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Wisconsin
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I have read numerous reviews since booking resort last May for this past April. I have also stayed at 20+ all inclusive resorts throughout Mexico and Dominican Republic, and 4 of them being RIU's. We had an excellent vacation and have no negatives. I will highlight the main points. Check in 3:00- had emailed high floor room facing jungle. Did...

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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Our extended family (60 something parents, my brother and his husband, my hubby and I, and our 15, almost 13, and 7 year old kids) spent a week at the Riu Guanacaste in April. We had a great time and would recommend the resort overall. I loved reading reviews while we were planning our trip so here’s mine. Sorry it’s...

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Airport Arrival at the airport nice & simple - only two carosels so easy to see where your luggage was coming out. We booked a private taxi beforehand & this took us to the hotel in about 30 m inutes with our driver Ryan pointing out the sugar cane fields, local schools & rivers on the way as well as...

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7Thank Kaz W
Norwich, Connecticut
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed at RIU Guanacaste for a week. It was my first time staying at a resort this size, while the resort was clean at all times I must say my preference is to enjoy a smaller resort. Needless to say it was a great time over all. Food: Some days it was amazing some days not so much but I...

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3Thank ItzJess
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The resort and grounds are truly beautiful and constantly maintained. The food is amazing. When I read the complaints about the food and the room towels I wonder if people think they eat gourmet at home and live in palaces because the food is awesome and the towels are wonderful. And towels, really? That's what you worry about? We had...

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4Thank lovethebeachsand
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Trip from Airport to this hotel is about 45 minutes. Costa Rica can get very hot even in spring because it is located pretty much on the equator. You dont need to convert into local currency. USD is accepted everywhere. Hotel is really dated and still have to use the old fashioned keys rather than smart card. If you lose...

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2Thank S P
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We traveled to the Riu Guanacaste in late April. I have been to a number of all-inclusive resorts - but none recently. Perhaps I forgot the atmosphere is pretty uniformly about excess (drinking, eating) which isn't really my thing. I can say that the staff are great, the grounds are amazing and Riu has purchase a large portion of land...

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1Thank lotoole0968
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Upon arrival we were greeted with a smile. All the staff was very friendly. The hotel was always cleaned. Our room was on the second floor over looking the courtyard. I read reviews before coming here and the one about ants in the room is correct. There were several by the refrigerator and a couple in the bathroom when we...

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4Thank Jbeanz94
Rutland, Vermont
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Weather was great, hot and sunny. Room was pleasant with an ocean view and the food was very eatable but not outstanding. There is room for improvement in the way the pools are managed. First, they should not allow children to be in the small pool in front of the bar that contains loud drunks and has a water quality...

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2Thank Marine57383
Monongahela, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This Place is very nice and Clean. It has beautiful gardening and excellent beach sunsets. The beach is on the pacific ocean side of country so don't expect pristine blue waters and white sand. The food is decent and plentiful you should be able to find something to eat. Personnel and staff are very friendly. The only complaint I have...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Liberia CR Airport Shuttle is locally owned and operated, representing over 10 years of transportation experience. We are the official transportation provider for the Liberia International Airport, providing door to door shared ride shuttle and private car service. We also provide point-to-point and chartered transportation services to/from any destination in Costa Rica & Nicaragua, including all other local seaports and airports. Whatever your ground transportation needs may be, we can handle them in a professional, friendly and cost effective manner. Our fleet of 50 late model sedans, SUV's and vans are well maintained, immaculately clean and properly licensed and insured to operate in the Costa Rica. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Riu Guanacaste

Address: Riu Guanacaste Boulevard, Playa Matapalo 50503, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Matapalo
Price Range: €181 - €357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Guanacaste 4*
Number of rooms: 701
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“Amazing view from room 4106 right by the lifts too. Sunny all afternoon”
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“Ask for a higher floor facing the Diamante Park. It is quiet with beautiful views”
lovethebeachsand, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had a room with partial beach view.”
sp495, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Apparently the rooms near the stage were loud. We had a room behind the front desk area and heard nothing.”
lotoole0968, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“ocean view room s away from the noise of the pool and night time entrainment”
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