$266 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 4, 2015 Check-out: Jan 5, 2015

Allegro Papagayo - All Inclusive

3 stars
Plaza Manzanillo, P.O. Box 48-5000, Guanacaste/Liberia, 000000
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
92 reviews
Best Value in Costa Rica

My family of 5 absolutely loved it here. It was an incredible value. The buffets had a wide variety... See full review

  • An Ohio Family
  • Jun 12, 2014
good for the price !

the price was soo low , it was better then i expect. the beach is not nice but it is not the hotel... See full review

  • Samijosy
  • Sep 25, 2013
On-site scuba diving at family-friendly resort on Papagayo Bay

Located on Guanacaste's scenic Northern Pacific coast, the Allegro Papagayo - All Inclusive resort sits on green bluffs overlooking Costa Rica's Papagayo Gulf. Near the black-sand Manzanillo Beach, guests can find rest and relaxation with serene ocean views, sultry open-air dining, and endless water sports. Kids under 12 stay free and families will love the on-site Kids Club offering art activities, theatre and more. Business travelers enjoy an on-site business center, flexible event spaces and high-speed Internet access in public areas (fees apply).

Highlights
  • Take a shuttle boat to a Private Beach Club on private white-sand beach (fees apply)
  • Rooms have cool terra cotta tile floors
  • On-site activities include volleyball, beach soccer, ping-pong, water polo, aqua aerobics, snorkeling, sailing and more
  • Free shuttle service takes guests across the resort
Rooms

The Allegro Papagayo - All Inclusive resort features 300 Spanish-style guest rooms in 14 three-story buildings. Built into a Costa Rican hillside, accommodations overlook the Papagayo Gulf and the sprawling property. Guest rooms feature one king or two full-size beds, and balconies or terraces with garden or ocean views. In-room amenities include hair dryers, air conditioning, satellite TVs, telephones, coffee makers, in-room safes and mini refrigerators.

Features

The Allegro Papagayo offers direct beach access to the black-sand Manzanillo beach, and a boat charters guests to a Private Beach Club on an exclusive white-sand beach. The Papagayo Gulf is a great jumping off point for area water sports like water polo, boogie boarding, windsurfing and snorkeling, and the on-site dive center offers lessons. On-site amenities include a giant freeform pool and live nightly entertainment.

Dining

The all-inclusive resort features two a la carte restaurants, two snack bars and three bars, and an international buffet -- Los Corales -- is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. La Trattoria serves Italian in a dressier atmosphere, and La Cantina serves casual Tex-Mex cuisine.

Transportation
  • Daniel Oduber International Aiport, Liberia (16.6 mi/26.6 km)
  • Juan Santamaria International Airport, San Jose (149 mi/238.4 km)
Attractions
  • Playas del Coco (21.9 mi/35 km)
  • Africa Mia (29.2 mi/46.7 km)
  • Rincon de la Vieja National Park (37.9 mi/60.6 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • Flexible meeting spaces available
  • High-speed Internet access (fees apply)

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Allegro Papagayo - All Inclusive Rooms

Superior Room
Superior rooms include the all inclusive plan, feature king bedding or 2 queens, as well as a balcony or terrace, refrigerator, Cable TV and hair dryer. All rooms are equipped with private bathroom with shower, hairdryer, air conditioning, telephone, satellite television, mini bar, safety box, coffee maker and balcony or terrace. Cribs are available upon request. Rooms are situated along a grand hillside.
Superior Ocean View Premium
Superior Ocean View Premium rooms are closer to the pool and beachin addition to featuring the all inclusive plan, feature king bedding or 2 queens, as well as a balcony or terrace, refrigerator, Cable TV and hair dryer.
Superior Ocean View
Identical to Superior rooms with the addition an exquisite ocean view of the majestic Bay of Papagayo.

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Spa
Dining
All inclusive
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Dining

Sports Bar and Night Club
Casual cocktails and fun.
La Trattoria
A la carte dining serving Italian specialties.
Wet Bar
Swim-up bar.
Pablo's Bar
Pool Bar.
Beach Club
Casual snacks.
El Mirador
Casual Lobby Bar.
Los Corales
Buffet restaurant offering international cuisine. Continental breakfast from 6 AM to 7 AM, breakfast from 7 AM to 10 AM, lunch from 1 PM to 3 PM, dinner from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM and snack bar from 11 AM to 5 PM.
Las Cantina
A la carte dining serving Mexican specialties.
Snack Bar
Casual bites to eat.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (92)

Ratings and reviews for Allegro Papagayo - All Inclusive

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
92 out of 92
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.1
Location:
3.4
Value:
3.4

57% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Alana1
Business
Las Vegas, NV
Jul 19, 2014

Great vacation

The hotel was good for the price, food was actually excellent and people very nice. The resort is big and on the hill, but great view. Ocean was not so clean but that might be the time (July).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Deb Suebear
Business
Long Island, New York
Jul 5, 2014

Disappointed family getaway

When we booked this vacation we were supposed to get a Honeymoon package which is free room upgrade, fresh flowers, stocked frig. i told them this at check-in and they said they had no other rooms to move us to check back tomorrow. Meanwhile, the resort was empty. The next day we had rotten fruit and they did put water bottles and juice in the frig. The food was just awful. We are glad we rented a car and ate out a couple meals. The drinks were a joke, watered down with cheap alcohol. The pool was nice. Very spacious and clean. The views were breathtaking. The resort is very pretty on the outside. Our room was so run down. The bathroom was absolutely disgusting and dirty. This was our first time to Costa Rica with our boys. We had an amazing time outside the resort. We learned our lesson not to book below a 3 star but I think this resort is a 2 star and they should be ashamed of themselves for not putting any effort into making it a nicer place. I would never recommend this resort to anyone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
An Ohio Family
Business
Ohio
Jun 12, 2014

Best Value in Costa Rica

My family of 5 absolutely loved it here. It was an incredible value. The buffets had a wide variety of choices so that even my 3 picky children (ages 9, 17, and 19) had a lot they loved to eat. We were amazed to see many monkeys in the trees by the beach one morning and on the private island their boat takes you to (we took the boat twice - the first day the monkeys were there the whole time - the second day the monkeys didn't come out until we were just about to leave). It was like being in their playground - mothers with baby monkeys on their backs, etc. Take some bananas from the buffet and they will come right up to you! The air conditioning stopped working once, but it was only a fuse. Same thing happened to our kids' room, so it must be a common problem. They promptly fixed it. We had a great view of the ocean/gulf. Local raccoon-like creatures come up close since they're used to being fed also. They also had good shows and entertainment. All in all, you can't beat the price - it's only a like more money than a hotel. I'd heard the food was bland, so I brought hot sauces and spicy condiments from home. I didn't need them. They have a local tasty sauce called "Salsa" in stores and they also have Tabasco. Everything was really great. Wish we'd had more time there, but we stayed at a boring timeshare our first 7 nights and only had 3 nights here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
shy1982
Business
rancho cucamonga, ca
May 30, 2014

it was nice but to far from the city

The hotel has a great view of the beach. The staff is nice. I probably wouldn't stay here again. Its to far from the city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

The hotel is to far away from the city. If you stay here be sure to rent a car. If not its $80 in a taxi everytime you want to go to coco beach or Liberia.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Shift
Business
CR
May 4, 2014

Stay away

It is an old hotel without maintenance, the a/c doesn't work, the shower doesn't work, the shoutle bus doesn't work, there are a lot of rays near to the beach, so it's dangerous to get in the sea. Won't go there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
BLUV1805
Business
LAKE FOREST, ca
Apr 21, 2014

Terrible investment

Clean on day one but disappointed with room amenities. Although this was an all inclusive reservation, there was no stocked mini bar, no room service and no coffee available in our room. The bathroom was old and towels were not always provided or changed. The room was never swept and there was a consistent trail of ants everyday. We could hear the next door neighbors yelling, arguing, regurgitating, etc. Walls are paper thin. The accommodations were substandard compared to the accommodations we have had in Mexico. Had the rooms been cleaned and towels provided it would have made a difference. The staff work their butts off to entertain and converse with all the tourists. The stars of the week were Mainor, Madelyn and Cristian. The music was a little loud but they constantly keep the children entertained. I feel like I should receive a refund :-(

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: In Hotel

IF YOU READ NOTHING ELSE - GET A RENTAL!!! ITS SOO EASY TO GET AROUND AND YOU WILL SAVE MAJORLY.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
sunshiine799
Business
Vancouver, BC
Apr 16, 2014

needs improvement

Overall I had expected it to be a value hotel. It is in need updating. I would give it 2 stars not 3 The room- Was very outdated and the beds were old and had a musky smell. Dresser was falling apart. Fridge was hot inside. NO mini bar. Cost 15 a day for 2 beer. 2 water, 2 soda. Not worth it for ocean view. We had a view of the pool. Not what we paid for and they didn't care. The 2nd and 3rd floor are considered ocean view. Recommend building 10 and 11 closer to everything. Building 15 is on pool level. Food- be selective what you eat. Many friends we made had food poisoning not to mention my friend who I traveled with. The food is recycled from lunch to dinner. Bring immodium just in case and gastrolyt. The Bathroom- No hot water and a moldy shower curtain w water stains on the floor. Bathroom door wouldnt close at all. Pool- Great pool Staff- All staff were great and treated everyone great. Not like mexico where they expect a tip for every little thing they do. The nightly shows were....very very sad. The staff tries really hard to make it a great show. It really wasn't. Location- water taxi on the beach if you have 4 or more ppl going you can barter and say 20 each or you can also cab it into town for 20 each. The driver will wait for about 4 hours for 80. For 25 each you can have a night out dt coco beach and return to the hotel at about 4am. We rented a car for 84 a day with gps and premium coverage. Make sure you agree on a price in writing before you take the car or he may add more when you return. Money- recommend you convert your money to the colonial currency. The correct conversion is 540 colonials to 1 american dollar. Convert before you head out to shop or you will be ripped off plenty. Shopping- prices are very high for everything. they do not barter and don't seem to care if you buy or not. Overall I did like the hotel but it is need of repairs and updating. I wouldn't recommend this hotel. Spend the extra money and go to the Rui.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Traveling Super Chica
Business
Redlands, CA
Mar 29, 2014

Pool Bar

Overall the staff was very friendly and I enjoyed my time in the resort. My only concern was that the pool by the bar had a bit of a urination smell, so needless to say I did not spend too much time near that pool area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Zip-lining is a must!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Nick Coming Correct
Business
New York
Mar 13, 2014

Allegro Papagayo - All Inclusive - The Truth about my 8 day stay

Me and my fiancée purchased a premium package with the resort. . I checked in and they gave me a room with double beds that was the first problem. The air conditioner didn't work at all. I called them and the next day they moved us to another part of property, which was the king size bed. The air conditioner was leaking all over the place and had to have them fix that. All they have to eat is buffet style food. The food is good thought. No pool side drink service which was awful. No gym!!! They only have one bar with one bartender, so get ready to wait in line for every drink with the cheapest liquor possible. Property is a little old and out of date. Bring your walking shoes because the property is like a campus style setting. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Looks like a haven for every Canadian!! They had a large group of Canadian kids there with a company called Vtrip so expect a lot of noise every day you are there. The beach was nice and quiet. I would seek other options for the price. definitely not worth it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

don't bother. go somewhere else

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Casual vacationer
Business
Brooklyn, New York
Jan 20, 2014

Average all inclusive getaway

The beach is black sand so the water can get very mucky, not very ideal to wade around in. The pool area however is very large and beautiful so it makes up for the lack of swimable beach area. They do offer a free boat service to a "white sand" beach which definitely is a better beach than the one at the resort. It's made of little rocks and shells though, and not sand. We went around 9:30am and were brought back at around 3:00pm despite being told we would be brought back at 1:30pm. Drinks are provided while there, and they have these horrible looking ham and cheese sandwiches they offer for lunch. So my advice to you would be to eat a big breakfast or to bring your own snack with you. Our room was great. I was worried after reading some negative reviews but we had a positive experience in building 5. Our towels were replaced daily and the air conditioning worked perfectly (I read reviews where this was not the case).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Reservations for the 2 restaurants on premise can only be made the same day and they book up fast. I would suggest making them at 8am right when guest services open.

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