Overview

Riu Guanacaste Hotel
Top Resort Hotel

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

$168+

Overall guest ratings

8.2/10 Excellent
Based on 903 reviews

Review highlights

  • 8.7
  • 7.9
  • 6.9
  • 6.8

Good to know

  • Friendly atmosphere
  • 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

    8.2 Excellent
    Based on 903 reviews
    • 8.7 "Location is great."
      9.5 "95% appreciated the closeness to the beach."
      10.0 "100% liked the proximity to shopping."
      8.9 "Good access to the airport, said 89%."
    • 7.9 "Good service."
      8.2 "82% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.2 "82% said the recreation staff was great."
      7.7 "77% thought the service was very professional."
      7.0 "70% found the restaurant service to be one of the best."
      8.9 "Lovely bar service, according to 89%."
      7.8 "78% said the tour guides were very nice."
      10.0 "100% were happy with the shuttle service."
    • 7.8 "High value."
      7.9 "79% thought it was a great value."
      8.9 "89% were happy with the price."
      10.0 "100% thought beverage prices were a great value."
    • 7.2 "Good breakfast."
    • 6.9 "Food is average."
      6.7 "Only 67% were satisfied with the menu."
      5.8 "58% thought the dining experience was appropriate."
      5.5 "Only 55% said beef and steak dishes were good."
    • 6.9 "Beach is so-so."
    • 6.8 "Bar is ok."
      5.0 "Alcoholic drinks were not bad, according to 50%."
    • 5.3 "Internet is average."
    • 5.0 "Rooms are ok."
      5.8 "Only 58% said rooms were clean enough."
    • 4.9 "Not very comfortable."
      2.9 "71% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
      3.0 "Air conditioning was criticized by 70%."
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    Overall Rating

    7.3 Good
    Based on 568 reviews
    • 8.3 "Pool is good."
    • 8.3 "Location is great."
      9.1 "91% appreciated the closeness to the beach."
    • 7.7 "Good service."
      8.0 "80% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.2 "82% said the recreation staff was great."
      7.5 "75% thought the service was very professional."
    • 7.0 "Good cleanliness."
      5.0 "Only 50% said rooms were clean enough."
    • 6.7 "Food is average."
    • 6.4 "Vibe was decent."
      6.9 "69% thought the atmosphere was somewhat friendly."
    • 6.4 "Bar is ok."
    • 5.0 "Rooms are ok."
      2.8 "72% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
    • 4.8 "Not very comfortable."
      2.8 "72% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
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    Overall Rating

    8.5 Excellent
    Based on 334 reviews
    • 8.7 "Location is great."
    • 7.7 "Good service."
      8.4 "84% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 7.6 "High value."
      7.5 "75% thought it was a great value."
    • 6.7 "Food is average."
      6.4 "Only 64% were satisfied with the menu."
    • 5.1 "Internet is average."
    • 5.1 "Rooms are ok."
    • 4.8 "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 atmosphere"
    "Recreation staff is nice"
    "Clean hotel facilities"
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