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Hotel Riu Guanacaste

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The 24h All Inclusive Hotel Riu Guanacaste opens all year round and is located directly on the beautiful, fine-sandy Matapalo beach, in the Playas del Coco region, next to the Riu Palace Costa Rica. The location is ideal because of its proximity to Daniel Oduber Airport LIR (33 km) and Playa del Coco (18km) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel has 701 cosily furnished rooms with free Wi-Fi and offers many amenities. Relax in the Renova Spa, or get fit at the gym or on the tennis courts. 3 outdoor pools, 1 children's pool. For the youngest guests, there is the RiuLand Kids Club (for children from 4 to 7 years & 8 to 12 years old) and for adults, day and evening entertainment, as well as the Pacha Discotheque. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer live cooking stations at our main restaurant, various specialty restaurants with Asian and Italian cuisine, gourmet restaurant, Steakhouse, and 5 bars.
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Property amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wheelchair Access
Spa
Casino and Gambling
Business Centre with Internet Access
Bar/Lounge
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Hot Tub
Tennis Court
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Outdoor pool
Breakfast Available
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Family Rooms
Accessible rooms
Refrigerator in room
Minibar
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Getting there
Liberia Airport23 km
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We went in mid Nov 2018. The weather was 32 degrees and sunny. We have been to 3 Rui hotels and the excellence continued. Welcome and reception was fast, efficient and we were in our room 30 min after arrival. The room was clean, maid...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from a 7 night stay in the Riu Guanacaste and we had the most fantastic time!! Great location to be able to get out and explore, friendly staff, good entertainment throughout the day and the evening shows were good fun! We enjoyed the...More

Date of stay: November 2018
8  Thank Discover805662
Reviewed today

While our 4th floor room overlooked the forest/jungle and was very quiet compared to rooms overlooking the pool/entertainment area, we had several issues with our toilet not flushing properly. Several visits by maintenance ultimately resulted in a new toilet being installed a day and a...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank zigs123
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We got there on a Saturday, September 29th close to midnight. They don’t have a valet parking so you have to unload your luggage and then park the car. Since we drove for four hours to get there we were starving and ate nachos at...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank ininits
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Almost everything was good just the Check In process was not smooth, we had some troubles in fact , we asked for an upgrade to RIU palace , and the staff said yes at the beginning and after 10 minutes waiting when we were all...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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grimcity
10 December 2018|
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Response from FoodieTravelling_135 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I wouldn’t know myself . But as long as you explain to the restaurant staff I am sure they can point out foods with/without nuts. They do say any allergies let the staff know.
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tripleakids
5 December 2018|
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Response from johnpg2 | Reviewed this property |
Everything of about five excursions is around $100 us except Nicaragua which is two days and $400 Us not a lot of choices if you go to Coco Beach local traders do it cheaper but are not English speaking
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Sunshineseeker224
3 December 2018|
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Response from Barbara H | Reviewed this property |
We flew with Sunwing, and we had to pay the exit tax.
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Room Tips
"rooms that overlook the jungle are quietest"
zigs123
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"Ocean View on 4th or 5th Floor"
camper81
1 week ago
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"do not book near the pool or lobby"
meo921
1 week ago
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"if you pay a little extra you can get a room with sea view, and a balcony"
pochopo
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PRICE RANGE
US$210 - US$458 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacastePlaya Matapalo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
701
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