, and meats were done well too.
The beach is not very special, it had jellyfish and is on a gulf so don't expect much. However, the hotel offers a free boat ride for a few hours to a private, white sand beach where they bring food and drinks with them. If you're a beach person, I strongly recommend this.
The wifi is pretty dodgy sometimes, it connects at random, sometimes hours later. At least it's free :)
The drinks were good, the bars were also decent.
Overall, it's a decent place for what you pay, but the hotel staff make it all the better.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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2  Thank Rystar
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Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

It was a zoo not a resorts . Even for free I don't like it to go back to that resorts . Animals inside the property bees allover the buffet , the food a disaster and disappointed . The condition of the rooms such a bad condition . No swimming beach . Crocodile issue in the beach side

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
4  Thank b_nyc23
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

I am on their (spotty) wifi currently and still have two days left during my stay. If you have upcoming reservations, change them! Bugs are ever present-- on food and drinks at the buffet (which features unappealing food and some that should be refrigerated given the oppressive heat) Buffet is open air-- no air conditioning, and bees are EVERYWHERE. Everyone in my party has been stung, some several times, and cleaning staff take the entire day to clean your room (often only making the bed). La Cantina is decent for food, but i cannot on good faith recommend anything else at this resort. Pool is nice, though it becomes littered with empty plastic cups and bugs as the day goes on. Wet Bar is regularly left unstaffed. Rooms are average, if not a bit below (think budget hotel in states a la econolodge). Beach is not white sand and blue water but black sand and murky water. Tours are deceptive, some requiring extensive hiking, steep cliffs, or mountain climbing without warning. Any food included in a Charlie's Adventure tour may as well be forgotten-- awful. The staff are friendly and the drinks are flowing, which is only way i could stand this hotel. I won't be back.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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5  Thank Itsjessmyopinion
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

I came here with my guard up based on the bad trip advisor reviews. It seems like most of the bad reviews were petty complaints. I didn't have any problems the four nights I stayed here. The pool was nice and so was the room. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. I also though the food was good, especially breakfast. The only problem I had was the loud and annoying music that plays constantly at the pool. It's hard to relax. Other that that it's hard to ask for more with the low price paid

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
3  Thank Brian R
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

I booked this vacation for my boyfriend and I. I read the reviews and didn't think they were too bad. We ended up staying for 2 hours before we upgraded to the Grand Papagayo, and I really do mean upgrade. The staff was Allegro was super friendly and management was very helpful and got us upgraded in record time. Apparently we were not the first to be moved. The hotel had a bee infestation and I was stung withing an hour of being there. The rooms were OKAY, not great but liveable. I am not a picky eater but if we had stayed I would not have ate more then one meal a day, the buffet was infested with bees and everything just seemed dirty. I would not recommend this to anyone.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Alaina Z
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Wonderful place!!

The hotel staff were friendly and so helpful!
The a/c in the rooms was wonderful, and the showers were spacious and had great pressure. Rooms were also equipped with safes. The resort is on a hill so the hotel conveniently offers shuttles around the resort. One of my favorite things was seeing all the local wildlife that wanders into the resort. Every evening the hotel offered amazing shows and entertainment. They also had day activities such as aqua fit, volleyball and dancing! The pool was beautiful and equipped with a bar. The food was delicious and they offered such a selection! Quite a few bees but they were harmless and it was understandable with all the drinks people left laying around. But the hotel staff was on top of it! The beach is also a wonderful place to relax! We enjoyed our stay here!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Haley W
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Our family of 4 two adult and 2 child went there from June 21 to 29 and it was a average hotel nothing special if you have a stroller be prepared to carry it down a flight of stairs every time you go the pool or restaurant. The food in the buffet was really good and the ala carte was really bad and horrible service. The rooms were old but clean. The check in was a nightmare. Overall it was just ok nothing special

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Mayrel P
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Additional Information about Allegro Papagayo

Address: Playa Manzanillo | P.O. Box 48-5000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Gulf of Papagayo
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#7 Luxury Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#7 Spa Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
Price Range: £149 - £171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Allegro Papagayo 4*
Number of rooms: 300
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