First, I would like to thank the other members who have reviewed this hotel as I found it very helpful in planning our trip. I hope I can provide some unique insights in my review that may help future travelers.
We are frequent Four Seasons guests having stayed in Maui, Lanai, Punta Mita, and many mainland branches. I am also a Four Seasons Dallas sports club member which offers complimentary upgrades.
We chose Costa Rica as a quick getaway from Dallas. I reserved a Cielo room via Am Ex Centurion which entitles you an automatic upgrade and then a second upgrade through our club. The plan was for pay for 4 nights and get the 5th night free with breakfast included.
We landed in Liberia, I chose to have the hotel pick us up instead of Mainor Laura partly because of security reasons but I agree with many reviews that this is an alternate option that is just as reliable and cheaper. Transport thru the hotel is $150/each way, very nice and private 45 minute drive. Arrival at the hotel lacks the "awe" like a Maui/Lanai/Punta Mita as those properties have a breathtaking view of the ocean from the lobby. It is a different"jungle" feel. As we checked in, I was indeed offered an upgrade to a canopy suite with a plunge pool (a double upgrade). The room however that I was given was simply lacking. Even though I specifically requested water views, I was given a room surrounded by foliage with no water view. I went back and after much discussion was moved to another room the following day. Most canopy suites are 5 minutes by golf cart away from the main hotel, offer ONLY views of the bay. If you want ocean views, there is only one building which faces the ocean and the villas which are higher up on the mountain also face the ocean but are very expensive. The row of 1022 and 1722 of canopy suites with plunge pools have great views of the bay. For those who want to be close to the hotel premise, skip on the canopy suites and stay in in the lower category rooms. The beds are very comfortable, the furniture is somewhat outdated and not well maintained.
Dining: Papagayo restaurant which also serves breakfast is very acceptable. We always have brunch around 1030, skip lunch and then eat an early dinner. Papagayo serves several kinds of food but I found the costa rican breakfast to be unique. They also serve fresh fruit drinks daily. I was not impressed with the fruit selection, was expecting more tropical options and it to be more fresh.
Caracoal. Wonderful, worth every penny. Our 5 year old daughter was on the verge of sleeping the night we went and the servers actually made a bed for her next to our table even with a blanket. THIS is the four seasons service that brings us back!
Di Mare: Okay, standard Italian food
We ordered in room dining 2 nights. The first night, we thought of sitting outside and eating and enjoying our view. Very shortly after the table was set-up, a family of racoons joined us on our balcony which transitioned our dinner very quickly inside.
Activities: We played the greens of the golf course with our 5 year old. Am Ex gives a $100 credit but they didn't even charge us. It is cheaper to play after 2 pm. The course is beautiful with great views. We also booked A day tour with Mainor Laura. An associate came to the hotel, picked us up and we went zip lining followed by Costa Rican lunch and finally a boat cruise. Mainor quoted $175 for the three of us but ended up charging us $335. Never really questioned it as it was a fun trip to see the local scenery. It was very safe and I would highly recommend it. Email communication with him is the best way of getting in touch. They are also very reliable.
Hotel: Very clean, very friendly staff. Everybody knows your name. The mornings were spent at the Pacific ocean beach. They set up chairs and provide drinks. The water is very calm, walking on this beach is very enjoyable. It almost has a feel of being in Thailand/Vietnam with the surrounding jungle feel.
Spa: Very nice and deserves the ratings and awards. Expensive but again a must do
The gym is very nice but offers no real view like other hotels mentioned
Kids Club: Very nice and clean, our daughter went for a few hours and enjoyed it.
A very nice hotel but it is a slight let-down after going to the other nearby Four Seasons properties. The staff and service is unmatched!! This hotel models it everywhere you go and exactly why we will only stay at Four Seasons properties.
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- Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica At Peninsula Papagayo Hotel Gulf Of Papagayo
- Four Seasons Costa Rica
- Four Seasons Liberia
- Peninsula Liberia
- Liberia Peninsula
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