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Hacienda Guachipelin Volcano Ranch Hotel & Hot Springs

3 stars
Sector Pailas, Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja., Liberia, Guanacaste,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
10 reviews
First Time To Costa Rica & It Wont Be My Last!

The hotel staff was friendly and very helpful. I traveled alone and was a bit apprehensive about... See full review

  • Sachea
  • Sep 15, 2014
Great place to do it all!

So close to Liberia and great place to start a vacation. Has all the activities on site so you... See full review

  • Almost a senior
  • May 23, 2013
Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin is the best Costa Rican ecotourism lodge for adventure travel and nature lovers, located at the foot of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, near the town of Curubande, in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The Hacienda borders the popular Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Since 1985, Hacienda Guachipelin has also had been hosting a steady flow of visitors, helping them enjoy the natural beauty of the ranch and the neighboring national park, where you will experience volcanic activity as in no other volcano in Costa Rica. Natural hot springs, virgin forests, jungle waterfalls and volcanic mud pots are just some of the many attractions tourists can enjoy during a stay at the Hacienda. Together with its strong involvement in ecotourism, Hacienda Guachipelin continues its traditional work of raising cattle and horses. For the adventurer, there are many activities in the lodge like horseback riding, the Canyon canopy tour, Rio Negro Tubing Adventure, bird watching, as well as trekking to the active craters of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Hacienda Guachipelin is a down to earth, yet comfortable hotel with 52 rooms, all with their private bathroom and hot water. From your room, you can enjoy during the day, the views of the volcano and the hacienda, and relax at night with the real sounds of nature. Outside, wide and inviting verandas await for sharing afternoon chats with fellow travelers. Hacienda Guachipelin is a down to earth, yet comfortable hotel catering to nature lovers and adventure travelers. There are 52 rooms: 30 Standard and 22 Superior coming in the near future. The hotel also offers children's facilities and reception.

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Hacienda Guachipelin Volcano Ranch Hotel & Hot Springs Rooms

STANDARD ROOM
Standard Room with two double beds offers reception area, the swimming pool and the bar, and the cattle corrals. All the rooms have two beds, either two doubles or one double and one single. Its also possible to include an extra single bed upon request. Each room has a private bathroom with hot water heated by the sun on solar panels, air conditioning, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, ceiling fan, color TV, laundry service and non-smoking rooms.
SUPERIOR ROOM
Superior Room with two double beds offers reception area, the swimming pool and the bar, and the cattle corrals. All the rooms have two beds, either two doubles or one double and one single. Its also possible to include an extra single bed upon request. Each room has a private bathroom with hot water heated by the sun on solar panels, air conditioning, Bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, ceiling fan, color TV, laundry service and non-smoking rooms.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Outdoor pool
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Dining

RESTAURANT
The hotel is known for great service, and for having the best food in the area, combining typical national dishes, with international cuisine. From restaurant La Hacienda you can enjoy the views of the Guanacaste lowlands, the city of Liberia, the Liberia International Airport and the coastal lines, or see the vaqueros working with the cattle in the fields.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (10)

Ratings and reviews for Hacienda Guachipelin Volcano Ranch Hotel & Hot Springs

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 10
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hacienda Guachipelin Volcano Ranch Hotel & Hot Springs

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sachea
Business
Brooklyn, NY
Sep 15, 2014

First Time To Costa Rica & It Wont Be My Last!

The hotel staff was friendly and very helpful. I traveled alone and was a bit apprehensive about going into Liberia and surrounding areas alone, but the staff recommended a driver and he was great! The grounds were well maintained, I was greeted every morning by 2 horses. The adventure tours were AMAZING, being able to walk to the waterfalls, go horseback riding and at the foot of the National Park was a HUGE plus. The only downside, is the gate to the private property closes early and I felt as though I had a curfew. But I would definitely stay here again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Go to a restaurant called Soda, you may pass it a few times the sign isnt so visible and it looks like a regular house, but the food was the best I had in Costa Rica, she even made me a banana milk shake!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jrunmom
Business
Houston, Texas
May 30, 2013

Unwinding after a wedding in Tamarindo

After staying at a four star condo in tamarindo for our daughter's wedding, we made a short trip to the hacienda. What a change in accommodations! The hacienda is pretty rustic, but a wonderful location for outdoor adventures. The rooms are nice. We only paid about $42 per night. Very clean and spacious. The beds are not comfortable, though. But we slept okay. For some reason, they put us in the very farthest room from the lobby, even though the hotel was sparsely populated during the off season. It was a bit of a hike. The grounds are beautiful inviting. There is a working cattle ranch (we think not just for tourists) on the property. It was fun to see the caballeros driving the cattle during the day. There are also several really friendly, sweet dogs that will accompany you on walking trips you might want to take. The food is a bit pricey and just okay. The breakfast that is provided is really nice and yummy. The staff is very efficient and really dedicated to helping make guests feel welcome. They honored our attempts at speaking broken Spanish with good humor. But the really cool thing about the Hacienda is that it is next to fantastic natural attractions. You can walk to waterfalls and take buses (provided by the hotel) to hot spring pools and the volcano! Also, adventure tours is right behind the hotel. For $85 we bought the all day adventure pass. It was so much fun! We zip lined and tubed in the canyons. Simply amazing!! They fed us a nice lunch at the hotel. We went horseback riding (that was just okay), and went to the symbiosis spa afterwards. The spa consists of several hot spring pools that straddle the river. When you arrive the attendant hands you a coconut full of warm mud that you can paint on yourself or others. Very nice and relaxing. It's not far from the hotel. The roads that you travel in the shuttle buses are part of the fun. They are very rocky, so don't go with any loose fillings! Buy the $40 video that the staff takes of you right off the bat! They do a wonderful job of customizing the pictures and video clips to you. The volcano is fun too. The two hour (5km) walk is very nice. Bring water. It costs $10 pp to get into the National park. You can't go to the top crater because of volcanic activity, but you can see steam fissures, boiling mud, and other geothermic activity. We would definitely recommend the Hacienda. It's a great value and a lot of fun!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Make sure that you know the bus schedule well, there are long stretches of time between shuttles

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Almost a senior
Business
Decatur, Georgia
May 23, 2013

Great place to do it all!

So close to Liberia and great place to start a vacation. Has all the activities on site so you don't have to make day trips from other locations. The staff was so, so friendly. We stayed 3 nights but 4 nights would have been better. Couldn't have been more relaxing especially since it was the "low" season.

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
treebees
Business
Idaho
Apr 4, 2013

Decent rooms, fast WIFI, lots of staff, excellent activities

We were there two nights and did the adventure day which was really fun: horseback ride, tubing down a little fiver, and zip-line through jungle canopies and river canyons. I would have liked to have had another day to go to the volcano and hot springs, but we had to get to our next destination.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Buffet Lunch was included with the adventure tours.

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Review of Hacienda Guachipelin Volcano Ranch Hotel & Hot Springs

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dangerfield
Business
Chicago, IL
Jan 14, 2013

It was ok

The location of the hotel is great, and the grounds offer plenty to do. The room itself is pretty sparse and in average condition. I would recommend picking up some water, snacks, etc before arriving as these items are in short supply on the ranch. The food was also very average - one tip, stay away from the homemade cheese, I got good poisoning.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Poltergiest
Business
Columbus, Ohio
Dec 23, 2012

Great getaway

Was a great room, the only thing we would change would be the bed sheets with something with more thread count. We knew this was not the Four-Seasons so we went expecting this. There are not too many choices for vegetarians but this being a working ranch I figured that much from the start. We found plenty too eat anyway. We enjoyed the adventure center activities and being out in the middle of nowhere. If you take a horseback ride try to get "Jhonny Walker" as your guide, he was great fun. All the staff we spoke too were friendly and did everything they could to help.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

The bar downstairs serves the same food as the restaurant all day. So if you are hungry outside of dinning hours go there.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Victor L.
Business
Lodi, CA
Jun 28, 2012

Fine for what it is

This hotel is in a great location for visiting Rincon National Park, and the Adventure Tours are fun. However, of all the places we visited in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, this was the only one where the staff was hit or miss. Some of the staff were extremely friendly and helpful while others seemed annoyed that they had to be there. This place might be great for a family, but it wasn't the best for me and my wife.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
CHINTO
Business
CHICAGO,ILL
Mar 4, 2012

GREAT GET AWAY

WE ENJOYED OUR STAY,THE ROOM WAS SPACIOUS,CLEAN AND WE HAD A GREAT TIME . EVERYONE THAT WE TALKED TO WAS COURTEOUS AND FRIENDLY . WE WILL COME BACK .

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

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

HIRE A TAXI DRIVER IN TOWN AND ARRANGE THAT HE PICK YOU UP AT THE END OF YOUR STAY.DON'T PAY MORE THAN 70.00DLRS.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
James A.
Business
New Jersey, USA
Dec 12, 2011

Nice Hotel in the Forest

This is a nice hotel with a horse ranch for horse riding trips in the Rincon de la Vieja National Park. It is also near a canopy ride. The hotel is somewhat overpriced but after all a decent deal. The area around the hotel is decent for hiking and has a hot spring nearby.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a waterfall near the hotel. One can get there after a 30 minute hike. One can swim in the waterfall and jump from the rock.

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Review of Hacienda Guachipelin Volcano Ranch Hotel & Hot Springs

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Michael PP
Business
Princeton, NJ, USA
Dec 6, 2011

wonderful adventure place

This is one of the most memorable places we stayed in Costa Rica. The $80 adventure pass is the best deal for this kind of stuff. They have the most interesting adventure program of all we had in Costa Rica. Tubing down a crazy turbulent river is nothing like you would experience anywhere else. Hotel rooms are large and comfortable. Very quiet though you can hear the sound of a geothermal electric station several miles away. The road was in a reasonable condition so SUV was not required (we had a regular car and did just fine). Totally safe parking at the hotel, the hot springs and at the National Park 5 km away. The buffet restaurant for $18 or so is worth it. Lots of Northern EU tourists when we were there in late Nov.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

Arrive to the hotel at lunch-time and buy 1-day $80 adventure pass and split it between the afternoon and the morning of the next day.

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