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Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I visited this property in June 2016 for a girls getaway. The hotel, food and drinks were great! Our room was cleaned daily and unlike some other Riu properties where I have stayed, washcloths were available everyday. My primary purpose in writing this review is to advise beach lovers that the sand on the beach at this...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good all inclusive place. But totally non "Costa Rican"…dry and not green. Amazing staff, very polite and ever helpful. A gaudy decor. Food was very nice. Arenal restaurant buffet was amazing. Gina Mora, our server was outstanding in her attitude, professionalism and helping nature. I did not like Tokio, the japanese restaurant. Pools were good but no...

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Kettering
Reviewed 1 week ago

Must firstly mention the Thomson 4 day Arenal &Monteverde cloud forest tour...4 hectic days, but so worthwhile. Stayed in los lagos hotel 2 nights perched right next to the volcano, nice large room great view of the volcano in lovely grounds including a bonus garden containing butterflies, blue jean frogs, crocodiles etc. Nice breakfast. Our guide took us to a...

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5Thank A2thej
Pickering, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

My childhood friend and I (we both turned 60) decided to discover Costa rica as a signature trip. I can't say enough of how wonderful the Palace Rui is and the people there. It was over the top excellent and kind attention from everyone. The rooms were immaculate and the staff the best . We felt extremely welcome and enjoyed...

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3Thank ghamilton21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay in an ocean view room. The resort grounds were beautiful, wait staff exceptional - the "dirty monkey" drink was our favorite. Morning walks on the beach were amazing - be sure to bring bottled water as it is very hot.

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1Thank Franci H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always wanted to visit Costa Rica, and decided on our favourite Rui brand, and not disappointed. The resort is fantastic, clean and spacious. The staff are friendly and helpful. The entertainment team are brilliant and funny, we have done many of the activities. Only one complaint is the speciality restaurants are first come basis, so have to get there by...

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3Thank ShaSha100
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: Very clean (bathrooms, pools, rooms, restaurants, etc), Well Staffed bars = not long waits for drinks. Cons: Restaurants food quality is bad. The steakhouse served me overcooked steak and lobster. The Japanese Restaurant served me cold Ramen. There isn't much to do near the hotel. The closed town is Coco Beach -20 mins via water taxi. .

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RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are very pleased to hear that the cleanliness of our hotel and the well-staffed bars were to your satisfaction. On the other hand we regret to read that we were not able to meet your taste with the wide range of food options we are offering....

Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect experience, the food was delicious in every single restaurants, the employees are very nice. I think that every single person should go to this resorts, We did different activities example 4 wheeler, sipline, and we went to coco beach. Riu Palace Guanacaste is the best place ever. We met the chef Rodolfo at the buffet very nice person. My...

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2Thank Nurys H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Semana Santa as we call it in Central America, is one of the busiest travel dates around. We made plans some time ago, to visit a place we didn't know. This is one of the nicest all inclusive hotels i've stayed in. It took us 4.5 hours to get there from the San Jose Airport!! I would give the food...

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2Thank Bostonianking
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

In summary, if you want to experience a very good hotel, with wonderful staff, great food, beautiful weather AND most importantly meet the wildlife of Costa Rica, then this is a great starting point. The Location This hotel is very remote. The only other hotel in the area is the sister Riu Guanacaste next door. (we nipped over to see...

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Casino and Gambling
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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Additional Information about Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica

Address: Playa Matapalo, Sardinal, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Gulf of Papagayo > Sardinal
Price Range: $379 - $769 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica 4*
Number of rooms: 538
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“We had a room with garden view; it kept all the noise away.”
4alegna5, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If ocean view is important, get a higher floor. i.e. 4th or 5th floor. Corner rooms have their own private hot tub.”
rochb975, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Might be selective about checking out room air conditioning before unpacking.”
Ringo123456789, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We were in room 2019 second floor facing the other Riu resort. It was very quiet--except for the monkeys and the birds!”
dkkassens, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view rooms are the best”
NWildey, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
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