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Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very comfortable, large double bed and pull out couch bed, large walk in showers, beach towels distributed when card is given and when towels returned card is returned. Otherwise $20. Cool ceiling fan for a breeze, private porch, plenty of any kind of food available, drinks including alcohol readily available. Food is delicious, 24 hours restaurant. Entertainment often. Exercise classes,...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The palace is a beautiful hotel and in a quite setting, there is a neighbouring RIU hotel next door. The staff in the hotel are so friendly and polite, they literally wait on you hand and foot. Throughout the hotel every member of staff I passed greeted my husband and I. A few staff that made it extra special were...

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2Thank NWildey
New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in Riu Palace Costa Rica in mid April, 2017. We both have mixed feelings about this resort. The hotel itself and its location between the mountains are amazing. Room: We had a room with a garden view on the left hand side of the building. it was nice, you could hear the monkeys, the birds. Room service: Even...

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1Thank MartikNewYork
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is beautiful. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Plenty of pools and chairs by the pool were not a problem. The rooms were a nice size but there was a musty smell--not sure if it came from the air conditioning. The TV channels are all in Spanish. Would be nice if they had some in English. The...

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DARTFORD
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived at the Riu Palace following a 45 minute transfer from Liberia airport & were so efficiently checked in that we were up in our room within ten minutes of arrival. Our sea view room was well equipped, huge double bed, 2 seater settee,table & chairs, large LG TV, Jacuzzi bath - in the middle of the room close...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My lady and I just got back yesterday from Riu Palace Guanacaste. This place was wonderful. The staff was what made the stay. They were on top of everything. We never wanted for anything. The food was really good, not fantastic, but good. The only real complaint we had was the TV. We got there on Saturday and left on...

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1Thank GiuseppeGuarneri
London
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice hotel and warrants its five stars but this year the speciality restaurant booking has changed.....travelling with friends who last year booked their restaurants on Rrvial, two speciality restaurants each week of the stay. Not this year !! This year you have to be dressed and queuing at 17.45 to get in to any I feel the speciality restaurants....

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Reading reviews about the hotel, I knew we were in for a treat and we were not disappointed. Beautiful hotel, fantastic setting. Staff were wonderfully friendly, and service excellent. My one gripe is probably the groups of Americans staying in the pool bar all day, certainly would not venture into that water. Don't need to worry as the bar staff...

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New Jersey
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEWvia 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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  • 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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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • 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: €256 - €514 (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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