Overview

Riu Guanacaste Hotel
Top Resort Hotel

Sardinal de Carrillo, Matapalo (Guanacaste), Costa Rica
+506 2681 2300

$168+

Overall guest ratings

8.1/10 Excellent
Based on 871 reviews

Review highlights

  • 8.4
  • 7.9
  • 6.5
  • 6.4

Good to know

  • Friendly service
  • Recreation staff is nice
  • Clean hotel facilities

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    About

    This El Ocotal resort is on the beach, 3.6 mi (5.9 km) from The Congo Trail Canopy Tour, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Flamingo Beach and Penca Beach. Coco Beach and Papagayo Golf and Country Club are also within 12 mi (20 km).

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    Riu Guanacaste Hotel Prices:

    $168 - $207 (Based on average prices for a Standard Room)

    Riu Guanacaste Hotel Rooms:

    701 rooms

    Other names used to reference this hotel:

    • Riu Guanacaste Hotel Matapalo (Guanacaste)
    • Riu Guanacaste Hotel LIR
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    Amenities

    • Wi-Fi
    • Complimentary breakfast
    • Fitness center
    • Facilities for Disabled Guests
    • Hot tub
    • Restaurant
    • Babysitting or child care
    • Kid-friendly
    • Concierge service
    • Gift shop
    • Laundry service
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    • Casino
    • Spa
    • Child pool
    • Outdoor pool
    • No smoking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Beauty salon
    • Cable or satellite TV
    • Air-conditioned
    • Night club
    • Sauna
    • Pets not allowed
    • Free parking
    • Steam room
    • Storage available
    • Wedding services
    • Terrace/Patio
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    Reviews

    Guest reviews of Riu Guanacaste Hotel

    Overall Rating

    8.1 Excellent
    Based on 871 reviews
    • 8.4 "Location is great."
      9.5 "95% appreciated the closeness to the beach."
      10.0 "100% liked the proximity to shopping."
    • 7.9 "High value."
      7.4 "74% thought it was a great value."
      9.0 "90% were happy with the price."
      10.0 "100% thought beverage prices were a great value."
    • 7.9 "Good service."
      8.1 "81% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.5 "85% said the recreation staff was great."
      8.2 "82% thought the service was very professional."
      7.5 "Housekeeping was great, according to 75%."
      8.3 "Lovely bar service, according to 83%."
      7.8 "78% said the tour guides were very nice."
      10.0 "100% were happy with the shuttle service."
    • 6.9 "Food is average."
      6.1 "Only 61% were satisfied with the menu."
      5.5 "Only 55% said beef and steak dishes were good."
      6.7 "67% thought the snacks were adequate."
    • 6.9 "Beach is so-so."
    • 6.5 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 6.4 "Bar is ok."
    • 5.0 "Rooms are ok."
      6.0 "Only 60% said rooms were clean enough."
      6.3 "63% thought the bathroom was big enough."
      5.7 "Only 57% thought the shower was ok."
    • 4.7 "Not very comfortable."
      2.7 "73% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
      3.3 "Air conditioning was criticized by 67%."
    • 4.6 "Internet is poor."
      3.1 "69% said the wifi quality was bad."
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    Overall Rating

    7.3 Good
    Based on 566 reviews
    • 8.2 "Pool is good."
    • 7.9 "Good location."
      9.1 "91% appreciated the closeness to the beach."
    • 7.8 "Good service."
      7.9 "79% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.5 "85% said the recreation staff was great."
      7.9 "79% thought the service was very professional."
    • 7.0 "Good cleanliness."
      5.2 "Only 52% said rooms were clean enough."
    • 6.6 "Food is average."
    • 6.1 "Bar is ok."
    • 5.0 "Rooms are ok."
      2.6 "74% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
    • 4.7 "Not very comfortable."
      2.6 "74% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
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    Overall Rating

    8.1 Excellent
    Based on 304 reviews
    • 8.4 "Location is great."
    • 7.9 "High value."
      7.5 "75% thought it was a great value."
    • 7.8 "Good cleanliness."
    • 7.7 "Good service."
      8.3 "83% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 6.6 "Food is average."
      6.0 "Only 60% were satisfied with the menu."
    • 5.0 "Rooms are ok."
    • 4.9 "Internet is poor."
    • 4.7 "Not very comfortable."
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    Hotel type
    Friends Hotel
    Guests recommend this for traveling with friends.
    Beach Hotel
    Guests consider it an awesome beach hotel.
    Resort Hotel
    Guests say this is a wonderful resort hotel.
    Good to know
    "Friendly service"
    "Recreation staff is nice"
    "Clean hotel facilities"
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