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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We spent two wonderful days and nights at the JW Marriott in Guanacaste as part of our 9-day tour with Caravan Tours. This was a highlight of the trip. The resort is magnificent with luxurious rooms. The is a beautiful infinity pool that is very close to a beautiful beach. We enjoyed the buffet meals as part of our tour.

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

The food is not the best. They have different restaurants and the restaurant which we thought it was the best in the Marriott was the one who is specialized in meat. It was just delicious. From the Marriott hotel you can enter playa mancita which is nice and the sunsets are really nice. The beach it self is also very...

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Rumson, New Jersey
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel and location were lovely albeit a little far from civilization. The staff were on top of their game and really took care of the Marriott Elite members. Two outstanding people to mention. One for chair service- Andres, he is friendly and always helpful. And our pool service with Rodolfo was amazing. He was professional and friendly without being...

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Hello All, Unbelievable resort. Grounds are perfect, Rooms and beds are great, the staff is out of this world nice, the spa is great, the food selection was great,you never have to leave the resort. Improvements to get a 5 star. we have to walk all the way to the front of the pool to drop off your towel or...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I really can't explain how beautiful and amazing is this place. You can relax, take a break and leave all you stress away. The pool area is so beautiful and the rooms and bed are so comfortable. The "buffet breakfast" is so good. And definitely one of the best things of this place is your staff. Tnks Marriot for you...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

A very nice place for complete relaxation. Once there, no need to leave. The pool is extensive with a lot of space. But only 1.2 meter. The beach is very nice and great to walk the rocks at low tide. The rooms with the ocean view are great to watch the sunset. Staff is friendly and efficient. Restaurants have varied...

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San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a week in November 2016 right as the rainy season ended and it was gorgeous. The resort is huge with several options for food including a fantastic room service menu, (Seriously, the room service options were delicious). The pool is ginormous with plenty of seating available. There is a lunch restaurant right next to the pool...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family stayed 5 days in December and didn't want to leave. The facility and grounds are beautiful and immaculate. The staff were kind and catering. The only downside are food options as the restaurant food is average and pricey (although we liked the Azul Grill). The pool is outstanding and even when every chair was taken it felt private!...

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Columbus, Indiana
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The resort itself is beautiful. Service was either excellent or subpar. To be fair I was with a very large group and they did not ramp up staff to support our needs fully. Isolated if you like that, 20 min from closest town or major activity. Have plenty of restaurants to suit your needs if you don't want to leave...

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Long Beach, New York, United States
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I don't know if we were lucky or if it was an off week for traveling, but the resort seemed Half empty when we were there 1/4 to 1/10. So there was never shortage of pool seats or dinner reservations. Everyone who works there was very nice. Prices reasonable for type place, and a few times employees pointed out ways...

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  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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Live an authentic Costa Rican experience in a luxury hacienda style resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The JW Marriott Guanacaste is surrounded by the splendors of Costa Rican rich biodiversity. This resort & spa sits oceanfront and is the only international branded hotel close to Tamarindo town. The resort is located right at Mansita beach and guests can choose from four other beaches within Hacienda Pinilla. Next to the resort you will find an equestrian center, tennis courts, and an 18-hole golf course with coastal layout. Off-site activities such as surfing lessons, zip lining, horseback riding, white water rafting, kayaking, bird & monkey watching and ATV tours can be arranged on site. You can also arrange tours to nearby locations such as Arenal Volcano, Rincon de la Vieja Volcano & National Park or Guachipelin thermal hot springs. Enjoy surf beaches with excellent year-round waves and warm water, visit turtle nesting sanctuaries or observe a great variety of wildlife. The hotel features the largest infinity pool in Central America, outdoor Jacuzzis, a fully equipped fitness center, biking and jogging trails and a Kids Club with professional care. Relax in our world class spa, ranked one of the top five spas in Latin America by Spa Magazine. Within the resort, guests will find an array of gastronomic options such as Azul Grill our beach front restaurant, Tamarine our Asian fusion cuisine restaurant, Sabanero is a genuine Guanacastecan Steakhouse or Mansita Restaurant. One of our guest's favorites is admiring Guanacaste's spectacular sunset while enjoying a handcrafted cocktail either at Nau Sushi Lounge or right in front of the beach at Aperitivo Lounge. All guestrooms have balconies either with garden, pool or ocean view. In-room amenities include LCD TVs, soundproof windows, alarm clock with mobile docks, streaming speed internet, total blackout curtains, plush pillow-top mattresses, 300 thread count Egyptian cotton linen sheets, rich woods, and marble bathtubs. The charming surf village of Tamarindo where you will find restaurants, bars, shops and souvenirs in a "Pura Vida" laid back atmosphere is just 10.6 miles away. It's easy to discover the essence of Costa Rica at the JW Marriott Guanacaste. ... more   less 

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Address: Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo > Playa Avellanas
Price Range: €259 - €565 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 310
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Also Known As:
Jw Marriott Guanacaste Resort And Spa Costa Rica
Jw Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica Hotel Santa Cruz
Jw Marriott Santa Cruz
Marriott Santa Cruz
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica/Playa Avellanas
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“We had a beautiful ocean front room, right on the beach. Amazing”
 of 5 bubbles christenvolk, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a high floor room with at least a partial view, but consider that many garden rooms actually overlook the pool”
 of 5 bubbles bigsur221, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
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“Ocean front is the best, but ocean view are still great rooms.”
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