$210 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 12, 2015 Check-out: Sep 15, 2015

RIU Guanacaste - All Inclusive

4 stars
View map of Sardinal de Carrillo, Playa Matapalo, Guanacaste,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
323 reviews
Quick getaway

The hotel was very nice- all outdoor concept- could be too hot for some not used to the heat- rooms... See full review

  • JR
  • Aug 10, 2015
Awesome trip

Good food, entertainment and fun. Beaches are a bit Rocky. See full review

  • doc2
  • Aug 10, 2015

Located in a region more reminiscent of the African Savannah, the RIU Guanacaste - All Inclusive is situated in an area unlike any other part of Costa Rica. The hotel is surrounded by grass and woodland and sits on a long stretch of beach, further increasing its appeal. Guests have the opportunity to visit the nearby volcanic regions of Costa Rica and partake in some of the many on-site activities that are run by hotel staff, including water sports, gambling in the casino and working out in the gym. The hotel has buffet style and themed restaurants and five conference rooms.

Rooms

Guests at the RIU Guanacaste - All Inclusive hotel have access to 701 different rooms with a wide selection of themes. All of the accommodation options have private balconies, some of which contain outdoor hot tubs. Included in every room is air conditioning, a mini bar, satellite television, an alarm clock and a safe. A wide selection of bedding options can be provided to suit the needs of couples, lone visitors or families. The mini bar and fridge is restocked every two days. All rooms at the RIU Guanacaste - All Inclusive hotel have wireless Internet (fees apply). Most of the rooms situated in the hotel have stunning views of the seafront and Mata Palo beach. Complimentary use of the gym is available to hotel guests as well as a steam bath and Jacuzzi (18 and older only).

Highlights
  • An abundance of sporting activities to choose from, including tennis, volleyball and golf
  • Fantastic waters for viewing aquatic wildlife, making it the perfect place for diving and snorkeling
  • Chance to experience local culture by meeting real life cowboys in their natural environments
Nearby attractions
  • Boat trip to Playa Coco (0 mi/0.1km)
  • Ocotal Beach (3.4 mi/5.5 km)
  • Congo Canopy Trail (3.3 mi/5.4 km)
  • Hermosa Bay Beach (6.9 mi/11.1 km)
  • Flamingo Beach (7.5 mi/12 km)
  • Four Seasons Golf Course (29.1 mi/46.6 km)
  • Africa Mia Safari Wildlife Tour (30.9 mi/49.4 km)
  • Diria National Park (44.2 mi/71.2 km)

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RIU Guanacaste - All Inclusive Rooms

SUITE
Suite with Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 1 king size bed, separate living room are with sofa. Direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite TV, radio alarm clock, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15 ), iron and ironing board, walk-in closet. Bathroom equipped with hydro massage bathtub. Extra shower cabin, bidet, double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace.
OCEAN VIEW - ROOM
Double Room Ocean View with Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed. Direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite TV, radio alarm clock, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15 ), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower, double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with Ocean view.
SUITE JACUZZI
Suite Jacuzzi Ocean view with Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 1 king size bed, separate living room are with sofa. Direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite TV, radio alarm clock, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15?), iron and ironing board, walk-in closet. Bathroom equipped with hydro massage bathtub, extra shower cabin, bidet, double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with ocean view and private Jacuzzi.
STANDARD - ROOM
Double Room with Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed. Direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite TV, radio alarm clock, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15 ), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower, double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace.
SUPERIOR - ROOM
Double Room Superior with Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed. Direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite TV, radio alarm clock, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15 ), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower, double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with courtyard view.

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
General
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Night club
Solarium
Tennis
Dining
All inclusive
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities
Accessible facilities

Dining

Meals & Snacks
24 hours All inclusive snacks, alcoholic an non-alcoholic beverages.
Main Restaurant
With non-smoking section and terrace, Buffet style with show cooking, serving international and local specialties.
Poolside Restaurant
Buffet style for lunch.
Asian Restaurant
Buffet style for dinner. Reservations required.
Italian Restaurant
la carte for dinner. Reservations required.
Grill Steakhouse Restaurant
la carte for dinner. Reservations required.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

Ratings and reviews for RIU Guanacaste - All Inclusive

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
323 out of 323
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4
Value:
4.1

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of RIU Guanacaste - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
super Travler 1
Single
somewhere ohio
May 29, 2013

very very nice

was pleased with my location of my room an the whole hotel was great!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

massages were great on the beach

Review of RIU Guanacaste - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
richard d.
Family
millburn
Aug 18, 2015

hotel requires a refresh

Overall, the hotel was nice but all of the comments that we read about the food were true. Not good and it had a significant impact on the overall trip. There was a lot of food, but they need to refresh / over haul their cooking staff and those responsible for the menu. The booze flowed and the staff were very friendly but the shows were worse then terrible and they again need to hire professionals to take over the nightly entertainment. And when they say that they have a casino....its a joke.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of RIU Guanacaste - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JR
Couples
N/A
Aug 10, 2015

Quick getaway

The hotel was very nice- all outdoor concept- could be too hot for some not used to the heat- rooms are air condition however. When the breeze blows, it is fine and the evenings were comfortable. More communication is needed about restaurants and early morning breakfasts- many excursions have early morning departure times- no mention of where to eat breakfast or how. Also more information about tipping is needed and tipping should be stressed. The Costa Rican people are the happiest people - Puro Vida!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of RIU Guanacaste - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
doc2
Family
Charleston
Aug 10, 2015

Awesome trip

Good food, entertainment and fun. Beaches are a bit Rocky.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of RIU Guanacaste - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ROSA S.
Couples
N/A
Jul 28, 2015

Average trip

Room cleanliness was below average staff was very nice and food was ok ... View and location was beautiful

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

Couples

Review of RIU Guanacaste - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
George R.
Couples
Wilmington
Jul 26, 2015

Rewarding First Trip to Costa Rico

Happy with our choice! Would return. On the water. Has a sister hotel nearby. Don't need a rental car.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of RIU Guanacaste - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Chris S.
Couples
Kingsburg
Jul 24, 2015

RIU Costa Rica

Beach is below average at best food was bad overall not a 5 star resort.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of RIU Guanacaste - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Fern Brea
Couples
Dallas
Jul 16, 2015

Awesome Place

This resort was honestly one of the best I have ever been to. The location and the amenities in the resort made my trip a fantastic vacation. Barely no need to travel off the grounds unless you are going for a trip around the island. Overall, beautiful plce and wouldn't hesitate to go back!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of RIU Guanacaste - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sergiy L.
Family
N/A
Jul 13, 2015

Great hotel!

Great experience overall. Excellent beach! Whould like to see more dishes selection.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of RIU Guanacaste - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lourdes T.
Family
N/A
Jul 5, 2015

Awesome Family Vacation to Costa Rica

We had a great time at Riu Guanacaste! The place was nice, clean and the staff were very friendly, and super nice! The beach in Carillo was not the best in Costa Rica as compared to the others like in Tamarindo. But overall we had an amazing stay at Riu!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of RIU Guanacaste - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kie
Family
Brooklyn
Jun 13, 2015

Ok hotel food was blah

The beach wasnt as great as I thought it would be and its really really far from the various towns but the staff were amazing.

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

Family

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