$212 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 27, 2014 Check-out: Nov 28, 2014

Occidental Grand Papagayo - Adults Only All Inclusive

4 stars
Playa Buena, Golfo Papagayo, P.O. Box 48-5000, Guanacaste/Liberia, 000000
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
84 reviews
relaxing getaway

Very beautiful locale..private and enjoyable staff was ok young and inexoerienced but accomdating.... See full review

  • pisao
  • Nov 14, 2014
Great resort

The rooms were average, but the hotel staff was excellent. The resort grounds are beautiful. Highly... See full review

  • Josap
  • May 12, 2013
Premier Guanacaste all-inclusive resort overlooks secluded Culebra Bay
Located in Guanacaste on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, the Occidental Grand Papagayo - Adults Oriented All Inclusive offers modern luxury and lush tropical landscape. Overlooking the bluffs of Culebra Bay on the Papagayo Gulf, this adults-only resort is surrounded by nature and makes for an ideal haven for couples, honeymooners and adult guests seeking a relaxing getaway. Occidental Grand Papagayo features highly personalized five-star experience complete with scenic views of Papagayo Bay and an attentive and dedicated staff. 

The all-inclusive property boasts of multiple restaurants and bars, on-site activities and live evening entertainment. The Occidental Grand Papagayo All-Inclusive offers high-speed Internet access (fees apply) and flexible meeting and event spaces. The resort is only a 35 minute drive from the Liberia International airport.
Highlights
  • Overlooks Culebra Bay on the Papagaya Gulf
  • All-inclusive covers meals and open bars
  • Two swimming pools
  • High-speed Internet access (fees apply)
  • Weekly cocktail party
Rooms
With over 160 rooms situated in 23 buildings, the Occidental Grand Papagayo All-Inclusive is designed to fit nearly any budget. From deluxe guest rooms to plush suites, all accommodations are decked out with subtle colors and hardwood furnishings. Rooms come equipped with either single king-size beds or pairs of double beds. Standard in-room amenities include safe boxes, satellite TVs, telephone with data ports, and mini refrigerators. Some rooms also have oceanfront balconies, hydro-massage bathtubs and Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply).
Features

The all-inclusive Occidental Grand Papagayo sits on the beach of Culebra Bay, where guests can find their choice of activities, from relaxing spa treatments, to water sports and eco-tours. The Occidental Grand Papagayo features two swimming pools and a hot tub. Premium pampering is available at the spa, with outdoor massages, facials and salon services. Guests can choose from four restaurants, and all-inclusive packages include unlimited drinks at the hotel's four bars and on-site disco. Non-motorized water sports from the beach, like kayaking and snorkeling, are also included, and guests can pay extra for diving tours or off-site eco tours. Wedding and event groups can find three flexible event spaces, and business travelers will appreciate the business center with high-speed Internet access (fees apply).

Transportation
  • Daniel Oduber International Airport, Liberia (16.6 mi/26.6 km)
Attractions
  • Liberia (24.4 mi/39 km)
  • Africa Mia (25 mi/40.2 km)
  • Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park (37.9 mi/60.6 km)
  • Parque Nacional Las Baulas (44.2 mi/71.2 km)
Business
  • Business center with computers
  • Flexible, air-conditioned meeting spaces
  • Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply)

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Occidental Grand Papagayo - Adults Only All Inclusive Rooms

GRAND CONCIERGE DELUXE
Grand Concierge Deluxe Rooms feature One King or Two Twin Beds
They are designed with chic, neutral colors on crisp linens, natural wood furnishings, tile floors, a private balcony or terrace with partial views of the bay and are equipped with modern conveniences.

In Room Amenities

*Private Bathroom with Shower / Bathtub *Hair Dryer *Cable TV *Telephone *Air conditioning
*Safe *Mini-Fridge *Coffee Maker *Iron and Ironing Board *Smoke Alarms.
*Extra Bed is available (upon request) *Air conditioning *Balcony / Terrace with Seating Area
In Addition
*Partial View of Bahia Culebra
*Concierge Service
* Internet Stations
*Fruit Basket
*Bottle of Wine
*Turn Down Service
*Discount in Spa Treatment
*Plush Bath Robes to Wear During Your Stay
DELUXE OCEAN VIEW
Deluxe Ocean View Rooms feature One King or Two Twin Beds
They are designed with chic, neutral colors on crisp linens, natural wood furnishings, tile floors, a private balcony or terrace with partial views of the bay and are equipped with modern conveniences.

In Room Amenities

*Private Bathroom with Shower / Bathtub *Hair Dryer *Cable TV *Telephone *Air conditioning
*Safe *Mini-Fridge *Coffee Maker *Iron and Ironing Board *Smoke Alarms.
*A Crib or Extra Bed is available (upon request) *Air conditioning *Balcony / Terrace with Seating Area
In Addition
Beautiful Ocean Views of Culebra Bay.
ROYAL CLUB JUNIOR SUITE
Royal Club Junior Suite Rooms feature One King or Two Twin Beds
Royal Club is a perfect experience for guests seeking highly personalized attention within the privacy of the resort can enhance their vacation experience with plush accommodations, elegant facilities and added amenities.

Guests will enjoy spacious rooms and suites with luxury accommodations including:
*Private Balcony / Terrace *Luxurious Linens and Pillows *Etro Toiletries *Nightly Turndown Service
*Fruit Basket and Plush Bath Robes *Private Check-in and Check-out Receptions
*Private Bar Service exclusive to the Royal Club members

VIP room amenities in The Royal Club:

*DVD Player *Personal Concierge Service *Stocked Mini Bar
*In-Room Dining *Private Areas *The Royal Club Lounge which is a sophisticated
*Open-Air Drawing Room where guests enjoy cocktails
*Panoramic Ocean Views from Every Seat in the House
DELUXE ROOM
Deluxe Rooms feature One King or Two Twin Beds
They are designed with chic, neutral colors on crisp linens, natural wood furnishings, tile floors, a private balcony or terrace with partial views of the bay and are equipped with modern conveniences.

In Room Amenities

*Private Bathroom with Shower / Bathtub *Hair Dryer *Cable TV *Telephone *Air conditioning
*Safe *Mini-Fridge *Coffee Maker *Iron and Ironing Board *Smoke Alarms.
*A Crib or Extra Bed is available (upon request) *Air conditioning *Balcony / Terrace with Seating Area
ROYAL CLUB LUXURY ROOM
Royal Club Luxury Rooms feature 1 King or 2 Twin Beds
Royal Club is a perfect experience for guests seeking highly personalized attention within the privacy of the resort can enhance their vacation experience with plush accommodations, elegant facilities and added amenities.

Guests will enjoy spacious rooms and suites with luxury accommodations including:
*Private Balcony / Terrace *Luxurious Linens and Pillows *Etro Toiletries *Nightly Turndown Service
*Fruit Basket and Plush Bath Robes *Private Check-in and Check-out Receptions
*Private Bar Service exclusive to the Royal Club members

VIP room amenities in The Royal Club:

*DVD Player *Personal Concierge Service *Stocked Mini Bar
*In-Room Dining *Private Areas *The Royal Club Lounge which is a sophisticated
*Open-Air Drawing Room where guests enjoy cocktails
*Panoramic Ocean Views from Every Seat in the House
GRAND ROMANCE DELUXE
Grand Romance Deluxe Rooms feature One King or Two Twin Beds
They are designed with chic, neutral colors on crisp linens, natural wood furnishings, tile floors, a private balcony or terrace with partial views of the bay and are equipped with modern conveniences.

In Room Amenities

*Private Bathroom with Shower / Bathtub *Hair Dryer *Cable TV *Telephone *Air conditioning
*Safe *Mini-Fridge *Coffee Maker *Iron and Ironing Board *Smoke Alarms.
*A Crib or Extra Bed is available (upon request) *Air conditioning *Balcony / Terrace with Seating Area
In Addition
*Bottle of champagne
*Chocolate Covered Strawberries
*Couples Massage
*First Morning Breakfast in Bed
*Romantic Dinner
*Turn Down Service
*Discount in Spa Treatment
*A Surprise Gift
*Special Amenities for Romantic Occasion and Plush Bathrobes to wear during your stay

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Tennis
Dining
All inclusive
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Ramp access to buildings

Dining

The Snack Bar
Snacks, Cocktails & Drinks
The Italian
Italian cuisine served in a la carte setting. Reservations with Guest Services required.
The Lounge
Elegant surroundings for cocktails & drinks.
The Disco
Late night entertainment with cocktails and drinks.
L'Buffet
Buffet restaurant offering an excellent international cuisine.
Breakfast 7:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.
Lunch 12:30 m.d.- 3:00 p.m.
Dinner7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Snacks 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Lobby Bar
Casual meeting for cocktails & drinks.
D'Oriental
Pan Asian cuisine served in a la carte setting. Reservations with Guest Services required.

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 (84)

Ratings and reviews for Occidental Grand Papagayo - Adults Only All Inclusive

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
84 out of 84
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.6

62% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sarahhubb
Business
benton, IL
Sep 7, 2009

great price great location

awesome place wish the pool bar and snack area was open longer. great excursions offered through hotel

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Washington, DC
Sep 1, 2009

Honeymoon

We went here for our honeymoon and it did not disappoint us. As soon as we walked into the place we were treated like Royalty. The staff was one of the best parts of the whole place! I would recommend this place to anyone (nice place for families as well).

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

The local shopping area was Coco Beach. It cost $40 for a round trip (no matter the group size) from the hotel. All shopping is in US dollars so no need to convert your money.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
lamalo
Business
san francisco ca.
Aug 31, 2009

nice but could be much nicer

food is better at the buffet then in there special resturants. hotel needs more lights around the rooms, wake up calles you have to be happy if you get one.if you like hard bed & pillows you would love this place.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
CANADA
Aug 19, 2009

Great place for a honeymoon!

This hotel is great. The food, alcohol & staff definitely stood out. We were fortunate to be there at the same time as a lot of other honeymooners/couples our age (late 20's/early 30's). The place itself is beautiful & there is so much to do in Costa Rica that this made the hotel a great home base! Tours are plentiful & easy to book at the hotel or from various men down at the beach.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Buffet is by far bettet than the al la carte restuarants although the restaurants are good as well.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mcm
Business
Wilmington, DE
Aug 17, 2009

Occidental Grand Papagayo All Inclusive

I liked this hotel but I wish there was more to do than just go to eat, the pool, and the beach. There weren't really any night time activities.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Currituck North Carolina
Aug 9, 2009

great honeymoon

Simply great! The weather was nice and everybody at the hotel were very helpful, beautiful views and nice beach, the food was excellent with a good variety.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles
Jul 17, 2009

Fantastic getaway for couples and family

Stay in the resort was wonderful. Hotel staffs were very nice and friendly My daughter and I had a great time. looking forward to go back

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Ms. Okay Stay
Business
Columbus, Ohio
Jul 4, 2009

Everything You To Know

The hotel lobby was beautiful! The view is pictured above and it looks identical to what I saw. However, the rooms were a different story. The first room that they attempted to place me in appeared to be "OK" until I took a peek into the bathroom. The shower was supposed to be white but it was so filthy and moldy that it looked more greyish brown than anything else. I asked for a different room. The 2nd room was barely better. There were food crumbs and a previous guests hair piece under the bed but the bathroom looked better at first glance. The shower had black marble tile throughout (so that you couldn't see the dirt as much)but the sink was clogged. There was also one thing missing...A SHOWER CURTAIN! I had to call the front desk 3 times for a curtain! Then, when the cleaning lady finally showed up, she was holding towels instead of a curtain??? I was there for 4 days and I never did receive my shower curtain! Other problems? There seemed to be a shortage of towels and wash clothes all the time. I spoke with other guests and they had similar problems (The hotel would run out and you would have to wait for more to be used and laundered). We also experienced a few short power outages while staying there. Everything goes completely dark. This probably happened about 3 times in 4 days and it is very spooky when it happens at night. Another problem was the fact that they advertise two places to dine for dinner but good luck getting in. The restaurants are always booked. They told us that we would be unable to eat there because both restaurants were booked for the whole week??? Um... let's see, there was a stray cat at the resort that would beg for your food while eating near the pool. There were also large black birds that would swoop down and grab food off of the food bar outside. There were a million bees surrounding the outside drinking bar at the pool so you really couldn't enjoy sitting there. Oh yeah and the sand is not white (due to volcanoes), it's dark. There were a couple of good things about the trip. The staff was friendly and the buffet was pretty good I just wish my room had been cleaner and that I had received a shower curtain. Beware: The hotel offers different tours that you can pay for. I paid for the Panchanga Boat Tour. It's advertised as a "Sunset Boat" with a live band, music, open bar and drinks for $35. The boat was dirty and wet, there was no band and no music! The ATV Tour was much better...

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

The ATV Tour was awesome! A taxi comes to pick you up and takes you over to the ATVs. Then, you ride through rainforests, streams and back in the country. It's beautiful and we saw things like monkeys,chickens,cows and horses (which look very different than our animals in the U.S.). You can also make a special request if there is something that you really want to see and they will take you. We went to an elementary school and the beach.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Aurora, Colorado
Jun 24, 2009

absolutely beautiful

This hotel was exactly what we were looking for, not crowded which was expected for the time of year, peaceful, the most beautiful views no matter which way you turn, staff was amazing, food excellent, and as for being on a very hilly property which I personally would have wanted no other way, anyone who is to stay there with any handycap or disabilities of any kind they were picked up by staff and brought to any location on the resort they wanted to go with no problem. We are definetly going back to the Occidental Grand Papagayo, as soon as we are able. " remarkable " and thank you for handeling everything so well for us, all was perfect. sincerly: Chris and Valinda Carlson

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
los angeles ca
Jun 15, 2009

Great resort for first time traveler..

The Travel Coordinator for the tours was outstanding. The Buena Vista Adeventure day tour was well worth the time and money. If time permits, the day tour to Nicaragua was fantistic.

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

Business

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