$263 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 10, 2015 Check-out: Sep 13, 2015

Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

4 stars
View map of Sardinal del Carrilllo, Playa Matapalo, Guanacaste, -

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
70 reviews
Pura Vida

This hotel was a great place to stay. The staff is warm and friendly. They are eager to please and... See full review

  • Steve P.
  • Aug 9, 2015
Romantic Getaway

This Hotel was great. There was a limitless amount of activities which kept us busy. The food was... See full review

  • AJ.
  • Aug 7, 2015
Beach lovers and holidaymakers seeking for a vibrant getaway in the province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica find ideal base at the luxurious accommodations and beachfront setting of Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive. This all-inclusive resort is situated a few steps to the white sands of Playa Matapalo in the canton of Carrillo. Aside from frolicking on the sands of the beach, visitors can exercise at the fitness center, take a dip in one of four outdoor pools, relax in the whirlpool and steam bath, unwind with relaxing treatments at Renova Spa, and play beach volleyball and billiards at the sports facilities at this resort. Vacationers can also play card/slot games at the casino on site.

Patrons at Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive wake up to a full American buffet breakfast before sampling a variety of delicious international specialties at Arenal, Krystal, Tokio, L'Anfora, and Papagayo Grill and Steakhouse. Guests can also sit back and chill out with tasty treats and drinks at six bars and one ice cream parlor on site. The plush resort also has five conference rooms for social and corporate events.  Medical service (at cost), and Wi-Fi access in the lobby are available for convenience.
Rooms
Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive provides 538 sleek and elegant rooms and suites that are furnished with central air conditioning, Wi-Fi access, telephone, ceiling fan, mini bar, tea/coffee maker, liquor dispenser, safe deposit box, satellite TV, iron/ironing board, and private balcony. Junior Suites have sofa or sofa bed, while Family suites come with hydro massage bathtub. Whirlpool bath suites are appointed with Jacuzzi. Room and turndown services are available.
Highlights
  • All-inclusive beachfront resort with casino
  • Four outdoor pools, whirlpool and Renova Spa
  • Five restaurants, six bars and one ice cream parlor
Nearby attractions
  • Playa Matapalo (nearby)
  • Papagayo Golf and Country Club (8.1 mi/13 km)
  • Hidden Garden Art Gallery (12.4 mi/20 km)
  • Las Baulas National Marine Park (15.6 mi/25 km)
  • Santa Rosa National Park (21.7 mi/35 km)

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Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive Rooms

Junior Suite Garden View
Junior Suite Garden View offers two double or one king like Bathroom amenities, Cable / Color TV, Disabled facilities, Internet access, Room service, Tea making facilities and Telephone. Air conditioning, ceiling fan, living room area with sofa or sofa-bed, direct dial phone, daily replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flat-screen TV, radio, alarm clock, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet, double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace.
Junior Suite Courtyard View
Junior Suite Courtyard View offers two double or one king like Bathroom amenities, Cable / Color TV, Disabled facilities, Internet access, Room service, Tea making facilities and Telephone. Air conditioning, ceiling fan, living room area with sofa or sofa-bed, direct dial phone, daily replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flat-screen TV, radio alarm clock, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet, double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with courtyard view.
Junior Suite Ocean View
Junior Suite Ocean View offers two double or one king like Bathroom amenities, Cable / Color TV, Disabled facilities, Internet access, Room service, Tea making facilities and Telephone. Air conditioning, ceiling fan, living room area with sofa or sofa-bed, direct dial phone, daily replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flat-screen TV, radio alarm clock, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet, double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with ocean view.
Two Bedroom Family Suite
Two Bedroom Family Suite offers offers two double or one king like Bathroom amenities, Cable / Color TV, Disabled facilities, Internet access, Room service, Safe in room, Tea making facilities and Telephone. Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 1 bedroom with 1 king size bed, 2nd bedroom with 2 double beds, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flat- screen TV, radio, alarm clock, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Two bathrooms first one equiped with hydromassage bathtub, by door separate toilet and bidet double sink, hairdryer and amenities kit, second bathroom equiped with shower, one sink. Balcony or terrace.
Suite with Jacuzzi Ocean View
Suite offers one king and sofa bed with amenities like Alarm clock, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Ceiling fan, Color TV, Disabled facilities, Internet access, Room service, Safe in room, Tea making facilities and Telephone. Air conditioning, ceiling fan, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, daily replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flat-screen TV, radio, alarm clock, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet and bidet, doublesink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with private jacuzzi.

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Night club
Solarium
Tennis
Dining
All inclusive
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Dining

Restaurant
The quality of the cuisine offered at the different restaurants of the hotel is exceptional thanks to their chefs, who prepare a variety of dishes, from classic to the most exotic. You'll want to to try each of their menus and thanks to the All Inclusive service; you will be able to enjoy the buffet restaurant or the four different theme restaurants of the hotel.
Arenal
Main Restaurant with terrace.
Krystal
Fusion Restaurant
Tokio
Japanese Restaurant
L'Anfora
Italian Restaurant
Papagayo
Poolside Restaurant/Grill and Steakhouse
Daiquiri
Lobby bar
Capuchino
Ptisserie & Ice Cream Parlor
Tico Tico
Lounge Bar with Terrace
Flora
Plaza Bar

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Conference and Events centre with 5 conference and meeting rooms.

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 Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
70 out of 70
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
3.9
Value:
4.1

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Marc1961
Couples
New York
Dec 11, 2013

Great vacation

Costa Rica is a great place. The Riu Palace was also great. The hotel is beutiful. The staff was very attentive and happy. The food was very good. I highly recomend it for anyone.

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 Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Steve P.
Family
N/A
Aug 9, 2015

Pura Vida

This hotel was a great place to stay. The staff is warm and friendly. They are eager to please and want to meet their customers needs. There was fresh fruit and vegetables available each day. The presentation of food was well done. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Costa Rica, and it was because if the people's warmth and belief in living the good life.

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

Family

Review of Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AJ.
Couples
Arverne
Aug 7, 2015

Romantic Getaway

This Hotel was great. There was a limitless amount of activities which kept us busy. The food was great with a variety of different restaurants. The staff was wonderful and very attentive. Would definitely do another all-inclusive it was great all food and drinks were included. Met some wonderful couples from all over as well.

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

Couples

Review of Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
curtis s.
Friends
des moines
Aug 1, 2015

guys week away

hotel was great. Myself and 2 other buddies went for a week long getaway fishing and drinking. Hotel was perfect for what we were looking for. Staff was excellent. We will be back.

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

Friends

Review of Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ms SAM
Couples
N/A
Jul 30, 2015

Wonderful place to relax

The staff were fantastic. The setting is perfect to unwind and relax. The food was great and there was always some close by. The SPA was the most disappointing part of the hotel. They just didn't seem to care. The side trips were very good as well.

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

Couples

Review of Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The Albany travelers
Family
Albany
Jul 25, 2015

relaxing vacation

Very nice stay, comfortable and relaxing... A bit too reclusive location. The resort can use dedicated pool/beach facilities near those areas(bathrooms) otherwise excellent value!

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 Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
DAMARIS
Couples
N/A
Jul 14, 2015

Vacation

Beautiful hotel , lots to do, has 4 pools and the food was delicious ! We will be staying there again .

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

Couples

Review of Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jessica D.
Friends
Staten Island
May 21, 2015

Awesome Friends Trip

Traveled with 7 girls for a fun, relaxing vacation in Costa Rica. The hotel was beautiful and we had a great time drinking and lounging poolside during the day. The staff was friendly and they had a lot of fun activities throughout the day at the pool. At night after dinner there were shows and also a nightclub. The nightclub drinks are not included in the all inclusive package. Would recommend booking a tour and going zip lining and the hot water springs. We enjoyed this very much. Great trip for the money.

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

Friends

Review of Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sai Ho C.
Couples
Ramsey
May 14, 2015

Perfect vacation beach weather

We were here in Feb of 2014. Love the laid back vibe from the everyone. Weather was sunny 90's everyday. Beach is ok, darker sand than typical Carribean beach. We went elsewhere for snorkeling. We did a ATV / zip line, which highly recommended. Very dry section of Costa Rica. We will definitely go back.

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

Couples

Review of Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ashley B.
Single
N/A
Apr 21, 2015

Fantastic Solo Trip!

The hotel was great, the pool was awesome, and very close walk to the beach. Hotel Staff was very friendly and accommodating. I will definitely be back!

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

Single

Review of Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ryan
Couples
Somerset
Apr 6, 2015

belated honeymoon

Staff were friendly and attentive. Food was plentiful, fresh, and diverse. Location was great and had many options for excursions. Only complaints were that the hallways were loud and echoed into the rooms and the maids were under staffed on busy checkout days and our room didnt get cleaned in a timely fashion.

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

Couples

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