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Atlanta
Reviewed 10 November 2012

We stayed at the hotel the first two nights of our trip to Costa Rica mainly because of its close location to the Rincon de la Vieja park. The food was pretty good, the buffets changed between the two nights of being there so there was a nice variety for us. The restaurant provided a very nice dining area. The...

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jose b, General Manager at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

mark c , thanks for reviewing Hacienda Guachipelin on TA, and thanks for choosing Guachipelin for a very important moment like your honey moon. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the food, We are also taking note of your observation on the marimba music at the bar during your dinner. The waterfall that you visited is Chorreras, a...

Pensacola, Florida
Reviewed 29 October 2012

We made our reservations for our 40th anniversary trip at this place as part of our trip to Costa Rica. We were never informed that the pool would be closed for renovation, the hot springs would be mostly empty, and the few that actually had water in them, were full of green algae. Obviously, they had not been cleaned anytime...

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jose b, General Manager at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Dear New Jade, first of all, thanks for sharing your thoughts with the TA community. We are sorry about the pool issue, it was closed due to the damages from the earthquake, that we not that much. I was closed for 2 days, unfortunately when you were visiting the property. About the hotsprings pools, they have been fully operational before...

San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 22 October 2012

Hacienda Guachipelin is really something! The hot springs are really relaxing and the zip lines and tubing experience are lots of fun and adventure! The tour staff is really professional and fun at the same time. An awesome place for friends, families or couples!

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jose b, Owner at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thank you for your evaluation Mary Anne C. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the entire place. We will let our staff know about your comments. We hope to see you soon at Guachipelin.

Escondido, California
Reviewed 19 October 2012

Let me start by saying that my husband and I presently own 3 horses. I have raised horses my entire life. We visited this hotel in August 2012. The hotels is nice, but avoid even looking at their horses, let alone riding the poor things. In the morning, their horses are brought up to a feeding "shelf" where they are...

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jose b, Manager at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to share your thought with the TA community Charee_CA. I want to explain you, your husband and the TA community. Our horses work every other day, and they are grass fed horses, that will get feed and hay on the work day. The horse feed that we give our horses is manufactured by a...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 17 October 2012

My husband and I stayed here a couple of weeks ago and were amazed by the hacienda and all its offerings. We took a hike in the national park to one of the many waterfalls, enjoyed the mud treatment at Rio Negro, along with the hot springs, all surrounded by the peaceful natural landscape. The staff were helpful. The grounds...

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jose b, Owner at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thank you cc702 for taking you time to share your thoughts with the TA community. We are glad that you enjoyed the hike to the NP, it is the most visited park in Guanacaste. Waterfalls is one of the big attractions in the area and we encourage people to visit them, the same with Rio Negro hot springs, where you...

Columbia, South Carolina
Reviewed 14 October 2012

We recently spent four days at Hacienda Guachipelin for our anniversary. We were not looking for a luxurious spa-type atmosphere - we wanted adventure. And boy did we get it! We signed up for the Day of Adventure at the Adventure Center on the grounds of the hotel. The price was quite reasonable for what all it included: Zip-lining, rapelling,...

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jose b, Owner at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thanks LoriandJohn for writing and thanks for choosing Guachipelin for your anniversary. The "One Day Adventure Pass" is popular in the area because it offers a lot at a good price. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the adventure. Our staff will be happy to hear that. We are also happy that you enjoyed breakfast and the food...

Reviewed 13 October 2012

The food is vey delicious, the service is also. The rooms are clean, but you are right in middle of the rain forest, so you may find some lizards in the room. The garden of the hotel is beautiful, and if you want a pretty cool trip in the nature look for César, he is studying biology so he can...

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jose b, Owner at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thanks Lehel N for sharing with us you comments. We will work with the staff at the reception to improve the English skills. This is a very important observation for us. We will let Cesar know that you enjoyed the hike. One last thing, the lizards, they are called geckos. They can climb walls and even walk on the ceiling,...

Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 10 October 2012

I'm just going to say that visiting Rincon de la Vieja National Park is a must. The Hacienda Guachipelin Hotel is good, however the rooms wont take your breath away; they're just good for a nice sleep. There are a lot of activities such as tubing, canoping, etc, but they're expensive for CR visitors. Nevertheless, the hotel offers some other...

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jose b, Owner at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Telalo. Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park is a very nice park, actually the most visited in Guanacaste, but is not as popular as other parks in Costa Rica. You are right about the breakfast buffet, and we will look into this matter. This is a very important observation. We hope to have you...

Costa Rica
Reviewed 9 October 2012

Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin is the absolute best place to stay to visit northern Costa Rica in the Guanacaste area. Rincon de la Vieja volcano is an exceptional natural wonder. You can't beat taking a guided naturalist hike in the Rincon de la Vieja National Park and standing right next to bubbling volcanic mud cauldrons, sulphur steam fumaroles, boiling volcanic mineral...

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jose b, Owner at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thanks for taking your time to share your thought with the TA community. We are happy that you were able to get the most out of Guachipelin and Rincon de la Vieja Volcano NP. Animals, waterfalls, adventure, the ranch, the marimba, Cesar one of our naturalist guides. We hope to see you soon.

Stavanger, Norway
Reviewed 29 September 2012

We stayed in Hacienda Guachipelin in March 2012 for one night. There is really nothing bad to say about the hotel - but compared to other accomodations we had on our 4-week Costa Rica trip - this felt quite impersonal and "cold". The majority of the other guests were part of organized trips - large groups on long tables seating...

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jose b, Gerente at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time in writing your comment, we feel glad that you liked the hotel, the food, the activities and the service. Regarding the big groups you experienced we´ve done some improvements regarding that, we have separete areas now, for the one day tours and for the guests. I hope you can come back and...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hacienda Guachipelin is a comfortable hotel with 54 rooms, each with private bathroom and hot water. The best Costa Rican ecotourism lodge for adventure travel and nature lovers, located at the entrance of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park. This is the most visited National Park in Guanacaste. For the adventurer, there are many activities like horseback riding, the Canyon canopy tour, Rio Negro Tubing, canyoneering, bird watching, as well as trekking to the crater of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Free transportation to the National Park and the hot springs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hacienda Guachipelin

Address: Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja, Rincon de La Vieja 208-5010, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Rincon de La Vieja
Price Range: €93 - €184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hacienda Guachipelin 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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